Steve Willis, Matt Groening, Megan Kelso in discussion

There’s a kind of mythology surrounding The Evergreen State College (Olympia, Washington) and its comix history. Here are Matt Groening, Steve Willis, Megan Kelso, Craig Bartlett, Tommy Thompson and Drew Christie on a panel about their experience at Evergreen and later careers.

Ink Stains 92: Ken Meyer, Jr. on FOOM 4 and 5

Ken Meyer, Jr. looks at a couple issues of FOOM, Marvel’s in-house fanzine of the ’70s, in the latest installment of his “Ink Stains” column at Comic Attack.

FOOM, the Marvel fanzine, not only has in house fun from the Marvel staff and freelancers, but in these issues, a contest for fans! Fans that included future pros Steve Rude, Doug Hazlewood, and many more!

Source: Ink Stains 92: FOOM 4 and 5 | ComicAttack

Mini-Comic and Fanzine Database update report for January 22nd, 2017

Just a note to let everybody know that 58 new entries were added to the Database this past week and 88 entries were updated (additional data, additional or improved photos, etc.).

The newest entry is Honey by Caroline Paquita (2011) and the most recently updated entry is Dada Gumbo #9 published by Dale Luciano (1987).

As always, thanks so much for your support!

Source: Update report for January 22nd, 2017 | Poopsheet Foundation on Patreon

The Creators Project on Ron Regé, Jr.

For Regé, drawing is ‘kind of like eating or sleeping,’ resembling a basic biological function more than a conscious act. That’s why he doesn’t like to stress over the origins of his creativity, because it’s actually a part of who he is.

Source: Ancient Mystical Rituals Inspire an Intricate ‘Cartoon Utopia’ | City of the Seekers | The Creators Project

Greg Cook chronicles the career of cartoonist Jef Czekaj at WBUR’s The ARTery

The Somerville artist’s latest children’s picture book is about dogs accidentally, humorously raising a bird as their own puppy.

Source: From Indie Rock To R2-D2: How Somerville’s Jef Czekaj Became A Children’s Book Illustrator | The ARTery

Zinc Comics Section from Brian Payne

This isn't news: Newspapers are dying. Which means that newspaper comic strips are dying as well. How long will it be…

Posted by Brian Payne on Thursday, December 29, 2016