Articles Published the Week of June 12th

Cullen Bunn, Brian Hurtt, and Bill Crabtree celebrate The Sixth Gun's 50th and Final Issue

I've spoken with the guys behind the series The Sixth Gun a few times over the years, individually and in a group. I was thrilled that we were able to sit down one last time to talk about the series' ending. Not a lot of independent comics last 50 issues and get to tell a beginning, middle and end of a story in a way they decide. That alone is worth noting, but it's always been a good comic and

The Comics Journal interview with Michael Maslin

Michael Maslin has been contributing cartoons to The New Yorker for decades, published numerous books, but his new book is something different, a biography of Peter Arno. It's the first bio of the legendary cartoonist and illustrator and we spoke about Arno and his influence, Maslin's own work and his time at the New Yorker, and related topics.

Bojack Horseman's Lisa Hanawalt is Hungry for more comics with Hot Dog Taste Test

I've been reading Lisa Hanawalt for years and was thrilled that we could talk about her new book, Hot Dog Taste Test, which is out this week. She's best known now for her work on the show Bojack Horseman - and I asked a few questions about it - but we spoke about her comics work and various projects.

MariNaomi explores being young and Turning Japanese

MariNaomi is a great cartoonist and I was thrilled to get to talk with her again about her new book Turning Japanese which is about her experiences in her 20's in California and in Japan, but it's about growing up, about understanding family, trying to find identity and what that means. It's one of those great memoirs where her experience is so different from mine, but on one level, I could relate to her so completely.

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