All in Comics History
For decades, Russell Johnson produced the Mister Oswald strip for hardware retailers. Rob Stolzer interviewed Johnson about his career and the way he combined his twin passions of cartooning and hardware retailing
Harry Haenigsen’s Penny was the standard-bearer for bobby-soxer strips. Ed Black looks at the career of the cartoonist who was a graphic innovator and a keen observer of the generation he was chronicling.
Right Around Home creator Dudley Fisher didn’t enjoy looking down on others, but his comic strip did. Jonathan Barli looks at the largely forgotten master of the bird’s-eye point of view and presents a generous sample of his work.
Millions know Fritzi Ritz better as "Aunt Fritz,” the long-suffering caretaker of Nancy. But when she made her debut on the comic page she was Fritzi Ritz, flapper. We present some of her pre-Nancy escapades when her creator, Larry Whittington, was at the strip's helm.
Unable to serve in the military, Li’l Abner creator Al Capp spearheaded cartoonists’ effort to raise money to fight World War II. Jay Maeder looks at Capp’s cartooning contribution to the cause.
for decades, the art agency Johnstone and Cushing employed many top cartoonists, including Neal Adams, Milton Caniff, Stan Drake, Dik Browne and others. But today it’s largely forgotten. Tom Heintjes chronicles the rise and fall of a most unusual comics company.
Alex Raymond, the immensely gifted and influential creator of Flash Gordon, was killed in a car crash in 1956. Arlen Schumer talks to Raymond's passenger, Blondie artist Stan Drake, to determine if the accident was a suicide. attempt
Invisible Scarlet O’Neil was the comics’ first female superhero. Mike Gordon looks at her career as a trailblazing crimefighter and at the life of her creator, Russell Stamm.
In a talk delivered to his fellow cartoonists in 1994, Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz recounted his early days, his creative methods and the cartoonist's obligation to the industry.
Renowned author Flannery O'Connor had also been a prolific, and proficient, cartoonist. Tom Heintjes examines O'Connor's cartooning years and presents a sample of her work, some of it unseen for decades.