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Interview with Tim Corrigan.
The bulk of this issue deals with Jack Kirby's then-ongoing battle with Marvel Comics over the return of his original artwork. This includes interviews, Marvel warehouse photos, a Frank Miller essay and more.
Also in this issue: Dave Sim's "A Declaration of Independence" essay, Mark Burbey on Keith Giffen's Jose Munoz art swipes, an article on Franco-Belgian comics, Carter Scholz on science fiction, and spot illos by Chas Gillen of Captain America, Conan, Alice the Goon, Popeye, Swee'Pea and Yankee Poodle.
Interviews with Howard Cruse and Dan Day.
"Maus and Other Topics" by Harvey Pekar, interview with Mark Evanier, Robert Crumb and Gil Kane in discussion.
A few artists are unidentified: Daredevil on p. 30, Submariner on p. 32, Thor on p. 34, Batman on p. 35
AKA Conjam 5. What are the previous issues?
This is one-third of the original Dada Gumbo Press edition of the Steve Willis trilogy that also included Hungry Stairs to Heaven and Eternities of Darkness. Circular, dadaist comix in which the characters go through all sorts of transformations and scene changes.
Two editions: 1st from Dada Gumbo, 2nd from Starhead.
1st Dada Gumbo printing: 1984
2nd Dada Gumbo printing: August 1986
Mini collage zine of works created using vintage clip art.
The copy (in images) with black ink is Tosh's file copy (August 30, 1986).
Scheduled guests included Jack Kirby, Will Eisner, Joe Kubert, Harvey Kurtzman, Pat Boyette, Frank Miller, Gary Groth, Burne Hogarth, Jaxon, Gil Kane, Moebius, George R.R. Martin, Mike Gustovich, Dave Sim, Dave Stevens, Eric Vincent, Don Simpson, Kenneth Smith, Robert Asprin, Doug Wildey, John Wooley, Roger Zelazny, cat yronwode, Pat Broderick, John Carbonaro, Sam de la Rosa, Colleen Doran, Real Musgrave, Richard Pini, Ben Dunn, Brad W. Foster, Kerry Gammill, Gerhard, William Messner-Loebs, Don Ivan Punchatz and others.
Roughly 8¼ x 11".
Nicely designed series in which David Tosh collected excerpts from his sketchbooks.
Numbered edition of 20.
5 × 7¼", trimmed.
Page 5 of 20
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