- Posted by Johanna on February 25, 2009 at 8:32 am
- Category: Books and Prose
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.
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.