WorldCat Identities

Groth, Gary

Works: 249 works in 430 publications in 1 language and 9,869 library holdings
Genres: Comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels  Comics (Graphic works)  Fantasy comic books, strips, etc  Bildungsromans  Fiction  Young adult works  Caricatures and cartoons  Interviews  History 
Roles: Editor, Publisher, Author, Interviewer, Other, Contributor
Classifications: PN6727.M42, 741.5973
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Gary Groth
Castle waiting by Linda Medley( Book )

in English and held by 875 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
King : a comic book biography by Ho Che Anderson( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 345 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
Wandering son by Takako Shimura( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 344 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
Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse by Floyd Gottfredson( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 335 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
Hank Ketcham's complete Dennis the Menace : 1951-1952 by Hank Ketcham( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic comic strip follows the irascible American youngster's post-war antics as drawn by his late cartoonist originator
The heart of Thomas by Moto Hagio( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 235 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
Peanuts every Sunday, 1952-1955 by Charles M Schulz( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 231 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
Corpse on the Imjin! : and other stories by Harvey Kurtzman( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 221 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
Wandering son by Takako Shimura( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the second volume of Shimura Takako's superb coming-of-age story, our transgendered protagonists, Shuichi and Yoshino, have entered the sixth grade. Shuichi spends a precious gift of cash from his grandmother on a special present for himself, a purchase that triggers a chain of events in which his sister Maho learns his secret, and Shuichi inadvertently steals the heart of a boy Maho in interested in"--Publisher's web site
The complete Crumb by R Crumb( Book )

in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete Wimmen's Comix( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 176 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
Walt Kelly's our gang by Walt Kelly( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 166 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 )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 160 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
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 154 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."--
Hank Ketcham's complete Dennis the Menace by Hank Ketcham( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects "Dennis the Menace" cartoon panels penned by Hank Ketcham between January 1955 and December 1956
Drawing the line by Gary Groth( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 152 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
R. Crumb by R Crumb( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 152 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
Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse color Sundays by Floyd Gottfredson( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the Sunday Mickey Mouse comic strip that debuted in 1932 featuring Donald Duck, Uncle Mortimer, and Morty and Ferdie Fieldmouse, including behind-the-scenes art and vintage publicity material
Gahan Wilson's Out there by Gahan Wilson( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 144 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."
Mother, come home by Paul Hornschemeier( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With his clean, distinctive art style and poignant storytelling, up-and-coming indie comics sensation Paul Hornschemeier has earned comparisons to and accolades from today's top graphic novelists. Mother, Come Home is Hornschemeier's graphic novel debut-the quietly stunning tale of a father and son struggling, by varying degrees of escapism and fantasy, to come to terms with the death of the family's mother. The story seamlessly weaves through the surreal and the painfully factual, guided by the careful, somber colors and inventive pacing unique to Hornschmeier's storytelling. Mother, Come Home extracts almost tangible drama from the most tranquil of moments, making that which is unspoken in each panel easily audible, and almost uncomfortably experienced--Résumé de l'éditeur
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Castle waiting
Alternative Names
Gary Groth American comic book editor, publisher and critic

Gary Groth editore statunitense

English (47)

King : a comic book biographyWandering sonWalt Disney's Mickey MouseHank Ketcham's complete Dennis the Menace : 1951-1952Wandering sonThe complete CrumbWalt Kelly's our gangHank Ketcham's complete Dennis the Menace