|Now in stock: The Comics Journal #295 (Brian K. Vaughn, Gipi, etc.)|
|Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under The Comics Journal, new releases, john kerschbaum, Gipi||12 Jan 2009 1:31 PM|
The Comics Journal #295
Edited by Mike Dean & Kristy Valenti; Gary Groth, executive editor
The Comics Journal #295 is chock full of all the comicky goodness that you’ve come to expect from our fine publication! Check it out:
- Sean T. Collins interviews writer Brian K. Vaughan about Y the Last Man, Ex Machina, Runaways, Pride of Baghdad, how a career in comics led him to writing for the hit television series Lost, and much, much more.
- Paul Karasik presents a conversation with Italian cartoonist Gipi, who talks about Garage Band, Notes for a War Story, the Ignatz books and how he narrowly avoided a life of crime.
- Rob Clough offers us a chat with humor cartoonist John Kerschbaum, covering everything from The Wiggly Reader to Pete & Pussy to why he couldn’t figure out why his first editors hated him so much.
- Michael Dean examines the page rates paid by the Best American Comics anthology series.
- Noah Berlatsky digs into the comic-book closet and finds out what’s hiding back there.
- R.C. Harvey examines the life of Flash Gordon/Rip Kirby creator Alex Raymond.
- Our comics section this issue: Charles A. Voight’s short-lived newspaper strip The Theorist, in its entirety.
As always, we’ve got free online previews of our Brian K. Vaughan, Gipi and John Kerschbaum interviews to whet your apetite. The Comics Journal #295 — around the comics world in 208 pages! Don’t miss it.