A Failed Experiment

— Always on the lookout for ways to avoid the ill effects of holiday over-indulgence, I thought this year I would put my own skills in the traces and draw everything I ate. The logic behind this seemed sound enough: …

The Patron Saints of Illustration

— As a kid, I envied Catholics. In my mostly Irish and Italian hometown, most folks answered to the Pope. (My own religious upbringing could best be described as “haphazardly Unitarian.”) The few Masses I attended with friends filled me …

Dispatches from the Small Press Expo

— The 2009 Small Press Expo in Bethesda, Maryland, celebrated its 15th anniversary this year. As in years past, the conference was a treasure-trove for the comics fan and comics producer alike, with full slate of panels and more than …

Down Argentine Way

— “I saw a really bad knockoff of one of my characters painted on a kiosk, and I felt like ‘Yes! I’ve finally made it!’  ” says Argentina’s Ricardo Siri Liniers, known by his nom de comics, Liniers. The artist …