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Archive >> January 2008

Our multi-talented staff
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under staff 24 Jan 2008 11:52 AM

Several Fantagraphics employees have new projects out now or coming soon. Warehouse manager Nico Vassilakis has Text Loses Time, a new book of bracing poetry and text-based art from Many Penny Press (available at Georgetown Records, the conjoined twin of the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery) -- stay tuned for an announcement of the book release party:

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery 1st Anniversary Party, 12/08/07

New sales guy Jason Miles has Dead Ringer, a new book that is part comic, part print portfolio, and all amazing, coming soon from La Mano:

And our Art Department production maestro Paul "Diamond Blow" Baresh has a new solo CD titled Luv Juice & Atomic Rock out now:

And don't forget the new CD from Extravagant Bachelor, the ongoing exploits of Fox Hollow, Kristy Valenti's columns for Comixology, Jacob Covey's freelance design work... and much more that I'm unaware of, I'm sure.

I never saw this...
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Tony Millionaire 24 Jan 2008 11:02 AM

... Tony Millionaire album cover before. 

   

Online Comics: Dash, Ribs, LOL, Satanas
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under webcomicsSteven WeissmanKovey KornerDash Shaw 23 Jan 2008 5:11 PM

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You are keeping up on the beautiful strip, Bodyworld, from Dash Shaw, right?

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I mean, after you read Steven Weissman's "Yikes," of course. (Which may still be moving around on our site but is currently at this link.)

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Meanwhile, the world of bad internet spelling and hobo fetishism has it's very own tribute in Adam Koford's more-than-daily "Laugh Out Loud Cats." It's a gimmick that has limited mileage but it's also a charming homage to classic cartooning that I enjoy seeing. I may even buy a panel featuring his endearing LOL cat, Pip, considering they sell for just 20 bucks.

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One of my other favorite Flickr stops: Satanas pages from Stephane Prigent. Totally indecipherable yet utterly engrossing, I love these comics. Uhh, IF they're comics.

New Website Feature of the Day: Avatars
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under meta 23 Jan 2008 3:37 PM

Avatars... icons... whatever you want to call 'em, we've got a whole mess of 'em that you can save and use to represent yourself in all of your social networking, instant messaging, blogging, and other online endeavors, all right here on this page. From Blecky to Stinky to Zippy... Frank to Fritz to Fantomah... and we're happy to take your suggestions for more, so leave a comment if your favorite character or book isn't represented!

We interrupt this Maakies
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Tony Millionairepreviewscomic strips 23 Jan 2008 8:43 AM
A sneak peek at Tony Millionaire's next strip. Brought to you by MAAKIES.com.
New Website Feature of the Day: Desktop Wallpapers
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under wallpapersmeta 22 Jan 2008 3:22 PM

Have you ever wanted Dan Pussey on your computer screen?

Or Buddy Bradley?

Or maybe naked Hector's more your speed?

We've put together a selection of 17 downloadable desktop wallpapers in a variety of sizes for your monitor-enhancing enjoyment, and we'll be adding more as time goes on. Leave a comment here if you have any requests!

There's a 1st time for everything...
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Gary Panter 22 Jan 2008 3:08 PM

... such as Gary Panter working for Marvel!

Man, I really gotta get to a comic shop more often.

The Conversation Series: R. Crumb
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Robert Crumb 22 Jan 2008 11:44 AM

I just picked up this neat little book that I hadn't heard a thing about: The Conversation Series Vol. 1: R. Crumb & Hans Ulrich Obrist. I've only just started reading; it's small, 50-page chapbook featuring the transcript of an interview conducted with Crumb in Paris a couple years ago by the curator and editor Hans Ulrich Obrist. I'm only five pages in, but I can already recommend it, beginning as it does with a great discussion about the sorry state of contemporary architecture and how we got here. It's somehow reassuring to know that Paris is just as fucked as my neighborhood in Seattle when it comes to tearing down history so we can have more soulless condo complexes and big box retailers.


Josh Simmons interviewed...
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Josh Simmons 22 Jan 2008 8:22 AM

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... about his next book, JESSICA FARM, as well as HOUSE and more. At the Pulse.

Stinkies sting
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Rick Altergottlife imitates comics 22 Jan 2008 8:18 AM

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