|Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under previews, Popeye||23 Sep 2008 10:43 AM|
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Really, weren't you sold on this one just from the kickass poster above?Hot damn.
Anyway, the show opens on Sept 26th, 7-9PM and goes through Nov. 9th. For more info, visit:
Here's a review of Abandoned Cars from PRINT magazine:
Forget about Marvel's Secret Invasion or DC's Final Crisis. The real comic book event of the summer comes in the unassuming guise of a hardcover collection of illustrated short stories. Abandoned Cars (Fantagraphics) is the breathtaking debut book by St. Louis writer/illustrator Tim Lane. Lane drew on a number of inspirations-everything from "pre-Comics Code" comics like Will Eisner's The Spirit to Bruce Springsteen's concept album Nebraska to inform this collection of atmospheric tales about the human condition. "Over technique, over stylization, more important than anything else is emotional impact," he says. This isn't to say that the book lacks either technique or style, but that for all its visual dazzle, there's an emotional tug, sometimes sympathy, sometimes revulsion. Refreshingly, the book isn't slavishly devoted to genre or to its inherent comic book-ness (no tights or monsters). So why not just write a straight-up short story collection? "The stories I like to tell are conducive to comics," he says. The book signals the arrival of a major new voice on the American literary landscape, with or without the illustrations.
BUDDY DOES VANCOUVER!
Speaking of Word on the Street, you British Columbians won't want to miss Vancouver's graphic novel component to Word on the Street: Lucky's Comics is sponsoring Peter Bagge's appearance at Word on the Street!
Come on by the Vancouver Public Library and meet Peter Bagge on September 28 between 1:00pm and 4:00pm.
If you're in Toronto this weekend, don't miss the Word on the Street Festival, where super duper comic shop the Beguiling will be actively involved, including sponsoring these two events with Ray Fenwick, author of Hall of Best Knowledge.
Saturday September 27, 5PM, 2 hours
Our wonderful printer of the Popeye series, Print Vision, just sent me this photo of our 3rd volume to confirm that the diecut aligns correctly. This should be in stores in November.
Thank you Fantagraphics for letting me use such a ridiculous sequence on the Wimpy cover. (Next year: Sea Hag/Goon.)
Certainly the first major national ad campaign to throw around phrases like "But sometimes polyps develop on the colon of mankind."
Look for a new Robert Williams book from Fantagraphics in the fall of 2009.
This is the long-awaited special all-bowling issue, as Henry, Dayne, Chess, Tolly, Peace and Simon wage an all-out ninepin war... and it turns out one of them has heretofore unsuspected bowling skills! Like all good sports competitions it's a high-stakes battle to the very last frame. Meanwhile, back in the kitchen, Dinah and Jain pull out more and more dresses from the bottomless trunk and use a not-terribly-resistant Rackham to model them. All this, plus conjectures about what the heck's going on with the mysterious, elusive, and somewhat sinister Dr. Fell.
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