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Comics Journal Library TPB (2002-2015 Fantagraphics) comic books

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Comics Journal Library TPB (2002-2015 Fantagraphics) 1-1ST

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    Volume 1 - 1st printing. "Jack Kirby!" This monumental book collects a variety of Kirby-related writings from The Comics Journal, with rare and full-color art, exclusive interviews, fascinating essays, and an overview of his long fight to get his original art back from Marvel Comics. Softcover, 12-in. x 12-in., 120 pages, PC/PB&W. Cover price $18.95.

  • Issue #2-1ST
    Comics Journal Library TPB (2002-2015 Fantagraphics) 2-1ST

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    Volume 2 - 1st printing. "Frank Miller!" Collected Frank Miller interviews from Comics Journal from 1981-2003. Softcover, 12-in. x 12-in., 132 pages, B&W. Cover price $18.95.

  • Issue #3-1ST
    Comics Journal Library TPB (2002-2015 Fantagraphics) 3-1ST

    Volume 3 - 1st printing. "R. Crumb!" Collects four long-out-of-print interviews from the award-winning Comics Journal's archives in an oversized art-book format. These are the most comprehensive interviews ever conducted with the man, spanning his life, career, rejections and wide-ranging views! Also boasts essays by the Journal's sharpest critics, plus a color gallery of the artist's art and ephemera. Softcover, 12-in. x 12-in., 120 pages, B&W. Cover price $18.95.

  • Issue #4-1ST
    Comics Journal Library TPB (2002-2015 Fantagraphics) 4-1ST

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    Volume 4 - 1st printing. "Drawing the Line!" The fourth volume in TCJ Library's ongoing series of lavish coffee-table-book collections of interviews drawn from the Utne Award-winning magazine's archives, this volume gathers together the epic, exhaustive interviews with four of the sharpest social commentators of our times: Ralph Steadman, Jules Feiffer, Edward Sorel, and David Levine. Each definitive conversation will boast the generous amounts of illustration that TCJ Library readers have come to expect from each volume, as well as a full-color gallery of rarely seen work. Softcover, 12-in. x 12-in., 120 pages, B&W. Cover price $22.95.

  • Issue #5-1ST
    Comics Journal Library TPB (2002-2015 Fantagraphics) 5-1ST

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    Volume 5 - 1st printing. "Classic Comics Illustrators!" The fifth volume in the acclaimed Comics Journal Library series celebrates four of the great all-time comic book artists! Frank Frazetta, Burne Hogarth, Mark Schultz and Dave Stevens are the modern masters of illustration, here collected in their own words under one gorgeous, wraparound cover. Together, these artists bridge almost 70 years of comics and fantasy art tied to tradition, craft, and an emphasis on the human form! Copiously illustrated. Softcover, 12-in. x 12-in., 176 pages, PC/PB&W. Cover price $22.95.

  • Issue #6-1ST
    Comics Journal Library TPB (2002-2015 Fantagraphics) 6-1ST

    Volume 6 - 1st printing. "The Writers!" Between 1966 and 1985 a generation of writers emerged that changed the face of American comic books forever. Many were fans every bit as much as they were professionals, creative artists working from an understanding of what felt right on the comics page forged by years of close scrutiny above and beyond the final sales figures. Some were tempered by exposure to new waves in cinema, new voices in writing, and new comics from Europe and Japan. Coming to comics at a time when the financial awards were poor and the chance for ownership of what one created was even poorer, these writers breathed new life into the dying icons of the past. Writers like Len Wein, Steve Englehart, Gerry Conway, Harlan Ellison, Marv Wolfman, Denny O'Neil, Mark Evanier, Mike Baron, and Alan Moore infused comics like X-Men, Captain America, and Swamp Thing with a progressive social outlook that ran directly in the face of decades of simplistic might-makes-right pseudo-moralizing. Some made their careers in other writing fields but toiled in comics out of a sense of loyalty and passion; others became comic book writers just out of their teens and never left. They were America's comic book children come home. The Comics Journal Library: The Writers celebrates the ascendancy of writer-driven mainstream comic books with a series of revealing, in-depth interviews, many conducted at the height of their influence. Softcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 360 pages, PC/PB&W. Cover price $19.95.

  • Issue #7-1ST
    Comics Journal Library TPB (2002-2015 Fantagraphics) 7-1ST

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    Volume 7 - 1st printing. "Harvey Kurtzman!" The seventh volume in this distinguished series focuses entirely on one of comics' most esteemed and influential creators, Harvey Kurtzman, whose complete Comics Journal interviews are collected in this lavishly illustrated full-color edition. Obscurities unearthed from Kurtzman's solo freelance career from Children's Digest, Pageant, U.S. Crime, Varsity and Why, are featured, most of which haven't been seen since their original publication. Softcover, 12-in. x 12-in., 124 pages, PC/PB&W. Cover price $19.95.

  • Issue #8-1ST
    Comics Journal Library TPB (2002-2015 Fantagraphics) 8-1ST

    Volume 8 - 1st printing. "The EC Artists!" The Comics Journal Library Vol. 8: The EC Artists is the first in a two-volume set of interviews with the artists and writers (and publisher!) who made EC great. There are career-spanning conversations with EC legends Will Elder, John Severin, Harvey Kurtzman, and Al Feldstein, as well as short interviews with EC short-timers Frank Frazetta and Joe Kubert. Also: EC Publisher William Gaines on his infamous Senate subcommittee testimony, and probing conversations between Silver Age cartoonist Gil Kane and Harvey Kurtzman, as well as contemporary alternative cartoonist Sam Henderson and Mad great Al Jaffee. Softcover, 10-in. x 12-in., 192 pages, PC/PB&W. Cover price $28.95.

  • Issue #9-1ST
    Comics Journal Library TPB (2002-2015 Fantagraphics) 9-1ST

    Volume 9 - 1st printing. "Zap: The Interviews!" Here in one place are the definitive Comics Journalinterviews with the cartoonists behind Zap Comix. Featuring Robert Crumb, Spain Rodriguez,Victor Moscoso, Rick Griffin, S. Clay Wilson, Robert Williams, Gilbert Shelton, Paul Mavrides and much more. In these historically important interviews, the Zapcontributors open up about how they came to create a seminal, living work of art. Softcover, 10-in. x 12-in., 240 pages, PC/PB&W. Cover price $35.00.

  • Issue #10-1ST
    Comics Journal Library TPB (2002-2015 Fantagraphics) 10-1ST

    Volume 10 - 1st printing. "The EC Artists: Part 2!" The second and concluding volume of conversations with the creators behind EC Comics combines definitive interviews with never-before-published sessions, including a new conversation with Jack Davis, Bill Gaines on the origins of the company, Al Feldstein on science fiction, Harvey Kurtzman on bringing realism to war, Alex Toth, Marie Severin, George Evans and Jack Kamen, Colin Dawkins, and a rare Q&A session with Bernard Krigstein. Softcover, 10-in. x 12-in., 256 pages, PC/PB&W. Cover price $34.99.