http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/07/12/harvey-pekar-who-chronicled-ordinary-lives-in-american-splendor-comics-dies/?src=me Harvey Pekar, one of my all-time favorite comics writers died yesterday. He was 70. I first learned about Harvey from a valued penpal of mine, Marty Pahls, in the early ’80s. I was a struggling small press comics creator at the time and Marty was a key figure in my development as a writer [...]
Category Archive for 'Autobiographical Comics'
I’ve got a big batch of autobiographical comics I just purchased here by Justin Green, Carol Tyler, Joe Chiappetta, Denny Eichhorn, Vaughn Bode, and Jim Valentino. I want to write semi-informal blog reviews of them in the days to come. Dan W. Taylor — mentioned elsewhere on this site — sent me a new “old [...]
The first episode of MISFIT’S JOURNEY has been up on the web for only 2 1/2 weeks, but I’ve already had, as of this writing, 833 visitors to its series page (the page where you access the actual story). The Comics Journal thread I mentioned last time has died down now, but I enjoyed it, [...]
I haven’t posted here for a bit, and I thought it would be a good idea to post an update on the status of the autobiographical “Mistaken Identity” strip that will soon appear on this site. (Archived blog entries on it are here.) Site traffic is up quite a bit. (Perhaps the word is spreading [...]
Someone posted a terrific response to my FIRST Perils Of Autobio Comics post (which can be found here), and — largely because of holiday madness, a new girlfriend, and my obsession with 3d software — I never got around to responding it. As you can see, the post refers to a New York Times article [...]
Here’s yet another post I’ve been wanting to get out of the shoot for quite some time. As I’ve noted on this site, my next round of comics will be autobiographical. (I’m not giving out timelines or release dates at this point, but the stories are on my mind constantly and will happen. I’ll go [...]
I was just reading an e-mail from newave comix legend Steve Willis that I got a good smile out of. Steve said, “During the last few months I’ve been too busy grappling with real life — guess I’m doing field work for a future comic!” Creating comics helped Harvey Pekar survive cancer and me survive [...]