The Comics Journal #296 Yes, another year has past and it's time once again for the Best of the Year Issue. Best picks from comics luminaries Kim Deitch, Lynda Barry, Anders Nilsen, John Porcellino and many others complement the Best of 2008 master list compiled out of the all picks. This issues also features a great bunch of interviews: Lynda Barry, Dash Shaw, Frank Quitely, David Hajdu and Mike Luckovich. R.C. Harvey will fill you in on some great comics that made 2008 "a very good year." There's nice full clor preview of the first book of C. Tyler's forthcoming book, You'll Never Know. And then there's a whopping 35 page comics section of fine Finnish comics, including an eleven-pager by the one and only Amanda Vähämäki that should whet your appetite for her soon to be released collection, The Bun Field, as well as reminding you that, if you haven't already, you need to get your hands on a copy of Drawn and Quarterly Showcase 5.