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Archive >> June 2008

Draw, Johnny, draw
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videoJohnny Ryan 26 Jun 2008 10:20 AM
Johnny Ryan + a website devoted to "Street Boners" and "TV Carnage" = video of Johnny drawin' somethin' wacky (filmed at his appearance at Brooklyn's Desert Island a couple weeks ago).
Bell talkin' Ditko some more
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Steve DitkoBlake Bellaudio 26 Jun 2008 8:57 AM

Strange and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko author Blake Bell appears on Comic Book Talk Radio tonight at 7 PM Eastern time!

Plus, Blake's appearance on Planet Comic Book Radio, originally broadcast on Tuesday, June 24, is now available as a downloadable podcast.

David B. coming to Seattle
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Fantagraphics BookstoreeventsDavid B 25 Jun 2008 3:39 PM

The Summer 2008 issue of Art Source, the newsletter of the Seattle-based arts organization the Artist Trust, contains a feature article by curator Cynthia Rose (read a preview on the Artist Trust website) which profiles Epileptic/Babel creator David B. and highlights his upcoming visit to Seattle in mid-August, which is co-sponsored by the Alliance Française de Seattle and includes, of course, a stop and art show at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery. Stay tuned for our complete announcement with all the details of this exciting multi-day celebration of bandes desinées, which will also include a talk given by our own Kim Thompson, a screening of Tintin et Moi at the Northwest Film Forum, and a panel discussion with David B., Jim Woodring, Peter Bagge and Joe Sacco at the Henry Art Museum.

Future releases revealed
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under previewsnew releases 25 Jun 2008 1:18 PM
Want to know what books we have coming in the fall and winter? Blog@Newsarama takes a peek into our crystal ball and gives you the scoop!
Angry Youth Klassix
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Johnny Ryan 23 Jun 2008 8:39 PM

Angry Youth Comix by Johnny Ryan

Johnny Ryan unearths a rarity from the original self-published run of Angry Youth Comix over on his blog.

Bell talks Ditko with Planet Comic Book Radio
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Steve DitkoBlake Bellaudio 23 Jun 2008 4:31 PM

Blake Bell will discuss Strange and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko with PCBR's Javier Hernandez. Tune in to the live feed at www.planetcomicbookradio.com tomorrow night, or download the podcast and listen at your leisure starting on Friday.

Planet Comic Book Radio presents Blake Bell

New signed bookplates available: Dash Shaw & Leah Hayes
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under signed bookplatesLeah HayesDash Shaw 23 Jun 2008 2:43 PM

Bottomless Belly Button signed bookplate - Dash Shaw

Funeral of the Heart signed bookplate - Leah Hayes

We've added two new titles to our selection of books available with free signed bookplates: Dash Shaw's Bottomless Belly Button and Leah Hayes' Funeral of the Heart. These bookplates are an exclusive free bonus when you order these books from us, and supplies are limited, so get them now and you'll have bragging rights when Dash and Leah are household names!

Flora's Primers for Prophets Series 2
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Jim Floraart 23 Jun 2008 1:51 PM

Jim Flora Primer for Prophets prints series 2

From Jim Flora doyen Irwin Chusid comes the latest Flora art offering: 

PRIMER FOR PROPHETS SCREEN PRINTS
FLORA ALPHABET SERIES CONTINUES

NOW AVAILABLE: the next four prints in the Primer for Prophets silk-screen series. Cool Flora illustrations of the American nuclear family (and their weird pets) during the 1950s, when donuts and cake were considered essential nutrients, little girls could multi-task with brushes, and dogs craved beer!

The images derive from a 1954 trade-only alphabet booklet that Flora illustrated for CBS-TV. The second set of prints features KISSED, COOKED, GROOMED, and QUAFFED. Edition of 100 (each image), hand-numbered and authenticated.

The first series ("ATE," "DROVE," "JIVED," and "SMOKED") is still available as single prints or as a SET:
http://jimfloraart.com/prints.html

And explore our growing catalog of JIM FLORA fine art prints:
http://www.jimflora.com/fineartworks.html








L.A. Times on Strange and Stranger
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Steve DitkoreviewsBlake Bell 23 Jun 2008 10:18 AM
Yesterday's Los Angeles Times Book Review features Blake Bell's Strange and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko on the cover, and Geoff Boucher's review inside says "the book is an extremely satisfying archive of the artist's work, both famous and obscure, and... it intensely documents the twists and turns of his career." Blake is keeping track of more reviews on his own website, including the "A+" the book received from Sci-Fi Magazine, who call the book "an essential tribute to one of pop culture's most essential creators."
Welcome to the World Clementine Bean!
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under Untagged  23 Jun 2008 9:18 AM

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The comics world has a new heir. Arriving just one day before her daddy's birthday, Clementine Bean Reynolds was born Saturday afternoon (June 21) at 3:15 PM in Ballard's Swedish Hospital in Seattle. She weighed 7lbs, 2 oz, and is 20 inches long. And totally cute.

Congratulations to Fantagraphics' right-hand man (and its kind face), Eric Reynolds, and his wife Rhea Patton. 

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