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Archive >> July 2008

Jeremy Eaton's Spider-Ham
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Jeremy Eaton 23 Jul 2008 9:14 AM

Go read: Jeremy Eaton on how he almost had the chance to revamp a Marvel icon: Peter Porker, the Spectacular Spider-Ham

Bagge, podcasted
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Peter Bagge 23 Jul 2008 9:12 AM
Go here for a new podcast interview with Peter Bagge & the folks at "Let's Get Tight."
Between the Covers with Blake Bell
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Steve DitkoBlake Bell 22 Jul 2008 7:56 AM

Blake Bell is taking readers "behind the scenes" of the production of his bookSTRANGE & STRANGER: THE WORLD OF STEVE DITKO. There's a couple of interviews so far, and many more on the way - including scans of the entire notebook of Cat Yronwode's interview with Ditko's brother Pat back in 1983. Whoa!

Monday's Best Thing on the Web
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under videoJaime Hernandez 21 Jul 2008 2:04 PM


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Read: Karasik on Eisner
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Paul Karasik 18 Jul 2008 4:03 PM
For the London Times. 
Sketchbook #63
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Robert Williamsart 18 Jul 2008 9:55 AM

Courtesy Robert Williams:

Dash Shaw deconstructs BBB
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Dash Shaw 18 Jul 2008 9:48 AM

The new issue of Comics Foundry magazine features this pretty awesome explication of Bottomless Belly Button by Dash Shaw

 

Avoid the Hyatt.
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under misc 18 Jul 2008 9:04 AM
If you're attending Comic-Con next week and looking for a place to drink, fuck the Hyatt. There are about 1700 better, cheaper places to drink in downtown San Diego, anyway. I liked Tom Spurgeon's take on this controversy this morning. Oh, and if you live in Oklahoma, please don't vote for this asswipe. If so, you'll be supporting lousy cartooning on top of bigotry.
Ditko previewed at First Post
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Steve DitkoBlake Bell 17 Jul 2008 8:00 AM

  

Our pals at the First Post have posted a special nine-page preview of Blake Bell's STRANGE & STRANGER: THE WORLD OF STEVE DITKO, which seems to be the book everyone is talking about this week. Find out what all the hubbub's about. 

Zak Sally tours West Coast in August
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Zak SallyFantagraphics Bookstoreevents 14 Jul 2008 4:18 PM

ZAK SALLY TOURS WEST COAST W/ BOOKS, GUITARS, ART & NATE DENVER

Zak Sally West Coast Tour 2008

Zak Sally (the cartoonist behind Recidivist, Sammy the Mouse, and the guy behind La Mano books) and Nate Denver (of Nate Denver's Neck, Total Shutdown, and the amazing Wait, You're Not A Centaur book/CD) are going to hop in a car together with a couple guitars and boxes of fresh books, then drive like hell up the west coast, stopping only to PLAY SONGS AND SELL BOOKS TO THOSE OF YOU WHO LIVE IN L.A, SAN FRANCISCO, OLYMPIA, PORTLAND, AND SEATTLE.

THAT'S RIGHT: Zak will be attending the San Diego Comic Con (from Friday the 25th through Sunday the 27th of July), signing fresh-off-the-boat-from-Singapore copies of Sammy the Mouse #2 at the Fantagraphics Books booth. He'll also be selling La Mano books there and with his pals at Sparkplug Comics' table as well.

Following Comic-Con, Sally and Denver will begin the aforementioned tour:

  • Monday, July 28: Secret Headquarters, 3817 W. Sunset Blvd, LOS ANGELES, CA.
  • Tuesday, July 29: Needles and Pens, 3253 16th st, SAN FRANCISCO, CA.
  • Thursday, July 31st: The Pony Club, 625 NW Everett St. #105, PORTLAND, OR.
  • Friday, August 1: Danger Room Comics, Columbia and Fourth, OLYMPIA, WA.
  • Saturday, August 2: The Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery, 1201 South Vale St (at Airport Way S.), SEATTLE, WA.

Each event will open doors at approximately 6:00PM, followed by solo musical performances by Sally and Denver beginning around 7:00PM, and ending with the artists signing books and answering questions from fans until everyone is satisfied.

Sally’s complete line of Fantagraphics and La Mano releases will be available along the way, as well as assorted posters, CDs, and other detritus.

Sick of hearing youself lament the good old days, when everything wasn't so boring and lame? Well Sally and Denver are coming to your town, so shut up and SHOW UP! It's going to be a blast. No sound system, no microphones, no nothin’; just like Pa Ingalls did it.

Zak Sally

Zak Sally is an artist and musician hailing from Minneapolis, MN. He was in the band LOW for many years and though he isn't anymore, he has recently completed his first “solo” record, playing all the instruments and singing songs like this:
http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/download/51018-new-music-zak-sally-formerly-of-low-my-secret-world-mp3-stream

Nate has put out bunches of great records (both solo and with numerous other groups), and you can and should check them out at www.natedenver.com.

BONUS: Click here to download the tour poster (2.5 MB PDF), print it out, and plaster your town with it (subject to your local municipal laws)!


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