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Sketchbook #71
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Ivan Brunettiart 4 Aug 2008 5:27 PM

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Save 20% on Eisner winners past & present
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under sales specialsawards 4 Aug 2008 4:58 PM

Eisner Awards logo

We're celebrating our 2008 Eisner Award winners by putting them on sale — along with selected Eisner Award-winning titles from past years! Save 20% off this selection of titles through 11:59 PM Pacific time, August 31, 2008.

Zak Sally & Nate Denver rock the comic shop
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Zak SallyvideoFantagraphics Bookstoreevents 3 Aug 2008 7:55 PM


If you couldn't make it to the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery last night to see Zak Sally and Nate Denver perform, here's a little taste of what you missed: above, Zak plays "My Secret World" from his unreleased solo album Fear of Song. Nate won the crowd over with songs like "Snuggle Tummy" and "4 Horsemen," his tribute to Slayer, while Zak electrified with acoustic versions of his solo songs and a Beat Happening cover to close out the evening. Comics were signed, books on Zak's excellent La Mano imprint were sold, the amazing David B. exhibit "My Story, My Stories" was on display, and much fun was had by all. Click here for more photos.

UPDATE: Check out more photos from our own Eric and Janice.

Nate Denver, Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery, 08/02/08

Zak Sally, Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery, 08/02/08

Chocolate Cheeks for 8/1/08
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under webcomicsSteven Weissmanmeta 1 Aug 2008 2:35 PM

Chocolate Cheeks by Steven Weissman

Steven Weissman continues bringing us in-progress pages from "Blue Jay," an epic 32-page story from Chocolate Cheeks, the next collection of the Yikes! gang's adventures. The story continues right here! (Remember, you must be registered and logged in to read.)

Blogosphere roundup for 8/1/08
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under reviews 1 Aug 2008 2:21 PM

It's been quiet out there due to Comic-Con, so thankfully this two-week recap isn't too unwieldy. Here's the reviews:

The New York Times on Willie & Joe: The WWII Years by Bill Mauldin; Los Angeles CityBeat also profiles Mauldin

The New York Times also examines Dash Shaw's Bottomless Belly Button

• The latest batch of coverage of Strange and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko by Blake Bell includes the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Mediabistro's "UnBeige" blog, Art Blog By Bob, and The Onion A.V. Club which gives the book an "A"

Sean T. Collins on Ganges #2 by Kevin Huizenga

The Oregonian on Jules Feiffer's Explainers

The Daily Cross Hatch looks at Jason's Pocket Full of Rain and Other Stories

The Detroit Metro Times calls The Comics Journal #291 "an amazing issue"

ComicMix on The Number 73304-23-4153-6-96-8 by Thomas Ott

Rik Rawling and Candy and Cigarettes both profile Rory Hayes and look at our new collection of Hayes's work, Where Demented Wented

And other links:

Watch Boing Boing's Cory Doctorow pay a visit to one of his and our favorite comic shops, Secret Headquarters in L.A.

Again with the Comics presents Peter Bagge & Alan Moore's collaborative Kool-Aid Man fan-fic from Hate #30 (yeah, you read that right)

Jef Czekaj notices a similarity between the cover of Jordan Crane's Uptight #1 and a poster for a certain popular movie

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer previews the Zak Sally event at our storefront tomorrow night

• Read Tim Krieder's "The Stabbing Story" on the The Urbanite website

• Read the latest book review by Alexander Theroux for the Wall Street Journal

du9 interviews Dave Cooper circa 2004

Zak Sally in Olympia TONIGHT, Seattle TOMORROW!
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Zak SallyFantagraphics Bookstoreevents 1 Aug 2008 11:25 AM

Danger Room Comics welcomes Zak Sally and Nate Denver tonight (Friday August 1st) for an evening of books, music and destruction. And the West Coast tour concludes at our very own Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery tomorrow night (Saturday August 2nd). Both events: 6PM Doors, 7PM Music, 8PM Books, All-Ages, FREE.

Now in stock: Where Demented Wented
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Rory Hayesnew releases 31 Jul 2008 2:21 PM

Where Demented Wented: The Art and Comics of Rory Hayes

Where Demented Wented: The Art and Comics of Rory Hayes
Edited by Dan Nadel and Glenn Bray

The controversial cartoonist Rory Hayes was a self-taught dynamo of the underground comics revolution. Attracting equal parts derision and praise (the latter from the likes of R. Crumb and Bill Griffith), Hayes emerged as comics’ great primitive, drawing horror comics in a genuinely horrifying and hallucinatory manner (some have called him the Fletcher Hanks of the underground). He has influenced a generation of cartoonists, from RAW to Fort Thunder and back again.

This book, the first retrospective of Hayes’ career ever published, features the best of his underground comics output alongside paintings, covers, and artifacts rarely seen by human eyes — as well as astounding, previously unprinted comics from his teenage years and movie posters for his numerous homemade films. The Art and Comix of Rory Hayes also serves as a biography and critique with a memoir of growing up with Rory by his brother, the illustrator Geoffrey Hayes, and a career-spanning essay by Edwin Pouncey (a.k.a. Savage Pencil). Also included is a rare interview with Hayes himself.

144-page b&w/color 8" x 10" softcover • $22.99
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Now in stock: Tales Designed to Thrizzle #4
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under new releasesMichael Kupperman 31 Jul 2008 2:21 PM

Tales Designed to Thrizzle #4 by Michael Kupperman

Tales Designed to Thrizzle #4
By Michael Kupperman

The eagerly anticiwaited fourth volume of Thrizzle does something no comic magazine has ever done before... it helps your family organize its entire day! Every page is dedicated to a half-hour of an average 16-hour cycle, allowing it to compliment and entertain along the way. with Pagus, Twain and Einstein, The Scaredy Kids, and Jungle Princess!

32-page two-color 6.75" x 9.5" comic book • $4.50
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Now in stock: Mome Vol. 12 - Fall 2008
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under new releasesMome 31 Jul 2008 2:21 PM

Mome Vol. 12 - Fall 2008

Mome Vol. 12 - Fall 2008
By various artists; edited by Gary Groth and Eric Reynolds

Appearing in MOME 12: Cover art and debut story by European master Olivier Schrauwen, who contributes the hilarious "Hair Types." David B. is back with "The Drum Who Fell In Love," while MOME #11 cover boy Killoffer gives us "Dirty Family Laundry." Nate Neal deconstructs the genres of indie comix in "Reality Comics Quartet," while Dash Shaw delivers another full-color gem titled "Train." Tom Kaczynski presents a suite of strips detailing the history of noise, while newcomer Jon Vermilyea introduces the creepy funny "Breakfast Crew." Plus, more Killoffer, Ray Fenwick, Sophie Crumb, and the great Al Columbia. On top of all this, we have newcomers Derek Van Gieson and Sara Edward-Corbett, as well as an illustrated prose short story by Paul Hornschemeier. Our most dense issue yet!

120-page color/b&w 7" x 9" softcover • $14.99
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Now in stock: Grotesque #2
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Sergio Ponchionenew releasesIgnatz Series 31 Jul 2008 2:21 PM

Grotesque #2 by Sergio Ponchione

Grotesque #2
By Sergio Ponchione

A long time ago, a devious late-night pact altered the destiny of small community, its inhabitants forever cursed to live as mere clay in the hands of the capricious Mister O’Blique and the Wicked Barons. But is change finally afoot? Professor Hackensack journeys to the town in order to wrest from the Barons the secret of their power. He will be helped (or hindered) on this quest by Inspector Demifayce, Lady Puzzle, the Encephapolyp, the Taxmen and other players in the complex, not always human mosaic that forms the strange and twisted architecture of the Cryptic City. Find out why this surreal masterpiece from Sergio Ponchione was the sleeper hit of the 2008 Comic-Con!

32-page two-color 8.5" x 11" saddle-stitched softcover with jacket • $7.95
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