Author Archives: Patrick Rosenkranz

Skip Williamson, 1944-2017

Keep a Smile on Yer Lips: Born: August 19, 1944, San Antonio, Texas. Died: March 16, 2017, Albany, New York. Continue reading

 

Jay Lynch, 1945-2017

The life and legacy of the underground cartoonist. Continue reading

 

Zap: An Unpublished Victor Moscoso Interview

Please enjoy an unpublished Zap-related conversation with Victor Moscoso, conducted by Patrick Rosenkranz in Woodacre, Calif., May 17, 1972. Continue reading

 

Zap: An Unpublished Gilbert Shelton Interview

This is an unpublished Zap-related conversation with Gilbert Shelton, conducted by Patrick Rosenkranz in 2012. Continue reading

 

Zap: An Unpublished Spain Rodriguez Interview

In celebration of the release of the Comics Journal Library book of Zap interviews, we present this unpublished interview with the late Spain Rodriguez. It does not appear in the Zap Interviews book. Continue reading

 

Zap: Censorship and Suppression

America at mid-twentieth century was chock full of self-appointed, blue-nosed guardians of good taste who tried to control what could be shown in popular media and insisted that everyone follow their rules. Continue reading

 

Here’s the Thing About Collectors

Uber-collectors Glenn Bray and Lena Zwalve have invited many guests over the years to enjoy their collection of pop culture and sequential art, but with the publication of The Blighted Eye they have unleashed their eclectic tastes onto a broader audience Continue reading

 

No Longer of This Planet: Gary Arlington (1938-2014)

The “patron saint” of underground comix died last week at his home and by now has hopefully moved on to cartoon heaven. But he was always a procrastinator and might still be hanging out in funny book limbo. Continue reading