Good news for people who pre-order
! Not only are you entered in Ghost World: Special Edition our drawing for the limited-edition , but the first 50 people to order the book (including everyone who's already ordered) will receive a FREE exclusive bookplate (shown above) signed by Daniel Clowes! This means they're already over half gone, and the book is due to arrive from the printer imminently, so the poster contest will be over soon... Ghost World exhibit silkscreen print get your order in NOW!
Here's what you'll find from Fantagraphics on the "new arrivals" racks at
your friendly neighborhood comic shop tomorrow (subject to last-minute change):
Krazy & Ignatz 1943-1944: He Nods in Quiescent Siesta • Town of Mirrors: The Reassembled Imagery of Robert Pollard • Fuzz & Pluck in Splitsville #5 by Ted Stearn (reoffered) • by Gabriella Giandelli Interiorae #3
I've also seen these listed by unofficial sources; who knows?
The Complete Crumb Comics Vol. 14 (New Printing) • by Zak Sally Sammy the Mouse #2
Be an informed customer by checking out our descriptions and previews at the links above, and happy shopping!
yesterday's look at the newest volumes in our of Krazy & Ignatz series Krazy Kat reprint volumes, here's a look at an upcoming reprint: , the giant hardcover compiling the 5 volumes covering the strip's second decade, in a second limited edition. The Complete Sunday Strips 1925-1934 Click here if the slideshow doesn't appear above.
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under Paul Hornschemeier, miscellany
9 Sep 2008 12:38 PM
The email one gets when one works at a comics publisher is way more fun than the email one gets when one works at, say, a shoe company.
Later this month, the great
Robert Pollard will head out on tour with his new band, Boston Spaceships (featuring former GBV bassist Chris Slusarenko and Decemberists drummer John Moen), to promote not one but two new albums, as well as his first book, our very own Town of Mirrors: The Reassembled Imagery of Robert Pollard. Pollard will have ToM for sale at each stop on the tour, so don't forget to hit that ATM on the way down to the show.
The tour kicks off Sept. 25th in Chincinnati. Don't miss it!
Thu 9/25 Cincinnati OH - Midpoint Music Festival Fri 9/26 Cleveland OH - Grog Shop Sat 9/27 Washington DC - Black Cat Mon 9/29 Philadelphia PA - Johnny Brendas Tue 9/30 Boston MA - Paradise Wed 10/1 New York City - Highline Ballroom Fri 10/3 Ann Arbor MI - Blind Pig Sat 10/4 Dayton OH - Dayton Music Festival Mon 10/6 Chicago IL - Double Door Tue 10/7 St Paul MN - Turf Club Thu 10/9 Champaign IL - High Dive Fri 10/10 St Louis MO - Bluebird Sat 10/11 Memphis TN - Hi Tone Tue 10/14 Austin TX- Parish Wed 10/15 Dallas TX - The Loft Fri 10/17 Atlanta GA - The Earl Sat 10/18 Nashville TN- Mercy Lounge
Also, Pollard & Co. are sponsoring a contest to create the first official Boston Spaceships music video. There's a week left in the voting,
go here to check out the finalists. Here's my favorite:
The Jackass Story
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Jeremy Eaton
9 Sep 2008 8:54 AM
During those heady mid-1990s, Seattle's
The Stranger (which has employed, at times, a slew of comics-related folks, from co-founder James Sturm, to former art directors Jason Lutes, Joe Newton, and Dale Yarger, and columnists like Tom Spurgeon and yours truly) was a hotbed for local cartooning. Strips would come and go and you could always count on the paper's back page for some quality cartoons. One of my all-time favorite Stranger strips was a short-lived feature by Jeremy Eaton, called Jackass. This surreal gem featured a disembodied head at the mercy of Eaton's imagination, and the results were always a great blend of humor, Dada, and handsome cartooning.
The reason I mention the strip is that Eaton has
written a pretty great post-mortem of the strip, ten years later, featuring everything you could possibly hope to learn about Eaton's process along the way. Once you're done reading it, go buy the collection from our own Jason T. Miles' press, Drink Me.
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under meta
8 Sep 2008 4:57 PM
As if we don't already have
enough social networks
to keep track of,
we're now on the "social bookmarking" site Delicious
! We've been bringing you our weekly
"Blogosphere Roundup" link posts
for a while, and we thought it might be nice if the links could be searchable and organized with tags so you can find related links (for instance, all the reviews of a certain book, or links pertaining to a particular artist). We'll still bring you our roundup posts every week, but now you can follow along in real time
on our Delicious page
or with the
We've added several new books to
our roster of titles which are available with FREE signed bookplates as a bonus when you order directly from us! They include: by Blake Bell (signed by Bell, not by Ditko... are you crazy?) Strange and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko by Kim, Seth and Simon Deitch (shown below - signed by Kim only) Deitch's Pictorama by the Hernandez Brothers (shown above - signed by both Gilbert and Jaime!) Love and Rockets: New Stories #1 by Jaime Hernandez The Education of Hopey Glass by Jaime Hernandez Perla La Loca by Gilbert Hernandez Beyond Palomar by Gilbert, Jaime & Mario Hernandez (signed by all 3!) Amor Y Cohetes
Some conditions apply;
click here for more details and the complete list of books available with this FREE premium!
... though it's quite an impressive forgery of his late-1980s style: