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Flog posts by Fantagraphics' consumer marketing/web editor/hand model guy. Say, buy some books why don't you?
Archive >> May 2008

Sneak peek video & photos: Hank Ketcham's Complete Dennis the Menace 1951-1952 (Softcover Edition)
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videopreviewsnew releasesDennis the Menace 15 May 2008 12:05 PM

Coming soon and now available for pre-order, the first volume of Hank Ketcham's Complete Dennis the Menace in an affordable (and cute) softcover edition. Enjoy this video preview, and click here for a gallery of preview photos, including a comparison shot with the hardcover edition.

First look: Krazy & Ignatz 1943-1944
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under previewsKrazy Katcomic stripsclassicsChris Ware 14 May 2008 4:16 PM

Krazy & Ignatz 1943-1944 by George Herriman - cover designed by Chris Ware

Just received today: the breathtaking wraparound cover, designed by Chris Ware, for the final volume in our Krazy & Ignatz series (that is, until we start re-printing the early Eclipse volumes -- more info on that in this previous Flog post). The book is due later this year. Click the image for a closer look.

Now in stock: The Comics Journal #290
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under The Comics JournalPeanutsnew releasesCharles M Schulz 14 May 2008 3:00 PM

The Comics Journal #290

The Comics Journal #290
Edited by Mike Dean and Kristy Valenti; Gary Groth, executive editor

Hard truth, subjective take or slanted hatchet job? Monte Schulz and a roundtable of Peanuts experts and critics probe and debate David Michaelis's controversial new biography of one of the most influential and beloved cartoonists of our time: Charles M. Schulz. Matt Madden, co-series-editor of the Best American Comics anthology series, will dish about his upcoming comics textbook (written and drawn with Jessica Abel, his frequent collaborator) and his efforts to translate the OuBaPo movement into English with 99 Exercises in Style. A preview of the Joe Kubert biography Man of Rock. Plus: A color gallery of "The Wall of Flesh" and other '50s horror stories from Golden Age cartoonist Bob Powell (the Good Girl artist known for his work on Sheena, Queen of the Jungle, Blackhawk and the original Mars Attacks trading cards) rounds out the magazine.

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Staake's Struwwelpeter animation
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videoBob StaakeBlab 14 May 2008 12:07 PM

Bob Staake Struwwelpeter animation

For over a year Bob Staake has been working with London animation studio Wyld Stallyons to produce an animated version of his book Struwwelpeter (part of our Blab! Storybook series). The second animation test is now online for the world to see and dang if it doesn't look great -- Staake's work is beautifully suited to modern animation techniques. (There's also a downloadable Quicktime version. And don't forget to visit Bob's official site for the book.)

Emerald City Comicon/Jordan Crane pics
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Jordan CraneFantagraphics Bookstoreevents 12 May 2008 2:59 PM

Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth at Emerald City Comicon this past weekend and our official afterparty/Jordan Crane exhibit opening on Saturday! We've got a bunch of photos, of which the two below are just the tip of the iceberg; click here for the whole set on Flickr.

Eric Reynolds and Kristy Valenti on Con duty:

Fantagraphics at Emerald City Comicon, Seattle, 05/10/08

Jordan Crane signs comics:

Jordan Crane exhibit opening / Emerald City Comicon afterparty, Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery, 05/10/08

New Yorker cartoons minus the cartoons
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under miscellany 12 May 2008 11:22 AM
In the tradition of such internet memes as Garfield without the thought balloons and Garfield without Garfield, now there's New Yorker cartoons without the drawings.
Bagge & Reid in the P.I.
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Peter BaggeFantagraphics Bookstoreevents 9 May 2008 1:12 PM

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery curator Larry Reid is the subject of a must-read profile by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer's art critic Regina Hackett, wherein Reid and Hackett have contentious opinions about Peter Bagge.

Speaking of the Bookstore, we hope to see you there tomorrow night for the Emerald City Comicon afterparty-slash-Jordan Crane exhibit opening!

Chocolate Cheeks for 5/9/08
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under webcomicsSteven Weissmanmeta 9 May 2008 12:51 PM

Chocolate Cheeks by Steven Weissman

It's time for your weekly installment of Steven Weissman's "Chocolate Cheeks"! In this week's strip: a surprise revelation! (Remember, you must be registered and logged in to read.)

Blog review roundup for 5/9/08
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under reviewsMomeJaime HernandezDash Shaw 9 May 2008 12:43 PM

Here are a few reviews of our books that have popped up in the web-o-sphere over the past week or so (minus ones that Eric has already linked to):

Sean T. Collins on Mome Vol. 9

Sean T. Collins on Mome Vol. 10

Book By Its Cover on Bottomless Belly Button by Dash Shaw

• The Austin Chronicle on The Education of Hopey Glass by Jaime Hernandez (and other non-Fanta titles)

Sexy comics interviews
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Ellen ForneyColleen Coover 9 May 2008 12:09 PM
Colleen Coover's on Inkstuds and Ellen Forney's on SexTV. Hotcha!

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