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|Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under misc||25 Aug 2008 9:19 AM|
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If anyone has tried to email me directly in the last week or two and not received a response, there's a good chance I never got the message. I had a major laptop meltdown last week and there was a window of a day or two where I was unable to get my messages and it looks like they've disappeared. If I owe you a reply and haven't given one, please send me an email again before thinking I'm a negligent dick. Thanks!
No, not really. But now that I've planted the seed for a great commercial after seeing the above screenshot from the Batman TV show (think about it, Nike, Batman may even be a better role model than most NBA stars and since he isn't real, he'll do what you want), don't forget to send me a check. From Batmania's awesome Los Onomatopeyas.
The Washington Post ran a major feature on graphic novels this morning, but the highlight is this handsome strip created to accompany the piece, by Post writer Bob Thompson and MOME contributor Jonathan Bennett, about Thompson's visit to the studio of Art Spiegelman and Francoise Mouly.
A couple of Friday night videos for your enjoyment, consisting of footage filmed in Seattle's Georgetown neighborhood (where our Bookstore & Gallery resides) in the early 1990s, and featuring sound design (and a cameo) by our own Nico Vassilakis. These are very cool. (If they don't display below, click for Part 1 and Part 2.)
Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Has it really been 3 weeks since we brought you the last 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? Indeed it has. For the record: Steven skipped 8/8, and then I missed putting up last week's installment due to various meshugaas. To make up for it, this week we're giving you a double dose! WARNING: Possibly upsetting for the very sensitive (you know who you are)! (Remember, you must be registered and logged in to read.)
Reviews that popped up on our radar this week:
• Blog@Newsarama highlights a bunch of our releases that arrived in comic shops this week
• Jarett Kobek's examination of Strange and Stranger includes this intriguing quote: "My guess would be that if Ditko's creator-owned work were being judged independent of What Came Before, it wouldn't be spoken of as a Decline, but rather in the same way that we have begun to discuss an outsider artist like Rory Hayes. (Note: not likening Ditko's work to that of Hayes.)"
• We've got a fingernail-buffing 17 slots on Alan David Doane's "100 Must-Read Graphic Novels" list, with 3 in the top 10 (plus two collections of comics originally published by us)
• Boing Boing is excited for our upcoming Boody Rogers book
Here's another multimedia preview of a recent release: the new printing of The Complete Crumb Comics Vol. 14: The Early '80s & Weirdo Magazine. (Actually, shhh, the video and photos are of a copy of the previous edition... see if you can catch me covering up the old cover price with my thumb!) Click here if it doesn't appear above.
We've got some teasers of upcoming releases that we'll be unleashing next week, so watch this space...
Enjoy this look at the new issue of The Comics Journal, featuring the definitive mega-interview with the Deitch clan. Tip: For a closer look with legible text (in other words, to actually read the preview), click through here to the photoset, select an image, click "All Sizes" at the top of the photo, and then click "Original." Click here for the slideshow if it doesn't appear above.