Hey!!! It’s another exciting issue of Maximum Rocknroll! Why is it so exciting?! Because it’s the Punk Comics Issue!! That’s right! In our January 2011 issue (MRR #332), with the help of Janelle Hessig from Tales of Blarg acting as guest coordinator, we have compiled an issue jam packed with comics and interviews with artists who have helped shape the US punk scene with their medium. We have an illuminating article about the elusive and rumored still alive Shawn Kerri. She is the amazing and original, though unsung artist behind some well-known Germs artwork and the famous Circle Jerks skankin’ guy. Interviewed in this issue are the famed Jaime Hernandez of Love and Rockets, discussing the his characters, their bodies, their personalities and their origins; Gary Panter, who created the iconic Screamers image and some beautifully frightening characters; and Mimi Pond of the Mabuhay Gardens scene in the early San Francisco punk world. We also have a talk with Ed Luce, creator of Wuvable Oaf, on his hilariously funny, punk and stereotype-shattering “post gay/post bear” work with collaborator Matt Wobensmith. Also featured are comics from Avi Spivak, Liz Suburbia, John Holmstrom, Bobby Madness, Dennis Worden, Cristy Road, Ben Snakepit, Ted May and Jeff Wilson, Janelle Hessig, Craig Bostick, Fly, Caroline Paquita, Jaime Crespo, Kaz, Josh Bayer, Ben Lyon, Alex Ratcharge, and Liz Baillie and a cover artwork by Eric Hone. And fear not — we still have the most extensive record reviews section in punk, and all your favorite columnists!
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