Robert Pollard's "Do the Collage" art exhibit at Studio Dante went off this weekend and Time Out New York sits down for a few questions with the man, as does Spin.com, the latter of which also has some cool photos of the opening and brief interviews with people in attendance about their favorite pieces. This show kicks off a busy year for Pollard as a visual artist, with his Town of Mirrors: The Reassembled Imagery of Robert Pollard art book coming in June from Fantagraphics.
Our man with the video camera (and new sales guy) Jason Miles put together some video clips of Saturday night's blowout at the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery. Below, an intro and, after the page break, twosongs from the Tom Price Desert Classic, with more to come!
There are also a couple of clips from Seattle bloggers Mark & Megan here.
More year-end accolades: New York Magazine has named Paul Hornschemeier's The Three Paradoxes one of its five Best Comics of 2007. Paul is the only American creator on the list (Japan, Israel and Australia are also represented), so hey, I guess that unofficially makes The Three Paradoxes the best American comic of the year! Congratulations, Paul!
Meanwhile, The Complete Peanuts 1963-64 makes it onto Time's Top 10 Graphic Novels of 2007 list. I don't know if the writer is the first to compare Snoopy's doghouse to the TARDIS, but if so, nicely done. We're honored to continue collecting Schulz's work.
Here's a set of really fantastic photos from the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery 1st Anniversary party, courtesy of Dylan Abbott. I think these are the best-looking photos of the bookstore I've seen yet.
The second book of Dan DeCarlo's pin-up work is heading to book stores. Like the previous volume, the material all comes from DeCarlo's work for the third-rate humor magazines of "a simpler time" (read: chauvanist gags that could conceivably be trumped by any six year old).
DeCarlo was a master and it's difficult to deny the adolescent joy of seeing page after page of Riverdale's nightlife, with statuesque Bettys inviting men up to their room, gal pals chatting away in their lingerie, and Veronica-esque strippers grinding in a burlesque show. Alex Chun has loaded the book up with several dozen originals and includes another 150+ pages of spot-colored magazine page reproductions. PLUS: The great Jaime Hernandez wrote an introduction accompanied by a pin-up of his DeCarlo-influenced character Vivian "Frogmouth." AND: Stan Lee wrote a cover blurb! Stan was The Man who hired DeCarlo for the pin-up magazine work. He also wrote any number of the book's gags. The, uh, better ones I'm sure...
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