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Richard McGuire (born 1957)[1] is an American illustrator, comic book artist, children's book author, and musician. His illustrations have been published in the New York Times, The New Yorker, and Le Monde. His short story Here is among the most lauded comic book stories from recent decades.[2] An updated book-length version of Here was published by Pantheon Books in December 2014.[3][4]

Richard McGuire
Richard McGuire - Lucca Comics & Games 2015.JPG
Richard McGuire in 2015
Born1957 (age 61–62)
New Jersey
Known forComics, Illustration, musician

McGuire is a founding member and bassist for the band Liquid Liquid,[5] best known for their song "Cavern", whose bass line has been frequently sampled.[6][7]




Short storiesEdit

  • "The Dot Man," 1 pg. from Bad News #3 (Fantagraphics, 1988)
  • Here, 6 pgs. from RAW vol. 2 #1 (1989) (ISBN 9780140122657). Reprinted in An Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Cartoons and True Stories vol. 1 (Yale University Press, 2006) (ISBN 9780300111705) and Comic Art #8 (Buenaventura Press, 2006) (ISBN 9781584232575)
  • "The Thinkers," 1 pg. from RAW vol. 2 #2 (1990) (ISBN 9780140122657)
  • "Bon appétit," fold-out comic booklet from 2wBOX Set I (Switzerland: Bülb Comix, 2002)
  • "ctrl," 6 pgs. from Timothy McSweeney's Quarterly Concern#13 (2003) (ISBN 9781932416084)

Graphic NovelsEdit

Children's literatureEdit

Adult literatureEdit



  1. ^ Heller, Steven (September 25, 2014). "The One-Room Time Machine". The Atlantic. Retrieved November 11, 2014.
  2. ^ Schuessler, Jennifer (September 25, 2014). "Sharing a Sofa With Dinosaurs". The New York Times. Retrieved November 11, 2014.
  3. ^ "Here by Richard McGuire". Kirkus Reviews. Retrieved 14 December 2014.
  4. ^ Lohier, Patrick. "Here is Richard McGuire's epic of time". Boing Boing. Retrieved 14 December 2014.
  5. ^ "From Here to Here: Richard McGuire Makes a Book". The Morgan Library & Museum. Retrieved November 11, 2014.
  6. ^ "Liquid Liquid: The Most Important NY Band You've Never Heard Of". Observer. 2015-07-16. Retrieved 2018-04-25.
  7. ^ "Cavern by Liquid Liquid on WhoSampled". WhoSampled. Retrieved 2018-04-25.

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