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Sneak peek photos: The Number 73304-23-4153-6-96-8
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Thomas Ottpreviewsnew releases 9 Apr 2008 4:14 PM

The Number 73304-23-4153-6-96-8 by Thomas Ott

Each day this week (except yesterday, when we didn't have time) we're bringing you a photographic sneak peek of a different upcoming book that we recently received "in the flesh" at the office. Today we've got Thomas Ott's new one The Number 73304-23-4153-6-96-8: for a Flickr slideshow, click here, or to browse manually, click here.

Bob Levin reveals the truth about Chester the Molester at two Bay Area events
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under eventsBob Levin 9 Apr 2008 3:22 PM

Bob Levin Most Outrageous by Bob Levin

You are invited to two exciting Bay Area events featuring acclaimed Berkeley author Bob Levin, whose new book, Most Outrageous, details the unsettling story of the life of Hustler cartoonist Dwaine Tinsley, creator of "Chester the Molester." When Larry Flynt's Superstar was accused of sexually abusing his teenaged daughter for five years, the prosecution brought in hundreds of Tinsley's cartoons as evidence. Levin details this unprecedented case, and Tinsley's family life, with unquestionable sophistication, exhaustive journalistic research, and humanity.

WHO: Bob Levin
WHAT: Most Outrageous Book Release Party, with author reading & signing as well as hors d'ouevres and no host bar
WHERE: Chester's Bayview Café
WHERE: 1508 Walnut St.
WHERE: Berkeley, CA 94709
WHERE: (510) 849-9995
WHEN: Friday, May 16, 7-9 PM

WHO: Bob Levin
WHAT: Most Outrageous author reading and signing
WHERE: Comic Relief of Berkeley
WHERE: 2026 Shattuck Ave.
WHERE: Berkeley, CA 94704
WHERE: (510) 843-5002
WHEN: Sunday, June 1, 6 PM

For more information and the full press release, please click here.











Members Preview: Bottomless Belly Button
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under previewsnew releasesmetaDash Shaw 9 Apr 2008 3:09 PM

Bottomless Belly Button by Dash Shaw

This week's free preview is a downloadable 37-page excerpt from Bottomless Belly Button, the upcoming 720-page graphic novel from Dash Shaw chronicling the dysfunctional adventures of the Loony family. These previews are exclusive to registered Fantagraphics.com users, so sign up and/or sign in to view.

(As a reminder, 20/20 Club members receive these previews two weeks before we post them on the website, just one of many great reasons to join up...)
Dancing queen
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videoJosh Simmons 9 Apr 2008 10:55 AM

Josh Simmons sez, "Have I sent you this link for the ABBA video I made with a friend? That's me at 6 years old..."

NOTE: while there is nothing overtly NSFW in this video, at least in the 50 seconds of it I managed to watch before having to shut it off, well, I'll just let YouTube commenter "osotope" warn you with this description: "A fascinating amalgam of K-TEL, Anton LeVey, and the 1984 NAMBLA fund raising campaign."

Leah Hayes interviewed
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Leah Hayes 9 Apr 2008 9:05 AM

  

Tim O'Shea talks Funeral of the Heart with Leah Hayes

Sketchbook #11
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under artAndrice Arp 9 Apr 2008 8:59 AM

Courtesy Andrice Arp

The one that hooked me
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under miscellany 9 Apr 2008 8:56 AM
EW.com has a neat new feature up, polling artists such as Gilbert HernandezChris Ware, and Allison Bechdel on the first comic book that hooked them to the medium.
What is... good taste?
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Love and RocketsLos Bros Hernandez 8 Apr 2008 1:20 PM

 

He's not just a human hard drive of information. He has good taste to boot. All-Time Jeopardy champ Ken Jennings raves about our Love & Rockets books over at his blog

Sketchbook #10
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under artAnders Nilsen 8 Apr 2008 12:25 PM

Courtesy Anders Nilsen.

Now in stock: Most Outrageous by Bob Levin
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under new releasesBob Levin 8 Apr 2008 11:46 AM

Most Outrageous by Bob Levin

Most Outrageous: The Trials and Trespasses of Dwaine Tinsley and Chester the Molester
By Bob Levin

In May 1989, Dwaine Tinsley stood at the summit of an unlikely career. The product of a broken, trailer-trash marriage, he was a high school dropout who had decided to become a professional cartoonist while serving a six-year sentence in a Maryland prison for burglary. As cartoon editor for Larry Flynt’s notorious Hustler magazine, he had assembled a staff of pen-and-Wite-Out-wielding Lenny Bruces whose unprecedentedly offensive socio-sexual cartoons had spearheaded that publication's fight against the forces of censorship and repression that sought to overthrow the political and cultural gains of the 1960s. His primary personal contribution — spawned amidst a national hysteria that saw a plague of child sexual abuse arising everywhere from pre-school staffs to satanic sects — was "Chester the Molester," a hulking middle-aged man who craved pre-pubescent girls.

And then Tinsley's teenage daughter accused him of sexually violating her over the course of five years. And the prosecution in his ensuing criminal trial cast several storage boxes full of his cartoons against him. Most Outrageous is the story of the trial of Dwaine Tinsley as well as the story of Tinsley's family life.

Bob Levin's writings have established him as one of the most thought-provoking chroniclers of cartoonists today. While focusing upon the work and lives of the most offbeat creators in the field in order to champion the pursuit of individual vision, no matter how unorthodox or inflammatory, he has explored issues common to artists of every medium. Most Outrageous carries his search onto new, unsettling ground.

200-page 6" x 9" softcover (with B&W illustrations) • $19.99
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