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Mister Wonderful, Chapter 19
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Daniel Clowescomic strips 4 Feb 2008 7:13 AM
  

The penultimate chapter! By Daniel Clowes


More LUST wallpaper
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under wallpapersmetaEllen Forney 1 Feb 2008 3:05 PM

Coincidentally, on the same day that we uploaded our desktop wallpaper based on Ellen Forney's LUST, Ellen herself sent us this doozy:

 LUST by Ellen Forney desktop wallpaper

Available for download in a variety of sizes (ahem) and aspect ratios! 

New wallpapers!
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under wallpapersmeta 1 Feb 2008 12:12 PM

Now available for download on our Desktop / Mobile Wallpapers page!

It had to be done:

Blecky Yuckerella - Johnny Ryan

By request:

Maggie the Mechanic - Jaime Hernandez

The Education of Hopey Glass - Jaime Hernandez

A couple more recent books:

LUST by Ellen Forney

MOME 10 - Al Columbia

Those last two are disturbingly similar visually, no? Go get 'em.

Millionairevision
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Tony Millionaire 1 Feb 2008 11:59 AM
Dirk points out a delightful interview with Tony Millionaire at PLAYBACK:stl. I loved reading it, and not just because Tony lavishes praise on our Krazy & Ignatz and Popeye books.
Also coming in Mome 11:
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Tom KaczynskiMome 1 Feb 2008 10:10 AM

Tom Kaczynski - Mome 11

Two more panels from Tom Kaczynski's "Million Year Boom" (previously) as posted on his blog, where he also explains the definition of the term "Momed."

Coming in MOME 11:
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under MomeAl Columbia 1 Feb 2008 9:22 AM
"5:45 A.M." by Al Columbia. I am a happy editor. Here's the first panel, which only hints at the rest: 
 
 
The Comics Journal back-issue blowout!
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under The Comics Journalsales specials 31 Jan 2008 10:07 PM

Our Grand Opening "Free Shipping" offer has ended, but we have a new special offer for our website customers: for the month of February 2008, all in-stock back issues of The Comics Journal through #250 are marked down a whopping 50% OFF!

50% OFF Comics Journal back issues!

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

Crumbling Paper
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under comic stripsclassics 31 Jan 2008 7:11 PM
Crumbling Paper is an online archive of scanned Sunday tearsheets from the Golden Age of American comic strips that I hadn't seen before. I haven't had a chance to peruse too carefully yet, but the archive listed here makes me want to.
YOU can be in Beasts! Book Two...
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under Kovey KornerBeasts 31 Jan 2008 12:33 PM

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Ninja Turtles creator Kevin Eastman hasn't responded to my emails (I don't blame him -- it probably ended up in his junk mail like everything from Fantagraphics) so I'm left with one open space in the upcoming anthology that is the modern bestiary, Beasts! Book Two. I would like to offer that space to whomever would like to submit work for it.

All submissions must be received by March 1st at which point my Fanta colleagues and I will review the pieces and determine one piece to appear alongside the likes of Jaime Hernandez, Kim Deitch, Peter Bagge, Ellen Forney, Craig Thompson, Tomer Hanuka, Brian Chippendale, Al Columbia, and 81 other amazing artists that I cannot list here.

Note that I am not looking for traditional fantasy artists. The purpose of this book is to give the beasts back to the people. Dragons flying through purple skies have many other books to appear in. I want these symbols to have meaning again.

The rules: You must depict a mythological/folkloric creature that has been "witnessed" in some capacity in some culture at some point in history. No gods/goddesses or creatures of fiction. I am also looking for creatures that have not been depicted already in the Beasts! series. I will have a list of those in the comments section as soon as I can. Bonus points for creatures from recent times (such as the chupacabras, Beast of Bray Road, sasquatch, Loch Ness monster -- but not those because they've been depicted by other contributing artists). THE FORMAT IS 8" SQUARE.

Hobbits are not beasts.

If any artists currently listed as contributors fail to deliver a piece I may choose more than one submission to run in Beasts! Book Two.

I strongly encourage unpublished artists (and Peter Laird) to submit work.

Direct a jpg of your piece to fbicomix *at fantagraphicsdot com by MARCH 1st. Contributions may be displayed here or on the Beasts blog unless you tell me not to.

Lastly, I hope that any artists I haven't asked to contribute understand that this isn't a reflection on their work or in what orifice I may have my head: It's stressful choosing a diverse group of 90 artists that have time for this project and there are many folks I wanted to ask but didn't get to.

Also note that this will probably be the last Beasts volume because they are quite exhausting. (Art up top is by Femke Hiemstra, for Beasts2. See more art at the Beasts blog.)

Thanks to everyone! 

Opening tomorrow at SHQ
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under eventsBlab 31 Jan 2008 11:48 AM
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