See All Topics

Home / Section: Alternative comics

This category contains 110 posts.
RSS feed for this category

Diane Noomin Tributes – Updated

Update: The New York Times Obituary: One of Ms. Noomin’s most startling and moving pieces was a 1994 story called “Baby Talk: A Tale of 4 Miscarriages,” in which she wrote of her own miscarriages, of the ignominies and the cruelties she endured at the hands of medical professionals as she kept trying to conceive. […]

Posted on: Sep 11, 2022,  Section: Alternative comics, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Diane Noomin Tributes – Updated

Diane Noomin – RIP

Underground/alternative cartoonist and editor Diane Noomin has passed away. Diane Noomin (née Diane Robin Rosenblatt) May 13, 1947 – September 1, 2022 The news of Diane’s passing is being shared on social media. From Charles Kochman on the afternoon of September 1: I am so sorry to share the news that Diane Noomin passed away […]

Posted on: Sep 2, 2022,  Section: Alternative comics, Comic Books, Obituary, Comments: 3 Comments

The Way They Were (Comic Chronicles)

Al Williamson The auction last month of some of Al Williamson’s pre-Manning Star Wars comic strip proposal (we featured them on our Facebook page) prompted Diamond’s Scoop to re-present a Williamson profile from 22 years ago. Rip Kirby, of course, was not the end of Williamson’s newspaper work. In addition to a run on Secret […]

Posted on: Aug 1, 2022,  Section: Alternative comics, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Comic strips, Illustration, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on The Way They Were (Comic Chronicles)

50 Years Ago – Maus Origins

50 years ago, on July 15, 1972, Apex Novelties released Funny Aminals #1, an underground comix book with work by Robert Crumb, Justin Green, Shary Flenniken, Jay Lynch, Michael McMillan, Bill Griffith, and Jim Osborne. Oh, and a three page story by Art Spiegleman. Three pages that would evolve into a Pulitzer Prize-winning comic book. […]

Posted on: Jul 15, 2022,  Section: Alternative comics, Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, Graphic Novels, Pulitzer Prize, Comments: Comments Off on 50 Years Ago – Maus Origins

Keith Knight Remembers The Old Hometown

  We’ll narrow that Boston area to Malden. Keith Knight, a Malden native, infuses his work with humor, creativity and social activism. Knight went to high school in Malden, lived for a while in California’s Bay area (where the “Woke” series is based), later moved to Los Angeles and now lives with his wife and […]

Posted on: Jul 12, 2022,  Section: Alternative comics, Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Keith Knight Remembers The Old Hometown

Cartoonists in the News

Cartoonist Pierre “Peb” Bellocq Honors  The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) and the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will highlight the career and accomplishments of the renowned cartoonist Pierre “Peb” Bellocq during a ceremony at Belmont Park on Saturday, July 9 as part of the Stars and Stripes Racing Festival. In […]

Posted on: Jul 1, 2022,  Section: Alternative comics, Awards, Comic history, Comic strips, Contests, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonists in the News

Book Reviews and Book Revues

Despite their vast impact, the whole story of the underground comix movement has never been fully told in a coherent, systematic way. Sure, over the years we’ve seen some good work focus on individual creators or publishers, and some good bibliographic work tracking down the titles and print histories from a collectors’ perspective, but nothing […]

Posted on: Jun 30, 2022,  Section: Alternative comics, Books, Cartoons, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Book Reviews and Book Revues

Comic Newspaper The Ladybroad Ledger Revived

“Vermont’s only free femme Alt Comics newspaper!” Each time Teppi Zuppo taught a workshop at the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, the Vermont cartoonist and CCS grad told students about the Ladybroad Ledger. Zuppo hoped someone might express interest in taking the reins of the comic newspaper for femme- and nonbinary-identifying cartoonists […]

Posted on: Jun 29, 2022,  Section: Alternative comics, Comic Books, Comic strips, Magazines, Publications, Comments: Comments Off on Comic Newspaper The Ladybroad Ledger Revived

Simon Deitch – RIP

Underground cartoonist Simon Deitch has passed away. Simon Deitch May 12, 1947 – June 21, 2022   From The Comics Journal: Simon Deitch, a member of a superbly talented family of comic artists and writers, whose work first began appearing in the earliest days of the underground comix revolution, died of kidney failure Tuesday morning, […]

Posted on: Jun 28, 2022,  Section: Alternative comics, Animation, Comic Books, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 2 Comments

Justin Green Remembered

John Kelly and The Comics Journal has collected reminiscences of Justin Green by cartoonists, editors, historians, friends, and family of the creator of Binky Brown.  Carol Tyler and Justin Green. Photo by John Kinhart From Bill Griffith who knew Justin from early in the underground movement: I first met Justin in New York in 1969 […]

Posted on: Jun 8, 2022,  Section: Alternative comics, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Justin Green Remembered

Update: Sack, MacKinnon, S.Adams, Whiting, Green

A Sack Full of Wit © Journal Gazette/Steve Sack When Steve Sack, the editorial cartoonist for The Minneapolis Star Tribune, announced his retirement last week, his fans in the Twin Cities thanked him for four decades of great work. But readers of The Journal Gazette’s editorial pages have known him even longer. In fact, Steve […]

Posted on: May 8, 2022,  Section: Alternative comics, Cartoonist, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Update: Sack, MacKinnon, S.Adams, Whiting, Green

Justin Green, Gentleman Cartoonist

Green became known for a personal warmth that seemed at odds with the angst he would spill across a page. “I think he helped people so much partly because it helped him to forget his own anxiety,” said daughter Julia Green. A trio of Justin Green obituaries have been published recently. Justin Green, a Chicago […]

Posted on: May 1, 2022,  Section: Alternative comics, Comic history, Obituary, Comments: 2 Comments

Cartoonists are Exhibitionists

Some upcoming events. Or in this first one a currently in progress event. There’s no mistaking artwork created by Chad Maupin. Colorful, vibrant and dynamic, his designs — which often incorporate his love of vintage comic books and classic horror movies — leap off the page and assault your senses in the most delightful of […]

Posted on: Apr 23, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Alternative comics, Editorial cartooning, Events, Exhibits, Illustration, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonists are Exhibitionists

A Belated Weekend Roundup

  Right-wing forces are still ignoring facts and promoting divisiveness. Liberals are still gutless. Religion is still the greatest threat to peace and self-expression. … The only big difference is that I am now old. My sense of outrage at the stupidity and cruelty of those in power remains the same, but my desire to […]

Posted on: Mar 28, 2022,  Section: Alternative comics, Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Events, Syndicates, Comments: Comments Off on A Belated Weekend Roundup

A Late Wednesday Roundup

Friday Event Liza Donnelly explores [the New Yorker women cartoonists] in her new book, Very Funny Ladies (with foreward by David Remnick and Emma Allen) that celebrates the increase in gender, racial and ethnic diversity among cartoonists today at The New Yorker. Female cartoonists Roz Chast, Amy Hwang, Emily Flake will talk — and laugh […]

Posted on: Mar 23, 2022,  Section: Alternative comics, Books, Comic strips, Events, Comments: Comments Off on A Late Wednesday Roundup