Posts Tagged ‘Interview’

The Lynda Barry Interview

Posted by on January 25th, 2010 at 7:04 AM
From What It Is, ©2008 Lynda Barry.


From the pages of The Comics Journal #296, Managing Editor Michael Dean talks creativity and tilting at windmills with the renowned author of What It Is.

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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)


TCJ 300 Conversations: Stan Sakai & Chris Schweizer

Posted by on December 25th, 2009 at 4:05 AM


Cartoon by Schweizer, with Sakai on the left and him on the right ©2009 Chris Schweizer.

Historical fiction is cartoonists Stan Sakai’s and Chris Schweizer’s stock in trade: The latter is best known for his graphic novel, Crogan’s Vengeance

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TCJ 300 Conversations: Jim Borgman & Keith Knight

Posted by on December 24th, 2009 at 4:36 AM


Nov.7, 1983 panel collected in The Great Communicator, ©1985 Jim Borgman.

Jim Borgman and Keith Knight each own a piece of the vanishing real estate that is the daily-newspaper page. Not only have they managed to hold onto

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TCJ 300 Conversations: Ted Rall & Matt Bors

Posted by on December 23rd, 2009 at 3:55 AM


Syndicated since 1991, Ted Rall has been considered the “bad boy” of American editorial cartooning since at least 2001, when his “war on terror”-related anti-Bush cartoons landed him on right-wing hit lists like Bernard Goldberg’s best-selling book 100 People

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TCJ 300 Conversations: Jaime Hernandez & Zak Sally

Posted by on December 22nd, 2009 at 5:47 AM


Both veteran comics creator Jaime Hernandez (Love and Rockets, now in its third, annual iteration) and minicomics publisher and cartoonist Zak Sally (Sammy the Mouse, The Recidivist and the forthcoming collection Like a Dog)

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TCJ 300 Conversations: Denny O’Neil & Matt Fraction

Posted by on December 21st, 2009 at 5:07 AM


Two Young Turks: Part of a group who defected from Charlton to DC in the ’60s, comics writer Denny O’Neil, who had a background in journalism, is best known for expanding the superhero genre to include socially conscious themes

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TCJ 300 Conversations: Howard Chaykin & Ho Che Anderson

Posted by on December 18th, 2009 at 1:35 AM


I started working with Ho Che Anderson when he answered a call Fantagraphics put out for sex comics; the result was a five-issue series, later compiled into a graphic novel, I Want To be Your Dog. Ho then

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TCJ 300 Conversations: Alison Bechdel & Danica Novgorodoff

Posted by on December 17th, 2009 at 2:47 AM


Promotional art for Refresh, Refresh, ©2009 Danica Novgorodoff.

Prepare for a densely packed, fiercely intelligent conversation between two extremely well-read, thoughtful comics creators: Alison Bechdel, a graduate of Oberlin College, has been long established in at least a

TCJ 300 Conversations: David Mazzucchelli & Dash Shaw

Posted by on December 16th, 2009 at 2:17 AM


When it comes to conversations about the art of comics, you could hardly ask for a better intergenerational pairing than David Mazzucchelli and Dash Shaw. Mazzucchelli is known in the Direct Market for his collaborations on Daredevil and Batman

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