Posted Wednesday, February 24, 2010
We have just received our second and most likely final shipment ofMcSweeney's Issue #33: The San Francisco Panorama.
Here's what Chris had to say about it when we sold out of it IN ONE DAY a few weeks ago:
It's a model for newspapers of the future. A 112 page broadsheet full colour newspaper (with 16 giant pages of comic strips by Tomine, Ware, Clowes), a 112 page magazine, and a 96 page "books section". 320 pages of content for $19.95, wrapped up in a lovely resealable plastic bag. It's pretty amazing. Here's the description from the McSweeney's Site:
McSweeney's Issue 33- Chris @ The Beguiling
The San Francisco Panorama
Issue 33 of McSweeney’s Quarterly will be a one-time only, Sunday-edition-sized newspaper—the San Francisco Panorama. It'll have news and 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.
Check out some more images from the Panorama here.