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Archive >> March 2008

The great Al Jaffee
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under miscellany 31 Mar 2008 10:48 AM

  

The New York Times had a great feature yesterday on one of America's greatest living cartoonists, the inimitable Al Jaffee.

Sketchbook #3
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Ben Catmullart 31 Mar 2008 8:03 AM

Courtesy Ben Catmull:

Ted Stearn has a website
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Ted Stearn 31 Mar 2008 8:00 AM

And it's quite handsome. 

 

Sketchbook #2
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Drew Friedmanart 30 Mar 2008 11:05 AM

#2 in a series. This is the most recent entry in my almost decade-old book, by Drew Friedman:

  

Patrick Rosenkranz interview
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Patrick Rosenkranz 30 Mar 2008 10:58 AM

  

Tom Spurgeon has a great interview up today with Rebel Visions author Patrick Rosenkranz. If you have the slightest interest in underground comix, read this interview. 

Sketchbook #1
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Daniel Clowesart 29 Mar 2008 6:50 PM

The first in series. I'm gonna post a page from my 'con' sketchbook approximately every day until I'm done (it'll take a few months). I hope this doesn't seem too self-serving, I'm really thinking some of you will enjoy these. And this way if my house ever burns down they will live on. Here's the very first, by Daniel Clowes:

 

Your Daily Drew
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Drew Friedman 28 Mar 2008 12:30 PM

Regina Hacket has a nice critical assessment of Drew Friedman's work in the Seattle P-I today

And just because, here's a piece from the show currently hanging in our gallery:

Drew Friedman at Skylight: TOMORROW!
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under eventsDrew Friedman 28 Mar 2008 11:44 AM

DREW FRIEDMAN AT SKYLIGHT BOOKS:
MORE OLD JEWISH COMEDIANS • MARCH 29th

WITH BEN SCHWARTZ, ANDY KINDLER & MORE SPECIAL GUESTS

WHO: Drew Friedman
WHAT: Discussion, Q&A and book signing
WHERE: Skylight Books
1818 N. Vermont Ave. • Los Angeles, CA 90027 • 323.660.1175 tel.
WHEN: Saturday, March 29, 5PM

“Drew Friedman isn't just a brilliant artist. He takes you to a place. He takes you back in time. He makes you smell the stale cigarettes and cold brisket and you say thank you for the pleasure.” — Sarah Silverman

Join cartoonist DREW FRIEDMAN along with BEN SCHWARTZ and more special guests (TBA) for a special discussion and booksigning to promote the release of More Old Jewish Comedians.

This all-new sequel to 2006's wildly popular Old Jewish Comedians, which earned raves from Jerry Lewis, Howard Stern, The Believer, Entertainment Weekly and many others, includes the famous (Woody Allen, Joan Rivers, Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Soupy Sales, etc.), the less-famous (Jerry Stiller, Zeppo & Gummo Marx, Larry Storch, Zero Mostel, etc.) and the largely unknown (Molly Picon, Herbie Faye, Jan Milton, etc.). The Reuben Award-winning Friedman presents a thorough visual history of the 20th Century's greatest Borscht-Belt comedians in 28 full-page, liver-spotted portraits.




Apocalypse Nerd!
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Peter Bagge 27 Mar 2008 1:59 PM

  

We interrupt your normal Fantagraphics flogging to tell you that our main man Peter Bagge's Apocalypse Nerd collection is out now from Dark Horse! We officially sanction the purchase of this excellent collection, even though we didn't publish it. 

Cartoons against cars
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Ellen Forney 26 Mar 2008 9:36 AM

  

Ellen Forney is producing a new cartoon series for the Bellevue Transportation Department to promote alternative options to cars. Readers write in with their crazy!whimsical! ways to get around, and every other week, Forney makes a cartoon out of one of them.

Want her to draw your idea? Write in!

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