Author Archives: Gary Groth

The Berni Wrightson Interview

This archival interview is about the roots of Wrightson’s love for the macabre, his colorful accounts of his career in horror comics (including brushes with unscrupulous printers and unpredictable publishers), and the evolution of his style over the years. Continue reading

 

Jay Lynch: The Final Interview

In this 2017 interview, Gary Groth talks to cartoonist Jay Lynch about his upbringing, the roots of the underground comix movement, and the trajectory of his career in comics. Continue reading

 

Jonah Kinigstein’s Savage TRUMP

The 94-year-old artist unleashes his full wrath on Donald Trump. Continue reading

 

Jack Burton Davis Jr., 1924-2016

“I always wanted to be a cartoonist.”

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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

 

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Library, hits stores this month, collecting all the Zap-related Comics Journal interviews, plus several previously unpublished conversations with the Zap cartoonists.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