Christopher Marlowe (The Wasteland)

Created by Martin Rowson British cartoonist Martin Rowson's The Wasteland, a 1990 graphic novel, is a surrealistic mash-up of -- and cockeyed tribute to -- T.S. Eliot's The Wasteland and the work of Raymond Chandler. But don't let that scare you away... T.S. Eliot was, of course, a literary big shot (and a crime fiction … Continue reading Christopher Marlowe (The Wasteland)

Neil Hammond & Archie Goldman

Created by Jules Feiffer "I could kill her." -- Annie on her mother Unlike his first foray into detective and crime fiction, Ackroyd (1977), cartoonist Jules Feiffer's 2014 graphic novel Kill My Mother drew pretty much unanimous praise, and was named one of the year's best books of the year by both Vanity Fair and¬†Kirkus … Continue reading Neil Hammond & Archie Goldman

Chandler (Red Tide)

Created by Jim Steranko CHANDLER was the eponymous Manhattan private detective hero of Chandler (1976),¬†comicmeister supreme Jim Steranko's love letter to the hard-boiled private eye heroes created by Hammett, Whitfield, Gardner, Daly and of course, Chandler himself. It's got all the classic P.I. stuff you need: a 1930s hard-boiled dick is cooling his heels in … Continue reading Chandler (Red Tide)