Fed up with the formulaic restrictions, censorious nature, and onerous denial of creator's rights in mainstream comics, cartoonist Wallace Wood created and published his own magazine - witzend. Witzend immediately became a cauldron of bubbling creativity for Wood and his cartoonist friends to produce their own personal work. Fantagraphics published The Collected witzend in 2014. It sold out immediately. Now we present The Best of witzend, a 280-page distillation of that publishing milestone, curated by Wood's longtime assistant and successor as witzend editor and publisher, Bill Pearson.