edited by Mike Dean and Kristy Valenti; Gary Groth, executive editor
8.5" x 10.75"
Headlining this issue: Matthias Wivel's interview with prolific cartoonist Lewis Trondheim, who discusses his multifaceted career, his approach to creativity and the turbulent history of the legendary arts-first publishing house that he co-founded, L'Association. 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 Dick Davis and Jim Lavery's 1949 comics adaptation of the John Buchan novel The Thirty-Nine Steps. Plus, David Beard on how Diamond's sales data distorts the comic-book industry, Donald Phelps on Rose O'Neill's Kewpies, Bill Randall on Inio Asano's breakout novel Nijigahara Holograph, Tom Crippen dissects Marvel's Civil War miniseries, R.C. Harvey remembers Johnny Hart and Brant Parker, and much more.
2008 Eisner Award Nominee: Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism
2008 Harvey Award Nominee: Best Biographical, Historical or Journalistic Presentation