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    Default Best Interviewees?

    So which classic comic types give the most informative and/or entertaining interviews?

    (Side note: I really, really, want to read Sam Glanzman's US Stevens stories after reading his interview in Comic Book Artist.)
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    Not sure they're necessarily classic, but I find I often enjoy the interviews of Alan Moore and Grant Morrison.
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    Howard Chaykin. I don't think there's even a debate. His interviews are so great, they published a book of them.

    http://www.amazon.com/Howard-Chaykin...+conversations

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    Chaykin, Kirby, Eisner, Moebius, and Moore.
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    The George Kashdan interview last year in Alter-Ego magazine was quite memorable. A long time editor for DC, George was pretty much on his deathbed at the time of this interview. He held nothing back in what was going on at DC during the gold and silver age, naming names and not giving a shit about hurting anyones feelings

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    I'll echo that. A lot of times the best interviews are non-high profile people from the industry.

    Some of the best interviews I've read have come from The Comics Journal, Comics Interview, Comic Book Artist, Will Eisner Quarterly, Alter Ego, Back Issue, The Jack Kirby Collector
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    Agreement on Moore & Chaykin (was he ever a gas at NC Comicon 2011).


    And for my money, Warren Ellis is modern comics' greatest raconteur:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTR52YWIUnI
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    Couple of guys who aren't controversial, but just come across as nice guys who are doing their best to remember what was, to them, a job are Irwin Hasen and Shelly Moldoff.

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    The couple of videos of Kirby being interviewed are great. Here's a link
    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1t7TnnMFl5s

    I've always thought it was really cool of Kurt Busiek to come on here (and other places) and answer questions.

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    Netflix stream has Comic Book Confidential and it is a great documentary of non-superhero comics and has some interesting interviews with Eisner, Crumb, Burns, Spain, Miller, Pekar, Gaines, Mouly and other creators.
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    Not really interviews, but I've always appreciated Doug Moench's letter columns. He's so much more open/honest about himself and his works than I've ever known another creator to be.

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    I don't find Kirby to be the most fascinating interview. Maybe he is just so darn nice that he is loathe to say anything too out of sorts.

    I will echo Slam's mention of Irwin Hassen... a delightful interviewee. And I'll throw in Howie Post, a hell of a raconteur.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benday-dot View Post
    I don't find Kirby to be the most fascinating interview. Maybe he is just so darn nice that he is loathe to say anything too out of sorts.
    And when he does it tends to be... well... factually wrong.
    I will echo Slam's mention of Irwin Hassen... a delightful interviewee. And I'll throw in Howie Post, a hell of a raconteur.
    http://www.twomorrows.com/alterego/a...s/01hasen.html

    That was fun. Good pick. (I'd never heard of the guy.)
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    Moore's funny, Gaiman's sublime, Morrison's enthusiastic and Waid's informative.
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    These interviews aren't particularly insightful, but they're interesting and there's lots of 'em (scroll down)

    http://www.wtv-zone.com/silverager/CSHTML/sas.shtml

    There was an interview that Al Feldstein gave after he left MAD and (I think) after Bill Gaines passed away where he seemed releived to talk freely.
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