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PITTSBURGH: Hip Hop Family Tree Release Party
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under eventsEd Piskor 20 Aug 2014 2:50 PM
Hip Hop Family tree 2
Hometown hero, Ed Piskor, is coming back atcha with the release of Hip Hop Family Tree Vol. 2 at 7pm on Saturday, September 23rd. At this release party at Copacetic Comics, you may need to bring the bucks but never the beats. 

Book 2 covers the early years of 1981-1983, when Hip Hop has made a big transition from the parks and rec rooms to downtown clubs and vinyl records. As meticulously documented in Piskor's panels, the performers make moves to separate themselves from the paying customers by dressing more and more flamboyantly until a young group called RUN-DMC comes on the scene to take things back to the streets. So party people gather 'round and count down to this sweet release party this Saturday!
Hip Hop Family Tree Vol. 2 Piskor
Copacetic Comics
3138 Dobson Street Third Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219 
(412) 251-5451





New Comics Day 8.20.14
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under Simon HanselmannNew Comics DayEd PiskorCharles M Schulz 20 Aug 2014 11:21 AM

This week's comic shop shipment is slated to include the following new titles. Read on to see what comics-blog commentators and web-savvy comic shops are saying about them (more to be added as they appear), check out our previews at the links, and contact your local shop to confirm availability. 

Megahex  

Megahex
by Simon Hanselmann

212-page full color 6" x 8.75" hardcover • $29.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-743-7 

"Simon Hanselmann is the real deal, for sure. He captures that stoner stay-at-home life so accurately that I actually find his comics really depressing and thank God I don't ever have to hang out with anybody like that ever again." - Daniel Clowes

"Megahex is basically about a bunch of people (and "people") watching TV and getting wasted and fighting and fucking and pranking each other. Oh, and depression. What's not to love?!" - Peter Bagge

It's not listed on the Diamond Previews list for 8.20.14 but we check it's individual book page and it says August 20th!  

Hip Hop Family Tree 2

Hip Hop Family Tree Vol. 2: 1981-1983

by Ed Piskor

112-page full color 9" x 13" softcover • $27.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-756-7 

"The book is an absolute essential for any hip hop head to read and any comic book fan to gander over." - Mass Appeal

"...Presents the facts in a nostalgic, faded-ink and rubbery realism of '70s Marvel Comics style, turning raps early innovators into larger than life heroes of history." - Spin Magazine

Waiting for the Great Pumpkin <
Waiting for the Great Pumpkin
by Charles M. Schulz  

64-page black & white with spot color 5.75" x 5.75" hardcover • $9.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-772-7

"Novelty Peanuts books are the best kind of novelty book." - The Comics Reporter


























The Ghost of the Grotto, Starring Walt Disney's Donald Duck - Photoset Preview
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsnew releasesDisneyCarl Barks 20 Aug 2014 11:00 AM

"I consider [Carl Barks’ comics] to be the best form of storytelling I’ve read." – Jeff Kinney (Diary of a Wimpy Kid)

"A priceless part of our literary heritage." – George Lucas

The Ghost of the Grotto, Starring Walt Disney’s Donald Duck
by Carl Barks

96-page full color 5.5” x 7.5” softcover • $12.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-779-6

Due to arrive in about 2-4 weeks. Click the thumbnails for larger versions; get more info, see more previews and pre-order your copy here:

http://www.fantagraphics.com/ghostofthegrotto

Peanuts Every Sunday 1956-1960 (Vol. 2) by Charles M. Schulz - Excerpt
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsPeanutsComing AttractionsCharles M Schulz 20 Aug 2014 7:30 AM

Snoopy gliding gracefully across frozen ponds, Linus' mad snowfort-building skillz, Charlie Brown's unending kite problems, Lucy's piano-leaning flirting tactics—these strips and more are in our 22-page, 8.3 MB excerpt of Vol. 2 of Peanuts Every Sunday. This collection of full color, full-page Sunday strips by Charles M. Schulz is sure to delight Peanuts fans new and old.

Look for the book to hit bookstores in October. Our presale is up for you to reserve your copy, and make sure to follow our Flog for continued updates and previews!

Peanuts Every Sunday 1956-1960 (Vol. 2) by Charles M. Schulz - Cover

Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck: The Son of the Sun by Don Rosa - Video/Photo Slideshow
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsDon RosaDisneyComing Attractions 20 Aug 2014 7:30 AM

Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck: The Son of the Sun
by Don Rosa

208-page full color 8.5" x 11" hardcover • $29.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-742-0

Ships in: September 2014 (subject to change) — Pre-Order Now

"Great howling crashwagons!" The Richest Duck in the World is back — and so are noisy nephew Donald, wunderkinder Huey, Dewey, and Louie, and rascally richnik Flintheart Glomgold! Because you asked for it, we're proud to present our first complete, chronological book of Duck adventures by contemporary fan favorite Don Rosa — following in the footsteps of Disney legend Carl Barks with an exciting, lovingly detailed visual style all his own! Rosa, among the world’s most beloved modern cartoonists, launched his Barksian career in 1987. Famed for his prizewinning "Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck," Rosa wrote and drew a whopping two decades' worth of ripping Scrooge and Donald yarns! Presented with sparkling color and "extras," these Duckburg epics are getting a definitive, comprehensive North American edition for the very first time — at a price even Scrooge would consider a bargain!

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Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge: The Seven Cities of Gold by Carl Barks - Cover Uncovered
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsDisneyComing AttractionsCarl Barks 19 Aug 2014 3:15 PM

Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge: The Seven Cities of Gold by Carl Barks - Cover

We are pleased to present you with our finalized cover design for Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge: The Seven Cities of Gold!

In a story that inspired Steven Spielberg and George Lucas—both big fans of Carl Barks themselves—with iconic parts of Raiders of the Lost Ark, the titular "The Seven Cities of Gold" has Uncle Scrooge and his kin on the hunt for the fabled Seven Cities of Cibola, said to have streets paved with gold. This and other stories, notes, and cover art make up our newest volume of classic, carefully remastered work by the one and only Carl Barks.

First Look: Tardi's WWI Boxset
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsJacques TardiComing Attractions 19 Aug 2014 2:00 PM

Tardi's WWI Boxset - Cover

Tardi's WWI Boxset - Inside Page

Tardi's WWI Boxset - Inside Page

With this sleek, elegantly minimalistic slipcase design, Jacques Tardi's award-winning Goddamn This War! and It Was the War of the Trenches are beautifully encased in a matte, dark grey boxset that quietly reflects the books' somber, heavy material.

We expect to see Tardi's WWI boxset out in October. Until then, we'll have more juicy previews and unboxing video in the coming weeks. And as per usual, our presale for the boxset is up and raring to go.

Weekly OCD 8.19.14
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under Roberta GregoryOCDMegan Kelsomary fleenerLucy KnisleyJessica AbelEllen ForneyEleanor DavisCarol TylerCarol Swain 19 Aug 2014 11:30 AM

This week's hen's egg clutch of Online Commentaries and Diversions:

Gast by Carol Swain - CoverReview: Gast by Carol Swain

"What’s most impressive about Swain’s story is its quiet nature, and its delicate portrayal of darkness. Instead of going for the obvious and imposing gruesome imagery to match the backdrop of macabre, Swain portrays the setting as a far more subtle place to contain unease, at time bucolic even with the fog of despair that sometimes hangs there." – John Seven, Vermicious

 

How to Be Happy by Eleanor Davis - CoverReview: How to Be Happy by Eleanor Davis

"That's Davis' sensibility. In her roundabout way, she dramatizes not the prospect of happiness, but the promise of it. Her natural territory is found in all the funny and tragic effects of that promise." – Etelka Lehoczky, NPR

Plug: Look who's sitting pretty at number 10 on the NY Times' Best Sellers List this week!

 

2014 Ignatz Award Nominees
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under Tony MillionaireLeslie SteinKim DeitchJesse ReklawEd PiskorDash ShawawardsAnders Nilsen 19 Aug 2014 10:25 AM
Cute SPX
The Small Press Expo and Ignatz award nominating committee listed it's list of nominees for this year's awards. For those attending the show on Saturday and Sunday, September 13-14th please make sure to vote on Saturday! Whom should you vote for? Well, your favorite comics of course but here are some *cough cough* suggestions! 

Ed Piskor Couch Tag
Best Artist:
Katherine Whaley Outstanding Graphic Novel:
Anthologies:

 Cosplayers
Outstanding Comic:
(Issue #2 is out now!!!) 

This year's nominees were picked by casting some runestones, encircling all the books with a blood circle and then chanted at by judges Darryl Ayo, Austin English, Melissa Mendes, Thien Pham and Whit Taylor. Congrats to our other Fanta cartoonists nominated for their other works like Simon Hanselmann and Noah Van Sciver. Both of the guys will be at SPX as well, Simon's debuting Megahex so be sure to stop by the Fantagraphics' booth. Just check for the glitter cannons.  
Small Press Expo 











Now in Stock: Tales Designed to Thrizzle Vol. 1 [Softcover Ed.] by Michael Kupperman
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under tales designed to thrizzlenew releasesMichael Kupperman 19 Aug 2014 5:00 AM

Just arrived and shipping now from our mail-order department:

Tales Designed to Thrizzle Vol. 1 [Softcover Ed.] by Michael Kupperman - Cover

Tales Designed to Thrizzle Vol. 1 [Softcover Ed.]
by Michael Kupperman

160-page full color 7" x 9.75" softcover • $22.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-764-2

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Fans and comedy cognoscenti alike, basking devotedly in the glow of Tales Designed to Thrizzle, have made it the smash hit humor comic of the decade. And now the first four issues of Michael Kupperman’s revered series are finally collected into one deluxe hardcover. Even better, Kupperman has taken the original two-color printing and made the entire book full color! These tales are more thrizzling than ever!

What are tales designed to thrizzle? Tales designed to thrizzle are about evil girls and their owls. They are about Jesus’ half-brother Pagus, the Mysterious Avenger, Dick Crazy, scary snakes, delicious bacon, Private Eye Johnny Silhouette, the Silver Knight, Murder She Didn’t Write, the Mannister, the Space Patrol, portraits where the eyes move, Pablo Picasso, sex blimps (and their logical inverse, sex holes), the hot boy band Boybank, soccer joust, Underpants-On-His-Head Man, Hercules the Public Domain Superhero, Cousin Granpa, Mister Bossman, Mark Twain, the silent robot Citobor and, of course, the Thirties.

The stories in Tales Designed to Thrizzle made their debut in 2009 on the Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim program as Snake ’N’ Bacon. The show, a mix of live-action, puppetry and animation, stars David Rakoff (This American Life), Bill Hader (Saturday Night Live), Kristen Schaal (Flight of the Conchords), James Urbaniak (The Venture Brothers), and Dan Bakkedahl (The Daily Show), and is produced by Kupperman, Robert Smigel (SNL, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog), Scott Jacobson (The Daily Show) and Rich Bloomquist (The Daily Show).