Posts Tagged ‘Robert Crumb’

Bild & Bubbla 185

Posted by on December 29th, 2010 at 1:34 PM

Christmas is still raging, bells are jingling, Christmas food leftovers are all over the fridge and all is well. One of the Christmas presents I got this year was a copy of the last issue for 2010 of Bild & …

Studio Profile: Hope Street Studios

Posted by on August 16th, 2010 at 12:01 AM

Earlier this year, I looked at the wealth of interesting small-press publications that were emerging from Scotland. It became apparent that the majority of the work was coming from one studio — Hope Street Studios in Glasgow — where professional creators like Jamie Grant, Frank Quitely, Gary Erskine and Dominic Regan had formed a creative nexus with emerging independent artists and writers.

When the opportunity arose, I decided to visit the studio and speak to the various creators associated with it about the community that Hope Street has fostered as well as their influences, aspirations and the uniquely bleak Scottish sense of humor.

More information on the creators and publications featured can be found at the following locations:

Dominic Regan: Gamma Head
John Miller: Evil Wee Comics
Graham Murdoch: Lambiek profile
Iain Laurie: Powwkipsie and Black Cape
Craig Collins: Roachwell
Wasted, Northern Lightz and Nexion: Bad Press Ltd.

Crumb: Beauty and Failure

Posted by on July 19th, 2010 at 12:01 AM

Check out the man with the mouse behind Robert Crumb.


©1996 Robert Crumb.

Gary Groth Interviews Harvey Pekar (1984) Part One of Two

Posted by on July 14th, 2010 at 5:15 PM

In this Interview from TCJ #97, August 1985: Stories About Honesty, Money and Misogyny.

Gary Groth interviews Harvey Pekar (1993)

Posted by on July 12th, 2010 at 5:00 PM

This interview is reprinted from TCJ #162, October 1993, the autobio-cartoonist issue. In this interview, Groth and Pekar talk about literary values, evaluate other autobio cartoonists, and ponder how to grow a lit-comics readership.

Upcoming: Gary Groth’s 1985 interview with Harvey Pekar.

What the Hell

Posted by on June 13th, 2010 at 4:43 PM

You, Robert Crumb . . . what the hell? What the hell did you mean by that?

Letters From Old Friends: Mineshaft #25

Posted by on May 19th, 2010 at 5:33 AM

Rob reviews the 25th issue of the comics zine MINESHAFT, edited by Everett Rand and Gioia Palmieri.

Norman Pettingill: His Life

Posted by on March 9th, 2010 at 12:01 AM

In June, Fantagraphics Books will publish a collection of Norman Pettingill’s work. Comic fans may remember that Robert Crumb published some of Pettingill’s cartoon drawings in Weirdo in the mid-’80s. The idea of publishing an entire book collecting Pettingill’s work was first broached to me by Johnny Ryan, a Pettingill fan (and the cartoonist behind Angry Youth Comics and Prison Pit), a few years ago. The John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, is the repository for most of Pettingill’s work, and agreed to help us put together a book. Johnny wrote a brief appreciation; R. Crumb loved Pettingill’s work and wrote a brief introduction. But, so little is known about Pettingill himself that I felt the book required a short biography of the man — so I wrote one.

There has been very little written about Pettingill, making it difficult to put together a story of his life. I had only previously read “A Visit with Norman Pettingill” by Rodney Shroeter from Comic Art # 3 (2003), which was useful but also problematic: it charted the broad arc of Pettingill’s life in desultory fashion, but also contained inaccuracies and internal discrepancies. I was able to separate fact from fiction by interviewing Pettingill’s sons, Bud and Jack, and by consulting a lifelong friend of Pettingill’s, Jim Pink, all of whom proved generous with their time and helpful.

*This is the latest draft, which may be slightly revised for publication.

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TCJ 300: Funnybook Roulette

Posted by on December 28th, 2009 at 2:44 AM

 

The Experience of Comics


From Girls and Boys, by and ©1979 Lynda Barry.


So here we are, with enough issues of The Comics Journal to hold off the Persians. I joined the hoplites in #52, dated December 1979, …

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