|Things to See (and Buy): Peter Bagge originals at Comic Art Collective|
|Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Things to see, Peter Bagge, Original Art||3 Jan 2011 10:39 AM|
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Teaser time! Just last week Gahan Wilson sent us the new original art for the cover of our forthcoming definitive collection of his National Lampoon strip Nuts (it's looking like a 2012 release) — here's a scan courtesy of our production wiz Paul Baresh. This one's high on my personal list of projects I'm looking forward to!
This month's issue of Booklist includes reviews of four of our recent publications, excerpted below:
The Littlest Pirate King: "David B.’s swirly touches and jolting figures have the unnerving quality of a not-quite nightmare, and the sometimes frank bloodiness and scary passages are probably right in line with the reality of kids’ unwhitewashed imaginations. What’s most refreshing is how well this maintains a sense of subversiveness while ending on an oddly touching, though definitely vexing, note." – Ian Chipman
Special Exits: "Emotional and physical crises are depicted naturalistically, never hyped up to tug the heartstrings or extort pity, and the parents’ personalities are convincingly and lovingly evoked. The end-of-life literature is vast and mostly practical and advisory. Though not without value as counsel, Farmer’s contribution is primarily a work of art, moving and beautiful." — Ray Olson (Starred Review)
Unexplored Worlds: The Steve Ditko Archives Vol. 2: "Even though he’d only been working in comics for a couple of years when he drew these 1956 tales, they already display Ditko’s distinctively cockeyed style and his characteristically powerful compositions. [...] As Bell remarks in his insightful introduction, what makes Ditko's early work notable is 'the dichotomy between what he was given and what he was able to accomplish.'" – Gordon Flagg
What I Did: "While all the pieces postdate the time when Jason decided to give the long, lean characters in his stories dog, bird, and cat heads, these tales are less fantastic, less parodic, and more poignant than his later stories... The Iron Wagon, an adaptation of a classic Norwegian crime novel, is the grimmest, starkest thing Jason has ever done, as powerful as a dark Ingmar Bergman film, despite those animal heads." – Ray Olson
*(Alternate post title: "Betolicious")
Let's flash back a few years to the video for "Bootylicious Rockwilder Remix" by Destiny's Child featuring Missy Elliott...
Say, what is that Beyoncé's wearing?
Can we get a better look?
Why that's... that's...
...that's a (re-styled) Gilbert Hernandez New Love #1 t-shirt!
(Via Carol Hernandez on Facebook. Post title inspired by Sean T. Collins's Bowie Loves Beyoncé Tumblr.)
...about a certain beloved cartoonist and his work drawing the beloved adventures of a certain beloved family of cartoon ducks, but if not, head over to Robot 6 for the exclusive scoop and interview with Gary Groth! We've been sitting on this news for a while and we couldn't be more excited. Our official announcement is in the pipeline and coming soon.
Happy New Year! If you're like me you've been on a holiday weekend bender — a comics-reading bender, that is! — and you need a little hair of the dog to start your year off right. We're pleased to announce the woozy, bleary-eyed return of our New Year's Hangover Sale: all this week, take 20% OFF everything on our website (including our already-discounted clearance items) Monday, January 3 through Monday, January 10, 2011! Just use the coupon code HANGOVER when you check out and you'll receive 20% off everything in your order. (If you prefer to shop by phone, just mention this offer when you call — 1-800-657-1100 or 206-524-1967 outside the U.S., 9 AM to 5 PM Monday-Friday.) 20/20 Club members get a double discount of 36%, so join up if you haven't already. Shop shop shop!
Join us at the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE), June 15-16, 2013, in Chicago, IL. Click here for details!
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