The Comics Journal #298 (Paperback)

The Comics Journal #298 By Michael Dean (Editor), Gary Groth (Editor), Kristy Valenti (Editor) Cover Image
By Michael Dean (Editor), Gary Groth (Editor), Kristy Valenti (Editor)
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This is book number 298 in the The Comics Journal series.


Gabriel Bá & Fábio Moon on The Umbrella Academy and breaking into U.S. comics; Perry Bible Fellowship's Nicholas Gurewitch talks about love; brutally honest Thriller artist Trevor Von Eeden; Percy Crosby's Skippy; and much more!

The Comics Journal #298 is chock full of all the comicky goodness you need to get through the summer. Check it out:

  • Diego Assis presents a full-length interview with breakout comic-book stars Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá, who discuss their self-publishing apprenticeship in Brazil, their entry into the North American comics scene, their work on such titles as Casanova and The Umbrella Academy, and exactly who does what on their various projects.

  • Shaennon Garrity sits down for a chat with Perry Bible Fellowship creator Nicholas Gurewitch, who explains how he became an Internet cartoon sensation, where he goes next after ending his weekly run on the strip, and the joys of being an envelope artist.

  • Michel Fiffe tracks down one of the most fascinating cartoonists to rise out of the superhero-comics scene in the last three decades, Trevor Von Eeden, in a no-holds-barred conversation that illuminates Von Eeden’s struggles in the New York City corporate-comics industry and the attendant racism that came with it.

  • You will definitely not want to miss our comics section this issue, which features a massive gallery of Percy Crosby’s legendary newspaper strip, Skippy—the first publication of these exquisite strips in decades!

  • Bill Randall takes us through an issue of the renowned avant-garde manga anthology AX, and prepares us for the eagerly anticipated English-language collection of comics from said magazine scheduled for release later this year.

  • Plus Jiro Taniguchi's A Distant Neighborhood previewed; a cartoon interview of Peter Bagge by Noah Van Sciver; and much more!

It’s a wondrous bouquet of cartoon excellence—The Comics Journal #298! Accept no substitutes.

About the Author

Michael Dean lives in Seattle, WA. He has been an editor at The Comics Journal since 1999.

Gary Groth is the co-founder of The Comics Journal and Fantagraphics Books. He lives in Seattle.

Kristy Valenti is an Eisner-Award winning editor and a writer. She lives in Seattle, Wash.

Praise For…

Lotsa good interviews in this issue... For me though, the meat of the issue is the wealth of daily Skippy strips by Percy Crosby reproduced in the gallery section.

— Chris Mautner - Robot 6

Product Details
ISBN: 9781606991466
ISBN-10: 1606991469
Publisher: Fantagraphics
Publication Date: July 14th, 2009
Pages: 208
Language: English
Series: The Comics Journal