Interview

The Hunt Emerson Interview

In this interview, which originally ran in TCJ #198 in 1997, British cartoonist Hunt Emerson (Phenomenocomix, Firkin, Calculus Cat, Casanova’s Last Stand) talks about his relationship to the American underground and European comics scenes, adapting classic literature, music, Fortean philosophy, and much more.

Rationality and Relevance: Dennis O’Neil

This interview was conducted in 1978 and 1980 and released in full form in The Comic Journal #66 (September 1981). Among the many topics they cover, young Gary Groth and Mike Catron ask Denny O’Neil about the potential for the art form – specifically, beyond the mass audience and the superhero genre – and talk about a promising new writer O’Neil is editing, Frank Miller.

Scott Rosenberg’s Platinum Pipeline to Hollywood

Scott Mitchell Rosenberg is recently back in industry news, regarding his partial ownership of the rights to Rob Liefeld’s Youngblood. In this article from TCJ #265 (January-February 2005), Michael Dean traces Rosenberg’s trajectory through comics industry and Hollywood up to that point.

The Ernie Colón Interview

In this 2007 interview, Ernie Colón talks to Kent Worcester about working for Harvey, Warren, DC, Marvel and his collaborations with Sid Jacobson going back to the 1970s.

A Stan Lee Interview (1968)

In this interview, Ted White captures Lee at the peak of ’60s success. It is a snapshot of the day-to-day of the Marvel offices at that time. Sol Brodsky cameos.

Berlin: City of Stones

In this review from The Comics Journal #242 (April 2002), Ron Evry talks about Lutes’ artistic choices, the graphic novel format and the scope of the project.

The Russ Heath Interview

In this 1987 interview, Ken Jones talks to possibly the least-recognized high-quality artist to ever work in American comic books, who left an indelible mark on both Western comics, where he started his comic-book career, and on war comics, for which he would attain his greatest fame.

The Harlan Ellison Interview

In this interview from 1979 (The Comics Journal #53), Gary Groth and Harlan Ellison talk about plagiarism, the potential of the medium, Hollywood, and more.

The Mort Walker Interview

In this in-depth interview, Mort Walker talks about growing up during the Great Depression, serving in the military, developing risque versions of his characters for overseas publishers, founding a comics art museum housed in a concrete castle, raising 10 kids, and much more.

The Skip Williamson Interview

This freewheeling interview by Grass Green touches on Williamson’s early influences, his fellow underground cartoonists including Jay Lynch and Gilbert Shelton, and the trajectory of his own comics career.

The Jay Lynch Interview, 1987

In this 1987 interview, underground cartoonist Jay Lynch talks about his experience growing up with comics and the influence of printed satire. The underground comix scene and the comic industry are discussed in depth as well as the theories behind his work.

The Jack Davis Interview

In this 1992 interview conducted by Lee Wochner, Jack Davis discusses his early days in New York and his work for MAD and TIME Magazine.