When graphic designers hear the phrase “literary scholar,” they might just wince. After all, they tend to value (1), clear communication and (2), a just-so balance between the visual and the verbal. And even the thought of reading works by a literary scholar who specializes in the fun subject of comics can conjure up...
The New York Times got it wrong about the highly hyped Batman #50 with its description of the caped crusader’s nuptials to Catwoman.
Finally! There’s a smart, insightful book that critically examines the works one of America’s most important comics writer-artists of the past half-century.
Chris Ware’s Building Stories blew apart entrenched meanings of “book” and “graphic novel.” So how does he top that? Well, now there’s Monograph. Let's have a look inside.
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.
Fletch Hanks was described as "the most bonkers comic book creator ever." He created with a distinctive voice unlike any other, for better or worse.
In memory of 1960s underground comix artists Skip Williamson and Jay Lynch, Michael Dooley explores some of their most distinctive work.
Calling all fans of animation, history, satire, illustration and more: Explore Michael Dooley's comprehensive list of comics books and graphic novels from 2016.
Steven Heller talks with Art Spiegelman about the new edition of Si Lewen's wordless narrative "The Parade."
Michael Dooley delves into the work of French Charlie Hebdo illustrator Joann Sfar, whose Instagram images have sparked controversy.