Sunday, 8 February 2015

CANAR: Working Conditions In The Comic Book Industry

Dave Sim contributed to all 32 issues of CANAR (Comic Art News And Reviews) published by John Balgé (1954-2014) between September 1972 and April 1976. Balgé had got to know the sixteen year old Dave Sim through Harry Kremer’s Now & Then Books comic shop in Kitchener, Ontario. Balgé, Sim and Kremer travelled together to comics conventions in the US and Canada interviewing many prominent comic creators of the day, making the back issues of CANAR a treasure trove of interviews with the likes of Will Eisner, Russ Heath, Harvey Kurtzman, Barry Windsor-Smith, Mike Kaluta, Gil Kane, Berni Wrightson, Howard Chaykin and others.

CANAR #10, June 1973
Working Conditions In The American Comic Book Industry:
Commentary by Dave Sim

All contents of CANAR © John Balgé Estate.


Jeff Seiler said...

It astonishes me, when reading these (all too infrequent) CANAR excerpts just how intelligent, thoughtful and erudite Dave was at the ripe old age of 15.

Really something. Please keep them coming.

Jeff Seiler said...

Oops! I meant 17.