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Attn: Portlanders
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under events 7 Nov 2007 2:04 PM
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.
Happy Bday Grasshut... And some books news.
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under Kovey Korner 7 Nov 2007 11:58 AM

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.






Lookie: original Richard Sala art
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Richard SalapreviewsIgnatz Series 7 Nov 2007 9:38 AM

Original cover art for Delphine #3 by Richard Sala


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).
Sacco talks Media Circus
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Joe Sacco 7 Nov 2007 9:19 AM


Joe Sacco writes about his influences, motivations as an artist, and more.

We're #3
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Peanutsclassicsawards 6 Nov 2007 12:32 PM
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.

Moomin, Superset, Soulless.
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under Kovey Korner 6 Nov 2007 11:40 AM
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.





3 Questions with Peter Bagge.
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under Peter Bagge 5 Nov 2007 4:52 PM
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:



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Daniel Clowes on Mythbusters
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under televisionDaniel Clowes 5 Nov 2007 11:17 AM


Go here and click "Cartoonist Interruptus" in the upper left corner to watch a five-minute clip of Daniel Clowes helping the "Mythbusters" crew design a Steam Machine Gun.

Dash Shaw Preview
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under webcomicsDash Shaw 5 Nov 2007 9:49 AM


From his forthcoming WebComic, "Bodyworld," beginning in January 2008. I am rapidly becoming a very big Dash Shaw fan.

Mister Wonderful, Part 8
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under webcomicsMister WonderfulDaniel Clowes 4 Nov 2007 8:44 AM


The new strip by Daniel Clowes. Read it here.

Meanwhile, it looks like the episode of the Simpsons that features appearances by Daniel Clowes, Art Spiegelman, and Alan Moore has been rescheduled yet again from Nov. 11 to Nov. 18, but check your local listings.