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Daily links: 11/24/08
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Zippy the PinheadreviewsLove and RocketsLos Bros HernandezJohn Hankiewicz 24 Nov 2008 12:15 PM

In a video clip from The Late Show embedded on The Huffington Post, David Letterman likens Sarah Palin's vice-presidential campaign to a Zippy the Pinhead cartoon in an interview with Katie Couric

Pol Culture presents a contrary opinion about Love and Rockets: New Stories #1 by the Hernandez Brothers

Top Drawer: 10 Questions gets 10 answers from John Hankiewicz

Drinky Crow Show: watch it now
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Tony MillionairetelevisionMaakiesDrinky Crow Show 24 Nov 2008 10:23 AM

The Drinky Crow Show

There appears to be a whole bunch of The Drinky Crow Show that you can watch right now on adultswim.com. Note to self!

Little Shop of Flora's
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Jim Flora 24 Nov 2008 9:59 AM

Jim Flora 2009 calendars

Irwin Chusid, doyen of all things Jim Flora, announces that the Little Shop of Flora's is now open for all your Florabilia and Floraphenalia needs (cards, calendars, tees &c.).

TONIGHT!
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under Tony MillionaireMaakiesDrinky Crow Show 23 Nov 2008 10:01 AM

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I just noticed that the clip reel at Mirari Films has some previews of upcoming Drinky Crow Show episodes and it looks like they're just going to get better. (Also shows a little of the Buddy Bradley animation they did.)

Also, if you don't have cable I understand that each week they stream the shows on the Adult Swim Website.

Signed bookplate update: Ryan & Bagge
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under signed bookplatesPeter BaggeJohnny Ryan 21 Nov 2008 3:49 PM

Comics Are for Idiots! by Johnny Ryan - bookplate

More signed bookplates continue to come in: we've got brand new ones available for Johnny Ryan's Comics Are for Idiots!: Blecky Yuckerella Vol. 3, and they're back in stock for Peter Bagge's Buddy Does Seattle. These nifty, gifty signed bookplates are only available when you order direct from us!

Some conditions apply; click here for more details and the complete list of books available with this FREE premium!

Buddy Does Seattle by Peter Bagge - bookplate

Daily links: 11/21/08
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Rory HayesOriginal ArtKrazy KatKim DeitchJR WilliamsJosh Simmonsjohn kerschbaumJim WoodringJim BlanchardGilbert Hernandezawards 21 Nov 2008 2:08 PM

• More French awards news: La Rivière empoisonnée, the French edition of Gilbert Hernandez's Poison River (collected by us in the new volume Beyond Palomar as well as its own older collection), is nominated for the Selection Patrimoine (Heritage Prize) 2009, to be awarded at the Festival International de la Bande Desinée d'Angoulême (caught by Spurge)

• I Wish I Had A Spare $200 Dept: New art for sale from Jim Woodring (going fast!)

PLAYBACK:stl says Deitch's Pictorama has "a groovy charm" and "a vibe of pure fun"

For The Patriot-News, Chris Mautner looks at Where Demented Wented: The Art and Comics of Rory Hayes

Elsewhere (Newsarama), Mautner talks to Ivan Brunetti

Look, it's Jim Blanchard & J.R. Williams at APE

Eye on Comics looks at Petey & Pussy by John Kerschbaum

• On the Inkstuds audio podcast: Josh Simmons

The Beat reports from a recent NYC event featuring some of our favorite Euro-comics artists

The Times-Union posts an essay about the mixed-race heritage of George Herriman and its effect on Krazy Kat (via The Daily Cartoonist)

Webcomics update for 11/21/08
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under webcomicsSteven WeissmanmetaMartin Kellerman 21 Nov 2008 11:53 AM

Chocolate Cheeks by Steven Weissman

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: A big reveal!

Rocky by Martin Kellerman

This is also a great time to catch up on our current 5-day chunk of Martin Kellerman's Rocky, updated Monday-Friday!

All for free! No registration required! Fun times!

BEASTS Art Exhibition & 2nd Anniversary Gala
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Ted StearnPeter BaggeJim WoodringJim BlanchardFantagraphics BookstoreeventsEllen ForneyBeastsart shows 20 Nov 2008 2:43 PM

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery Celebrates 2nd Anniversary on December 13 with a Spectacular Party and BEASTS Art Exhibition!

Over the course of two years, Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery has become woven into the region’s cultural fabric and drawn attention to an impressive array of local, national and international narrative cartoonists, illustrators, graphic designers, and fine artists while providing a showcase for Seattle-based publisher Fantagraphics Books. To celebrate the second anniversary of this stimulating space, Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery hosts a festive gala and reception for the phenomenal BEASTS BOOKS 1 & 2 book launch and art exhibition on Saturday, December 13 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM.

Since its publication in December 2006, BEASTS BOOK ONE has become a pop culture sensation, quickly selling out two printings and finding an enthusiastic worldwide audience. Meticulously designed, the book combines colorful illustrations of mythical monsters with imaginative text describing the folkloric origins and characteristics of these creatures. The brainchild of Fantagraphics Books design director Jacob Covey, the first BEASTS volume included accomplished contributors including Art Chantry, Tim Biskup, Tony Millionaire, Richard Sala, Martin Ontiveros, and Jordan Crane among many others. BEASTS BOOK TWO, which will debut at the December 13 event, continues the tradition of illustrations from interdisciplinary international luminaries including David B. (France), Jaime Hernandez (US), Femke Hiemstra (Netherlands), Toby Tam (China), Kim Deitch (US), Tatsuro Kiuchi (Japan), and many more. To commemorate the publication of BEASTS BOOK TWO and the simultaneous release of the paperback edition of BEASTS BOOK ONE, Covey has selected 45 representative artists from both volumes for an eclectic exhibition of original works and fine art prints.

The 2nd Anniversary celebration and BEASTS reception will be hosted by Fantagraphics stalwarts Ellen Forney, Jim Woodring, Jacob Covey, Peter Bagge, Jim Blanchard and special guest Ted Stearn. Musical entertainment will be provided by Peter Bagge’s new pop combo Can You Imagine? featuring celebrated musician and producer Steve Fisk. The public of all ages is welcome and admission is free. Guests can peruse a new crop of bad ass books and exquisite gifts from the Northwest’s most adventurous purveyor of comics, graphic novels and low brow art.

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is located at 1201 S. Vale Street (at Airport Way S.) in Seattle’s lively Georgetown arts community. Open daily 11:30 – 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM. Phone 206.658.0110. The 2nd Anniversary Gala and BEASTS exhibition on Saturday, December 13 coincides with the festive Georgetown Second Saturday Art Attack featuring visual and performing arts presentations throughout the neighborhood. Please join us for this auspicious occasion.

Listing Information

BEASTS art exhibition and 2nd Anniversary Gala
Saturday, December 13, 6:00 to 9:00 PM
Music by Peter Bagge’s CAN YOU IMAGINE?
BEASTS exhibition of original art and prints by 45 artists continues through January 10, 2009.
Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery
1201 S. Vale St. (at Airport Way S.) Seattle, WA 206.658.0110
Open daily 11:30 – 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM
www.fantagraphics.com/bookstore

A selection of imagery in a variety of formats is available for publication. For additional information contact Eric Reynolds at Fantagraphics.








Daily links: 11/20/08
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Ray FenwickLinda MedleyLilli CarréEllen ForneyDash ShawCharles BurnsawardsAnders Nilsen 20 Nov 2008 1:17 PM

• Dash Shaw's animated trailer for Bottomless Belly Button is now available to watch on ComicBookTrailers.com (in addition to on our own site)

• Speaking of Bottomless Belly Button, Matthew Brady takes a good look at the book

• Congratulations and good luck to Linda Medley for being named a finalist (and the only American on the list) for the Prix de la Critique 2008 by the Association des Critiques et Journalistes de Bande Dessinée for Château l'Attente, the French edition of Castle Waiting

More stunning sketchbook pages from Anders Nilsen

Austin English has some very nice things to say about Lilli Carré's The Lagoon

Ellen Forney has some bad-ass Brazilian jiu-jitsu desktop wallpaper for you to download

Stickers and Donuts declares "Ray Fenwick is my boyfriend"

Brian Ralph asks: "Did Charles Burns make this mask?" Note: Pee-Wee Herman is involved

BEASTS! Print Show: MAHLER
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under nicolas mahlerBeasts 20 Nov 2008 12:01 PM

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Freshly arrived Nicolas Mahler Palesmurt screenprint for the Dec. 13th BEASTS! print show. Only five of these are available on this continent. (Note that this is not the art that appears in the book... It's bonus Mahler!)