Biographical

Walt Disney’s First Star: The Virginia Davis Interview

JOHN PROVINCE talks with Virginia Davis, the first star in Walt Disney’s fledgling studio Note: This interview first appeared in Hogan’s Alley #3,… more »

Comics History

When the Bungles Mixed It Up with Their Neighbors on the Battlegrounds of Sunken Heights

BILL BLACKBEARD examines The Bungle Family, the Great Domestic Epic of the Newspaper Strips Note: Throughout the article, click on the art to… more »

Comics History

Crossing the Color Line (in Black and White): Franklin in “Peanuts”

Like many other venues in 1960s America, the comics page was essentially racially segregated. The diversification of the comics required the mainstream acceptance… more »

Features

Cartoonists on the Loose: The 2013 Reuben Award Photo Album!

The glitz! The glamour! The chilling sight of alcohol-based life forms poured into tuxedos! We want to share with you our photo album… more »

Comics History

Madge’s Magic: A Look at a Forgotten Graphic Masterpiece

Jenny E. Robb and Richard D. Olson examine Madge, the Magician’s Daughter by the little-known W.O. Wilson. In 1906 and 1907, W.O. Wilson… more »

Biographical

I Remember Abner: An Interview With Al Capp’s Biographers

Monster. Genius. The P.T. Barnum of the comics. Or the Rabelais of the comics. Call “Li’l Abner” creator Al Capp any of the… more »

Comics History

Whatever Happened to Total TeleVision productions?

The story behind the Total TeleVision studio—birthplace of Underdog and Tennessee Tuxedo, among many other characters—has contained more questions than answers. Mark Arnold… more »

Comics History

Excavating Bedrock: Reminiscences of “The Flintstones”

John Province talks to some of the key architects of the modern Stone Age family. When you’re with the Flintstones, you’ll have a… more »

Biographical

Blake Superior: The Bud Blake Interview

Rob Stolzer talks to Bud Blake, who retired after producing nearly 40 years of Tiger (Note: This interview originally appeared in Hogan’s Alley… more »

Comics History

The Oral History of SpongeBob SquarePants

More than a decade has passed since Stephen Hillenburg’s porous protagonist established Bikini Bottom as a must-see outpost of popular culture. Tom Heintjes… more »