At the L.A. Times Festival of Books a few weeks back, graphic novelists took part in a riveting discussion, answering the following: What other cartoonists have inspired you? What’s the value of higher education for comics artists? And what’s up with the future of digital comics?
Collage Artist Justin Lieberman cuts Up Tibor Kalman, advertising, censorship, and his own “Nasty and Abusive” book.
In The Winter Brothers v. DC Comics, two musicians sued the comic book company for a Jonah Hex parody that made their likenesses into worm monster villains.
Cartoonist-writer-editor Bhob Stewart's death erupts a flood of memories for Imprint contributor Michael Dooley.
Cartoonist Craig Yoe professes his love for comic books, but not today's. Yoe loves the "horror, crime and twisted animation-style comic books of the past."
Mike Diana has been dubbed the "Godfather of Internet Rage Art." Michael Dooley explores why he's so angry.
As Carol A. Wells sees it, “The best posters are powerful and influential. The worst are quickly forgotten.” Wells is an art historian and curator who also oversees the largest collection of socially engaged post-WWII graphics in the U.S. And she’s one of seven design experts who curated Serigrafía, a survey of posters that...
Michael Dooley expands upon his 12-page feature for Print’s February issue by examining several examples of comic books and graphic novels that have stirred up controversy and criticism in schools and libraries in the United States.
A poster for Spike Lee’s latest movie may be a ripoff. But it’s not the first time he’s faced accusations of unlawful design “appropriation.” Eighteen years ago, Saul Bass himself was pointing the finger. First, the latest incident. It began when an ad agency hired L.A.-based freelancer Juan Luis Garcia, whose poster design...
Are editorial decisions really censorship? When I discussed the issue with Ted Rall, America’s most widely read alternative editorial cartoonist, he was unequivocal: “To edit is to censor. It’s true. Look it up in the dictionary.” And thus, his latest blog column headline is “I have been censored by Daily Kos.” I recommend that you...