LAAB #2, the third issue of Ronald Wimberly and Josh O'Neill's trailblazing broadsheet newspaper of comics & essays (and more!) – who said numbering had to be sequential? – is another must. Anyone who missed out on the Kickstarter, now has a reprieve – but dpn't sleep on this: we didn't get all that many, and are not 100% certain that we will be able to get more.
It is, of course, another amazing issue. It's only minutes out of the mail truck, so we don't yet have a whole lot to say about it. So, for now, the official hype will have to suffice:
LAAB MAGAZINE is a big 48 page 17x22" broadsheet newspaper printed on bright white heavy 50# paper stock. It's a high end art newspaper with top production values and gorgeously printed images. It's edited by Ronald Wimberly and Josh O'Neill, with layout by the stellar new design team of Chloe Scheffe and Natalie Shields.
LAAB #2 concerns itself with food, waste, compost, and sustainability, as well as broader issues from media consumption to cultural appropriation. Are you what you eat? What does our waste reveal about us, as individuals and societies?
Jam-packed with comics, illustrations, essays, and interviews, this issue's lineup of creatives and thinkers includes Michael DeForge, Rosemary Valero-O'Connell, Ezra Claytan Daniels, Paul Pope, Mikkel Sommer, Virginia Zamora, Connor Willumsen, and Olivia Fields and dozens of others, as well as a conversation with none other than Tunde Adebimpe of TV On The Radio.
CONTRIBUTORS INCLUDE:VIRGINIA ZAMORA JASJYOT SINGH HANS TUNDE ADEBIMPE of TV ON THE RADIO PAUL POPE MICHAEL DEFORGE EZRA CLAYTAN DANIELS MIKKEL SOMMER ELLIE LEE TRACY CHAHWAN LEA MURAWIEC ROSEMARY VALERO-O'CONNELL CONNOR WILLUMSEN OLIVIA FIELDS LILIAM HIGA SHAKEEB ABU HAMDAN YASIR HUSAIN KIM JOOHA MICHAEL METTIVIER GIDEON KENDALL MIRANDA TACCHIA AIDAN KOCH RAMI TANNOUS FRANK NIKOL