Zap: An Interview with Robert Crumb

Zap: The Interviews, Volume 9 of The Comics Journal Library, hits stores this month, collecting all the Zap-related Comics Journal interviews, plus several previously unpublished conversations with the Zap cartoonists. In celebration of this release, we’re publishing things that didn’t make the cut, starting first with the great Robert Crumb. Continue reading


Wonder Woman and the Unknown: An Interview with Jill Lepore

The cartoonist Ron Rege, Jr. interviews Lepore on feminism, the occult, and other matters connected to her groundbreaking book, The Secret History of Wonder Woman. 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


Letter to a Young Cartoonist

What is the meaning of the Internet? And what can be done about it? I am 36. Like Virgil in Dante’s Inferno I come from Another Time, the pre-Internet era, to guide you, Young Cartoonist, through the architecture of Hell. Continue reading


Into the Forest with Lorenzo Mattotti

A chat with the artist of Hansel and Gretel and numerous other books and projects about process, Italian design, and the early 1980s. Continue reading


Nightmare Neighbors, Dream Collaborators

Mark Newgarden and Megan Montague Cash on Bow-Wow, comics, picture books, and telling stories without words Continue reading


“I’m Not on This Planet Forever”: An Interview with Charles Burns

The creator of Black Hole talks about Sugar Skull, his creative process, today’s comics community, and learning to be an artist. Continue reading


“Comics Language Has an Alphabet and You Should Use It”: An Interview with Manuele Fior

The Italian-born cartoonist talks about creating female characters, psychoanalysis, comparing comics to literature, and creating art in a pop world. Continue reading