Posts Tagged ‘Howard Chaykin’

Garth Ennis’s Knights of the Sky, Part One: The Phantom Eagle

Posted by on January 19th, 2011 at 12:01 AM

In this six-part essay, Kristian Williams tracks Garth Ennis’ treatment of aerial combat across various titles. In Part One, he looks at War is Hell: The First Flight of the Phantom Eagle, which places the classic Fawcett/Marvel hero in World War I, and stresses how badly his heroic ideals and his peculiarly American arrogance clash with the nature of a big, bloody, pointless war.

TCJ Audio Archive: Howard Chaykin

Posted by on March 29th, 2010 at 6:53 AM

 

Just posted to our multimedia page: A series of extended excerpts from Kim Thompson’s 1987 interview with the American Flagg! creator, who discussed the series that made his mark, as well as Blackhawk, Time2, his approach to the medium, genre fiction, ethnicity in comics, human nature, and much, much more. Originally recorded for Amazing Heroes #132.

Alex Dueben interviews Ho Che Anderson (Part One of Two)

Posted by on March 25th, 2010 at 12:01 AM

Ho Che Anderson will likely always be associated with King, the three-volume biography of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., which was published by Fantagraphics in single-issue form between 1993-2002 before being collected in a single volume, and rereleased in hardcover this year. For some of us, our first introduction to Anderson’s work was a series of gritty urban relationship tales — Young Hoods in Love, I Want to Be Your Dog, Pop Life — a little more sexual and frank than most comics, with an expressionistic style defined by mood and lighting.

Chaykin’s Crusade

Posted by on March 23rd, 2010 at 2:44 PM

Howard Chaykin is back, triumphant, with the four-issue miniseries Dominic Fortune, which revives the Chaykin rake from the mid-1970s in an orgy of nonstop tasteless, sexist and racist action set in the Depression years of yore.

*Contains NSFW images.

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TCJ 300 Conversations: Howard Chaykin & Ho Che Anderson

Posted by on December 18th, 2009 at 1:35 AM

 

I started working with Ho Che Anderson when he answered a call Fantagraphics put out for sex comics; the result was a five-issue series, later compiled into a graphic novel, I Want To be Your Dog. Ho then …

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Ng Suat Tong On Lettering – Old and New

Posted by on December 15th, 2009 at 10:15 AM

Most people with an interest in Chinese brush painting realize that the calligraphy frequently found at the edge of such pieces form as much a part of the art as the image itself. Chinese calligraphy is of course a major …

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