Do we really need another book-length history of manga? Especially so soon on the heels of John Lent’s excellent Asian Comics, published just a few years ago? Turns out, yes. Mangasia: The Definitive Guide to Asian Comics, by comics expert Paul Gravett, is a very important addition, with a great deal to recommend it.
Heller shares a selection of work by Arthur Wragg, an illustrator who is perhaps best known for his books with religious themes published by Selwyn & Blount—such as Jesus Wept (1935).
If there was a designer “best of the best ofs” list for comics, My Favorite Thing is Monsters would easily be 2017's winner. As it is, Emil Ferris' breakthrough, groundbreaking graphic novel seems to have appeared on practically every comics-centric books-of-the-year list.
When Laura Crawford was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease, she had different reactions, responses and outcomes, including becoming more visual than in her pre-PD days. Here, she visually describes her journey and talks with Heller about her yet-to-be-published book, C Is For Caregiver.
Heller talks with Peter de Sève about his collecting habits and passions as a new exhibit on view at the Society of Illustrators in New York City showcases de Sève's inspirational private collection of artwork by his own heroes.
One of the most controversial subway posters to hang in NYC was a famously searing portrait of Che Guevara. Starting this week, it will hang in the space that will contain Poster House, a new museum on West 23rd Street in Manhattan, devoted to the art of the poster.
Obsessed with dots? You're in luck. From 1950s-era Harvey Comics' Little Dot to shows by avant-garde art’s latest superstar, Yayoi Kusama, the concept of dots in endless, relentless repetition is alive and prospering.
Good Housekeeping included many luminary writers over its long run and was also a key outlet for female illustrators including Jesse Wilcox Smith, Rose O'Neill (The Kewpies) and Rita Senger.
If you're lucky enough to be in Paris, visit Joost Swarte's exhibition at the Gallerie Martel. "New Yorkers" runs from January 19 to March 17 at 17, rue Martel 75010 Paris.
During its heyday, the Malik-Verlag—a left-wing publishing house in Berlin—was a powerful influence on the development of satire in writing and graphic design in layout.