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Holiday shipping deadline
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under sales specials 10 Dec 2008 11:56 PM

Don't forget, if you want your order shipped by our Standard shipping option within the U.S. to arrive before Christmas, tomorrow (Friday, December 12) is the deadline to get your order in! (UPDATE: our shipping folks have informed me that if you're shipping to a P.O. box, you'll want to select First Class or Priority Mail shipping rather than Standard.) After that, you'll have until Monday for USPS Priority Mail delivery and until next Friday for 2nd Day UPS. We'll post reminders for those deadlines as well.

If you need some gift suggestions, check out our handy Holiday Gift Guide with lots of ideas for every interest and budget!

I Totally Don't Get This Joke.
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under miscellany 10 Dec 2008 7:28 PM

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Or anything about the depictions involved. But I like it. More here.

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery tote bags
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Fantagraphics BookstoreDaniel Clowes 10 Dec 2008 2:15 PM

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery Tote Bag with Daniel Clowes art

Now available at the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery in Seattle: capacious, durable, environmentally-friendly canvas tote bags emblazoned with the likeness of Dan Pussey, the store's official mascot, as drawn by Daniel Clowes. These sturdy, smart-looking bags measure 18" x 12" x 6" -- enough room for about a dozen copies of Gary Panter's Jimbo in Purgatory, one of our largest books -- and have reinforced nylon webbing handles for your heaviest loads. Sure to last through years of comic conventions, farmer's markets, record stores, etc., all while broadcasting your excellent taste in comics and keeping pounds of paper and plastic out of landfills. Only $14.95 at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery -- why not pick up a few for yourself and for gifts at our big 2nd Anniversary party & Beasts! exhibit opening this Saturday, December 13?

Daily links: 12/10/08
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under SupermenRobert PollardEros Comix 10 Dec 2008 1:06 PM

Newsarama talks to Greg Sadowski, editor of our forthcoming anthology of early Golden Age superhero stories Supermen! (with a bonus deleted story)

Dick Hyacinth's best-of-the-year long list includes his thoughts on a full baker's dozen of our 2008 releases

• The River Cities' Reader includes Robert Pollard's Town of Mirrors in its holiday recommendations of rock-related coffee table books

• At Comics Comics, Frank Santoro rediscovers an Eros Comix classic from the 1990s

Mel Stringer
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under artists 10 Dec 2008 12:05 AM

Some magazine out there could do a lot worse than hire a 21-year old Australian to become their staff portraitist. For what it's worth, I really like what she's doing.

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New Comics Day 12/10/08
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under new releasesNew Comics Day 9 Dec 2008 11:50 PM

Once again this week your local comics shop is not scheduled to receive any new titles from us. Keep it tuned right here for next week's update.

Holiday Gift Ideas, Non-Fanta Division
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Jeremy Eaton 9 Dec 2008 8:48 PM

  

Effective this week through Monday, Dec. 15, all of Jeremy Eaton's original artwork currently available at Comic Art Collective is available for just ONE-HALF the listed price.


New wallpaper downloads: The Lagoon, Zippy
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Zippy the PinheadwallpapersmetaLilli CarréBill Griffith 9 Dec 2008 4:44 PM

We have a new duo of downloads with which to decorate your desktop! Just click on the size below that matches your monitor resolution -- find more info (and lots more choices) on our downloads page.

The Lagoon by Lilli Carré
800 x 600 | 1024 x 768 | 1152 x 864 | 1280 x 960 | 1280 x 720 | iPhone

Zippy: Welcome to Dingburg by Bill Griffith
800 x 600 | 1024 x 768 | 1152 x 864 | 1280 x 960 | 1280 x 720 | iPhone



Preview video/slideshow: The Comics Journal #295
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videoThe Comics Journalpreviewsnew releasesjohn kerschbaumGipi 9 Dec 2008 3:24 PM

Due later this month, The Comics Journal #295 features interviews with Brian K. Vaughn, Gipi, and John Kerschbaum along with the usual reviews, commentary, comics sections and more. Take a virtual flip-through with this preview. Click this link if the embedded slideshow doesn't appear above, and/or to open it in a new window.

BEASTS Rears Its Lovely Head!
Written by Larry Reid | Filed under Peter BaggeFantagraphics BookstoreeventsBeasts 9 Dec 2008 1:42 PM

Here’s a little preview of some of the wonderful artworks you’ll find at the phenomenal BEASTS exhibition opening at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery this Saturday, December 13 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. Cryptozoology at its finest.

Deer Woman by Thomas Allen

Behold the seductive “Deer Woman” by Thomas Allen (in a rare group show appearance). According to The New Yorker, “Pop up art ascends to sublime heights” in Allen’s work. You have to experience this sensational piece up close to fully appreciate its alluring beauty.

Chonchonyi by Peter Bagge

The predatory beast “Chonchonyi” as imagined in this painting by Peter Bagge. Legend has it that this monster produces a melodic cry in flight. Bagge himself will provide the melody at the BEASTS reception with his new band Can You Imagine? The combo includes legendary musician and producer Steve Fisk. We can hardly imagine.

BEASTS silkscreen poster

To commemorate this auspicious occasion, curator Jacob Covey created this lovely silkscreen poster image.  The 3-color print is limited to 75 signed copies, available exclusively to patrons of Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery for the affordable price of only $20. (And don’t miss screen printer Art Garcia’s new work at neighboring Georgetown Tile Works.)

Also opening on Saturday is “The Story of Belle and Wissell” right around the corner at the venue that hosted the inaugural BEASTS exhibition in 2006. And if that’s not enough, our neighbors at Georgetown Records are displaying the new line of Manik skateboards by illustrious Seattle photographer Charles Peterson.

Join hosts Ellen Forney, Jim Woodring, Jacob Covey, Peter Bagge, Jim Blanchard and special guest Ted Stearn for the season’s most festive holiday gala. See you this Saturday.