Comics

Why Are There So Many Orphans in the Comics?
Roz Chast's take on child/parent relationships and aging
July 20, 2014

Roz Chast's take on child/parent relationships and aging

Art Spiegelman Is Comics' Most Pretentious Faux-Artist
November 19, 2013

"Pretentious is pretty much Art Spiegelman's M.O."

Comic Sutra
An animated porn star is changing Indian views on female sexual liberation
October 27, 2013

Meet Savita Bhabi, the cartoon porn star who is transforming India's relationship to female sexuality.

'You're Done Banging Superheroes, Baby'
How the sickest mind in comic books became their biggest star
August 06, 2013

The premise of Nemesis was simple.“Nemesis is a reversal of the Bruce Wayne or Tony Stark archetype,” its author Mark Millar told an interviewer just before the comic came out in 2010.

A Superman for All Seasons
The Man of Steel is 75. His biography is our history.
April 18, 2013

Superman is turning 75. Over those years, he's moved from rebel to establishmentarian to fogey to oddball—tracking the history of our times.

Maurice Sendak's Blistering, Bizarre Final Interview
How Disgressions into Murder, Terror and Alec Baldwin Explain "Where the Wild Things Are"
March 18, 2013

What I learned about "Where the Wild Things Are" when its author mused about terrorism, murder, and Alec Baldwin.

The Man Behind Spider-Man?
Stan Lee is a legend. But not for the reasons you think.
February 07, 2013

Stan Lee is a legend. But not for the reasons you think.