Author Archives: Dean Mullaney

Screwball Sunday by Paul C. Tumey: George Herriman and Stumble Inn

Welcome to Screwball Sunday. Here you can get your weekly fix of absurdist-driven comic strip comedy. Each post will share new art and information related to Screwball! The Cartoonists Who Made the Funnies Funny. In a recent podcast episode devoted to a discussion of screwball comics, cartoonist Noah Van Sciver (Blammo, The Hypo, Fante Bukowski) […]

Corned Beef, Cabbage, and an Errant Rolling Pin

Every so often we receive emails from fans bemoaning the fact that one reprint series  or another wasn’t successful enough (in other words, didn’t sell enough copies) for the series to continue. A recent email to that effect about our two Bringing Up Father books got me thinking. We have really spoiled ourselves and each […]

Fable of Venice in Venice!

We got this message from our Corto Maltese translator Simone Castaldi, who was wandering through Venice when something caught his eye! “I was in Venice last week and they have our Fable of Venice pretty much everywhere! And especially at the really cool Libreria Acqua Alta. (The gondola in the back is actually real – […]

Corto Maltese: The Opera?

Although Corto Maltese has been a cult favorite in North America for years—and is finally being translated by us in definitive English-language editions—many fans may not realize just HOW popular the series is worldwide. Here’s a clue: On September 20 and 22, The Teatru Manoel Youth Opera in Malta will  perform an opera based on […]

Interview with Rubén Pellejero

The Comics Journal has just released an exclusive interview by Alex Deuben with Dieter Lumpen and Silence of Malka artist Rubén Pellejero. Working through a translator (Katie LaBarbera, who translated the Alack Sinner stories), the result is a very informative and interesting interview about Rubén’s start in the cartooning world, his use of color, his […]