- Posted by Johanna on April 22, 2007 at 2:32 pm
- Category: Comic News
In February, TwoMorrows announced that their new magazine, Comics Introspective, would launch in July with a focus on Peter Bagge. Today, Tom Spurgeon posted an interview with Jon B. Cooke in which he announced that his magazine, Comic Book Artist, would finally return in September (after a two-year hiatus) with a focus on Peter Bagge.
What an odd coincidence. It becomes even odder when you realize that TwoMorrows used to publish CBA until it bolted for Top Shelf. I don’t know that they’ve ever said why, formally, although (at a baseless guess) it might have had to do with Cooke’s increasing disregard for timeliness. In the interview, though, Cooke says the former partners are amiable.
Is Bagge enough of a major artist to justify two extensive interviews and profiles within such a short period of time? Or is it a sign of a need for a little more imagination when choosing independent comic creators for coverage? I know they need a certain level of fame to sell issues, but there have to be more options out there.