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Just how bad is the economy?
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under misc 4 Mar 2009 7:08 AM
Even Matt Groening can get fired. Stupid, stupid L.A. Weekly. He's your Feiffer.
The Beer Queers
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Peter BaggeJohnny Ryan 3 Mar 2009 9:43 PM

There was a reason for this polaroid caption (I mean, besides the obvious, anyway), but I no longer remember it. Johnny Ryan and Peter Bagge, circa 2001.  

Daily links: 3/3/09
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Stan SakaiMort WalkerLove and RocketsLos Bros HernandezJerry DumasDaniel ClowesBoody Rogers 3 Mar 2009 1:45 PM

• Review: Winsome Icarus (Katherine M. Hill) writes an appreciation of "The Ladies of Love and Rockets"

• List: The A.V. Club would like to see Daniel Clowes's Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron (and Ware's Jimmy Corrigan, and Burns's Black Hole, and 21 other comics) adapted into a movie

• Blurb: Jog previews Sam's Strip: The Comic About Comics by Mort Walker & Jerry Dumas (amongst other of this week's releases)

• Events: Comic Book Resources reports from the "25 Years of Usagi Yojimbo" panel at Wondercon

• Things to see: In honor of the impending release of Boody. The Bizarre Comics of Boody Rogers, Pappy's Golden Age Comic Blogzine posts a couple of Sparky Watts backup stories

Gahan for the Day 2
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under Gahan Wilson 3 Mar 2009 1:28 PM

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Dumb Production Humor
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under production 3 Mar 2009 1:24 PM

We print a lot of our books with Print Vision, based out of Portland. They do good work and roll with the comics jokes. Try em.

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Dash Shaw Future Mome Teaser
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under previewsMomeDash Shaw 3 Mar 2009 12:59 PM

Dash Shaw Mome story preview

On his blog, Dash Shaw presents a 2-page spread from a short story he just finished for an upcoming volume of Mome.

New Comics Day 3/4/09
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under New Comics DayMort WalkerJules FeifferJerry DumasHumbug 3 Mar 2009 11:41 AM

Fantagraphics titles scheduled to arrive at comics shops this week:

Explainers (2nd Printing) by Jules Feiffer (good timing, too, since we just temporarily ran out of our mail-order allotment)
Sam's Strip: The Comic About Comics by Mort Walker & Jerry Dumas 

Check out our descriptions and previews at the links above, give your local shop a jingle to make sure they ordered the books, count up your nickels and then trundle on down there tomorrow.

UPDATE: At least 2 sources are saying that Humbug is shipping this week too, although it's not on the official distributor list. We'll definitely have it at our shop for the art opening on Saturday!

C. Tyler helps veterans with comics
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under new releasesCarol Tyler 3 Mar 2009 10:24 AM

C. Tyler

Click here to read the University of Cincinnati's spotlight on faculty member C. Tyler and her development of an innovative program that helps combat veterans and their families to tell their stories using the medium of comics, with the help of Tyler and her students. The program was inspired by Tyler's latest work, the 3-part graphic memoir You'll Never Know, wherein Tyler recounts her father's WWII combat experiences and the impact the war had on him and his family. You'll Never Know Book 1: A Good and Decent Man is due from Fantagraphics Books later this Spring.

You'll Never Know Book 1 by C. Tyler

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."