|Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under art||26 Jul 2008 10:59 PM|
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Our pal James DC hosts a 1 hour special round-table discussion about Strange and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko. James talks with comic book artists Brendan McCarthy and Steve Marchant and the author of the book, Blake Bell.
The show premieres 5pm - 6pm GMT, Thursday 31st July on Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / Globally streamed at www.resonancefm.com
The show will also be available for podcast/download a few weeks after airing. Check www.resonancefm.com for more info. We'll do our best to remind you when it happens.
Published by Fantagraphics and making its world premiere at Comic-Con this weekend, SUBLIFE is a one person anthology series by John Pham featuring one single, serialized story (221 Sycamore St.) backed up by smaller, hopefully more self-contained strips. It should hit bookstores some time in the Fall, and the first issue will be squarebound, 64 pages, two-color. It'll feature the first part of the Sycamore St serial, as well as a nice two page genre strip called "Deep Space."Here are a few preview jpegs of the strips for your perusal.
John Pham will be signing the only available copies of SUBLIFE for the next couple of months this Friday & Saturday at Comicon at the Fantagraphics Books Booth (1716) at these times:Friday: 2PM to 3PM
Saturday: 3PM to 5PM
Ah, it's a beautiful day in Seattle and currently the entire top floor of our building is occupied solely by myself and Adam Grano while everyone else gets their nerd on in San Diego. I could get used to not going to Comic-Con. (Note to Adam: can we get a ping pong table in here, toot-sweet?)
Anyway, we just received advance copies of two new books (these are also debuting at the con) that will hit stores in early September: LOVE & ROCKETS: NEW STORIES #1 and DEITCH'S PICTORAMA. It occured to me that this means we will be releasing two books, on the same day, by two different sets of cartooning/sibling legends. Kind of cool.
A Holocaust denier in the UK tries to incite race hate online by using an infamous Crumb strip from Weirdo, "When the Goddamn Jews Take Over America," and then flees to America for asylum.
All times subject to change due to the whims of cartoonists and/or the vagaries of Comic-Con International, Interstate 5, and the airline industry.
6PM-8PM: Kim Deitch
2:00PM: Spotlight on Jim Woodring, Rm. 10
5:30PM: Spotlight on Kim Deitch, Rm. 10
10AM-11AM: Jim Woodring • Kim Deitch • Paul Karasik
3:00PM: Spotlight on Al Jaffee, Rm. 8
10AM-11AM: Blake Bell
But wait!!! That's not all...
New Graphic Novels and Collections:
• Love & Rockets: New Stories #1 by the Hernandez Brothers
New Comic Books & Magazines:
• Meat Cake #17 by Dame Darcy
And don't miss these recent hits:
• Bottomless Belly Button by Dash Shaw
In addition to the above, we will also have over 400 other items available from our impressive backlist, as well as lots of freebies (The Comic Strip Masterpieces Tabloid! Our Free Comic Book Day comic I.G.N.A.T.Z.! Coupons! Catalogs! And more!) as well as t-shirts and other surprises.
Oh, one more thing. Some of you may have scrutinized the above list and asked "Who is Natalia Hernandez?" Natalia is the eight-year-old creator of The Adventures of Crystal Girl, the premiere issue of which will debut exclusively at the Fantagraphics tables and can be purchased from Natalia's Business Manager & Agent, Mr. Gilbert Hernandez, during the above-posted autographing times. This is my early pick for Book of the Con.
TOP: Photo by the Great Matt Silvie. Photo credit also by Matt Silvie.
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