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The Comics Journal #298

The Comics Journal #298

by Mike Dean
     
 

Gabriel Bá & Fábio Moon on The Umbrella Academy and breaking into U.S. comics; Perry Bible Fellowship's Nicholas Gurewitch talks about love; brutally honest Thriller artist Trevor Von Eeden; Percy Crosby's Skippy; and much more!The Comics Journal #298 is chock full of all the comicky goodness you need to get through the summer. Check it

Overview

Gabriel Bá & Fábio Moon on The Umbrella Academy and breaking into U.S. comics; Perry Bible Fellowship's Nicholas Gurewitch talks about love; brutally honest Thriller artist Trevor Von Eeden; Percy Crosby's Skippy; and much more!The Comics Journal #298 is chock full of all the comicky goodness you need to get through the summer. Check it out:
Diego Assis presents a full-length interview with breakout comic-book stars Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá, who discuss their self-publishing apprenticeship in Brazil, their entry into the North American comics scene, their work on such titles as Casanova and The Umbrella Academy, and exactly who does what on their various projects.Shaennon Garrity sits down for a chat with Perry Bible Fellowship creator Nicholas Gurewitch, who explains how he became an Internet cartoon sensation, where he goes next after ending his weekly run on the strip, and the joys of being an envelope artist.Michel Fiffe tracks down one of the most fascinating cartoonists to rise out of the superhero-comics scene in the last three decades, Trevor Von Eeden, in a no-holds-barred conversation that illuminates Von Eeden’s struggles in the New York City corporate-comics industry and the attendant racism that came with it.You will definitely not want to miss our comics section this issue, which features a massive gallery of Percy Crosby’s legendary newspaper strip, Skippy—the first publication of these exquisite strips in decades!Bill Randall takes us through an issue of the renowned avant-garde manga anthology AX, and prepares us for the eagerly anticipated English-language collection of comics from said magazine scheduled for release later this year.Plus Jiro Taniguchi's A Distant Neighborhood previewed; a cartoon interview of Peter Bagge by Noah Van Sciver; and much more!
It’s a wondrous bouquet of cartoon excellence—The Comics Journal #298! Accept no substitutes.

Editorial Reviews

Robot 6 - Chris Mautner
“Lotsa good interviews in this issue... For me though, the meat of the issue is the wealth of daily Skippy strips by Percy Crosby reproduced in the gallery section.”
Comic Book Galaxy - Alan David Doane
“All my exploration of the Moon/Ba axis came out of reading their pretty great Comics Journal interview in [#298] . I love it when an interview is so well-done that it convinces me to sample writers and artists whose work I haven't read before.”
Comic Book Bin - Leroy Douresseaux
“[The Trevor Von Eeden interview] is scandalous and provocative... [R.C. Harvey's "Comicopia" column] is both thoughtful and insightful, the kind of exceptional writing that would normally earn a magazine about comic books an Eisner Award....Grade: A-.”
Chris Mautner - Robot 6
“Lotsa good interviews in this issue... For me though, the meat of the issue is the wealth of daily Skippy strips by Percy Crosby reproduced in the gallery section.”
Alan David Doane - Comic Book Galaxy
“All my exploration of the Moon/Ba axis came out of reading their pretty great Comics Journal interview in [#298] . I love it when an interview is so well-done that it convinces me to sample writers and artists whose work I haven't read before.”
Leroy Douresseaux - Comic Book Bin
“[The Trevor Von Eeden interview] is scandalous and provocative... [R.C. Harvey's "Comicopia" column] is both thoughtful and insightful, the kind of exceptional writing that would normally earn a magazine about comic books an Eisner Award....Grade: A-.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781606991466
Publisher:
Fantagraphics Books
Publication date:
07/14/2009
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Mike Dean lives in Seattle and is an Editor at Fantagraphics.

Gary Grothis the co-founder ofThe Comics Journaland Fantagraphics Books. He lives in Seattle.

From 2007-2012, Kristy Valenti wrote a column about independent comics and graphic novels for ComiXology. As an Editorial Associate at Fantagraphics Books, Inc., she’s edited The Comics Journal, Sketching Guantanamo, Listen, Whitey!, and Man of Rock, among others titles. She lives in Seattle, Wash.

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