I co-edited Comics Comics from 2006 until 2011, and in my writing, I gravitated to artists and projects I hadn’t really explored before, which was a bit of the CC mission. I wound up fascinated with modes of drawing in adventure comics, as well as the lives of the men who drew them.
And finally, my favorite thing we published during my tenure as co-editor of The Comics Journal: Kim Deitch’s remembrance of cartoonist Roger Brand (2011), which wound up generating a virtual reunion of 1960s and 70s underground cartoonists and bohemians, all sharing memories of Brand. To my mind, it’s one of the best raw sources of info about what the world was like.
Favorite odds and ends:
An essay for Prince Valiant Volume 3, 1941-1942 (2011). Download.
My all-time favorite “in conversation” gig was this chat with Daniel Clowes, during which we talked exclusively, and with no visual accompaniment, about obscure cartoonists. Alternative Comics Expo, San Francisco, 2010.
Also very enjoyable for me: I interviewed Dash Shaw at The Strand about his rather amazing book, Cosplayers (2016).