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  • Issue #251
    Comics Journal (1977) 251

    Interview with James Sturm (The Golems Mighty Swing) and panel discussion with the pioneers of underground comics. Ana Merino on the link between comics and design. Trina Robbins on creating classics. Plus reviews, comics, letters, and news. Revealing cover by Sturm. Black and white; 128 pages. Cover price $6.95.

  • Issue #252
    Comics Journal (1977) 252

    The Magazine of Comics News and Criticism. In this issue: An exhaustive conversation with John Romita, Sr.! Tom Spurgeon chats with the artist about his life, art and career! Plus: an interview with Ron Rege, Jr. (Skibber Bee-Bye, Boys) conducted by The Ganzfeld's Dan Nadel. Also: Doubleday abandons graphic novel line. Cover by Romita, Sr. features Spider-Man cast of characters. Magazine, 128 pages, B&W. Mature Readers. Cover price $6.95.

  • Issue #253
    Comics Journal (1977) 253

    The Magazine of Comics News and Criticism. In this issue: The Comics Journal is proud to present a cover-length interview with Eric Drooker, examining his fascinating life and art, his marvelous wordless comics work, particularly his recent novel Blood Song and the seminal Flood! A Novel in Pictures, as well as his illustrations for clients like The New Yorker and Rage Against the Machine, and his collaboration with Allen Ginsberg! Also, esteemed Hal Foster biographer Brian Kane has a brief but utterly absorbing chat with veteran comics legend and inheritor of the Prince Valiant series, John Cullen Murphy! Plus, Eurocomics sensation Jason is interviewed! As always, the issue is packed with the kind of arts/literature coverage on the entire world of comics that earned it a 2002 Utne Independent Press Award. Magazine, 128 pages, B&W. Mature Readers. Cover price $6.95.

  • Issue #255
    Comics Journal (1977) 255

    R. Sikoryak - comics' postmodern chameleon interviewed; Bob Levin answers the question "Whatever happened to Arn Saba?"; Aaron McGruder interviewed; Harvey Pekar, movie star. Cover by R. Sikoryak. Cover price $6.95.

  • Issue #261
    Comics Journal (1977) 261

    The Magazine of Comics News and Criticism. In this issue: The Journal is proud to present the long-awaited, exhaustive and engrossing cover interview with Phoebe Gloeckner, author of the tear-down-the-sky brilliant books A Child's Life and Diary of a Teenage Girl! Conducted by the Journal's own Gary Groth, this conversation is not one to miss. If that weren't enough, this issue also boasts a fascinating Gloeckner essay by legendary critic Donald Phelps, author of the American Book Award-winning Reading the Funnies! Also: dropping science with Jay Hosler; the gospel according to Chester Brown; and the early work of comics pioneer Winsor McCay. Plus: reviews, comics, letters and news. Magazine, 144 pages, B&W. Mature Readers. Cover price $6.95.

  • Issue #264
    Comics Journal (1977) 264

    The Magazine of Comics News and Criticism. Now revamped with more pages and higher quality reproduction! This issue features a cover interview with Ivan Brunetti (conducted by editor Gary Groth), a cartoonist known for his caustic, scabrous and self-lacerating comic, Schizo, the cartoon collection Haw!, as well as his comics contributions to anthologies and illustration work in such magazine as Mother Jones, The Baffler, and Entertainment Weekly. Underground comics are highlighted this issue in two major features: Patrick Rosenkranz, the author of the underground comix history Rebel Visions, provides a historical profile of the major underground publishers in a long essay based on interviews with all the participants. Second, his own book comes under the knife in a series of critiques of his own history of underground comix by the underground cartoonists he covered in the book itself! Plus: Darcy Sullivan on defiling the legacy of Jack Kirby; Harold Gray's Little Joe; and vicious smears. Also: TCJ's regular columns covering European comics, manga, newspaper strips, and other facets of the medium, investigative journalism and letters, all in the most iconoclastic and unorthodox magazine about comics in the world. 200 pages, PC/PB&W. Cover price $9.95.

  • Issue #265
    Comics Journal (1977) 265

    The Magazine of Comics News and Criticism. The latest issue of the recently revamped magazine turns its attention to the legendary William Steig, creator of Shrek! Since 1930, Steig produced over 1,600 cartoons and 117 covers for The New Yorker. The tribute to Steig opens with a critical essay by Donald Phelps, and includes a historical essay as well as short tributes from his peers and fellow cartoonists and a gallery of Steig's most significant work. This issue also features an interview with the cartoonist Eric Shanower, creator of the Image series Age of Bronze, conducted by Managing Editor Dirk Deppey. The comic strip reprint this issue is Garret Price's rarely seen, critically lauded White Boy -- 35 Sunday pages printed in full color! Plus: a profile of cult-favorite British cartoonist Chris Reynolds, written by famed graphic novelist Seth! Add in acerbic industry commentary and the celebrated news and critical coverage that has won the magazine countless awards. PC/PB&W. Cover price $9.95.

  • Issue #268
    Comics Journal (1977) 268

    The Magazine of Comics News and Criticism. Now entering its 29th year, The Comics Journal returns yet again with the comics-related news, reviews and commentary that has made the magazine indispensable. In this issue, longtime contributor Charles Hatfield sits down for a conversation with breakout indie comics superstar Craig Thompson in an interview that runs his early days to Goodbye Chunky Rice to Blankets and beyond! Also, Managing Editor Dirk Deppey talks to the genius behind Flaming Carrot and the Mystery Men, Bob Burden. Burden's fame as an easygoing raconteur and surreal wit gets a workout in this freewheeling trip through a career that spans the last two decades of comic-book cartooning. Ut! Plus, British journalist Paul Slade examines the progression of Herge's internationally renowned Tintin series as it grew from classic strip to universal storytelling genius, in an enlightening essay you're not going to want to miss. Add in a reprint of rare, archival comic strips, insightful and acerbic industry commentary, plus the celebrated news and critical coverage that just won the magazine Great Britain's prestigious Eagle Award for "Favourite Magazine About Comics," and you've got another fine issue of the most essential magazine about comics available today! PC/PB&W. Cover price $9.95.

  • Issue #270
    Comics Journal (1977) 270

    The Magazine of Comics News and Criticism. This issue, Greg Stump sits down for an interview with award-winning artist Jessica Abel, tracing her career from early, self-published mini-comics to her first deal with a major book publisher. Also: Bill Shafer talks to cartoonist Mark Bode about carrying on the legacy of his famous father, Vaughn. Plus: an interview with Lalo Alcaraz (La Cucaracha); Nell Brinkley comics; and corporate upheaval at DC. PC/PB&W. Cover price $9.95.

  • Issue #271
    Comics Journal (1977) 271

    Interviews with Jerry Robinson (Batman, The Joker) and Renee French (The Soap Lady). Bill Blackbeard on E.C. Segars Thimble Theater, the strip that introduced Popeye. Alan Moore and Neil Gaiman talk about getting the business end of comics. Plus reviews, comics, letters, and news. Black and white with some color pages; 200 pages. Cover price $9.95.

  • Issue #274
    Comics Journal (1977) 274

    The Magazine of Comics News and Criticism. This issue, travel from Marvel to Hollywood and back, as Michael Dean conducts a definitive interview with cartoonist and illustrator Mike Ploog (Man-Thing, Abadazad)! Also: a conversation with Sophie Crumb (Belly Button); Greg Sadowski on early Harvey Kurtzman comics; and distributor deathwatch - the struggles of Diamond's last competitor! Plus: reviews, comics, letters and news. Cover by Mike Ploog. 200 pages, PC/PB&W. Cover price $9.95.

  • Issue #275
    Comics Journal (1977) 275

    The Magazine of Comics News and Criticism. This issue, sit in on a candid conversation with one of 2005's breakout cartoonists, Epileptic author David B., in a wide-ranging discussion on life, art and cartooning. Plus: The Journal's roster of critics analyze the best comics and graphic novels of 2005, in a wide-ranging section that looks into the work of cartoonists from Winsor McCay to Hank Ketcham to Chris Ware. Also: Danish cartoons of mass destruction. Plus: The comics of Boody Rogers. And, as usual, all the news, criticism and commentary that you've come to expect from the finest, most provocative magazine about comics available today! Cover by David B. 200 pages, PC/PB&W. Cover price $9.95.

  • Issue #278
    Comics Journal (1977) 278
    Published 2006 (est.) by Fantagraphics.

    The Magazine of Comics News and Criticism. TCJ interviews two prominent DC writers: first, Dirk Deppey sounds out the Eisner award-winning indie writer/artist Bill Willingham, whose Fables series has been embraced by both critics and fans worldwide! Then, in the second part of an interview too enormous to fit in one issue, Mike Catron gets the inside gossip on Silver Age DC from the prolific Bob Haney, creator of the Teen Titans and Metamorpho! (See #276 for the first part.) Plus: rare 1940's comics by Little Brown Jug animator Orestes Calpini; tribute to underground comix pioneer Jaxon; and a Chris Ware exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. Also: reviews, letters and news. Cover by Bill Willingham. 200 pages, PC/PB&W. Cover price $9.95.

  • Issue #282
    Comics Journal (1977) 282

    The Magazine of Comics News and Criticism. Our headliner this issue is Alison Bechdel, whose memoir Fun Home was one of the most acclaimed graphic novels of 2006. She delves into life, death, her work, and the banning of her book in Missouri with interviewer Lyn Emmeri. Plus: an interview with Golden Age cartoonist Fred Guardineer, who is perhaps best known for his work on comics such as Zatura, The Durango Kid, Detective Comics, and Crime Does Not Pay. The full-color comics section features Get Lost, The Comic Designed to Send You, and future Spider-Man team Ross Andru and Mike Esposito's post-Kurtzman humor comic of the 1950's. Also: an ample array of comics history, analysis and criticism. PC/PB&W. Cover price $9.95.

  • Issue #283
    Comics Journal (1977) 283

    The Magazine of Comics News and Criticism. In this issue: L'Association co-founder and prolific cartoonist Lewis Trondheim talks about the wry sword-and-sorcery mega-epic Donjon, his autobio comics, McConey and his "retirement." Plus: PictureBox publisher Dan Nadel queries art-comics (Wonderfool World) creator and fine artist David Sandlin on his pieces in Raw, as well as the eerie Swamp Preacher, which ties into the larger world of his Blab! anthology-and-storybook work. Our color comics section turns up a 1949 comics adaptation of John Buchan's The 39 Steps by Dick Davis and Jim Lavery. Also: profound columns, sharp reviews and a whole lot more by the comics medium's smartest critics and historians. Cover by Lewis Trondheim. PC/PB&W. Cover price $9.95.

  • Issue #284
    Comics Journal (1977) 284

    The Magazine of Comics News and Criticism. Marvel Monsters and Monkey Kings make mayhem in this issue! Gary Groth interviews cartoonist Roger Langridge, creator of a rogues gallery of characters such as Fred the Clown, Art d'Ecco, and Knuckles the Malevolent Nun. The New Zealand native will also talk about his collaborative work, such as his recent turn as the artist for Marvel's Fin Fang Foom. Also interviewed is Xeric-winner Gene Yang, whose young-adult graphic novel, American Born Chinese, was recently nominated for a National Book Award. Plus: from the turn of the 19th century, Frederick Burr Opper's comic strip Happy Hooligan -- one of the inspirations for Chaplin's Little Tramp -- is examined, complete with approximately 30 Sunday strips reproduced in full-color! Cover by Roger Langridge. PC/PB&W. Cover price $11.95.

  • Issue #286
    Comics Journal (1977) 286

    The Magazine of Comics News and Criticism. This issue, comics critic and historian Paul Gravett interviews British cartoonist Posy Simmonds. Best known for her weekly strips for The Guardian (such as "The Silent Three of St. Botolph's") and her reworking of Madame Bovary and Far from the Madding Crowd (Gemma Bovary and Tamara Drewe, respectively), the pair also discuss other aspects of her wide-ranging career, such as her children's books and her strip "Literary Life." Also: a career-spanning interview with Gail Simone, who recently left her long and well-received run on the super-heroine team book Birds of Prey to tackle the newly revamped Wonder Woman title. She will also talk about her work on series such as Villains United, Superman, Welcome to Tranquility, and Killer Princesses, and her "women in refrigerators" website. Plus: insightful comics reviews and columns, and a comics section featuring Otto Soglow's The Ambassador. Cover by Posy Simmonds. PC/PB&W. Cover price $11.95.

  • Issue #287
    Comics Journal (1977) 287

    The Magazine of Comics News and Criticism. Headlining this issue is The Comics Journal's definitive interview with indie-star cartoonist Jeffrey Brown, creator of the autobiographical works Clumsy and Unlikely, the parodies Bighead and The Incredible Change-Bots, and the catfest Cat Getting Out of a Bag. Novelist and comics writer Greg Rucka discusses his soon-to-be-filmed graphic novel Whiteout, his superspy series Queen & Country and his work on Spider-Man, Wolverine, Batman, and Wonder Woman. Also: an interview with Whiteout artist Steve Lieber. Plus: 40 pages of unearthed comics pages from George Herriman's non-Krazy Kat strips, including Baron Moocher and Dirty Duck inspiration Gooseberry Sprig. Cover by Jeffrey Brown. PC/PB&W. Cover price $11.95.

  • Issue #288
    Comics Journal (1977) 288

    NOTE: Manufacturer's non-permanent "peel-off" retail sticker on front cover may or may not still be present. Interview with Rutu Modan (Exit Wounds); interviews with 'best of the year cartoonists' Paul Karasik, Bryan Talbot (Alice in Sunderland), Nick Bertozzi (The Salon), Peter Kuper (Stop Forgetting to Remember) and Cathy Malkasian (Percy Gloom); June Tarpe Mills' strip Miss Fury in the comics section; an appreciation of Mills by Trina Robbins. Cover by Fletcher Hanks. Cover price $11.95.

  • Issue #289
    Comics Journal (1977) 289

    April 2008. Original cover price: $11.95. NOTE: Manufacturer's non-permanent "peel-off" retail sticker on front cover may or may not still be present. Interview with Robert Kirkman (Battle Pope, The Walking Dead, Marvel Zombies); interview with Shaun Tan (The Arrival); 100 strips from Ed Wheelan's Minute Movies in the comics section. Cover by Ryan Ottley. Cover price $11.95.

  • Issue #293
    Comics Journal (1977) 293

    NOTE: Manufacturer's non-permanent "peel-off" retail sticker on front cover may or may not still be present. The Magazine of Comics News and Criticism. This issue, TCJ interviews Zap artist S. Clay Wilson, best known for his panoramas of sex and violence involving lesbian bikers, zombie pirates and a Checkered Demon. Plus: Alex Robinson, the Harvey and Eisner-winning cartoonist, discusses his graphic novels Box Office Poison, Tricked, and Too Cool to Be Forgotten. Also: a special back-to-school section features a gallery of undiscovered potential comics masterpieces by students from the Center for Cartoon Studies. And: a cartoon chat with Joe Matt of Peep Show. Plus: a review of Yuichi Yokoyama's Travel. Cover by S. Clay Wilson. 208 pages, PC/PB&W. Cover price $11.99.

  • Issue #295
    Comics Journal (1977) 295

    NOTE: Manufacturer's non-permanent "peel-off" retail sticker on front cover may or may not still be present. The Magazine of Comics News and Criticism. This issue, Brian K. Vaughan, writer of Y: The Last Man, takes readers behind the scenes of the upcoming Y film, TV's Lost, his award-winning comic Pride of Baghdad and the politics that infuse his WildStorm series Ex Machina, as well as his upcoming comics projects. Plus: Paul Karasik chats with Italian cartoonist Gipi about his Santa Maria video and animation studio, They Found the Car, Garage Band and Notes for a War Story. Also: John Kerschbaum of The Wiggly Reader talks brutality; Noah Van Sciver conducts a cartoon interview with Liz Prince; and should superheroes come out of the closet? Plus: Reviews of Zot!, Kirby: King of Comics, Chester Gould's biography, Terry Moore's Echo, The Herbie Archives, and the Independents documentary. Cover by Niko Henrichon. 208 pages, PC/PB&W. Cover price $11.99.

  • Issue #296
    Comics Journal (1977) 296

    NOTE: Manufacturer's non-permanent "peel-off" retail sticker on front cover may or may not still be present. Interviews with Lynda Barry, Frank Quietly, Dash Shaw, David Hajdu and Mike Luckovich. Also includes a first look at Carol Tyler's new project You'll Never Know Book 1: "A Good and Decent Man". Cover price $11.99.

  • Issue #297
    Comics Journal (1977) 297

    NOTE: Manufacturer's non-permanent "peel-off" retail sticker on front cover may or may not still be present. The Magazine of Comics News and Criticism. This issue contains a career-spanning interview with Mort Walker, the creator of the long-running comic strips Beetle Bailey and Hi and Lois, as he talks about a half-century in the funny pages. Plus: French artist Emmanuel Guibert on documenting Alan's War. Also: A gallery of art by pioneering 17th century caricaturist Thomas Rowlandson and a biographical essay by acclaimed Masses cartoonist Art Young. And: Noah Van Sciver conducts a cartoon interview with Frank Stack. Plus: reviews, comics, letters and news. Cover by Mort Walker. 208 pages, PC/PB&W. Cover price $11.99.

  • Issue #299
    Comics Journal (1977) 299

    NOTE: Manufacturer's non-permanent "peel-off" retail sticker on front cover may or may not still be present. The Magazine of Comics News and Criticism. In this issue: How Michel Choquette (Almost) Assembled the Most Stupendous Comic Book in the World - The Pirate and the Mouse author Bob Levin tracks down the El Dorado of comics, a lost collection of unpublished strips by 190 of the world's most important cartoonists, including Will Eisner, Vaughn Bode, Jack Kirby, Harvey Kurtzman, Art Spiegelman, Arnold Roth, Bill Griffith, Ralph Steadman, Don Martin, Gahan Wilson, Jeff Jones, Guido Crepax -- even William Burroughs, Tom Wolfe and Frank Zappa! The comics were assembled in the 1970's by Michel Choquette (creator with Neal Adams of National Lampoon's Son o' God comics) for a book called Someday Funnies, which never saw print. Levin and Choquette reveal for the first time the whole catastrophic story of what might have been the comics anthology of the century. Plus: an Interview with Josh Cotter; Myron Waldman's Eve in the comics section; and Noah Van Sciver conducts a cartoon interview with John Porcellino. Also: reviews, columns, letters and news. PC/PB&W. Cover price $11.95.