Dooley digs into the ways Midcentury California artists exploited and drew influence from comics like Flash Gordon with adventurous vitality.
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.
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?
No doubt about it: Al Capp engaged in depraved behavior. Most disgraceful was his attempted rape of a number of women, from college co-eds to Grace Kelly. And, as the interview below suggests, there may be more. Capp also created Li’l Abner, once one of America’s most acclaimed comic strips. It began in 1934,...