Friday, December 4, 2009

San Francisco Panorama

Comics by Dan Clowes, Art Spiegelman, Adrian Tomine, Jessica Abel and more than a dozen other cartoonists will be featured in San Francisco Panorama, a one-shot newspaper to be published next week by Dave Eggers. The full-color paper will by 16 pages and include a section for kids on the last page, called The Rear End.

"The comics section of any Sunday newspaper has always been valuable entertainment," said Oscar Villalon, McSweeney's publisher. "But because of space constraints, comics have gotten smaller. This is our throwback, our reminder of how cool comics can be if you offer it in glorious color and give the artist a big canvas."

San Francisco Panorama may be preordered at or
It also will be sold at select bookstores. The cost is $16.

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  1. SLOG says: It'll have news...sports and arts coverage, and comics (sixteen pages of glorious, full-color comics, from Chris Ware and Dan Clowes and Art Spiegelman and many others besides) and a magazine and a weekend guide, and will basically be an attempt to demonstrate all the great things print journalism can (still) do, with as much first-rate writing and reportage and design (and posters and games and on-location Antarctic travelogues) as we can get in there. Expect journalism from Andrew Sean Greer, fiction from George Saunders and Roddy Doyle, dispatches from Afghanistan, and much, much more. We're going to try to sell this thing on the street in San Francisco, but it'll also go out to our subscribers and be in bookstores all over.

  2. Here's a link to images that give an example of the kind of quality going into this edition: