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The Comics Journal #290

Details for this: Book
Author: edited by Mike Dean and Kristy Valenti; Gary Groth, executive editor
Format: Magazine
Pages: 224
Dimensions: 7.5" x 9.25"
Colors: color/b&w
Year: 2008
Publisher: Fantagraphics
ISBN-10: n/a
ISBN-13: 978-1-56097-936-4
Additional Details: squarebound softcover with removable logo sticker

Price: $11.99


Hard truth, subjective take or slanted hatchet job? Monte Schulz and a roundtable of Peanuts experts and critics probe and debate David Michaelis's controversial new biography of one of the most influential and beloved cartoonists of our time: Charles M. Schulz. Matt Madden, co-series-editor of the Best American Comics anthology series, will dish about his upcoming comics textbook (written and drawn with Jessica Abel, his frequent collaborator) and his efforts to translate the OuBaPo movement into English with 99 Exercises in Style. A preview of the Joe Kubert biography Man of Rock. Plus: A color gallery of "The Wall of Flesh" and other '50s horror stories from Golden Age cartoonist Bob Powell (the Good Girl artist known for his work on Sheena, Queen of the Jungle, Blackhawk and the original Mars Attacks trading cards) rounds out the magazine.

As always, we’ve got excerpts from the new issue on the website:

  • A bit from the issue’s lengthy rebuttal of David Michaelis’ Schulz and Peanuts by the son of Peanuts creator Charles Schulz, Monte Schulz.
  • An excerpt from R.C. Harvey’s contribution to our Schulz and Peanuts roundtable.
  • Selected portions from Gary Sullivan’s interview with Matt Madden.

2009 Eisner Award Nominee: Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism

"This issue is a milestone in comics journalism and essential reading for any Peanuts fan." – Detroit Metro Times

Online Reviews/Commentary:
Sexuality in the Arts
Noah Berlatsky

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