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Now in stock: Zippy: Welcome to Dingburg by Bill Griffith
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Zippy the Pinheadnew releasesBill Griffith 28 Nov 2008 2:50 PM

Zippy: Welcome to Dingburg by Bill Griffith

Zippy: Welcome to Dingburg
By Bill Griffith

This new Zippy collection is an unexpected departure from previous editions: most of the strips in this volume chronicle the strange history, people and social mores of Zippy’s hometown, “Dingburg,” the only city in the U.S. inhabited entirely by pinheads — well, aside from Washington, D.C., and certain sections of Newark.

Take a tour of Dingburg’s “Beatnik District,” experience the festive holiday season of “Nordisk,” meet Dingburg’s resident Cubist, watch as citizens capture Donald Trump’s wig in a raid on an Atlantic City casino, and find out (at last) exactly why Zippy and his fellow Dingburgers speak in non sequiturs (it’s the water).

Reader response to this new Dingburg “story thread” has been loud and approving, with many asking for directions to the fabled enclave, somewhere “17 miles west of Baltimore.” Detailed maps will be provided on the new book’s endpapers.

Dingburg’s own favorite comic strips are also on display. Marvel at the baffling success of “Fletcher & Tanya” and the Dingburg kids’ favorite online comic, “Unibrow Versus The Universe.”

Also in this isue: the revealing “Little Zippy” series, in which Zippy’s magical and very weird childhood is laid bare.

And, finally, Zippy and J. Edgar Hoover (remember him?) cavort in tutus and play with loaded guns. Welcome to Dingburg!

160-page b&w/color 8.5" x 9" softcover with wraparound foldout cover • $18.99
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Daily links: 11/28/08
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Tom KaczynskiTim HensleyThomas OttLove and RocketsLos Bros HernandezJasonDave CooperDash ShawBeasts 28 Nov 2008 12:55 PM

The Times' list of recommended graphic novels for Christmas includes Pocket Full of Rain and Other Stories by Jason, The Number 73304-23-4153-6-96-8 by Thomas Ott, and Bottomless Belly Button by Dash Shaw

PLAYBACK:stl looks at Amor Y Cohetes and Love and Rockets: New Stories #1 by the Hernandez Brothers

Chris Diaz uploads more photos from APE 2008

Meathaus has a teaser of a forthcoming animated music video co-created by Dave Cooper

Sketchbook comics from Tom Kaczynski

A short Beasts! review

• Ladies and gentlemen, Tim Hensley covered in Post-It notes

Webcomics update for 11/28/08
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under webcomicsSteven WeissmanmetaMartin Kellerman 28 Nov 2008 10:17 AM

Chocolate Cheeks by Steven Weissman

Time for the new installment of Steven Weissman's in-progress pages from "Blue Jay," an epic 32-page story from Chocolate Cheeks, the next collection of the Yikes! gang's adventures. In this week's episode: kitten of mystery!

Rocky by Martin Kellerman

This is also a great time to catch up on our current 5-day chunk of Martin Kellerman's Rocky, updated Monday-Friday (including Thanksgiving Day yesterday)!

All for free! No registration required! Enjoy!

Drinky Crow Show Trivia
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under Tony MillionaireDrinky Crow ShowBeasts 26 Nov 2008 9:53 PM

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I just remembered this timely factoid about the Tony Millionaire Leviathan that appears in BEASTS! Book One: These sketches (embellished with Tony's esoteric notes) are the actual reference material that was used by animators to create the look of the recurring "whale fish" for the Drinky Crow Show.

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Seattle: Bring It, Screen It
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under events 26 Nov 2008 9:10 PM

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Each year the Vera Project invites you to bring in a piece of clothing and they'll show you how to do a quick screenprint of a one-off logo for $5. There will be a number of designers/illustrators contributing and you can screen a tshirt or, say, a baby onesie. Babies love custom screenprinted onesies. Case in point: Freya Blue Covey, shown here. Lookit how happy she is with hers!

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I've contributed designs for five years running because I think it's a great event. (Bonus: Last year had a Steven Weissman piece that might still be floating around the room down there.) It's fun to do and you don't get messy or have to deal with a bunch of clean-up, thanks to the awesome volunteers. Come down to the Vera Project at the corner of Warren and Republican on December 6th from 12-7pm. There will also be craft tables, live KEXP DJ sets, a bake sale, and, apparently, haircuts.

Now in stock: Castle Waiting Vol. II #13 by Linda Medley
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videopreviewsnew releasesLinda Medley 26 Nov 2008 2:56 PM

Castle Waiting Vol. II #13 by Linda Medley

Castle Waiting Vol. II #13
By Linda Medley

The bowling action from last issue reaches its rollicking conclusion! Will the unorthodox bowling technique that Chess learned from Tolly enable him to scare up a victory for his team? Post-game, will Jayne finally succeed in drawing the mysterious Dr. Fell out of his shell? And is Beaky still wearing that dress? Answers to these questions, and tantalizing hints at future mysteries yet to be revealed (where did that magic trunk come from, anyway?), in this issue of Linda Medley's hit series.

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24-page black & white 6.75" x 10.25" comic book • $3.95
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Anders Nilsen solo show
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under eventsart showsAnders Nilsen 26 Nov 2008 1:34 PM

Anders Nilsen - Landscapes and Smoke

Anders Nilsen says:

[Above is] the postcard for a show I am doing at Littlebird Gallery in L.A., called Landscapes and Smoke. It opens on December 6th and features a bunch of big drawings, a few gouache paintings and a few covers from Big Questions. Included are Batman, Captain America, The Archangel Gabriel, Adam and Eve and an upside down tree. Oh, and Bison Man. If you're around you should come check it out.

Daily links: 11/26/08
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Tony MillionaireSteven Weissman 26 Nov 2008 1:24 PM

Comic Book Resources talks to the mighty Tony Millionaire about The Drinky Crow Show &c.

Jacob Covey finally posts his most recent batch of TMNT sketches on Flickr

Uncanny Coincidence of the Week

U.S. readers, enjoy your holiday tomorrow.

Happy Birthday, Mr. Schulz
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Charles M Schulz 26 Nov 2008 12:44 PM

Peanuts

Today is the 86th anniversary of Charles M. Schulz's birth. Learn more about Schulz's life in this brief biographical essay by Gary Groth.

Preview video/slideshow: Misery Loves Comedy (2nd Ed.) by Ivan Brunetti
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videopreviewsnew releasesIvan Brunetti 26 Nov 2008 12:10 PM

The second printing of Ivan Brunetti's Misery Loves Comedy will be available soon and sports a new color for the clothbound cover. (This is the only change between the two editions.) As of right now the first edition, with the dark green cover, is still available; when the new edition arrives we will be offering a choice of editions while our supply of the first edition lasts.

With that out of the way: Enjoy the preview. Click this link if the embedded slideshow doesn't appear above, and/or to open it in a new window.