Lounger Issue 1 on ComiXology

Lounger Part 1 is live on ComiXology. This issue contains the first 49 pages of the story. Edited and in color. There will be three issues in total. Part two will contain pages 50-93 and ...

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I’m going to start a newsletter to give people occasional updates about what I’m working on and what’s available. As encouragement to sign up for it, I’ve put together a 30-page pdf preview of the ...

The Prehistory of the Graphic Novel

Whatever the term “graphic novel” actually means, it is one that rose to mainstream use in the 1980s. But most people seem to agree that the term was first applied in 1978 to Will Eisner’s ...

Ishii, Arriola, and stereotypes

The MoMA just posted a comics biography of Ruth Asawa done by Jillian Tamaki. On the second page, Tamaki mentions Chris Ishii and a comic strip created about life at the Japanese-American concentration camps. I ...

Jesse Hamm, 1975-2021

I was shocked to hear on the morning of the 12th that the cartoonist Jesse Hamm had died suddenly. Jesse, as he was for many of us, was my ambassador into the community of comics. ...

Ink Test

When I write about inks, I tend to focus on their blackness, consistency, and flow. Of course, there is a more fundamental concern: will the ink work on the paper that you want to use? ...

Tree and Roots

When it comes to memoir, I can’t seem to get my head round a full narrative. Yet I keep having ideas that I want to try out. So, at least for now, I guess whatever ...

Deleter 4 Ink

I’ve heard about the Deleter inks for a long time, but had never tried any of them. This is partly because I got into pen-and-ink before the boom in interest in manga in the U.S. ...