Interviews posts

Everyone’s An Impossible Person: The Dina Kelberman Interview (Part One of Two)

Posted by on November 30th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
Dina Kelberman's comics are filled with contradictions. They have a strongly misanthropic quality, yet an unfailingly social one as well. There's a frequent self-negating air about them (the many "should I quit art?" ruminations), yet the strips keep coming out relentlessly. Her characters are minimalist, geometric shapes that berate each other and themselves in frequently hilarious fashion. Her use of color is boldly original and frequently dissonant. She brings her background as a multimedia artist to bear on her comics in the way she incorporates interesting design elements into her lettering and cultivates the immediacy and off-the-cuff nature of a do-it-yourself project.

Mark Bodé: Wizards, Lizards and Broads, Part Three of Three

Posted by on November 24th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
Kim Munson's conversation with the comics, mural and tattoo artist concludes.

Mark Bodé: Wizards, Lizards and Broads, Part Two of Three

Posted by on November 23rd, 2010 at 12:01 AM
Kim Munson speaks with Bodé about continuing the Cartoon Concert tradition, becoming Cheech Wizard and painting Jesus.

Mark Bodé: Wizards, Lizards and Broads, Part One of Three

Posted by on November 22nd, 2010 at 12:01 AM
Kim Munson speaks with the comics, mural and tattoo artist about his new gallery show in San Francisco.

A Conversation with Bizarro cartoonist Dan Piraro, Part Three of Three

Posted by on November 5th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
In the conclusion of his interview with Marc Librescu, Dan Piraro talks about surrealism, modern art and the secret images hidden in his strips.

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A Conversation with Bizarro cartoonist Dan Piraro, Part Two of Three

Posted by on November 4th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
Marc Librescu's discussion with the newspaper cartoonist continues, as they talk about his typical work day and why comic strips have gotten so bad.

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A Conversation with Bizarro cartoonist Dan Piraro, Part One of Three

Posted by on November 3rd, 2010 at 12:01 AM
Marc Librescu speaks with the longtime newspaper cartoonist about the joys of drawing a daily panel.

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Jerry Robinson Interviewed by Chris Mautner

Posted by on November 1st, 2010 at 12:01 AM
Even if Jerry Robinson had initially left comics for a career in journalism as he had originally intended, he'd still be fondly remembered for his work on Batman, particularly in creating the arch-villain the Joker. Thankfully, the comics bug proved to hard to shake off, and Robinson subsequently spent the next 70 years or so working in some aspect of the industry — in comic books, in comic strips (Jet Scott and Flubbs & Fluffs), as an editorial cartoonist, as an author and biographer (The Comics) and as the head of his self-created Cartoonists and Writers Syndicate. Abrams' newest book, Jerry Robinson: Ambassador of Comics by N.C. Christopher Couch, covers his career and biography in detail, with scads of drawings, sketches, photography and paintings Robinson has done over the years. I talked with Robinson over the phone about the new book, how he got into comics and the current, miserable state of editorial cartooning.

An Interview with William M. Gaines, Part Three of Three

Posted by on October 14th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
Concluding the definitive interview from The Comics Journal #81, the EC publisher discusses the Comics Code Authority, refutes founding editor Harvey Kurtzman's version of Mad Magazine's origins, and much more.

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An Interview with William M. Gaines, Part Two of Three

Posted by on October 13th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
Gary Groth, Dwight Decker and Peppy White talk to Gaines about the EC Comics staff, horror comics and the Senate Subcommittee hearings that killed them.

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