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Now in stock: The Comics Journal #294
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under The Comics Journalnew releasesJason 7 Nov 2008 3:23 PM

The Comics Journal #294

The Comics Journal #294
Edited by Mike Dean & Kristy Valenti; Gary Groth, executive editor

Art speaks louder than words when the Journal interviews two cartoonists who have had success with “silence.” Norwegian Jason, who populates comics, such as Hey, Wait…, The Left Bank Gang and I Killed Adolf Hitler with deadpan anthropomorphic animals, muses on the thin line between tragedy and laughter and why B-movie creations continue to resonate with the 21st century public. Lio comic-strip cartoonist Mark Tatulli talks to the Journal about bringing kids and ghouls together on the Funny Pages in Lio, one of the most innovative and entertaining comics strips in recent decades. And a color comics gallery goes back to the early days of one of the world’s longest-running comic strips: Billy DeBeck’s Snuffy Smith precursor, Take Barney Google, F’rinstance, spanning 1919 to 1921.

200-page b&w/color 7.5" x 9.5" squarebound softcover magazine • $11.99
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Now in stock: Rocky Vol. 2: Strictly Business by Martin Kellerman
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under new releasesMartin Kellerman 7 Nov 2008 3:23 PM

Rocky Vol. 2: Strictly Business by Martin Kellerman

Rocky Vol. 2: Strictly Business
By Martin Kellerman

To start things off, Rocky manages to wheedle himself a free trip to New York as a reporter covering a gaming convention; a glutton for punishment, he looks up the girl he knocked up in Rocky Vol. 1 and gets a BIG suprise! Rocky Vol. 2: Strictly Business is Fritz The Cat meets Jane Austen!?! Basically, it's the pottymouthed animal-headed Seinfeld-esque comic strip we've all come to love. Wont you join us for more?

112-page black & white 9" x 9" softcover • $12.95
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Daily links: 11/7/08
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Tim LaneRobert GoodinLove and RocketsLos Bros Hernandez 7 Nov 2008 1:22 PM

More APE photos, this time from Robert Goodin

PLAYBACK:stl looks at Tim Lane's Abandoned Cars

In The Patriot-News: Love and Rockets: New Stories #1 by the Hernandez Brothers prompts Chris Mautner to wonder if the comic book pamphlet format is dying

Your Non-Graphic Novel of the Month
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Seth 7 Nov 2008 12:14 PM

From two of our favorite people in the book world, Joshua Glenn and Seth (we're sure Mr. Kingwell is a wonderful fellow, as well; for a layabout, anyway). Who better to offer sage advice about post-hypercapitalist living than two lifelong experts on idling, goldbricking, scrounging, dawdling, quitting, napping, mooching, laying about, and dreaming? Get it here.

Webcomics update for 11/7/08
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under webcomicsSteven WeissmanmetaMartin Kellerman 7 Nov 2008 10:58 AM

Chocolate Cheeks by Steven Weissman

Time for the new installment of Steven Weissman's in-progress pages from "Blue Jay," an epic 32-page story from Chocolate Cheeks, the next collection of the Yikes! gang's adventures. In this week's episode: what th' heck's goin' on??

Rocky by Martin Kellerman

This is also a great time to catch up on our current 5-day chunk of Martin Kellerman's Rocky, updated Monday-Friday!

As a reminder, registration is no longer required to read our webcomics; they're free for all!

AJ Fosik & Isaac Lin at GRNY
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under art shows 7 Nov 2008 9:44 AM

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Opening tomorrow at Giant Robot New York. The show goes online for the rest of us on Tuesday the 11th. AJ Fosik's work would be something to see in person...

Now in stock: Acme Novelty Library #19 by Chris Ware
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under new releasesChris Ware 6 Nov 2008 3:17 PM

Acme Novelty Library #19 by Chris Ware

From our friends at Drawn & Quarterly we now have a supply of the newest volume of Chris Ware's Acme Novelty Library in stock and available to add to your order at the price of $15.95.

Back in stock: a bunch of books
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Thomas OttThe Comics Journalnew releasesJasonHal FosterDave Cooper 6 Nov 2008 2:27 PM

Thanks to some inventory reshuffling we now have several formerly out-of-stock books back in our warehouse and available to order! Quantities are very limited — in some cases, literally a handful — so get your order in quick before they're gone again! The list:

The Comic Strip Art of Lyonel Feininger
The Comics Journal #290 (with the Schulz and Peanuts roundtable, this one sold out fast the first time)
Crumple by Dave Cooper
Greetings from Hellville by Thomas Ott
Prince Valiant Vol. 11: Intrigues at Camelot (1946-1947) by Hal Foster
Prince Valiant Vol. 41: King of Atheldag (1971-1972) by Hal Foster & John Cullen Murphy
Prince Valiant Vol. 50: Vikings on the Isle of Man by Hal Foster & John Cullen Murphy (undamaged copies)
Tell Me Something by Jason






Daily links: 11/6/08
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under The Comics JournalLilli CarréJaime HernandezDaniel ClowesDame Darcy 6 Nov 2008 12:51 PM

Here's photos of Dame Darcy's post-APE appearance at Isotope Comics...

• ...and a photo from J.R. Williams of himself with Jim Blanchard and Daniel Clowes at APE

Nuvole Parlanti discusses (in Italian) the Ghost World graphic novel and film

• The Chicago Reader has the first review of Lilli Carré's The Lagoon

Newsarama looks at The Education of Hopey Glass by Jaime Hernandez

• Sometime Comics Journal contributor Noah Berlatsky discusses his favorite parts of the latest issue (#293)

Bagge Action in Ballard
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Peter Bagge 6 Nov 2008 9:20 AM
Calling all Seattle-Area Art and Music Lovers!

Peter Bagge's art will be hanging on the walls of Ballard's Tigertail bar and restaurant from Nov 12th to the end of 2008. The opening celebration is on Wednesday the 12th, starting at 6 pm. And here's Bagge's design for a new Tigertail t-shirt:

Also: Bagge's new pop band, the curiously named "Can You Imagine?" (pictured below) will be making its stage debut at the Sunset Tavern in Ballard this Sunday the 9th at 8pm (they currently aren't listed but Bagge assures us that they WILL be there as an opening act), and they'll also be playing at the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery's Anniversary party on Dec. 13th (more on that later).