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Tony Stark's chest does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases.
Written by Kristy Valenti | Filed under Untagged  9 May 2008 10:42 AM
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Friedman covers Royal Flush
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Drew Friedman 9 May 2008 9:40 AM

I'd never seen this magazine before (it looks like a mash-up between Grand Royal and Your Flesh), but I'm told this issue will debut at MoCCA: 

Sketchbook #37
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Peter Kuperart 9 May 2008 9:15 AM

Courtesy Peter Kuper

  

 

Johnny Ryan's Page of Pages
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Johnny Ryan 9 May 2008 8:56 AM

  

VICE magazine has put an interview with Johnny Ryan and a back log of some of the comics he's been doing for them the last few years onto a dedicated "Johnny Ryan Page of Pages" page. 

 

Emerald City Con
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Peter BaggeJordan CraneFantagraphics BookstoreeventsEllen Forney 8 May 2008 10:27 PM

This weekend is the big Emerald City Con in Seattle, and we'll be hosting signings with Jordan Crane (all day Sat. & Sun), Peter Bagge (Sat. 1PM) and Ellen Forney (Sunday at noon). We'll also have new books like Bottomless Belly ButtonExplainersRebel VisionsMost OutrageousAmor Y Cohetes and Mome 11. But, if you do one thing this weekend, do this, it's gonna be fun and the Jordan Crane art is fantastic and goes well with beer: 

I am a nerd.
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under miscellany 8 May 2008 8:35 PM

Gasoline Alley bisque bobbleheads from the 1930s: 

Good times:

Reffer Madness
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under miscellany 8 May 2008 8:30 PM

I had to report to jury duty last week, and in the "jury assembly room" that had a large wall of posters for theater and art shows around town. They also had a sheet where you could sign up to reserve a poster when it came down. Only two posters had been reserved, apparently by a hippie who can't spell (I blocked out the guy's last name and phone number):

I tease; the guy had good taste. All the other posters were lame. 

Alex Chun Speaks on the Pin-Ups.
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under Jack ColeHumoramaAlex Chun 8 May 2008 2:40 PM

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Fantagraphics pin-up expert, Alex Chun, is doing a rare presentation on Jack Cole and his Humorama brethren TONIGHT in Burbank. If you're into mid-century cartooning (or just purty ladies), this is not to be missed.

MOME 12 sneak peek
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Mome 8 May 2008 2:23 PM

One of the strange things about editing MOME is that we're always sending an issue to the printer simultaneous to the previous issue hitting stores. So while Vol. 11 just hit stores this week, we're also sending MOME 12 off to the printer as well. I thought I'd give you all a sneak peek of the cover: 

  

The cover is by Olivier Schrauwen, who contributes an original 13 page story to the issue (his first written in English). It's amazing, absurdist delight titled "Hair Types". If you haven't read his book, MY BOY, you should.  

MOME 12 also features new work by Jon Vermilyea, Nate Neal, Sophie Crumb, Al Columbia, Ray Fenwick, Dash Shaw, Tom Kaczynski, Derek Van Gieson, Killoffer, Sara Edward-Corbett, Paul Hornschemeier, and the return of David B. Look for it at Comicon, where it will debut...

Rebel Visions multimedia features
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videoRebel VisionsPatrick Rosenkranzmetaflogcastaudio 8 May 2008 1:34 PM

Hot on the heels of the release of the new edition of Rebel Visions: The Underground Comix Revolution 1963-1975 by Patrick Rosenkranz, we are pleased to present these multimedia features relating to the book. All items are courtesy the author.

Below, a promotional video trailer for the original hardcover edition, produced by the author in 2003, featuring video and audio interviews with Gilbert Shelton, R. Crumb, Rick Griffin, Spain Rodriguez, Robert Williams and Justin Green:

The following video presents footage of a book signing and reading, in conjunction with an exhibit of original Underground comic art, held at the CounterMedia bookstore in Portland, Oregon on December 20, 2002:

In this audio file, Patrick Rosenkranz is interviewed on the CBC Radio 2 program "Brave New Waves" in May, 2003. Click here to download the 17.19 MB MP3 (approx. 50 minutes in duration). The audio can also be streamed on this page, which archives all three of these features (please use that address if linking from your own site).