|Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under events||7 Nov 2007 2:04 PM|
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This weekend is the Wordstock Book Fair in Portland, OR, and Fantagraphics will be there, exhibiting for the first time. Come say 'hi' to us and some of the other comic-folk in attendance, including Top Shelf and Adrian Tomine.
From Grass Hut:
"This Saturday at 6pm we are having a special instore accoustic set with Kid Mud, and most special of all Souther Salazar will be here with some bells on. He is going to draw pictures and sign books and have some good times with us. We are going to raffle off the drawings to you. 10% of all proceeds will go to Scrap. A local space that recycles all your old art and craft supplies.
Oh, and we turn one this month. So if you live in the portland area, please come by, eat some pie, say hi, win some prizes and celebrate with us. It's been a really awesome year, with more to come."
SOUTHER SALAZAR DRAWINGS AT AUCTION! In an environment like the sweet li'l GH store you're sure to walk away happy. (And you won't be bidding against me because I can't make it.)
ALSO: There's been a ton of great books dropping lately. Our new Gilbert Hernandez Ignatz book wraps up his "New Tales of Old Palomar" far too soon. Anders Nilsen has a new "Big Questions" book out (#10) and there's good news for the Chris Ware collectors: A portfolio of largesize prints, mostly consisting of his New Yorker covers.
One of the great privileges of working at Fantagraphics is the opportunity to see original artwork for upcoming releases. Case in point: this gorgeous painted cover by Richard Sala for Delphine #3 (release date TBD), which my crappy cameraphone did absolutely no favors to (and turned purple for some reason).
We are pleased to point out that Amazon.com has ranked The Complete Peanuts 1963-1966 Box Set at #3 on their list of Best Books of 2007 - Top 10 Editors Picks: Graphic Novels.
I wouldn't be doing my job if I didn't suggest that you buy it directly from us. Amazon has us beat on price but they can't match the love.
I know it's bad form to urge you to buy another publisher's books but I finally got ahold of Moomin 2 the other day and I can't recommend it enough. Up at the top of my list (next to Peanuts, Fletcher Hanks and Popeye) for reprint collections. It is every entry for amazing in the thesaurus. I still have only seen a little of v.1 as I can't find it in local shops or the B&N. Go figure.
A great site that features nothing more than illustrators creating superheroes whose talents conquer the previous hero. Hilarious and endlessly time-wasting. The Superest features mainly the art of the talented Mr. Kevin Cornell and Matthew Sutter.
Michael Eisner + Xmen = Third-rate Product Comics GO BIG! Wake up Mr. E. It's 2007 and it's time you go to Hell.
Oh, I'll regret that post in an hour or so.
I've been putting together Peter Bagge's next Hate Annual (#7) which contains ten pages of his Weekly World News "Bat Boy" strips. The strips are some of my favorite work from Pete and I was curious about how he came to do a comic strip for the notoriously bizarre supermarket tabloid. So for the fans here's some quick Q&A: