edited by Alvin Buenaventura
“Comics”, a new monthly feature making its debut in this issue, is a two-page spread of assorted comics published exclusively in the print edition of the Believer. Below is a rundown of this issue’s comics and contributors.
Random Access by Charles Burns
Charles Burns draws comics every now and then and is the cover illustrator for The Believer.
Anemone by Lilli Carré
Lilli Carré is a cartoonist and animator living in Chicago. Her most recent book is called Nine Ways to Disappear. www.lillicarre.com
The Happy Prick by Al Columbia
Al Columbia lives and works in Old Devonshire, Connecticut. www.alcolumbia.com
Boy’s Club by Matt Furie
Matt Furie likes to draw creepy weird stuff. The third issue of Boy’s Club, his comic of the same name, is now available. www.mattfurie.com
Four Obstacles to Writing by Tom Gauld
Tom Gauld is an illustrator and cartoonist. He lives in London. His latest book is The Gigantic Robot. www.cabanonpress.com
Giorgio & Dimitrius by Leif Goldberg
Leif Goldberg still collects unemployment from National Waste Industries.
I Have No Idea by Lisa Hanawalt
Lisa Hanawalt lives in Brooklyn. Find a copy of the first issue of her new comic book series I Want You. www.lisahanawalt.com
Race Murdock by Eric Haven
Eric Haven is the creator of The Aviatrix and Tales To Demolish. tinyurl.com/mxh72d
Ain’t it So and Comics masthead by Tim Hensley
Tim Hensley is the mastermind behind Wally Gropius and is currently seeking office work. This is his first masthead. www.xrl.us/biszn
Sketchbook by Anders Nilsen
Anders Nilsen is the artist and author of Dogs and Water, Don’t Go Where I Can’t Follow, and Monologues for Calculating the Density of Black Holes. He lives in Chicago. www.themonologuist.blogspot.com
Cartoon Utopia by Ron Regé Jr.
Further aspects of Ron Regé Jr.'s Cartoon Utopia can be investigated at ronrege.blogspot.com
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