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Gary Groth, Michael Dean, Harvey Kurtzman, Bill Gaines, Al Feldstein

The Comics Journal Library Vol. 10: The EC Artists Part 2

On sale date: December 6, 2016

Collects career-spanning interviews with Harvey Kurtzman (creator of Mad), Wallace Wood, and many others who influenced game-changers such as Stephen King, George A. Romero, and Matthew Weiner.

No comics publisher has had a greater impact — or generated more controversy — than the immensely influential EC Comics. The second and concluding volume of conversations with the creators behind the EC war/horror/science fiction/suspense line brings The Comics Journal's definitive interviews together with several never-before-published sessions, including a new interview with the legendary Jack Davis conducted by Gary Groth. It also includes:

  • Publisher Bill Gaines on the origins of the company and his terrifying grilling before the Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency.
  • Editor/writer/artist Al Feldstein on introducing serious science fiction to comics and his interactions with Ray Bradbury.
  • Harvey Kurtzman on bringing realism to war comics with Frontline Combat and subversive satire to humor comics with Mad.
  • The master of chirascuro, Alex Toth, on the aesthetic values that guided him through a career that included drawing for EC and animating Jonny Quest.
  • Colorist Marie Severin on the atmosphere of pranks and anarchy that dominated the EC bullpen.

Plus, career-spanning interviews with George Evans and Jack Kamen, rare Q&A sessions with formal experimenter Bernard Krigstein and EC writer Colin Dawkins, and a conversation between Jack Davis and award-winning alternative cartoonist Jim Woodring.

The Comics Journal Library Vol. 10: The EC Artists Part 2 is part of the The Comics Journal series.


Paperback / Softback
Black and white with some color.
10.1" × 12"