This eighth volume marks Mome's two-year anniversary. Please send cake to Fantagraphics Books, Seattle, WA. For the second issue in a row, we have two new contributors, Ray Fenwick and Joe Kimball, whom we hope will be around for a while. Both are new to the comics scene, so be nice to them. Please welcome back Tom Kaczynski, Eleanor Davis (subject of this issue's feature interview), Al Columbia, and Émile Bravo, all making their second contributions to Mome, which pleases us greatly, as does the return of Johnathan Bennett after an issue's absence. This issue also concludes Lewis Trondheim's "At Loose Ends," and includes contributions from Mome regulars Sophie Crumb and Paul Hornschemeier. Mome represents the height of sophistication and talent in the world of comic art today.