rick veitch

scott mccloud's destroy comic book cover

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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And now for something completely different...an unpublished article about indy comics written for a specialty magazine co-produced by Wizard and Toys R Us.
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