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An ever-expanding selection of your favorite Fantagraphics titles is now available digitally for your tablet or e-reader from comiXology and Sequential (for iPad)!

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Invitation to Openness: The Jazz & Soul Photography of Les McCann 1960-1980

Throughout Les McCann's incredible jazz career, he took hundreds of photos—at clubs, studios, and festivals around the world—unwittingly documenting a side of the vibrant cultural life of jazz and soul for two decades. $39.99 • Add to CartMore Info & Previews

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Angry Youth Comix by Johnny Ryan

For the first time, all fourteen issues of Angry Youth Comix are collected in one volume, including all the covers and the contentious letters pages. $49.99 • Add to CartMore Info & Previews

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Sheriff of Bullet Valley Starring Walt Disney's Donald Duck

Donald Duck uses his knowledge gained from watching Hollywood Westerns to become the "Sheriff of Bullet Valley" in order to solve a perplexing mystery out in the wild, wild west. $9.99 • Add to CartMore Info & Previews

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Hurricane Isle and Other Adventures by Roy Crane

Following our Eisner Award-nominated series collecting the Sunday strips of Easy and Tubbs, we present a selection of their very best adventures for your enjoyment. $39.99 • Add to CartMore Info & Previews

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Willard Mullin's Casey at the Bat and Other Diamond Tales

A collection of illustrations paired with baseball-themed poems, including the titular "Casey at the Bat," "Fan's Alphabet," and "Iron Horse Lou." $9.99 • Add to CartMore Info & Previews

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Treasury of Mini Comics Vol. 2 by Various Artists

Four decades of deliberate DIY cartoon rebellion! Collecting some of the best mini comics ever produced by some of the most creative artists in the world. Edited by Michael Dowers. $29.99 • Add to CartMore Info & Previews

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Love and Rockets: New Stories #7 by Los Bros Hernandez

From Jaime: Maggie & Hopey road trip! Ray plays while Maggie's away. Plus more with Tonta's nutty family. From Gilbert: more fantasy and sci-fi pulp film fun and family drama with Killer, Fritz, and, in flashbacks, Maria. $14.99 • Add to CartMore Info & Previews

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Sweatshop by Peter Bagge

Mel Bowling is the creator of a very bad daily comic strip called Freddy Ferret, and he spends most of his time listening to Rush Limbaugh while his studio assistants do all the work. $24.99 • Add to CartMore Info & Previews

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Dark Knight.
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under Untagged  2 Jul 2008 10:27 PM

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Where "The Spirit" failed, "The Dark Knight" dominates. THAT is a great teaser poster. You could bother with posting three separate images to make one weak image for a teaser campaign or you could do THAT.

(Maybe without the bogus Photoshopping-- I've never graff'ed a day in my life but those lines would be more upset by the mortar than what's happening here.)

If you're anywhere near an Imax theatre then you should consider seeing the movie there: complete with a simulated fight and some drinks in Seattle.

Where Porn and Comics Intersect My Life.
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under miscellany 2 Jul 2008 9:14 PM
Yesterday I found out one of my previous Flog posts about a dollhouse ended up linked to at least one honest-to-god porn site. Who are these people looking for childhood memories thrown in with their porn?

Today it's Google. I work in comics so, from time to time, I may look for an image of "manga porn" in a search engine in order to send an obnoxious joke email to a coworker. On the very first page of results this is what I got:

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That would be Chris Ware in the bottom row, which was surprising. At least until I realized the thumbnail also sort of resembles a dollhouse. Is there a comics/dollhouse sexual fetish that I'm unaware of?

Anonymous comments welcome.


Now in stock: The Comics Journal #291
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under The Comics Journalnew releasesJosh Simmons 2 Jul 2008 2:05 PM

The Comics Journal #291 - cover by Tim Sale

The Comics Journal #291
Edited by Michael Dean & Kristy Valenti; Gary Groth, executive editor

This issue’s cover interview is with comics artist Tim Sale, the house artist for the television series Heroes. Sale’s artwork has also graced prestigious mainstream projects such as Batman: the Long Halloween, Spider-Man Blue and Superman Confidential. The Eisner winner chats about his stylized takes on characters such as Spider-Man, Batman, Daredevil, Catwoman and Superman, as well as his earlier work on comics such as Grendel, and elaborates on the dynamics of collaborating with writers such as Jeph Loeb and Darwyn Cooke. The Journal queries up-and-coming cartoonist Josh Simmons on his disturbing and often funny body of work — his minicomics, his series Happy; his debut graphic novel, House; and his decades-spanning series Jessica Farm. Gary Groth examines the collaborations between Ralph Steadman and Hunter S. Thompson. Also in this issue: tributes to Steve Gerber and Dan Stevens; a huge gallery of kinetic anarchy from Funny, Films, Giggle, and other Golden Age comic books by Flintstones co-creator Dan Gordon; and a sneak preview of Danica Novgorodoff's Slow Storm.

216-page color/b&w 7.5" x 9.25" softcover • $11.99
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Now in stock: Usagi Yojimbo Book 5 (New Softcover Edition)
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Stan Sakainew releases 2 Jul 2008 2:04 PM

Usagi Yojimbo Book 5: Lone Goat and Kid (New Softcover Edition) by Stan Sakai

Usagi Yojimbo Book 5: Lone Goat and Kid (New Softcover Edition)
By Stan Sakai

Now in a new softcover printing with a newly-designed cover!

This fifth volume collects the epic-length "Blood Wings," in which Usagi battles a fearsome clan of ninja bats, while "Lone Goat and Kid" offers a cunning and affectionate parody of the famous "Lone Wolf and Cub" manga while doubling as one of Usagi's most dramatic and heartfelt adventures. "Frost and Fire" and "The Way of the Samurai" provide the psychological drama of this volume, which is rounded out by one of the most unique Usagi tales ever, "A Kite Story," which doubles as a fascinating look at the daily life and work of a 17th century Japanese kite maker, dramatically showcasing the thoroughness of Sakai's research and his skills as a storyteller. Featuring a foreword by the legendary Stan Lee!

142-page black & white 6" x 9" softcover • $14.95
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Hidden Gems Sale spotlight: Max Andersson
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under sales specialsMax Andersson 1 Jul 2008 11:00 PM

Every day in July we're spotlighting books from our month-long Hidden Gems Sale, wherein we're featuring some of our under-the-radar backlist titles and encouraging you to try them by offering them at a nice discount of 25% off!

Today's installment features Swedish artist Max Andersson, whose work Charles Burns describes as "my kind of fun":

Pixy by Max Andersson

Pixy

Alka Seltzer and Angina Pectoris have all the luck — bad, that is. They've been ejected into the street because their apartment was put to sleep, Angina had to abort their child (the result of a malfunctioning Safe-Sex bodysuit) — how could it get worse? When a friendly stranger offers them his apartment, things seem to be looking up... but then Angina gets a call from the Netherworld. It's her aborted fetus: he's drunk and he's pissed off. So begins Pixy, which Neil Gaiman calls "the best comic I've read this year" — a 65-page journey into a nightmare world unlike any you've ever seen before. The rest of the book follows Alka's attempts to infiltrate the Kingdom of the Dead (where time runs backwards and is sold by the pint to time-addicts), in order to track down the malevolent Pixy and kill him for good. Shedding bodies and identities with some regularity (Pixy himself blows one to smithereens), Alka finds his own sense of reality eroding further and further during his sojourn down under — and it doesn't help at all when Pixy, now his best friend, accompanies him back up to the Land of the Living, where the gun-happy undead sprite wreaks unspeakable havoc. Pixy is the first major work by Swedish cartoonist Max Andersson, and it combines the freewheeling-yet-obsessive graphic and narrative weirdness of such contemporary North American cartoonists as Chester Brown, Julie Doucet, Kaz and Charles Burns with a bizarre yet coherent story that mixes coal black humor, barbed satire, wild surrealism, and stark horror in a totally new way — a feast for the (preferably deranged) mind and the (preferably diseased) eye.

72-page black & white 9" x 12" softcover
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Bosnian Flat Dog by Max Andersson and Lars Sjunnesson

Bosnian Flat Dog

The 1999 NATO bombing of Serbia. A grenade shell from a Sarajevo souvenir shop. A refrigerator with the frozen mummy of Tito... These serve as the starting point for a journey further and further down the collective unconscious of the Balkans, where the borders between dream and reality are erased and redrawn until they form a tale as exciting as it is fantastic, a tale which could be about our times and a war-torn Europe but just as well might be a deep dive into the psyches of its authors or a discussion about the essence of drawing. Bosnian Flat Dog is the result of a unique collaboration between two of Sweden's most internationally renowned cartoonists, Death and Candy and Pixy creator Max Andersson and Lars Sjunnesson. Each of them contributed to every single drawing to the extent that they no longer can tell themselves exactly who did what. This has lead to the emergence of an independent artistic entity which is neither of the two, but something else, at once familiar and unknown and perhaps a little bit scary.

112-page black & white 10" x 7.5" softcover
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Dave Cooper exhibit opens Friday
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under eventsDave Cooperart shows 1 Jul 2008 1:03 PM

Hey Canada, happy Canada Day! Canadians (specifically, Ottawans) can spend America's big national holiday on Friday, July 4, at the opening of an exhibit of Dave Cooper's preliminary pencil sketches for his paintings of pillowy women (see Overbite and Underbelly) at Galerie La Petite Mort from 7-10 PM.

Dave Cooper It All Starts Here at Galerie La Petite Mort in Ottawa

Inkstuds teaser
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Kim Deitchevents 1 Jul 2008 12:40 PM
Inkstuds teaser - A Night with Deitch
DePastino on Mr. Media
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Bill Mauldin 1 Jul 2008 11:14 AM
Todd DePastino, editor of WILLIE & JOE: THE WWII YEARS by Bill Mauldin, appeared on the Mr. Media podcast on BlogTalkRadio this afternoon. Listen here!

 

 

Mr. Media talks Ditko with Bell
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Steve DitkoBlake Bell 1 Jul 2008 10:51 AM

  

Blake Bell, author of STRANGE & STRANGER: THE WORLD OF STEVE DITKO, will appear as a guest on the live Mr. Media podcast on BlogTalkRadio this week (Wednesday, July 2) at 1:00 p.m. EST. This was rescheduled from June due to a power outage that prevented the originally scheduled interview.

The Mr. Media podcast will be archived online, but those listening live may call in and talk to Blake and ask that long-awaited Ditko question you've never known the answer to. Call in at (646) 595-3135.

Go here for more info or to listen to the show once it airs.

 

Hidden Gems 25%-off sale & daily spotlight
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under sales specialsHo Che Anderson 1 Jul 2008 12:00 AM

For one reason or another, every once in a while one of our books will slip under the radar and go under-appreciated, or maybe it made an initial splash but has since faded from the general consciousness. For the month of July, 2008, we're highlighting some of these "hidden gems" from our back catalog and encouraging you to discover some great but obscure books by offering them at a nice discount of 25% off! Click here for the full selection. (Sale ends at 11:59 PM Pacific time, July 31, 2008.)

We'll also be spotlighting these books with a daily feature here on Flog, starting right here and right now! Leading off the top of the alphabet: Canadian artist Ho Che Anderson, best known for King, his acclaimed comics biography of Martin Luther King Jr. and also creator of these lesser-known gems:

Young Hoods in Love by Ho Che Anderson

Young Hoods in Love

In this collection of original, previously unpublished stories, Anderson looks to the streets of his own modern-day Black Toronto for this group of gritty urban tales of explosive human relationships. Meet Toronto's sexiest bank robbers in "Young Hoods in Love." Join Edith in her desperate search for her son's father in "Johnny Angel." Experience the gut-wrenching surprise ending of "The Twilight of Our Years." See the unforgettable meeting of "Molly and Madeleine." And in the volume's closer, watch Cookie balance three relationships and two careers in "Doe." Funny, profane, and authoritatively real, Young Hoods in Love thrusts Ho Che Anderson into the first rank of contemporary comics creators.

80-page black & white 7" x 11" softcover
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Scream Queen by Ho Che Anderson

Scream Queen

A woman driving alone through the desert picks up a younger woman whose car has broken down on the side of the road. Later at the younger woman's job, the two ladies chat, revealing bits and pieces of their lives. After this meeting, the older woman leaves for an appointment with a man. She arrives at his apartment where he's having sex with a woman. The woman confronts him. Turns out she's the living dead, come to bring the man to the other side. Scream Queen marks the first book by Anderson since his landmark graphic novel, King. Scream Queen represents a marked departure from King, being a much shorter work of genre fiction, but employing a similar graphic sensibility and mastery of form to chilling effect.

(Trivia note: pages from Scream Queen decorate the room of the depressed son in the film Little Miss Sunshine.)

56-page black & white 10" x 10" softcover
regularly $12.95 • ON SALE $9.71
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The Complete Eightball 1-18 [Pre-Order] The Complete Eightball 1-18 [Pre-Order]
Daniel Clowes One of the greatest, most influential comic books of all time collected in a slipcased set of 2 hardback volumes, reproducing each issue in facsimile form exactly as originally published, including material never reprinted before now.
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$119.99
Dripping With Fear: The Steve Ditko Archives Vol. 5 [Pre-Order] Dripping With Fear: The Steve Ditko Archives Vol. 5 [Pre-Order]
Steve Ditko; Blake Bell, ed. More meticulously restored, full-color late-1950s thrillers from Ditko in his early prime, plus an examination of his secret collaborations with Eric Stanton on fetish & bondage art.
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$39.99
The Complete Peanuts 1995-1996 (Vol. 23) [Pre-Order] The Complete Peanuts 1995-1996 (Vol. 23) [Pre-Order]
Charles Schulz Even the most devoted Peanuts fan will find surprises here! The school bus never comes… Charlie Brown hits a home run (off a famous player's granddaughter)… Snoopy makes a run for the Supreme Court and battles pneumonia…
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Walt Disney's Donald Duck: The Pixilated Parrot (The Complete Carl Barks Disney Library Vol. 9) [U.S./CANADA ONLY - Pre-Order] Walt Disney's Donald Duck: The Pixilated Parrot (The Complete Carl Barks Disney Library Vol. 9) [U.S./CANADA ONLY - Pre-Order]
Carl Barks A birthday celebration goes awry when the parrot that Donald gifts to Scrooge escapes with the combination to Scrooge's precious money safe. This and more stories from the incomparable Carl Barks!
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Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck: Treasure Under Glass (The Don Rosa Library Vol. 3) [U.S./CANADA ONLY Pre-Order] Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck: Treasure Under Glass (The Don Rosa Library Vol. 3) [U.S./CANADA ONLY Pre-Order]
Don Rosa Duckburg's richest tycoon is on the hunt for the mother of all treasure maps—never mind that it's guarded by both sharks and pirates. Plus more duck adventure stories of derring-do in our third Rosa book!
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Prince Valiant Vol. 11: 1957-1958 [Pre-Order] Prince Valiant Vol. 11: 1957-1958 [Pre-Order]
Hal Foster Arvak the Red Stallion makes his first appearance, Val and Aleta are summoned to Camelot, Val leads a bloody campaign, and more adventures await!
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Wandering Son Vol. 8 [Pre-Order] Wandering Son Vol. 8 [Pre-Order]
Shimura Takako Nitori-kun explores kissing while Yoshino-san wears a boy's uniform to school. The acclaimed Wandering Son series continues its progressive and enlightened treatment of trans discovery.
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$24.99
Grave Business and Other Stories (The EC Comics Library) [Pre-Order] Grave Business and Other Stories (The EC Comics Library) [Pre-Order]
Graham Ingels with Al Feldstein A collection of grisly, shocking horror stories from Graham "Ghastly" Ingels, where evil characters meet their stomach-churning fates with a sly wink—and maybe a groan-worthy pun!
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$29.99

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