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The Naked Campaign
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Steve Brodner 2 Oct 2008 9:53 AM

Holy moses, watching Steve Brodner draw McCain and Palin is pretty goddamn awesome.

Leah Hayes covers Ryan Adams
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Leah Hayes 2 Oct 2008 9:45 AM

Leah Hayes did the album art/packaging for the limited-edition vinyl release of Ryan Adams' new album, called "Cardinology."

They also made a T-shirt out of the cover of the album, and inside the LP is a 12-page comic, illustrating the lyrics for the album. A must-have for Hayes or Adams fans (Eric Buckler, this is for you).  

 

New Comics Day 10/1/08
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under new releasesNew Comics Day 2 Oct 2008 9:33 AM

Sorry we're a day late with this! Scheduled to arrive at your local comics shop yesterday from Fantagraphics:

The Complete Peanuts 1967-1970 Box Set by Charles M. Schulz
Meat Cake #17 by Dame Darcy

As usual you can view previews and get more info at the links above... you'll especially want to check out the preview for the Peanuts box set since that comes shrink-wrapped and your neighborhood comic shop clerk probably isn't going to want you peeling it open...

Abandoned Cars online
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Tim Lane 2 Oct 2008 7:32 AM

  

Go read: NY Magazine previews ABANDONED CARS with an exclusive excerpt from the book

Mark Newgarden: Ultimate Yard Sale
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under Mark Newgarden 1 Oct 2008 12:51 PM

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If you're anywhere near Brooklyn you would be crazy to miss a yard sale that includes Mark Newgarden (creator of the Garbage Pail Kids, etc.):

COLOSSAL Multi-Family GARAGE SALE! So big, it's practically an entire Flea Market! This weekend! Saturday, October 4 & Sunday, October 5, 10am - ?

A MOUNTAIN OF TREASURE INCLUDES: Collectibles, Antiques, Art Books, Kid’s Books, Vintage Paperbacks, All kinds of Books, Old Magazines, Advertising, Comics, Paper Ephemera, Posters, Maps, Records, Record Players, CDs, Vintage Toys, Old Squeak Toys, Vintage Games, Projectors, Vintage Film Boxes, Old Cameras, Electronics, Vintage Women's Clothes, 30's, 40's, 50's, 60's & 70's Kitchenware, Assorted Vintage Trays, Housewares, Antique Linens, Fabric, Tables, Chairs, Homemade Stools, Shelves, Lamps, Clocks, Mirrors, Waste Baskets, Old Office Supplies, Old School Chairs, School Coat Rack, Old Wooden Sled, Primitive Ladder, Old Watering Cans, Christmas Paraphernalia, Kitschy Paintings, rude Vintage Gags, Mesquite Mexican Shrine, Antique Brooklyn Soda Bottles, like-new 70's TWA Flight Bags, Religious Statuettes, Vintage Wooden Butler, Mannequins, and too many Oddities to list!

Cheap prices for excellent stuff. No earlybirds please!

Williamsburg, Brooklyn @ corner of North 8th & Havemeyer Streets

You can just hang out at his website until then.





Comics Folk for Obama
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under misc 1 Oct 2008 12:26 PM

  

JOIN HERE.

 

Pollard prints
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Robert Pollardart 30 Sep 2008 8:07 PM

Robert Pollard - Greetings from Camp Confusion

Robert Pollard and Hard Pressed Studios have released the first in a series of 5 limited-edition silkscreen prints based on Bob's collage artwork (as seen in our new book Town of Mirrors). The first, Greetings from Camp Confusion, is available now from Rockathon Records (Bob's official merch arm) or direct from the printer.

David Levine: American Presidents Exhibit in NYC
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under videoeventsDavid Levine 30 Sep 2008 1:11 PM

John McCain and Barack Obama by David Levine

August 30, 2008, New York, NY - Forum Gallery presents American Presidents & Selected Paintings: 1966 - 2008, including nearly 50 paintings and drawings by David Levine, America's acclaimed observer of humanity and politics. For over four decades Levine has entertained readers of The New York Review of Books with his often-satirical portraiture of public figures. The current exhibition brings together these caricatures and Levine's intimate painted portraits of the diverse characters that populate New York City.

The exhibition features a selection of more than 40 political figures from the caricatures the artist has created since he began working for The New York Review of Books in 1963. With the November 2008 presidential election upon us, Levine's sketches of the Kennedys, Nixon, Carter, Reagan, George H.W. Bush, the Clintons and their advisors and appointees are a wry and incisive reminder of how history informs and embellishes political life.

The exhibition celebrates the release of David Levine's new book, American Presidents, 128 pages of Levine's caricatures and anecdotes chronicling five administrations in some of their most notable and shameful moments. As Bill Moyers and Michael Winship write in their foreword to the volume:

"For more than four decades, David Levine has pierced the public image of America's presidents and politicians with a fistful of sharpened pen nibs and gallons of India ink carefully tinctured with carbolic. 'Politicians should be jumped on as often as possible,' he once told Time Magazine. Levine pounced where many feared to tread."

David Levine's caricatures and paintings are featured in public and private collections across the country including, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; The National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; The National Portrait Gallery, London, UK; The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY; The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; and The Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

A November 2008 Vanity Fair article will chronicle David Levine's art and life, and Forum Gallery is producing a video interview with the artist to discuss his upcoming exhibition, his new book, and his recent retirement from 40 years at The New York Review of Books.

American Presidents by David Levine

The 128-page Fantagraphics book, American Presidents, with an introduction by Bill Moyers and Michael Winship and commentary by the artist, accompanies the exhibition and is available for $20 plus $2. S&H. An opening reception will take place on Thursday October 2, 2008 at Forum Gallery, 745 Fifth Avenue at 57th Street, Fifth Floor. The exhibition continues through Saturday November 8, 2008. For more information, images or B-roll please contact Rachel Feinberg at Forum Gallery.

LOCATION: 745 5th Avenue at 57th Street, 5th Floor

HOURS: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday - Saturday

TELEPHONE: 212-355-4545

FAX: 212-355-4547

View the exhibition HERE

View VIDEO of this exhibition:

© David Levine , courtesy of Forum Gallery, New York, NY

Tijuana Terrorist
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under misc 30 Sep 2008 12:47 PM

Greg Zura, sales manager for a decade here at Fantagraphics, you forgot some of your stuff when you quit to pursue writing*. We found this Tijuana Bible portrait of Osama Bin Luba behind your desk.

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*Sort of.

Tim Lane show pics
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Tim Lane 30 Sep 2008 12:22 PM

Subterranean Books has some great pics up from Tim Lane's art show and book release party last Friday night.  Here's one of the author with a life-size cut out that I want for my living room: