The cats were entering middle age and felt despair. They had come to realize that life was not a project one could complete successfully. Life was not a treat.
The cartoonist on her new book of comics, embracing intensity, and returning to her artistic origins.
A collaboratively drawn comic.
A selection of pages from Hands Up, Herbie!, a graphic biography of the artist and educator Herb Perr.
Painted on Yupo paper with water-soluble crayon, watercolor pencil, water brush, paper towel, and Q-tip.
An embarrassing incident at the Kremlin (from 2015? was it 2016?): in which women invited to an International Woman’s Day photo with Mr. Vladimir Putin arrive in high heels, much to the fear of Mr. Putin’s staff who are there to witness several tall women towering over the Russian Federation president.
Devon Marinac is a visual artist whose practice includes painting, drawing, collage, and zine making, often in combination. Devon was born in British Columbia, raised in Mississauga, and currently resides in Toronto.
The second issue of Canadian cartoonist Julie Doucet’s Dirty Plotte begins with a four-panel strip called “Month of December.” We see the author standing on the edge of a highway overpass, looking down. She remarks “Christmas is coming… / Snif, it’s cold.…” She hurls herself off the ramp, yelling “And I’m gonna die!!!?”
Sammy Stein is a French artist and publisher. His work has been shown in institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris, Printed Matter, the French Institute of Tokyo, Essential Store, as well as book fairs including the New York Art Book Fair, Tokyo Art Book Fair, Safari, and Festival International de la Bande Dessinée d’Angoulême.
“Tiny Tim lived there, stirring beans and frying eggs in a kitchenette in the closet.”
Bianca Stone is a poet and visual artist. She runs the Ruth Stone Foundation in Goshen, Vermont, and her new book, The Möbius Strip Club of Grief, is forthcoming from Tin House Books.
It was one year ago (June 25, 2015), at Poets House, right before the late Bill Berkson’s reading began, that I casually said hi to him and he, always a generous and prolific collaborator with artists, said, “Let’s talk.”
Daniel Clowes, renowned comics artist, talks about his newly reissued The Death-Ray and his distaste for superheroes and wrestling.