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The Dick Giordano Interview (Part Three of Three)

Posted by on April 2nd, 2010 at 4:35 PM
In the conclusion of this three-part interview, Groth and Giordano ponder comics as an artform, consider the strengths and weaknesses of comics creators circa 1980, and discuss the joy of comics.

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Charles Burns, Chip Kidd, Seth and Chris Ware Panel (Part Three of Three)

Posted by on April 2nd, 2010 at 12:01 AM
The third part (of three) of a never-before-published panel, moderated by Jeet Heer, that occurred October 29, 2005 at the International Festival of Authors in Toronto, Canada.

The Dick Giordano Interview (Part Two of Three)

Posted by on April 1st, 2010 at 2:13 PM
In the second portion of a three-part interview, Giordano discusses cartoonists' attempts to organize, Neal Adams, Alex Toth, inking, and "that prostitution mentality."

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Charles Burns, Chip Kidd, Seth and Chris Ware Panel (Part Two of Three)

Posted by on April 1st, 2010 at 12:01 AM
The second part (of three) of a never-before-published panel in which Seth and Chip Kidd discuss their respective thought processes for designing Peanuts, Heer puts Chris Ware on the psychiatrist's couch, and Charles Burns reveals the best 16 oz. cheap beer to buy (if it were 1973).

The Dick Giordano Interview (Part One of Three)

Posted by on March 31st, 2010 at 11:35 PM
tcj.com reprints Gary Groth's 1980 interview with editor, inker and penciler Dick Giordano — who passed away March, 27, 2010 — from TCJ #62. At the time of the interview, Giordano had been editor in chief at Charlton, and would become an executive editor and vice president at DC.

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Making the Rounds

Posted by on March 31st, 2010 at 3:27 PM

Ken Meyer Jr.’s piece on Gary Groth’s Fantastic Fanzine, forerunner to The Comics Journal.

Charles Burns, Chip Kidd, Seth and Chris Ware Panel (Part One of Three)

Posted by on March 31st, 2010 at 12:01 AM
The first part (of three) of a never-before-published panel, moderated by Jeet Heer, that occurred October 29, 2005 at the International Festival of Authors in Toronto, Canada.

Guttergeek SUNDAY FUNNIES: the Oddball edition

Posted by on March 22nd, 2010 at 3:40 AM

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After a day of computer crashes (and bracket busters) this week's Sunday Funnies is finally up at guttergeek...

Thoughts on Thurber: The Owl In the Attic

Posted by on March 20th, 2010 at 8:03 AM
Rob reviews the 1931 collection of James Thurber's essays and cartoons, THE OWL IN THE ATTIC (AND OTHER PERPLEXITIES) (Universal Library).

McGregor’s Detectives, Inc.: Artless, Prating Emotionalism

Posted by on March 19th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
Don McGregor and Marshall Rogers' 1980 graphic novel, Detectives Inc., was recently reprinted. Here is Kim Thompson's review of the original edition, which ran in TCJ #59 (October 1980).

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