This eighth volume marks Mome's two-year anniversary. Please send cake to Fantagraphics Books, Seattle, WA. For the second issue in a row, we have two new contributors, Ray Fenwick and Joe Kimball, whom we hope will be around for a while. Both are new to the comics scene, so be nice to them. Please welcome back Tom Kaczynski, Eleanor Davis (subject of this issue's feature interview and winner of the 2009 Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer Award), Al Columbia, and Émile Bravo, all making their second contributions to Mome, which pleases us greatly, as does the return of Johnathan Bennett after an issue's absence. This issue also concludes Lewis Trondheim's "At Loose Ends," and includes contributions from Mome regulars Sophie Crumb and Paul Hornschemeier. Mome represents the height of sophistication and talent in the world of comic art today.
2008 Eisner Award Nominee: Best Anthology
2008 Eisner Award Nominee: Best Short Story, "At Loose Ends" by Lewis Trondheim
2008 Eisner Award Nominee: Best Short Story, "Young Americans" by Émile Bravo
2008 Eisner Award Nominee: Best Lettering, "At Loose Ends" by Lewis Trondheim
2008 Harvey Award Nominee: Best Anthology
"I thought Groth's interview with Davis was the best he's done for MOME and an engaging and generous introduction to a potentially great cartoonist." – "Five Pieces of Writing About Comics I Liked in 2007," The Comics Reporter