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The Believer Art Issue

Published November 16, 2009 by Molly

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Getting the new Believer each month supplies the exact excitement of ripping open a freshly-developed pack of film. It is always surprising and there are always good things (and new things) waiting inside.

The November/December issue (the magazine’s sixty-seventh) is the annual Art Issue, featuring interviews with Aline Kominsky-Crumb, Peter Blegvad and Andrea Zittel plus a conversation betwixt Jerry Moriarty and Chris Ware. Comics and an essay on “The Disappearance of Ford Beckman” round out the table of contents. Bonus: a giant fold-out poster by Moriarty comes free with every issue.

Though the magazine normally feels like a throwback luxury—that thick paper! those brilliant colors! that cartoony typeface!—is, in this case, more like a collectible than just another issue. Sure, parts are available online to whet your appetite, but this issue is best experienced in person.