Saturday, 3 January 2015

CANAR: Star*Reach Review

Star*Reach #1 (Apr 1974) & #2 (Apr 1975)
Cover art by Jim Starlin & Neal Adams

Dave Sim contributed to all 32 issues of CANAR (Comic Art News And Reviews) published by John Balgé (1954-2014) between September 1972 and April 1976. Balgé had got to know the sixteen year old Dave Sim through Harry Kremer’s Now & Then Books comic shop in Kitchener, Ontario. Balgé, Sim and Kremer travelled together to comics conventions in the US and Canada interviewing many prominent comic creators of the day, making the back issues of CANAR a treasure trove of interviews with the likes of Will Eisner, Russ Heath, Harvey Kurtzman, Barry Windsor-Smith, Mike Kaluta, Gil Kane, Berni Wrightson, Howard Chaykin and others.

CANAR #26/27/28 Triple Issue, Oct/Nov/Dec 1974
Star*Reach Review by Dave Sim
All contents of CANAR © John Balgé Estate.
(Click image below to enlarge)
Mike Friedrich published 18 issues of Star*Reach between 1974 and 1979, with Dave Sim appearing in Star*Reach #7 (Jan 1977) with the script to I'm God! (art by Fabio Gasbarri). Mike Friedrich also published other comic-anthology titles: 6 issues of Quack (1976-1977) with Dave Sim's The Beavers appearing in #3, #4 and #5 (Apr, Jul, Sept 1977); 6 issues of Imagine (1978-1979) with Dave Sim's Anticipation (art by Fabio Gasbarri) in #1 (Apr 1978) and Cosmix in #4 (Nov 1978).

2 comments:

Paul Slade said...

That first cover's by Jim Starlin, not Howard Chaykin - you can even see his signature in the bottom right corner.

A Moment Of Cerebus said...

Oops. Thanks.
Tim