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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

SF Weekly Goes All Comics For This Week's Issue

Posted By on Wed, Jun 11, 2014 at 12:16 PM


There's something different about the latest edition of SF Weekly: It's all comics. The news, the columns, the food coverage, and the music stories. Even Savage Love. The whole newspaper -- except for some listings and ads -- made into comics. Really.

We thought an SF Weekly Comics Issue would be neat. You can decide for yourself: Grab an issue off the newsstands -- it looks fairly ravishing in print, if we may say so ourselves -- or peruse the user-friendly online edition. If you're as excited about this as we are -- or even if you're not quite as excited about this as we are -- come celebrate the launch of our Comics Issue this Friday, June 13, at 111 Minna. There will be drinks, music, and blown-up pages of this weeks' paper that you can read without your glasses!

Now, with that bit of self promotion out of the way, here's what we in the music section covered this week -- yes, yes, all in the form of comics:

Magical History Tour: Music Editor Ian S. Port takes a trip through S.F. clubs will illustrator Jim Kettner, and finds that the city's past is never really past.

Lost in the Night: Dance writer Derek Opperman and illustrator Bex Freund testify to the urgency of clubland catharsis -- even if it means becoming a monster.

Hear This Dawn of Midi: Ian S. Port and Jim Kettner visualize the startlingly powerful minimalism of avant-jazz trio Dawn of Midi.

Hear This Nobunny: Jim Kettner illustrates the lurid charm of costumed Bay Area garage-rocker Nobunny.

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