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Maybe they can crash in the CBLDF office.
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Robert Crumb 23 Jul 2008 1:12 PM
A Holocaust denier in the UK tries to incite race hate online by using an infamous Crumb strip from Weirdo, "When the Goddamn Jews Take Over America," and then flees to America for asylum.
Sketchbook #64
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Joe Saccoart 23 Jul 2008 9:21 AM

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The time has come!
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under events 23 Jul 2008 9:16 AM

  

All times subject to change due to the whims of cartoonists and/or the vagaries of Comic-Con International, Interstate 5, and the airline industry. 

WEDNESDAY Signings:

6PM-8PM: Kim Deitch
8PM-9PM: Jim Woodring

THURSDAY Signings:

12PM-1PM: Kim Deitch • Jon Vermilyea • Robert Goodin
1PM-2PM: Kim Deitch • Jon Vermilyea • Gilbert Hernandez • Natalia Hernandez
2PM-3PM: Gilbert Hernandez • Mario Hernandez • Natalia Hernandez
3PM-4PM: Paul Karasik • Blake Bell
4PM-5PM: Dan Nadel • Jordan Crane • Jim Woodring
5PM-6PM: Tim Lane • Jim Woodring
6PM-7PM: Tim Lane • Craig Yoe

Thursday Panels: 

2:00PM: Spotlight on Jim Woodring, Rm. 10
6:25PM: Independents panel with Jim Woodring, Rm. 26AB

FRIDAY Signings:
    
11AM-12PM: Paul Karasik • Blake Bell • Dan Nadel • Kim Deitch
12PM-1PM: Kim Deitch • Tim Lane • Dash Shaw
1PM-2PM: Tim Hensley • Jon Vermilyea • Robert Goodin • Tim Lane
2PM-3PM: John Pham • Johnny Ryan • Jordan Crane
3PM-4PM: Jean Schulz • Gilbert Hernandez • Jaime Hernandez • Mario Hernandez • Natalia Hernandez
4PM-5PM: Gilbert Hernandez • Jaime Hernandez • Mario Hernandez
5PM-6PM: Zak Sally • Jim Woodring • Craig Yoe
6PM-7PM: Zak Sally • Jim Woodring • Dash Shaw

Friday Panels:  

5:30PM: Spotlight on Kim Deitch, Rm. 10

SATURDAY Signings: 

10AM-11AM: Jim Woodring • Kim Deitch • Paul Karasik
11AM-12PM: Blake Bell • Craig Yoe • Kim Deitch
12PM-1PM: Jaime Hernandez • Gilbert Hernandez • Mario Hernandez • Natalia Hernandez
1PM-2PM: Jaime Hernandez • Gilbert Hernandez • Mario Hernandez • Natalia Hernandez
2PM-3PM: Dash Shaw • Johnny Ryan • Jon Vermilyea
3PM-4PM: Dash Shaw • Tim Lane • John Pham
4PM-5PM: Dame Darcy • Ted Stearn • John Pham • Tim Lane
5PM-6PM: Jordan Crane • Johnny Ryan • Zak Sally
6PM-7PM: Jim Woodring • Zak Sally • Dame Darcy

Saturday Panels:  

3:00PM: Spotlight on Al Jaffee, Rm. 8
3:00PM: Comic Art panel with Jaime Hernandez, Jordan Crane and Craig Yoe, Rm. 3
4:30PM: "The Story of an Image" panel with Kim Deitch & Jim Woodring, Rm. 4
4:45PM: "It's a Great Comic-Con, Charlie Brown" panel with Jeannie Schulz, Rm. 6A
5:30PM: "The World of Steve Ditko" Panel with Blake Bell, Kim Deitch & Gary Groth, Rm. 4
7:00PM: "In Search of Steve Ditko" documentary screening, Rm. 5AB

SUNDAY Signings: 

10AM-11AM: Blake Bell
11AM-12PM: Jim Woodring • Blake Bell • Kim Deitch
12PM-1PM: Jim Woodring • Kim Deitch • Ted Stearn • Dame Darcy
1PM-2PM: Jaime Hernandez • Jordan Crane • Zak Sally 
2PM-3PM: Dash Shaw • Tim Lane • Jaime Hernandez 
3PM-4PM: Dash Shaw • Jon Vermilyea • Robert Goodin

But wait!!! That's not all...

New Graphic Novels and Collections:

Love & Rockets: New Stories #1 by the Hernandez Brothers
The Portable Frank by Jim Woodring
Abandoned Cars by Tim Lane
• Sublife by John Pham
Deitch's Pictorama by Kim Deitch w/Seth & Simon Deitch
Ghost World: The Special Edition by Daniel Clowes
Mome Fall 2008 (Vol. 12) by various
Town of Mirrors: The Reassembled Imagery of Robert Pollard
Our Gang Vol. 3 by Walt Kelly

New Comic Books & Magazines:

Meat Cake #17 by Dame Darcy
Sammy the Mouse #2 by Zak Sally
Tales Designed to Thrizzle #4 by Michael Kupperman
The Comics Journal #292 by various
Delphine #3 by Richard Sala
Grotesque #2 by Sergio Ponchione
Interiorae #3 by Gabriella Giandelli

And don't miss these recent hits:

Bottomless Belly Button by Dash Shaw
Strange & Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko by Blake Bell
Pocket Full of Rain by Jason
Education of Hopey Glass by Jaime Hernandez
Jessica Farm by Josh Simmons

In addition to the above, we will also have over 400 other items available from our impressive backlist, as well as lots of freebies (The Comic Strip Masterpieces Tabloid! Our Free Comic Book Day comic I.G.N.A.T.Z.! Coupons! Catalogs! And more!) as well as t-shirts and other surprises.

Oh, one more thing. Some of you may have scrutinized the above list and asked "Who is Natalia Hernandez?" Natalia is the eight-year-old creator of The Adventures of Crystal Girl, the premiere issue of which will debut exclusively at the Fantagraphics tables and can be purchased from Natalia's Business Manager & Agent, Mr. Gilbert Hernandez, during the above-posted autographing times. This is my early pick for Book of the Con.

TOP: Photo by the Great Matt Silvie. Photo credit also by Matt Silvie.

Jeremy Eaton's Spider-Ham
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Jeremy Eaton 23 Jul 2008 9:14 AM

Go read: Jeremy Eaton on how he almost had the chance to revamp a Marvel icon: Peter Porker, the Spectacular Spider-Ham

Bagge, podcasted
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Peter Bagge 23 Jul 2008 9:12 AM
Go here for a new podcast interview with Peter Bagge & the folks at "Let's Get Tight."
Hidden Gems Sale spotlight: Chris Polkki
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under sales specials 22 Jul 2008 11:00 PM

Every day in July we're spotlighting books from our month-long Hidden Gems Sale, wherein we're featuring some of our under-the-radar backlist titles and encouraging you to try them by offering them at a nice discount of 25% off!

The subject of today's spotlight, editor Chris Polkki, put together two fantastic anthologies for us in the first half of this decade, one focusing on international artists and one featuring some of comics' newest superstars.

Bête Noire edited by Chris Polkki

Bête Noire

The alternative comics movement has gone worldwide with a vengeance, with cauldrons of activity in a number of countries. With Bête Noire, Polkki set himself the daunting task of corralling all these exciting movements into one fantastically dynamic English-language anthology, with 88 pages of new or previously untranslated comics from two dozen top-notch cartoonists acclaimed for their work in such cutting-edge magazines or cooperatives as Kramers Ergot, Cornélius, Le Dernier Cri, and L'Association. The exciting Bête Noire roster features MS Bastian (Switzerland); Fé + Witko, Frédéric Coché, Ludovic Debeurme, Lucie Durbiano, Quentin Faucompré, Morgan Navarro, and Caroline Sury (France); Adam Dant (UK); Anke Feuchtenberger (Germany); Ichiba Daisuke, Junko Mizuno, Suzy Amakane, Takeshi Nemoto, and Yuichi Yokoyama (Japan); Ben Jones (USA); Reijo Karkkainen (Finland); Peter Köhler (Sweden); Olaf Ladousse (Spain); Helge Reumann (Switzerland); Fabio Viscogliosi (Italy) and the legendary Quebecois madman Henriette Valium (Canada). There is also a color section featuring Kevin Scalzo, creator of the endearingly gross Sugar Booger! David Heatley provides the wraparound cover.

88-page b&w/color 7" x 8.5" comic book
regularly $9.95 • ON SALE $7.46
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Blood Orange edited by Chris Polkki

Blood Orange #1-4

The four issues of Blood Orange showcase the comic art of Rick Altergott, Lauren Weinstein, Kevin Huizenga, Ron Regé, Jr., Gary Baseman, Archer Prewitt, Rebecca Dart, Chris Wright, Jeffrey Brown, Matti Hagelberg, Fabio Viscogliosi, Renee French, Anders Nilsen, Ben Jones, Brian Ralph, Lark Pien, Tobias Tak and Ted May, with covers by Steven Weissman, Olivier Douzou, and Lark Pien. In addition, issue #3 features European cartoonists Pakito Bolino and Caroline Sury, Ulf K., Alex Baladi, Nicolas Mahler, Olaf Ladousse, and Fabio Zimbres. In a distinctive, beautifully designed format, Blood Orange captures the pulse of alt-comics.

48-page black & white comic books
regularly $5.95 each • ON SALE $4.46 each
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Zak Sally, David B. and Daniel Clowes in Seattle this August!
Written by Larry Reid | Filed under Zak SallyFantagraphics BookstoreeventsDavid BDaniel Clowes 22 Jul 2008 1:45 PM

AUGUST GETS HOT AT FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKSTORE & GALLERY WITH ZAK SALLY, DAVID B., AND DANIEL CLOWES!

Zak Sally, David B., Daniel Clowes

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery welcomes three compelling cartoonists in August with appearances by artist/musician Zak Sally on August 2, French cartoonist David B. on August 15, and the incomparable Daniel Clowes on August 29. These talented artists further enhance the growing perception of Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery as one of our region’s most colorful and diverse cultural assets.

Zak Sally

Zak Sally, a notorious Minneapolis-based musician and cartoonist will perform music and sign books on Saturday, August 2 from 6:00 - 9:00 PM. A veteran of celebrated alternative rock band Low (recently featured at the Sub Pop 20 shindig), Sally is the creator of acclaimed comics Recidivist and Sammy the Mouse, as well as publisher of independent La Mano books. Sally’s work also appears regularly in Fantagraphics Books' highly regarded MOME anthology. This event will feature the debut of the second issue of his Sammy the Mouse comic book published on Fantagraphics Books' international Ignatz imprint. Sally will perform music with his associate Nate Denver and special guests. Denver is author of the amazing Wait, You're Not a Centaur book/CD, and performs with Nate Denver's Neck and Total Shutdown. The event will also offer the public an opportunity to preview the first U. S. exhibition of original art by French cartoonist David B.

Best known by his pseudonym David B., Peirre-François Beauchard is one of the prominent artists of the bande dessinée, a genre whose style and standing he has greatly advanced. The exhibition “My Story, My Stories” includes original art from his critically acclaimed comic memoir “l’Ascension du Haut Mal” (published in English as Epileptic), contributions to Fantagraphics Books’ MOME anthology, works from his Ignatz series Babel, and many pieces previously unpublished in the U. S. This exquisite exhibition runs from August 2 through August 25, 2008. Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery will host a reception for this exceptional artist on Friday, August 15 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. This event is associated with "La Semaine de la Bande Dessinée - A Week Celebrating the French Graphic Novel," supported by Fantagraphics Books, the 4Culture King County Lodging Tax, the Alliance Française of Seattle and the Cultural Development Fund of the Federation of Alliances Françaises USA.

On Friday, August 29, Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery proudly presents the return of Daniel Clowes. His appearance marks the premiere of Ghost World: The Special Edition. The second in a series of deluxe publications from Fantagraphics Books, this edition of the phenomenal graphic novel includes special features available for the first time. Ghost World first appeared in Clowes’ award-winning Eightball comic book series, and the feature film, directed by Terry Zwigoff, earned the pair an Academy Award™ nomination for Best Screenplay adaptation. This event will feature an exhibition of Clowes’ meticulously rendered original graphics related to the book, as well as a brief discussion of the artists’ cinematic approach to cartooning. Please join us on August 29, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM welcome this extraordinary artist.

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is located at 1201 S, Vale St. in the heart of Seattle’s historic Georgetown arts community. Open daily, 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sunday until 5:00 PM. Phone: 206.658.0110. A selection of images in a variety of formats is available for publication. For additional information contact Eric Reynolds at Fantagraphics.

Listing Information

ZAK SALLY
Book signing and music performance
Saturday, August 2, 6:00 - 9:00 PM

DAVID B.
My Story, My Stories
Artist reception and book signing Friday, August 15, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Art exhibition August 2 - August 25, 2008

DANIEL CLOWES
Ghost World: The Special Edition
Artist reception and book signing Friday, August 29, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Art exhibition August 29 - October 7, 2008

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery
1201 S. Vale Street, Seattle
206.658.0110 www.fantagraphics.com
Open daily 11:30 - 8:00 PM. Sundays until 5:00 PM.










Between the Covers with Blake Bell
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Steve DitkoBlake Bell 22 Jul 2008 7:56 AM

Blake Bell is taking readers "behind the scenes" of the production of his bookSTRANGE & STRANGER: THE WORLD OF STEVE DITKO. There's a couple of interviews so far, and many more on the way - including scans of the entire notebook of Cat Yronwode's interview with Ditko's brother Pat back in 1983. Whoa!

Hidden Gems Sale spotlight: Mark Newgarden
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under sales specialsMark Newgarden 21 Jul 2008 11:00 PM

Every day in July we're spotlighting books from our month-long Hidden Gems Sale, wherein we're featuring some of our under-the-radar backlist titles and encouraging you to try them by offering them at a nice discount of 25% off!

Today's spotlight on cartoonist's cartoonist Mark Newgarden features one of the funniest, and certainly the fuzziest, books in our catalog.

We All Die Alone by Mark Newgarden

We All Die Alone

Acclaimed cartoonist Mark Newgarden debuted in the first issue of RAW magazine in 1980 and his work subsequently found its way into a variety of high and low profile media. He co-created the '80s pop culture fad "Garbage Pail Kids," wrote, drew, and syndicated a weekly humor feature in the '90s, and created a "Web Premiere Toon" for The Cartoon Network called "B. Happy." Newgarden is currently developing an unconventional Christmas special for The Cartoon Network. Newgarden's comics are hilarious, alarming, and masterful uses of the medium, alternating between old-time gags and avant-garde storytelling, often on the same page without missing a comedic beat. His syndicated strip in such publications as L.A. Weekly and The New York Press encouraged a fervent following and exerted a fresh influence on the medium. Today they remain as vital and entertaining as when they first appeared. Those syndicated comics will make up the bulk of this book, the balance drawing on Newgarden's long form stories from various anthologies, including the much-lauded "Love's Savage Fury." In addition to compiling his comics, this book is a full picture of the artist, his influences, and his many other careers. An avid collector and historian of 20th century ephemera, Newgarden has achieved the rare distinction of both contributing to and furthering the mediums he collects: novelties, comics, and cartoons. Newgarden remains a great link to the past while moving ever further into the future. We All Die Alone is an uproariously funny and fascinating book that will appeal to comics readers, pop culture buffs, and any appreciator of the graphic arts. Designed by Dan Nadel (The Ganzfeld, The Wilco Book) and Helene Silverman (Jimbo in Purgatory).

224-page b&w/color  7.5" x 8.5" hardcover with flocked cover
regularly $28.95 • ON SALE $21.71
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Sneak peek video & photos: Town of Mirrors
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videoRobert Pollardpreviewsnew releases 21 Jul 2008 4:35 PM

It's finale time for our string of video and photo teasers of upcoming releases begun last week. Presenting Town of Mirrors: The Reassembled Imagery of Robert Pollard, the coffee-table art book featuring the visual work of the Guided by Voices frontman and indie rock icon. Watch the video above, and take a closer look in our photo gallery.