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Slanted issue # 17 – Cartoon / Comic

Comics consist of a sequence of images (strip) that tell a story. In cartoons, the narrative point is condensed into one image. The Slanted issue # 17 – Cartoon / Comic is packed cover to cover full of naratives and typographic explosion!

Along with the New Year, the first Slanted issue of 2012 has a new face. A new oversized format, 16 more pages, and a more tightening sequence in content and layout to create more space for projects and activities.

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Ken Johnston of Corbis (New York) dipped into the archives and retrieved a grotesque photo story of the atomic bomb experiments in a patriotically charged world brought to light – Doom Town, a dark comic, the best stories are real life experiences. Patrick Tsai (Tokyo) leads a photographic diary – Talking Barnacles, is a story in image sequences combined with very personal lyrics.

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We are pleased to present a number of readable essays and reports: Motorscream Landscapes – Über die Schrift in der grafischen Literatur by Alexander Negrelli (Berlin), Geliebt und gehasst: Comic Sans by Rieke C. Harmsen (Munich), Manga & Graphic Design, Hands On und Where The Wild Things Were by Ian Lynam (Tokyo), PAT! BON! DOKAAAN! – Schriftgewitter und Lautmalerei in asiatischen Bildgeschichten by Steffen Zillig and Sohyun Jung (Hamburg), Something like Max & Moritz – Vom Erfinder des Comic by Tim Eckhorst (Kiel), A very subjective and casual comics overview from Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY 11222 by Paul Hoppe (Brooklyn NY), Survival is possible by Michael Schmidt (Munich) and Sans Comique by Frank Wiedemann (Berlin).

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Furthermore, interviews with Nora Krug (Brooklyn NY), Dirk Rehm (Berlin), Alessio Leonardi (Berlin), Fred Smijers (Antwerp) and Matthew Carter (Cambridge) with insights into their living and working environments.

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Also the appearance of the new magazine is marked throughout the comic book world. The eight-page fold-out cover glows in red and green on the outside, while the inside are comments of readers from our blog www.slanted.de, which were posted online last November.

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Slanted Magazine #17 – Cartoon / Comic

Spring Issue
Editor: MAGMA Brand Design
Release: March 22nd, 2012
Volume: 164 pages
Format: 24 × 32 cm
Language: English, German

www.slanted.de

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30. 4. 2012 editors
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