|Forney covers The Stranger|
|Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under The Stranger, Ellen Forney||4 Sep 2008 1:40 PM|
What makes this extra-great is that it's totally hand-lettered rather than typeset as usual. I've always dug Ellen's lettering.
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The public of all ages is once again invited to enjoy the unique pleasures of Seattle’s most colorful arts community during the Georgetown Second Saturday Art Attack on September 13. This lively celebration of Georgetown’s creative diversity involves up to 30 enterprises programming provocative visual and performing arts, dining, shopping and spontaneous entertainment.
The evening will conclude with “The Summer’s Last Beach Party” in honor of the artists, volunteers, and sponsors of last summer’s Artopia arts festival. Musical entertainment will be provided by the sensational sounds of the DEL LAGUNAS. This instrumental surf and garage combo boasts an impressive pedigree that marks the reunion of [former Fantagraphics staffer - Ed.] Tom Price and Chas Ryan of Seattle’s legendary U-Men. The Del Lagunas will be joined by Georgetown’s own DUBCAR performing a sensuous Caribbean blend of rock ‘n’ roll, old school reggae, funk and soul. Frothy surf films, fabulous music, sand, suds, sun and fun all located at the exotic environment of The Stables. The Georgetown Art Attack is a promotion of the Georgetown Merchants’ Association. For more information contact GMA chair Kathy Nyland, or Larry Reid.
A site visitor tipped us off to FriendFeed, a social networking aggregator site, and we decided to give it a try. If you're hip to their thing, you can subscribe to us and follow our Flog, Flickr, GoodReads, Twitter and YouTube activity all in one place. (You can also follow the feed via RSS.) You might also notice the FriendFeed widget in the right column on Flog, which is currently there on an experimental trial basis. We'll see how it goes!
We're begining production on a collection of Boody Rogers comics, edited by Arf's Craig Yoe (who I recently learned lives in the castle that was used as the girls school on the TV show The Facts of Life). Opening up the first comic on the stack I saw some scratchy handwriting at the bottom of the first page and thought about how many comics I come across that are defaced by kids' scribbles.
Then I realized this old comic isn't from my collection or yours, it's from Craig Yoe's collection. So of course that's Boody's handwriting...
Cynthia Rose, co-curator of La Semaine de la Bande Desinée, presents this excellent summary website with information about the project and hundreds of photos from the events (Kim Thompson's presentation and David B.'s talks and appearances) by photographer Steve Sampson. (This image of Jim Woodring at the David B. signing is particularly unmissable.)
Hey, remember that mammoth quantity of new books we dropped here on the website a couple of weeks ago? A bunch of them should be landing on your local comic shop tomorrow (not today, due to the holiday):
Plus new printings of:
Impress the clerks with your savvy by checking out our descriptions and previews at the links above before heading out to your shop of choice. Happy hunting!
With 5 new issues from ongoing series in our deluxe Ignatz format having just come out this summer, we're giving you a chance to catch up on back issues and check out some of the other series in the format for just $5.95 each — that's over 25% off the $7.95 cover price — throughout September 2008. (Sale ends at 11:59 PM Pacific time, September 30, 2008.) Created by an international roster of cartoonists (from Anders Nilsen to Zak Sally; from Gipi to Igort to Martí), comics in the Ignatz series are magazine-sized, printed in duotone on heavy premium paper, with jacketed covers. Click here to browse all titles in the format!