The Comics Journal #299 (Paperback)

The Comics Journal #299 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 299 in the The Comics Journal series.


The previously untold story of Someday Funnies, a lost collection of unpublished strips by 190 of the world’s most important cartoonists! Plus Josh Cotter, Myron Waldman's Eve, Kramers Ergot 7, and more reviews and columns.

The Pirates and the Mouse author Bob Levin tracks down the El Dorado of comics, a lost collection of unpublished strips by 190 of the world’s most important cartoonists, including Will Eisner, Vaughn Bodé, Jack Kirby, Harvey Kurtzman, Art Spiegelman, Arnold Roth, Bill Griffith, Ralph Steadman, Don Martin, Gahan Wilson, Jeff Jones, Guido Crepax—even William Burroughs, Tom Wolfe and Frank Zappa! The comics were assembled in the 1970s by Michel Choquette (creator with Neal Adams of National Lampoon’s Son o’ God comics) for a book called Someday Funnies, which never saw print. Levin and Choquette reveal for the first time the whole catastrophic story of what might have been the comics anthology of the century.

Also in this issue: Sean T. Collins interviews Skyscrapers of the Midwest’s Josh Cotter; Noah Van Sciver's cartoon interview with King Cat's John Porcellino; our classic comics section features Myron Waldman’s Eve, with an introduction by Mark Newgarden; our usual smattering of insightful and incisive columns; reviews of Kramers Ergot 7, The Times of Botchan, Chaykin, Clowes, Tezuka and many more!

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…

Comics journalism is mostly an oxymoron, but The Comics Journal, on the eve of its 300th issue, is a scholarly, intellectual publication.... [F]or intelligent discussion of current and past graphic storytelling and its creators (the current issue features an incredible story of an ahead-of-its-time genre-spanning anthology from the seventies that was never published), this is indeed an oasis of comics journalism.

— Richard Pachter - The Miami Herald

Fantagraphics has also just put out a new issue of The Comics Journal #299, which has an incredible narrative by lawyer-outsider art-underground advocate Bob Levin ... Levin is the writer of several books on the struggle of comics and the counter-culture and transgressive fringes, and because of him #299 of TCJ is the book about comic art to buy this year.

— Chris Estey - KEXP-FM, Seattle

[I] love it, especially the absolutely essential Bob Levin cover article.
— Alan David Doane - Comic Book Galaxy

Here’s a rare treat for Fleischer Studio fans—or anyone interested in clever, cartoon story-telling: the latest issue of The Comics Journal, #299, features a complete reprint of Myron Waldman’s 1943 “graphic novel”, Eve.

— Cartoon Brew

Product Details
ISBN: 9781606991473
ISBN-10: 1606991477
Publisher: Fantagraphics
Publication Date: September 22nd, 2009
Pages: 208
Language: English
Series: The Comics Journal