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Mome Spring 2009

Gary Groth

Since its inception in 2005, MOME has bridged the gap between the contemporary graphic novel scene and the current cutting-edge literary scene, serving as a perfect sampler of today's best young graphic novelists in a quarterly format that sits as handsomely on the newsstand alongside journals like McSweeney's and Paris Review as it does in the graphic novels section.

Vols. 13 & 14 of the popular series welcome the return of renowned graphic novelist David B. (Epileptic, Babel) as well as returning regulars Jonathan Bennett, Sophie Crumb, Andrice Arp, Paul Hornschemeier, Kurt Wolfgang, Eleanor Davis, Zak Sally, Tom Kaczynski, Dash Shaw, Joe Kimball, and Ray Fenwick. Tim Hensley also returns with more of his brilliant "Wally Gropius" strips, as does fan favorite Al Columbia! Plus, several other surprises from some of the best new talent in comics.

MOME is an accessible, reasonably priced quarterly running approximately 120 pages per volume, mostly in color, and spotlighting the most exciting new storytellers in comics along with special surprises. MOME is quickly earning a reputation as one of the premier literary anthologies on the shelves, and the only one composed almost entirely of comics.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
  • Publish Date: Mar 23rd, 2009
  • Pages: 120
  • Language: English
  • Edition: Spring 2009 -
  • Dimensions: 9.04in - 7.06in - 0.43in - 0.71lb
  • EAN: 9781560979586
  • Categories: AnthologiesComics & Graphic Novels

About the Author

Reynolds, Eric: - Eric Reynolds is the VP/Associate Publisher of Fantagraphics Books. He has curated well over 4,000 pages of comics anthologies, between ten volumes of NOW, 22 volumes of Mome from 2005-2010, and several Free Comic Book Day anthologies for Fantagraphics. He lives in Seattle, WA.
Groth, Gary: - Gary Groth is the co-founder of The Comics Journal and Fantagraphics Books. He lives in Seattle.

Praise for this book

A dizzying and fascinating array of visual styles.... when everything comes together just so (especially in issues 12 and this issue), then MOME becomes a crucial component in understanding alt-comics as they stand today.--Rob Clough "High-Low"
The current multi-artist series that has critics in the comics world and outside of it regularly amped.... The last few issues of MOME have really hit a hot-run of quality, and though some stories are more straightforward and others are expressionistic, all the art is always sweet.--Chris Estey "KEXP-FM, Seatte"