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The Comics Journal #291

Details for this: Book
Author: edited by Mike Dean and Kristy Valenti; Gary Groth, executive editor
Format: Magazine
Pages: 216
Dimensions: 7.5" x 9.25"
Colors: color/b&w
Year: 2008
Publisher: Fantagraphics
ISBN-10: n/a
ISBN-13: 978-1-56097-937-1
Additional Details: squarebound softcover with removable logo sticker

Price: $11.99


The Comics Journal #291 features your regularly scheduled dose of funnybook diversity and critical acumen. This issue’s all over the place, folks. Check it out:

  • An interview with Batman: The Long Halloween artist and Heroes illustrator Tim Sale.
  • A conversation with House/Jessica Farm author Josh Simmons.
  • Gary Groth’s comprehensive review of the new Ralph Steadman memoir, The Joke’s Over: Bruised Memories: Gonzo, Hunter S. Thompson, and Me.
  • William Stout offers a personal remembrance of his longtime friend, Rocketeer creator Dave Stevens.
  • Tom Crippen examines the career of Howard the Duck creator Steve Gerber.
  • A generous selection of humor and funny-animal comics by Flintstones mastermind Dan Gordon.
  • John A. Lent looks at the growing market for comics in the Middle East.
  • A color preview of Danica Novgorodoff’s new graphic novel, Slow Storm

As always, we’ve posted online excerpts from several features to whet non-subscribers’ apetites, including Joe McCabe’s interview with Tim Sale, Kristy Valenti’s interview with Josh Simmons, and Gary Groth’s look at the partnership between Ralph Steadman and Hunter S. Thompson. Dig in and enjoy!

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

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