Comics History

Funny Business: The Rise and Fall of Johnstone and Cushing

Dik Browne ran through the lobby shrieking, his bloody shirt tattered and flapping in his wake. Al Stenzel, art director at Johnstone and… more »

Biographical

The Johnny Hart Interview

Note: This interview was originally published in Hogan’s Alley #2, 1995. Johnny Hart is the most self-effacing of geniuses. He is the quiet… more »

Features

Westward Ho! The 2017 Reuben Awards Weekend in Pictures

In late May, members of the National Cartoonists Society convened in Portland, Oregon, for the organization’s annual meeting. Awards were given, old friendships… more »

Biographical

Russell Johnson and “Mister Oswald”: A Tale of Two Proprietors

“Dual careers” hardly begins to describe Russell Johnson, who produced the Mister Oswald strip for an astonishing 62 years while also running a… more »

Biographical

An Interview with C.C. Beck

The following interview is a compilation of a series of interviews I conducted with Charles Clarence Beck in the middle and late 1980s.… more »

Comics History

Eisner Wide Open

Will Eisner was a cartooning visionary when the notion seemed preposterous. Now, having produced work that has been published in eight different decades,… more »

Comics History

Big Deals: Comics’ Highest-Profile Moments

 A woman dies. A baby is born. A man and a woman wed. Everyday events occurring everywhere and therefore unremarkable. Or so you… more »

Comics History

The Deadliest Ads Alive!

With the world grown smaller and the Far East drawn so near, it’s hard to imagine a time when martial arts had an… more »

Biographical

Alex Raymond’s Last Ride

Stan Drake talks about surviving the fatal car wreck that took Alex Raymond’s life—was it an accident or suicide? By Arlen Schumer The… more »

Biographical

Not Seen but Not Forgotten: The Invisible Scarlet O’Neil

Since the Invisible Scarlet O’Neil’s debut in 1940, there have been many other super powered heroines, but Scarlet was the first. Mike Gordon… more »

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