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!
Tony Keen — 24-Jan-14
As part of their 2014 programme, the British Library this summer (2 May – 19 August) presents “Comics Unmasked: Art and Anarchy in the UK”.
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…
Part of the series Diablkarmtrogs
Will Morgan — 12-Apr-14
So you’re a scantily-clad Greek hero on a quest, and you’re fighting a multi-headed monster. As you do. Your mighty sword cleaves through the air – and bounces off harmlessly, leaving you open to attack; what’s the first phrase you say? “Oh, golly.” Yeah, that’d leap to my lips in that situation… (From Charlton’s Hercules [...]