The Comics Journal #303 (Paperback)
Fantagraphics Books, 9781683961710, 160pp.
Publication Date: February 5, 2019
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The Comics Journal, which is renowned for its in-depth interviews, comics criticism, and thought-provoking editorials, features Gary Groth in frank and often hilarious discussion with the satirist and children's book author Tomi Ungerer. Ungerer talks about the entire trajectory of his life and career: growing up in France during the Nazi occupation, creating controversial work, and being blacklisted by the American Library Association. This issue, the first in its new twice-a-year format, covers the "new mainstream" in American comics -- how the marketplace and overall perception of the medium has drastically shifted since the "graphic novel boom" of the early 2000s and massive hits like Persepolis, Fun Home, and Smile. It also includes sketchbook pages from French-born cartoonist Antoine Coss ' an introduction to homoerotic gag cartoons out of the U.S. Navy; and Your Black Friend cartoonist Ben Passmore's examination of comics and gentrification.