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Willie Nelson & the Moriaritys
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Pat Moriarity 8 Aug 2008 9:59 AM
This is the neatest story of the day. Jack Moriarity is the 8-year-old son of cartoonist Pat Moriarity, and Jack is something of a rock prodigy. He made his live debut this summer at a 4th of July BBQ and Pat threw a couple of the vids up on YouTubeOne was a cover of Willie Nelson's "A Peaceful Solution," which charmed the pants off of none other than Willie hisself. Pretty cool.
Woodring-Wide Web
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Jim Woodring 7 Aug 2008 10:26 PM

I stumbled across both these links today, and was going to include them in tomorrow's "Blogosphere roundup," but decided they deserve their own post: Woodring Simulacra is a blog compiling images of real-world "things that look like Jim Woodring made them up," and Jimland Novelties is a Flickr user who is posting images of an incredible collection of Woodring rarities and ephemera, with Jim's permission.

Jimland Novelties

FLOG vs. SLOG: It's On
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under The StrangereventsDavid B 7 Aug 2008 9:11 PM

Stranger boner

I just can't resist pointing out this editorial boo-boo by our pals over at The Stranger, mistakenly placing the graphic for next Wednesday's David B. event with today's item for the Museum of Bad Art on their SLOG blog. I'm trembling in mock outrage!

Sketchbook #73
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Charles Burnsart 7 Aug 2008 8:58 PM

Courtesy Charles Burns:

Sneak peek video & photos: Sammy the Mouse #2
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Zak Sallyvideopreviewsnew releases 7 Aug 2008 4:35 PM

Our latest batch of daily video and photo teasers of upcoming releases marches on with a look at the last of three releases in our Ignatz format due later this month: Sammy the Mouse #2 by Zak Sally (which some of you on the West Coast have been lucky enough to pick up at one of Zak's recent tour stops). Watch the video above, and take a closer look in our photo gallery.

Yoe on Inkstuds
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Craig Yoe 7 Aug 2008 4:03 PM
The master of all things Arf, Craig Yoe, joined the Inkstuds Radio Programme for a talk about his wide range of projects in the world of publishing. 
Vancouver Comic Art Show w/Deitch & More
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Kim Deitcheventsart 7 Aug 2008 10:32 AM

Free Bottomless Belly Button Excerpt
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Steve DitkoDash Shaw 7 Aug 2008 9:38 AM

The First Post has a free 12-page excerpt up of THE BOTTOMLESS BELLY BUTTON by Dash Shaw. 

By the way, Fanta has just gone back to press on BBB, which we're thrilled about. I was thinking this morning that the two artists we've published of late with perhaps the most "heat" at the moment are Dash Shaw and Steve Ditko. Which then reminded me of Dash's unpublished Dr. Strange strip (see below), and inevitably led me to one conclusion: that really, Marvel Comics should give Dr. Strange to Fantagraphics. Marvel doesn't know what the fuck to do with him. Give him to us and we'll start an ongoing Dr. Strange anthology with new work by Los Bros, Dash Shaw, Daniel Clowes, Kim Deitch, and other longtime Ditko fans, and include reprints of the classic Ditko Strange as well. Joe Quesada, it is your moral duty to make this happen.

 

Friday @ Desert Island: CELEBRATE RORY HAYES
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Rory HayesKim DeitcheventsBill Griffith 7 Aug 2008 8:10 AM

FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS & DESERT ISLAND present:
WHERE DEMENTED WENTED: Celebrating the Comics and Art of RORY HAYES

Join us for a book release party and panel discussion featuring:

KIM DEITCH
BILL GRIFFITH
GEOFFREY HAYES
and moderator
DAN NADEL

Listing information:

WHAT: Book Release Party for WHERE DEMENTED WENTED: THE ART AND COMICS OF RORY HAYES, with panel discussion and Q&A
WHO: Dan Nadel, Kim Deitch, Bill Griffith & Geoffrey Hayes
WHERE: DESERT ISLAND • 540 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn, NY • 718.388.5087 • desertislandbrooklyn.com
WHEN: Friday, August 8, 7PM (discussion begins at 8PM)

FREE ADMISSION
An exclusive, limited-edition Hayes silkscreen will be available for this event.

The controversial cartoonist Rory Hayes was a self-taught dynamo of the underground comics revolution. Attracting equal parts derision and praise (the latter from the likes of R. Crumb and Bill Griffith), Hayes emerged as comics’ great primitive, drawing horror comics in a genuinely horrifying and hallucinatory manner (some have called him the Fletcher Hanks of the underground). He has influenced a generation of cartoonists, from RAW to Fort Thunder and back again.

On Friday, Aug. 8, on what would have been Hayes’ 59th birthday (Hayes died of a drug overdose in 1983), Desert Island and Fantagraphics Books will celebrate the life and art of Rory Hayes with a special evening celebrating the release of WHERE DEMENTED WENTED, the first-ever collection of Hayes’ legendary comics and art. Editor Dan Nadel (Gary Panter, The Wilco Book) will moderate a discussion of Hayes’ work with three men who knew and worked with Hayes: Kim Deitch (creator of Waldo the Cat), Bill Griffith (creator of Zippy the Pinhead), and Geoffrey Hayes (brother of Rory and author of the recent Benny and Penny from Toon Books).

WHERE DEMENTED WENTED: THE ART AND COMIX OF RORY HAYES is the first retrospective of Hayes’ career ever published, and features the best of his underground comics output alongside paintings, covers, and artifacts rarely seen by human eyes — as well as astounding, previously unprinted comics from his teenage years and movie posters for his numerous homemade films. The Art and Comix of Rory Hayes also serves as a biography and critique with a memoir of growing up with Rory by his brother, the illustrator Geoffrey Hayes, and a career-spanning essay by Edward Pouncey (a.k.a. Savage Pencil). Also included is a rare interview with Hayes himself.

“Rory Hayes was the real thing; a genuine ‘outsider’ artist. His work retains its raw, primitive power to this day, teetering precariously between chaos and control, madness and oddly endearing teddy bears.” – Bill Griffith

“A great American primitive.” – R. Crumb

WHERE DEMENTED WENTED:
THE ART AND COMICS OF RORY HAYES

Edited by Dan Nadel and Glenn Bray
Essays by Geoffrey Hayes and Edwin Pouncey
$22.99 Paperback Original
144 pages, black-and-white (with 48 pp. in color), 8” x 10”
ISBN 978-1-56097-923-4 • PUBLICATION DATE: AUG. 8, 2008














BBB on IFC
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videotelevisionDash Shaw 6 Aug 2008 4:15 PM

Watch as IFC News interviews Dash Shaw about Bottomless Belly Button at our booth at Comic-Con, intercut with clips from the BBB trailer, footage of karate ballet Spider-Man and other sights from the Con. (If you can't see it above, you can download it here - it's only a 5 MB Quicktime.)