I suppose there is nothing unusual about getting one of your books reviewed, probably even less if that review is in a magazine about comics. All that aside Bill Randall reviewed Trains in the current Comics Journal and all I can say is – total thrill. It’s a great review and it’s a little ambition fulfilled for someone who has every issue of the Journal going back to 37 in boxes or still on my shelves at home. I hope it makes more people buy Oliver’s book and you should all buy TCJ. Ok it can be pissy and a little nasty at times (although I kinda think that has been fading away of late), but no-one does better interviews, witness an excellent one by Matthias Wivel with Jason in the latest issue, and simply no magazine has supported and boostered comics for so long and as extensively as the Journal.
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