Taking a Look at Dirty Pictures (without the pictures)
John Kelly takes a look at Brian Doherty’s new history of underground comics – and takes his concerns to the author.
“It’s Like A Miracle”: An Interview with the Underground Cartoonist and Visionary Artist Barbara “Willy” Mendes
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.
“It’s Really Inspiring To See Comics Being Experimental”: A chat with Dynamite Diva creator Jasper Jubenvill
Ian Thomas chats up the creator of
Of the Old Guard and the New Kids
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.
Spain Bang: New Books and Movie Rev Up the Motorcycle Outlaw Cartoonist’s Legend
We’re living through a Golden Age of Spain Rodriguez, so it’s time for Paul to catch us up on the recent reprints and biographical work (including a documentary) on the motorcycle riding Marxist radical who never stopped creating.
Zap: An Unpublished Spain Rodriguez Interview
In celebration of the release of the Comics Journal Library book of Zap interviews, we present this unpublished interview with the late Spain Rodriguez. It does not appear in the Zap Interviews book.
Spain Rodriguez Talks About Online Comics
In this one-page interview from TCJ #232 (April 2001), Gary Groth talks to Spain Rodriguez about collaborating with Bob Callahan on the Salon.com comic Dark Hotel.
Spain Rodriguez Sketchbook
This Spain Rodriguez sketchbook was originally published in TCJ #153 (October 1992).
Spain Rodriguez Fought the Good Fight
Born March 2, 1940 in Buffalo, New York. Died November 28, 2012 in San Francisco, California.
Spain Rodriguez: Tributes
Words of appreciation from Bill Griffith, Gary Panter, Trina Robbins, Carol Tyler, Joe Sacco, Justin Green, R. Crumb, Lorraine Chamberlain, Art Spiegelman, Gary Groth, Kim Deitch, and others, with more to come.
The Spain Interview
In this two-part interview, Gary Groth talks to Spain about Catholicism, working in a factory, rebelling against authority, teaching, the underground comix movement and Zap, and Nightmare Alley.
Spain Rodriguez: Still Cruisin’ After All These Years
A visit with the great underground artist on the occasion of another installment of his Buffalo stories.