Howard Chaykin is an American original. It was his groundbreaking “American Flagg,” a 50-issue series created in 1983, that paved the way for Frank Miller’s “Dark Knight” and Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’s “Watchmen” three years later. You can buy it at Amazon here.
Howard Chaykin has taken the American comics medium in new directions, including erotic adventures, and comics is the better for it. Micahel Dooley caught up with Chaykin for Print Magazine’s Imprint blog about the recent problems with his “Black Kiss II” being considered too lewd for distribution. You can buy it at ComiXology here.
Much lies ahead for this master cartoonist, including his new series for Image Comics, with Matt Fraction, “Satelite Sam.” The first issue is on sale July 3, 2013 and you can check it out here.
You can read Michael Dooley’s interview with Howard Chaykin here.
Print Magazine’s Michael Dooley provides a profile on legendary iconoclast, Paul Krassner. If you are looking for the heart and soul of the counterculture in America, the roots of everything from “The Simpsons” to “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” then look to Paul Krassner. As editor of “The Realist,” beginning in 1958, Krassner let loose all manner of refined, and unrefined, rebellion from the likes of such talents as Woody Allen, Norman Mailer, Art Spiegelman, Ken Kesey, Joseph Heller, Timothy Leary and S. Clay Wilson.
With a focus on the art of the offensive cartoon in this profile, you are bound to crack up over these vintage cartoons by Dick Guindon, Robert Gross, Sergio Aragones, B. Kliban, Dan O’Neil, Edward Sorel, and many more. You can read all about it here.
Tis the season to celebrate horror and here is an artist you’ll want to consider: Meaghan O’Keefe. In a special Halloween imPrint interview, Michael Dooley checks in with the comics and FX artist on gore garters, sequential paintings, and the virtues of taste over skill. You can read it here.
And you can check out her new graphic novel, “Identity Thief,” published by Fanboy Comics here. It’s about a couple who move into an apartment that already has supernatural tenants.
Michael Dooley has a wonderful feature at Imprint on the artist, Eliza Frye. This is the first of a two-part interview. Ms. Frye earned an Eisner nomination in 2009 for her webcomic, Regalia, which is a beautifully drawn and designed graphic narrative involving murder and prostitutes. It has recently been collected into a book. Very tawdry stuff! Wonderfully inventive, erotic and captivating!