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The Comics Journal #301

The Comics Journal #301

  • Title: The Comics Journal #301
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  • ISBN : 9781606992913
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 640 pages


The Comics Journal has been, for almost 35 years, the standard bearer of critical inquiry, discrimination, debate, and serious discussion of comics as art, and the object of love and devotion among the comics cognescenti and hate and scorn among the philistines, natch We published our 300th issue over a year ago and spent that time re conceptualizing the institution as The Comics Journal has been, for almost 35 years, the standard bearer of critical inquiry, discrimination, debate, and serious discussion of comics as art, and the object of love and devotion among the comics cognescenti and hate and scorn among the philistines, natch We published our 300th issue over a year ago and spent that time re conceptualizing the institution as an annual book length magazine over 600 pages long, chock full of the kinds of criticism, interviews, commentary, and history that has made it the most award winning and critically lauded magazine in the history of comics.This volume features a focus on R Crumb s most commercially successful project of his career, his comics adaptation of Genesis, including the most extensive interview he s given on the subject as well as a long critical roundtable among six comics critics reviewing the book and debating each other over its merits plus An interview with Joe Sacco about his recent journalistic masterpiece, Footnotes in Gaza A peek into the private sketchbooks of and accompanying interviews with Jim Woodring, Tim Hensley, and the novelist Stephen Dixon A conversation between Mad Fold Out creator Al Jaffee and Thrizzle auteur Michael Kupperman A complete full color reprinting of the 1950s Gerald McBoing Boing comic The first significant biographical essay charting the turn of the century cartoonist and illustrator John T McCutcheon and essays and reviews by R Fiore, R.C Harvey, Chris Lanier, Rob Clough, and others.Gorgeously re formatted and completely re designed, The Comics Journal 301 is no mere magazine but a gigantic compendium covering comics past and present that will shock and delight every truly curious comics reader


Author Gary Groth




The Comics Journal #301 Reviews (4)

  • A massive volume of R Crumb and countercultural graphic art history I bought this massive volume of 622 pages solely for one reason The R Crumb interview and numerous reviews of his Book of Genesis Illustrated which together comprise one third of this Comics Journal 301 collection of graphic arts mi [..]

  • Almost too much of a good thing Seriously, a 600 page magazine Nevertheless, it was meaty and diverse, with interesting insightful items the Crumb coverage except for Kenneth Smith s entirely typical maundering the Sacco piece, the Sim piece etc far outweighing the ones that seemed a bit half baked [..]

  • Tim Krieder s piece on the legacies of Dave Sim and Cerebus the Aardvark is one of the finest works of literary criticism I ve read in a long while On one end academic and verbose, and the other end adolescent and casual, it s a fine blend of practicality and theoretical postulations A fine read, wo [..]

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