Picked up the latest issue of COMIC ART
this weekend. If you're not familiar with it you might want to be, I've been buying them since issue one and they're always a treat.
blurb for the latest issue:
This second double-sized annual features cover by cartoonist Tim hensley, plus articles on Jerry Moriarty, Chester Gould, Abner Dean, Gluyas Williams, Kaz, Lyonel Feininger, George Clark, Jesse Marsh, Simplicissimus, Richard taylor, and new comics by Dan Zettwoch and Aline Kominsky-Crumb. The magazine comes with a separate, exclusive booklet, titled Cartooning, by Ivan Brunetti.
Issues 1-7 are out of print but the magazine's fantastic feature IN THE STUDIO
has been published in book form. Cartoonists included in the book are Art Spiegelman, Robert Crumb, Daniel Clowes, Ivan Brunetti, Chris Ware, Jamie Hernandez, Gary Panter, Charles Burns and Seth.
Here's the official Hype:
These studio visits with some of today’s most popular and innovative comic artists present an unparalleled look at the cutting edge of the comic medium. The artists, some of whom rarely grant interviews, offer insights into the creative process, their influences and personal sources of inspiration, and the history of comics. The interviews amount to private gallery tours, with the artists commenting, now thoughtfully, now passionately, on their own work as well as the works of others.
The book is generously illustrated with full-color reproductions of the artists’ works, including some that have been published and others not originally intended for publication, such as sketchbooks and personal projects. Additional illustrations show behind-the-scenes working processes of the cartoonists and particular works by others that have influenced or inspired them. Through the eyes of these artists, we see with a new clarity the achievement of contemporary cartoonists and the extraordinary possibilities of comic art.