In this extensive interview, cartoonist, creator and innovator Liam Sharp discusses his sprawling career drawing superheroes, creating businesses, writing novels, supporting a family, embracing the struggle, representing his hometown, and much, much more. Yes, more than that.
Now that he’s on the other side of reading every single Marvel comic ever published, Douglas Wolk is catching up with Laura Hudson on whether that was (or was not) a good idea, what sort of lessons that etched into his subculture, and laying down some dogma for future cultural archaeologists to grapple with.
An expansive conversation with Stuart Immonen, whose artistic output reflects his interests: diverse, dynamic and curious. Here, he talks with Alex Dueben about his self-published work (labeled “too serious” by the biter class) and what the “Marvel method” looks like these days. Reminder: he’s not retired!
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.
This conversation from The Comics Journal #300 (November 2009) is a snapshot of a moment just before smartphones became ubiquitous and before the MCU/Batman/superhero movies would glut cinemas. Matt Fraction and Denny O’Neil compare and contrast their experiences writing for characters such as Iron Man and Batman, share tips on craft and more.