Roger’s Comic Ramblings: My visit to the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum


A banner outside the Billy Ireland Library & Museum. The image on the upper left is Billy Ireland's caricature of himself.

A banner outside the Billy Ireland Library & Museum. The image on the upper left is Billy Ireland’s caricature of himself.


The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum on the OSU campus is a treasure trove of resources and collections devoted to comic strips, comic books, and the people who created them. Westfield’s Roger Ash recently had the pleasure of visiting this wonderland and shares his experience with you.

Read More...

Review: IDW’s Eight Million Ways to Die


Eight Million Ways to Die

Eight Million Ways to Die


Lawrence Block’s popular character Matthew Scudder makes his graphic novel debut in IDW’s Eight Million Ways to Die, adapted by John K. Snyder III from the most popular novel in the series. Westfield’s Roger Ash shares his thoughts on the book which is available today.

Read More...

Interview: Andrew Pepoy on Lion Forge’s Dinosaucers


Dinosaucers #1

Dinosaucers #1


Intelligent, evolved dinosaurs have arrived on earth and they’re here to take over – and for some lunch! Lion Forge’s Dinosaucers bring back the ’80s animated series, updated for the modern world. Artist Andrew Pepoy tells us more about this exciting upcoming comic.

Read More...

Interview: Christopher Sebela on Image’s Crowded


Crowded #1 cover by Ro Stein and Ted Brandt

Crowded #1 cover by Ro Stein and Ted Brandt


In the near future, anything can be crowdfunded, even assassinations. And Charlie Ellison has been targeted by just such a campaign. So begins Crowded, a new series from Image by writer Christopher Sebela and artists Ro Stein and Ted Brandt. Sebela stops by to tell us more about this action-packed tale.

Read More...

Roger’s Comic Ramblings: Fantagraphics’ Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse – An Appreciation


Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Vol. 1: Race To Death Valley

Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse Vol. 1: Race To Death Valley


Floyd Gottfredson’s name is practically synonymous with the Mickey Mouse newspaper strip and some of Mickey’s grandest adventures. Fantagraphics’ recently completed a 14 volume set collecting the first 25 years of the comic strip, which features all of Gottfredson’s work on the strip before it became gag-a-day. Westfield’s Roger Ash takes a fond look at this epic undertaking.

Read More...

Interview: Matt Kindt on BOOM! Studios’ Black Badge


Black Badge #1 Matt Kindt cover

Black Badge #1 Matt Kindt cover


If there’s a dangerous mission, the government calls on The Black Badges, a secret team of boy scouts who are the best of the best. Follow their adventures in Black Badge, a thrilling new series by Matt Kindt and Tyler Jenkins from BOOM! Studios. Writer Matt Kindt joins us for an inside look at Black Badge.

Read More...

Interview: Mirka Andolfo on Image’s Unnatural


Unnatural #1

Unnatural #1


Leslie is a pig girl who lives under a totalitarian government – one that punishes transgressors for anything deemed unnatural. And her dreams may just get her into all sorts of trouble in Image’s Unnatural from creator Mirka Andolfo. Andolfo stops by to tell us more about this exciting new series.

Read More...

Interview: Jordan Gunderson on Aspen’s Dissension: War Eternal


Dissension: War Eternal #1 Jordan Gunderson cover

Dissension: War Eternal #1 Jordan Gunderson cover


Humanity battles for their survival against a band of renegade angels in Aspen’s Dissension: War Eternal, a new series from creator Jordan Gunderson. Discover more about the comic as Gunderson stops by to share some behind-the-scenes info in an exclusive interview.

Read More...

Interview: Giulio Macaione on BOOM! Studios’ Alice: From Dream to Dream


Alice: From Dream to Dream

Alice: From Dream to Dream


Alice discovers that she can travel into other’s dreams in Alice: From Dream to Dream, an original graphic novel by Giulio Macaione from BOOM! Studios. Macaione shares more about this upcoming volume.

Read More...

Interview: Kelly Thompson on Dynamite’s Nancy Drew


Nancy Drew #1 Tula Lotay cover

Nancy Drew #1 Tula Lotay cover


Famous literary detective Nancy Drew is back with a new mystery from Dynamite. Writer Kelly Thompson stops by to tell us more about Nancy’s latest adventure.

Read More...