Here's the sixth and latest issue of Fantagraphics' ongoing anthology series featuring the best in contemporary comics. Edited by Eric Reynolds, each issue is packed with short comics works of all shapes and sizes, varied in approach and all self-contained. This issue we have: Theo Ellsworth, Mariana Pita, M. Dean, C.J. Aguilera, Amandine Meyer, Aseyn, Tim Lane, José Quintanar, Veronika Muchitsch, Disa Wallander, Julian Glander, Jesse Reklaw, Zohar Lazar, Steven Weissman, and Nick Thorburn. Cover by Koak.
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We had thought that Ex.Mag #3 was the end of the series... but we thought wrong! Ex.Mag #4 has arrived on our doorstep, and it's a doozy! Keeping with its theme of MECHA, this issue is GIANT-SIZE – running a full 300 pages. Printed (in Europe) solely in a duotone palette of blue and red, on high quality, heavy, cream-colored newsprint, it also features a (not shown) glossy wraparound dustjacket and fold-out, full color poster, making for an overall package that is an æsthetic delight. And that's before we even get to the comics themselves! Page after page of beautifully drawn and action packed comics await.
Featuring comics from: Aseyn, Ayako Ozaki, Beto Irigoyen, Casey Nowak, Emil Friis Ernst, Inkee Wang, Luca Negri, Sebastien Sunstrum, Simon Roy & Tatsumi
Cover and Poster illustrations by: Mony Pich, Fu Yukuda, Jan Buragay, Mathilde Kitteh & Huahua Zhu
Mecha Portfolio by Felipe Bolivar
And an article on the history of MECHA by Sean O’Mara