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"Dutch-born, London-based TOBIAS TAK is one of the most gifted tap soloists, following extensive training with some of the greatest names in 20th-century American jazz tap history (Pepsi Bethel etc). He has worked with Wayne Sleep, Gregory Hines, The Nicholas Brothers, Paco Pena, Jools Holland, Humphrey Lyttleton, JazzXchange, Zoots & Spangles, Bullies Ballerinas, Bryan Ferry, Angela Rippon etc etc."
He's also a wholly unique and talented cartoonist. Here's a page from his HOTWIRE 2 story:
The latest artist to speak out in our ongoing series of Mome interview web reprints is Tim Hensley, in a discussion with Gary Groth conducted in September 2006 and originally printed in Mome Vol. 6; read it in its entirety right here. Previously: Paul Hornschemeier, Gabrielle Bell, Kurt Wolfgang, Jonathan Bennett and Andrice Arp. Next up: Anders Nilsen.
Seattle residents can look forward to some public art by Ellen Forney. Sez Ellen:
I'll be doing the public art for the Sound Transit tunnel from the west entrance by SCCC under Broadway, to the station. Yay! I'm not sure what art I'm going to do yet (Big Fuckin' Hands or naked ladies might not pass through the committee processes) but I'll come up with something with my signature feel-good flair. (Here is a "sample of my public work," courtesy of Photoshop.)
There's now a Flickr pool of art that was submitted to the Open Call page for BEASTS! Book Two (due out later this year). So far about 75 people have added their piece to the page. Above is Daniel Goffin's creature.
While you're at Flickr...
I also just posted sneak peek scans of the printed Dash Shaw book covers (white and black on Kraft always looks good). On my page here.
Then check out how awesome Steven Weissman's work looks when done with Zip-a-tone!
This week we have a bonus preview for our registered users: a downloadable 19-page excerpt containing the entire first two chapters of Most Outrageous: The Trials and Trespasses of Dwaine Tinsley and Chester the Molester by Bob Levin. Sign up and/or sign in to view. As an extra free bonus for everyone, we've put the book's Introduction, written by Levin, on our website for the genral public. Enjoy!
This week's free preview is a downloadable 25-page excerpt from Amor Y Cohetes, the concluding volume of the Love and Rockets Library. These previews are exclusive to registered Fantagraphics.com users, so sign up and/or sign in to view.
We also have an extra bonus preview to unveil today... stay tuned!
(As a reminder, 20/20 Club members receive these previews two weeks before we post them on the website, just one of many great reasons to join up...)
Todd DePastino hits the road in April and May to promote his TWO new books about the legendary cartoonist Bill Mauldin. DePastino is the author of the just-released A LIFE UP FRONT, the definitive biography of Mauldin published by W.W. Norton. He is also the general editor of the cartoon collection WILLIE & JOE: THE WWII YEARS, coming next month from Fantagraphics (check out our Flicker slideshow here). He will talk about both books in New Mexico, Chicago, Boston and Pittsburgh in the coming weeks.
WHEN: Thursday, April 3, 7:00 PM
WHEN: Friday, April 4 at 7 PM
WHEN: Saturday, April 5 at 3:30PM
WHEN: Sunday, April 6 at 3 PM
WHEN: Friday, April 11, 11AM
WHEN: Thursday, April 24, 7PM
WHEN: Thursday, May 8, 11AM
WHEN: Thursday, May 8, 5-7PM
WHEN: Tuesday, May 13, 9AM
WHEN: Wednesday, May 28, 7PM