The Comics Journal Library Volume 9: Zap - The Interviews

The Comics Journal Library Volume 9: Zap - The Interviews


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In-depth, career-spanning interviews with the cartoonists — Crumb, Shelton, and more — who forever altered the course of American comics with their anthology title, Zap Comix.

The definitive Comics Journal interviews with the cartoonists behind Zap Comix, featuring: Supreme 1960s counterculture/underground artist Robert Crumb on how acid unleashed a flood of Zap characters from his unconscious; Marxist brawler Spain Rodriguez on how he made the transition from the Road Vultures biker gang to the exclusive Zap cartoonists’ club; Yale alumnus Victor Moscoso and Christian surfer Rick Griffin on how their poster-art psychedelia formed the backdrop of the 1960s San Francisco music scene; Savage Id-choreographer S. Clay Wilson on how his dreams insist on being drawn; Painter and Juxtapoz-founder Robert Williams on how Zap #4 led to 150 news-dealer arrests; Fabulous, Furry, Freaky Gilbert Shelton on the importance of research; Church of the Subgenius founder Paul Mavrides on getting a contact high during the notorious Zap jam sessions; and much more. In these career-spanning interviews, the Zap contributors open up about how they came to create a seminal, living work of art.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781606997888
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
Publication date: 01/04/2015
Series: Comics Journal Series
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 9.90(w) x 11.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 16 Years

About the Author

Bob Levin lives in Berkeley, CA with his wife and collaborator, Adele. He practices law when he isn't writing books.

Gary Groth is the co-founder of The Comics Journal and Fantagraphics Books. He lives in Seattle.

Michael Dean lives in Seattle, WA. He has been an editor at The Comics Journal since 1999.

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