Before the Doublemint Twins put Wrigley's gum in America's mouths and minds of gum-chewing millions, the trade characters that most stuck as effective mnemonics were the Spearmen
On this Independence Day, let's get behind the candidate the D's and R's can support. (From Cartoons Magazine, the Daily Show of its day.)
With censorship growing in the comic world, Howard Chaykin's Black Kiss II is now among the most forbidden comics, including The Story of O.
I can't say I think of Planters' Mr. Peanut as a source of historical data, but this colorful little "Paint Book" from 1935 would seem to indicate otherwise.
Peter Kuper’s seen it all. And he wants us to see it, too. So he draws it for us in comic books.
In 1936, the former speakeasy and NYC restaurant-club, Jack & Charlie's "21" (what we now know as The 21 Club) published, "The Iron Gate" as a self-promotional tool.
Black Scat Publishing is responsible for visual and literary books, including "Nickle Noir: the Art of John Nickle". Founder Norman Conquest provides insight into his evolution in the publishing world. "There's nothing wrong with digital books, mind you, but only as a convenience. An accessory. Not a replacement!" he says.
Before Instagram, photo albums required considerable manual labor to keep fresh and current. There were various ways, but one of the most popular was a tracing method, in this case known as Rite-a-Title. You could “Write a Title in a brilliant, permanent white without pen or ink” and “Decorate snapshots with humorous sketches.” It...
George W. Bush: Painter of Pooches If you’ve missed not having George W. Bush to kick around, heeeeee’s back. First, the opening of his presidential library. Second, news that he’s joined the likes of Winston Churchill and has become a painter. There is an impulse, of course, to be a snark about the former...
Stan Mack’s “Real Life Funnies” strip, created in the mid-1970s for the “Village Voice,” presaged the documentary comics of artists such as Art Spiegelman and Joe Sacco. And now it appears that his Print feature from 17 years ago also anticipated today’s digital communications environment. Here’s Mack’s personal, behind-the-scenes details about one such story....