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Patrick Rosenkranz interview
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Patrick Rosenkranz 30 Mar 2008 10:58 AM

  

Tom Spurgeon has a great interview up today with Rebel Visions author Patrick Rosenkranz. If you have the slightest interest in underground comix, read this interview. 

Sketchbook #1
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Daniel Clowesart 29 Mar 2008 6:50 PM

The first in series. I'm gonna post a page from my 'con' sketchbook approximately every day until I'm done (it'll take a few months). I hope this doesn't seem too self-serving, I'm really thinking some of you will enjoy these. And this way if my house ever burns down they will live on. Here's the very first, by Daniel Clowes:

 

The greatest Herriman tributes ever (part three)
Written by Kim Thompson | Filed under Krazy Kat 28 Mar 2008 3:57 PM

Here are still more Krazy Kat strips drawn by seven-to-eleven-year old Italian kids, courtesy of their teacher Alessandro Santi. (See previous FLOG!s for batches one and two.) Last batch to come tomorrow.

Incidentally, Jeet Heer and Michael Tisserand just turned in their introduction to the final collection of Krazy Kat Sundays, scheduled for release this Fall. It chronicles the last few years of Herriman's life, and it's a terrific (if sad) read.

Krazy Kat tribute by Italian schoolchildren - page 6

Krazy Kat tribute by Italian schoolchildren - page 7

Krazy Kat tribute by Italian schoolchildren - page 8

Flog! Photo Friday Finale!
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Fantagraphics history 28 Mar 2008 2:35 PM

And now the pièce de résistance, found in Gary Groth's office:

Watching

 Wait for it...

Schmoopie

We shit you not. 

Unseen Flora
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Jim Floraart 28 Mar 2008 2:25 PM

Back to Bellefontaine by Jim Flora

(Click for larger image.)

From Irwin Chusid, Jim Flora archivist and editor of our Flora books:

Jim Flora Art LLC has released a limited-edition, archival-quality fine art print of an uncirculated 1963 Jim Flora tempera painting entitled Back to Bellefontaine. Flora was born in Bellefontaine, Logan County, Ohio, in 1914. He lived in the town until 1934, when he enrolled at the Art Academy of Cincinnati.

Only twenty-five (25) prints of Back to Bellefontaine were produced for this edition. Back to Bellefontaine has not previously been reproduced or published.

Some remembrances of the town by the artist are on the Jim Flora blog.

Chocolate Cheeks for 3/28/07
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under webcomicsSteven Weissmanmeta 28 Mar 2008 2:07 PM

Chocolate Cheeks by Steven Weissman

A quick break from "Flog! Photo Friday" for a new installment of Steven Weissman's "Chocolate Cheeks"! In this week's strip: Pullapart Boy's instigatin'. (Remember, you must be registered and logged in to read.)

Photos + MP3, Frye Art Museum Crumb Comics Forum
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Robert CrumbPeter BaggeJim WoodringflogcasteventsEllen Forneyaudio 28 Mar 2008 1:48 PM

Comics Forum, R. Crumb's Underground, Frye Museum, 03/27/08

More Flog! Photo Friday, this time with audio! Last night at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle, moderator Gary Groth was joined by Peter Bagge, Ellen Forney, and Jim Woodring for a lively discussion about Robert Crumb and a range of related topics. More photos can be seen on Flickr, in regular and slideshow styles.

Plus! Download the complete audio of this event (24.5 MB MP3). It's a bit low-fi, but mostly intelligible. (We are still working on bringing you a full-fledged podcast... stay tuned for that.) We've also archived this feature on our website at this page.

Your Daily Drew
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Drew Friedman 28 Mar 2008 12:30 PM

Regina Hacket has a nice critical assessment of Drew Friedman's work in the Seattle P-I today

And just because, here's a piece from the show currently hanging in our gallery:

Stack O'Xaime
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under previewsnew releasesLove and RocketsJaime Hernandez 28 Mar 2008 11:54 AM

Flog! Photo Friday continues with the complete stack of Jaime Hernandez's original artwork for his 50-page story in Love and Rockets: New Stories #1, the first issue of the new, annual incarnation of Love and Rockets, which will debut in July at ComiCon in San Diego:

Love and Rockets: New Stories #1 original art by Jaime Hernandez

Drew Friedman at Skylight: TOMORROW!
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under eventsDrew Friedman 28 Mar 2008 11:44 AM

DREW FRIEDMAN AT SKYLIGHT BOOKS:
MORE OLD JEWISH COMEDIANS • MARCH 29th

WITH BEN SCHWARTZ, ANDY KINDLER & MORE SPECIAL GUESTS

WHO: Drew Friedman
WHAT: Discussion, Q&A and book signing
WHERE: Skylight Books
1818 N. Vermont Ave. • Los Angeles, CA 90027 • 323.660.1175 tel.
WHEN: Saturday, March 29, 5PM

“Drew Friedman isn't just a brilliant artist. He takes you to a place. He takes you back in time. He makes you smell the stale cigarettes and cold brisket and you say thank you for the pleasure.” — Sarah Silverman

Join cartoonist DREW FRIEDMAN along with BEN SCHWARTZ and more special guests (TBA) for a special discussion and booksigning to promote the release of More Old Jewish Comedians.

This all-new sequel to 2006's wildly popular Old Jewish Comedians, which earned raves from Jerry Lewis, Howard Stern, The Believer, Entertainment Weekly and many others, includes the famous (Woody Allen, Joan Rivers, Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Soupy Sales, etc.), the less-famous (Jerry Stiller, Zeppo & Gummo Marx, Larry Storch, Zero Mostel, etc.) and the largely unknown (Molly Picon, Herbie Faye, Jan Milton, etc.). The Reuben Award-winning Friedman presents a thorough visual history of the 20th Century's greatest Borscht-Belt comedians in 28 full-page, liver-spotted portraits.