July/August 2011


edited by Alvin Buenaventura

“Comics” is a two-page spread of assorted comics published exclusively in the print edition of the Believer. Below is a rundown of this issue’s comics and contributors.


Rick Altergott

The Hassles in “Band Practice” by Rick Altergott
Rick Altergott is an illustrator/cartoonist and the creator of the comic book Doofus. He lives in Rhode Island with his wife Ariel, also a cartoonist, and their son, Eddie.

Jonathan Bennett

Racket by Jonathan Bennett
Jonathan Bennett is a book designer and cartoonist who lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife Amy and their two goldfish.

Lilli Carré

Anemone and Comics masthead by Lilli Carré
Lilli Carré is a cartoonist and animator living in Chicago. Her most recent book is called Nine Ways to Disappear. www.lillicarre.com

Michael Deforge

Titters by Michael Deforge
Michael Deforge lives in Toronto and draws the comic book Lose. www.kingtrash.com

Matt Furie

Boy’s Club by Matt Furie
Matt Furie likes to draw creepy weird stuff. Issue #4 of Boy’s Club, his comic of the same name, is now available. www.mattfurie.com

Tom Gauld

The Serious Rock Critic by Tom Gauld
Tom Gauld is an illustrator and cartoonist. He lives in London. His latest book is The Gigantic Robot. www.tomgauld.com

Leif Goldberg

Giorgio & Dimitrius by Leif Goldberg
Leif Goldberg still collects unemployment from National Waste Industries.

Lisa Hanawalt

I Have No Idea by Lisa Hanawalt
Lisa Hanawalt lives in Brooklyn. Find a copy of her comic book series I Want You. www.lisahanawalt.com

Eric Haven

Race Murdock by Eric Haven
Eric Haven is the creator of The Aviatrix and Tales To Demolish. tinyurl.com/mxh72d

Emelie Östergren

Plut by Emelie Östergren
Emelie Östergren is the author of Mr. Kenneth and The Evil Dress. She lives in Sweden. www.emelieostergren.se

Andrew Jeffrey Wright

Goof Ballz by Andrew Jeffrey Wright
Andrew Jeffrey Wright lives in Philadelphia and is 100% artist. He believes art, science, and love can save the world.

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Alvin Buenaventura publishes comics and books with Pigeon Press.

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