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Flog posts by Fantagraphics' consumer marketing/web editor/hand model guy. Say, buy some books why don't you?
Archive >> December 2007

New Release: Hate Annual #7
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Peter Baggenew releases 14 Dec 2007 12:50 PM


Hate Annual #7
By Peter Bagge

The latest installment in the increasingly eccentric life of Buddy "The Crazy Guy Who Works at the Dump" Bradley involves a war over scrap metal, of all things, when Buddy's old pal and business partner Jay takes over the auto junk yard next door to Buddy's place in an attempt to capitalize on the rising value of used steel. Watch what happens when these two former collector geeks butt heads over a filthy, noisy, heavy yet priceless commodity! Also in this issue: The final chapter (which works as a stand-alone story) of Bagge's "Bat Boy" run in the Weekly World News, and Lovey once again gets involved with a Man of Mystery whose "mystery" is of questionable taste! And as always, there are other odds and ends that round out this one-man anthology.

40-page B&W/color comic $4.95
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Stuff those stockings
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Tony Millionairesales specialsJordan CraneJoe Coleman 13 Dec 2007 3:38 PM
Need some last-minute stocking stuffers? We're here to help. Here's a selection of our tiniest books; there's something for everyone, and they're all affordably priced! (Plus they're all hardcovers, so they won't get bent out of shape if you cram them down into the toe and then pile a bunch of clementines on top.)

And hey, how about a sweet little deal: order all 3 for just $25 (that's $2.95 off the combined cover prices) from now until Christmas. (Note: If you order off the website, the discount won't be reflected in your shopping cart/order confirmation; please state the offer in the comments section and we'll process your order to include the discount. You can also call in your order to 1-800-657-1100.)

Muzzlers, Guzzlers and Good Yeggs by Joe Coleman

Muzzlers, Guzzlers and Good Yeggs

By Joe Coleman

Collects the best of Coleman's tales of true crime and cultural antiheroes, starring an opium-addicted con man, a hobo prostitute, a serial killer/rapist, the Boston Strangler, and institutions that perpetuate human suffering. Ho ho ho!

168-page 4" x 5.25" hardcover $13.00
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The Last Lonely Saturday by Jordan Crane

The Last Lonely Saturday
By Jordan Crane

Largely wordless and cunningly rendered, this little book is sure to touch most folks. An old widower visits his departed wife's gravesite. Little does he know that what the day holds for him will result in this being his last lonely Saturday. Both sweet and bitter, realistic and fantasic, this heartwarming story of love and love lost is told in a beautiful two-color, red and yellow palette.

80-page 4" x 6.25" hardcover $8.00
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Mighty Mite the Ear Mite by Tony Millionaire

Mighty Mite the Ear Mite
By Tony Millionaire

This charming, clever little book contains two simultaneous stories: in one, a wandering ear mite searches for a home; in the other, a lonely ape escapes from the circus. The two stories intersect for a "happy" ending. Suitable for all ages!

32-page 4.5" x 4" hardcover $6.95
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Anniversary party video
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videoFantagraphics Bookstoreevents 11 Dec 2007 1:25 PM
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, two songs from the Tom Price Desert Classic, with more to come!



There are also a couple of clips from Seattle bloggers Mark & Megan here.



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Top 5s and 10s
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under PeanutsPaul Hornschemeierawards 10 Dec 2007 2:31 PM


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.





Dave Cooper's action painting
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videoDave Cooper 10 Dec 2007 1:25 PM


Above, part A of the gallery performance (at Artguise Gallery in Ottawa) of the configuration of Dave Cooper's 8-part painting "The Underbrush Octych," which continues in part B and part C. Dave tracks the progress of the creation of the piece (among other things) on his Flickr stream.

(Links courtesy Jacob Covey, who wasn't able to embed the video in his own post.)



Une plus de sélection
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Jordan Craneawards 10 Dec 2007 1:03 PM


An addition to the list of Official Selections at the Festival International de la Bande Desinée d'Angoulême, this one in the Youth Selections: Jordan Crane's Dans Les Nuages (The Clouds Above). Magnifique!

More anniversary party photos
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Fantagraphics Bookstoreevents 10 Dec 2007 12:35 PM
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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.

Fun
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Fantagraphics Bookstoreevents 8 Dec 2007 11:35 PM
At the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery 1st Anniversary party...

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery 1st Anniversary Party, 12/08/07
Crowded! (More pics after the jump...)


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Happy birskday
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Popeyeevents 8 Dec 2007 4:37 PM
David Lasky, whose birthday is today, points out that it is also the birthday of Popeye creator E.C. Segar.

Yet another reason to celebrate with us at the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery 1st Anniversary party, starting in less than half an hour...

(My Google image search for "Popeye birthday" bore no amusing fruit.)



First look: The Number 73304-23-4153-6-96-8 by Thomas Ott
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Thomas Ottpreviewsnew releases 7 Dec 2007 11:36 AM
The Number 73304-23-4153-6-96-8 by Thomas Ott - page 5

Here's a sneak peek at Thomas Ott's forthcoming, much-anticipated graphic novel The Number 73304-23-4153-6-96-8. The book is nearly complete and currently scheduled for release in Spring 2008. Clicking the image above will take you to Flickr, where you can view larger sizes and soak in all the amazing scratchboard detail.


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