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This week's book buzz from blogs and beyond:
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)
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
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.
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.)
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.
It should come as no surprise that Fantagraphics is an Obama stronghold.
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.
And new editions of these out-of-print books by Jason:
FANTAGRAPHICS AND THE STRAND BOOKSTORE PRESENT:
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.
Who: Kim Deitch
For more information about upcoming events at Strand:
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.
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.)