Interviews posts

The Watchful Eye of David Levine: Interview by Gary Groth (Part Two of Six)

Posted by on January 14th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
Levin's caricature of William F. Buckley
LEVINE: One thing follows the other, or one initiates the other, it doesn't matter which end. It is not enough to merely have an idea. Not if you're going to put it in a graphic or a visual form. Because then anybody who has a good idea or a good storyline could say, "I'm a great cartoonist." That's not true. So I do demand a standard be met in some way.

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The Watchful Eye of David Levine: Interview by Gary Groth (Part One of Six)

Posted by on January 13th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
John Updike, novelist and essayist: "Besides offering us the delight of recognition, his drawings comfort us, in an exacerbated and potentially desperate age, with the sense of a watching presence, an eye in formed by an intelligence that has not panicked, a comic art ready to encapsulate the latest apparitions of publicity as well as those historical devils who haunt our unease. Levine is one of America’s assets. In a confusing time, he bears witness. In a shoddy time, he does good work.”

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TCJ Audio Archive: Roy Crane and Chester Gould

Posted by on January 11th, 2010 at 7:41 AM
New to The Comics Journal Audio Archive! One of the coolest finds in the cassette archive is a cassette containing two 1961 episodes from The Cartoonist's Art, a radio program hosted by then-Bringing Up Father cartoonist Verne Greene for what was then WRVR in New York City. Appearing on these episodes were Dick Tracy creator Chester Gould, and Wash Tubbs/Buz Sawyer cartoonist Roy Crane. Enjoy these near-forgotten moments from the history of comics! Click here to download: Roy Crane (6.7MB MP3 audio file, 29:08 minutes) Chester Gould (6.6MB MP3 audio file, 28:59 minutes)


Michel Fiffe interviews Ty Templeton Part Five (of Five)

Posted by on January 11th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
The conclusion of the Ty Templeton interview.

Bob Levin talks to J.T. Dockery, the cartoonist behind In Tongues Illustrated

Posted by on November 30th, 2009 at 9:04 PM

In Tongues Illustrated (, B&W, $40) comes at one wielding its illusive classification — art object? comic? album? book? — like a sword-swinging, Kali-armed assassin. Its aim is not dismemberment, though, but the re-tailoring of minds.

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