You have got to hear this old interview from TCJ between Gary Groth and Todd McFarlane. Groth is such a jerk, and McFarlane seems kind of dumb, like a regular joe, and yet so (much more) enlightened.
I hardly know anything about McFarlane (Spawn, lots of toys) and the old history of the Comics Journal ("blood and thunder"), but it's great anyway. It's cool how they seem to get along, too, despite these tough questions.
It's here, please listen.