The Comics Journal (TCJ) is a Seattle-based journal published by Fantagraphics, a publisher that nurtured many of today’s acclaimed graphic novelists. The journal has been highly influential in the study and making of comics and graphic novels. Earlier this year, TCJ republished Gary Groth’s 2004 interview with Gloeckner. (Groth is editor-in-chief of The Comics Journal and a co-founder of Fantagraphics.) The interview covers many topics, but the discussion of the autobiographical nature of Gloeckner’s work connects with Thursday’s presentations as well as with some of the blog entries on Maus that discussed that work’s fictional elements.
Also: Here’s a link to a 2001 profile of Gloeckner (titled “A Graphic Life“) in the New York Times Magazine.