The S.R. Bissette Bibliography:
The 21st Century
A Work in Progress
* From the Tomb #26 (2008/2009, Peter Normanton): “The One and Only Genuine Original Warren Eerie Number One,” article by Bissette (revised, expanded from article originally published in Inside Comics Vol. 1, No. 1, June 1992), pp. 95-98. Editor: Peter Normanton.
* 40th San Diego Comic-Con International Souvenir Book aka Comic-Con 40 (July 23-26, 2009, San Diego Comic-Con): “In Memorium: Ric Estrada, 1928-2009″ by Bissette (pp. 220-221), reprinted with permission from Myrant
Apparently, Ric’s family asked that this be used in the Comic-Con book, and mutual friend (and long-time Comic-Con co-organizer) Jackie Estrada passed along their request; I was happy to comply.
This also put me in the souvenir book alongside a eulogy written by my hero Ray Harryhausen for his life-long friend Forrest J. Ackerman.
Also note this commemorative edition offers an illustrated overview of all forty San Diego Comic-Cons, including my single guest appearance in 1997 and the Souvenir Book featuring my work (see pg. 101).
* The Comics! (2009, Robin Snyder): “Moving Day,” a memoir by Bissette published in three parts (Vol. 20, No. 4, April 2009, pp. 25, 30, 32; Vol. 20, No. 6, June 2009, pp. 41, 47; Vol. 20, No. 9, September 2009, pp. 65, 70, 72). This essay was originally published on my daily blog Myrant, Wednesday, September 7-Friday, September 9, 2005, and then revised for a reading to the second graduating class of The Center for Cartoon Studies, May 17, 2008; Robin chose to publish the original Myrant draft here.
* Mechademia Volume 4: War/Time (2009, University of Minnesota Press): cover art, “Bug Bomb,” art by Bissette, color by Cayetano ‘Cat’ Garza, Jr. (©2008, 2009 Stephen R. Bissette and Cayetano Garza, Jr.). Editor: Frenchy Lunning. This cover art was originally conceived to accompany a full-color comic strip I cooked up at the editor’s request, but that project was ultimately abandoned (per usual, lack of funds/time).
* The Vermont Monster Guide by Joseph A. Citro, illustrated by Bissette (2009, University Press of New England): cover art “Champ” by Bissette, color by Cayetano “Cat” Garza, Jr. (©2009 Stephen R. Bissette and Cayetano Garza, Jr., all rights reserved). I completed over 80 black-and-white interior illustrations for this book, a labor of love by and with my old friend Joe Citro (see The Vermont Ghost Guide, 1999).
* Contemporary Literary Criticism (CLC) Volume 278 (2010, Gale Cengage Learning: “Frank Miller: Frank Miller, Stanley Wiater, and Stephen R. Bissette (interview date 1993),” pp. 130-135. This was an authorized reprint of our interview with Frank originally published as “Frank Miller: The Mean Media Machine,” Comic Book Rebels: Conversations with the Creators of the New Comics (1993, Donald I. Fine). CLC 278 Project Editor: Jeffrey W. Hunter.
* SFX Special Edition #42: Horror: The Stuff of Nightmares aka SFX Special Collection: Horror (2010, Future Publishing Limited): Bissette was interviewed for the article “Drawing Blood” by Joseph McCabe, subtitled “Joseph McCabe speaks to writers and artists about the history of American horror comics” (pp. 99-103, my interview material is on pg. 103). SFX is a UK publication sold in many US venues (Borders, Barnes & Noble, etc.). In its original packaging, this issue (like SFX‘s other Special Editions) was published in an oversized slick cardstock cover envelope, which contained the issue (cover at left) and bonus items (horror buttons, beer coasters, and a double-sided poster reprinting the one-sheets for John Carpenter’s Halloween and The Thing). Kudos to McCabe for going the extra mile to interview a host of primary creators involved in the genre; along with myself, Joseph tracked down Angelo Torres, Len Wein, Marv Wolfman, Steve Niles and others.
* Werewolf!!! (aka Werewolf 3) (September 2010, Werewolf collective, White River Junction, VT). I contributed the two “Teenage Werewolf” full-page illustrations to this issue (one pictured below), the third collection of all-new stories and art from this lively Center for Cartoon Studies alumni and seniors collective.
* Tanka Volume 1 (2010, Black Coat Press): cover art, “Tanka’s Tooth,” art by Bissette, color by Cayetano ‘Cat’ Garza, Jr. (©2010 Stephen R. Bissette and Cayetano Garza, Jr.). Editor: Jean-Marc Lofficier. This was completed in September 2010, published later in 2010.
The Center for Cartoon Studies: Collaborative Projects
Classroom Projects Edited by Bissette:
Flying Saucer Confessions (published January 31, 2012): This was the first Silver Age Solomon Comics two-week project. Cover by Cole Closser; title logo by Daniel Rinylo; ©2012 Solomon Comics and its respective creators, posted with permission.
All work pictured here is posted under fair use laws, for archival and scholarly purposes. All titles, covers, etc. © and TM or ® their respective proprietors; all Bissette artwork and/or text ©their respective years Stephen R. Bissette, all rights reserved.