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Archive >> June 2008

Sneak peek video & photos: Angry Youth Comix #14
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under previewsnew releasesJohnny Ryan 13 Jun 2008 1:04 PM

We've uploaded a whole slew of preview images and video for several new and upcoming books to our Flickr account. First up, it's Angry Youth Comix Vol. 2 #14 by Johnny Ryan, which is available now! Watch the video above and click here for a gallery of preview photos.

Chocolate Cheeks for 6/13/08
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under webcomicsSteven Weissmanmeta 13 Jun 2008 10:54 AM

Chocolate Cheeks by Steven Weissman

Steven Weissman was on a birthday bender last week and didn't turn in his "Chocolate Cheeks" strip... Actually, we just skipped a week because I was at MoCCA in NY and wasn't able to update the site. In any event, Ribs says "Here's this week's strip: ripped from the headlines!" (Remember, you must be registered and logged in to read.)

Chusid on Flora and Finegan
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Jim Flora 12 Jun 2008 9:36 AM

Inside Sauter-Finegan by Jim Flora

Irwin Chusid notes the passing of jazz composer/arranger (and Jim Flora cover subject) Bill Finegan. 

Now in stock: The Number 73304-23-4153-6-96-8
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Thomas Ottnew releases 11 Jun 2008 1:26 PM

The Number 73304-23-4153-6-96-8 by Thomas Ott

The Number 73304-23-4153-6-96-8
By Thomas Ott

Swiss horror master Thomas Ott returns with the first full-length graphic novel of his career. When clearing up the cell of a prisoner who has been sentenced to death and subsequently executed, a prison guard finds a small piece of paper with a combination of numbers on it.

On the spur of the moment, he puts it into his pocket.

As the guard lives a solitary, monotonous life, the numbers on the paper awake his curiosity. To find out their hidden meaning could add a new meaning to his life as well, so the guard stumbles into situations in which the number or part of it seem to achieve a certain importance and offer him hints and possible solutions. And the numbers signal a radical change in his luck. He gets to know a woman, falls in love with her, and one night, in a casino, he wins a huge amount of money when gambling on these numbers.

But the next morning, the woman and money have disappeared.

The man goes in search of the woman and the money. But from that day on, his luck changes and the numbers bring him only bad luck, sending him inexorably into an abyss that he might not recover from. Thomas Ott's O. Henry-esque plot twists will delight fans of classic horror like The Twilight Zone and Tales from the Crypt, or modern masters like filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan; his hallucinatory, hyper-detailed scratchboard illustrations will haunt you long after you've put the book down.

104-page black & white 6.25" x 10" hardcover • $28.95
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Now in stock: Angry Youth Comix #14
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under new releasesJohnny Ryan 11 Jun 2008 1:25 PM

Angry Youth Comix Vol. 2 No. 14 by Johnny Ryan

Angry Youth Comix Vol. 2 #14
By Johnny Ryan

In this issue Boobs Pooter reveals THE WORLD'S FUNNIEST JOKE!

24-page black & white 6.75" x 10.25" comic • $3.50
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Stay tuned for MoCCA Festival wrap-up
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under events 10 Jun 2008 8:44 AM
Thanks to everyone who stopped by our table at the 2008 MoCCA Art Festival this past weekend! Great turnout, incredible guests, an intense early-summer NYC heat wave, and a couple of visits from emergency service personnel made it a memorable show! Once I'm caught up with business here, I'll write up a full run-down with photos and a bit of video; in the meantime, you can spend a few seconds looking over some real-time text updates I sent to our Twitter page during the show.
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Now in stock: Pocket Full of Rain and Other Stories by Jason
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under new releasesJason 2 Jun 2008 12:19 PM

Pocket Full of Rain and Other Stories by Jason

Pocket Full of Rain and Other Stories
By Jason

This multifaceted anthology collects over 25 stories from the first decade of Jason's career, including his remarkable calling card, the novella-length thriller "Pocket Full of Rain," which has never before been published in English. Like a number of his initial stories, "Pocket" is actually drawn with realistic human beings instead of blank-faced animal characters — a true revelation for Jason fans. In fact, this book showcases three distinct styles: his earliest "realistic" drawing style (used to unsettling effect in some particularly creepy stories), an intermediate "bighead" cartoony style that still features humans (used for both humor and drama), and the "funny-animal" style he's now best known for.

The book reveals a young cartoonist experimenting with styles, working through his obsessions (love, loneliness, film, Hemingway) and paying tribute to his cartooning heroes (Wolverton, Moebius, Pratt). Also, croquet-playing nuns, sentient cacti, autobiographical drunken escapades, lists of people who deserve to die, and a color gallery featuring God cheating at Trivial Pursuit.

160-page b&w/color 7" x 10" softcover • $19.99
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Now in stock: The Complete Crumb Comics Vol. 11 (New Softcover Printing)
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Robert Crumbnew releases 2 Jun 2008 12:19 PM

The Complete Crumb Comics Vol. 11 by Robert Crumb

The Complete Crumb Comics Vol. 11 (New Softcover Printing)
By Robert Crumb

MR. NATURAL COMMITED TO A MENTAL INSTITUTION!!!

This freshly reprinted volume contains Crumb classics Dirty Laundry #2 (the ground-breaking Crumb/Kominsky jam), the last of the Arcade strips, full-cover covers for books, comics and LPs, and Crumb’s complete 40-page epic Mr. Natural serial from the pages of the Village Voice. In it, our hero, having given up on the "wise man" business, has sent away all his students and lives a quiet life. But during a particularly arduous meditation, he wrestles with the Devil, and at last achieves total enlightenment.

He's locked up in a nut house right away, of course.

Thus endeth the Age of Aquarius.

Other classic stories include "I Once Lived the Life of a Millionaire" (the Snoid vs. The Revolution) and "Josephine and the Cross-Eyed Quadroon" (which covers just about all the bases, political incorrectness-wise).

Re-live the 20th Century with Crumb!

136-page b&w/color 8.5" x 11" softcover • $19.99
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Now: get FREE signed bookplates with selected books!
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under signed bookplatessales specials 2 Jun 2008 9:52 AM

We are pleased to announce that the FREE signed bookplates that we offered along with selected books in our last Ultimate Catalog are now available to customers on our website! Bookplates are available with over 50 of our most popular titles, from cartoonists like Peter Bagge, Charles Burns, Dan Clowes, Kim Deitch, the Brothers Hernandez, Tony Millionaire, Joe Sacco, Jim Woodring and many more! Click here for the complete selection!

The bookplates are uniquely designed for each book (that's the plate for The Frank Book above), and each bookplate is printed on acid-free cardstock and hand-signed by the author. Note that you must select the option to include the signature plate before adding the item to your shopping cart.

NOTE: Signature plates are VERY limited in quantity and available only WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. If the bookplate option displays for a particular book, signature plates are still available for that book as of the previous business day; however, in the event that we run out, signature plates will not be backordered. Bookplates are NOT available separately from their respective books.

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