On the interview blog : our forthcoming publication of his graphic novel Top Drawer, artist Hans Rickheit breaks some publishing news The Squirrel Machine, currently projected for a 2010 release. The interview includes some samples of Rickheit's pages, including some "deleted scenes" from The Squirrel Machine, such as above. (Link via Sean T. Collins.)
Daily links: 12/15/08
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Zak Sally, Willie and Joe, Steven Weissman, reviews, Peanuts, Love and Rockets, Los Bros Hernandez, Jules Feiffer, Joe Sacco, Ivan Brunetti, Fletcher Hanks, Fantagraphics Bookstore, Bill Mauldin, Beasts
15 Dec 2008 2:30 PM
The thinks that Boston Globe "Out of Line" blog by Bill Mauldin belongs on more end-of-year Best-of lists Willie & Joe: The WWII Years
Sean T. Collins on the unhinged beauty of by Fletcher Hanks I Shall Destroy All the Civlized Planets!
• Johnny Bacardi puts
on his Top 10 of 2008 list Love and Rockets: New Stories #1
examines Little Nemo's Kat (en Español; The Comic Strip Art of Lyonel Feininger Google translation)
writes an ode to Spurious Ivan Brunetti
Austin English puts 20 questions to Zak Sally
presents a run of Sunday strips omitted from Those Fabuleous 50's our collection of Jack Cole's Betsy and Me
• "They'd make great Christmas presents,"
says of the The Stranger books Beasts!
looks back at the Golden Age with the help of Jules Feiffer's ...nurgh... The Great Comic Book Heroes
The recommends Philadelphia Inquirer box set for holiday gift giving The Complete Peanuts 1967-1970
suggests hitting the adults-only section of Seattlest our Georgetown store for your holiday shopping
looks at the reality-based comics of CuatroTipos Joe Sacco (en Español; Google translation)
Post-It pugilism by Steven Weissman, animated by Chris Diaz
If you want your order shipped within the U.S. to arrive before Christmas via USPS Priority Mail, tomorrow (Tuesday, December 16) is the deadline to get your order in! Orders placed with the Standard shipping option right now will most likely arrive after the holiday. After tomorrow, you'll have until Friday for orders shipped by 2nd Day UPS. We'll post a reminder for that deadline as well.
Don't forget to check out our handy
Holiday Gift Guide for lots of gift ideas for every interest and budget!
...by animator Nick Cross in this music video (I forget where I first spotted this):
Danko Jones - King Of Magazines from Bad Taste Records on Vimeo.
the , Jacob Covey has been previewing some of the prints that will be on display and for sale there Beasts! print show opening tomorrow on the (including Tom Neely's "Skinwalker," above). Beasts! blog
This show is going to be incredible.
While we wouldn't complain if you blew your entire art budget at
our , here are some other worthy things to spend your money on: Beasts! print show
• If you would like to buy some original pages from
, or perhaps some X-rated ABBA fan art, or commission a portrait of your kittycat, House Josh Simmons has your hookup (hat tip: Spurge)
• Maybe you'd like to buy
a limited-edition print based on Jaime Hernandez's cover art for the Criterion DVD of Divorce Italian Style? (Detail above -- via Spurge again)
• Lots of good stuff at the
WFMU Benefit Art Show
The names Washington Post by Dash Shaw one of the 6 "Best Comics of 2008" Bottomless Belly Button
profiles The Wall Street Journal David B.
• Our own Kim Thompson provides some Eurocomics commentary
in a letter to The Comics Reporter
• Look for
Paul Hornschemeier's " Bearsly Windinski" in the next issue of Time Out Chicago, and the German edition of not quite as soon The Three Paradoxes
A couple of interviews for your Friday listening pleasure:
has an audio chat with Inkstuds Ivan Brunetti
On his , Bob Andelman talks to Joe Kubert biographer ( Mr. Media internet radio program ) Bill Schelly Man of Rock
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: Dear Diary...
And don't forget to catch up on
our current 5-day chunk of Martin Kellerman's hilarious Swedish smash-hit Rocky, updated Monday-Friday!
R.I.P. Bettie Page
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under misc
11 Dec 2008 8:20 PM
Dave Stevens, then Forrest J. Ackerman, and now Bettie Page. 2008 has been a brutal year for some of the icons of my Southern California adolescence.