Features-driven comics and genre magazine TRIPWIRE is celebrating its 21st birthday by bringing out a ‘must-buy’ book. It’s an impressive move for the magazine, which has flourished from a basic fanzine in 1992 to a full colour magazine over the past two decades.
“In our two decades of existence, we have interviewed every major mover and shaker in the world of comics and genre, from Alan Moore to Frank Miller, Joss Whedon to Guillermo Del Toro and back again,” says Editor-in-Chief Joel Meadows. “We have made it our mission to reflect and analyse in an accessible and intelligent way the major trends in comics, film, TV and genre. So when we decided to commemorate the anniversary of TRIPWIRE, we wanted to do something that would reflect the continuing ethos of the magazine.”
The TRIPWIRE 21st anniversary book will be available through crowdfunding website Kickstarter as well as in paperback at your local comic shop, and in a limited hardcover edition.
Clocking in at 176 pages and A4 in size, the book will include classic TRIPWIRE interviews with creators like Mike (Hellboy) Mignola, Alan (Watchmen, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen) Moore, and Frank Quitely (All-Star Superman, Batman & Robin), as well as rarely seen and utterly fresh materieal such as artwork from the likes of Drew Struzan (poster artist for Indiana Jones, The Shawshank Redemption, Star Wars) and features looking at the key trends and issues of the past twenty years, the twenty comic creators who have come to prominence in that time span and topics like digital comics, the rise of the independent graphic novel and much more.
“’21’ will be a celebration of both 21 years of acclaimed magazine TRIPWIRE but also a look back at the seismic changes that have occurred in the comics industry,” says Joel. “We have always loved comics and genre and with the current huge cultural impact that comics has thanks to the huge success of Avengers and Batman on the big screen and The Walking Dead on TV, we thought it was an appropriate time to bring this out.”
Interested? Then pledge your support at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/154246759/tripwire-21st-anniversary