23 May 2006
Vice comics issue
I just got myself a copy of Vice all comics issue care of fellow art school chum Simon (I owe you big time) I can’t believe how good it is and I can’t say that I’ve ever seen a comics magazine like it. The closest thing I guess would weirdo and Raw from the eighties but I like how this is just a ‘perfect bound’ magazine format with other reviews and photos in it as well. And the mind blowing part is that it’s free! I’d really love to hear what people think who are regular readers of Vice but not necessarily alt comic readers, just to get an outsider view on this kind of format. I would definitely enjoy seeing this as an ongoing thing with 3-4 pages each issue and a comic special every year
On a related note I had first seen Vice in Canada and the North American version has three pages f comics in every issue and I thought it strange that the Aussie one had nothing considering the amount of local talent. I did notice that Simon James the Tasmanian cartoonist that I’ve reviewed on this blog before had a page in the Vice mag too.
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