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For more than 50 years, his twisted single-panel cartoons have appeared in magazines like Playboy and The New Yorker. His work always had this really distinct tone. Gahan’s take on the macabre is loopy, dark and strange. There were monsters. Sometimes aliens. Maybe a pirate.
To remember his life, his work and his impact we are resharing an interview we did with Gahan about a decade ago. He talked about the arc of his career and using childhood fears as inspiration. He also talked about his contributions to the National Lampoon.
This interview originally aired in January of 2010.
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