The new issue of the print comics anthology of the online comics publication of the same name, which employs comics to provide multiple perspectives that focus on the contemporary political dimension, is here. This issue, the focus is "Empire" and the comics within explore the significations attached to that term in the context of America today. You can tell there's a lot packed into this list form the contributor list alone: Hussein Adil, Malaka Gharib and Trinidad Escobar, Andrew Greenstone, Whit Taylor, Tom Humberstone, Robyn Smith, Max Loh, Niccolo Pizarro, Mariah-Rose Marie, Eleri Harris & Masha Gessen, Vreni Stollberger, Ellen Crenshaw, Ben Passmore, Andy Warner, Sofie Louise Dam, Victoria Lomasko, Rosa Colón, Spencer Ackerman, Matt Bors, Nero O’Reilly, Ann Telnaes, Kasia Babis, Marty Two Bulls, Matt Lubchansky, Chelsea Saunders, Fionn McCabe, Brian McFadden, Gemma Correll, Joey Alison Sayers, Rob Rogers & Mark Kaufman
The Nib comes to print! Edited by Matt Bors & Co., the first issue offers readers 112 crisply printed, full color pages on... death! Highlights of this issue include: an interview-in-comics-form with Barbara Ehrenreich by Editor-in-Chief, Bors; "Who Wants to Live Forever: Silicon Valley Tries to Disrupt Death" by Andy Warner; "Thinking Outside the Casket" by Josh Neufeld; "As Before, So Behind: A Memoir of Losing a Child" by Ted Closson (which is what it says it is and a tough read); and plenty more besides, including contributions by Gerardo Alba, Vanesa Del Rey; Rachel Dukes, Emi Gennis, Julia Gfrörer, John Martz, Isabella Rotman, Sophie Yanow, an archive curated by Warren Bernard, and much, much more. This issue is packed! Not a square inch is wasted. Like time is to life, page space is to comics, and here, in this issue devoted to the terminus of life in death, which reveals its limits, this first issue of The Nib, crams in as much comics as it possibly can into the space allotted, perhaps as a way to suggest to us that we do the same with our lives.
Here’s a look at what else you’ll find in this issue:
Better late than never, here's the second issue of The Nib, the print publication of the popular left-leaning comics journalism website of the same name. The theme of this issue is "Family" and the highlight for us here at Copacetic are the two cover and three section-heading illustrations by Jillian Tamaki, all superb.