Comic Foundry: How I Will Miss You

I eagerly dove into the final issue of Comic Foundry. I’m hugely disappointed that, now that it’s clearly become the best magazine about comics out there, that it’s ending, but that’s no reason not to enjoy these last few bon-bons.

Comic Foundry 5

The thing I liked most about Comic Foundry was that it covered things no one else was talking about. The books they profiled were both good-looking and, in many cases, new to me (which is rare). Their coverage made me want to read works like Matt Kindt‘s upcoming 3 Story or Gabrielle Bell’s Cecil and Jordan in New York. I found myself having to read the magazine with a notepad nearby to make note of titles to research further.

But it’s not just about the books. The magazine also includes clear-eyed handling of business topics, such as whether or not agents are necessary in comics, plus goofy short bits of fun. Also featured in this issue are interviews with Bryan Lee O’Malley (Scott Pilgrim) and Grant Morrison (Final Crisis).

I’ll really miss this publication. I wish someone would fill its gap, but print is a dying game, and I can’t blame those who are turning their attentions elsewhere.


8 Responses to “Comic Foundry: How I Will Miss You”

  1. Bill D. Says:

    I kept meaning to check out Comic Foundry, but none of the local shops carried it. I’m glad that I can still at least pick up the 5 existing issues online if I’m interested, though.

  2. Johanna Says:

    It would be neat if they put together a “gone but not forgotten” bundle for potential customers like you.

  3. Paul Sizer Says:

    I am in mourning about this magazine. I broke the hold WIZARD had on me, and now I can never go back. This was an all to brief glimmer of printed comic magazine hope. I too hope someone follows in its footsteps and continues this direction.

  4. Kristina Hubert Says:

    Heh, I’ll buy it for the “Suck it, Wizard” headline alone.

  5. Matt Says:

    Ya theres nothing left out there. Although, who knows how much longer wizard will even be able to survive. But I am happy that at least one magazine was able to successfully fit in between TCJ and Wizard even if it was shortlived.

  6. Johanna Says:

    Update: the Comic Foundry site now has a bundle deal of all 5 issues for $20.

  7. Laura Hudson Says:

    Ask and you shall receive.

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