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Weekly OCD 9.10.14
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under Will ElderOCDLucy KnisleyJohn SeverinJim WoodringHarvey KurtzmanEleanor DavisEd PiskorDisneyDash ShawChuck ForsmanCarl BarksAn Age of License 9 Sep 2014 1:00 PM

This week's delicious figgy pudding of Online Commentaries and Diversions:

Hip Hop Family Tree Vol. 2: 1981-1983 by Ed Piskor - CoverInterview: Hip Hop Family Tree Vol. 2: by Ed Piskor

"These bite-sized biographies of hip hop’s biggest names and slice-of-life reflections on its defining moments are routinely featured at Boing Boing, but to really experience these beautifully stylized vignettes in all their throwback glory you really need to check out the collected editions." – Geek Dad

Review: "In this volume, you see the evolution from club following to recording industry. Names you recognize are put in a different light—Melle Mel, Kool Herc, Dr. Dre, DJ Yella, Ice T, Run-DMC, Rick Rubin, Russell Simmons." – Ebony

 

Jim by Jim Woodring - CoverReview: Jim by Jim Woodring

"Woodring’s great talent, apart from his beautiful artwork, is his ability to make these absurd and almost nonsensical stories enthralling." – Mark Frauenfelder, BoingBoing

 

An Age of License by Lucy Knisley - CoverReview: An Age of License by Lucy Knisley

"This book is more thought-provoking than her other works, demonstrating growth and a challenge to readers to think about these things in their own lives." – Johanna Draper Carlson, Comics Worth Reading

 

How to Be Happy by Eleanor Davis - CoverReview: How to Be Happy by Eleanor Davis

"…her stories often feature tremendous longing and sadness, but they also lushly suggest what a blessing it is to be alive and in the world. She presents, in short, a more realistic picture of what it means to be a human, with our ever-present mind/body tug-of-war, than almost anyone else out there making art." – Hillary Brown, BoingBoing

 

Bomb Run and Other Stories by Harvey Kurtzman, John Severin, Will Elder et al. - CoverReview: Bomb Run and Other Stories by John Severin, Harvey Kurtzman, Will Elder, et al.

"John Severin was a master at drawing in a very meticulous, detailed and old-school style, with beautiful depth and texture added in Elder’s ink-work. Severin was also known as being a stickler for historical accuracy, something that will be greatly appreciated by modern readers interested in history and historical wargaming." – Mark Frauenfelder, BoingBoing

 

Celebrated Summer by Charles Forsman - CoverReview: Celebrated Summer by Charles Forsman

"Forsman captures the simplicity of youth in Mike and Wolf’s interactions, as they freely flee and are more drawn to boardwalk video games than of the region’s infamous sinful escapes." – Stephanie Trott, Cleaver Magazine

 

Walt Disney's Donald Duck Box Set (Barks Library Vols 7 & 8) - Cover Uncovered
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsDisneyComing AttractionsCarl Barks 9 Sep 2014 7:30 AM

Walt Disney's Donald Duck Box Set: Lost in the Andes and Trail of the Unicorn by Carl Barks - Cover

Walt Disney's Donald Duck Box Set: Lost in the Andes and Trail of the Unicorn by Carl Barks - Cover

Two Carl Barks books are better than one, we think you'll agree! With that in mind, here is the slipcase cover art for the fourth Gift Box Set of our Barks Library Books, Vols. 7 and 8: Lost in the Andes and Trail of the Unicorn.

This quack-tastic box set will be out in stores by late October. Check out more info at the book page, where you can also place your pre-order.

Seattle: Film Noir Posters Exhibition Opening
Written by Anna Pederson | Filed under Mark FertigFantagraphics Bookstoreeventsart showsart 8 Sep 2014 4:17 PM

 noir 

Saturday, September 13th

Even though it'll be 80 degress, you'll want to don your trenchcoat and fedora (or trilby), and head to the Fantagraphics Bookstore and Gallery for a bit of cinematic mystery. We will be unveiling our newest exhibition featuring posters from the gorgeous, oversized book, Film Noir 101: The 101 Best Film posters from the 1940s-1950s, and author, Mark Fertig will be joining our smoke filled den to present a slide show talk, and sign books. 

No one will argue that noir films, and posters of cinema past were true works of art; capturing the subtle thrill of a riddle yet to be experienced. This handsome book with critical commentery from Fertig, and an introduction from director, William Friedkin (The Exorcist, Killer Joe).

The reception begins this Saturday at 6 pm, and the exhibition runs from September 13th-November 10th.

Sock Monkey: Into the Deep Woods by Tony Millionaire and Matt Danner - Cover Uncovered
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under Tony MillionaireMatt DannerComing Attractions 8 Sep 2014 3:15 PM

Sock Monkey: Into the Deep Woods by Tony Millionaire and Matt Danner - Cover

We are quite pleased to unveil the cover art for the next Sock Monkey book out from the inimitable Tony Millionaire, this time in collaboration with Los Angeles-based animation director Matt Danner: Sock Monkey: Into the Deep Woods. This 80-page illustrated children's book combines images and prose to tell new tales of Uncle Gabby the Sock Monkey and his plush friend, Mr. Crow.

We'll have additional previews soon, and the book is available for pre-order now!

The Complete Zap Comix - Excerpt
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under ZapVictor MoscosoSpain RodriguezS Clay WilsonRobert WilliamsRobert CrumbRick GriffinpreviewsGilbert SheltonComing Attractions 8 Sep 2014 1:00 PM

"The comic that PLUGS you IN!!"

It has been a long time coming, but we have at long last finalized the proofs for the monumental, deluxe five-volume collection that is The Complete Zap Comix. We hope this 60-page, 23.5 MB excerpt, sampling the first dozen or so pages from each book, will temporarily whet your appetites for what's to come.

Now it's full steam ahead with the production of this exquisite, comprehensive book set, and we anticipate it to land in bookstores by late November. It's not too late to start saving up couch coins and spare change in your piggy bank to fund your underground comix habit!

The Complete Zap Comix - Cover

Fantagraphics Family Tour at Bergen Street Comics
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under Simon HanselmannJesse ReklaweventsEleanor Davis 8 Sep 2014 11:26 AM
Fanta Family Tour
The time has come to play at Bergen Street Comics! As part of the Brooklyn Book Festival, this comics signings of the new gods is a 100% endorsed Brooklyn Book Fest Bookend Event.
 
On Saturday, September 20th at 8pm join Fantagraphics' cartoonists Simon Hanselmann (Megahex), Eleanor Davis (How to Be Happy), Jesse Reklaw (Couch Tag) for one big shin-dig. Special guests also signing are Koyama Press' Michael DeForge and Patrick Kyle, 2-D Cloud's Matthew Thurber and Mark Connery plus Alex Degen. Geez, we should send some corn and have everyone get to shuckin' at a ballyhoo!
 
470 Bergen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217 
www.bergenstreetcomics.com
 

Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge: The Seven Cities of Gold by Carl Barks - Excerpt
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsDisneyComing AttractionsCarl Barks 5 Sep 2014 1:45 PM

With adventures, secret treasure, buried cities, and mysteries at every step, Carl BarksThe Seven Cities of Gold is a gripping tale starring our favorite curmudgeonly miser, Uncle Scrooge, and his duck family, Donald, Huey, Dewey, and Louie. Here is a 22-page, 6.6 MB excerpt of the titular story, taking us right up to the steps of the fabled Seven Cities of Cibola.

Will the ducks find the riches they've been seeking? How much chaos will the Beagle Boys reap this time? With an early October release, you won't have to wait long to find out! More info and our pre-order sale are up on our site

Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge: The Seven Cities of Gold by Carl Barks - Cover 

Millionaire at Cincy, Rosa at Baltimore
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under Tony MillionaireeventsDon Rosa 5 Sep 2014 10:40 AM
Cincinnati Comic Con
This weekend is gonna be so busy for the cartoonists of Fantagraphics. Some are getting ready for Brooklyn Book Fest or SPX but at this moment Tony Millionaire is ready to have a helluva time over at Cincy ComiCon in Covington, Kentucky. Right across the state line! Cincy ComiCon is located at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center at One West RiverCenter Boulevard, Covington, KY. Friday from 3-7pm, Saturday from 10-7pm, and Sunday from 10am -5pm.
Millionaire Sock Monkey Treasury
And over at Baltimore Comic-Con that starts today. 
BCC logo 
Friday through Sunday, September 5-7th, Don Rosa will be holding court with his always impressive display of Ducks work at Baltimore Comic-Con. You can find Don at booth 2510, which is along the leftmost side of the convention hall. The con starts in a few hours so get ready! Friday from 1-7pm, Saturday from 10-7pm and Sunday from 10-5pm. Baltimore Convention Center is located at One West Pratt Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201 (PRATT & HOWARD STREET ENTRANCE). And check out Rosa's newest reprint, Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck: "The Sun of the Son"  out is stores this week! 
Rosa Son of the Sun
Jim Woodring Interview on The Stranger
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under The StrangerJim Woodringinterviewsevents 4 Sep 2014 10:30 AM

Paul Constant over at The Stranger has an excellent write-up on Jim Woodring's new "Notorious Autojournal", Jim:

Jim is a brand-new collection of Woodring's earliest comics work, which was originally produced as zines in the early 1980s until Fantagraphics cofounder Gary Groth fell in love with his work and became his lifelong publisher. This isn't a stack of embarrassing juvenalia; the quality of work is very high, but if you stare at the pages for a while, you'll notice a bit of uncharacteristic uncertainty resonating through the ink. In an interview with Woodring, he admits that "it is hard to go back to your old work," but he's overall "thrilled" to review his earliest comics. "I was stunned by how authentic [the work in Jim] is to me today," he says. The book "had this symbolic power, and I can feel it rising up in me again" while reading it. Keen eyes can spot a faulty bit of crosshatched shading, or a messy silhouette that Woodring would never sign his name to now, but for the most part, this is fully realized work produced by the hand of a man who is entirely confident about what he's trying to communicate.

And don't forget that the man himself will be signing books at the University Bookstore in Seattle TONIGHT at 7PM.

Jim by Jim Woodring - Cover

SuperTrash by Jacques Boyreau - First Look
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsJacques BoyreauComing Attractions 3 Sep 2014 10:45 PM

SuperTrash by Jacques Boyreau - Cover

SuperTrash by Jacques Boyreau - Inside Page

Here's a sneak peek of Jacques Boyreau's upcoming SuperTrash, due out later this month! This sequel to the artist-curator's last book, Trash: The Graphic Genius of Xploitation Movie Posters, uses a collage of movie imagery, advertisements, and comix—with an essay by the author interwoven throughout—to explore and challenge the concepts of art as trash as art.

The book is already up for pre-sale, and we will be prepping previews galore soon! Stay tuned for a visual feast of freaky delights.