Author Archives: Gary Groth

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The Daniel Clowes Interview

In this 1992 interview from The Comics Journal #154, Gary Groth and Peter Bagge talk with Daniel Clowes about art school, Lloyd Llewellyn, and the beginnings of Eightball. Continue reading


Irwin Hasen’s Final Interview

Dondi creator Irwin Hasen’s mode of expression was cheerfully stream-of-consciousness, so this, his last interview, perhaps at least reflects his genuinely exuberant mode of expression and the pleasures of living a long and eventful life. Continue reading


Yoshihiro Tatsumi Interview

Gary Groth interviews seminal gekiga artist Yoshihiro Tatsumi. Continue reading

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Zap: An Interview with Robert Crumb

Zap: The Interviews, Volume 9 of The Comics Journal Library, hits stores this month, collecting all the Zap-related Comics Journal interviews, plus several previously unpublished conversations with the Zap cartoonists. In celebration of this release, we’re publishing things that didn’t make the cut, starting first with the great Robert Crumb. Continue reading

The Pen is Mightier than the Sickle, 1977.

Ralph Steadman: Into the Gentle Darkness

In this 1989 Comics Journal interview, Gary Groth picks Ralph Steadman’s brain on the topic of his growth as an artist, changing interests, loss of faith and times working with Hunter S. Thompson in a career-spanning conversation that always finds its way back to politics and all that’s wrong in the world. Continue reading


The Tom Tomorrow Interview

Tom Tomorrow and Gary Groth chat about comics, politics, and the world of Tomorrow in this interview from TCJ #165. Continue reading


Al Feldstein’s Extended Child of Tomorrow Interview

The extended version of Gary Groth’s 2013 interview with Al Feldstein, which may be the Mad editor and EC writer/artist’s last interview. Continue reading

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Edward Sorel’s Happy Accidents

Emerging from a partnership with some of the most famous and influential graphic designers of the time, Edward Sorel went on to become a celebrated illustrator, writer, and cartoonist whose work graces publications across the cultural spectrum. In this interview from TCJ #158 (April 1993), Sorel spoke to the Journal about his life, his art, and his uncanny ability to be in the right place at the wrong time. Continue reading