Tag Archives: Highlights from the Archive

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Blood and Thunder: Harvey Pekar and R. Fiore

From The Comics Journal’s letters pages (Blood and Thunder), circa 1989-1990: American Splendor creator Harvey Pekar and critic R. Fiore argue over realism and genre fiction in comics. And Animal Farm. Continue reading

 
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The Barry Windsor-Smith Interview

Barry Windsor-Smith talks to Gary Groth about transitioning out of the X titles into his own creator-owned work, Jack Kirby, subverting genre and the aesthetic state of the industry, ca. 1996. Continue reading

 
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The Megan Kelso Interview

In this interview from TCJ #216, Megan Kelso and Gary Groth talk about the latter’s artistic development, sex in comics, self-publishing minicomics in the 1990s, and much more: introduction by Jason Lutes (Berlin, CCS). Continue reading

 
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The Spain Interview

In this two-part interview, Gary Groth talks to Spain about Catholicism, working in a factory, rebelling against authority, teaching, the underground comix movement and Zap, and Nightmare Alley. Continue reading

 
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The Jeff Smith Interview

In this interview, Jeff Smith breaks down for Gary Groth all the work and all of the years he put in to become an overnight success. Continue reading

 
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The Joost Swarte Interview

In The Comics Journal #279 (November 2006), Joost Swarte talks to David Peniston and Kim Thompson about children’s comics, glasswork, publishing and more. Continue reading

 
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The Alan Moore Interview

Gary Groth’s 1987 interview with Alan Moore documents the writer’s attitude towards DC after creator protests over a proposed rating system. “The Watchmen and Swamp Thing writer explains why he’ll no longer work for DC.” Continue reading

 
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A Portal to Another Dimension: Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons, and Neil Gaiman

A discussion on the influences and thought behind Watchmen between creators Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons at the UK Comic Art Convention in London on Sept. 21st, 1986. Moderating the panel discussion is Neil Gaiman. Continue reading