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Francoise Mouly & Jonathan Bennett
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Untagged  18 Apr 2008 9:50 AM

I enjoyed this candid interview with the legendary Francoise Mouly about her new Toon Books line for little kiddies (and which are beautifully designed by MOME's Jonathan Bennett, which is why Jonathan has missed the last few issues). I particularly enjoyed this part:

MOULY: "'If you really want to work for us,' says the head of Scholastic, 'You could help us do the comic book version of Shrek 2.'" (laughs)

Q: And of course you jumped at that.

A: You have Art Spiegelman and Francoise Mouly in your office and they're begging to be in your employ so of course you find them the perfect thing. The comic book adaptation of the movie which is a sequel of an adaptation of a book by a cartoonist? Yes, of course, we're going to jump on that.

Too rich. 

MATS!? at SHQ in Los Angeles
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under art shows 18 Apr 2008 9:21 AM

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Look what our pals at SHQ have for you tonight.

Tonight in NY!
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Paul KarasikMark Newgardenevents 18 Apr 2008 9:09 AM

Desert Island's first event! 

I hearbye ban myself from Virgin Comics events
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under miscellany 18 Apr 2008 9:05 AM
Virgin Comics = Classy!  
Sketchbook #20
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under art 18 Apr 2008 8:57 AM

Courtesy Mat Brinkman:

  

 

Heroes & Villians at CHG this Tuesday
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under miscellanyJordan Crane 17 Apr 2008 6:49 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 2:18 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 10:54 AM

Me 'n' my bitches, by Josh Simmons

 

Gary Groth talks to CBC
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Gary Groth 17 Apr 2008 10:51 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 6:43 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