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Gotham Apartments
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under miscellany 27 Jun 2008 11:05 AM

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I got this email from Eric Reynolds: "I love these pics so much, they're beautiful and heart-breaking at the same time. I sent these to Jeremy [Eaton] and he said, 'I could write a novel based on that photo of Captain America and the Hulk sitting in their respective apartments.'"

Everyone seems so lonely. So human. I could stare at the image above for days. Even the way Wonder Woman is lying in the middle of this house of men, possibly masturbating, is accidental art on the grandest scale. 

Thom Zahler was a lucky kid. 

Bagge in Portland OR, TONIGHT & this weekend
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Peter Baggeevents 27 Jun 2008 10:49 AM

Peter Bagge writes and sez:

It'll be an event-clogged weekend in PDX for me this upcoming weekend, all revolving around a 2 day, all-day teaching seminar I'll be holding at the Portland Northwest College of Art on Sat, June 28th and Sun. June 29th (Jessica Abel, Matt Madden and Daniel Dufford will be teaching courses there all this week as well).

I also will be signing copies of the APOCALYPSE NERD book collection at Powell's bookstore on Friday the 27th at 7:30 PM.

On Saturday the 28th at 5pm, I'm scheduled to take part in an "Interactive discussion with comic creators" at the Someday Lounge, though no mention of it is made on their website so attend at your own risk!

Right after that, from 7 - 9 pm, the nearby Floating World comic shop will be holding a "closing" party for a group art show featuring work by JR Williams, Mats?!, David Chelsea and myself (we'll all be in attendance except for Mats?!). Floating World's website appears to be down at the moment, but you can get all the info you need from their MySpace Page.



Strange Bedfellows Dept.
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under Dash Shaw 27 Jun 2008 9:45 AM

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In case anyone is still debating whether comics are in a heyday: Dash "Mr. Shaw" Shaw featured on the Wall Street Journal website.

 

I Shall Destroy All the Civilized Radio Stations
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Paul KarasikFletcher Hanksaudio 26 Jun 2008 3:29 PM
Here's more interview audio for your listening/downloading pleasure today: Paul Karasik talks Fletcher Hanks with Worcester, MA NPR station WICN's "Inquiry" program.
Words Fail Us
Written by Kim Thompson | Filed under spain 26 Jun 2008 3:12 PM

illustration by Spain Rodriguez

This is easily the most awesome art ever commissioned by a mime troupe for their promotional purposes. 

Seeking Woodring fans on film!
Written by Kim Thompson | Filed under Jim Woodring 26 Jun 2008 3:04 PM

Jonathan D. Howells is putting the finishing touches on a long-simmering documentary about Jim Woodring. In the course of doing this he discovered that he does not have signed releases from two of the people of who are prominently featured, at least for one shot, in the version he has put together. Since he really wants to keep these clips in, he's hoping the two can step forth and identify themselves, and sign the release -- or if you know them, notify them or us! (Contact Jonathan directly at johnadhowells [at] hotmail.com.)

This woman was at a signing held at Confounded Books in Seattle about six and a half years ago (a co-signing with Jim and Charles Burns):

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 This man was at LA's Meltdown Comics about six years ago:

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Rob & Cathy at the Con
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Robert GoodinCathy Malkasian 26 Jun 2008 2:16 PM

Rob & Cathy at the Con by Robert Goodin

What happens when Robert Goodin and Cathy Malkasian share a hotel room at Comic Con? Based on an untrue story (I hope)!

Meanwhile... whoops
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under sales specialsRC Harveyawards 26 Jun 2008 2:01 PM
You may have heard about the clerical error which led to a mistaken Harvey Award nomination announcement... long story short, Meanwhile... A Biography of Milton Caniff by R.C. Harvey (no relation) has been added to our 15%-off Harvey Award Nominees sale. Congrats, Bob!
Pin-ups in the P-I
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Fantagraphics BookstoreeventsBill Ward 26 Jun 2008 1:06 PM

Larry Reid holds original Bill Ward art

Today's Seattle Post-Intelligencer previews "Now Serving Cheesecake," our show of classic vintage pin-up cartoons opening Saturday at our storefront. (Pictured: Larry Reid with a Bill Ward original. Photo: Scott Eklund / P-I)

A panoramic view of Pinhead-ville!
Written by Kim Thompson | Filed under Zippy the PinheadpreviewsOriginal Artnew releasesBill Griffith 26 Jun 2008 12:04 PM

Welcome to Dingburg - Zippy the Pinhead - Bill Griffith
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Bill Griffith turned in his spectacular cover to the upcoming WELCOME TO DINGBURG Zippy collection, which focuses heavily on Dingburg, the "city inhabited solely by pinheads." (Other than Washington D.C., of course.) The inside cover will feature a full-color fold-out map of Dingburg, and as a result the front cover is also a foldout and our man Bill knocked himself out on both. Enjoy your sneak peek at the original to the cover (we're keeping the map under wraps for now), and look for the book late this year.