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Archive >> March 2009

Jules Feiffer dot com
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Jules Feiffer 4 Mar 2009 6:01 PM

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A new julesfeiffer.com is up and has some neat stuff like a limited print of his Obama cartoon that made the rounds during the election. Check it out. 

Dame Darcy sings & signs in Seattle Mar. 14
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Fantagraphics BookstoreeventsDame Darcy 4 Mar 2009 12:21 PM

Cult cartoonist Dame Darcy appears for music performance and book signing at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery in Seattle on Saturday, March 14.

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Charismatic cartoonist and counterculture maven Dame Darcy will grace Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery with her presence on Saturday, March 14 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. She will present an acoustical music performance and sign copies of her popular comic book Meat Cake as well as her new graphic novel Gasoline.

Currently in its 17th issue, Dame Darcy’s Meat Cake is a visionary blend of gothic horror, Victorian fantasy, and punk romance rendered with the artist’s singular graphic sensibility. Published by Seattle-based Fantagraphics Books, Meat Cake has developed a devoted following among a dramatically diverse readership. Her recently released graphic novel, Gasoline, is a post-apocalyptic gothic fairy tale of suspense, heartbreak, and redemption.

Dame Darcy has achieved national recognition through her creative associations with counterculture personalities including Courtney Love, Lisa Crystal Carver, Thurston Moore, Tori Amos, and Alan Moore, among countless others. Currently residing in Portland, OR, she remains active in visual arts, comics, video, film and music.

Dame Darcy will perform on vocals and banjo with her acoustic trio, followed by a reception and book signing. Patrons will also enjoy the exhibition of original art by the MAD geniuses behind Harvey Kurtzman’s Humbug. Admission is free. Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is located at 1201 S. Vale Street at Airport Way S. in Seattle’s colorful Georgetown arts community. Open daily, 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sunday until 5:00. Phone 206.658.0110. This event coincides with the lively “Georgetown Second Saturday Art Attack” featuring visual and performing arts presentation throughout the historic neighborhood.

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DAME DARCY
Saturday, March 14, 2009, 6:00 to 9:00 PM
Music performance and book signing
All ages. Admission Free.

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery
1201 S. Vale Street (at Airport Way S.)
Seattle, WA 206.658.0110
Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM
www.fantagraphics.com/bookstore






The Politics of Stupid, indeed!
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under staffmisc 4 Mar 2009 7:56 AM

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Back in those heady 1990s, the guys at our warehouse seemingly had a lot of time on their hands. To wit: these tapes, which have been semi-legendary in inner-Fanta circles for years. Former warehouse staffer Dave Holmes -- also the front man in the legendary Seattle band The Fall-Outs -- routinely entertained his fellow warehouse coworkers with prank phone calls to local radio talk show host Susan Powter. Somehow, Susan never seemed to catch on to the joke. Dave always used the names of his fellow coworkers for the calls, and even adopts a fairly impressive Australian accent when he calls in as "Martin" -- a nod to our Aussie warehouse asst. mgr. Martin Bland (also one of Seattle's best drummers, for bands like Monkeywrench, Bloodloss and Lubricated Goat, not to mention his amazing sound experiments). I haven't heard these tapes in years but listening again now, they're as funny as ever.

Just how bad is the economy?
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under misc 4 Mar 2009 7:08 AM
Even Matt Groening can get fired. Stupid, stupid L.A. Weekly. He's your Feiffer.
The Beer Queers
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Peter BaggeJohnny Ryan 3 Mar 2009 9:43 PM

There was a reason for this polaroid caption (I mean, besides the obvious, anyway), but I no longer remember it. Johnny Ryan and Peter Bagge, circa 2001.  

Ivan Brunetti Interview
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Ivan Brunetti 3 Mar 2009 7:29 AM

Bookslut talks to our very own Ivan Brunetti about his Yale anthologies of comics. Choice quote from Ivan: "Why dwell on the negative, I always say."

Al Jaffee interview
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under HumbugAl Jaffee 3 Mar 2009 7:03 AM

Al Jaffee talks MAD in this first of a three part interview with Daily Crosshatch, with HUMBUG talk to come...

MOMEntum at MCAD this weekend
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Momeevents 2 Mar 2009 11:06 AM

I'm making my first-ever trip to Minneapolis on Thursday for this event, which I'm very much looking forward to. Any of you Flog readers in Minneapolis out there reading, I'd love to meet you there! 

MOMENTUM: THE NEW COMICS

When: March 6 - April 19, 2009
Where: MCAD Gallery: Concourse Gallery
Opening Reception: Friday, March 6, 6-8 p.m.
Lecture by MOME editor Eric Reynolds: Friday, March 6, 1 p.m., MCAD Auditorium 150
Gallery Talk with Tom Kaczynski and Zak Sally: Thursday, April 9, 6:30 p.m.

mome noun (1553) 1. archaic: fool; blockhead. 2. a quarterly anthology showcasing the best new talent of this decade's rising cartoon generation.

MOMENTUM: The New Comics presents a retrospective of comic artworks published in the Harvey and Eisner award-nominated quarterly Mome (Fantagraphics Books), one of the industry's leading contemporary anthologies. Anchored by an ever-evolving core roster of contributors, the lauded series showcases comic art's best emerging talent alongside some of North America and Europe's most respected creators.MOMENTUM artists include rising stars such as Sophie Crumb, Tim Hensley, R. Kikuo Johnson, Tom Kaczynski, Zak Sally, and Dash Shaw.

Click here for a gallery of sample work from MOMENTUM





Covey's Beasts Unleashed
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Beasts 2 Mar 2009 10:24 AM

Hoity toity graphic design site Faceoutbooks.com talks to our own Jacob Covey about Beasts!

Kerschbaum interviewed
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under john kerschbaum 2 Mar 2009 8:01 AM
  John Kerschbaum gets the Sunday interview treatment at the Comics Reporter this weekend, about Petey & Pussy. Go read!
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