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FLOG: That most self assured and bloated and cul de sac and yet threadbare of comic blogs.
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under Kovey KornerFletcher Hanks 12 Dec 2007 10:30 AM
Eric Reynolds pointed out the blog of "Antonius Radio Comix," a bewilderingly anti-comics cartoonist's blog and then Mike Baehr made the keen observation that "surely this guy is the Fletcher Hanks of comics blogging." And so I introduce to you: Antonius.

"I drew a cartoon for playboy I can not scan and neither show here, but it was that experiance in which things seemed to turn for me, and my armor first started to shred. It was their reaction to a cartoon I sent in in august for a nov or dec holiday issue. Their reaction was of a type which went beyond any dislike I ever saw before , and my mom thought, with her hatred for Hef and his published gynocological exams flying , said I got what I deserved. When you fuck a pig you get warts, she told me in Italian..."

To follow his thoughts on our Fletcher Hanks book I recommend you start with the entry of November 29 and work back: "I was once offered a jesuit scholarship due to a papers I wrote in tenth grade about Remus, the first victim of Romulus and his need for power,Leonardo, even the tuscans and such.... But for the pages I now see, I am almost speechless, they are that joyous."

And yet: "My new found love of Fletcher Hanks came to a sad bust..."





Robert Pollard's Do the Collage
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Robert Pollard 12 Dec 2007 10:16 AM


Robert Pollard's "Do the Collage" art exhibit at Studio Dante went off this weekend and Time Out New York sits down for a few questions with the man, as does Spin.com, the latter of which also has some cool photos of the opening and brief interviews with people in attendance about their favorite pieces. This show kicks off a busy year for Pollard as a visual artist, with his Town of Mirrors: The Reassembled Imagery of Robert Pollard art book coming in June from Fantagraphics.

1968 Macy's Parade
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Peanutslife imitates comics 12 Dec 2007 10:09 AM


GORILLAS DON'T BLOG has some great pics of a rather primitive Peanuts float from the 1968 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Anniversary party video
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videoFantagraphics Bookstoreevents 11 Dec 2007 1:25 PM
Our man with the video camera (and new sales guy) Jason Miles put together some video clips of Saturday night's blowout at the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery. Below, an intro and, after the page break, two songs from the Tom Price Desert Classic, with more to come!



There are also a couple of clips from Seattle bloggers Mark & Megan here.



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Happy 50th, Peter Bagge!
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Peter Baggeevents 11 Dec 2007 11:50 AM

Peter Bagge

Top 5s and 10s
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under PeanutsPaul Hornschemeierawards 10 Dec 2007 2:31 PM


More year-end accolades: New York Magazine has named Paul Hornschemeier's The Three Paradoxes one of its five Best Comics of 2007. Paul is the only American creator on the list (Japan, Israel and Australia are also represented), so hey, I guess that unofficially makes The Three Paradoxes the best American comic of the year! Congratulations, Paul!



Meanwhile, The Complete Peanuts 1963-64 makes it onto Time's Top 10 Graphic Novels of 2007 list. I don't know if the writer is the first to compare Snoopy's doghouse to the TARDIS, but if so, nicely done. We're honored to continue collecting Schulz's work.





Dave Cooper's action painting
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videoDave Cooper 10 Dec 2007 1:25 PM


Above, part A of the gallery performance (at Artguise Gallery in Ottawa) of the configuration of Dave Cooper's 8-part painting "The Underbrush Octych," which continues in part B and part C. Dave tracks the progress of the creation of the piece (among other things) on his Flickr stream.

(Links courtesy Jacob Covey, who wasn't able to embed the video in his own post.)



Une plus de sélection
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Jordan Craneawards 10 Dec 2007 1:03 PM


An addition to the list of Official Selections at the Festival International de la Bande Desinée d'Angoulême, this one in the Youth Selections: Jordan Crane's Dans Les Nuages (The Clouds Above). Magnifique!

More anniversary party photos
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Fantagraphics Bookstoreevents 10 Dec 2007 12:35 PM
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Here's a set of really fantastic photos from the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery 1st Anniversary party, courtesy of Dylan Abbott. I think these are the best-looking photos of the bookstore I've seen yet.

The Pin-Ups of Dan DeCarlo 2
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under new releasesDan DeCarlo 10 Dec 2007 11:35 AM

The second book of Dan DeCarlo's pin-up work is heading to book stores. Like the previous volume, the material all comes from DeCarlo's work for the third-rate humor magazines of "a simpler time" (read: chauvanist gags that could conceivably be trumped by any six year old).

DeCarlo was a master and it's difficult to deny the adolescent joy of seeing page after page of Riverdale's nightlife, with statuesque Bettys inviting men up to their room, gal pals chatting away in their lingerie, and Veronica-esque strippers grinding in a burlesque show. Alex Chun has loaded the book up with several dozen originals and includes another 150+ pages of spot-colored magazine page reproductions. PLUS: The great Jaime Hernandez wrote an introduction accompanied by a pin-up of his DeCarlo-influenced character Vivian "Frogmouth." AND: Stan Lee wrote a cover blurb! Stan was The Man who hired DeCarlo for the pin-up magazine work. He also wrote any number of the book's gags. The, uh, better ones I'm sure...