Author Archives: Gary Groth

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

 
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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

 
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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

 
The Cast of Casablanca © 1991 American Heritage

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

 
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The Peter Bagge Interview

In this interview from 1998, Peter Bagge talks about ending the first run of his Hate series, developing it for MTV, buying comics off the Internet, and being able to make a living off of doing comics. Continue reading

 
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Take Five: An Interview with Arnold Roth

In this 1991 interview, Gary Groth talks to Arnold Roth about jazz, Humbug, Harvey Kurtzman, the Senate hearings, Poor Arnold’s Almanac, National Lampoon, and more. Continue reading

 
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“…That’s the Spice of Life, Bud”: The Todd McFarlane Interview

In this 1992 interview, Todd McFarlane talks about quitting Spider-Man and Marvel, the inception of Spawn and Image Comics, and concludes with a discussion of morality. McFarlane also discusses the comic market and kid culture. Continue reading

 
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The Carmine Infantino Interview: Trimmings

In these trimmings from the Carmine Infantino interview in #191, some of which are never before released, Infantino talks about movies, C.C. Beck and how his job affected his health. Continue reading