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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 2008

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

Now in stock: Aspects of Mel's Hole exhibition catalog
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under new releasesGary PanterDavid B 3 Dec 2008 5:28 PM

Aspects of Mel's Hole

Aspects of Mel's Hole
By Various Artists

This gorgeous hardbound book is the exhibition catalog for a group art show at Grand Central Art Center in Fullerton, California, inspired by the paranormal land phenomenon known as "Mel's Hole," as heard on Art Bell's radio program. Includes work by David B. and Gary Panter among dozens of others. Published by Grand Central Press. Click "Read More" below for more details on the exhibition and a complete listing of contributing artists and writers.

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Signed bookplate update: Bill Griffith, Josh Simmons
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under signed bookplatesJosh SimmonsBill Griffith 3 Dec 2008 3:29 PM

Zippy: Welcome to Dingburg signed bookplate - Bill Griffith

The next best thing to a signed edition: with select books we'll include a signed "ex libris"-style bookplate, and best of all, it's FREE! The latest additions to our selection are Zippy: Welcome to Dingburg by Bill Griffith (above) and Jessica Farm Vol. 1 by Josh Simmons (below). We also have a restock of plates for Josh's House.

Some conditions apply; click here for more details and the complete list of books available with this FREE premium!

Jessica Farm signed bookplate - Josh Simmons

New Comics Day 12/3/08
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under new releasesNew Comics Day 3 Dec 2008 11:50 AM

This week at your local comics shop: nothing from us. I'm sure they'd still appreciate a visit, though.

Daily links 12/2/08
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under reviewsMartin KellermanJordan CraneDash Shaw 2 Dec 2008 1:25 PM

Publishers Weekly likes Rocky Vol. 2: Strictly Business by Martin Kellerman (scroll about halfway down)

• Another day, another French article about Dash Shaw and Bottomless Belly Button (at MultiBD.com; Google translation), this time including information about an exclusive interview zine and limited stamped edition of the French version of the book

• Congratulations to Jordan Crane for designing one of the best book covers of 2008 (for Michael Chabon's Maps and Legends) according to The Book Design Review (and anyone else with eyes)

Dame Darcy in Portland (OR) Dec. 18
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under eventsDame Darcy 2 Dec 2008 11:18 AM

Join Dame Darcy for an evening of comic signin' and banjo pickin' at CounterMedia bookstore in Portland, Oregon on Thursday, December 18, at 6 PM! Details below.

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Daily Links 12/1/08
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Tom KaczynskireviewsPopeyeMark KalesnikoLilli CarréKevin Huizengajohn kerschbaumDash Shaw 1 Dec 2008 2:05 PM

NPR recommends Mark Kalesniko's Mail Order Bride to "see you through your turkey coma"

Kevin Church describes John Kerschbaum's Petey & Pussy as "sort of a Chuck Jones retelling of The Aristocrats"

I Love Rob Liefeld looks at Ganges #2 by Kevin Huizenga

Pol Culture examines Popeye Vol. 3 by E.C. Segar

The Comics Reporter looks at The Lagoon by Lilli Carré

Wart might be calling Bottomless Belly Button by Dash Shaw the best graphic novel of the year; the Google translation from French is a little confusing... but they certainly like it

Tom Kaczynski's "Doodle Dump"

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