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World Peace Hulk
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under misc 12 Nov 2008 7:50 PM

James Kochalka couldn't have done it better. Hard to believe this gentle soul would be waging war against the world a mere 28 years later. From Defenders #75 (1979) by Ed Hannigan, Herb Trimpe and Mike Esposito. That Greenpeace address is about a mere mile and a half  from our office; I don't think it's still there. Oh, and NEVER accuse the Defenders of being intolerant. 

Now available: The Tijuana Bibles series
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Pat Moriaritynew releasesEros Comix 12 Nov 2008 5:04 PM

The Tijuana Bibles: America's Forgotten Comic Strips Vol. 9

Now available on Fantagraphics.com: the popular long-running series from Eros Comix, The Tijuana Bibles: America's Forgotten Comic Strips, including the brand-new Volume 9 (shown above) and past volumes #2 and 5-8! (Click here to browse the full list.) This series, edited by Michael Dowers, collects the hard-to-find comics booklets produced mainly in the 1930s that feature the most popular comic strip characters and media personalities of the day in sexually-explicit and outrageously satirical situations. These taboo-busting pamphlets were the original "underground" comix, and this reprint series is of interest to nostalgia buffs, connoisseurs of vintage erotica, and anyone else who likes fun, dirty stories. Each volume features snappy original cover art by Pat Moriarity.

Daily links: 11/12/08
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Steve DitkoreviewsMomeLilli CarréKrazy KatJules FeifferDash ShawBlake BellArf 12 Nov 2008 1:07 PM

The Stranger has lunch with The Lagoon by Lilli Carré

On Blog Flume, Ken Parille offers critical counterpoint to some of Blake Bell's analysis of Steve Ditko's later work in Strange and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko

Vitrola looks at Explainers by Jules Feiffer (in Portugese; Google translation here)

The San Antonio Current looks at Mome Vol. 12, Krazy & Ignatz 1943-1944, and Comic Arf

I Love Rob Liefeld reviews Bottomless Belly Button by Dash Shaw

Your comics-icons-mashup street art of the day

What if God was one of us?
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Untagged  12 Nov 2008 12:02 PM

 

Barack Obama, cartoonist. 

New Comics Day 11/12/08
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under new releasesNew Comics Day 11 Nov 2008 11:47 PM
You may experience a sense of déja vu, or perhaps more appropriately déja ne vu pas, at your local comic shops this week, as once again no new Fantagraphics releases are scheduled to arrive. What does next week hold? Stay tuned to Flog to find out.
Question of the Day
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under misc 11 Nov 2008 2:33 PM
Is it just me or is the Bat-Manga "controversy" the biggest comics non-issue since "is Kramer's Ergot 7 too expensive"? 
Daily links: 11/11/08
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Steve BrodnerreviewsJohn Pham 11 Nov 2008 1:05 PM

Everybody else has the day off, I guess:

Anthem looks at John Pham's Sublife Vol. 1

• Keep a hanky close by for the final installment of Steve Brodner's "Naked Campaign" videos for the New Yorker

 

A Word on the Economy
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Will ElderHumbugHarvey Kurtzman 10 Nov 2008 10:06 PM

 

 

HUMBUG is coming in early 2009.

The Drinky Crow Show
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Tony Millionaire 10 Nov 2008 8:43 PM

Jacob beat me to the punch on the scoop, but here's the full skinny on what might make me break down and get expanded cable again. I just got a sneak peek at the season premiere and it's every bit as hilarious as the pilot, but yet seemed even more visually refined. It also has an extended cameo by the Flight of the Conchords dudes, Bret and Jemaine. Lay-deeeez and gentlemen...

  

The Drinky Crow Show Premieres on Adult Swim in November
Animated Series Based on Tony Millionaire's Award-Winning Comic Strip Maakies

Based on Tony Millionaire's award-wining comic-strip Maakies, The Drinky Crow Show is a new original series slated to debut on Adult Swim on Sunday, Nov. 23, at 12:15 a.m. (ET/PT).  The animated comedy stars Drinky, a suicidal crow with a drinking problem, and Gabby, a depraved monkey.  Both are crew members aboard the SS Maakies, and together they go on a number of misadventures usually involving drunkenness, violence, and mayhem.

  

From executive producers Tony Millionaire and Eric Kaplan, The Drinky Crow Show originally aired in May 2007 as part of Adult Swim's "Night of 1,000 Pilots" and quickly became a viewer favorite.  Millionaire is a cartoonist, illustrator, and author, best known for his series of comic books Sock Monkey and his popular weekly comic strip Maakies, for which he has earned multiple Harvey and Eisner awards.  Kaplan has written and produced for a number of television shows, including The Late Show with David Letterman, Malcolm in the Middle, Futurama, Andy Richter Controls the Universe, and HBO's Flight of the Conchords.  Kaplan is currently co-executive producer for the CBS show The Big Bang Theory.

  

 

Ten episodes are currently in production at Kaplan's production studio, Mirari Films.  

  

Tony Millionaire is a cartoonist, illustrator, and author who is perhaps best know for his popular weekly comic strip, Maakies, and his series of comic books, Sock Monkey.  

Eric Kaplan has written for a number of television shows, including The Late Show with David Letterman, Malcolm in the Middle, Futurama, and Andy Richter Controls the Universe.  

The series theme song is performed by They Might Be Giants.

Voice Talent
"Drinky Crow" - Dino Stamatopoulos (More Orel)
"Captain" & "Uncle Gabby" - David Herman
"Captain's Daughter" - Becky Thyre

 

 

Be sure to look for DRINKY CROW'S MAAKIES TREASURY, the next Maakies book, collecting the last five years of Maakies into one whopping hardcover, hitting stores in April 2009. And of course, there are all of these existing gems.



Let the Campaigning Begin!
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Drew Friedman 10 Nov 2008 8:42 PM