Arthur No. 12 (September 2004)
Color/black and white, 64 pages, newsprint, 11.5 x 14, quarterfold
Comics author Grant Morrison is the cover subject of Arthur's biggest issue (64 action-packed broadsheet-sized pages!) yet. Magic works, says Morrison, and he would know—he's been exploring it for 25 years. He talks with Jay Babcock about what he's experienced, and What It (Maybe) All Means in this extensive interview that could change your life. Cover portrait of Mr. Morrison by "Seaguy" artist Cameron Stewart.
In an exclusive, extensive excerpt from his forthcoming book, Michael Streissguth explains why Johnny Cash went to Folsom Prison to make a live record. With stunning photography by Jim Marshall.
Royal Trux are gone, but RTX lives on. Jennifer Herrema talks with Trinie Dalton about chasing that airtight classic rock sound.
"Camera Obscura" columnist Paul Cullum goes in search of Bush's brain--and finds it, in a new documentary film.
Answerman T-Model Ford on breastfeeding, the "sugar tittie," what to eat on a first date and how come there aren't more women playing the blues.
You gotta hear this woman sing: Josephine Foster of Born Heller and the Children's Hour talks about her new acid-rock project The Supposed with Margaret Wappler. With a portrait by Plastic Crimewave.
Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne discusses the virtues of decaf.
Columnist Daniel Pinchbeck on why crop circles have something to teach us with an illustration by Arik Moonhawk Roper .
Never mind Metallica's therapy film: James Parker reviews the new, strangely good Brian Jonestown Massacre Vs. Dandy Warhols documentary, Dig!
Britgenius author Steve Aylett, provides a horoscope, with zodiac designs by Arik Moonhawk Roper.
New comics by Ben Katchor, Gabrielle Bell, Tom Hart and Kurt Wolfgang. "Bull Tongue" columnists Byron Coley & Thurston Moore review Metal Urbain, Metal Boys, Dr. Mix and the Remix, Billy Childish, Tower Recordings, Smallflowers Press, Arthur Doyle, Hiroshi Higashi, Sound Projector, Push My Buttons, Deerhoof, Prurient, Kites, Gang Gang Dance, Tuck Tuck Tuck, Kaz and The Anaksimandros.
Bickering mysterions C & D comment on new recordings by The Gris-Gris, the Black Keys, The Faint, Mouse on Mars, Twilight Singers, Thalia Zedek, Mike Watt, Paul Westerberg, Rich Robinson, Whirlwind Heat, Col. Claypool's Bucket of Bernie Brains, Antibalas, Melvins/Lustmord, "Lucifer Rising" soundtrack, Wolf Eyes, Hope of the States, Signer, the Delgados, Thee Shams, Crime, the Libertines, Mushroom and the "Festival in the Desert" DVD.