Author Archives: Gary Groth

“…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

 

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

 

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

 

The Jerry Moriarty Interview

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

 

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

 

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

 

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