An obituary for one of the revelatory talents of autobiographical cartooning, and an icon of the underground era.
John Kelly didn’t just read Drew Friedman’s new book of portraits, he asked seven of the subjects what they thought of their depictions. Plus: Friedman himself sits down for a new interview.
John Kelly takes a look at Brian Doherty’s new history of underground comics – and takes his concerns to the author.
Brian Doherty sits down with a true original of American art, as Barbara “Willy” Mendes discusses underground comics, religious painting, psychedelic music and much more.
An extraordinary group of artists, friends and admirers has been gathered by John Kelly to pay tribute to the great Justin Green, one of the most influential and powerful storytellers of the underground generation.
Remembering the underground comix great – a pioneer in autobiographical comics and minicomics, and a private, dedicated artist.
Author Brian Doherty’s forthcoming narrative history of underground comix, “Dirty Pictures”, is a big one – so big, an entire chapter had to be deleted for space. Today, we present to you that lost chapter as a standalone reflection on the generation gap (or lack thereof) between the underground cartoonists and their older, straighter inspirations.
Zap: The Interviews, Volume 9 of The Comics Journal Library, hits stores this month, collecting all the Zap-related Comics Journal interviews, plus several previously unpublished conversations with the Zap cartoonists. In celebration of this release, we’re publishing things that didn’t make the cut, starting first with the great Robert Crumb.
In this interview, autobio underground cartoonist Aline Kominsky-Crumb talks frankly to Peter Bagge: reprinted from TCJ 139 (December 1990).