There were quite a few self-published comics in the '90s. Teri S. Wood's science fiction series Wandering Star was one of the few to get a "Palmer's Picks" profile.
Brutal superhero parody Marshal Law got the "Palmer's Picks" treatment, the only time I broke format to focus on a character instead of a single writer or artist.
Back in the summer of 1992, I devoted two "Palmer's Picks" columns to EC Comics. Now you can relive the whole experience in one handy blog post!
My look at some standout minicomics of the '90s was spread over two issues of Wizard, and there still wasn't room for all the good ones.
Brian Michael Bendis was interviewed for Palmer's Picks to promote his indy crime comics years before he redefined mainstream superhero comics.
Take a look back at what might be the weirdest Christmas list ever assembled: Maus, Bone, Skin, Madman, and more in "Palmer's Picks" from winter 1992.
A great example of perfect timing: this column about Chester Brown's Yummy Fur was published in 1994, right as the influential series ended.
My profile of Steven Weissman, creator of the delightful Yikes! series, helped the cartoonist score an interesting freelance gig.
Larry Marder's Tales of the Beanworld is a most peculiar comic book experience, but my "Palmer's Picks" about it had a decidedly peculiar opening line.
The most controversial "Palmer's Picks" ever! Read about all of the trouble surrounding my profile of Colleen Doran and A Distant Soil.
True Swamp creator Jon Lewis embarked on a new comic book series, Spectacles, in 1997 and got some coverage in Wizard Magazine to mark the occasion.
Wizard turned two years old and I profiled two of the world's greatest cartoonists in my overview of the iconic Love and Rockets from the summer of '93.
My interview with Optic Nerve creator Adrian Tomine appeared just as he was taking his minicomic to Drawn & Quarterly as a full-size comic.
My second feature about Kevin Eastman's Tundra spirals into chaos when Brandon Lee's death scuttles plans for The Crow and Kitchen Sink "buys" the company.
Fan-favorite comic series Scud: The Disposable Assassin was the subject of Palmer's Picks in 1995, long before its creator Rob Schrab made the jump to Hollywood.
Underappreciated genius Ted McKeever was the "Palmer's Picks" in issue 18, where I examined his interconnected comics Eddy Current, Metropol, and more.
My final indie comics-related writing for Wizard: a Special Report from the 1997 Small Press Expo where I followed Jeff Smith for the weekend.
I profiled Underrstanding Comics author Scott McCloud before his landmark book. Delve into his early work with a revisit of my original "Palmer's Picks."
The critically-acclaimed comic Strangehaven and creator Gary Spencer Millidge were the subject of Palmer's Picks in the summer of '97.
Autobio comic book innovator Joe Chiappetta talked about his new Silly Daddy storyline "A Death In The Family" for Palmer's Picks.
Legendary American Splendor writer Harvey Pekar was the subject of a Palmer's Picks column along with his wife Joyce Brabner.
A look back at my first feature length magazine article, a profile of Ninja Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman's Tundra Publishing.
"Palmer's Picks" focused on legendary comics creator Rick Veitch and his King Hell Heroica books Bratpack and The Maximortal in early 1993.
The early work of Madman creator Mike Allred was the topic of the day for "Palmer's Picks" in the spring of 1993, and now you can experience it again!
The second Palmer's Picks spotlight on Jay Stephens coincided with the launch of his two new comics, The Land of Nod and Atomic City Tales.
I tackle the controversial Cerebus and its equally contentious creator Dave Sim as I reexamine the second installment of "Palmer's Picks" from 1992.
Troubled self-publisher Martin Wagner, and his comic Hepcats, was the focus of my tenth "Palmer's Picks" column. Where did it all go wrong?
Wizard's milestone 25th issue contained my overview of short-lived Canadian publisher Tragedy Strikes Press (Pickle, Cheese Heads, Sin, Way Out Strips).
Eddie Campbell's Deadface got the "Palmer's Picks" spotlight, and now you can look back at all of the excitement just like it was '92 again.
And now for something completely different...an unpublished article about indy comics written for a specialty magazine co-produced by Wizard and Toys R Us.
The penultimate "Palmer's Picks" featured cartoonist Ed Brubaker and his autobio and fiction comics including Lowlife, At The Seams, and Detour.
Relive the time I talked about Chester Brown's adults-only Yummy Fur in Wizard Magazine (along with Dan Clowes, Charles Burns and Jim Woodring).
Was there a future for the small press after the late '90s comic book market crash? I tried to answer that question with this feature in Wizard #77.
Famed magazine illustrator and master of silent comics Peter Kuper was interviewed for Wizard in the summer of '97 to discuss several of his graphic novels.
Wizard's unofficial small press issue featured a special Palmer's Picks rundown of Ten Small Press Books You Should Own: Hate, Eightball, Dirty Plotte, and more!