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 »
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 »
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 »
In this interview, autobio underground cartoonist Aline Kominsky-Crumb talks frankly to Peter Bagge: reprinted from TCJ 139 (December 1990).