by BK Munn

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of its first issue, the long-running Quebec humour magazine CROC is returning to print this Thursday with a special issue featuring a look back at its storied legacy and some new comics from today’s top talents. The magazine, a French-language rival to MAD, ran from 1979 to 1995 and helped launch many cartoonist careers. This one-shot revival (which may lead to more, according to editor and co-founder Hélène Fleury) is supposed to be also a snapshot of faces in the news circa 2019..

The issue features old contributors like Stéphane Laporte, Guy A. Lepage, and Serge Gaboury, and features a new cover by Réal Godbout of his famous Red Ketchup character terrorizing contemporary newsmakers, including the U.S. president. New contributors include Guillaume Lambert and Michel Rabagliati.