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jaime hernandez cover for love and rockets 24

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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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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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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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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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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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And now for something completely different...an unpublished article about indy comics written for a specialty magazine co-produced by Wizard and Toys R Us.
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tom palmer jr from palmer's picks the alternative indy comics column from wizard the guide to comics

What is “Palmer’s Picks”?

The return of "Palmer's Picks!" The old alternative/indy comics column from Wizard is back with a brief history of how it all began and a mission statement.
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cover of the first trade paperback of art speigelman's maus a survivor's tale from raw magazine

Wizard #17: Christmas 1992

Take a look back at what might be the weirdest Christmas list ever assembled: Maus, Bone, Skin, Madman, and more in "Palmer's Picks" from winter 1992.
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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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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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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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