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HUMBUG 3/7/09 part three
Written by Jason Miles | Filed under Humbug 3 Mar 2009 9:47 AM

 

 

We hope you've enjoyed our continuing photographic preview of but a smidgen of the art & artifacts to be on display at the Fantagraphics Bookstore Saturday March 7th 2009 to commemorate the release of HUMBUG .

Ivan Brunetti Interview
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Ivan Brunetti 3 Mar 2009 7:29 AM

Bookslut talks to our very own Ivan Brunetti about his Yale anthologies of comics. Choice quote from Ivan: "Why dwell on the negative, I always say."

Al Jaffee interview
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under HumbugAl Jaffee 3 Mar 2009 7:03 AM

Al Jaffee talks MAD in this first of a three part interview with Daily Crosshatch, with HUMBUG talk to come...

Jim Flora's White Block Quadrupeds
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Jim Floraart 2 Mar 2009 1:55 PM

White Block Quadrupeds by Jim Flora

"White Block Quadrupeds" is the latest limited-edition fine art print from Jim Flora Art, based on a Flora painting from the early 1940s. More info here.

Daily links: 3/2/09
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under The Comics JournalTed StearnSupermenreviewsMomeMichael KuppermanJules FeifferJohnny RyanIvan BrunettiHernán MigoyaDerek Van GiesonBoody RogersBasil Wolverton 2 Mar 2009 1:45 PM

• Review: Eric teased it; now read the New York Times Book Review review of Supermen!

• Review: Rob Clough examines Jules Feiffer's Explainers

• Review: Rob Clough again, this time reveling in Tales Designed to Thrizzle #4 by Michael Kupperman

• Review: Mania gives The Wolverton Bible an "A" (last item on the page)

• Review: At The SF Site, Rick Klaw says The Wolverton Bible is "amazing" (see sidebar)

• Review: Graphic Novel Reporter says Fuzz & Pluck: Splitsville by Ted Stearn is "a joy to read" (and favorably compares it to Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)

• Review: The Quarterly Conversation examines "the genius" of Fuzz & Pluck: Splitsville

• Review: Sean T. Collins has a bone to pick with Mome Vol. 13

• Blurb: In Robot 6's periodic "What Are You Reading?" column, Tim O'Shea praises Boody: The Bizarre Comics of Boody Rogers

• Blurb: Boing Boing also features Boody

• Interview: I feel like maybe I've seen this Bookslut interview with Ivan Brunetti before, but it popped up in my search feeds today so here it is

• Things to see: Michael Kupperman - 3D!

• Things to see: A recent batch of commissioned artwork by Johnny Ryan

• Things to see: On the Covered blog, Derek Van Gieson does New Mutants #37

• Bookmark: New Mome contributor Hernán Migoya keeps a blog; his post about his Mome appearance is a good place to start

• Oddity: Mike Sterling quotes and comments on some classified ads from the July 1981 issue of The Comics Journal

MOMEntum at MCAD this weekend
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Momeevents 2 Mar 2009 11:06 AM

I'm making my first-ever trip to Minneapolis on Thursday for this event, which I'm very much looking forward to. Any of you Flog readers in Minneapolis out there reading, I'd love to meet you there! 

MOMENTUM: THE NEW COMICS

When: March 6 - April 19, 2009
Where: MCAD Gallery: Concourse Gallery
Opening Reception: Friday, March 6, 6-8 p.m.
Lecture by MOME editor Eric Reynolds: Friday, March 6, 1 p.m., MCAD Auditorium 150
Gallery Talk with Tom Kaczynski and Zak Sally: Thursday, April 9, 6:30 p.m.

mome noun (1553) 1. archaic: fool; blockhead. 2. a quarterly anthology showcasing the best new talent of this decade's rising cartoon generation.

MOMENTUM: The New Comics presents a retrospective of comic artworks published in the Harvey and Eisner award-nominated quarterly Mome (Fantagraphics Books), one of the industry's leading contemporary anthologies. Anchored by an ever-evolving core roster of contributors, the lauded series showcases comic art's best emerging talent alongside some of North America and Europe's most respected creators.MOMENTUM artists include rising stars such as Sophie Crumb, Tim Hensley, R. Kikuo Johnson, Tom Kaczynski, Zak Sally, and Dash Shaw.

Click here for a gallery of sample work from MOMENTUM





Covey's Beasts Unleashed
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Beasts 2 Mar 2009 10:24 AM

Hoity toity graphic design site Faceoutbooks.com talks to our own Jacob Covey about Beasts!

HUMBUG 3/7/09 part two
Written by Jason Miles | Filed under Humbug 2 Mar 2009 9:00 AM

Folks lucky enough to make our public preview and book launch for HUMBUG this coming Saturday March 7th, will find themselves audience to the originals of the 2 covers by Arnold Roth & Al Jaffee for our newly published masterpiece.     Behold...

The Arnold Roth originals we got for the show are unbelievable!     Upon first spying them, most folks here at the office didn't think they were original drawings.     They thought they were old stats.     Roth's work is classy, precise and hilarioius.     Sadly, for Roth, I think the full appreciation of his work is still yet to come.     I predict HUMBUG readers will come away smitten with Roth.

 

The above image is of Al Jaffee's original painting for the cover with vellum overlay showing the potential space for title placement and credits.     Early on in one of our editorial meetings, it was decided by Gary Groth (Editor), Adam Grano (Designer) and myself (Assitant Editor) that it'd more exciting to share the magnatude of Jaffee's hypnotic work sans credits.     To my way of thinking, Jaffee is peerless when it comes to his painted work (runner's up include ALL of Jim Woodring's color work and Dan Clowes' cover paintings for EIGHTBALL #17, 18 and the first hardcover edition of GHOST WORLD).     When Jaffee's painting, the decal like result hums flouescence and stikes some harmonic, vaudvillian chord replicated by none!     Jaffee kills me.

HUMBUG Designer Adam Grano evades the camera.

Kerschbaum interviewed
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under john kerschbaum 2 Mar 2009 8:01 AM
  John Kerschbaum gets the Sunday interview treatment at the Comics Reporter this weekend, about Petey & Pussy. Go read!
Booklist Top 10
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Ray FenwickDash Shaw 2 Mar 2009 7:24 AM

Booklist has announced their list of "Top 10 Graphic Novels: 2009." We're pleased and honored to have two of our finest, tannest books on it:

 Bottomless Belly Button by Dash Shaw

Hall of Best Knowledge by Ray Fenwick