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Greatest anecdote ever?
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under comics industry 26 Feb 2008 9:19 AM

"I was at Bob Kane's funeral," Mark Evanier said. "There were only four people from comics there: me, Stan LeeMike Barr and Paul Smith. A whole bunch of Batman toys were put into Kane's coffin and they were lowering it down. As Kane was being put into the ground, Stan turned around to me and said ‘Steve Ditko was the best inker Jack Kirby ever had.'"

This anecdote is so sad and poignant on so many different levels, it just breaks my heart. I don't think I've ever felt more empathy for Stan Lee. Link via Ian Brill, bless him.

From the archives: Peter Bagge Hate Q&A circa 1997
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Peter Baggemeta 25 Feb 2008 4:06 PM
Round about the time he was wrapping up work on the original Hate series, Peter Bagge sat down for a Q&A which we've dug out of our musty files to present to you, archived here on our website. This is the one where Pete finally gave up the money quote: "Yes, I am Buddy Bradley!" (If you haven't yet read the second half of the Hate saga as collected in Buddy Does Jersey, be warned: the first question leads off with a big fat spoiler.)
The Comics Journal back-issue blowout - final days!
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under The Comics Journalsales specials 25 Feb 2008 1:19 PM

Don't forget, this is your last week to SAVE 50% OFF all in-stock back issues of The Comics Journal through #250! They've been going fast, so don't wait until the last minute!

50% OFF Comics Journal back issues!

Click here to browse all TCJ back issues! Sale ends at 11:59 PM this Friday, February 29, 2008.

Sandlin's goings on
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under david sandlinart 25 Feb 2008 7:48 AM
David Sandlin has been down in Athens, Georgia, this school year as the Lamar Dodd Chair/Visiting Artist of UGA's art department. Here's a few jpgs of his current show at the Lamar Dodd Gallery. There's also an exhibit of his artist's books at the Georgia Museum of Art...

Original Clowes Art Going Fast
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under Daniel Clowes 22 Feb 2008 2:57 PM

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I wouldn't normally recommend buying original art off Ebay rather than through the artist but, then, it's not often you get the chance to buy early Dan Clowes pages... You only have a few hours! 

Georgetown Second Saturday Art Attack!
Written by Larry Reid | Filed under Fantagraphics Bookstoreevents 22 Feb 2008 11:27 AM

Georgetown Art Attack flyer

Georgetown Second Saturday Art Attack Continues with Spring Surge on March 8!

The inaugural “Georgetown Second Saturday Art Attack” in February attracted countless throngs of art enthusiasts to Seattle’s colorful and creative Georgetown community. This lively event continues on Second Saturday, March 8, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. The list of participants has expanded to more than 30 galleries, studios, nightclubs, boutiques, and cafes. The public of all ages is invited to explore the singular appeal of this diverse industrial arts district.

Among the many highlights of Art Attack festivities: Mike the One Man Band performing his vaudevillian act at Jules Mae's Saloon; an exhibition of expressive portraits by photographer Rebecca Bolte at Bolte Creative; an interactive “Comics Jam” with Jim Woodring’'s “Friends of the Nib,” featuring a guest appearance by underground comix legend Kim Deitch screening his rarely seen film short “Dial M for Monster” at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery; a show of recent work by Georgetown painter Mark LaFalce at Two Tarts Bakery, open house salons at Bella Vitale, Equinox, and Catherine Gill Studios; Jenna Colby'’s "The Hunted Verses the Hunters" exhibit at Georgetown Tile Works; and much more.

Come dine, drink, shop and socialize in one of our region’s most entertaining and engaging cultural environments. Most participating businesses cater to all ages clientele and admission is free. The “Georgetown Second Saturday Art Attack” is a production of the Georgetown Merchants’ Association. Website: www.georgetownartattack.com

Listing Information:

“Georgetown Second Saturday Art Attack”
Saturday, March 8, 6:00 – 9:00 PM.

All City Coffee, Artcore Tattoo, Art at the Top of the Stairs. Backstage, Bella Vitale, Belle & Wissell, Bolte Creative, Calamity Jane's, Catherine Gill Studios, A Dog's Dream Natural Pet Supply, Equinox Studios, Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery, Fruit Cocktail Collectibles, Full Throttle Bottles, George, Georgetown Art Center, Georgetown Liquor Company*, Georgetown Records, Georgetown Tile Works, Great Stuff, Hangar Café, Jules Maes Saloon*, MIX, 9 Lb. Hammer*, Smarty Pants Restaurant*, Squid and Ink, Stellar Pizza & Ale, Two Tarts Bakery, and more.
* Indicates 21 + with valid ID.

Hotwire / Rocketship postponed
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Hotwireevents 22 Feb 2008 10:54 AM

Apologies to our New York fans, but due to inclement weather, the HOTWIRE2 comics signing (at Rocketship) originally slated for tonight has been RESCHEDULED.

 

It has been pushed back to March 14th (Friday nite 8:00-10:00) at Rocketship..... it is NOT ON TONITE.

Hope to see you all then, and apologies on behalf of Mother Nature. Stay warm, all!

Chocolate Cheeks for 2/22/08
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under webcomicsSteven Weissmanmeta 22 Feb 2008 10:50 AM

Chocolate Cheeks by Steven Weissman

Time for your weekly dose of Steven Weissman's "Chocolate Cheeks!" In this week's strip: confusing advice and, um, health issues. (Remember, you must be registered and logged in to read.)

Point and Shooter
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under miscellany 22 Feb 2008 8:37 AM

My good pal Kurt Schlosser took this pic of our store window, and it's part of an exhibition he's having soon called "Giant Polaroids" in our fine neighborhood of Ballard. Check out more here


Arflover talks to Glenn Head re: Hotwire
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Hotwireevents 21 Feb 2008 11:37 AM

Craig Yoe's ARFLOVERS blog has a nice new interview up with cartoonist and Hotwire editorGlenn Head. Craig and Glenn will of course be on hand at Rocketship this Friday as well, along with Jonathan Rosen, Sam Henderson, Danny Hellman, Mark Newgarden, David Sandlin, Chadwick Whitehead, R. Sikoryak, Doug Allen, Marc Dean Veca, and more!