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Dave Cooper's action painting
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videoDave Cooper 10 Dec 2007 1:25 PM


Above, part A of the gallery performance (at Artguise Gallery in Ottawa) of the configuration of Dave Cooper's 8-part painting "The Underbrush Octych," which continues in part B and part C. Dave tracks the progress of the creation of the piece (among other things) on his Flickr stream.

(Links courtesy Jacob Covey, who wasn't able to embed the video in his own post.)



Une plus de sélection
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Jordan Craneawards 10 Dec 2007 1:03 PM


An addition to the list of Official Selections at the Festival International de la Bande Desinée d'Angoulême, this one in the Youth Selections: Jordan Crane's Dans Les Nuages (The Clouds Above). Magnifique!

More anniversary party photos
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Fantagraphics Bookstoreevents 10 Dec 2007 12:35 PM
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Here's a set of really fantastic photos from the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery 1st Anniversary party, courtesy of Dylan Abbott. I think these are the best-looking photos of the bookstore I've seen yet.

The Pin-Ups of Dan DeCarlo 2
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under new releasesDan DeCarlo 10 Dec 2007 11:35 AM

The second book of Dan DeCarlo's pin-up work is heading to book stores. Like the previous volume, the material all comes from DeCarlo's work for the third-rate humor magazines of "a simpler time" (read: chauvanist gags that could conceivably be trumped by any six year old).

DeCarlo was a master and it's difficult to deny the adolescent joy of seeing page after page of Riverdale's nightlife, with statuesque Bettys inviting men up to their room, gal pals chatting away in their lingerie, and Veronica-esque strippers grinding in a burlesque show. Alex Chun has loaded the book up with several dozen originals and includes another 150+ pages of spot-colored magazine page reproductions. PLUS: The great Jaime Hernandez wrote an introduction accompanied by a pin-up of his DeCarlo-influenced character Vivian "Frogmouth." AND: Stan Lee wrote a cover blurb! Stan was The Man who hired DeCarlo for the pin-up magazine work. He also wrote any number of the book's gags. The, uh, better ones I'm sure...


Drinky Crow rocks.
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Tony Millionaire 10 Dec 2007 10:49 AM

Claudio Sanchez of Prog/metal band Coheed & Cambria likes his Drinky Crow.
Heavy Metal Fun Time
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Johnny Ryan 10 Dec 2007 9:42 AM


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Fun
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Fantagraphics Bookstoreevents 8 Dec 2007 11:35 PM
At the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery 1st Anniversary party...

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery 1st Anniversary Party, 12/08/07
Crowded! (More pics after the jump...)


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Happy birskday
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Popeyeevents 8 Dec 2007 4:37 PM
David Lasky, whose birthday is today, points out that it is also the birthday of Popeye creator E.C. Segar.

Yet another reason to celebrate with us at the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery 1st Anniversary party, starting in less than half an hour...

(My Google image search for "Popeye birthday" bore no amusing fruit.)



CULT FICTION
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under Kovey Korner 7 Dec 2007 4:46 PM

Long ago I posted about the book Cult Fiction put out by the folks at the Hayward Gallery in the UK. It became available in the U.S. this fall and the response has been great-- Read about it HERE and, with more interior scans at Book-by-Its-Cover.

Featured artists: Laylah Ali, Glen Baxter, Stéphane Blanquet, Daniel Clowes, Liz Craft, R. Crumb, Adam Dant, Julie Doucet, Debbie Drechsler, Marcel Dzama, Melinda Gebbie, Kerstin Kartscher, Mark Kalesniko, Killoffer, Chad McCail, Paul McDevitt, Kerry James Marshall, Travis Millard, Yosh*tomo Nara, Kim L. Pace, Harvey Pekar, Raymond Pettibon, Olivia Plender, Jon Pylypchuk, James Pyman, Joe Sacco, Chris Shepherd, David Shrigley, Posy Simmonds, Richard Slee, Carol Swain.


Tom Kaczynski interviewed
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Tom KaczynskiMome 7 Dec 2007 12:23 PM


I have a feeling I forgot until now to link to this interview with MOME great Tom Kaczynski. If I'm wrong about that, read it again. It's that good.