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Sayanora Suckers!
Written by | Filed under staff 21 Nov 2007 4:57 PM

Zura

Dear Friends,

After nearly a dozen years of selling comic books for the Publisher of the World's Greatest Cartoonists, I must sadly announce that I am (voluntarily) moving on to other -- non-comics -- pastures.

When I started at Fantagraphics back in 1996, I had no idea what to expect from the comic book world. I was a naïve young pup just looking for a publishing job. Over the years I've learned a lot from the job (mostly by trial and error) and made a lot of good friends (and a few enemies). I have spent half of my 20's and 30's working for a company that stubbornly and stringently holds the integrity of their favored art form high above all else*. Working in comics and working for this company has given me extraordinary experiences that will influence everything that I do in the future.

Thank you for helping to create those experiences.


Sincerely,
Gregory Zura
Sales/Marketing Guy

* Excluding Eros, of course ;-)












Wimpy in the news
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Popeyelife imitates comics 21 Nov 2007 12:14 PM
With uncanny timing, this article in the Asia Times uses J. Wellington Wimpy as a metaphor for some sort of financial-market phenomenon that goes straight over my head. (Via Spurge.)
New Release: Popeye Vol. 2: "Well Blow Me Down!"
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Popeyenew releasesclassics 21 Nov 2007 10:04 AM


Popeye Vol. 2: "Well Blow Me Down!"
by E.C. Segar

Our second volume (of six) of the acclaimed hit series collecting the entirety of E.C. Segar's original Popeye (a.k.a. Thimble Theatre) comic strips begins with a foreword by Beetle Bailey creator Mort Walker and continues with an introduction by noted film and cartooning critic Donald Phelps. This second volume features work from 1930 to 1932, and most notably includes the debut of Segar's second greatest character: J. Wellington Wimpy. Wimpy stands as a one-of-a-kind icon some 70 years after his creation, the most likeable lowdown cad ever to grace the comics page. Popeye Vol. 2 includes the stories: "Clint Gore" (continued from the cliffhanger last volume); "A One-Way Bank," in which Popeye opens a bank that allows withdrawals but no deposits; a long war story featuring King Blozo that begins with "The Great Rough-House War"; and "Skullyville," which wraps up the daily strips for this volume.

168-page 11" x 17" B&W/color hardcover with die-cut cover $29.95
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Mail from the lost Hernandez.
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under Kovey KornerJaime Hernandez 21 Nov 2007 8:38 AM

You can understand why, for a fleeting moment, I was confused about Jaime Hernandez concerning himself with my sexual life.
Look, maw, we're on the teevee
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under televisionDaniel Clowes 20 Nov 2007 1:59 PM
Just had to grab some Simpsons screencaps featuring Fantagraphics product placement:







Bardín the Unstoppable Awards Machine
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Maxawards 20 Nov 2007 1:32 PM
Via The Beat: Spanish artist Max has been awarded the first-ever Premio Nacional del Cómic 2007 (National Comics Award) by the Spanish Ministry of Culture for his book Bardín the Superrealist. This is the second major European comics award received by Bardín, and this one comes with a nice fat €15,000 prize. According to the Spanish Reuters article (as translated by Babelfish), "'the jury considers' Bardín the Superrealist 'a graphically overwhelming work, with an original script and filled with literary, philosophical and cinematographic references,' the ministry in an official notice said." Congratulations, Max!
Clowes talks 'Simpsons'
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under televisionDaniel Clowes 20 Nov 2007 9:02 AM
To the Leader-Post of Canada.
Welcome to Nerd World
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under televisionDaniel Clowes 20 Nov 2007 8:57 AM
Matt Selman blogs over at TIME about writing this weekend's Simpsons episode featuring Clowes, Spiegelman, Moore, Meltdown, Tintin, etc.
Opening Friday: UNSEEN PEANUTS in Seattle!
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under PeanutsFantagraphics BookstoreeventsclassicsCharles M Schulz 20 Nov 2007 8:37 AM
Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery Proudly Presents "UNSEEN PEANUTS," an Exhibition of Rarely Seen Works by Charles M. Schulz Opening November 23.



"It's no stretch at all to say that Charles Schulz was the most popular and successful American artist who ever lived." — Charles McGrath, New York Times

Perhaps no American artist is more closely associated with the holidays than "Peanuts" creator Charles M. Schulz. Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery, in association with the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center, celebrates the holiday season with "Unseen Peanuts," a display of little known works by this incomparable master of the comic strip medium. The exhibition opens on Friday, November 23 and continues through December 31, 2007.





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Peter Bagge on cable tonight
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under televisionPeter Bagge 19 Nov 2007 12:57 PM
Artland:USA, a Dish satellite network series showcasing artwork throughout the nation, will recognize Seattle's artsy side in tonight's episode. It includes an interview with Seattle cartoonist Peter Bagge along with trips to the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, the Olympic Sculpture Park, the Seattle Public Library, and my personal favorite art museum in Seattle, the Frye.