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Jeffrey Brown Emerald City Poster
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Jordan CraneFantagraphics Bookstoreevents 10 Mar 2008 11:35 AM

We'll have more Fanta-specific news about this show soon, but I liked this new Jeffrey Brown poster enough that I wanted to share. Oh, there is some news to share: Jordan Crane has been added! Jordan will be signing at Emerald City as well as having an art show opening at the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery that same weekend. Make your travel plans now!

Stincker Stickers
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Steven WeissmanJohnny Ryan 10 Mar 2008 11:22 AM

Presenting STINCKERS! Collect 'em all! 

Good comics, for free.
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under webcomicsJasonDash Shaw 10 Mar 2008 11:06 AM

Are you reading Dash Shaw's BodyWorldJog is. And he reminds me to tell you that you should, too, because it's free and good! Speaking of free and good, are you reading Jason's Low Moon in the New York Times? Same deal.


It's a Hanks World
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Paul KarasikFletcher Hanksevents 10 Mar 2008 10:51 AM

You have exactly one-week to go over to the Comics Journal website and waste perfectly valuable work time reading an interview with Paul Karasik about Fletcher Hanks. Hanks is featured on the cover of the Journal's Best of the Year issue and they are offering the contents on-line for free this week only as a promotion.

Also, if you in in NYC this coming weekend, Paul will be signing books at Jim Hanley's Universe on Friday, March 14 from 5-7. After the Karasik signing, head on over to Rocketship in Brooklyn for a Hotwire nightcap at 8PM!

...and then on Saturday, March 15, Karasik will be giving a workshop on "Comics Deconstruction" at SPLAT: the Graphic Novel Symposium.


Market speculators take note
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Dash Shaw 10 Mar 2008 10:50 AM
VARIANT COVER ALERT! 
 
This June, we're publishing Dash Shaw's Bottomless Belly Button, a 720-page bombshell of a graphic novel. In a cunning gambit to milk the market for all it's worth, Dash and art director Jacob Covey have come up with a masterstroke of economic manipulation: The Bottomless Belly Button will be published with two different covers! The Bottomless Belly Button tells the story of the Loony family. After 40-some years of marriage, Maggie and David Loony shock their children with their announcement of a planned divorce. The announcement sparks a week-long Loony family reunion at Maggie and David's creepy (and possibly haunted) beach house, with each family member stumbling blindly around one another, often ignoring their surroundings and consumed by their own conflicts.
 
The two covers of Bottomless will feature Maggie (Mom) and David (Dad) Loony. There will be exactly 50% made of the mom and 50% made of the dad (in a gorgeous white and black pantone on Kraft cover stock). Now, Jacob and Dash will tell you that this whole idea is conceptually great because the story is all about the splitting up of the family through the mom and dad's divorce, blah blah blah, but let's make no mistake, this is speculative publishing at its most mercenary. COLLECT THEM ALL! 
 
 
  
Jim B. opening at Tigertail
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Jim Blanchardart 10 Mar 2008 10:43 AM
Here's a few pics of the walls of Seattle's Tigertail, which currently are hosting a lovely Jim Blanchard exhibition... 
 

 
 
 
  
Chocolate Cheeks for 3/7/08 (on 3/10/08)
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under webcomicsSteven Weissmanmeta 10 Mar 2008 10:31 AM

Chocolate Cheeks by Steven Weissman

This installment of Steven Weissman's "Chocolate Cheeks" comes to you slightly tardy and in glorious black and white! In this week's strip: the perils of fame. (Remember, you must be registered and logged in to read.)

BALLS OUT!
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under Kovey Kornereventsart 7 Mar 2008 12:04 PM

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Portland's Grass Hut is expanding their space and celebrating with one helluva art show tonight. Souther Salazar 's piece above-- More info on their site.

Hey look, the new Peanuts book
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under previewsPeanutsnew releases 7 Mar 2008 11:18 AM

The Complete Peanuts 1967-1968 by Charles M. Schulz

Look what arrived at our offices yesterday: advance copies of The Complete Peanuts 1967-1968. It's due in stores in late April; we should have it available to order here on the website a couple of weeks before that. Stay tuned!

The Complete Peanuts 1967-1968 by Charles M. Schulz

You sure are, Snoopy, you sure are. 

Brooklyn: tonight's the night...
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Leah Hayesevents 7 Mar 2008 9:26 AM
... it's gonna be alright...
 



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