Welcome back to FA – the Comiczine.
2010′s online revival of the former print comics fanzine was one of the things that gave our founding editor, Martin Skidmore, a great deal of enjoyment in what, tragically, turned out to be the last few months of his life.
Three of his friends – Tony Keen, Andrew Moreton, and Will Morgan – have pooled our resources to keep FA alive as a source for comics discussion, history and criticism.
We hope that you will support us by visiting frequently, commenting, recommending us to your friends, and by contributing articles, features, reviews, interviews or short strips. (Submissions guidelines will be published soon.)
We aim to retain FA’s distinctive balance as “the serious fanzine with a sense of fun”, and to produce a website that Martin would have enjoyed – and, that you will too! Please let us know if you think we’re getting it right.
- The FA editorial team
Ken Gale — 26-Oct-11
This interview is the second with Ted Rall, multiple award-winning political and editorial cartoonist, journalist and broadcaster. In this interview from 2002, Ted talks with Ken Gale and Mercy Van Vlack about his experiences in Afghanistan following the events of September 11th, 2001, his falling-out with Art Spiegelman, and a variety of other topics.
Ken Gale — 12-Sep-11
This interview, from 27th January 1997, is the first of two with Ted Rall, political and editorial cartoonist, journalist and broadcaster, whose work had been collected in eight books to that date. He talked with Ken Gale about his early career and influences, the pessimistic future of political cartooning in the USA, and the collective underside of the American psyche, gleefully explored in his book, Real Americans Admit: The Worst Thing I’ve Ever Done!
DA Madigan — 29-May-13
So… where are all the super-smart superheroines? D. A. Madigan takes an unusual look at the gender divide in the superheroic world…
Will Morgan — 22-May-12
Since 1985’s Crisis On Infinite Earths,, the “Summermegacrossover” has become a tradition at the Big Two, an action-packed, highly-lucrative “event” in which some unprecedented calamity calls for all of DC’s or Marvel’s biggest guns to band together to avert the destruction of the Universe/the Earth/East Grinstead in a series of increasingly-contrived battle extravaganzas.
Part of the series Scenes from the Sex Wars
Will Morgan — 25-Oct-13
“Good For The Goose”, an online episode of Munden’s Bar, by Martha Thomases, Valerie D’Orazio and Norm Breyfogle, highlights the dichotomy between the sexes’ visual presentation in comics – we see what might happen if superheroes dressed with the same apparent priority as superheroines…