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DRAW! 15

Edited by Mike Manley.

Draw! 15 is the big "Back To School" issue! So you want to go to an art school that offers a degree or major focus on comics and cartooning - but which school is the right one for you? Are you a mainstream type, or the next Harvey Pekar? Either way, choosing the right school is important, and in this issue, Editor-in-Chief Mike Manley covers all the major schools who offer comic art as a major part of their curriculum, from the Center For Creative Studies, SVA, SCAD, the Joe Kubert School, and more! Draw! digs down and interview sthe faculty, plus some students currently enrolled, as well as past graudates, to give prospective students the best overview to date of collegate-level comic art classes. Plus, there's an interview with B.P.R.D.'s Guy Davis, discussing (and showing) how he produces the series. Also, Mike Manley and Bret Blevins provide the latest installment of their Comic Art Bootcamp series, chock full of drawing tips and tricks. There's also product reviews, a color section, and more, all behind a new Manley cover! Includes a free preview of Write Noew #17, also shipping in October.

80 pages, $6.95, in stores on Oct. 31.


Edited by Danny Fingeroth.

Just in time for the new Fall TV season, Write Now 17 is a special Heroes issue featuring secrets behind the hit series, the comics, and the website, from series creator/writer Tim Kring, writer Jeph Loeb, and many more of the creative minds behind the franchise that's taken superhero fans - and everybody else - for the thrill ride of the decade! Plus: Find out about the Heroes: Origins spin-off series! Also: Interviews with DC Comics' head editorial honcho Dan DiDio and with Marvel Publisher Dan Buckley! Peter David talks about writing Steven King's Dark Tower comic! Michael Teitelbaum tells us about writing superhero kids novels! Writer and editor C.B. Cebulski talks about - well, writing and editing, from manga to Marvel! Plus lots of great script and art nuts and bolts with rare, unlinked pencil art by some of today's top pencilers! Includes a free Preview of Back Issue 24, also shipping in October.

80 pages, $6.95, in stores on Oct. 24.


Edited by Roy Thomas.

Alter Ego 73 celebrates Halloween with an awesome new Dr. Strange cover by Frank Brunner, who talks about drawing Marvel's Mystic Master! Plus, amazing interviews with Charlies Biro and his daughters on the life and times of the man behind Daredevil, Boy Comics, and Crime Does Not Pay - with art by Jack Cole, George Tuska, Joe Kubert, Norman Maurer, Rudy Palais, Fred Kida, Fred Guardineer, Tony DiPreta, Dan Barry, et al.! Also: Roy Thomas' 1971 synopsis for the origin of Marvel's Man-Thing - and an interview with publisher Robert Gerson about the 1970s horror comic Reality, studded with rare art by Bernie Wrightson, Michael W. Kaluta, Jeff Jones, and others! Plus, there's P.C. Hamerlinck's FCA (Fawcett Collectors of America) with Marc Swayze, C.C. Beck, and others, Michael T. Gilbert and Mr. Monster's Comic Crypt, and more! Includes a free Preview of Draw! 15, also shipping in October.

100 pages, $6.95, in stoes on Oct. 10.


Edited by Bob McLeod.

Rough Stuff 6 offers new insight into the art of creating comics with never-seen pencil pages, sketches, layouts, roughs, and unused inked pages from throughout comics history, plus interviews, articles, critiques, and more! This issue features a new interview with Brian Stelfreeze, who also provides the cover painting featuring Daredevil and Elektra. Next up is a new interview with fan-favorite artist Butch Guice, including plenty of unseen art from his stellar career in comics. Also, there are extensive galleries of art, with commentary, by British artist Ian Churchill, Dave Cockrum and Colleen Doran. Plus, Mike Gagnon goes behind the scenes of independent comics, with art and comments by Andrew Barr, Brandon Graham and Asaf Hanuka! Includes a free Preview of Alter Ego 73, also shipping in October.

100 pages, $6.95, in stores on Oct. 18.


By Eric Nolen-Weathington.

Monkeys! Dinosaurs! Beautiful women! These are the things Frank Cho loves to draw... especially beautiful women! Luckily for his fans, he excels at it. In 1997, the writer and artist introduced Liberty Meadows to the world, which quickly gathered a dedicated following. The winner of many prestigious awards - including The National Cartoonist Society Award and the Charles Schulz Award - Frank Cho ranks as one of Marvel Comics' top current artists, and his work on Liberty Meadows, Shanna the She-Devil, Spider-Man, and The Mighty Avengers, among others, is simply irresistible. Now, learn about the man behind the monkey in Modern Masters Vol. 14: Frank Cho, as Eric Nolen-Weathington takes an extensive look into Cho's career and creative proces. The 120-page book features a career-spanning interview with tons of art, including many rare and unpublished pieces, a large gallery and an 8-page color section.

120 pages, $14.95, in stores on Oct. 17.

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