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Sketchbook #68
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Dave Cooperart 28 Jul 2008 7:45 AM

Courtesy Dave Cooper

Art Sale: Jem Eaton
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Jeremy Eatonart 28 Jul 2008 7:39 AM

Jeremy Eaton is selling all of his original art at half the going rate for one week only, including beautiful pieces like this one: 

  

He's also previewing new work here.

Hidden Gems Sale spotlight: Henriette Valium
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under sales specials 27 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 is on the artist known as Henriette Valium, who is also known as Montreal's "godfather of punk comics."

Primitive Cretin by Henriette Valium

Primitive Cretin

Disgusting! Awesome! Baffling! Astounding! Hilarious! These are just a few of the adjectives that describe the hypnotically weird stories and artwork of Quebec cartoonist Henriette Valium, seen previously in several issues (and on one memorable cover) of Zero Zero. Amazingly, this is the first mass-market solo Valium comic ever, so we pulled out all the stops with an Acme Novelty Library-sized deluxe package that showcases Valium's mind-bogglingly detailed pages. Primitive Cretin will have fans of Dave Cooper, Glenn Head, and Kim Deitch, among others, clamoring for more!

48-page black & white 8.5" x 13" comic book
regularly $8.95 • ON SALE $6.71
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Comics Reporter & Blake Bell talk Ditko
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Steve DitkoBlake Bell 27 Jul 2008 8:41 AM
Blake Bell is the subject of Tom Spurgeon's weekly interview feature this morning, and it might be the best (and longest) interview with Blake that I've read yet. If you like Ditko, a must read.
Sketchbook #68
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under art 26 Jul 2008 11:14 PM

Courtesy Pat McEown:

Hidden Gems Sale spotlight: Carol Tyler
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under sales specialsCarol Tyler 26 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 is on Carol Tyler, an acclaimed cartoonist whose work has garnered praise from Studs Terkel and Robert Crumb as well as a 2006 Eisner Award nomination.

The Job Thing by Carol Tyler

The Job Thing

Ever have a job you really hated, wanted to kill your boss, or prayed for that winning lottery ticket to deliver you from the drudgery of yet another day at the salt mines? If so, then you'll love this collection of ten stories all about slaving at the bottom of the employment food chain. Stories include "Fool of the Arts" (horrendous experiences working at a museum), "Book Beat" (you'd think working at a book store would be an ideal job, wouldn't you?), "Job Abuse" (in which Carol survives a framing shop job where she's stabbed through the foot by another employee) — as well as "Detour of Duty" (being introduced to jobs at a tender age) and much more. The Job Thing also includes memories of spectacularly awful jobs suffered by several famous cartoonists in leaner times. This book is a bracing introduction to Tyler's funny and often scathing voice.

72-page black & white 8" x 11" softcover
regularly $7.95 • ON SALE $5.96
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Late Bloomer by Carol Tyler

Late Bloomer

This book presents the biggest, richest and most delightful collection of Tyler's work to date featuring many new and previously unpublished works. In "Migrant Mother," Tyler tells the grueling story of a cross-country trip with the flu and her terrible-twos toddler using her trademark combination of rueful humor and empathy. The full-color "Just A Bad Seed" is a meditation on a problem child who might not be such a problem after all, while "The Return of Mrs. Kite" chronicles a family crisis — how her widowed grandmother fell in with a beau of questionable character. "Gone" (also in full color) is a stirring meditation on all kinds of loss, and "Why I'm A-gin' Southern Men" is a classic rant that dissects that particular breed of male — or at least a certain subspecies of "ex"es — with pitiless wit. Other stories include "Sweet Miss Lee" (a reminiscence of an immigrant roommate and her fate), "There's Something Wrong with a Perfect Lawn" (a tale of suburban obsessiveness), "Little Crosshatch Mind" (where artistic impulses come from), and "Uncovered Property" (discovering the power of sexuality at an early age). Tyler works equally well in delicately crisp black-and-white penstrokes and lushly watercolored paintings (this book features over 30 pages of her stunning full-color work). All told, the three-dozen stories here cement Tyler's reputation as a cartoonist to be reckoned with.

136-page b&w/color 8" x 10" hardcover
regularly $28.95 • ON SALE $21.71
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Sketchbook #67
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under art 26 Jul 2008 10:59 PM

Courtesy James Sturm:

The Complete Fletcher Hanks
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under Paul KarasikFletcher Hanks 26 Jul 2008 9:58 AM

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Tom Spurgeon at Comics Reporter has the scoop on our forth-coming collection which will, according to expert/editor Paul Karasik, compile the last of all the stories Fletcher Hanks ever did. Check the CR site on Monday for all the details. 

Meanwhile, congratulations Paul Karasik for the Eisner win for Best Archival Collection with the first book of Hanks' work

Hidden Gems Sale spotlight: Rich Tommaso
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under sales specials 25 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 features the first major work from Rich Tommaso, a talented cartoonist and former Fantagraphics staffer.

Clover Honey by Richard Tommaso

Clover Honey

Clover Honey is the story of Abigail, an aspiring hitwoman out to prove her value to the family. She braves the wilds of Newark, exorbitant parking rates, traffic jams, and bad hair days to track down Trevor, her former mentor, who is on the lam with a big briefcase of mob dough. It reads like a collaboration between Jim Jarmusch and Quentin Tarantino, with its quirky humor, contemporary characters, and unflinching violence. A feast for readers looking for intelligent genre fiction in comics, Clover Honey is a gangster story that concentrates on character. Tommaso designed the look of the page with a combination of bold, fluid brush strokes and stark white highlights against solid gray background; the book is virtually two colors throughout.

120-page black & white 6" x 9" softcover
regularly $12.95 • ON SALE $9.71
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CMYK
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under miscellany 25 Jul 2008 10:24 PM

  

Your feng shui book idea of the day: color organizing. Found on chotda's photostream at flickr. Extra credit: Spot the Daniel Clowes books.