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Archive >> December 2008

That's (a) really super Superman
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under miscellany 6 Dec 2008 1:34 PM

Martin Ontiveros shot this photo of a giant Superman that's for sale in the Mission in SF. I know someone out there has been looking for one.

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Didn't Make the Cut
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under Dan DeCarlo 5 Dec 2008 6:10 PM

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Daily links: 12/5/08
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under The Comics JournalRobert CrumbMomeMaxKevin HuizengaJim WoodringJaime HernandezDash ShawBeasts 5 Dec 2008 4:32 PM

• The Daily Vanguard gives Ganges #2 by Kevin Huizenga the #1 spot on its Top 10 Graphic Novels and Comics of 2008, a list which also includes Mome Vol. 12, The Education of Hopey Glass by Jaime Hernandez, and Bottomless Belly Button by Dash Shaw

The Daily Cross Hatch calls Beasts! Book 2 "downright stunning"

Ward Six looks at The Portable Frank by Jim Woodring

USA TODAY Pop Candy is excited about the Brian K. Vaughn interview in The Comics Journal #295

• There's a great illustration by Max in this New York Times article about the future of the publishing industry that we're all reading with great interest

New Robert Crumb comics (via everywhere)

Art Shows
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under Jim Woodringeventsart showsAnders Nilsen 5 Dec 2008 1:10 PM

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Anders Nilsen has a solo show opening tomorrow at Little Bird Gallery in Los Angeles. "It's my first proper solo show. It's mostly a bunch of drawings and paintings I've been doing over the last year or so, of various sizes, and a few covers from issues of Big Questions." Seeing a collection of Nilsen's original work would surely be a great experience.

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Jim Woodring fans might want to check out the Kaiju Invasion at Art Center South Florida.

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Jesse LeDoux show in Rhode Island Saturday.

Also, TONIGHT: Portland's Grass Hut has a grasshutgang show. Le merde, Scrappers, Bwana Spoons, APAK, and Martin Ontiveros will all have new works up.

Webcomics update for 12/5/08
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under webcomicsSteven WeissmanmetaMartin Kellerman 5 Dec 2008 11:15 AM

Chocolate Cheeks by Steven Weissman

Time for the new installment of Steven Weissman's in-progress pages from "Blue Jay," an epic 32-page story from Chocolate Cheeks, the next collection of the Yikes! gang's adventures. In this week's episode: aha, now the title makes sense!

Rocky by Martin Kellerman

And don't forget to catch up on our current 5-day chunk of Martin Kellerman's Rocky (a genuine pop culture smash in its native Sweden), updated Monday-Friday!

Now (almost) in stock: Nocturnal Conspiracies by David B.
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under new releasesDavid B 4 Dec 2008 5:50 PM

EDIT: Oops, I jumped the gun -- this isn't quite in stock yet, but will be soon.  We're still taking pre-orders for it, though.

Nocturnal Conspiracies by David B.

Nocturnal Conspiracies
By David B.

The best-selling author of Epileptic and Babel, and a member of Europe's leading new generation of comics artists, invites us to share in nineteen explorative and most imaginative dreams he has experienced. Strange, scary, beautiful, funny and with an inner logic all their own, these are tales of the inner psyche, rendered in his exquisite neo-clear line style supplemented with a cool second color (much like his Mome work). Published by NBM ComicsLit.

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Ribs for Xmas, or Weissmukkah
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Steven WeissmanOriginal ArtJim Woodringart 4 Dec 2008 2:44 PM

Our pal Steven Weissman would like you to know that the shipping is free on anything you buy from him on Comic Art Collective through Sunday, December 7. Give the gift of Ribs for the holidays!

Jim Woodring (also our pal) has been adding more original art to his CAC page, too. It's mostly sold by now, but it's still there for the lookin'.

Miss Lasko-Gross in Philly tomorrow
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Miss Lasko-Grossevents 4 Dec 2008 2:22 PM
Philadelphians, catch Miss Lasko-Gross at Brave New Worlds tomorrow, where she'll be signing copies of Escape from "Special" and most likely have preview pages from its forthcoming sequel, A Mess of Everything. Maybe she'll do an awesome sketch in your sketchbook, too. The fun starts at 6 PM.
Daily links: 12/4/08
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Walt KellyRobert PollardreviewsLilli CarréKrazy KatKevin Huizengajohn kerschbaumDave Cooper 4 Dec 2008 2:12 PM

Got some extra links from Eric today:

The Village Voice looks at Petey & Pussy by John Kerschbaum and The Lagoon by Lilli Carré

Dr. K calls Petey & Pussy "vile and wrong" in the nicest way possible

CMJ and the Philadelphia City Paper both feature Town of Mirrors by Robert Pollard

The Gosh! Comics Blog blurbs Krazy & Ignatz 1925-1934 and 1935-1944

Dark Worlds enjoys our collections of Walt Kelly's Our Gang

Rip Post presents a bunch of Dave Cooper's recent artwork

At Comicon.com, Jennifer M. Contino interviews Kevin Huizenga

Separated at Birth?
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Daniel Clowes 4 Dec 2008 12:33 PM


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