January 2012


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.


Jonathan Bennett

Stranger 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.

Charles Burns

Random Access by Charles Burns
Charles Burns draws comics every now and then and is the cover illustrator for The Believer.

Lilli Carré

Anemone and Comics masthead by Lilli Carré
Lilli Carré is a cartoonist and animator living in Chicago. Her most recent book is called Nine Ways to Disappear. lillicarre.com

Domitille Collardey

Bureau of Indisputed Truths by Domitille Collardey
Domitille is French and lives in Brooklyn with her husband amidst piles of things. domitille-collardey.com

Michael Deforge

Titters by Michael Deforge
Michael Deforge lives in Toronto and draws the comic book Lose. kingtrash.com

Matt Furie

Boy’s Club by Matt Furie
Matt Furie likes to draw creepy weird stuff. Issue #4 of Boy’s Club, his comic of the same name, is now available. www.mattfurie.com

Tom Gauld

The Owl and the Seasick Pussycat by Tom Gauld
Tom Gauld is an illustrator and cartoonist. He lives in London. His latest book is The Gigantic Robot. www.tomgauld.com

Leif Goldberg

Giorgio & Dimitrius by Leif Goldberg
Leif Goldberg started a collaborative jam fold-out poster series for 2011. explodeHEADview.org

Lisa Hanawalt

I Have No Idea by Lisa Hanawalt
Lisa Hanawalt lives in Brooklyn. Find a copy of her comic book series I Want You. www.lisahanawalt.com

Eric Haven

Race Murdock by Eric Haven
Eric Haven is the creator of The Aviatrix and Tales To Demolish. tinyurl.com/mxh72d

Andrew Jeffrey Wright

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.

We hope you enjoy this excerpt.

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Alvin Buenaventura publishes comics and books with Pigeon Press. He is also the editor for the forthcoming monograph The Art of Daniel Clowes: Modern Cartoonist to be released in the Spring of 2012. blogflumer.blogspot.com

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