TCJ Archive

The Comics Journal No. 296, Feb. 2009

Featuring interviews with Lynda Barry, Frank Quitely, Dash Shaw, Mike Luckovich, and David Hadju.

Eric Millikin and staff, Journal Datebook (p. 6)

Noah Van Sciver, A Cartoon Interview with Johnny Ryan (p. 22)
Michael Dean, An Interview with Lynda Barry (p. 34)
Kristy Valenti,  An Interview With Frank Quitely (p. 52)
Rob Clough, An Interview With Dash Shaw (p. 62)
R.C. Harvey, An Interview With Mike Luckovich (p. 86)
R. Fiore, An Interview With David Hajdu (p. 101)


Tim Kreider, “Bill Mauldin: A Life Up Front” and “Willie and Joe: The WWII Years” (p. 138)
Bill Randall, “500 Essential Graphic Novels” (p. 145)
Noah Berlatsky, “Garfield: 30 Years of Laughs and Lasagna” and “Garfield Minus Garfield” (p. 148)
Bill Sherman, “Mary Perkins On Stage” (p. 151)
Mini-reviews of “Aya of Yop City”, “Joker”, “Neil Gaiman: Prince of Stories”, “Jack Kirby’s OMAC”, “The DC Vault”, “Metamorpho Year One”, “Deitch’s Pictorama”, “Meatcake #17”, “SCUD The Disposable Assassin”, “Souvlaki Circus” and “Katja Tukiainen Works” (p. 153)


Best of the Year 2008, With contributions from Kim Deitch, Emmanuel Guibert, Anders Nilsen, John Porcellino, Johnny Ryan, Paul Karasik, Mark Newgarden, Rich Kreiner, Noah Berlatsky, Shaenon Garrity, Steven Grant, Paul Gravett, Bill Randall, Chris Lanier, Robert Martin, Robert Clough, Kent Worcester, Daren White and Kristy Valenti (p. 26)
Carol Tyler, Preview: “You’ll Never Know, Book 1” (p. 129)
Jelle Hugaerts, Finnish Comics (p. 162)


R.C. Harvey, Comicopia: “Why 2008 Was A Very Good Year” (p. 108)
Matthias Wivel, Continental Drift: “Consolidation Blues” (p. 124)
Donald Phelps, The Observer: “James Stephens’ Wayward Masterpiece (p. 198)
Kenneth Smith, “Human Natures: 1. Organized Life and Psychic Life” (p. 199)
Coming Comics (p. 205)