I would love to put out
It doesn't hurt that I am close, personal friends with all of the animals in this book.
More info here. I'm told "the dude Andy who runs things goes insanely in-depth," so it should be fun to see what he pulls out of Publishers Weekly's Graphic Novel of 2008.
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Jim Woodring
6 Jan 2009 7:27 PM
We hosted the
release party for our pals Jim Woodring & Paul DiFilippo's Cosmocopia in October, but I've only just begun to dive into this amazing book and objet d'art from our esteemed neighbors at Payseur & Schmidt. It has to be seen to be enjoyed fully, but it includes Di Filippo's new short novel enclosed in a box (with belly band) also containing a 513-piece jigsaw puzzle, "The Artist's Eye," by Jim Woodring. This is a limited first edition of 500 numbered sets, signed by DiFilippo and Woodring. Typical Payseur & Schmidt awesomeness (I actually stole that from their web hype, but it's true). Above is a picture of the completed puzzle from one ambitious fan.
Barely a month after
Bill Griffith graced our emerald city with a fantastic exhibition and book release party, less than a week after he published an homage to our quirky town and his visit, the Seattle P-I has returned the favor by unceremoniously dropping Zippy the Pinhead from its daily print edition, effective this morning. This should be considered an affront to Mr. Griffith, to Seattle's own Fantagraphics, and to all remaining conscious and literate readers of the newspaper. With Zippy gone, enjoy your Funky Winkerbean when you're stuck waiting somewhere with nothing to read but that section of the paper. We would be most grateful if you would consider
(NOTE: new, better email link added) and asking them to bring back America's -- and Seattle's -- favorite pinhead. We will post updates as we get them.
UPDATE: Better email link added above, and I've also been told fans can voice their complaints by telephone by calling the PI's Reader Representative at 206.448.8007.
Daily links: 1/6/09
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Willie and Joe, Tim Lane, Robert Pollard, reviews, Mome, Matt Broersma, Love and Rockets, Los Bros Hernandez, Lilli Carré, Kevin Huizenga, john kerschbaum, Jason, Jaime Hernandez, Dash Shaw, Bob Levin, Bill Mauldin
6 Jan 2009 1:50 PM
• In the day's biggest news, the winner of
is Publishers Weekly's annual Critic's Poll of graphic novels by Dash Shaw, with Bottomless Belly Button by Jaime Hernandez in a 6-way tie for 2nd place and Honorable Mentions to The Education of Hopey Glass by Tim Lane, Abandoned Cars by Lilli Carré, and The Lagoon by the Hernandez Brothers Love and Rockets: New Stories #1
Ben Ostrander sends , which has The Comics Reporter his Top Books of 2008 list by Bill Mauldin on it Willie & Joe: The WWII Years
Marc Sobel lines up his Top Ten Books of 2008, with by Tim Lane at #2, Abandoned Cars by Bob Levin at #3, and "the comics by Most Outrageous Dash Shaw in " at #4, and with Mome by Jason, Pocket Full of Rain and Other Stories by Kevin Huizenga, and Ganges #2 by Matt Broersma in the "Other Noteworthy Books" category Insomnia #3
• We've got 16 entries on
Rob Clough's "Top 50 Comics of the Year", plus 8 honorable mentions; don't make me list them all out
says Comics And... Other Imaginary Tales by John Kerschbaum is "obscenely good fun!" Petey & Pussy
• Not comics:
has the scoop on Magnet Robert Pollard's slate of 2009 records
D.C., get your
D.D. this Friday: CIVILIAN ART PROJECTS is pleased to begin the New Year with two spirited solo exhibitions: Carole Wagner Greenwood's "Ghosts and Circumstance" and Dame Darcy's "Gasoline." The exhibitions will open to the public January 9, 2009 and will be on view until February 7, 2009. Exhibition hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 12 to 6 p.m. There will be an opening reception for the artists on Friday, January 9, 2009 from 7pm to 10pm with a free music performance at 9pm.
Civilian Art Projects 406 7th Street NW, Third Floor Washington, DC 20004 202-347-0022
Daily links: 1/5/09
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Simon Deitch, Roger Langridge, Robert Pollard, reviews, Popeye, Peanuts, Mome, Michael Kupperman, Lilli Carré, Kim Deitch, Kevin Huizenga, Johnny Ryan, Jaime Hernandez, Debbie Drechsler, Dash Shaw, Craig Yoe, Boody Rogers, Bob Fingerman, Beasts
5 Jan 2009 12:39 PM
Michael C. Lorah's "Top Eleven: Best of 2008" at includes Newsarama by Jaime Hernandez and The Education of Hopey Glass by the brothers Deitch Deitch's Pictorama
Jog's "Twenty 'Hot Ones' from 2008" best-of list: (#18), Mome Vol. 12 by Johnny Ryan (#9), and Angry Youth Comix #14 by Kevin Huizenga (#7) Ganges #2
which include Tom Bondurant's choice of Comic Book Resources' new multi-author blog Robot 6 presents their "favorite comics of 2008," by Dash Shaw; Chris Mautner giving Bottomless Belly Button by E.C. Segar the top spot; and Tim O'Shea including Popeye Vol. 3: "Let's You and Him Fight!" by Lilli Carré and The Lagoon by Debbie Drechsler Daddy's Girl
places "the comics of The Oklahoman's "top 10 periodical comic book series of 2008" Kevin Huizenga" at #4
In their "Bull Tongue" column for , Thurston Moore & Byron Coley check out Arthur Magazine by Robert Pollard and declare it "stunning" Town of Mirrors
talks to Newsarama Craig Yoe about Boody Rogers and our upcoming Yoe-edited collection of Rogers's work, Boody: The Bizarre Comics of Boody Rogers
spotlights the comics of Comic Book Resources' "Comics Should Be Good" Michael " Tales Designed to Thrizzle" Kupperman
looks at LIT MOB by Lilli Carré The Lagoon
The Northwest Science Fiction Society takes note of Beasts! Book 2
presents part 2 of their 3-part interview with The Daily Cross Hatch Bob Fingerman
• Douglas Wolk has started sharing pages from his convention sketchbook;
here's Roger Langridge
• Looking for our books in Tokyo?
recommends When Comic Books Ruled the Earth Tower Records in Shibuya
According to , " Boing Boing snoopy" is the 192nd worst password of all time (beating out " buddy" but just behind " chester")
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under previews
5 Jan 2009 12:06 PM
Daily links: 1/2/09
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Thomas Ott, Steve Ditko, Rory Hayes, reviews, Patrick Rosenkranz, Love and Rockets, Los Bros Hernandez, Lilli Carré, Kevin Huizenga, Joe Kubert, Jason, Dash Shaw, Blake Bell, Bill Schelly
2 Jan 2009 2:44 PM
Comic Book Resources concludes their "Best 100 Comics of 2008" countdown: Part III ranks by Kevin Huizenga at #51 and Ganges #2 by Dash Shaw at #41; Bottomless Belly Button Part V has by the Hernandez Brothers at #20 Love and Rockets: New Stories #1
The KEXP blog lists by Robert Pollard as one of "2008's Best Books About Popular Music" Town of Mirrors
Derik Badman's "Best Comics of 2008" list includes as its "Breaking Through in All Sorts of Ways pick" Bottomless Belly Button
In their "Nexus Graphica" column for , Rick Klaw and Mark London Williams include the following titles on their "top ten graphic novel or comics-related publications lists": The SF Site by Thomas Ott, The Number 73304-23-4153-6-96-8 by Blake Bell, and Strange and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko by Patrick Rosenkranz (Mark's #1) Rebel Visions
J. Caleb Mozzocco's top-ten list of "The Best Comics of 2008" includes and Jason's Bottomless Belly Button , with The Last Musketeer on the long list Pocket Full of Rain
names The Village Voice "Pulp Fictions" column and Bottomless Belly Button two of "The Best of 2008" Where Demented Wented: The Art and Comics of Rory Hayes
The counts OC Weekly among "The Year's Best Graphic Books and Novels" Love and Rockets: New Stories #1
reviews The Daily Cross Hatch by Lilli Carré The Lagoon
At , Steven Grant looks at Comic Book Resources by Bill Schelly (about midway through the column) Man of Rock: A Biography of Joe Kubert
Time for the new installment of
Steven Weissman's in-progress pages from "Blue Jay," an epic 32-page story from Chocolate Cheeks, the next collection of the Yikes! gang's adventures. In this week's episode: things going wham in the night!
And don't forget to catch up on
our current 5-day chunk of Martin Kellerman's hilarious Swedish smash-hit Rocky, updated Monday-Friday! This week starts a new storyline, with Rocky back in New York City!