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Convergences
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Ivan Brunetti 29 Sep 2008 7:30 PM

Left: Rock Bottom, Michael Shilling (2009)

Right: Misery Loves Comedy, Ivan Brunetti (2007)

I don't mean to necessarily suggest the above is a swipe -- I think it could be entirely coincidental. But I was just struck by not only the design similarities (down to the sans serif fonts), but the similarly nihilistic titles the designs serve. Did the tone of each title drive the design to similar, bleak places independent of the other, or did the designer of Rock Bottom look to Misery for similarly bleak inspiration? And what was Ivan riffing on when he designed his book? I have no answers, I just saw the cover to Rock Bottom at LitMob and immediately asked myself these questions. There's probably some famous art manifesto from the 1930s that has this same design that is obvious to everyone but me. 

Avast! Georgetown Art Attack on Saturday Oct. 11
Written by Larry Reid | Filed under Fantagraphics Bookstoreevents 29 Sep 2008 5:06 PM

Georgetown Second Saturday Art Attack, October 11 2008

SHOCK AND AWE AT GEORGETOWN SECOND SATURDAY ART ATTACK ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11

Adventurous arts enthusiasts are again invited to invade Georgetown on Saturday, October 11 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM for the Georgetown Second Saturday Art Attack. This lively celebration of creative diversity features provocative programming in visual, performing, and applied arts at over 30 locations throughout the historic Georgetown industrial arts district.

Among the many highlights: Georgetown artist Tina Randolph's cement and encaustic paintings on steel panels at Revival Home & Garden; a Day of the Dead group show, "Día de los Muertos," including Chris Lefebvre, Amaranta Ibarra, Tamlin Marx and others at Georgetown Tile Works; "Just Kids," a charming exhibition of children's portraits by Georgetown photographer Rebecca Bolte at Bolte Creative; "Transect," new and selected works by Michael McDevitt at Georgetown Art Center; new works by Marty Gordon at the Mix; "Cosmocopia," an exhibition by cartoonist and fine artist Jim Woodring with a reading by acclaimed science fiction author Paul DiFilippo at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery; Georgetown's Dubcar performing a sensuous blend of rock ‘n' roll, old school reggae, funk and soul at 9 Lb. Hammer; a festive CD release party for "Sharing My Heart" by Eileen Day at Helmet Head Salon; handmade glass by local artisans at Totally Blown Glass; exquisite handcrafted gifts at Little q Designs and George boutiques; delicious dining and drinking at Jules Maes Saloon, Georgetown Liquor Company, Calamity Jane's, Smarty Pants, Stellar Pizza & Ale, Hanger Café, All City Coffee, and Squid and Ink; amazing antiques at Great Stuff, 24 Karat, the Stables, and Fruit Cocktail Collectibles; open salons at several unique art studios.

The Georgetown Second Saturday Art Attack on October 11 follows the ART ON AIRPORT 2008 studio tour, a multi-building open studios event. Visit dozens of our artist neighbors to the north at Sunny Arms Artists' Cooperative studios, 707 S. Snoqualmie St., The Old Rainier Brewery Complex studios, 3200 Airport Way S., and 4810 Airport Way S. studios from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

The Georgetown Second Saturday Art Attack is a production of the Georgetown Merchants' Association. A map locating Art Attack participants can be found at: www.georgetownartattack.com. For more information please contact GMA chair Kathy Nyland or Art Attack coordinator Larry Reid.

Now in stock: Krazy and Ignatz: The Complete Sunday Strips 1925-1934 (2nd Ed.)
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under new releasesKrazy Kat 29 Sep 2008 3:39 PM

Krazy and Ignatz: The Complete Sunday Strips 1925-1934 by George Herriman

Krazy and Ignatz: The Complete Sunday Strips 1925-1934
By George Herriman

We said we would never reprint it... but popular demand overwhelmed our will! Our second limited-edition printing of this deluxe hardcover (limited to 600 copies this time) compiles the first five Krazy & Ignatz softcover collections books we published, comprehensively collecting the years 1925 through 1934, under hard covers. It's not a slipcase, it's a single hardcover book. The covers to the original five softcover books are NOT included, but literally everything else is. And yes, we are similarly collecting the years 1935-1944 and, eventually, 1916-1924, as those softcover volumes are completed. (Since we get asked this once in a while — even though it's covered in the first one we did, at the end of the book, ahem — YES, we will go back and reprint the years prior to 1925, after we publish everything through 1944, when the strip ended.) Because of the limited nature of this item, we are not distributing this through traditional bookstores or Diamond distribution. A beautiful, must-have brick of a book for the Ignatz in you (though lobbing it at any unrequited love interests WILL cause serious physical harm — be warned).

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Preview video/slideshow: Man of Rock
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videopreviewsnew releasesJoe KubertBill Schelly 29 Sep 2008 1:48 PM

Today we're bringing you an advance look at Bill Schelly's upcoming biography of all-time comics great Joe Kubert, Man of Rock (coming next month). Click here if the slideshow doesn't appear above.

Report from Duke on Dash Shaw Show
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Gary PanterDash Shawart 29 Sep 2008 1:23 PM

Flog!'s North Carolina Bureau Chief Rob Clough attended the opening of the Dash Shaw show at Duke this past Friday night and was kind enough to provide us with this exclusive report: 

Dash Shaw's show BOTTOMLESS at the John Hope Franklin Center at Duke University debuted on Thursday, September 25th. The well-attended opening was a multi-media affair that was as much about process as it was about a final product. The way that curator Diego Cortez designed the show gave a unique glimpse into Shaw's method. By juxtaposing Shaw's original pencils against his color sheets on the walls of the exhibit, the viewer could see the way Shaw composes color for his pages is unusual. On display were pencils and color pages from his webcomic BodyWorld and MOME short stories "Train" and the upcoming "Satellite CMYK". That latter story may well be his best effort yet.

There were also some other unusual entries, like a drawing Shaw made of himself and Barack Obama as surfers.

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Perspiration
Written by Jason Miles | Filed under Untagged  29 Sep 2008 12:40 PM

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Robert Pollard interview
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Robert Pollard 29 Sep 2008 12:02 PM


Inspiration.
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under Inspiration 29 Sep 2008 12:02 PM

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About eight years ago I took these photos of Jim Lee's figure for Raphael, the Ninja Turtle.

And, yes, I do dream of doing the equivalent of Batman Collected with TMNT. And, yes, I realize that I'm no Geoff Spear but, actually, the person I was trying to be in Photography school was David Levinthal.

Also appearing at SPX 2008...
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under misc 29 Sep 2008 11:38 AM

Minnesota Hot Ink
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Zak SallyTom Kaczynskievents 29 Sep 2008 11:31 AM

This show includes Zak Sally and Tom Kaczynski and looks pretty darn good to me!

  

 


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