The Comics Journal No. 289, April 2008

Featuring interviews with Robert Kirkman and Shaun Tan.

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Blood & Thunder (p. 12)


Greg Stump and staff, Journal Datebook (p. 15)



Simon Abrams, with essays by Michael Dean and Simon Abrams, The Robert Kirkman Interview (p. 38)

Jon Swabey, The Shaun Tan Interview (p. 104)



Bill Randall, The Arrival (p. 146)

Timothy Kreider, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Black Dossier (p. 150)

Lio: Happiness is a Squishy Cephalopod and Discovered (p. 155)

Batman #663 (p. 156)

The Original Encyclopedia of Comic Book Heroes Vol. 1 (p. 157)



Bill Randall, Lost In Translation: “Fine Art, Fine Comics” (p. 158)

Rich Kreiner, Meet the Comics Press: “Over the Transom” (p. 164)

Tom  Crippen, Post-Human Review: “Big Red Feet, Mighty Chest” (p. 169)

R.C. Harvey, Comicopia: “Mutt, Jeff, and Bud” (p. 174)

Donald Phelps, The Observer: “Toonerville Territory” (p. 188)

Coming Comics (p. 146)



Alan David Doane, “A Future For Comics” (p. 25)

Bob Levin, “When Larry Met Dwaine” (p. 32)

Jared Gardner, Ed Wheelan’s Minute Movies (p. 114)

Preview: Jessica Abel and Matt Madden’s Drawing Words & Writing Pictures (p. 190)

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2 Responses to The Comics Journal No. 289, April 2008

  1. Hi I’m currently taking a Humanities class and we are discussing and reading The Walking Dead. One of my assignments is to read the interview that The Comic Journal did with Robert Kirkman regarding No. 289 dealing with sexist but so far I have not been able to locate this interview. Please help me…..

    Forever grateful

    Elvia Alvarado

  2. Tim Hodler says:

    It might be better to ask your teacher this question. But you can purchase it here:

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