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|Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Tom Kaczynski, art||30 Apr 2008 8:33 AM|
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If you're coming to Seattle next weekend for the Emerald City Con, here's your don't miss event for Saturday night (May 10), happening at our bookstore and gallery. Jordan Crane will be exhibiting (and selling) original art from Uptight and The Clouds Above as well as offering his gorgeous prints for sale, including at least one or two especially new for the show. Oh, and we'll have beer, some good tunes, and a great neighborhood close to the convention to spend a Saturday night in. It's perfect.
Finally a web comic that's actually made for the web... or one unruly book. By Stuart Kolakovic of the UK.
UPDATE: Stuart writes "Funny you should call it a web comic- it honestly never even crossed my mind- Never Been was originally printed as a massive, almost 10 meter long mural which wound its way around a gallery wall. The gallery had low ceilings and beam supports jutting out all over the place, hence the funny winding shape. I've never actually read a "web" comic. Comics are all about paper in my book!"
But I persist in saying it's one of the most succesful web comics I've seen, actually making use of the parameters of web technology and viewer interaction rather than just using the web in lieu of print production.
Still, I'd rather view it as a mural. Must have been a beauty.
Mome Vol. 1-10 Mega-Bundle
If you're interested in what's "happening" and "now" in comics, there's one place to turn: Mome, our quarterly anthology of the best in contemporary, cutting-edge cartooning. With so many volumes in print, it can be difficult to know where to start... so we've made it easy for you by offering Volumes 1-10 in one convenient package at nearly 1/3 OFF the combined cover prices! Don't miss out on this incredible deal.
Collectively, these 10 volumes of Mome present work from over two dozen of comics' finest talents, including its brightest young stars, as well as a few seasoned veterans (in approximate order of appearance): John Pham, Paul Hornschemeier, Anders Nilsen, Jeffrey Brown, David Heatley, Andrice Arp, Kurt Wolfgang, Gabrielle Bell, Jonathan Bennett, Martin Cendreda, Sophie Crumb, David B., R. Kikuo Johnson, Zak Sally, Robert Goodin, Lewis Trondheim, Al Columbia, Eleanor Davis, Tom Kaczynski, Ray Fenwick, Joe Kimball, Émile Bravo, Mike Scheer, Jim Woodring, Dash Shaw and John Hankiewicz. And to cap it all off, each volume features an in-depth interview with one of the contributors, conducted by Gary Groth. Whew!
Ten color/b&w 7" x 9" softcovers, approx. 1,200 pages total • $99.99
Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2007, Love and Rockets was finally released in its most accessible form yet: As a series of compact, thick, affordable, mass-market volumes that present the whole story, originally serialized in Love and Rockets Vol. 1 from 1982 to 1996, in perfect chronological order. Now that the series is complete, we are pleased to offer all seven volumes — nearly 2,000 pages of incredible comics — for a special package price.
Nothing directly to do with comics but Steven Weissman writes on his Flickr page: "We rescued this kitten out of a bird's nest in one of our cypress trees this weekend. We're taking care of it for now, but if anyone wants her, please let us know. She's cute, sleeping through the night and maybe 3-4 weeks old."
Are you going to pass up the opportunity to adopt a cat who thinks it's a bird??