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Bob Levin, Gary Groth, Michael Dean

The Comics Journal Library Vol. 9: Zap - The Interviews

On sale date: January 4, 2015

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.

Specs

Pages
264
Format
Paperback / Softback
Color
Partial color
Dimensions
10.1" × 12"
ISBN-13
9781606997888
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