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Archive >> May 2008

Chocolate Cheeks for 5/30/08
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under webcomicsSteven Weissmanmeta 30 May 2008 4:53 PM

Chocolate Cheeks by Steven Weissman

Kick off your weekend right with your weekly installment of Steven Weissman's "Chocolate Cheeks"! In this week's strip... just what did "Sweet" Chubby Cheeks see at the park? (Remember, you must be registered and logged in to read.)

Search and ye shall find
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under meta 30 May 2008 4:45 PM
We're in the process of making a few enhancements to the website here, one of which was launched today: now you can select to search our products by title only, or by full description, by checking the buttons that say "Titles" or "All" respectively on our Product Search bar to the left. (Before, you had to go to our Advanced Search page to narrow your search like this.) We hope this makes finding what you're looking for just a bit quicker and easier!
Blogosphere roundup for 5/30/08
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under reviewsKim Deitch 30 May 2008 1:27 PM

Reviews and commentary found 'round the Web this week:

ComicMix on the latest volume of The Complete Peanuts

Occasional Superheroine and The Comics Reporter on Dash Shaw's Bottomless Belly Button — the latter's Tom Spurgeon enthuses "Bottomless Belly Button reaches so high and executes so much of what it does so well that it shames you into reconsidering every other book you may have praised recently."

Newsarama on The Last Musketeer by Jason

Comics Worth Reading's Johanna Draper Carlson explains why she named Linda Medley's Castle Waiting one of the "Best of 2006"

Sequart on Willie & Joe: The WWII Years by Bill Mauldin

Sequart again on Ellen Forney's Lust

Sexuality in the Arts and Noah Berlatsky each comment on the Schulz feature in The Comics Journal #290 (the former via Uncivilsociety.org)

• Dick Hyacinth places Jessica Farm Vol. 1 by Josh Simmons and Ganges #2 by Kevin Huizenga on his "Halfway point (more or less) best of 2008" list

The Star Clipper Blog on R. Kikuo Johnson's Night Fisher

Bonus! Here are some non-review links:

My Year Online reports on Martin Kellerman's appearance at the Oslo Comics Expo

Our pals at WFMU are auctioning a copy of the first printing of Love and Rockets #1 with Fantagraphics co-founder Mike Catron's business card stapled to the cover

A fan report from last weekend's Shag event at our storefront

What happens when you read too much Daniel Clowes

Art Speculum and Kim Ditch?

• Speaking of Kim Ditch Deitch, here's a portrait of him (and Waldo the Cat) by photographer Seth Kushner:

Kim Deitch - photo by Seth Kushner

Jim Flora's Sunday Morning
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Jim Floraart 30 May 2008 12:27 PM

Jim Flora - Sunday Morning

From Irwin Chusid:

Jim Flora Art LLC continues its limited edition fine art print series with an uncirculated black & white pen and ink drawing from the mid-1990s entitled Sunday Morning. This is the latest-life work by the artist we have offered in a numbered edition. Two prints are now listed on eBay at a launch price [now sold out]. Price will increase for subsequent prints in the edition. Our previous limited edition prints are available at JimFlora.com.

Fine art works:
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Album cover art:
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Listen to Jules Feiffer
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Jules Feifferaudio 29 May 2008 1:15 PM

You can stream the Mr. Media interview with Jules Feiffer, which broadcast yesterday, with this handy dandy BlogTalkRadio player right here:

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Dash Shaw's Satellite CMYK
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under previewsMomeDash Shaw 28 May 2008 2:18 PM

Satellite CMYK by Dash Shaw from Mome Vol. 13 - sample page

Dash Shaw reveals a page from "Satellite CMYK," his contribution to Mome Vol. 13 (coming this Fall).

Shag pix
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under ShagFantagraphics Bookstoreevents 28 May 2008 9:40 AM

Loads of Shag fans came out for his exhibit opening and book signing at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery last weekend. Even Dan Pussey dressed up for the occasion! See lots more photos in our Flickr stream, and our pal "Sedanman" has a great set, too.

Shag: A to Z exhibit opening, Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery, 05/24/08

Shag: A to Z exhibit opening, Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery, 05/24/08

Shag: A to Z exhibit opening, Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery, 05/24/08

Online Friends Sale: final days!
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under sales specials 28 May 2008 7:11 AM

Fantagraphics Online Friend Appreciation Sale 2008

Attention MySpace friends, Facebook fans, Flickr contacts, Twitter followers etc! This week is your last chance to save 20%-25% off all your online purchases at Fantagraphics.com as part of our 2nd Annual Fantagraphics Online Friends Appreciation Sale, which ends Saturday May 31. Click here for all the details!

Steve Brodner's Raw Nerve
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Steve Brodnerevents 23 May 2008 12:48 PM

Ike and Friends by Norman Rockwell & Steve Brodner

Opening June 7 at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA, a Steve Brodner solo exhibit titled "Raw Nerve." See a preview here. (Via Steve's "Person of the day" blog.)

Blog review roundup for 5/23/08
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under reviews 23 May 2008 12:28 PM

Here's the past week's worth of blogospheric activity that we've found:

Occasional Superheroine says Kevin Huizenga's Ganges #2 is "a must-have"

Sequart on Ganges #2 and Matt Broersma's Insomnia #3

The Star Clipper Blog on The Living and the Dead by Jason

I Against Comics and the North Coast Journal on The Education of Hopey Glass by Jaime Hernandez

Chris Beckett profiles our Mome anthology series and interviews co-editor Gary Groth

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