I snapped this photo of publisher Alvin Buenaventura holding a copy of the latest issue of Kramers Ergot, a brobdignian anthology of comic book art by cartoonist luminaries at the top of their game. Opening the book and being treated to 32" x 42" spreads is mind-bendingly fun. This is the way all comic books should be made.
Kramers Ergot, the most influential and acclaimed anthology of the past decade, returns in its seventh volume as a gigantic full-color 16 x 21 inch (that's bigger than a full page from your daily newspaper) hardcover! While past issues explored an innovative blend of art and comics, this collection focuses on expanding the boundaries of the narrative comics page. #7's massive page size has given these contemporary artists an opportunity to tell stories at a scope not seen since the expansive Sunday newspaper comics of the early twentieth century. Including over 50 of the world's greatest cartoonists, it draws on the talents of established cartoonists, newcomers, elegant stylists, and unpredictable innovators such as Al Columbia, Carol Tyler, Chris Ware, Paper Rad, Jaime Hernandez, Blanquet, Daniel Clowes, Mat Brinkman, Kim Deitch, Anna Sommer, Anders Nilsen, C.F., Adrian Tomine, Joost Swarte and many others.
Kramers Ergot No. 7 (Pre-order Kramers Ergot No 7 on Amazon)