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Comic Book Creator (2013) comic books 2017-2019

  • Issue #14
    Comic Book Creator (2013) 14

    Comprehensive Kelley Jones interview, from early years as Marvel inker to present-day greatness at DC depicting Batman, Deadman, and Swamp Thing (chockful of rarely-seen artwork)! Plus Will Murray examines the nefarious legacy of Batman co-creator Bob Kane in an investigation into tragic ghosts and rapacious greed. We also look at Raina Telgemeier and her magnificent army of devotees, and more! Plus: Comic Book Zeitgeist - Talking with Singapore's greatest cartoonist, Sonny Liew, about his life and recent magnum opus, The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye. Also: Incoming - Extra-long letters o' comment section on CBC's Gil Kane ish. And: Comics in the Library - Rich Arndt on Marc Tyler Nobleman's books about comics. Plus: Drew Friedman's Hero Worship - Rob Smentek talks to the amazing caricaturist and recent author of More Heroes of the Comics. Also: Hembeck's Dateline - Our Man Fred on forgotten Brit artist Leopold "Lee" Elias. 80 pages, full color. Cover price $8.95.

  • Issue #16
    Comic Book Creator (2013) 16

    This issue visits Riverdale High, U.S.A., to celebrate America's Typical Teenager Archie and his pals 'n gals-as well as the mighty MLJ heroes of yesteryear and those of today's 'Dark Circle'-with a look at the 75-year-old comics line's wildest characters and titles. Plus we conduct career-spanning conversations with two of the imprint's hottest creators: Brooklyn's own Dean Haspiel (the Emmy-winning alternative-slash-mainstream artist who collaborated with Harvey Pekar) and Dan Parent (GLADD award-winning cartoonist and creator of the Archie universe's ground-breaking gay character, Kevin Keller), who both jam on our great exclusive cover depicting a face-off between humor and heroes. Plus: Part 1 of Michael Aushenker's career-spanning chat with the late Rich Buckler on his early years as fan artist and young pro; Incoming - discussing a so-called missing Blazing Combat story by Russ Heath; Spotlight on "Sev" - visiting the great and awesome "Mirthful One," Marie Severin, for a trip down memory lane; All About Bob and Jack - Paul Power shares memories of Jack Kirby's guest appearance on Bob Newhart's situation comedy back in the early 1990's; and Fred Hembeck on the meteoric rise and fall of MLJ's Comet. Full color. 80 pages. Cover price $8.95.

  • Issue #20
    Comic Book Creator (2013) 20

    'Not Your Average Joes' is the theme of Comic Book Creator, headlined by an exhaustive interview with Joseph Michael Linsner on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of his signature creation Cry For Dawn, discussing his many years as a comics professional and current work on Vampirella. (We also talk with Joe's significant other, Kristina Deak-Linsner, about the distinction of being Vampi's first female artist!) Then CBC spends Sunday Brunch with the great Joe Sinnott, catching up with the legendary artist to discuss his years at Marvel, inking Jack Kirby's work, and his nearly forgotten masterworks produced for Treasure Chest. Plus Joe Jusko talks about the Marvel Age of Comics and his fabulous 'Corner Box Collection,' which honor the great '60s cover design element produced by the House of Ideas! Plus: A Guy Named Yoe - Part 1 of a close look at Craig Yoe of Yoe Books; 10 Questions for Usagi Yojimbo creator Stan Sakai; Joe Field on the Idea That Saved Comics - the secret origin story of FCBD; Fred Hembeck on Steve Ditko's "Just a Guy Named Joe"; What If...Joe Maneely Had Lived? - Atlas Comics expert Michael J. Vassallo speculates on what could have been at the dawn of the Marvel Age of Comics; and the final portion of Michael Aushenker's interview with late artist Rich Buckler on working for corporations and reinvention as surrealist painter. 96 pages, full color. Cover price $9.95.

  • Issue #21
    Comic Book Creator (2013) 21

    CBC joins Eric Powell in celebrating 20 years of his signature character, The Goon! In a comprehensive career-spanning interview, the creator shares about his background, development of the two-fisted character, and plans for the next quarter-century -- including a mouth-watering gallery of rarely seen artwork. Plus CBC editor and author of the new retrospective The Book of Weirdo, Jon B. Cooke, conducts a rare new interview with perhaps the greatest cartoonist of all time, R. Crumb, about the artist's work on that legendary humor comics anthology. Also in this issue: Weirdos All Around Us - it's been the Summer of Weirdo for Mr. Ye Ed and the Missus after they embarked on their epic San Diego Comic-Con adventure; John Romita, Sr. on Milton Caniff - the great artist discusses Terry and the Pirates, the death of Gwen Stacy, and his two finest issues of Amazing Spider-Man; Bearing Witness - Diane Noomin discusses her #MeToo comics anthology Drawing Power: Women's Stories of Sexual Violence, Harassment, and Survival; Darrick Patrick's 10 Questions for Ryan North - Q's for the writer of Squirrel Girl; Trembles on Tremblay - new wave/punk cartoonist Rick Trembles shares about his dad, Jack Tremblay, Golden Age "Canadian Whites" comic book artist; Hembeck's Dateline - Our Man Fred imagines some super-hero mirror opposites; Man, Oh Mannion! - the terrifically talented and terribly overlooked artist Steve Mannion gives a biographical sketch of life before his creation of Fearless Dawn and his great work today for Eric Powell's Albatross comic book line. 80 pages, full color. Cover price $9.95.