The previously untold story of Someday Funnies, a lost collection of unpublished strips by 190 of the world’s most important cartoonists! Plus Josh Cotter, Myron Waldman's Eve, Kramers Ergot 7, and more reviews and columns.The Pirates and the Mouse author Bob Levin tracks down the El Dorado of comics, a lost collection of unpublished strips by 190 of the world’s most important cartoonists, including Will Eisner, Vaughn Bodé, Jack Kirby, Harvey Kurtzman, Art Spiegelman, Arnold Roth, Bill Griffith, Ralph Steadman, Don Martin, Gahan Wilson, Jeff Jones, Guido Crepaxeven William Burroughs, Tom Wolfe and Frank Zappa! The comics were assembled in the 1970s by Michel Choquette (creator with Neal Adams of National Lampoon’s Son o’ God comics) for a book called Someday Funnies, which never saw print. Levin and Choquette reveal for the first time the whole catastrophic story of what might have been the comics anthology of the century. Also in this issue: Sean T. Collins interviews Skyscrapers of the Midwest’s Josh Cotter; Noah Van Sciver's cartoon interview with King Cat's John Porcellino; our classic comics section features Myron Waldman’s Eve, with an introduction by Mark Newgarden; our usual smattering of insightful and incisive columns; reviews of Kramers Ergot 7, The Times of Botchan, Chaykin, Clowes, Tezuka and many more!
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.