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.
Ian Thomas chats up the creator of
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.
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.
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.
This Spain Rodriguez sketchbook was originally published in TCJ #153 (October 1992).