I don't normally spend
But this issue was special. Published about two years ago, it was the 200th issue of The Comics Journal and it had two covers. Behind one cover was 210 pages and then you had to flip the issue over to read the another 68 pages. The two covers are below:
I bought the issue because I really liked one of the featured artists - Chris Ware, who designed the cover on the left - and I really loved the artist featured on the right - Charles M. Schultz. I grew up on the bittersweetness of Peanuts. I'm going to miss it.
The issue contains a 45 page interview with Charles M. Schultz and its an absolutely fascinating portrait of the man. And, of course, there are illustrations and some of the best of the strips. The remaining 23 pages are testimonials to "Sparky" from a wide array of cartoonists.
Unfortunately, there is no online transcript of the interview and I'm not about to brave such a level of copyright infringement. Hopefully your local library had the foresight to subscribe.