Another thirty-two page tabloid newspaper filled with comics! This issue has a wraparound cover by Gary Panter and includes collaborative work by Leslie Stein and Michael DeForge, new work by Lale Westvind, John Broadley, Gerald Jablonski, Kaz, Joe Kessler, and reprints by Kamagurka and Seele, Scott C. and Gavin McInnes.
We've been meaning to list this here, but it kept selling out at the shop, and so we failed to get around to doing so... until now! Ms. Stein has, in fairly short order, developed a personal cartoon language, and she is employing it adventurously here, in her second collection. Starting off with a wholly original comics commentary on Theodore Drieser's epic 1900 novel of a country girl making it in the big city, Sister Carrie, Stein then continues on in other, equally ambitious directions. Her work has the potential to appeal to readers across the alt/indy comics spectrum, and we look forward to seeing more of it. Take a look at this PDF preview and see what you think.
64 pages, b/w with color covers, perfect bound
This may be our best issue of the Quarterly yet. With five short works by some of our favorite cartoonist, and two hand written interviews, this is about the best value in comics. The loose theme for this issue was 'orphaned comics from cartoonists we love,' and they all fit together amazingly well.
Here's what's inside:Dappled Light by Summer Pierre - In this story, Summer delivers five pages of nostalgia that is touching and sad without getting overly sweet. If you are unfamiliar with her, please check her out. She makes autobiographical comics that are actually interesting, and her artwork will pull you in. Steve McQueen has Vanished by Tim Lane - In this 18-page excerpt from his forthcoming book on McQueen (which also appears in the just released Happy Hour in America, vol.2 #1, from Fantagraphics - ed.), Tim shows that his book will not simply be an autobiography. Instead, he takes facts and fiction and melds them all with his own psyche, making this a semi-fictional, autobiographical, biography. I Told You So by Joseph Remnant - This 16-page story originally appeared in a 2D Cloud collection, and is worth repeating. It's a story of obsession, of art, and of love, and not at all in the hackneyed way we're used to seeing those three elements woven together. As always, Joseph's drawing is warm and inviting and we're excited to put out another fine Remnant piece. (Editor's Note: This story contains the seed of his just released graphic novel, Cartoon Clouds.) The Desk by Leslie Stein - This twelve pager originally appeared as an Oily $1 minicomic. It's a delightful story of a young girl playing, and the tension that comes about. It's not sappy, it's really funny, and we love it. K. Trout Makes a Move by Sam Spina - Ending this issue is this great four-pager from Sam Spina. Kilgore has worked with Sam a lot, and they've always said he's one of the nicest guys in comics. Well, he's also one of the funniest, and his time at the Cartoon Networks, 'The Regular Show' has really helped him fine-tune his gag writing ability. Also included in this issue are two hand-written interviews conducted with the Norwegian cartoonist Jason, and the American rock star Grace Slick (!!!), who used to front Jefferson Airplane. Jason did the covers, which are based on a classic Margritte painting, and there's one of Herb Greene's 1967 pictures of Grace with the interview.