TCJ ARCHIVE

The Mort Walker Interview

In this in-depth interview, Mort Walker talks about growing up during the Great Depression, serving in the military, developing risque versions of his characters for overseas publishers, founding a comics art museum housed in a concrete castle, raising 10 kids, and much more. Continue reading

 

An Interview with the Father of Mexico’s Graphic Documentary: Who’s This Rius?

The influential Mexican cartoonist Rius (Eduardo del Rio) passed away on August 8, 2017. In this 1990 interview, he talks about the end of the Cold War, ideology, and the then-contemporary international comics scene. Continue reading

 

The Problem with Editorial Cartooning Today

This 1988 panel about the viability of satire in editorial cartooning features Jules Feiffer, Chuck Freund, Brad Holland, David Levine, and Peter Steiner. They question what’s left to satirize in a culture that satirizes itself, and ponder if humor helps or hurts the political aims of editorial cartoonists. Continue reading

 

The Tom Tomorrow Interview

Tom Tomorrow and Gary Groth chat about comics, politics, and the world of Tomorrow in this interview from TCJ #165. Continue reading

 

The Al Feldstein Interview

In this 1995 interview for The Comics Journal #177, Al Feldstein takes Steve Ringgenberg behind the scenes of Mad, EC, show biz and more. Continue reading

 

The Comics Journal #302: Bloody Massacre Excerpt

In this excerpt from his feature “Bloody Massacre: How Fredric Wertham, Public Backlash and the 1954 Senate Delinquency Hearings Threw the Comics Industry on the Bonfire,” Warren Bernard looks at the impact of Bill Gaines “Are You a Red Dupe?” ad, and how the release of Fredric Wertham’s book may have affected the scheduling of the hearings. 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

 

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