Out of print. A magazine devoted to the pencil art of comic books. Featured artists in this second issue: Brian Apthorp, Frank Brunner, Jerry Ordway, Alex Toth, and Matt Wagner. Interview with Paul Gulacy.
From the publisher:
Spinning off from the pages of BACK ISSUE! magazine comes the second issue of ROUGH STUFF, celebrating the ART of creating comics! In issue #2, editor (and top pro inker) BOB McLEOD spotlights more NEVER-BEFORE PUBLISHED penciled pages, preliminary sketches, detailed layouts, and unused inked versions of art from throughout comics history! First up is a new, profusely illustrated interview with PAUL GULACY on his career, from his early work on Master of Kung-Fu, up to his current groundbreaking art on DC's new HEX series! Then, we present lengthy galleries of work by fan-favorite artists FRANK BRUNNER, JERRY ORDWAY, and MATT WAGNER, who contribute commentaries on pencils, sketches, and more from some of their most beloved comics series--discussing what went right and wrong with it, and giving background information to put it all into historical perspective. Also: A pencil art spotlight on one of the most unsung creators in comics today, BRIAN APTHORP! A retrospective art gallery on the late comics legend ALEX TOTH! Plus: Before-and-after comparisons revealing how images changed from initial concept to published version, a look at oddball penciler/inker combinations, and more, all behind a new GULACY "Hex" cover!