What I Wuz Readin’ —

Happy New Year to LOAC readers and all visitors to this space! To mark the beginning of the end of the second decade of the 21st Century (yes, it’s true — while the 2020s are starting this year, the century’s second decade ends this year — since the very first year is Year 1, the […]

A Betty White Christmas (with Flip Corkin as Rudolph!)

As we pause for a bit here at The Library of American Comics — to celebrate the holidays, see out the old year, and prepare to mark our 200th release — we wanted to take something of a trip back to The Way It All Began (kudos to you if you pinpointed the source of […]

Episode 015 with special guest Paul Tumey

This month, Kurtis talks with Paul Tumey about his new book, Screwball: The Cartoonists Who Made the Funnies Funny! Paul is an expert on platinum and golden age humor comics, in particular a genre that he has labeled “screwball”! The discussion includes talk about well-known cartoonists such as Opper and Herriman as well as forgotten […]

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 […]

Hugo Pratt and Milton Caniff

A year-long exhibit of Hugo Pratt’s art is currently on display at the Musée des Confluences, in Lyon, France. Curated by Patrizia Zanotti and Cong SA, in cooperation with the national libraries of France, the exhibit – and catalogue – features a brief piece by Dean Mullaney discussing Milton Caniff’s influence on Pratt. For our […]

Buongiorno from Bologna!

Here’s LOAC Art Director Lorraine Turner with Francesco Meo of the Italian comics publisher Cosmo Editoriale. We had lunch with Francesco today in Bologna, renewing the friendship we established at Angoulême last year. Newspaper strips fans will be glad to know that Francesco is publishing Italian editions of Terry and the Pirates, Steve Canyon, Dick […]