Given our current online environment, you’d think that comic book censorship would be a thing of the past. Well, not quite. Whether the contents are satirical, sexual or just plain sick, comics creators continue to battle the forces of repression. And when it comes to the web, it’s one thing to post whatever you want, it’s another to have it seen.
With the theme of Storytelling and Design, we knew that the cover for the October Issue needed to capture the essence of the art of telling stories. Illustrator Wendy MacNaughton created an image of “a guy holding a giant fish” — calling to mind the idea of a fisherman telling a tale about the latest catch — and, with our art director, they saw the opportunity to create a unique cover.