If it’s a nearly 300-page graphic novel about the history of crossword puzzles, and it’s titled Fun, then it better be pretty damn entertaining. And yes, Italian artist Paolo Bacilieri delivers the fun, both narratively and visually.
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.
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.
Amid the rise of fake news, Michael Dooley revisits a 2000 AIGA Journal profile of iconic satirist Paul Krassner and his pioneering publication, The Realist.
JT Steiny’s caricatures—especially with their liberal use of nudity, sex, and scatology—are meant to upset, provoke and even outrage.
The Presidential candidate may be convenient for cheap laughs, but Harvey Kurtzman’s Trump, a witty graphic humor magazine, deserves our serious respect.
Don’t say you weren’t told. WARNING! Graphic Content: Political Cartoons, Comix and the Uncensored Artistic Mind has well over 350 controversial illustrations by artists from around the world and throughout history. They deal with extremes of political, cultural, sexual, racial, and, yes, religious issues. It’s also an ebook, enhanced with plenty of video and...
These two recently released comics-based biographies of cartoonists are the firsts of their kind, and combined, they cover around 100 comics pioneers.
Robert “R.” Crumb is one of my favorite artists. Underground cartoonist, designer, illustrator, “drawer”—they all seem like inadequate titles when attached to his body of work. There was a show recently at the Society of Illustrators in New York City that solidly put a piece of punctuation on all the admiration I have for...