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Your weekly batch of online strips!Barack Hussein Obama by Steven Weissman.
An exhibit of original pages from Jim Woodring's Weathercraft (as seen above in our office last August) will open at Scott Eder Gallery in Brooklyn on June 18, 2010, with an opening reception 6-9 PM. Jim will be in attendance — mark your calendars! This is one of several NYC appearances for Jim, about which we'll be announcing full details in the near future.
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• Review: "I read this volume over two nights, and it spoiled both evenings in the best way. It is grotesque and nihilistic, punctuated by moments of thrashing violence. ... Attempts at humor are only steeped in gallows. ... There is a pulse drumming in [King of the Flies Vol. 1:] Hallorave. By the time the second volume arrives in November (just in time for the holidays, kids!), it might very well morph into a low buzzing." – Alex Carr, Omnivoracious (Amazon)
"Tonight marks our first contribution to Need to Know, PBS’ new Friday night newsmagazine. We are doing short films which combine narrative, live art and animation. This week we contemplate Hamid Karzai. 8:30 tonight in the East (check locals) and 6PM on Sunday."
Only about 12 hours left for EVERY issue of The Comics Journal to be on sale! All available issues through #287 are HALF OFF and #288-300 are 1/3 OFF! Plus, all Comics Journal Library books and Comics Journal Special Editions are also HALF OFF! Time's a-ticking away so get those orders in while you can.
Billy Hazelnuts and the Crazy Bird
104-page black & white 6.5" x 9" hardcover • $19.99
Ships in: June 2010 (subject to change) — Pre-Order Now
Billy Hazelnuts is back for the first time since his acclaimed 2006 Eisner Award-winning debut. Life has settled back to normal in the old house. Becky and her mom are getting used to having Billy around, as he performs various household chores, utilizing his amazing strength. Nothing could be better, aside from a jumpy relationship with the cat. Until one day Billy hears screeching in the back yard and runs out to find a very large owl attacking his housemate. “I hate that cat, but it’s OUR CAT!” yells Billy, and chases the owl off.
Billy soon discovers that the owl he has just scared off has left an egg in his nest. When the egg hatches, it’s up to Billy to reunite the baby owl with his mother, and the two head off into the deep, deep woods in search of her. The resulting adventure is a crazy potion of all-ages fun, humor, thrills and chills like only Tony Millionaire is capable of.
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Bonus Savings: Order Billy Hazelnuts (Vol. 1) + Billy Hazelnuts and the Crazy Bird together for a discounted price of $31.99 (a savings of about 8 bucks)! Order now and we'll ship you both books when Crazy Bird arrives in our warehouse.
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• Review: "It's a closely observed story — specific in its details but broadly recognizable from the lives of a million young men — in an expressive, inky style... Night Fisher [is] an excellent naturalistic story of these young men in this closely examined place." – Andrew Wheeler, The Antick Musings of G.B.H. Hornswoggler, Gent.
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