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I hearbye ban myself from Virgin Comics events
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under miscellany 18 Apr 2008 10:05 AM
Virgin Comics = Classy!  
Sketchbook #20
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under art 18 Apr 2008 9:57 AM

Courtesy Mat Brinkman:

  

 

Heroes & Villians at CHG this Tuesday
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under miscellanyJordan Crane 17 Apr 2008 7:49 PM

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Heroes & Villians is a photo series by Tatiana Wills and Roman Cho that "features intimate portraits of the most notable emerging and established figures in the Pop Surrealist, Graffiti and Alt-Comic Book worlds."

I would contest their designation of THE most notable but it is cool to see them documenting SOME of the most notable artists working. Pictured above is the enchanting Jordan Crane. Visit Cho's site for a peek at more comics folks like Anders Nilsen, Johnny Ryan, Sammy Harkham, Souther Salazar, Ron Rege, Jr., and Steven Weissman.

UPDATE: I failed to mention that the show is 2 days only, opening this Tuesday at Corey Helford Gallery .

Steal This Book.
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under miscellany 17 Apr 2008 3:18 PM

In the history of plagiarism, this pretty much takes the cake of egregiousness. An art book that lifted all of its contents off the internet and includes it on a CD (original internet file names intact, no less). That fact coupled with the title "Colorful Illustrations" makes this appear to be a clip art book, with the impression that all the art is copyright free, which it isn't. It's made by hard-working artists who didn't even know about the book.

tmpe.jpgIt is a Hong Kong publisher and if you've ever made art, you may be in the book.

I first learned of it from artist Mike Egan whose work was lifted (although appears to have at least (and curiously) been credited in the book). A lot of interviews in the book were lifted from the Little Chimp Society and they have more info on the book HERE.

...Of course, all of this raises every question you can possibly have about the relevance of copyright in the digital era of a global society but in any case: PLEASE DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK.

Sketchbook #19
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Josh Simmonsart 17 Apr 2008 11:54 AM

Me 'n' my bitches, by Josh Simmons

 

Gary Groth talks to CBC
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Gary Groth 17 Apr 2008 11:51 AM
I haven't had a chance to listen to this yet, but Fanta Head Honcho Gary Groth was interviewed by the CBC this week about comics piracy
NYCC looms, JAFFEE to attend!
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under eventsArf 17 Apr 2008 7:43 AM

Al "Mad Fold-In" Jaffee will be on Craig Yoe's Arf book panel at the New York Comic Con Sunday Room IE03 at 3:00!

FANTAGRAPHICS NEW YORK COMICON SIGNING SCHEDULE:

FRIDAY:

3 - 5PM: DASH SHAW (The Bottomless Belly ButtonMome)

 7PM: PAUL KARASIK & MARK NEWGARDEN at Desert Island Comics in Brooklyn 

SATURDAY:

11AM - 1PM: CRAIG YOE (Arf!)

1 - 3PM: PAUL KARASIK (I Shall Destroy All the Civilized Planets!)

1 - 3PM: MICHAEL KUPPERMAN (Tales Designed to Thrizzle)

3 - 5PM: MISS LASKO-GROSS (Escape from "Special")

3 - 5PM: DASH SHAW (The Bottomless Belly ButtonMome)

SUNDAY:

11AM - 1PM: LEAH HAYES (Funeral of the Heart)

11AM - 1PM: DASH SHAW (The Bottomless Belly ButtonMome)

1 - 2:30PM: KIM DEITCH (ShadowlandThe Stuff of Dreams)

1 - 3PM: GLENN HEAD (Hotwire Comix)

1 - 3PM: CRAIG YOE (Arf!)

3PM: Arf books panel featuring CRAIG YOE, AL JAFFEE, DAVID COWLES and GLENN HEAD, Room IE03

3 - 4PM: LEAH HAYES (Funeral of the Heart)

3 - 5PM: MISS LASKO- GROSS (Escape from "Special")

4 - 5PM: KIM DEITCH (ShadowlandThe Stuff of Dreams

 

Sketchbook #18
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Francesca Ghermandiart 16 Apr 2008 10:47 PM

Whoops. only 10 minutes left to post my sketchbook pic of the day. Courtesy the horribly underrated Francesca Ghermandi.

Members Preview: Rebel Visions
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Rebel VisionspreviewsPatrick Rosenkranznew releasesmeta 16 Apr 2008 5:07 PM

Rebel Visions by Patrick Rosenkranz

This week's free preview is a downloadable 25-page excerpt — the entire first chapter — from the upcoming expanded and revised softcover edition of Rebel Visions: The Underground Comix Revolution 1963-1975, the definitive history of the era by Patrick Rosenkranz. These previews are exclusive to registered Fantagraphics.com users, so sign up and/or sign in to view.

(As a reminder, 20/20 Club members receive these previews two weeks before we post them on the website, just one of many great reasons to join up...)
Crumb, Comics & Seattle on Radio
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Robert Crumb 16 Apr 2008 2:24 PM

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery Curator Larry Reid just taped an interview scheduled to air tomorrow (Thursday) at 2:00 PM on KUOW (94.9 FM) in Seattle, in anticipation of this event tomorrow night at the Frye Museum: