edited by Mike Dean and Kristy Valenti; Gary Groth, executive editor
7.5" x 9.5"
squarebound softcover with removable logo sticker
2010 Eisner Award Nominee: Best Comics-Related Periodical
2010 Harvey Award Nominee: Best Biographical, Historical or Journalistic Presentation
2008 was a fantastic year for comics and graphic novels, with so much good stuff coming out that it might have seemed a bit overwhelming. Fortunately for you, we’ve assembled an all-star collection of cartoonists and critics to give you their picks for the best material to come out last year. In addition, we’ve also interviewed five creators who excelled in 2008: What It Is author Lynda Barry, All Star Superman artist Frank Quitely, Bottomless Belly Button creator Dash Shaw, Atlanta Journal-Constitution editorial cartoonist Mike Luckovich and The Ten-Cent Plague author David Hajdu!
Plus: a generous comics section spotlighting some of the best new cartoonists to emerge from the Finland comics scene; Noah Van Sciver’s cartoon interview with humorist Johnny Ryan; Matthias Wivel on Eurocomics in 2008; Tim Kreider on two recent books by and about legendary cartoonist Bill Mauldin; Noah Berlatsky on Garfield, and much more!