Saturday, 30 October 2010

Don Donahue - R.I.P

The pioneering underground comix publisher died last week. Publisher of the very first issues of Zap Comix, plus other Robert Crumb comics, S.Clay Wilson, Rory Hayes, and many others.

Dan Nadal has written a nice article on Comics Comics.

Panel from "Gary's Birthday Present", 1986, published in Weirdo issue 24. Art by Dori Seda and Don Donahue.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

S.Clay Wilson

From Zap Comix issue 2, 1968.

Monday, 25 October 2010

spank fanzine #25, September 1998

An interesting Dan Clowes imitation.

Friday, 22 October 2010


George Spratt (?) c1831

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Monday, 18 October 2010

Charles Burns

There's an interview (with preview art from his new book "X'ed Out") on

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Friday, 15 October 2010

The Perfect Squelch

By Justin Green. From Yellow Dog Comics, 1970.

The Belgian Comic Strip Center

Don't forget, kids : there are countries where it's normal to be a comics fan. Read about the Belgian Comics Centre's current exhibition on the Forbidden Planet blog.

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Sunday, 10 October 2010


Peter Bagge's editorial from COMICS COMICS issue 2.

Found on

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Early broadsheet comics

This cartoon is a woodblock print; a broadsheet, commissioned in Saxony in 1617 as a souvenir poster to mark a hundred years of the Protestant reformation. It commemorates Luther's 1513 religious manifesto, and in it's attack on the Catholic church, is a preparation for war.
It was covered a couple of days ago as part of BBC Radio 4's "A History of the World in 100 Objects" series.
Listen now : (it's interesting!)

Sunday, 3 October 2010


I highly recommend everyone checks out the new Donald Hamilton comic by Peter Lally and Paul Ashley Brown. It's one of the funniest things I've ever read. I'm not sure where it's available from yet, but I'll let you know when I find out. Or you could ask these guys ...

Peter Lally

Paul Ashley Brown