The Carmine Infantino Interview

In this career-spanning interview, Infantino talks about his time in the shop system of comics creation, working on characters such as The Flash and Adam Strange and his rise through the ranks of DC.

Todd McFarlane: Buddy Saunders Sidebar

GROTH: Tell me about Buddy Saunders. MCFARLANE: I love Buddy Saunders. I met him for the first time [at Diamond Distributors’ retail seminar]. I’ve read about Buddy Saunders, you’ve given him a big forum in your book. I’ve read a lot of Buddy stuff. He was polite, he just didn’t like a few things. It didn’t… Read more »

Women and Autobio Roundtable Quick Terminology

I use the word “cartoonist” to describe someone who writes and draws comics. “Alternative comics”: a phrase used to describe, mostly in the 1980s and 1990s, non-superhero comics (which were referred to as “mainstream” comics, usually published by Marvel and DC, although I think these terms have shifted meaning), usually written and drawn by one… Read more »

The Dick Ayers Bobby Benson sidebar

BOBBY BENSON SHAUN CLANCY: When you were drawing Bobby Benson, were you aware it was a radio show at the same time? DICK AYERS: Oh, I grew up with Bobby Benson! And I was very upset when they had me draw Windy Wales. CLANCY: Why would you be upset by that? AYERS: Skinny! CLANCY: Oh,… Read more »