Here's a great read for anyone who is into cartooning, humorous illustration or just reading about your favorites and how they do what they do. Stay Tooned, edited and published by John Read (Gorilla Graphics) http://www.staytoonedmagazine.com/ continues in the great tradition of the publication - Cartoonist Profiles. Each issue is jammed full of cartoons, spot illustrations and terrific interviews all within 88 big pages! It's definitely the kind of magazine where you can really learn about some of your favorites as well as be introduced to others you may not have heard of.
For me this happened after I read issue#3 and learned about an Alaskan cartoonist named Chad Carpenter and his strip Tundra. Not only did I really enjoy the interview but I was so intrigued that I went out and bought one of his books - and loved it! To me it is reminiscent of elements of my favourite strip ever, Gary Larsen's The Far Side. Check it out at http://www.tundracomics.com/
The above MAD flavored cover is rendered by none other than MAD magazine artist Tom Richmond himself, who also has a column in each issue entitled "The MAD Mailbag". This particular issue contains interviews with all the incredible talent mentioned on the cover. Two of which were conducted by John with Sergio Aragones and Jack Davis while at the Jack Davis lecture series in Athens, Ga earlier this year. Check previous post. This issue is still in the works but should be out shortly. Highly recommended!