E. Simms Campbell was an indispensable part of Esquire’s birth in the early 1930s. He established its visual style. He invented the original Esky character. And, in the words of its founding editor Arnold Gingrich, his full-page color cartoons “catapulted the magazine’s circulation from the start.” Campbell may also be the first African-American illustrator...
Michael Dooley explores Popular Skullture: The Skull Motif in Pulps, Paperbacks, and Comics, a book dedicated to vintage skull art.
With The Art of the Simon and Kirby Studio with an Introduction by Mark Evanier and an Afterword by Jim Simon, learn more about Jack Kirby and Joe Simon, the duo who invented noteworthy characters like Captain America and Sandman, conceived the idea of romance comics, and created a new standard for the genres...
The bold new Criterion Designs coffee table-sized hardcover includes video packaging designs that are a joy to behold. Michael Dooley explores.
Jack Kirby was arguably the most important comic book creator of the 20th century. But who has the rights to his creations? The Supreme Court may weigh in.
In honor of this year’s Banned Books Week's focus on banned comics and graphic novels, cartoonist Keith Knight talks about getting the newspaper boot.
Legendary artist and writer Neal Adams talks creators' rights, social issues in art and—of course—comics, sans filter.
These two recently released comics-based biographies of cartoonists are the firsts of their kind, and combined, they cover around 100 comics pioneers.
Why should designers spend their time at comic book conventions? Find out in this comic-con guide.
Comics expert Michael Dooley talks with acclaimed visual artists Trevor Goring and Aaron Sowd about the process of creating storyboards and comics - across print to digital media.