Sparring With Gil Kane: Debating The History and Aesthetics of Comics


by Gil Kane & Gary Groth

Gil Kane was a fascinating raconteur and a formidable analyst, critic, and theorist of comics, a medium he loved. Included in this collection are interviews Kane conducted with a wide array of cartoonists.

Fantagraphics Books
ISBN: 9781683960713

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Along with drawing every major comic book character during his 50-year career and conceiving independent “graphic novels” before the term had any meaning, Gil Kane was also a fascinating conversationalist, engaging with other artists about the subjects he was most passionate about. Included are interviews Hal Foster, Walt Kelly, Noel Sickles, Harvey Kurtzman, Bill Everett, Denny O’Neil, Howard Chaykin, Walt Simonson, Robert Crumb, Jack Jackson and Donald Phelps. On full display is Kane’s critical acuity, wit and eagerness to engage in opinions contrary to his own. Sparring With Gil Kane is a Master Class on the comics form.

272 page black and white paperback
Fantagraphics Books, 2018

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Weight 21 oz
Dimensions 9.5 × 7.75 × 1 in