The Comics Journal Library Volume 9: Zap - The Interviews

The Comics Journal Library Volume 9: Zap - The Interviews

Paperback

$35.00
Usually ships within 6 days
MARKETPLACE
13 New & Used Starting at $15.09

Overview

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.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews