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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 >> November 2007

Joe Sacco: straight O.G.
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Joe Saccoevents 17 Nov 2007 10:05 PM
This report of Joe's recent visit with the Walker Art Center Teen Program is really great.
Ellen Forney shares National Book Award
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Ellen Forneyawards 16 Nov 2007 10:01 AM
We were extremely pleased to learn that Ellen Forney and Sherman Alexie won a National Book Award for young people's literature for The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, written by Alexie and illustrated by Forney. Hearty congratulations!

You can congratulate Ellen in person tonight at Richard Hugo House, or, if you're patient and/or cheap, at the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery on February 9th at the opening of her exhibit "Lust," celebrating the release of her new book Lust: Kinky Online Personal Ads from Seattle's The Stranger. More details TBA.

Old school: Beat Happening played the warehouse
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Fantagraphics historyevents 15 Nov 2007 10:03 AM
Holy wow: 10 Things Zine has posted this historic photo of Beat Happening playing at our old warehouse back in 1992 or '93:



More Wordstock
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under events 14 Nov 2007 12:47 PM
Eric's been having trouble with Blogger, so he asked me to post these pictures he took at Wordstock. Captions by Eric.

Our stunning display of awesomeness:

Fantagraphics Books, Wordstock 2007, Portland OR




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Upcoming Arrivals: wrapping up 2007
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under The Comics Journalnew releasesKrazy KatDan DeCarlo 13 Nov 2007 1:23 PM

Our final remaining 2007 releases have just been added to the website and made available for pre-order on our Upcoming Releases page. Pictured above: The Pin-Up Art of Dan DeCarlo Vol. 2; the 9th volume in our Krazy & Ignatz series, "A Ragout of Raspberries"; and The Comics Journal #287, featuring a cover interview with Jeffrey Brown.

Call 1-800-657-1100 (or 206-524-1967 outside the U.S.) or click the covers above and below to order online right now. Apart from the Journal, most of our books go out to our pre-order customers before they arrive in bookstores and comic shops, which means you can have bragging rights. Whee!

Eric Reynolds: busy man (Wordstock & Tomine)
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under staffevents 13 Nov 2007 9:35 AM
Mr. Reynolds represents at the Wordstock book festival in Portland, OR last weekend:

Fantagraphics at Wordstock, Portland OR, 11/10/07


Last night, a newly-shorn Mr. Reynolds interviews Adrian Tomine at the University Book Store in Seattle:

Eric Reynolds and Adrian Tomine, University Book Store, Seattle WA, 11/12/07


Kudos for I Killed Adolf Hitler
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under JasonEllen Forneyawards 12 Nov 2007 12:25 PM


Publishers Weekly has named Jason's I Killed Adolf Hitler to their Best Books of 2007 list. They say:

"Hard-boiled hit men, a time machine and a quest to save the world add up to a story about the permanence of love in this darkly humorous tale."

Also on the list: Sherman Alexie's The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, illustrated by our pal Ellen Forney, who is called out for her "witty cartoons."

Congratulations to all!







Video of Gary Groth interviewing Schulz biographer David Michaelis
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videoPeanutsCharles M Schulz 9 Nov 2007 12:13 PM
Eric Reynolds recorded a couple of brief video clips of Gary Groth's interview of Schulz and Peanuts author David Michaelis at the Elliott Bay Book Company here in Seattle on Wednesday evening and passed them to me to put on YouTube:


We also have several still photos from a few different sources — click for a gallery on Flickr.

Gary Groth & David Michaelis, Elliott Bay Book Co., 11/07/07




Happy birthday Ludvig!
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under staff 9 Nov 2007 11:39 AM
Our office dog and unofficial mascot turns 3 today. Here he is as a puppy. Awww!



Ellen Forney: "totally sexy babe"
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Ellen Forney 9 Nov 2007 11:22 AM
So says Real Change in the intro to their great interview with Ellen.

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