Friday, January 30 2015
Today the Iconographies proudly presents the magic of Eric Powell’s the Goon as it draws to a close. Maybe.
Thursday, January 29 2015
The businessman bad guy is nothing new. Lex Luthor and Wilson Fisk (the Kingpin) both come to mind immediately as classic comicbook villains whose main source of power is their wealth. And they’re not the only examples…
Friday, January 23 2015
Hinterkind focuses on characterization, developing its cast intelligently and deliberately so that everyone is fully formed and multi-faceted.
Monday, January 19 2015
How writers Civil Rights Movement Icon Congressman John Lewis, co-author Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell's March: Book One push us to one, inescapable conclusion -- everybody needs to go to Selma. Now, more than ever.
Friday, January 16 2015
It’s never about confidence, it’s about doubt, Lasko-Gross, the transgressively intelligent creator of Henni, reminds me.
Wednesday, January 14 2015
In the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo attacks, what I want more than anything is for art to be redemptive for any who view it, and for comics to be transformative.
Friday, January 9 2015
Back in 2012 we wrote Alex Segura an open letter. In the closing days of 2014, Alex wrote one of his own.
Friday, December 19 2014
Who better to talk about the future of the comics industry than someone who’s been inventing the future of comics for nearly four decades now? To wrap up this year, we sit down for a full session with Dark Horse Publisher and President Mike Richardson.
Wednesday, December 17 2014
With a mind as encyclopedic as Scott Snyder’s all interviews seem to become a single interview. And talking about Wytches #3 (released today) also means talking about parental love, childhood fears and the Senate Intelligence Committee report on the CIA.
Friday, December 12 2014
Paul Duffield takes us back to the power of Frank Miller’s Daredevils, where the vertical sunless, steel-and-glass canyons of Manhattan, were always repurposed as horizontal spaces.
Thursday, December 11 2014
Today on the Iconographies we begin with Ken Kesey’s Sometimes a Great Notion, and work our way through Revival and Rachel Rising to Gotham?!
Friday, December 5 2014
This year, Alfred E. Neuman puts his hands up against the pure Dumb of racism, football field not included.
Thursday, December 4 2014
Captain America is black. Of course he is. Perhaps he always was.
Friday, November 21 2014
At a time when we failed to fully understand the implications of webcomics, Paul Duffield helped define the new medium, both as a cultural phenomenon and as a commercial vehicle for artists.
Thursday, November 20 2014
There is a corner of the British comics industry that is forever devoted to the portrayal of warfare.
Thursday, November 13 2014
The reason Ms. Marvel is so capable of dealing with the enormous shifts in her life is that, underneath all of her typical teenage fear and doubt, she very much knows who she is.
Friday, November 7 2014
What was it like? We return to the scene of the crime, in this case NYCC 2014, where Michael D. Stewart writes, "I have a confession. I like New York Comic Con. But I don’t love it."
Thursday, November 6 2014
With comics in particular, I love the ritual of going to the shop each week, sorting every new stack into a reading order, then putting everything away in an organized manner after I’ve read it.
Friday, October 31 2014
It’s the strangest of strange troikas; Nevadan statehood, Halloween and comics. But this Halloween, marking the 150th anniversary of Nevadan statehood, might just be the most elegant comment on the current state of comics.
Thursday, October 30 2014
I remember that Halloween, Halloween 1975. I wanted to dress as Spider-Man…