A new era for comics magazine The Nib

by Steve Watson in September 2019
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The new issue of comics magazine The Nib focuses on scams, dedicating its 114 pages to the weird and wonderful (and depressing) ways that people can be unfairly separated from their money. I’ve talked before about the reasons why I love this title published out of New York and this latest issue is another strong collection of quality comics contributed by artists and writers from around the world.

But this one is significant not just for its content, but also the structure behind the magazine. Editor Matt Bors has been running The Nib online for nearly six years, and when First Look Media partnered with him in 2016 he was able to expand the project, introducing an independent daily publication and online newsletter, and moving into print with a quarterly magazine.

This fourth issue marks the end of the first year of The Nib in print, and earlier this summer First Look announced that they would no longer be involved with The Nib in any of its forms. It’s a shame that they’ve decided to move on, but Matt is continuing the magazine on his own, so now he’s looking for supporters. Take a look at the video above, and if you like what you see you can buy a copy in the Stack shop, or even better, head over to The Nib and pledge your ongoing support by becoming a member. I love this fun and ambitious mix of journalism and comics, and I’m looking forward to seeing it continuing under its own steam as a newly independent title funded entirely by readers.


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