Author Archives: James Romberger

About James Romberger

James Romberger’s pastel drawings are in many private and public collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In the mid-1980s, he and Marguerite Van Cook founded the seminal East Village installation gallery Ground Zero. His latest efforts are "For Real," an anthology comic book that he edits for Uncivilized Books; and "The Self-Created Man," his critical volume about Steranko that he self-published with Ground Zero Books, where he and Marguerite also published the third edition of "7 Miles a Second," their graphic memoir with the late writer, multimedia artist and AIDS activist David Wojnarowicz. "The Late Child and Other Animals", a Ignatz Award-nominated graphic memoir written and colored by Van Cook and adapted and drawn by Romberger was published by Fantagraphics Books in 2015. “Post York,” Romberger's multimedia comic book/flexidisc collaboration with his son Crosby for Uncivilized Books was nominated for an Eisner award in 2013. For DC/Vertigo, Romberger collaborated with MacArthur fellow Jay Cantor on “Aaron and Ahmed,” and with Peter Milligan on "Bronx Kill." Romberger also writes critically for the pop culture websites The Beat and Comics Journal and LAAB magazine.

Travelogue 2015

James Romberger’s trip through Europe, encountering all manner of comics culture along the way. Continue reading


Tonči Zonjić: The Total Approach

An interview with the Croatian cartoonist about his process, color, war, and portraying a country not his own. Continue reading


Paul Kirchner’s Apocalyptic Sensibility

A conversation with the creator of “Dope Rider” and “The Bus.” Continue reading