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2009 Eisner Award Nominees
Fantagraphics congratulates all of the nominees for the 2009 Eisner Awards. Fantagraphics publications received a total of 7 nominations in a variety of categories. Winners were announced at a ceremony on Friday, July 24, 2009 at Comic-Con International in San Diego, and The Last Musketeer by Jason picked up the award for Best U.S. Edition of International Material.
Everyman Glenn Ganges ruminates on the simple times of the dot-com era when the reality of business was propped up by the unreality of addictive technology and hope, in the form of networked first-person shooter video games.
This graphic novel debut reads very much like a Loony Tunes cartoon — if all of the anthropomorphic animals were kvetching, balding, foul-mouthed misanthropes. A twisted combination of mundane realism and gross-out slapstick.
Bring out your dead! Robert Kirkman on Marvel Zombies
& The Walking Dead
. Plus Shaun Tan, R.C. Harvey on Mutt & Jeff
cartoons, and, from the 1920s, a gallery of Minute Movie
strips by Ed Whelan.
Tim Sale talks Heroes
and his stylized takes on mainstream superheroes; Josh Simmons talks about his work and life in a sex circus; Groth on Steadman & Hunter S. Thompson; vintage comics from Flintstones
co-creator Dan Gordon; more!
Deitch-a-rama! Gary Groth interviews patriarch Gene and brothers Kim, Simon and Seth in this massive, far-ranging feature on the cartooning family. Plus a gallery of and turn-of-the-19th-century cartoons by F. M. Howarth.
Bob Levin gets drunk with Zap
cartoonist S. Clay Wilson; Alex Robinson: from Journal
hatchet job to critical acclaim; reviews of Ware, Hergé, Huizenga, Spiegelman, Hernandez and more; plus Joe Matt and the CCS Class of 2008.
Norwegian comics superstar Jason on surrealism and death; Mark Tartulli on the tough world of the funny papers and the Lio
movie; Christmas cards from a lineup of comics superstars; and the early years of Billy DeBeck's Barney Google
Perhaps Jason's loopiest premise: the by-now centuries old musketeer Athos has been reduced to a suavely dressed but useless near-panhandler. All this changes when Martians attack Earth, and suddenly a swashbuckling hero is needed.
This new paperback edition brings together Mauldin’s complete works from 1940 through the end of the war under one cover. More than the record of a great artist, this is an essential chronicle of America’s citizen-soldiers.
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