Author Archives: Gary Groth

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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

 
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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

 
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The Barry Windsor-Smith Interview

Barry Windsor-Smith talks to Gary Groth about transitioning out of the X titles into his own creator-owned work, Jack Kirby, subverting genre and the aesthetic state of the industry, ca. 1996. Continue reading

 
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The Jerry Moriarty Interview

A truncated conversation with the painter, cartoonist and musician. Continue reading

 
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The Megan Kelso Interview

In this interview from TCJ #216, Megan Kelso and Gary Groth talk about the latter’s artistic development, sex in comics, self-publishing minicomics in the 1990s, and much more: introduction by Jason Lutes (Berlin, CCS). Continue reading