Author Archives: Gary Groth

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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

 
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The Comics Journal #302: Maurice Sendak Interview Excerpt #2

In this brief excerpt from the extensive Maurice Sendak interview in The Comics Journal #302, Sendak talks to Groth about 9/11, Outside Over There and how children process memory. Continue reading

 
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Entertaining Comics

Fantagraphics publisher Gary Groth on what EC accomplished and what it didn’t. Continue reading

 

Spain Rodriguez Talks About Online Comics

In this one-page interview from TCJ #232 (April 2001), Gary Groth talks to Spain Rodriguez about collaborating with Bob Callahan on the Salon.com comic Dark Hotel. Continue reading

 
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The Spain Interview

In this two-part interview, Gary Groth talks to Spain about Catholicism, working in a factory, rebelling against authority, teaching, the underground comix movement and Zap, and Nightmare Alley. Continue reading

 
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The Jeff Smith Interview

In this interview, Jeff Smith breaks down for Gary Groth all the work and all of the years he put in to become an overnight success. Continue reading

 
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The Joe Kubert Interview

In this 1994 interview, Joe Kubert talks about how he broke into comics in the “shop system,” his work as a freelancer and editor at DC Comics and concludes with his foray into graphic non-fiction. Kubert also talks about founding the Joe Kubert School of Art. Continue reading