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Mid-Life Creative Imperatives Part 3 (of 3)

Posted by on February 26th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
The Journal began publishing almost the same month that Art Spiegelman and Bill Griffith’s underground comix anthology Arcade ended — as good an event as any to signal the last whimper of the underground movement.

Rich Kreiner’s Yearlong Best of the Year: Action Philosophers!

Posted by on February 24th, 2010 at 1:00 PM

 

The More Than Complete Action Philosophers is out to prove “that philosophy is not just the province of boring tweed-clad college professors.”

Drinky Crow’s Maakies Treasury by Tony Millionaire

Posted by on February 22nd, 2010 at 9:00 AM
As a whole this book is deeply satisfying in a fundamentally philosophical way. It readily concedes — and advances! — our basal, venal (and OK, perverse) traits.

Douglas Wolk interviews Kevin O’Neill Part Five (of Five)

Posted by on February 22nd, 2010 at 12:01 AM
*exclusive to the Web and tcj.com

 

Previously: PART ONE, PART TWO, PART THREE, PART FOUR

Douglas Wolk interviews Kevin O’Neill Part Four (of Five)

Posted by on February 19th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
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* some images in this article are NSFW Previously: PART ONE, PART TWO, PART THREE

Douglas Wolk interviews Kevin O’Neill Part Three (of Five)

Posted by on February 18th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
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Written by Tom Peyer, art by Kevin O'Neill ©1998 DC Comics.
Previously: PART ONE, PART TWO

Rich Kreiner’s Yearlong Best of the Year: Tales Designed to Thrizzle

Posted by on February 17th, 2010 at 1:00 PM

A while back, in designating R. Sikoryak’s Masterpiece Comics as the most fun book of last year, I made it easier on myself by not considering Michael Kupperman’s Tales Designed to Thrizzle Volume One. This is a collection of

Douglas Wolk interviews Kevin O’Neill Part Two (of Five)

Posted by on February 17th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
*exclusive to the Web and tcj.com Kevin O'Neill talks to Wolk about Marshal Law, Metalzoic and movie adaptations.
©2002 Patt Mills & Kevin O'Neill

 

Previously: PART ONE

R. C. Harvey on R. Crumb’s The Book of Genesis

Posted by on February 16th, 2010 at 9:00 AM
It took a four-year, monastic-like effort to adapt every word of the first book of the Bible in distinctive pen and ink, but Crumb did it and produced what has been described as a “relentlessly faithful rendition of the first 50 chapters of the Bible by an apostle of the 1960s and sometimes profane progenitor of underground comics.”

 

©2008 R.Crumb.

Douglas Wolk interviews Kevin O’Neill Part One (of Five)

Posted by on February 16th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
*exclusive to the Web and tcj.com For most of the past decade, Kevin O’Neill’s been drawing a series that shows off his gifts for dramatic pacing, fuming caricature, stylistic pastiche and outlandish invention: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, a cracked rampage through the history of pulp fiction. Written by Alan Moore, it’s run intermittently since 1999 (and inspired a disastrous 2003 movie), and has featured some of O’Neill’s most uproarious and thrilling artwork. (As with his idol Will Elder’s work, every reading reveals new details to giggle over.) The 2007 League volume The Black Dossier, in particular, is a visual tour de force, with its narrative sequences punctuated by spot-on parodies of vintage British boys’ comics, Art Deco, Tijuana bibles and more, culminating in a flabbergasting psychedelic 3-D freakout. O’Neill is currently working on a League project called Century, whose three volumes are set in 1910, 1968 and the present day; the second volume is due from Top Shelf in October. I spoke to him via phone in August, 2009.

 

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