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Bagge Hulk (finally)! Jason Spider-Man!
It's not often that we reprint Marvel Comics press releases, but we couldn't resist this one. Not only is Marvel finally releasing that long-promised Peter Bagge Hulk story, but they've commissioned other alternative degenerates to provide their visions of Marvel characters, including Dash Shaw, Tony Millionaire, Michael Kupperman, Johnny Ryan (uh-oh...) and Jason.
See below for a totally exclusive preview of the Jason Spider-Man story!
Marvel Comics is proud to announce the release of Strange Tales MAX #1 (of 3) in September 2009, featuring the most acclaimed creators in independent comics today! This landmark three issue limited series, overflowing with 48 pages of all new stories, features your favorite Marvel heroes-from Spider-Man to the Hulk-like you've never seem them before! Paul Pope, Peter Bagge, Molly Crabapple & John Leavitt, Junko Mizuno, Dash Shaw, James Kochalka, Johnny Ryan, Michael Kupperman, Nick Bertozzi, Nicholas Gurewich, Jason and more unite for the all-new Strange Tales MAX!
I'll bring the box back in
I might be able to have an intern look
for those missing pages
I'll bring back the last 200 pages
so I can read through them
leaving the first 700 for you
I'll bring back those 200
209 W. FRANKLIN
WAXAHACHIE, TX 75165
WHEN IN TEXAS- ACT LIKE A TEXAN
ESTHER PEARL WATSON
opening tonight and running until August 9th, 2009.
Douglas Wolk raves in the New York Times Book Review yesterday about Carol Tyler's ambitious memoir YOU'LL NEVER KNOW. "It's impossible not to compare ‘You'll Never Know' with Art Spiegelman's 'Maus,' the first great graphic novel about what happened to a cartoonist's father during World War II," says Wolk. "Tyler's book is a vivid, affecting, eccentrically stylish frame built around a terrible silence."
Thanks to this wonderful review, the book is climbing up the graphic novel charts at Amazon, currently sitting at #6 behind some Wimpy Kids, Watchmen and Buffy.
If you live anywhere near Cincinnati, don't miss this event on Saturday(June 13) with Carol and her 90-year-old father, Chuck, the star of the book.
"You'll Never Know" Dad & Daughter Book Signing with Carol & Chuck Tyler
Shake It Records
There isn't much to see in the "Tower of Basil" Flickr group just yet but this one surprised me. If anyone has more photos of playground toys influenced by (surely not created by?!) Basil Wolverton I sure hope they put them up there.
Tomorrow! 2009 MoCCA Festival! Find us at tables #110-114 -- that's along the north wall (on the right from the main entrance).
Have we mentioned we have 11 new titles debuting at the show (barring any shipping snafus)? Holy crud! It's going to be awesome!
For updates from the show floor, follow us on Twitter -- we'll be posting as much of the action as we can, time permitting.
Here's our updated signing schedule as it stands right now -- we've had a couple of changes since we first announced it.
See you there!
FANTAGRAPHICS MoCCA SIGNINGS
4:00 pm - 4:50 pm • Scandinavian Comics 101, With Steffen P. Maarup, Thomas Thorhauge and Ib Kjeldsmark (From Wonderland with Love)
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm • Paul Karasik on the Twisted Genius of Fletcher Hanks
11 am - Noon • Steffen P. Maarup, Christoffer Zieler, Ib Kjeldsmark, Allan Haverholm, Thomas Thorhauge, Simon Bukhave and Søren Mosdal (From Wonderland with Love)
11 am - 11:50 am • Kent Worcester and Tom Kaczynski in conversation
Noon - 1:00 pm • The Astonishing SVA Roundtable with Dash Shaw
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm • Gary Panter and Frank Santoro in conversation
The 8th annual art festival celebrating comics and cartoon art.
The annual show of cartoonists' work at Giant Robot opens this weekend. Check out their website in the near future to see works.
Meanwhile, check out the GRSF site for their current show, Pencil Pushers. Some nice work, including this piece from Mark Giglio.
This is the perfect time to mention this gem I found online. Surely there is a Flog reader who needs an electric eraser.
Online Commentary & Diversions returns (probably) Tuesday next week, as your humble correspondent travels to and from the MoCCA Festival. Fortunately, looks like things are quiet out there (as I doom myself saying that):
• Review: "[Luba] seems more and more like a great book every time I pick it up. I guess I shouldn't be surprised... It's going to be until the end of the year before I can attempt a bigger piece on the book... I feel I can wait that six months before a summary statement because there won't be many works in this calendar year better than this one, and if there [are] I'll be so happy I won't care... For now I just want people to know how good it is and remind folks that it's out there. It's a good read, too... It's going to be a good year spent in this book's company." - Tom Spurgeon, The Comics Reporter
• Review: "To say they don’t make them like this anymore is a gross understatement... [The Brinkley Girls: The Best of Nell Brinkley's Cartoons 1913-1940] is a very welcome introduction to an artist whose skills need to be seen to be believed, and an even more welcome reminder that newspapers used to offer readers a lot more than just news and commentary — they also used to offer honest-to-God fine art." - J. Caleb Mozzocco, Las Vegas Weekly
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