Art Spiegelman

Check Out San Francisco Panorama, McSweeney’s Newspaper

Forget all this talk about the death of print for a moment. Tomorrow a newspaper launches in San Francisco. Issue 33 of McSweeney’s Quarterly will be a one-time-only, Sunday-edition sized newspaper — the San Francisco Panorama. Here’s what it will cover: “It’ll have news (actual news, tied to the day it comes out) and sports and arts coverage, and comics (sixteen pages of glorious, full-color comics, from Chris Ware and Dan Clowes and Art Spiegelman and many others besides) and a magazine and a weekend guide, and will basically be an attempt to demonstrate all the great things print journalism can (still) do, with as much first-rate writing and reportage and design (and posters and games and on-location Antarctic travelogues) as we can get in there. Expect journalism from Andrew Sean Greer, fiction from George Saunders and Roddy Doyle, dispatches from Afghanistan, and much, much… Read More

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Yuck for Yucks: The Art of Basil Wolverton

Basil Wolverton’s drawings are a visually witty mishmash of human organs: glands, blistering skin, distended proboscises, eyes swinging from their sockets, and barnacle teeth pointed in every direction. A new show of his original drawings at New York’s Gladstone Gallery spans his career and range of style, from his first comic strip drawing to his late post-apocalyptic visions.… Read More

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Quote of the Day: From Graphic Images to Graphic Novels…

“I did the most vile comics I could possibly think of, because I thought that’s what underground comics were all about.”

- Pulitzer Prize-winning artist Art Spiegelman explains to The Economist how that whole “decapitated man getting f*cked in the neck” image came about in the ’60s; it actually got him banned from … Read More

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