peter bagge

jar of fools by jason lutes

Wizard #58: Top 10

Wizard's unofficial small press issue featured a special Palmer's Picks rundown of Ten Small Press Books You Should Own: Hate, Eightball, Dirty Plotte, and more!
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a selection of alternative comics from the 1990s, including robert crumb, joe matt, joe sacco, roberta gregory, julie doucet, chester brown, terry laban and stephen bissette

Wizard: How To Collect Comics

And now for something completely different...an unpublished article about indy comics written for a specialty magazine co-produced by Wizard and Toys R Us.
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larry marder's tales of the beanworld comic book cover

Wizard #22: Larry Marder

Larry Marder's Tales of the Beanworld is a most peculiar comic book experience, but my "Palmer's Picks" about it had a decidedly peculiar opening line.
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al feldstein's cover of ec comics' tales from the crypt #22

Wizard #11 & #12: EC Comics

Back in the summer of 1992, I devoted two "Palmer's Picks" columns to EC Comics. Now you can relive the whole experience in one handy blog post!
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art spiegelman's iconic cover of raw magazine #1

Wizard #10: Anthologies

Anthology comics Raw, Taboo and Drawn & Quarterly get the spotlight in this reexamination of my fourth "Palmer's Picks" column.
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doug gray's eye of mongombo with a duck attacked by a gang of mimes

Wizard #8: Humor Comics

A look back at my very serious examination of some seriously funny cartoonists like Peter Bagge, Drew Friedman, Doug Gray, and more.
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