From off the back streets of The Netherlands, comes... Scratches Magazine! Scratches is a Euro-centric comics anthology edited by RAW alum, Joost Swarte, that places a special focus on Dutch and Belgian creators. All the comics are, however, in English. And, yes, it does have a bit of a RAW-esque feel to it, beginning with it's oversize 23 x 33 cm (9" x 13") format that favors the vertical, and continuing with its strong production values, and most of all through the selection of work it showcases. (It's format perhaps most closely resembles that of Drawn & Quarterly Showcse [anyone remember that?].)
This issue – the second – includes work by Joost Swarte, Charles Burns, Henning Wagenbreth,Tobias Schalken, Brecht Evens, Theo de Feyter, Charles Guthrie, Typex (whose 10-page piece on Andy Warhol that places special emphasis on Edie Sedgwick, is an issue highlight), Helge Reumann, Brecht Vandenbroucke, Solko Schalm, Sam Ki, François Ayroles, Erik Kriek, Tiger Tateishi, Kristina Tzekova, Bendik Kaltenborn, Wasco, Lukas Verstraete, Aline & Robert Crumb and Ludwig Volbeda. It also includes two illustrated historical essays: on the non-Gasoline Alley comics of Frank King, by Warren Bernard and Peter Maresca; and on Bob van den Born's Professor Pi comics, by Matthijs van Boxsel. And, there's a bonus insert of The World Observer, a fold-out infographic comic by Jochen Gerner!
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