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Archive >> April 2011

Clowes Stinckers!
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under merchDaniel Clowes 25 Apr 2011 11:01 AM

http://www.fantagraphics.com/images/flog/mike/201104/clowes_melt.jpg

Details are slightly sketchy at this time, but there appears to be a new "Stinckers" (those vinyl stickers that Steven Weissman & Mats?! do) design or series of designs by Daniel Clowes for Meltdown Comics in L.A. Get down there and buy some — they're sure to go fast!

Peter Bagge, vandal
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Peter Bagge 25 Apr 2011 10:27 AM

Peter Bagge, street artist

A great vintage photo of Peter Bagge & an unknown co-conspirator perpetrating some street art, shared by Kaz on Pete's Facebook wall. Pete, you scofflaw!

Down with OPP*: Mister Wonderful
Written by janice headley | Filed under Mister WonderfulFantagraphics BookstoreDown with OPPDaniel Clowes 25 Apr 2011 10:13 AM

* Other People's Publications
** Yeah, You Know Me. 

It's sub-titled "A Love Story," but somehow Mister Wonderful still managed to depress the heck outta me. Such is the power of the one and only Daniel Clowes!

Mister Wonderful was originally serialized in the New York Times Magazine back in 2007-8, and it was such an exhilirating weekly ride, that I'm glad someone collected it into a nice little hardbound book, complete with extra bonus material.

If you didn't read the online strips a few years ago (I can't even imagine...), the "Mister Wonderful" in question is Marshall, an unemployed divorcé, who's been fixed up with Natalie, a woman with some romantic baggage of her own.

I don't wanna give away the ending for anyone who didn't read it on the NYT website (Really? You didn't?? Sorry, I just...), but somehow, the open-ended conclusion just left me feeling bummed out. I guess we're meant to feel hope for this budding couple, but c'mon... This is Dan Clowes we're talking about.

Mister Wonderful, and tons of other Clowes titles and accessories, are currently in stock at the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery, located at 1201 S. Vale Street in Seattle's Georgetown district. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM. Phone: (206) 658-0110. See you there!

Four Color Fear preview at Previews
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under previewsFour Color Fear 25 Apr 2011 9:17 AM

The Corpse That Came to Dinner - from Four Color Fear

The second printing of our smash hit Four Color Fear: Forgotten Horror Comics of the 1950s is in stores now, and the fine folks at Diamond Comics Distributors have posted 9 delightfuly grisly pages from the book on their Previews website. Grab a snack and check it out!

Tim Hensley, Richard Sala artwork to benefit Japan
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Tim HensleyRichard Salagood deeds 25 Apr 2011 8:33 AM

Midnight - Richard Sala

Tim Hensley and Richard Sala are among the artists donating artwork to "Kenji's Light of Hope," an online art sale beginning today with 100% of the proceeds being donated to the Igari Music Therapy Research Center, supporting their mission to provide music therapy to individuals with developmental disabilities and the elderly in the quake-stricken area of Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. The sale "is dedicated to Kenji, a young man with Down syndrome, who is a keen percussionist at Igari MTRC. Kenji's home was badly flooded during the tsunami, and he was rescued with his family after 3 days. Let's ensure that he's able to play the sound block again on all the samba and Latin tunes that he loves!" Tim has donated original Wally Gropius artwork, and Richard has donated the print "Midnight" pictured above. Two great artists, one wonderful cause!

FLASH SALE: 25% off Usagi Yojimbo: The Special Edition, 1 day only!
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Stan Sakaisales specials 25 Apr 2011 12:00 AM

Usagi Yojimbo: The Special Edition by Stan Sakai

In recognition of yesterday's bunny-related holiday and creator Stan Sakai's recent Cultural Ambassador honor, we're offering Usagi Yojimbo: The Special Edition box set at a one-day discount of 25% off, today (April 25, 2011) only! If the Easter Bunny left some extra green in your basket you'll want to hop (yeah yeah) on this special deal!

Things to See: Eleanor Davis in the NYT
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Things to seeEleanor Davis 24 Apr 2011 10:57 PM

Eleanor Davis - New York Times - Spring Poems

Holy Moses, look at this magnificent Eleanor Davis-illustrated layout of spring-themed poems from yesterday's New York Times.

Daily OCD: 4/22/11
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Stephen DeStefanoreviewsPopeyePeanutsJoe SaccoEC SegarDaily OCDCharles M Schulz 22 Apr 2011 7:18 PM

Today's Online Commentary & Diversions:

Lucky in Love Book 1: A Poor Man's History

Review: "Stephen DeStefano is nominated for the 2011 Eisner Awards for his artwork on this book [Lucky in Love Book 1] and understandably so. [...] His style on this book works so well, the feel and mood of the 1940's is dutifully established. The exaggeration in his cartoony style on this book especially with the characters is both hilarious and beautiful. From the linework, to the panel and page design, DeStefano just did an amazing job. Simply beautiful work here. The kind of work that leaves you lingering over every little line or design." – P.D. Houston, Renderwrx Productions

Safe Area Gorazde: The Special Edition

Plug: "After I read and loved Footnotes in Gaza, I had to get [Safe Area Gorazde: The Special Edition], right? It looks pretty flippin’ awesome, plus for this edition, there’s a lot of frontmatter by Sacco in which he discusses the circumstances in Bosnia in the early 1990s." – Greg Burgas, Comic Book Resources

Popeye Vol. 5:   The Complete Peanuts 1979-1980 (Vol. 15)

Plugs: "It’s an embarrassment of riches from the fine folks at Fantagraphics as they deliver not one, but two fantastic comic collections for aficionados to dive into. Not only do we get the 15th volume of The Complete Peanuts covering the years 1979-1980 and featuring an intro from Al Roker, but we also get the 5th volume of EC Segar’s Popeye, Wha’s A Jeep, which introduces us to the magical Jeep. Both volumes? Brilliant." – Ken Plume, FRED Entertainment

Weekend Webcomics for 4/22/11: Kupperman, Weissman & more
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under webcomicsTony MillionaireTim LaneSteven WeissmanRoger LangridgeMichael KuppermanMaakiesKevin HuizengaJon AdamsHans RickheitGabrielle Bell 22 Apr 2011 6:24 PM

Our weekly strips from Kupperman & Weissman, plus links to other strips from around the web:

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Up All Night by Michael Kupperman (view at original size):

Up All Night - Michael Kupperman

Barack Hussein Obama by Steven Weissman (view at original size):

Barack Hussein Obama by Steven Weissman

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And elsewhere:

Amazing Facts... and Beyond! with Leon Beyond by Kevin Huizenga:

Amazing Facts... and Beyond! with Leon Beyond

Belligerent Piano by Tim Lane:

Belligerent Piano - Tim Lane

Ectiopiary by Hans Rickheit:

Ectopiary - Hans Rickheit

Lucky by Gabrielle Bell:

Lucky - Gabrielle Bell

Maakies by Tony Millionaire:

Maakies - Tony Millionaire

Mugwhump the Great by Roger Langridge (at Act-i-vate):

Mugwhump the Great - Roger Langridge

Truth Serum by Jon Adams:

Truth Serum - Jon Adams

More photos of Stan Sakai's Cultural Ambassador Award
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Stan Sakaiawards 22 Apr 2011 4:59 PM

Stan Sakai receiving Cultural Ambassador Award

Stan Sakai award certificate

As we recently posted, Stan Sakai was honored with the 2011 Cultural Ambassador Award by the Japanese American National Museum last Saturday. Stan sent along these additional photos of him receiving the award trophy at the ceremony and the fancy award certificate. Hip hip hooray!


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