<<•>> edited by Lauren Barnett & Nathan Bulmer <<•>> This perfectbound sixty page anthology of fun comics includes the work of many great independent cartoonists, delivering laughs in the form of shorts strips of one to four pages in length. Starting off with an amazing cover by the ever versatile Joseph Lambert, the pages within reveal the work of Noah Van Sciver, Anne Edmond, Dustin Harbin, Jane Mai, Sam Spina, Sam Henderson, Box Brown, Julia Wertz, Matt Weigle, as well as by editors Barnett and Bulmer – and plenty more! Take a chance, check it out. Amazingly, still in stock...
We are happy to add fellow retailer Kilgore Books' own in-house comics anthology to the Copacetic offerings. This is a series where the reader really gets their money's worth. This issue's "handwritten" interiew with Anders Nilsen -- which could just as easily be described as "hand-drawn", as images abound -- is worth the price of admission alone and then there are plenty of comics in the 28 pages on hand here, including work by JT Yost, John Kuebler, Mister V, Sam Spina, Katrin Davis, Noah Van Sciver, Alex Nall, and William VanDenBerg.
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.