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Arthur on UG Comix
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Rebel VisionsPatrick Rosenkranz 26 Aug 2008 8:51 PM

  

The new issue of the always-worth-checking-out issue of Arthur Magazinefeatures a pretty great three-page review of the new expanded and redesigned softcover edition of Patrick Rosenkranz's Rebel Visions, executed in comics form by Joseph Remnant, a very talented young cartoonist I expect we'll be hearing more of. The mag is available for free all over the place, but you can also read a 2-part, downloadable PDF version available on their homepage. The strip starts on page 21 of the first PDF and page one of the second. 

Persoff Pisses Off the Squares
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Untagged  26 Aug 2008 3:02 PM

Cartoonist Ethan Persoff has created a Tijuana Bible, presented as a replica of a prophetic 1934 comic from Lieberman's Lil' Squeezer Books, starring Bush & Cheney for the Democratic National Convention. All we can say is, right on. 

Free Nate Neal Comics
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Nate Neal 26 Aug 2008 1:57 PM

 

Cartoonist Nate Neal is serializing new pages from his caveman graphic novel, "The Sanctuary," on a newly dedicated Sanctuary blog. New pages will be posted every Sunday. These new pages pick right up after the third print issue of the series, which was originally self-published by Neal and will be available as a pack through Fantagraphics in the Diamond PREVIEWS catalog for January 2009 products. Order yours today! 

For more Nate, check out his non-cavemen work here, as well as his recent stories in MOMEs 11, 12 and the forthcoming 13.  

Weissman on Schulz
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Steven WeissmanCharles M Schulz 26 Aug 2008 1:45 PM

KPCC radio in L.A. ran a story in conjunction with the Riverside Metropolitan Museum's current "Peanuts" exhibition, and spoke with our own Steven Weissman about Charles M. Schulz and his strip. 

You can listen or read a transcript here

Popeye on Plato
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Popeye 26 Aug 2008 1:37 PM

From McSweeney's: Plato's Allegory of the Cave, as explained by Popeye to Bluto. "I'm gonna explain ta yer that we's is either dumb or not so dumb, accordin' ta how ya figger out this allergorter..."

A Life of Mystery: only $12
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Ray Fenwick 26 Aug 2008 1:18 PM

Check out a larger version Ray Fenwick's new print here

Earth 2
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under misc 26 Aug 2008 1:06 PM

  

These real estate signs have become more and more ubiquitous in the Fanta HQ neighborhood. I saw one just yesterday across the street from Clowes Hardware, on my way to Cafe Woodring. (Thanks to Jen for the pic!)

 

20 French Cartoonists Who Dragged Eurocomics into Adulthood
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under The Comics Journalevents 26 Aug 2008 11:59 AM

Kim Thompson has posted an annotated list of the 20 artists featured in his "Vingt sur 20" slide lecture (given at the Alliance Française on July 16, 2008) on The Comics Journal message board for your reference and discussion.

We hinted that we might be bringing you audio of Kim's talk, but Kim will be presenting an improved version at SPX this Fall, so we're going to wait for that!

Preview video/slideshow: Ghost World: Special Edition
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videopreviewsnew releasesDaniel Clowes 26 Aug 2008 11:18 AM

Wondering what's so Special about Ghost World: Special Edition by Dan Clowes? Watch this video/photo slideshow teaser and find out! (Hint: snazzy hardcover format, complete graphic novel and film screenplay, extensive extras including new annotations and rare/never-seen artwork...) Click here if the slideshow doesn't appear above. (And don't miss our pre-order poster giveaway contest!)

Ghost World poster giveaway contest!
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Daniel Clowescontests 26 Aug 2008 9:48 AM

Announcing our Ghost World: Special Edition poster giveaway contest! Pre-order Ghost World: Special Edition by Daniel Clowes directly from Fantagraphics.com and your name will be placed in a random drawing to receive a signed copy of the ultra-limited-edition silkscreen show print (shown below) for the Ghost World: Special Edition exhibit opening this Friday, August 29, at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery. (The poster will be available for purchase ONLY in person at the FB&G and is sure to sell out.)

Daniel Clowes Ghost World: Special Edition exhibit poster

Some rules: limit one entry per person (multiple orders, or ordering multiple copies, while appreciated, will not increase your chances); to be eligible for the drawing, orders must be placed via the Fantagraphics.com website and received before midnight Pacific time the night before Ghost World: Special Edition is listed as "in stock" on the New Releases page of Fantagraphics.com (currently expected to be the week of September 15, but this is subject to change up until the last minute); if you've already placed your order, YES, you're automatically eligible for the drawing; we only have one (1) poster to give away; the winner will be chosen randomly and contacted via email. Good luck!