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Sketchbook #10
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under artAnders Nilsen 8 Apr 2008 12:25 PM

Courtesy Anders Nilsen.

Now in stock: Most Outrageous by Bob Levin
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under new releasesBob Levin 8 Apr 2008 11:46 AM

Most Outrageous by Bob Levin

Most Outrageous: The Trials and Trespasses of Dwaine Tinsley and Chester the Molester
By Bob Levin

In May 1989, Dwaine Tinsley stood at the summit of an unlikely career. The product of a broken, trailer-trash marriage, he was a high school dropout who had decided to become a professional cartoonist while serving a six-year sentence in a Maryland prison for burglary. As cartoon editor for Larry Flynt’s notorious Hustler magazine, he had assembled a staff of pen-and-Wite-Out-wielding Lenny Bruces whose unprecedentedly offensive socio-sexual cartoons had spearheaded that publication's fight against the forces of censorship and repression that sought to overthrow the political and cultural gains of the 1960s. His primary personal contribution — spawned amidst a national hysteria that saw a plague of child sexual abuse arising everywhere from pre-school staffs to satanic sects — was "Chester the Molester," a hulking middle-aged man who craved pre-pubescent girls.

And then Tinsley's teenage daughter accused him of sexually violating her over the course of five years. And the prosecution in his ensuing criminal trial cast several storage boxes full of his cartoons against him. Most Outrageous is the story of the trial of Dwaine Tinsley as well as the story of Tinsley's family life.

Bob Levin's writings have established him as one of the most thought-provoking chroniclers of cartoonists today. While focusing upon the work and lives of the most offbeat creators in the field in order to champion the pursuit of individual vision, no matter how unorthodox or inflammatory, he has explored issues common to artists of every medium. Most Outrageous carries his search onto new, unsettling ground.

200-page 6" x 9" softcover (with B&W illustrations) • $19.99
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Variousness...
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under miscellany 8 Apr 2008 9:27 AM

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Jeet Heer has a short look at the Underappreciated and Essential Francoise Mouly, primarily her influence as an editor from Raw to the New Yorker which is about the most badass resume a person could ever hope for.

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Just learned that there's an art gallery operating in my neighborhood of Ballard here in Seattle. The Wonderful Union has a show of locals Don and Ryan Clark's work opening on Saturday, the 12th.

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Or maybe you'd prefer Chicago's Steak Mtn. show. Apparently Threadless now has a gallery...

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The record breaking Ninja Turtles event. What else were you doing Thursday?

Best web feature of the month
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Johnny RyanJaime HernandezEsther Pearl Watson 7 Apr 2008 7:30 PM

Los Angeles PBS station KCET interviews Jaime Hernandez, Esther Pearl Watson & Mark Todd, Johnny Ryan and Carol Lay about their lives as cartoonists in L.A. in a special series of web shorts. (Pictured above: Johnny "Kittycat" Ryan.)

Sneak peek photos: Mome Vol. 11
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under previewsnew releasesMomeKilloffer 7 Apr 2008 4:47 PM

Mome Vol. 11: Summer 2008 - front cover by Killoffer

We received advance copies of a plethora of upcoming books at the office last week. Time permitting, we'll be bringing you a photographic sneak peek of a different book each day this week! Today we've got Mome Vol. 11: for a Flickr slideshow, click here, or to browse manually, click here.

Jules Feiffer Debuts Explainers at the Strand on May 15
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Jules Feifferevents 7 Apr 2008 4:13 PM

Jules Feiffer Debuts Explainers at the Strand on May 15

You are invited to the world premiere of Jules Feiffer's long-awaited collection, Explainers, featuring the complete first decade of his legendary and groundbreaking comic strip, Sick, Sick, Sick (and later redubbed Feiffer), from the Village Voice. Feiffer will read from the book and answer questions before signing copies of the deluxe hardcover collection.

Explainers by Jules Feiffer

"Samuel Johnson said he hoped God would think he had made good of his God-given talents. Jules Feiffer need have no dread of such an audit... What has made his services so welcome for so many years now is his possession, in addition to high intelligence, of something no hypocrite or egomaniac could claim, which is a human sense of humor." - Kurt Vonnegut

Jules Feiffer

WHO: Jules Feiffer
WHAT: Explainers: The Complete Village Voice Strips 1956-66
World premiere book release reading and signing
WHERE: THE STRAND
828 Broadway at 12th St. (Union Square)
New York, NY 10003-4805
212.473.1452
WHEN: Thursday, May 15, 7PM

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information and the full press release, please click here






Humbug behind the scenes
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under previewsmetaHumbug 7 Apr 2008 2:13 PM

Humbug original art

We have a very cool new feature up, suggested by Gary Groth and written by production ace Paul Baresh, tracing the process of restoration of a page from the late-1950s humor magazine Humbug (created and edited, post-MAD, by Harvey Kurtzman) for our forthcoming collection (due in late summer). Check it out!

Sketchbook #9
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Gabrielle Bellart 7 Apr 2008 8:46 AM

Gabrielle Bell drew this beautiful picture of my three cats (from top to bottom) Jaybird, Martini and Sancho. 

When I decided to share these sketchbook pictures, I photographed all of them and uploaded them into a private Flickr set in a random order and have just been uploading them one a day in the order of the Flickr set. It's very weird that this picture came up for today, because yesterday we had to say goodbye to Martini, who passed away at age 14.  R.I.P., Martini Baton, 1994-2008.

Vancouver comic art show opens May 17...
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under eventsart 7 Apr 2008 8:42 AM

... and it looks good. 

Sketchbook #8
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Kevin Huizengaart 6 Apr 2008 8:18 AM

Courtesy Kevin Huizenga, whose Ganges #2 is one of the best comics I've read this year.