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Holiday Gift Guide: ‘Lost in the Andes’ By Carl Barks

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With the holiday season upon us, we here at ComicsAlliance have decided to make things a little easier on you by highlighting some of the best presents you can get for the comic book reader on your list in our Holiday Gift Guide!

Walt Disney's Donald Duck: Lost in the Andes

Published by: Fantagraphics
Retail Cost: $24.99

This year, Fantagraphics put out the first volume in their Disney Duck hardcovers, collecting the b

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‘Celluloid’ Depicts Sex and Voyeurism as Only Dave McKean Can [Preview]

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The endearingly ludicrous Suicide Girls notwithstanding, there's an increasing number of comic books that deal with sexual themes and situations in fairly explicit yet very sophisticated ways, despite identifying or otherwise qualifying as "erotic" or even "porn" comics. One that comes to mind is Chester 5000, wherein cartoonist Jess Fink depicts in x-rated fashion the sexual relationship between a Victorian era housewife and her steampunk

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Jacques Tardi: Fantagraphics Helps A Legend Get His Due With an ‘Icepunk’ Graphic Novel

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The funny thing about comics, as a medium, is that it's so much larger than you might think. The American comics industry, from cape comics to autobio, is well known, as is manga, a Japanese import that went from niche to fad to powerhouse

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’21: The Story of Roberto Clemente’ Blazes Trails And Breaks Hearts

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There are a few ways to go about making a biography. You can do a strictly fact-based account to educate and inform your theoretical reader about someone's life, such as you would see on Wikipedia. These tend to be bland, but informative

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Are You Getting a Degree in Graphic Novels?

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What started out being an oddity -- college classes and programs devoted to the study and creation of comics -- is quickly becoming a full-fledged trend, according to this interesting Associated Press feature picked up by USA Today.

Apart from places focused on nurturing the industry's next Will Eisner and Marie S

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The Comics Page: Beasts! Volume 2

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If you enjoyed Fantagraphics' great art anthology Beasts!, you'll be very pleased to learn FBI art director Jacob Covey is working on a second volume and promises "many names that readers won't recognize, bringing a whole new audience to some artists w

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Funnybook Paparazzi in Austin

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Had nice conversations with Tony Millionaire, nee of Maakies, Sock Monkey and Billy Hazelnuts fame, and Dave Herman, voice actor extraordinaire whose animation credits include Futurama, American Dad, Bee Movie and the upcoming Drinky Crow Show on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim next spring at a signing hosted last Saturday at nationally reknowned Austin Books and Comics.

If Dave's name doesn't ring a bell with you, no doubt you'll remember his unforgettable collaborations with the wicked funny Mike Judge on the Texas com

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Creator Q&A: Tony Millionaire

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Must 've been sleeping when the news broke that the fine folks at Cartoon Network's Adult Swim had aired a pilot based on Tony Millionaire's brilliant Maakies weekly strip, appearing in a fine alt-weekly newspaper near you (includ

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The Comics Page: Comic Strip Masterpieces

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Over the past several weekends, we've been breaking up the mix of news, views, interviews and features by talking up the work of living, breathing cartoonists hiding in plain sight on the Web, meaning those with a pulse. This week's tribute casts a spotlight on a group of cartoonists whose best days have come and gone, but are never fo

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And I Thought Censorship Was So Yesterday

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Very intentionally, I've stayed away from the latest tale of woe involving the forced resignation of a young high school teacher in Guilford, Ct., who very mistakenly assigned Eightball #22 as make-up homework. I did so largely,

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