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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."

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