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New Website Feature of the Day: Member Previews
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under previewsmetaJaime Hernandez 8 Feb 2008 3:27 PM

The Education of Hopey Glass by Jaime Hernandez

Another benefit of registering on Fantagraphics.com: access to exclusive previews! We offer downloadable excerpts from upcoming books absolutely FREE to registered users. We'll be posting a new preview every week, starting today and usually on Wednesdays starting next week. Today's installment is a 12-page excerpt from The Education of Hopey Glass, the newest Love and Rockets collection from Jaime Hernandez. Make sure you're signed up and logged in!

(Psst... want to see these previews before everyone else? Join the 20/20 Club and we'll email you exclusive links a full 2 weeks earlier than we post them on the website, plus extra exclusive savings offers on top of the usual 20% off!)

Catch the DT's
Written by Larry Reid | Filed under staffevents 8 Feb 2008 12:53 PM

The DT's show poster

Fun Funhouse poster by Fantagraphics friend Tim Silbaugh. Bellingham-based DT's features fabulous front babe Diana Blanchard (wife of cartoonist Jim). Tom Price Desert Classic includes Fantagraphics alum/guitar hero Price and Fantagraphics resident genius Martin Bland on drums. Both acts have destroyed our store at recent events. Be there or be sober. 

Jeet Heer on the language of Krazy Kat
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Krazy Kat 8 Feb 2008 12:27 PM

Krazy & Ignatz 1941-1942 by George Herriman

Jeet Heer posts an excerpt of his introductory essay from Krazy & Ignatz 1941-1942: "A Ragout of Raspberries" along with some additional tidbits and thoughts. (Hat tip to Spurge.)

Mister Wonderful, The Conclusion
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Daniel Clowes 8 Feb 2008 11:14 AM
And what a perfect conclusion it is. Hat's off, Mr. Clowes.
Chocolate Cheeks for 2/8/08
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under webcomicsSteven Weissman 8 Feb 2008 9:45 AM

Chocolate Cheeks by Steven Weissman

Friday means a new installment of Steven Weissman's "Chocolate Cheeks!" This week's strip finds the Yikes tykes sportin' and stylin'. (Remember, you must be registered and logged in to read.)

Johnny Ryan interviewed
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Johnny Ryan 8 Feb 2008 7:52 AM
 
Click on the each response to get to the next one.
Show and Tell, Pt. 2
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Johnny RyanDaniel ClowesartAl Columbia 8 Feb 2008 7:44 AM

More goodness from my Sanctum Santorum...

A gift from Johnny Ryan, patterned after a parody from the back cover of Angry Youth Comix #1: 

 

Two business card drawings I picked up at a con a few years ago for a couple of bucks each. I know nothing about either cartoonist, but I've always wanted to know what a little baby who looks ready to fight has to do with a strip called "Off the Record":

 Here's a Dan Clowes drawing of Richie Rich's nemesis that graced a package he sent me many years ago:

 

And a gorgeous Al Columbia panel that Al gave me years ago:

  

Forney interviewed, primping
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Fantagraphics BookstoreeventsEllen Forney 8 Feb 2008 7:25 AM

  

Seattlest interviews Ellen Forney on the eve of her big party at the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery tomorrow! 

Dame Darcy art, music & cartoon show in L.A.
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under eventsDame Darcy 7 Feb 2008 8:54 PM

  

An enjoyable evening of weird short films, animation and banjo music with Dame Darcy at Show Cave this Saturday in Los Angeles. 1218 1/2 Temple St. 90026. See you there with bows on!

 

Show and Tell, Pt. 1
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under comic stripsChris WareCharles Burnsart 7 Feb 2008 3:53 PM

Evan Dorkin's recent, generous blog posts sharing convention sketches he's collected from the likes of Los Bros and Clowes have inspired me to share some small stuff I have at home in my studio that will fit on my teensy scanner and otherwise might just sit in here until I die and my wife or daughter sell it all on eBay.

First up, here's a card Evan himself gave me on the legendary Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Cruise, which has been on my bulletin board ever since.

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I will collect one day.

Here's a piece I picked up at Comicon a few years ago for $30 (!). A "Li'l Abner" daily panel from 1951, mercilessly separated from its family by a greedy art dealer who thought he could get more for four pieces than one.

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Here's a Charles Burns pencil rough for a panel in Black Hole:

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And two panels edited out of Chris Ware's final Jimmy Corrigan edit (I think he just changed the wording slightly - "Reed" to "Dad", as I recall, but I haven't compared it for a few years):

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