Graphic novelist Joel Christian Gill is on a mission. He wants to fill one of the great blank spaces in American history — that of black Americans. Gill released the acclaimed “Strange Fruit, Volume I: Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History” in 2014, and followed that up with 2 in-depth editions of “Tales of the Talented […]
Tetris has attained Monopoly-esque status as a standard bearer within the videogame canon, universally known by grandmas and disrespecting, Gameboy-ignorant youths alike. But the history of how the game escaped a Russian psychology-focused computing center via questionable legal channels and landed in a three-way corporate rights battle is anything but standard. The “illegal” black Tengen […]
John Backderf, AKA “Derf” Backderf, joins 8 O’Clock Buzz host Brian Standing, by phone, from his home in Cleveland. John Backderf, also known as Derf, came of age in Richfield, Ohio in the 1980s. He drew on his Rust Belt, Reagan-era early life to forge a career in comics, drawing cartoons for the Ohio State […]
What fresh preservatives can looking at the historical stories of Jesus through graphic art present? Find out on this edition of A Public Affair!
Chris Ware got his start writing comics for the University of Texas’ Daily Texan. Since then, he’s been featured in Art Spiegelman’s RAW, the New York Times Magazine and has published several books, including Building Stories, Acme Novelty Library and Jimmy Corrigan the Smartest Kid on Earth. Chris will be speaking at two workshops on […]