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Stuart Kolakovic's Never Been
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under webcomics 29 Apr 2008 4:41 PM

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Finally a web comic that's actually made for the web... or one unruly book. By Stuart Kolakovic of the UK.

UPDATE: Stuart writes "Funny you should call it a web comic- it honestly never even crossed my mind- Never Been was originally printed as a massive, almost 10 meter long mural which wound its way around a gallery wall. The gallery had low ceilings and beam supports jutting out all over the place, hence the funny winding shape. I've never actually read a "web" comic. Comics are all about paper in my book!"

But I persist in saying it's one of the most succesful web comics I've seen, actually making use of the parameters of web technology and viewer interaction rather than just using the web in lieu of print production.

Still, I'd rather view it as a mural. Must have been a beauty.

Sketchbook #30
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under artAriel Bordeaux 29 Apr 2008 1:26 PM

Courtesy Ariel Bordeaux:

Slate on Bill Mauldin
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Willie and JoeBill Mauldin 29 Apr 2008 1:23 PM
In your second of two links lifted from today's ¡Journalista!, Slate has a slideshow feature on Willie & Joe cartoonist Bill Mauldin.
Debbie Drechsler interview
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Debbie Drechsler 29 Apr 2008 1:20 PM
In your first of two links lifted from today's ¡Journalista!, pop culture blogger Tim O'Shea talks to Debbie Drechsler about Daddy's Girl.
Woodring's Beast
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Jim WoodringBeasts 28 Apr 2008 6:17 PM

Here's a detail of a detail that Jim Woodring posted on his blog of his contribution to Jacob Covey's forthcoming second Beasts! book. Whoa:

  

 

Now available: Mome Vol. 1-10 Mega-Bundle
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under new releasesMome 28 Apr 2008 4:25 PM

Mome Vol. 1-10 Mega-Bundle

Mome Vol. 1-10 Mega-Bundle
By various artists; edited by Gary Groth and Eric Reynolds

If you're interested in what's "happening" and "now" in comics, there's one place to turn: Mome, our quarterly anthology of the best in contemporary, cutting-edge cartooning. With so many volumes in print, it can be difficult to know where to start... so we've made it easy for you by offering Volumes 1-10 in one convenient package at nearly 1/3 OFF the combined cover prices! Don't miss out on this incredible deal.

Collectively, these 10 volumes of Mome present work from over two dozen of comics' finest talents, including its brightest young stars, as well as a few seasoned veterans (in approximate order of appearance): John Pham, Paul Hornschemeier, Anders Nilsen, Jeffrey Brown, David Heatley, Andrice Arp, Kurt Wolfgang, Gabrielle Bell, Jonathan Bennett, Martin Cendreda, Sophie Crumb, David B., R. Kikuo Johnson, Zak Sally, Robert Goodin, Lewis Trondheim, Al Columbia, Eleanor Davis, Tom Kaczynski, Ray Fenwick, Joe Kimball, Émile Bravo, Mike Scheer, Jim Woodring, Dash Shaw and John Hankiewicz. And to cap it all off, each volume features an in-depth interview with one of the contributors, conducted by Gary Groth. Whew!

Ten color/b&w 7" x 9" softcovers, approx. 1,200 pages total • $99.99
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Now available: The Complete Love and Rockets Library Vol. 1
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under new releasesLove and RocketsLos Bros HernandezJaime HernandezGilbert Hernandez 28 Apr 2008 4:24 PM

The Complete Love and Rockets Library Vol. 1 by Los Bros. Hernandez

The Complete Love and Rockets Library Vol. 1
By Los Bros. Hernandez

Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2007, Love and Rockets was finally released in its most accessible form yet: As a series of compact, thick, affordable, mass-market volumes that present the whole story, originally serialized in Love and Rockets Vol. 1 from 1982 to 1996, in perfect chronological order. Now that the series is complete, we are pleased to offer all seven volumes — nearly 2,000 pages of incredible comics — for a special package price.

Seven black & white 7.5" x 9.25" softcovers, 1,944 pages total • $84.99
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Los Angeles Cartoonist's Cat Bird Up For Adoption
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under Steven Weissmanarbitrary cuteness 28 Apr 2008 4:10 PM

Nothing directly to do with comics but Steven Weissman writes on his Flickr page: "We rescued this kitten out of a bird's nest in one of our cypress trees this weekend. We're taking care of it for now, but if anyone wants her, please let us know. She's cute, sleeping through the night and maybe 3-4 weeks old."

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Are you going to pass up the opportunity to adopt a cat who thinks it's a bird??

Now in stock: Amor Y Cohetes
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under new releasesLove and RocketsLos Bros Hernandez 28 Apr 2008 2:29 PM

Amor Y Cohetes - A Love and Rockets Book by Los Bros. Hernandez

Amor Y Cohetes - A Love and Rockets Book
By Los Bros. Hernandez

To a very great extent, Love and Rockets is synonymous with Hoppers’ Maggie & Hopey and Palomar’s Luba & Carmen & Heraclio & Tonantzin... but there was always more to L&R than that. Amor Y Cohetes finally collects together in one convenient package all the non-Maggie and non-Palomar stories by all three Hernandez Brothers from that classic first, 50-issue Love and Rockets series — a dizzying array of styles and approaches that re-confirms these groundbreaking cartoonists’ place in the history of comics.

The book leads off with Gilbert’s original 40-page sci-fi epic “BEM” from 1981’s very first issue of Love and Rockets, featuring a very different Luba and a much looser, Heavy Metal- and Marvel Comics-inspired way of storytelling.

Other stories include Jaime’s charming “Rocky and Fumble” series starring a planet-hopping girl and her robot; stunning one-shots such as Gilbert’s Frida Kahlo biography “Frida” and his shocking autobiographical fantasia “My Love Book”; Mario’s genre thrillers which take place “Somewhere in California”; Gilbert’s brutally dystopian “Errata Stigmata” stories; the playful “Hernandez Satyricon,” with Gilbert drawing Jaime’s characters, and “War Paint,” with Jaime trying out Palomar; Gilbert’s light-hearted “Music for Monsters” starring Bang and Inez; and even a fantastical “non-continuity” Maggie and Hopey story “Easter Hunt” by Jaime that didn’t fit into the other books.

Amor Y Cohetes, the seventh (and concluding, for now) volume in the new “Complete Love and Rockets” series of compact, affordable paperbacks, shows a very different side of Los Bros Hernandez.

280-page black & white 7.5" x 9.25" softcover • $16.99
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Now in stock: Mome Vol. 11 - Summer 2008
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Tom KaczynskiRay FenwickPaul Hornschemeiernew releasesNate NealMomeKurt WolfgangKillofferJohn HankiewiczEmile BravoEleanor DavisDash ShawConor OKeefeAndrice ArpAl Columbia 28 Apr 2008 2:27 PM

Mome Vol. 11 - Summer 2008

Mome Vol. 11 - Summer 2008
By various artists; edited by Gary Groth and Eric Reynolds

Vol. 11 of our acclaimed anthology series welcomes Killoffer, the acclaimed French cartoonist whose work has previously only been seen in the acclaimed collection 176 Apparitions of Killoffer. Killoffer delivers a new 12-page comic as well as front and back covers. MOME also features returning regulars Al Columbia, Kurt Wolfgang, Ray Fenwick, Eleanor Davis, Dash Shaw, John Hankiewicz, Emile Bravo, Andrice Arp, Tom Kaczynski, and Paul Hornschemeier. Plus, newcomers Conor O'Keefe and Nate Neal, as well as an interview with Ray Fenwick by Gary Groth.

120-page color/b&w 7" x 9" softcover • $14.99
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