Author Archives: Gary Groth


The Joe Simon Interview

In this brief interview, Joe Simon talks to Gary Groth about co-creating Captain America with Jack Kirby, as well as many other titles they worked on together. Continue reading


TCJ #301: Excerpt from the Genesis Interview

Discussed: The approaches various media have taken to the same source material, Crumb’s personal religious beliefs and what it’s like to bring to light some of the less savory Bible stories. Continue reading

From "What the Left Hand Did" in Jim

The Jim Woodring Interview

Jim Woodring talks about his career in animation, shares anecdotes about Jack Kirby and Gil Kane, his move to Seattle, his transition from autobio to Frank, collaborating with Harvey Pekar and more. Continue reading


TCJ #301: Excerpt from Al Jaffee & Michael Kupperman in Conversation

Being a “working artist”; the economics of digital content; the origins of the Mad fold-in. Continue reading

Joe Sacco

TCJ #301: Joe Sacco on Footnotes in Gaza

In this excerpt, Sacco talks about how vital context is to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Continue reading


Jack Kirby Interview

Jack Kirby talks to Gary Groth about who really created Thor, Spider-Man, The Hulk, The Fantastic Four and many of the other Marvel characters currently populating the big screen. Continue reading

Jim Shooter by Don Simpson, TCJ 115.

Jim Shooter: Groundhog Day in the Land of the Apocryphiars

Running alongside his storied career as a comics writer, editor, and publisher, Jim Shooter began a second, parallel career sometime in the 1990s: that of recounting his first career in vainglorious prose and delusional detail. Continue reading

Dave Stevens

Dave Stevens, “Unmasking the Rocketeer”

An interview with the late Dave Stevens (The Rocketeer). Originally published in TCJ 117, 1987, and now with a new postscript by Gary Groth. Continue reading