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On Frank
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Jim Woodring 13 May 2008 10:36 AM

Your must-read of the dayJim Woodring calls it the single best piece of writing about Frank that he's ever read. What more need you know? 

Oh, and check out this prototype for Jim's next Presspop vinyl masterpiece, Kaiju:

Emerald City Comicon/Jordan Crane pics
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Jordan CraneFantagraphics Bookstoreevents 12 May 2008 2:59 PM

Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth at Emerald City Comicon this past weekend and our official afterparty/Jordan Crane exhibit opening on Saturday! We've got a bunch of photos, of which the two below are just the tip of the iceberg; click here for the whole set on Flickr.

Eric Reynolds and Kristy Valenti on Con duty:

Fantagraphics at Emerald City Comicon, Seattle, 05/10/08

Jordan Crane signs comics:

Jordan Crane exhibit opening / Emerald City Comicon afterparty, Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery, 05/10/08

Now We Need a Really Big Bank!
Written by Larry Reid | Filed under Fantagraphics Bookstore 12 May 2008 2:33 PM

Left to right: Shannon Anderson, Kathy Nyland and Larry Reid with Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels

Left to right: Shannon Anderson of Georgetown Tile Works, Georgetown Merchants' association chair Kathy Nyland, Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery curator Larry Reid accept a big check from City of Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels to support the fabulous monthly Georgetown Second Saturday Art Attack.

New Yorker cartoons minus the cartoons
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under miscellany 12 May 2008 11:22 AM
In the tradition of such internet memes as Garfield without the thought balloons and Garfield without Garfield, now there's New Yorker cartoons without the drawings.
Graham Lineham of IT Crowd
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under miscellany 12 May 2008 9:50 AM

I enjoyed this interview with IT Crowd creator Graham Lineham. Especially this incredibly flattering quote: 

"The thing I'm happiest about is getting lots of Fantagraphics comics onto the set and also lots of Guided By Voices records." 

CBG on Willie & Joe
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Bill Mauldin 12 May 2008 8:20 AM

Everybody loves Willie & Joe

Sketchbook #38
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under art 10 May 2008 11:39 PM

Courtesy Julie Doucet (click thru for her awesome website):

Bagge & Reid in the P.I.
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Peter BaggeFantagraphics Bookstoreevents 9 May 2008 1:12 PM

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery curator Larry Reid is the subject of a must-read profile by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer's art critic Regina Hackett, wherein Reid and Hackett have contentious opinions about Peter Bagge.

Speaking of the Bookstore, we hope to see you there tomorrow night for the Emerald City Comicon afterparty-slash-Jordan Crane exhibit opening!

Chocolate Cheeks for 5/9/08
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under webcomicsSteven Weissmanmeta 9 May 2008 12:51 PM

Chocolate Cheeks by Steven Weissman

It's time for your weekly installment of Steven Weissman's "Chocolate Cheeks"! In this week's strip: a surprise revelation! (Remember, you must be registered and logged in to read.)

Blog review roundup for 5/9/08
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under reviewsMomeJaime HernandezDash Shaw 9 May 2008 12:43 PM

Here are a few reviews of our books that have popped up in the web-o-sphere over the past week or so (minus ones that Eric has already linked to):

Sean T. Collins on Mome Vol. 9

Sean T. Collins on Mome Vol. 10

Book By Its Cover on Bottomless Belly Button by Dash Shaw

• The Austin Chronicle on The Education of Hopey Glass by Jaime Hernandez (and other non-Fanta titles)