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Inspiration.
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under Inspiration 21 Sep 2008 2:13 PM

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Popeye.

Blogosphere roundup for 9/19/08
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under reviews 19 Sep 2008 11:58 AM

This week's book buzz from blogs and beyond:

The Forager Blog takes a concise look at You Can't Get There from Here by Jason (via Sean T. Collins)

Jan Stephens looks at Tales Designed to Thrizzle by Michael Kupperman

ComicList reviews Strange and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko by Blake Bell; also, Four Realities reprints Dave Sim's review of the book from Ditkomania

Bust is "so beyond excited" for the release of Ghost World: Special Edition by Dan Clowes; Brazilian blog Suburbana plugs the book in Portugese

Sean T. Collins on Jason's Pocket Full of Rain and other Stories

The Daily Cross Hatch looks at The Portable Frank by Jim Woodring

The Village Voice examines Deitch's Pictorama by the brothers Deitch

The Forbidden Planet International blog looks at the UK edition of Maggie the Mechanic by Jaime Hernandez

Other internet items of interest:

From Jessica Palmieri, photos of the opening reception of "Kim Deitch: A Retrospective" at MoCCA; WNYC profiles Deitch and presents two audio interview clips (via The Beat, who also report from the exhibit opening)

A Fantagraphics rejection letter from 1995

du9 presents an interview with Kevin Huizenga

Rod McKie names Robert Crumb and Gahan Wilson two of the World's Greatest Living Artists

Desk Space has a brief interview with Leah Hayes

As a reminder, you can keep up with these links in real time on our Delicious page and RSS feed, or by adding us to your Delicious network.

Feiffer in Denver TOMORROW!
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Jules Feiffer 19 Sep 2008 10:38 AM

  

You are invited to hear Jules Feiffer read from and discuss his long-awaited collection, Explainers, featuring the complete first decade of his legendary and groundbreaking comic strip, Sick, Sick, Sick (and later redubbed Feiffer), from the Village Voice.

WHO: Jules Feiffer

WHAT: Explainers: The Complete Village Voice Strips 1956-66
WHERE: TATTERED COVER COLFAX AVE.
2526 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80206
303.436.9219
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008 at 2:00PM

 




Preview video/slideshow: Castle Waiting Vol. II #12
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videopreviewsnew releasesLinda Medley 19 Sep 2008 10:35 AM

As promised, here's an advance look at the new upcoming 12th issue of Linda Medley's Castle Waiting Vol. II, the long-awaited bowling issue! It's in stores now and if all goes well we should have it in stock here on the website next week. Click here if the slideshow doesn't appear above.

Chocolate Cheeks for 9/19/08
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under webcomicsSteven Weissmanmeta 19 Sep 2008 9:47 AM

Chocolate Cheeks by Steven Weissman

Time for a new installment of Steven Weissman's in-progress pages from "Blue Jay," an epic 32-page story from Chocolate Cheeks, the next collection of the Yikes! gang's adventures. In this week's episode: a change of scene. Also, Steven says "I've already redrawn the first panel, but I'll leave it like this for whomever wants to see it this week." Oo, exclusive outtake deleted bonus scene! (Remember, you must be registered and logged in to read.)

Please Vote Obama
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under misc 18 Sep 2008 6:34 PM

  

My old pal Joe Newton, cartoonist and former Gas Huffer drummer and Stranger art director, just released this new print through Etsy that he and Davin Kuntze created. 

100% of the $20 sale price goes to support the Obama campaign. This is a limited edition letterpress poster, created with 100+ year old woodtype and custom-cast metal type. A real collector's item. The numbered edition is limited to 100 copies, and is printed with oil-based inks on high-quality, heavyweight paper.

Meanwhile, longtime comics editor Pete Friedrich just sent out this image (along with this link):

It should come as no surprise that Fantagraphics is an Obama stronghold. 

Upcoming book pre-order orgy!
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under The Comics JournalTed StearnPopeyenew releasesLilli CarréJoe KubertJasonDavid Levine 18 Sep 2008 2:43 PM

The following books are now available for pre-order! Click the cover images for more info about each book. And of course we'll be bringing you previews as the release dates get closer. All are expected to arrive between now and the end of October. For more, see our Upcoming Arrivals page.

The Comics Journal #293 - S. Clay Wilson

Man of Rock: A Biography of Joe Kubert by Bill Schelly
(Coincidentally, today is Joe Kubert's 82nd birthday!)

American Presidents by David Levine

Popeye Vol. 3 by E.C. Segar

The Lagoon by Lilli Carré

Fuzz & Pluck: Splitsville by Ted Stearn

And new editions of these out-of-print books by Jason:

Hey, Wait... by Jason

Sshhhh! by Jason

The Left Bank Gang by Jason

TONIGHT: Deitch at the Strand
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Kim Deitchevents 18 Sep 2008 8:30 AM

FANTAGRAPHICS AND THE STRAND BOOKSTORE PRESENT:
KIM DEITCH TALKS PICTORAMA AND MORE ON THURSDAY, SEPT. 18

Deitch's Pictorama

Veteran underground cartoonist Kim Deitch, creator of the acclaimed Fantagraphics collection Shadowland and the Pantheon graphic novels Alias the Cat and Boulevard of Broken Dreams, has recruited his entire cast of siblings to produce a unique, all-new "picto-fiction" pocket book.

Alternating between heavily illustrated near-comics stories and outright prose, Deitch's Pictorama is a testament to the entire Deitch family's amazing yarn-spinning abilities. Join Deitch at the Strand as he gives a power point presentation telling the story of how Deitch's Pictorama came about and showing pictorial highlights, including a dramatic reading of Deitch's story, "The Sunshine Girl," performed by Deitch and artist Pamela Butler. Deitch will also give an exclusive preview of his next graphic novel, to be published in 2009.

Can’t make this event? PRE-ORDER a SIGNED BOOK at strandbooks.com/calendar and WATCH the event LIVE on strandbooks.com/tv.

Listing Information

Who: Kim Deitch
What: Deitch's Pictorama Book Event
When: Thursday, September 18, 7:00PM
Where: The Strand Book Store
828 Broadway @ 12th Street, NYC
(212) 660-6643

For more information about upcoming events at Strand:
www.strandbooks.com/calendar






Covey talks Popeye
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Popeye 18 Sep 2008 7:14 AM

  

You know, I see Jacob Covey every day but somehow every time I read an interview with him I learn something new. Reading his comments on the design of Popeye, a project/topic I would have thought we'd exhausted in office talk, is fascinating peek into the thought processes that go into graphic design.

Cinefamily Programs
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under Sammy HarkhamRichard SalamiscJosh Simmons 17 Sep 2008 8:36 PM

Los Angeles film fans not only get to watch great films at the Silent Movie Theatre, part-owned by Sammy Harkham-- they also get to take home monthly programs with cover art by great cartoonists. (Shown: Harkham, Richard Sala, Josh Simmons.)

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