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Wizard #72: Peter Kuper

Famed magazine illustrator and master of silent comics Peter Kuper was interviewed for Wizard in the summer of '97 to discuss several of his graphic novels.
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Wizard #18: Ted McKeever

Underappreciated genius Ted McKeever was the "Palmer's Picks" in issue 18, where I examined his interconnected comics Eddy Current, Metropol, and more.
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black hole by charles burns

Wizard #77: A Small World?

Was there a future for the small press after the late '90s comic book market crash? I tried to answer that question with this feature in Wizard #77.
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Wizard #74: Andi Watson

Andi Watson, creator of Skeleton Key, was the interview subject for the final installment of "Palmer's Picks" in Wizard magazine.
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Wizard #68: Jon Lewis

True Swamp creator Jon Lewis embarked on a new comic book series, Spectacles, in 1997 and got some coverage in Wizard Magazine to mark the occasion.
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Wizard #20: Scott McCloud

I profiled Underrstanding Comics author Scott McCloud before his landmark book. Delve into his early work with a revisit of my original "Palmer's Picks."
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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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Wizard #31: Chester Brown

A great example of perfect timing: this column about Chester Brown's Yummy Fur was published in 1994, right as the influential series ended.
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Wizard #73: Ed Brubaker

The penultimate "Palmer's Picks" featured cartoonist Ed Brubaker and his autobio and fiction comics including Lowlife, At The Seams, and Detour.
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alan moore and bill sienkiewicz's big numbers cover image

Wizard #14: Alan Moore

Alan Moore, Big Numbers, From Hell, Lost Girls, glaring typos, and flatulence...all in my revisit of "Palmer's Picks" from 1992.
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Wizard #46: Adrian Tomine

My interview with Optic Nerve creator Adrian Tomine appeared just as he was taking his minicomic to Drawn & Quarterly as a full-size comic.
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Wizard #21: Mike Allred

The early work of Madman creator Mike Allred was the topic of the day for "Palmer's Picks" in the spring of 1993, and now you can experience it again!
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a collection of minicomics including work by david lasky, aleksander zograf, matt feazell, elizabeth watasin, tom motley and sean bieri

Wizard #34: Marshal Law

Brutal superhero parody Marshal Law got the "Palmer's Picks" treatment, the only time I broke format to focus on a character instead of a single writer or artist.
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Wizard #23: Paul Chadwick

Paul Chadwick's Concrete was the subject of a "Palmer's Picks" column, but what happens when you lose interest in a comic you used to like?
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eddie campbell's bacchus on the cover of deadface immortality isn't forever trade paperback

Wizard #15: Eddie Campbell

Eddie Campbell's Deadface got the "Palmer's Picks" spotlight, and now you can look back at all of the excitement just like it was '92 again.
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chris ware's acme novelty library

Wizard #49: Chris Ware

Chris Ware was interviewed for "Palmer's Picks" as he began serializing Jimmy Corrigan in the pages of Acme Novelty Library.
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atomic city tales by jay stephens

Wizard #56: Jay Stephens

The second Palmer's Picks spotlight on Jay Stephens coincided with the launch of his two new comics, The Land of Nod and Atomic City Tales.
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liberty meadows by frank cho

Wizard #70: Frank Cho

Cartoonist Frank Cho was interviewed in 1997, back when his popular Liberty Meadows got its start as a newspaper comic strip.
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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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palooka-ville by seth

Wizard #62: Seth

The Palmer's Picks interview with Canadian cartoonist Seth appeared shortly before he began his long-running Clyde Fans graphic novel.
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Wizard #24: Los Bros Hernandez

Wizard turned two years old and I profiled two of the world's greatest cartoonists in my overview of the iconic Love and Rockets from the summer of '93.
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