From the publisher:
COMIC BOOK CREATOR #18 features a career-spanning and downright philosophical discussion with STEVE "THE DUDE" RUDE, the Eisner Award-winning artist who got his start back in 1981 as co-creator of intergalactic executioner Nexus. The "eternal art student" (heavily influenced by Jack Kirby, Alex Toth, Russ Manning, and legendary art instructor Andrew Loomis) shares his real-life psychological struggles, the challenges of freelance subsistence, and his creative aspirations. Also: The jungle art of NEAL ADAMS (whose artistry has graced many a TARZAN cover)! Cartoonist MARY FLEENER talks about her forthcoming graphic novel Billie the Bee and her comix career! Part Two of Michael Aushenker's enormous RICH BUCKLER interview! A comprehensive chat with the late Golden Age artist FRANK BORTH about his long friendship with Reed Crandall and his work at Quality and Treasure Chest Comics, and syndicated comic strip work. Plus HEMBECK and other fun features, all in our new full-color 100-page format! Edited by Jon B. Cooke. NOTE: Contains mild nudity for figure-drawing demonstration; suggested for Mature Readers Only.