Today on the site:
The Seattle home office uncovered some bits left out of the published Groth/Infantino interview. Of particular note is Infantino’s take on C.C. Beck, as well as his departure from DC Comics. Also from 1996, a TCJ article on a Kirby/Infantino controversy.
And Joe McCulloch rounds it out with his week in comics.
Finally, a recommendation: The Harvey Kurtzman exhibition at the Society of Illustrators in NYC is excellent. I’ve seen Kurtzman originals before, but to see so many covers, and, best of all, a full set of rough breakdowns for an EC war story, was an unusual treat. Kurtzman’s pencils have all the gestural verve I always felt in his brushwork, but it’s that much more immediate here. The Bill Griffith exhibition upstairs is smaller but full of excellent work, both single drawings and complete strips, from throughout Griffith’s career. Like Kurtzman, Griffith is both a master satirist and a highly skilled artist devoted to his craft. It shows in the work.