Illustrated Classics of African-American Literature

Students: If you plan to cheat on your book reports, take a look at Graphic Classics. As Art Spiegelman put it, “Comics are a gateway drug to literacy”; for the visually oriented, this series will open doors to literature. It’s also …

Long Beach Comic Con: My "7 Highlights" List

  These days, the so-called San Diego “Comic”-Con‘s main attraction is sugary TV and movie confectionery. But if you enjoy graphic novels and cartoons – and, well, scary stuff – you may have attended the recent Comic & Horror Con …

Will Eisner's Preventive Maintenance

If you’re a Will Eisner fan, as I am, you may have thought that everything he’s done has been reprinted – from The Spirit to “A Contract With God” to his last graphic novels, including “The Plot: The Secret Story …

Portraits of Comic Book Artists as Graphic Designers

Comics as literature … Maus 1991, check. Comics as art … Masters of American Comics 2005, check. Comics as graphic design … hmm. Among the 100,000-plus at last week’s San Diego Comic-Con, the place was plentiful with designers – Chip …