The Comics Journal #306 (Paperback)
This issue of the award-winning magazine features a career-spanning interview with New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast; asks, "Do we need political cartooning?"; and more.
In this issue, Gary Groth interviews Roz Chast, the New Yorker humor cartoonist turned graphic memoirist (Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?). TCJ #306 focuses on the intersections between comics and politics. It includes op-eds on the importance (and lack thereof) of modern political cartooning. Also featured is a meditation on the creator of the Dilbert newspaper comic strip, Scott Adams; a piece about Daisy Scott, the first African American woman political cartoonist; a gallery of underground cartoonist John Pound’s code-generated comics; portraits of mass shooting victims; a selection of Spider-Gwen artist Chris Vision’s sketchbook pages; and other essays and galleries. Full-color illustrations throughout.
Gary Groth is the co-founder of The Comics Journal and Fantagraphics Books. He lives in Seattle.
Kristy Valenti is an Eisner-Award winning editor and a writer. She lives in Seattle, Wash.
RJ Casey is a publisher, editor, and writer. He lives in Tacoma, WA.