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Groth, Gary

Works: 314 works in 548 publications in 2 languages and 11,363 library holdings
Genres: Comic books, strips, etc  Comics (Graphic works)  Graphic novels  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fantasy comic books, strips, etc  Superhero comics  Bildungsromans  Caricatures and cartoons  Fiction  Young adult works 
Roles: Editor, Publisher, Author, Interviewer, Other, Redactor, Contributor
Classifications: PN4784.C68, 741.5973
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Gary Groth
Castle waiting by Linda Medley( Book )

in English and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[1] " ... tells the story of an isolated, abandoned castle, and the eccentric inhabitants who bring it back to life. A fable for modern times, Castle Waiting is a fairy tale that's not about rescuing the princess, saving the kingdom, or fighting the ultimate war between Good and Evil -- but about being a hero in your own home. The opening story, "The Brambly Hedge," tells the origin of the castle itself, which is abandoned by its princess in a comic twist on "Sleeping Beauty" when she rides off into the sunset with her Prince Charming. The castle becomes a refuge for misfits, outcasts, and others seeking sanctuary, playing host to a lively and colorful cast of characters that inhabits the subsequent stories, including a talking anthropomorphic horse, a mysteriously pregnant Lady on the run, and a bearded nun"--Publisher's description
Hank Ketcham's complete Dennis the Menace : 1951-1952 by Hank Ketcham( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic comic strip follows the irascible American youngster's post-war antics as drawn by his late cartoonist originator
Wandering son by Takako Shimura( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The fifth grade. The threshold to puberty, and the beginning of the end of childhood innocence. Shuichi Nitori and his new friend Yoshino Takatsuki have happy homes, loving families, and are well-liked by their classmates. But they share a secret that further complicates a time of life that is awkward for anyone: Shuichi is a boy who wants to be a girl, and Yoshino is a girl who wants to be a boy"--Publisher's web site
King : a comic book biography by Ho Che Anderson( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In comic book format, examines the life of the Baptist minister and civil rights leader who championed nonviolent protest and "had a dream" of equality for all
Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse by Floyd Gottfredson( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of "Mickey Mouse" comic strips from the 1930s, separated into the story arcs they covered and including behind-the-scenes art, publicity work, commentary, and historical essays about the strip
The great comic book heroes by Jules Feiffer( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyzes origins and developments of the peculiarly indigenous art form. Includes 128 pages of accurate color reproductions of the most famous heroes of all
The heart of Thomas by Moto Hagio( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The setting: A boys' boarding school in Germany, sometime in the mid-20th Century. One winter day, fourteen year-old Thomas Werner falls from a lonely pedestrian overpass to his death, immediately after sending a single, brief letter to another boy at the school: 'To Juli, one last time. This is my love. This is the sound of my heart. Surely you must understand'"--Publisher's web site
The Frank book by Jim Woodring( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For so many centuries have meaning for us today because the fantastic elements in them are rooted in immutable reality. The Frank stories belong to this class of literature." Book jacket
The complete Wimmen's Comix( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the late '60s, underground comix changed the way comics readers saw the medium ; but there was an important pronoun missing from the revolution. In 1972, ten women cartoonists got together in San Francisco to rectify the situation and produce the first and longest-lasting all-woman comics anthology, Wimmen's Comix. Within two years the Wimmen's Comix Collective had introduced cartoonists like Roberta Gregory and Melinda Gebbie to the comics-reading public, and would go on to publish some of the most talented women cartoonists in America ; Carol Tyler, Mary Fleener, Aline Kominsky-Crumb, Dori Seda, Phoebe Gloeckner, and many others. In its twenty-year run, the women of Wimmen's tackled subjects the guys wouldn't touch with a ten-foot pole: abortion, menstruation, masturbation, castration, lesbians, witches, murderesses, and feminists. Includes the ground-breaking 1970 one-shot, It Ain't Me, Babe, the very first all-woman comic book ever published
Corpse on the Imjin! : and other stories by Harvey Kurtzman( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of Harvey Kurtzman's war comics that were originally published in "Two-fisted Tales" and "Frontline Combat" in the early 1950s
Peanuts every Sunday, 1952-1955 by Charles M Schulz( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This glorious compilation of Peanuts Every Sunday is the debut volume that collects, for the first time ever, all the Peanuts strips that ran in everyone's newspaper on Sundays- each comic strip reproduced in vibrant, warm full color! In this luxurious hardcover reprinting that years 1952 through 1955, Charles Schulz introduces Schroeder, Lucy, and Linus to his archetypal Peanuts cast of Charlie Brown and Snoopy."--Back of jacket
The eternaut by H. G Oesterheld( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Juan Salvo, the inimitable protagonist, along with his friend Professor Favalli and the tenacious metal-worker Franco, face what appears to be a nuclear accident, but quickly turns out to be something much bigger than they had imagined. Cold War tensions, aliens of all sizes, space and time travel this one has it all
The complete Crumb by R Crumb( Book )

in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A multi-volume series comprising the complete works of the legendary cartoonist R. Crumb, one of America's most original, trenchant, and uncompromising satirists. The series will include his earliest, heretofore unpublished comic strips, as well as his sketchbooks, underground comix, dramatic and autobiographical strips, and his classic cartoon creations Fritz the Cat and Mr. Natural
Walt Kelly's our gang by Walt Kelly( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of the classic 1940's comics based on Our Gang and Li'l Rascals shorts by MGM which themselves originated in the 1930's. These comics were written by Walt Kelly after his work for Disney and before he created his legendary Pogo comic strip. Kelly had the original characters from the films grow up and move away in his comics. He introduced his own characters such as Red the tough leader. Younger brothers and sisters grew into prominent characters such as Button-Nose and Two-by-Two
Hank Ketcham's complete Dennis the Menace by Hank Ketcham( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of the early comics of Hank Ketcham's "Dennis the Menace" from 1953-1954, and includes introductory notes
R. Crumb by R Crumb( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Few cartoonists have affected our world the way Robert Crumb (1943- ) has, from busting cultural and sexual taboos for artists everywhere with his pioneering underground comix to his never-ending drive to improve his art. This book, the third volume of The comics Journal Library series, presents a composite portrait of the artist through four long out-of-print interviews from the Utne Independent Press Award-winning magazine's archives and a never-before-published chat from the artist's 1980s renaissance. This volume spans Crumb's life and career, covering his views on sex, politics, art, racism and culture, his peers and family, his flirtations with success on America's terms and his later rejections of those terms. It also provides an absorbing oral history of the latter half of the 20th century from the point of view of an artist who helped shape it"--Back cover
Will Elder : the mad playboy of art by Will Elder( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hoo hah! One of MAD's original 'Usual Gang of Idiots, ' Bill Elder may have been MAD's most versatile artist, able to mimic any other artist's style while still retaining his own 'chicken fat' approach to cartooning. This new title collects his work from the original 23 issues of the MAD comic book, all written by Harvey Kurtzman, including parodies of Sherlock Holmes, Frankenstein, Wonder Woman, Archie Comics, Popeye, Mickey Mouse, The Shadow, Dragnet, and much more."--
Gahan Wilson's Out there by Gahan Wilson( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gahan Wilson is probably best known for his macabre Playboy cartoons--filled with charming monsters, goofy mad scientists, and melting victims--and his cutting-edge work in the National Lampoon, but in 1964, he brought his brilliantly controlled wiggly-but-sophisticated pen line to The magazine of fantasy & science fiction. Wilson's freaks and geeks found a home among the stories of the best fantasy and sf writers of the day, offering a welcome, if sometimes macabre or existentially imponderable, graphic break from the magazine's otherwise straightforward prose. Wilson's playfully black sense of comedy was on full display in these cartoons, delineated in his trademark roly-poly, sensual, delicately hatched line. Out There features the over 250 cartoons that Wilson drew during his tenure with the magazines as well as all four covers he rendered--none of which have seen the light of day since their first appearance 50 years ago. Wilson also contributed both short stories and movie and book reviews, which are included as well."
Drawing the line by Gary Groth( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Comics Journal Library" collection contains interviews with artists Jules Feiffer, David Levine, Edward Sorel, and Ralph Steadman in which their attitudes toward their art and their personal histories as artists, as well as topics such as politics, social causes, and outer sources of artistic motivation are discussed. Each interview has an introduction and includes reproductions of the artist's work
Came the dawn : and other stories by Wallace Wood( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in Swedish and English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects short crime and horror pieces illustrated by Wood and published in several titles by EC comic in the early nineteen fifties
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Audience level: 0.28 (from 0.18 for Castle wai ... to 0.49 for Will Elder ...)

Castle waiting
Hank Ketcham's complete Dennis the Menace : 1951-1952Wandering sonKing : a comic book biographyWalt Disney's Mickey MouseThe great comic book heroesThe Frank bookThe complete CrumbWalt Kelly's our gang
Alternative Names
Gary Groth American comic book editor, publisher and critic

Gary Groth Amerikaans uitgever

Gary Groth editore statunitense