edited by Alvin Buenaventura
“Comics” 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.
Zapruder’s Dream by Jonathan Bennett
Jonathan Bennett is a book designer and cartoonist who lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife Amy and their two goldfish.
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
Boy’s Club by Matt Furie
Matt Furie likes to draw creepy weird stuff. Three issues of Boy’s Club, his comic of the same name, are now available. www.mattfurie.com
Psychiatric Action Stories 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 her comic book 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
Marnie and Comics masthead by Tim Hensley
Tim Hensley is the mastermind behind Wally Gropius and is still seeking office work. www.xrl.us/biszn
hellen Welt by Hellen Jo
Hellen Jo lives in San Francisco, where she draws the comic “Jin & Jam”. www.helllllen.org.
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
Goof Ballz by Andrew Jeffrey Wright
Andrew Jeffrey Wright lives in Philadelphia and is 100% artist. He believes art, science, and love can save the world.
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