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Spawn of Mars and Other Stories (The EC Comics Library)
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Barack the Nerd
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Untagged  10 Nov 2008 12:56 PM
He collects Spider-Man and Conan comics. Huh.
Interviewed: Kerschbaum, Burns
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under john kerschbaumCharles Burns 10 Nov 2008 12:48 PM

CBR's Van Jensen talks to Petey & Pussy creator John Kerschbaum about, yup, you guessed it: PETEY & PUSSY! 

Meanwhile, part one of Brian Heater's interview with Charles Burns from The Daily Crosshatch.

Bill Griffith event images
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Zippy the PinheadvideoFantagraphics BookstoreeventsBill Griffithart shows 10 Nov 2008 10:53 AM

A couple of things to watch out for in this set of photos and videos from Saturday night's Bill Griffith appearance and exhibit at our storefront: 1) the fan who gets her Zippy tattoo signed and hightails it out the door to the tattoo parlor down the street to have it inked in permanently; 2) our brand-new Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery canvas tote bags, available only at the store for the low price of $14.95. We love us a slideshow, and it's embedded above; click here if you can't see it and/or to view it in a new window, or click here to browse through images at your own speed.

Now in stock: Comics Are for Idiots!: Blecky Yuckerella Vol. 3 by Johnny Ryan
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under new releasesJohnny Ryan 7 Nov 2008 3:24 PM

Comics Are for Idiots!: Blecky Yuckerella Vol. 3 by Johnny Ryan

Comics Are for Idiots!: Blecky Yuckerella Vol. 3
By Johnny Ryan

The stupidest, ugliest, stubbliest girl in grade number two is back and so are the zits, boogers, guts, tumors, and turds in her third collection of riotously hilarious, eye-poppingly offensive four-panel gag strips. Co-starring the usual cast of Blecky's weirdo friends and enemies, plus jelly clones, morbidly obese Jesus, the Blumpkins, slug nuts, aliens, talking belches, the beloved New Character Parade and oh so much more. Over 100 pages of ridiculous absurdity, over-the-top grossouts, and scathing satire as only Johnny Ryan can deliver.

104-page black & white 6.5" x 8.5" softcover • $11.99
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Now in stock: The Comics Journal #294
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under The Comics Journalnew releasesJason 7 Nov 2008 3:23 PM

The Comics Journal #294

The Comics Journal #294
Edited by Mike Dean & Kristy Valenti; Gary Groth, executive editor

Art speaks louder than words when the Journal interviews two cartoonists who have had success with “silence.” Norwegian Jason, who populates comics, such as Hey, Wait…, The Left Bank Gang and I Killed Adolf Hitler with deadpan anthropomorphic animals, muses on the thin line between tragedy and laughter and why B-movie creations continue to resonate with the 21st century public. Lio comic-strip cartoonist Mark Tatulli talks to the Journal about bringing kids and ghouls together on the Funny Pages in Lio, one of the most innovative and entertaining comics strips in recent decades. And a color comics gallery goes back to the early days of one of the world’s longest-running comic strips: Billy DeBeck’s Snuffy Smith precursor, Take Barney Google, F’rinstance, spanning 1919 to 1921.

200-page b&w/color 7.5" x 9.5" squarebound softcover magazine • $11.99
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Now in stock: Rocky Vol. 2: Strictly Business by Martin Kellerman
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under new releasesMartin Kellerman 7 Nov 2008 3:23 PM

Rocky Vol. 2: Strictly Business by Martin Kellerman

Rocky Vol. 2: Strictly Business
By Martin Kellerman

To start things off, Rocky manages to wheedle himself a free trip to New York as a reporter covering a gaming convention; a glutton for punishment, he looks up the girl he knocked up in Rocky Vol. 1 and gets a BIG suprise! Rocky Vol. 2: Strictly Business is Fritz The Cat meets Jane Austen!?! Basically, it's the pottymouthed animal-headed Seinfeld-esque comic strip we've all come to love. Wont you join us for more?

112-page black & white 9" x 9" softcover • $12.95
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Daily links: 11/7/08
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Tim LaneRobert GoodinLove and RocketsLos Bros Hernandez 7 Nov 2008 1:22 PM

More APE photos, this time from Robert Goodin

PLAYBACK:stl looks at Tim Lane's Abandoned Cars

In The Patriot-News: Love and Rockets: New Stories #1 by the Hernandez Brothers prompts Chris Mautner to wonder if the comic book pamphlet format is dying

Your Non-Graphic Novel of the Month
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Seth 7 Nov 2008 12:14 PM

From two of our favorite people in the book world, Joshua Glenn and Seth (we're sure Mr. Kingwell is a wonderful fellow, as well; for a layabout, anyway). Who better to offer sage advice about post-hypercapitalist living than two lifelong experts on idling, goldbricking, scrounging, dawdling, quitting, napping, mooching, laying about, and dreaming? Get it here.

Webcomics update for 11/7/08
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under webcomicsSteven WeissmanmetaMartin Kellerman 7 Nov 2008 10:58 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: what th' heck's goin' on??

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!

As a reminder, registration is no longer required to read our webcomics; they're free for all!

AJ Fosik & Isaac Lin at GRNY
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under art shows 7 Nov 2008 9:44 AM

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Opening tomorrow at Giant Robot New York. The show goes online for the rest of us on Tuesday the 11th. AJ Fosik's work would be something to see in person...