Self-publishing

girlhero by megan kelso

Wizard #64: Megan Kelso

Megan Kelso and her self-published one-woman anthology series Girlhero were the focus of Palmer's Picks in the fall of 1996.
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martin wagner's hepcats comic book cover

Wizard #16: Martin Wagner

Troubled self-publisher Martin Wagner, and his comic Hepcats, was the focus of my tenth "Palmer's Picks" column. Where did it all go wrong?
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back cover of colleen doran's a distant soil 1

Wizard #28: Colleen Doran

The most controversial "Palmer's Picks" ever! Read about all of the trouble surrounding my profile of Colleen Doran and A Distant Soil.
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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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the cast of very vicky

Wizard #42: Very Vicky

Self-published '90s comic Very Vicky was profiled in "Palmer's Picks" along with its creators Jana Christy and John Mitchell.
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cover of jeff smith's bone 12 featuring fone bone, smiley bone and phoney bone

Wizard #27: Jeff Smith

Jeff Smith's Bone was profiled in "Palmer's Picks" way back in the fall of 1993, when it was just a black and white comic book.
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adrian tomine's optic nerve

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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dave sim's cerebus wielding a hammer standing on a crumbled statue of superman

Wizard #7: Dave Sim

I tackle the controversial Cerebus and its equally contentious creator Dave Sim as I reexamine the second installment of "Palmer's Picks" from 1992.
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cover of terry moore's strangers in paradise 2

Wizard #39: Terry Moore

Strangers In Paradise creator Terry Moore was profiled in Palmer's Picks as he was launching his influential self-published comic.
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rob schrab's scud the disposable assassin

Wizard #44: Rob Schrab

Fan-favorite comic series Scud: The Disposable Assassin was the subject of Palmer's Picks in 1995, long before its creator Rob Schrab made the jump to Hollywood.
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cover of the final issue of teri s. wood's wandering star

Wizard #35: Teri S. Wood

There were quite a few self-published comics in the '90s. Teri S. Wood's science fiction series Wandering Star was one of the few to get a "Palmer's Picks" profile.
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rick veitch's maximortal cover from tundra publishing

Wizard #19: Rick Veitch

"Palmer's Picks" focused on legendary comics creator Rick Veitch and his King Hell Heroica books Bratpack and The Maximortal in early 1993.
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