From the TCJ Archives

The John Severin Interview Parts I & II


GROTH: Can you tell me what your favorite comics were through the '20s. You mentioned Tarzan…that must have been Hal Foster around '27, '28, I think.

SEVERIN: Yeah. That's right. I remember one... I can't remember whether it's the gag line at the end, which is always the same at the end. I think it was called, It's Pappa Who Pays. And then there was Hans and Fritz. By the way, I was in on the three of them. There was Hans and Fritz, The Katzenjammer Kids, and The Captain and the Kids. I used to go nuts. I would read mine, and run over to my cousin's and get his in the afternoon. He had The Katzenjammer Kids, and I had The Captain and the Kids.