But Is It... Comic Aht?
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- 48 pages
- 21 x 26 cm
- full colour covers, b&w inside, newsprint
- saddle stitched
"Why a print magazine about comics, and why now? The answers are...not simple. More than at any other time in my involvement in comics, I feel that things are artistically as beautiful as they've ever been. More and more artists seem drawn to cartooning than at any other time, many of them making work of true beauty that doesn't fit into any mold that comics has appeared to be capable of. And yet the artistry and passion of these artists seems deeply out of sync with the institutions and structures that the comics 'industry' offers. Cartooning is a unique artform, yielding little support to artists, yet still acting as magnet for wildly ambitious expression, experimentation and thought". – Austin English
It's exciting to see the beginning of this new magazine dedicated to comics criticism! "But is it... Comic Aht?" is edited by Austin English and published by his Brooklyn-based Domino Books.
This first issue features a career retrospective interview with Megan Kelso, a review of Julie Doucet's "Carpet Sweeper Tales", a report on the Mexican Comics scene by Inés Estrada, an essay by Matthew Thurber on 'good' and 'bad' drawing, and much more! Front cover by Jesse McManus, who also contributed with an article about drawing water. Back cover by Victor Cayro. And astonishing good looking ads designed by August Lipp.