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Ron Rege's Cartoon Utopia...
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under art 19 Feb 2008 8:11 AM

...is reality!
Cats love comics
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Hotwirearbitrary cuteness 18 Feb 2008 2:56 PM

Cat + Hotwire

Found on Flickr, from user Jessie Johnson. Taken at Comic Relief in Berkeley.

Free download: Laura Warholic, Chapter 1
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under previewsAlexander Theroux 18 Feb 2008 2:31 PM

Laura Warholic by Alexander Theroux

Attention lovers of prose literature: we've put the entire first chapter (along with the indicia and Table of Contents) of Alexander Theroux's novel Laura Warholic or, The Sexual Intellectual online as a FREE download (PDF format, 260KB).

Get Yer Signed Hopey! Win art!
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Jaime Hernandezcontests 18 Feb 2008 12:49 PM

  

Our pals at PanelToPanel.net are offering an exclusive signed bookplate edition of Jaime Hernandez's forthcoming THE EDUCATION OF HOPEY GLASS. Better yet, everyone who purchases a copy gets entered into a free drawing to win the bookplate's original art by Jaime, while a runner-up will receive a set of L&R trade paperbacks! Meanwhile, here's a new PTP interview with Jaime!

LUST in EW
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Ellen Forney 18 Feb 2008 12:45 PM

Ellen Forney: Better than Guy Deslisle, on par with George Perez! From last week's Entertainment Weekly.


Scavenger hunt answers
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under metacontests 18 Feb 2008 11:52 AM

Congratulations and thanks to everyone who entered our Scavenger Hunt contest! We only had one incorrect answer (and one that our judges are still looking into) out of 18 entries. Our randomly-selected Grand Prize 50%-off coupon winner is Michael Pang of Phoenix, Arizona. We've notified all the winners, so if you entered, check your inbox!

For the record, here are the questions and the answers we were looking for:

  1. What is the name of the mermaid character in Dame Darcy's Meat Cake?
    Effluvia
  2. Buddy Bradley's pal Stinky was the lead singer of what band?
    Leonard and the Love Gods
  3. What artists make guest appearances in Robert Crumb's Self-Loathing Comics #2?
    Charles Burns, Art Spiegelman, Pete Poplaski (a lot of folks missed Pete, but we let them slide)
  4. The cover of Zero Zero #10 is a parody of what famous magazine?
    Rolling Stone
  5. What animal did Jim Woodring's grandfather invent a trap for?
    Gopher
  6. What famous actor provided lead voices in the "Terr'ble Thompson" musical?
    Art Carney
  7. What does the acronym GASH stand for?
    Ghoul Appreciation Society Headquarters
  8. Who is the Italian co-publisher of the Ignatz Series?
    Coconino Press
  9. In which volume of The Complete Peanuts does Frieda make her first appearance?
    Vol. 6 (1961-1962)
  10. What day is Popeye creator E.C. Segar's birthday? (Hint: try the blog for this one.)
    December 8

We're still brainstorming what our next contest might be... stay tuned!


















Life Imitates Art, Part 2
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Drew Friedman 18 Feb 2008 9:09 AM

Ladies and gents, the great Carl Ballantine, taken yesterday in Los Angeles by Stephen Cox (who also took the awesome Larry Storch pic from the weekend). 

 

Low Moon, Part 1
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Jason 18 Feb 2008 9:03 AM
Yesterday saw the debut of the latest New York Times comic strip, LOW MOON by Jason! Huzzah! And it's a decaffeinated Western, no less.
Life Imitates Art
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Drew Friedman 16 Feb 2008 6:27 PM

Ladies and gentlemen, the great Larry Storch!

Speaking of Drew Friedman (and More Old Jewish Comedians), check out these three pictures of Drew's ridiculously cool studio, taken recently by (and ©) David Burd:

 

 

1st look at Ghost World Special Ed. cover
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Daniel Clowes 16 Feb 2008 6:06 PM

Here's the first look at the forthcoming Ghost World Special Edition cover by Daniel Clowes. This jpg won't do the book justice: it's a deluxe hardcover with silver ink and spot varnish and perhaps some slight tweaking still to come by Mr. Clowes. The book is going to be amazing, in the vein of the impeccable Palestine Special Edition, though with even more uncollected material than that book. Weighing in at nearly 300 pages, it includes the original classic graphic novel, the Academy Award-nominated screenplay, and almost 50 pages of supplementary material never before collected, including several new strips created for the book, a new introduction and annotations to the graphic novel by Clowes, as well as a comprehensive retrospective of every piece of GW artwork and merchandise related to the book and film. 

 We'll preview more soon; expect book to be in stores by early summer.