Author Archives: Gary Groth

The Comics Journal #304: Excerpt from The Simon Hanselmann Interview

In this excerpt from TCJ #304, Hanselmann talks about Gretzkys, the relationship between autobiography and fiction, and selling stuffed animals. Continue reading

 

Gary Groth on Bill Schelly

I don’t remember when I met Bill Schelly, but it may have been as late as 2006, when he pitched the idea of a Joe Kubert biography to me. It may have been earlier—and we may have corresponded briefly in … Continue reading

 

Tomi Ungerer: 1931-2019

He was an artistic force of nature for more than sixty years — a cartoonist, a children’s book author, a painter, a writer, a sculptor, a sexual provocateur, a political dissident, and more. Continue reading

 

Comics Journal #303: The Tomi Ungerer Interview (Excerpt)

The prolific Ungerer has been an artistic force of nature for more than 60 years — a cartoonist of international repute, a best-selling children’s book author, a painter, a prose writer, a sculptor, and a political dissident. In this excerpt, he talks about the relationship between writing and drawing. Continue reading

 

Stan Lee, in Brief

Who —or what— was Stan Lee? Editor, hustler, hatchet man, corporate player, shill, writer, frustrated novelist, success, failure, catalyst, front man, self-parody, hack, exploiter, innovator. Continue reading

 

An Unpublished Conversation with Russ Heath

A never-before-published 2008 interview with the legendary late artist. Continue reading

 

The Harlan Ellison Interview

In this interview from 1979 (The Comics Journal #53), Gary Groth and Harlan Ellison talk about plagiarism, the potential of the medium, Hollywood, and more. Continue reading

 

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