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Yoe on Inkstuds
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Craig Yoe 7 Aug 2008 4:03 PM
The master of all things Arf, Craig Yoe, joined the Inkstuds Radio Programme for a talk about his wide range of projects in the world of publishing. 
Vancouver Comic Art Show w/Deitch & More
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Kim Deitcheventsart 7 Aug 2008 10:32 AM

Free Bottomless Belly Button Excerpt
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Steve DitkoDash Shaw 7 Aug 2008 9:38 AM

The First Post has a free 12-page excerpt up of THE BOTTOMLESS BELLY BUTTON by Dash Shaw. 

By the way, Fanta has just gone back to press on BBB, which we're thrilled about. I was thinking this morning that the two artists we've published of late with perhaps the most "heat" at the moment are Dash Shaw and Steve Ditko. Which then reminded me of Dash's unpublished Dr. Strange strip (see below), and inevitably led me to one conclusion: that really, Marvel Comics should give Dr. Strange to Fantagraphics. Marvel doesn't know what the fuck to do with him. Give him to us and we'll start an ongoing Dr. Strange anthology with new work by Los Bros, Dash Shaw, Daniel Clowes, Kim Deitch, and other longtime Ditko fans, and include reprints of the classic Ditko Strange as well. Joe Quesada, it is your moral duty to make this happen.

 

Friday @ Desert Island: CELEBRATE RORY HAYES
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Rory HayesKim DeitcheventsBill Griffith 7 Aug 2008 8:10 AM

FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS & DESERT ISLAND present:
WHERE DEMENTED WENTED: Celebrating the Comics and Art of RORY HAYES

Join us for a book release party and panel discussion featuring:

KIM DEITCH
BILL GRIFFITH
GEOFFREY HAYES
and moderator
DAN NADEL

Listing information:

WHAT: Book Release Party for WHERE DEMENTED WENTED: THE ART AND COMICS OF RORY HAYES, with panel discussion and Q&A
WHO: Dan Nadel, Kim Deitch, Bill Griffith & Geoffrey Hayes
WHERE: DESERT ISLAND • 540 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn, NY • 718.388.5087 • desertislandbrooklyn.com
WHEN: Friday, August 8, 7PM (discussion begins at 8PM)

FREE ADMISSION
An exclusive, limited-edition Hayes silkscreen will be available for this event.

The controversial cartoonist Rory Hayes was a self-taught dynamo of the underground comics revolution. Attracting equal parts derision and praise (the latter from the likes of R. Crumb and Bill Griffith), Hayes emerged as comics’ great primitive, drawing horror comics in a genuinely horrifying and hallucinatory manner (some have called him the Fletcher Hanks of the underground). He has influenced a generation of cartoonists, from RAW to Fort Thunder and back again.

On Friday, Aug. 8, on what would have been Hayes’ 59th birthday (Hayes died of a drug overdose in 1983), Desert Island and Fantagraphics Books will celebrate the life and art of Rory Hayes with a special evening celebrating the release of WHERE DEMENTED WENTED, the first-ever collection of Hayes’ legendary comics and art. Editor Dan Nadel (Gary Panter, The Wilco Book) will moderate a discussion of Hayes’ work with three men who knew and worked with Hayes: Kim Deitch (creator of Waldo the Cat), Bill Griffith (creator of Zippy the Pinhead), and Geoffrey Hayes (brother of Rory and author of the recent Benny and Penny from Toon Books).

WHERE DEMENTED WENTED: THE ART AND COMIX OF RORY HAYES is the first retrospective of Hayes’ career ever published, and features the best of his underground comics output alongside paintings, covers, and artifacts rarely seen by human eyes — as well as astounding, previously unprinted comics from his teenage years and movie posters for his numerous homemade films. The Art and Comix of Rory Hayes also serves as a biography and critique with a memoir of growing up with Rory by his brother, the illustrator Geoffrey Hayes, and a career-spanning essay by Edward Pouncey (a.k.a. Savage Pencil). Also included is a rare interview with Hayes himself.

“Rory Hayes was the real thing; a genuine ‘outsider’ artist. His work retains its raw, primitive power to this day, teetering precariously between chaos and control, madness and oddly endearing teddy bears.” – Bill Griffith

“A great American primitive.” – R. Crumb

WHERE DEMENTED WENTED:
THE ART AND COMICS OF RORY HAYES

Edited by Dan Nadel and Glenn Bray
Essays by Geoffrey Hayes and Edwin Pouncey
$22.99 Paperback Original
144 pages, black-and-white (with 48 pp. in color), 8” x 10”
ISBN 978-1-56097-923-4 • PUBLICATION DATE: AUG. 8, 2008














BBB on IFC
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videotelevisionDash Shaw 6 Aug 2008 4:15 PM

Watch as IFC News interviews Dash Shaw about Bottomless Belly Button at our booth at Comic-Con, intercut with clips from the BBB trailer, footage of karate ballet Spider-Man and other sights from the Con. (If you can't see it above, you can download it here - it's only a 5 MB Quicktime.)

Sketchbook #72
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Los Bros Hernandezart 6 Aug 2008 2:11 PM

Courtesy Mario Hernandez:

Doug Wright Awards
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Ray Fenwickeventsart 6 Aug 2008 2:08 PM

You Torontoans won't want to miss this event on Aug. 7, featuring an art show with Ray FenwickHo Che Anderson, Chester Brown, and many more. The awards themselves are the following night, August 8th, where you can presumably obtain this unlikeliest of jam posters featuring Brown channeling Harold Gray in the lettering dept. and Lynn Johnston channeling Charlie Brown:

 

Goodin goods
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Robert Goodin 6 Aug 2008 1:38 PM

Giraffe postcard by Robert Goodin

Mome contributor Robert Goodin has a couple of new items available in his online shop. How can you not want to buy this silkscreened-on-wood-veneer postcard of a giraffe wearing goggles riding a bike with a sissy bar? C'mon!

Nilsen Schmilsen
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Anders Nilsen 6 Aug 2008 1:27 PM

Sketchbook by Anders Nilsen

The latest batch of sketchbook comics from Anders Nilsen ranges from pure abstraction to some trenchantly funny political commentary.

Tim Lane's blog & website
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Tim Lane 6 Aug 2008 12:51 PM

Tim Lane illustration

Shame On Us Dept: Tom Spurgeon scoops us on pointing out the blog and  website of Abandoned Cars cartoonist Tim Lane.


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