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Mike Baehr's Blog
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Flog posts by Fantagraphics' consumer marketing/web editor/hand model guy. Say, buy some books why don't you?
Archive >> March 2009

Notice: Eros Comix orders back to normal
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under metaEros Comix 4 Mar 2009 11:22 AM
The technical malfunction which was preventing processing of orders on our Eros Comix website has been dealt with, so web orders are back to normal over there. Go buy some dirty comix!
Daily links: 3/3/09
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Stan SakaiMort WalkerLove and RocketsLos Bros HernandezJerry DumasDaniel ClowesBoody Rogers 3 Mar 2009 1:45 PM

• Review: Winsome Icarus (Katherine M. Hill) writes an appreciation of "The Ladies of Love and Rockets"

• List: The A.V. Club would like to see Daniel Clowes's Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron (and Ware's Jimmy Corrigan, and Burns's Black Hole, and 21 other comics) adapted into a movie

• Blurb: Jog previews Sam's Strip: The Comic About Comics by Mort Walker & Jerry Dumas (amongst other of this week's releases)

• Events: Comic Book Resources reports from the "25 Years of Usagi Yojimbo" panel at Wondercon

• Things to see: In honor of the impending release of Boody. The Bizarre Comics of Boody Rogers, Pappy's Golden Age Comic Blogzine posts a couple of Sparky Watts backup stories

Dash Shaw Future Mome Teaser
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under previewsMomeDash Shaw 3 Mar 2009 12:59 PM

Dash Shaw Mome story preview

On his blog, Dash Shaw presents a 2-page spread from a short story he just finished for an upcoming volume of Mome.

New Comics Day 3/4/09
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under New Comics DayMort WalkerJules FeifferJerry DumasHumbug 3 Mar 2009 11:41 AM

Fantagraphics titles scheduled to arrive at comics shops this week:

Explainers (2nd Printing) by Jules Feiffer (good timing, too, since we just temporarily ran out of our mail-order allotment)
Sam's Strip: The Comic About Comics by Mort Walker & Jerry Dumas 

Check out our descriptions and previews at the links above, give your local shop a jingle to make sure they ordered the books, count up your nickels and then trundle on down there tomorrow.

UPDATE: At least 2 sources are saying that Humbug is shipping this week too, although it's not on the official distributor list. We'll definitely have it at our shop for the art opening on Saturday!

C. Tyler helps veterans with comics
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under new releasesCarol Tyler 3 Mar 2009 10:24 AM

C. Tyler

Click here to read the University of Cincinnati's spotlight on faculty member C. Tyler and her development of an innovative program that helps combat veterans and their families to tell their stories using the medium of comics, with the help of Tyler and her students. The program was inspired by Tyler's latest work, the 3-part graphic memoir You'll Never Know, wherein Tyler recounts her father's WWII combat experiences and the impact the war had on him and his family. You'll Never Know Book 1: A Good and Decent Man is due from Fantagraphics Books later this Spring.

You'll Never Know Book 1 by C. Tyler

Jim Flora's White Block Quadrupeds
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Jim Floraart 2 Mar 2009 1:55 PM

White Block Quadrupeds by Jim Flora

"White Block Quadrupeds" is the latest limited-edition fine art print from Jim Flora Art, based on a Flora painting from the early 1940s. More info here.

Daily links: 3/2/09
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under The Comics JournalTed StearnSupermenreviewsMomeMichael KuppermanJules FeifferJohnny RyanIvan BrunettiHernán MigoyaDerek Van GiesonBoody RogersBasil Wolverton 2 Mar 2009 1:45 PM

• Review: Eric teased it; now read the New York Times Book Review review of Supermen!

• Review: Rob Clough examines Jules Feiffer's Explainers

• Review: Rob Clough again, this time reveling in Tales Designed to Thrizzle #4 by Michael Kupperman

• Review: Mania gives The Wolverton Bible an "A" (last item on the page)

• Review: At The SF Site, Rick Klaw says The Wolverton Bible is "amazing" (see sidebar)

• Review: Graphic Novel Reporter says Fuzz & Pluck: Splitsville by Ted Stearn is "a joy to read" (and favorably compares it to Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)

• Review: The Quarterly Conversation examines "the genius" of Fuzz & Pluck: Splitsville

• Review: Sean T. Collins has a bone to pick with Mome Vol. 13

• Blurb: In Robot 6's periodic "What Are You Reading?" column, Tim O'Shea praises Boody: The Bizarre Comics of Boody Rogers

• Blurb: Boing Boing also features Boody

• Interview: I feel like maybe I've seen this Bookslut interview with Ivan Brunetti before, but it popped up in my search feeds today so here it is

• Things to see: Michael Kupperman - 3D!

• Things to see: A recent batch of commissioned artwork by Johnny Ryan

• Things to see: On the Covered blog, Derek Van Gieson does New Mutants #37

• Bookmark: New Mome contributor Hernán Migoya keeps a blog; his post about his Mome appearance is a good place to start

• Oddity: Mike Sterling quotes and comments on some classified ads from the July 1981 issue of The Comics Journal

Booklist Top 10
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Ray FenwickDash Shaw 2 Mar 2009 7:24 AM

Booklist has announced their list of "Top 10 Graphic Novels: 2009." We're pleased and honored to have two of our finest, tannest books on it:

 Bottomless Belly Button by Dash Shaw

Hall of Best Knowledge by Ray Fenwick

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