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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

George Luks: The “Other” Yellow Kid Artist

R.F. Outcault is rightly remembered and revered as the creator of the seminal Yellow Kid, but George Luks created a competing version of… more »

A Look Back at the Simon and Kirby Studio: Q&A with Mark Evanier

We’ve been enjoying Mark Evanier’s wonderful new book about the legendary Simon and Kirby studio, which is titled (appropriately enough) The Art of… more »

Getting Hy on Comics: A Profile of Hy Eisman

MARK SQUIREK interviews Hy Eisman, the Zelig of the comics Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in Hogan’s Alley #15. GHOST ARTISTS SELDOM… more »

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