The Comics Journal is something I got into when they profiled Ed Brubaker and Greg Rucka (seperate issues) – this wasn’t just a ‘ask a question, heap praise, then say goodbye’ type interviews, they were awesomely indepth back and forths between two people who really seemed to enjoy comics and wanted to examine the work of comic creators.
Well, now that TCJ is going in a different direction (they’ll only be publishing twice a year) they’re making all their content available online for all to see and read.
The 300th issue pulls out all the stops and gives you a ton of interviews with everyone from Art Spiegelman and Kevin Huizenga, Jean-Christophe Menu and Sammy Harkham, Frank Quitely and Dave Gibbons, David Mazzucchelli and Dash Shaw, Alison Bechdel and Danica Novgorodoff, Howard Chaykin and Ho Che Anderson, Denny O’Neil and Matt Fraction, Jaime Hernandez and Zak Sally, Ted Rall and Matt Bors, Jim Borgman and Keith Knight, and Stan Sakai and Chris Schweizer. There’s also a comics-format interview with Gary Groth by Noah Van Sciver, reviews of some of the past year or so’s most momentous comics — including Breakdowns, Acme Novelty Library #19 and Asterios Polyp — and retrospectives galore.
Check it out..
TCJ is something that Comicbookdaily really looks up to and looks forward to seeing where they plan on going.