Posts Tagged ‘Will Eisner’

“Rodolpho Swears His Vengeance”

Posted by on August 13th, 2010 at 9:12 AM
Golden Age Friday: Jules Feiffer's Clifford listens to the opera

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.

The Dick Giordano Interview (Part Three of Three)

Posted by on April 2nd, 2010 at 4:35 PM
In the conclusion of this three-part interview, Groth and Giordano ponder comics as an artform, consider the strengths and weaknesses of comics creators circa 1980, and discuss the joy of comics.

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Thinking in Pictures

Posted by on February 25th, 2010 at 9:29 AM

In an earlier post, I wondered whether Will Eisner’s distinction between “instructional” and “entertainment” comics could be applied to the work of someone like Tom Kaczynski, whose mini-comics and short graphic stories are mainly concerned with the play of

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

Posted by on January 18th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
Levin: But with Kissinger, first of all the New York Review did not want to print that. They're fearful of things sexual. On one occasion I did a drawing of Philip Roth. In the scrap material he was wearing a turtleneck sweater. Back came word from Barbara E., why did I make him a penis?

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

Posted by on January 15th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
Levine's caricature of Lillian Hellman.
LEVINE: I've also always preserved the sense that this is my species and I'm not interested in cutting them up in a way that is abusive. There is a point at which I think setting the context in which people function can be very upsetting. If you maim people for the violence on television, with all the new technology, that gets to be a point where you are undercutting the humanity of even the worst people you are talking about, and cartoonists have to share that. There is a tendency and a love of just going as far as you can, and that's part of a feeling in caricaturists, the really natural ones, but I caution them on two levels: One, your art director or editor is going to say, "Hey, that doesn't look like them," so you might as well not go that far. And secondly, there is this thing of, you owe a responsible position to your species.

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Steven Grant reviews The Spirit – A Pop-Up Graphic Novel

Posted by on December 29th, 2009 at 10:00 AM
Did anyone really think this was a good idea?

Ng Suat Tong On Lettering – Old and New

Posted by on December 15th, 2009 at 10:15 AM

Most people with an interest in Chinese brush painting realize that the calligraphy frequently found at the edge of such pieces form as much a part of the art as the image itself. Chinese calligraphy is of course a major

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