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Bookplates are back
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under signed bookplatesDash ShawDaniel Clowes 8 Oct 2008 1:38 PM

Bottomless Belly Button bookplate by Dash Shaw

Response to our free signed bookplate offer has been so great, we're replenishing our limited quantities when and where we can. We've just restocked Dash Shaw (shown above) and some Dan Clowes, and more are hopefully on the way soon. Click here for the full selection.

(Disclaimer: Signature plates are limited in quantity and available only while supplies last. In the event that we run out, signature plates will not be backordered. Bookplates are not available separately from their respective books and are only available to individual consumers.)

Vote Spock
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Drew Friedman 8 Oct 2008 10:23 AM

Drew Friedman illustration

Above: Drew Friedman's killer illo for this article in The New York Observer.

New Comics Day 10/8/08
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under new releasesNew Comics Day 8 Oct 2008 7:39 AM
It's a bye week for us as far as new titles arriving at comic shops, though you will find the Brunetti-edited, Clowes-covered An Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Cartoons and True Stories Vol. 2.
A Month of Ray Fenwick = $73.85 (Priceless)
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under Ray Fenwick 7 Oct 2008 2:47 PM

A smart idea from the mind of Ray: Little books that act like arts grants.

If you make real money for a living I don't know why you wouldn't buy a Coffee Money Zine. You will get bored with your new gadgets.

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From Ray: "The purchase of a CMZ pays for one month's worth of coffee, and allows me to loiter in the coffee shop from 7 - 8:30 a.m. every weekday while I practice writing. CMZ sponsors get 30 days of little drawings, some good, some not, much like my own notebooks. The concept for each one is different.

For the inaugural CMZ, the idea was to just put pencil to paper and draw, without any pre-concieved idea. Which, you know. Not always a huge success, but sometimes, fine."

WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?
$22.50 - - 15 X single americanos ($1.50 after tax)
$37.50 - - 15 X double americanos ($2.50 after tax)
$3.85 - - - Price of single notebook
$10.00 - - Shipping
$73.85 total




Flora's Jugglers
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Jim Floraart 7 Oct 2008 12:35 PM

Jugglers - Jim Flora

Jim Flora Art has just announced a new edition of this Jim Flora woodblock print, Jugglers, which appears on page 58 of The Curiously Sinister Art of Jim Flora.

Halloween Sale - save up to 25%!
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under sales specialsRichard Sala 7 Oct 2008 11:44 AM

Cyril Root jack-o-lantern by Rhea Patton

We've put together a generous selection of our most spine-tingling horror and monster comics and, for the month of October, we're brutally slashing the prices by up to 25% off! From mildly macabre all-ages adventures to classic creepfests to down-the-rabbit-hole Lynchian nightmares, we've got your Halloween heebie-jeebies right here.

(Above: Rhea Patton's Richard Sala-inspired jack-o-lantern from last year.)

Cupco Blecky
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Johnny Ryanart shows 7 Oct 2008 11:07 AM

Blecky Yuckerella Cupco doll by Johnny Ryan

From the mind of Johnny Ryan... crafted by Jenny Ryan... appearing at:
United nations of cupco
December 6 - 22
www.damienmintongallery.com.au/


Jaime Hernandez in Minneapolis this weekend
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Zak SallyJaime Hernandezevents 7 Oct 2008 10:01 AM

Jaime Hernandez Twin Cities Book Festival flyer

Minnesotans! See Jaime Hernandez interviewed by Zak Sally at the Twin Cities Book Festival in downtown Minneapolis this Saturday, October 11 at 1 PM. Man that sounds great. More info here.

Internet = Much better than life
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under Untagged  6 Oct 2008 10:04 PM

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Jason T Miles pointed this out to me. I am sincerely honored to be part of the Comic Book Database but I'm way, waayyy more thrilled to have my lifelong dream realized of being cover artist for Tony Millionaire's Billy Hazelnuts! 

Which isn't to take away from the fact that I was a cover artist for Peter Bagge's legendary Hate comics before I ever learned to drive, nor that I lettered the entirety of the Beasts! anthology (I bet you thought those were typefaces, didn't ya???). Internet: I love you and your, shall we say, Facts!!

* [Note to CB Database people: Please don't take this "inaccurate" information off your site. In fact, I'd really appreciate you mentioning my stint as editor of Raw magazine and co-creator of Maus.]

** [Why am I not on Wikipedia? I'm very, very important! (See CB Database).]

Vaguely Speaking of Mr. Ed.
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under misc 6 Oct 2008 9:27 PM

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In Barcelona, Spain, there lives a man who seems to be a fountain of creative energy. Possibly a horse. A man or a horse who compulsively creates art with a diversity of style and intent. I find him hugely inspiring-- one of these men or horses that imbues every little scrap of paper he touches with honest-to-god life. Some of it very polished and commercial, much of it feeling dashed off in an intuitive dervish.

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Sometimes it's like someone who speaks only in semaphore trying to speak braille. But my view is biased since I can't speak Spanish and his prolific art and music sites (he has five or six sites of work going at once) carry all the more mystique for their foreign language and different cultural influences. Likewise, his work is best taken as an oeuvre. Immersion tells you more than you get from trying to pick up the language piecemeal.

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It's all fun. It all has a sense of humor. But there's a seriousness, a somber universe of characters with depth that underlies the work. (Right down to his weirdly anachronistic name that seems so annoyingly uncool that you're almost set up to be unamused.) I have no idea why that Black Cat series is so disturbingly funny to me but it's hilarious. Why that house collage feels so complete in its story but it does. Or why that comic page tells me so much when I'm unable to put together the linear story but it does. Mr. Ed gives comfort in understanding, not knowing.


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