In the late 1990s Canadian cartoonist Julie Doucet abandoned the medium of comic books and went back to printing. Woodcuts, linocuts, silkscreen printing, followed by an abundant production of artist’s books. “Der Stein” is one of the most incisive and enduring examples of contemporary private press or fanzine culture. It is written in bad German and centered on a serious and annoying subject. Eight numbers are published so far. Here is the legendary initial issue of May 2010 in a bilangual version.