Michael Harvey's Life of Letters

I have known Michael Harvey, the British book jacket designer / lettercutter / type designer, for nearly thirty years. And I have known his work for far longer, having first discovered it in Erik Lindegren’s ABC of Lettering and Printing …

Today's Obsession: Marwencol

Here’s an interesting way of seeing the world: externalized autobiography. Mark Hogancamp was beaten so badly in 2000 that he slipped into a coma, and is now regaining his sense of self and his motor skills by creating miniature vignettes …

What Harvey Pekar Did For Comics

Harvey Pekar did not invent autobiographical comics. In the American comics tradition alone, the pioneering female cartoonist Fay King regularly inserted herself as a character in her Jazz Age cartoons and comic strips. Robert Crumb, the illustrator of some of …