|Bell talks Ditko with Planet Comic Book Radio|
|Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Steve Ditko, Blake Bell, audio||23 Jun 2008 4:31 PM|
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We've added two new titles to our selection of books available with free signed bookplates: Dash Shaw's Bottomless Belly Button and Leah Hayes' Funeral of the Heart. These bookplates are an exclusive free bonus when you order these books from us, and supplies are limited, so get them now and you'll have bragging rights when Dash and Leah are household names!
From Jim Flora doyen Irwin Chusid comes the latest Flora art offering:
PRIMER FOR PROPHETS SCREEN PRINTS
The images derive from a 1954 trade-only alphabet booklet that Flora illustrated for CBS-TV. The second set of prints features KISSED, COOKED, GROOMED, and QUAFFED. Edition of 100 (each image), hand-numbered and authenticated.
The first series ("ATE," "DROVE," "JIVED," and "SMOKED") is still available as single prints or as a SET:
Yesterday's Los Angeles Times Book Review features Blake Bell's Strange and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko on the cover, and Geoff Boucher's review inside says "the book is an extremely satisfying archive of the artist's work, both famous and obscure, and... it intensely documents the twists and turns of his career." Blake is keeping track of more reviews on his own website, including the "A+" the book received from Sci-Fi Magazine, who call the book "an essential tribute to one of pop culture's most essential creators."
The comics world has a new heir. Arriving just one day before her daddy's birthday, Clementine Bean Reynolds was born Saturday afternoon (June 21) at 3:15 PM in Ballard's Swedish Hospital in Seattle. She weighed 7lbs, 2 oz, and is 20 inches long. And totally cute.
Congratulations to Fantagraphics' right-hand man (and its kind face), Eric Reynolds, and his wife Rhea Patton.
Here are reviews and other items of interest that we found around the web this week:
• Fairfield Weekly gets the first word in on Tim Lane's upcoming book Abandoned Cars
Tyler Stout taught me how to silkscreen when we were in school together. I shoulda paid more attention to what he was doing instead of polishing up my latest "design a menu for a fictional restaurant" assignment or whatever. Now he's doing some of the most mind-blowing poster work around. If you like the Flight of the Conchords or maybe just his crazy great illustrations for their latest album and tour, you may want to pick up this very limited edition glow-in-the-dark x-ray poster. DETAILS HERE.
And check out his film posters while you're there.