|Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under Paul Hornschemeier, miscellany||9 Sep 2008 12:38 PM|
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Later this month, the great Robert Pollard will head out on tour with his new band, Boston Spaceships (featuring former GBV bassist Chris Slusarenko and Decemberists drummer John Moen), to promote not one but two new albums, as well as his first book, our very own Town of Mirrors: The Reassembled Imagery of Robert Pollard. Pollard will have ToM for sale at each stop on the tour, so don't forget to hit that ATM on the way down to the show.
The tour kicks off Sept. 25th in Chincinnati. Don't miss it!
During those heady mid-1990s, Seattle's The Stranger (which has employed, at times, a slew of comics-related folks, from co-founder James Sturm, to former art directors Jason Lutes, Joe Newton, and Dale Yarger, and columnists like Tom Spurgeon and yours truly) was a hotbed for local cartooning. Strips would come and go and you could always count on the paper's back page for some quality cartoons. One of my all-time favorite Stranger strips was a short-lived feature by Jeremy Eaton, called Jackass. This surreal gem featured a disembodied head at the mercy of Eaton's imagination, and the results were always a great blend of humor, Dada, and handsome cartooning.
The reason I mention the strip is that Eaton has written a pretty great post-mortem of the strip, ten years later, featuring everything you could possibly hope to learn about Eaton's process along the way. Once you're done reading it, go buy the collection from our own Jason T. Miles' press, Drink Me.
As if we don't already have enough social networks to keep track of, we're now on the "social bookmarking" site Delicious! We've been bringing you our weekly "Blogosphere Roundup" link posts for a while, and we thought it might be nice if the links could be searchable and organized with tags so you can find related links (for instance, all the reviews of a certain book, or links pertaining to a particular artist). We'll still bring you our roundup posts every week, but now you can follow along in real time on our Delicious page or with the RSS feed.
We've added several new books to our roster of titles which are available with FREE signed bookplates as a bonus when you order directly from us! They include:
Strange and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko by Blake Bell (signed by Bell, not by Ditko... are you crazy?)
Some conditions apply; click here for more details and the complete list of books available with this FREE premium!
Here's a slightly belated look at the two ultimate entries (until we go back and reprint the early Eclipse volumes) in our Krazy & Ignatz series of Krazy Kat reprint volumes: 1943-1944 (top) and The Complete Sunday Strips 1935-1944, the giant hardcover compiling the last 5 volumes (bottom). Watch these video/photo slideshow teasers for exciting fold-out action, glinting gold foil stamping, and more. Click here and here if the slideshows don't appear above.
Here's what the Internet says about our books this (relatively quiet) week:
• Mano de Papel notes our publications in general (in Spanish)
• Jog notes our New Comics Day releases and, while complimentary toward the books, doesn't care for our slideshow previews
• A USA Today article reprinted in The Detroit Free Press quotes Strange and Stranger author Blake Bell in this article on the Siegel-Shuster legacy
• Holy cramoly, a treasure trove of rare early Hernandez Brothers stories and illos (via The Beat)
For the Capitol Hill Artwalk on September 9, Toys in Babeland is going to host a show of Ellen Forney's Lustlab originals, and she'll also be performing her Lust reading/presentation at TiB's 15th anniversary partyon September 18. The art show is called "Ta-ta, Lustlab Ad of the Week!"
Original art exhibition and LUST book signing
Capitol Hill Art Walk
Exhibition continues through Oct. 6
Join Ellen Forney in bidding "Ta-Ta!!" to her provocative "Lustlab Ad
"Forney's kitschy, playful drawings make you want to know these
"No matter who - or what - your yen, LUST is worth a peep." - Readymade
"Alternately clever and goofy, LUST is a fantastic voyage into the
THE 4th ANNUAL BLAB! SHOW
Check out all the artwork HERE!
Copro/Nason Gallery and Monte Beauchamp proudly present "THE BLAB! SHOW," the fourth Group Art Exhibition featuring original paintings and illustrations from the forthcoming issue of BLAB! magazine - Monte Beauchamp's periodic anthology of sequential and comic art, illustration, painting, and printmaking.
Artists include: SHAG, TRAVIS LOUIE, RYAN HESHKA, GARY BASEMAN, RON ENGLISH, LUKE CHEUH, GARY TAXALI, FRED STONEHOUSE, ANDY KEHOE, TRAVIS LAMPE, LAURA LEVINE, MARC BURCKHARDT, CJ PYLE, MARK TODD, TOM HUCK, and MANY MORE.
Don't Miss Out!!!! The show continues until September 27.
COPRO/NASON GALLERY (at Bergamot Station)