|Ellen Forney says ta-ta to Lustlab Ad of the Week|
|Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under The Stranger, Ellen Forney, comic strips||12 Aug 2008 3:30 PM|
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Ellen Forney announces on her blog that her four-year gig illustrating the Lustlab Ad of the Week for The Stranger, as collected in her Fantagraphics book Lust, is coming to an end. As a swan song, an exhibit of Ellen's Lustlab originals will be on display at Babeland starting September 9, with Ellen performing her Lust multimedia presentation at their 15th anniversary party on September 18. Click here for more details.
Peanuts and Rock the Vote have teamed up this election season to show everyone how easy it is to vote... And the big question of the day is which Peanuts character would you want for President? Log on HERE to learn about the candidates: Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus and Sally.... Then it's up to you to decide and VOTE...
Meanwhile, if you're near Santa Rosa, CA, this year, the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center has mounted an exhibition of election-themed strips spanning the twelve presidential elections that took place during Schulz's 50 year run on Peanuts.
R. Kikuo Johnson and the Poetry Foundation have teamed up to produce a two-color rendering of A.E. Stallings' poem, "Recitative." Lovely.
The ongoing Yoda theme sketchbook rolled over into a second volume at Comic-Con. I continue to be flabbergasted by the amazing generosity and talent of all the contributing artists. Below, from the Fantagraphics family: Mary Woodring, Jordan Crane (2nd contribution), Jon Vermilyea, Mario Hernandez, Tim Hensley, John Pham, Jim Woodring and Zak Sally. Click the thumbnails for better views with commentary and more info on Flickr:
Also, I'm pleased to welcome our Top Shelf compatriot Leigh Walton to the theme sketchbook brotherhood with his brand-new Tintin characters book. I look forward to following its progress.
In an effort to bring Love and Rockets fans together (and, of course, to turn up the burner on the simmering saucepan o'hype for Love and Rockets: New Stories #1), we've created two new social networking destinations:
• The Love and Rockets - The Hernandez Brothers Flickr Group - where Flickr members can share their L&R-related photos and scans and participate in message board discussions, and non-members can browse and enjoy all the images
• The Love and Rockets - The Hernandez Brothers Facebook Page - where Facebook users can declare themselves Fans, upload fan photos and videos, leave messages, receive special updates, etc.
Our latest batch of daily video and photo teasers of upcoming releases wraps up with a bang today, with the Hernandez Brothers' all-new extravaganza Love and Rockets: New Stories #1, 100 pages of brand new stuff from brothers Gilbert, Jaime and Mario Hernandez. Watch the video above (or click here if it doesn't show up), and take a closer look in our photo gallery.
The Daily Crosshatch has a great recap of Friday night's Rory Hayes book release party, including YouTube videos of Geoffrey Hayes and Bill Griffith discussing Rory's legacy.