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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 2008

Webcomics update for 11/7/08
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under webcomicsSteven WeissmanmetaMartin Kellerman 7 Nov 2008 10:58 AM

Chocolate Cheeks by Steven Weissman

Time for the new installment of Steven Weissman's in-progress pages from "Blue Jay," an epic 32-page story from Chocolate Cheeks, the next collection of the Yikes! gang's adventures. In this week's episode: what th' heck's goin' on??

Rocky by Martin Kellerman

This is also a great time to catch up on our current 5-day chunk of Martin Kellerman's Rocky, updated Monday-Friday!

As a reminder, registration is no longer required to read our webcomics; they're free for all!

Now in stock: Acme Novelty Library #19 by Chris Ware
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under new releasesChris Ware 6 Nov 2008 3:17 PM

Acme Novelty Library #19 by Chris Ware

From our friends at Drawn & Quarterly we now have a supply of the newest volume of Chris Ware's Acme Novelty Library in stock and available to add to your order at the price of $15.95.

Back in stock: a bunch of books
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Thomas OttThe Comics Journalnew releasesJasonHal FosterDave Cooper 6 Nov 2008 2:27 PM

Thanks to some inventory reshuffling we now have several formerly out-of-stock books back in our warehouse and available to order! Quantities are very limited — in some cases, literally a handful — so get your order in quick before they're gone again! The list:

The Comic Strip Art of Lyonel Feininger
The Comics Journal #290 (with the Schulz and Peanuts roundtable, this one sold out fast the first time)
Crumple by Dave Cooper
Greetings from Hellville by Thomas Ott
Prince Valiant Vol. 11: Intrigues at Camelot (1946-1947) by Hal Foster
Prince Valiant Vol. 41: King of Atheldag (1971-1972) by Hal Foster & John Cullen Murphy
Prince Valiant Vol. 50: Vikings on the Isle of Man by Hal Foster & John Cullen Murphy (undamaged copies)
Tell Me Something by Jason






Daily links: 11/6/08
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under The Comics JournalLilli CarréJaime HernandezDaniel ClowesDame Darcy 6 Nov 2008 12:51 PM

Here's photos of Dame Darcy's post-APE appearance at Isotope Comics...

• ...and a photo from J.R. Williams of himself with Jim Blanchard and Daniel Clowes at APE

Nuvole Parlanti discusses (in Italian) the Ghost World graphic novel and film

• The Chicago Reader has the first review of Lilli Carré's The Lagoon

Newsarama looks at The Education of Hopey Glass by Jaime Hernandez

• Sometime Comics Journal contributor Noah Berlatsky discusses his favorite parts of the latest issue (#293)

Holiday Gift Guide
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under sales specials 6 Nov 2008 7:27 AM

If you're starting to plan your holiday gift shopping, might we suggest that you could do far worse than to utilize this handy Gift Guide we've put together? Browse these categories for some quick gift ideas, with items for every interest and budget! (You can also find these links in the main menu of our site, under "Browse Shop.")

Quick Gift Ideas - A selection of great gift books for every interest
Gifts Under $20 - Affordable books that still make a big impact
Gift Sets & Special Editions - Deluxe boxed sets, value multipacks, and fancy-pants Special Editions
Gifts for Kids - A quick selection of kid-friendly titles
Novelties - Prints, cards and other miscellany
Stocking Stuffers - Small items, big gift-giving fun




More signed bookplates added!
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Ted Stearnsigned bookplatesJohn PhamBob Levin 6 Nov 2008 7:15 AM

Fuzz & Pluck: Splitsville by Ted Stearn - bookplate

As we like to remind you, we have a great selection of books available with signed bookplates as a nifty free bonus. Well, fresh from APE, we've just added new bookplates for Fuzz & Pluck: Splitsville by Ted Stearn (shown above), Most Outrageous by Bob Levin, and Sublife Vol. 1 by John Pham. These signed bookplates are only available when you order direct from us!

Some conditions apply; click here for more details and the complete list of books available with this FREE premium!

Preview video/slideshow: Zippy: Welcome to Dingburg
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Zippy the Pinheadvideopreviewsnew releasesBill Griffith 5 Nov 2008 3:03 PM

If you follow us on Flickr, you saw this preview of the upcoming new Zippy the Pinhead book Welcome to Dingburg pop up a few days ago. If you don't... here it is! Click this link if the embedded slideshow doesn't appear above, and/or to open it in a new window. (And don't forget to join us and Bill Griffith at the book launch party/exhibit opening at our bookstore on Saturday night!)

Views of APE '08
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videoevents 5 Nov 2008 1:08 PM

We floated our photos and videos from APE up on Flickr a couple of days ago but haven't had a chance to point 'em out until now. Behold the slideshow below; click here if you can't see it and/or to view it in a new window, or click here to browse through at your own speed.

Daily links: 11/5/08
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Johnny RyanBeasts 5 Nov 2008 12:11 PM

Election mania (woo hoo!) means a quiet blogosphere:

The Playboy blog, tracking things monstrous, takes note of Beasts! Book 1

More Johnny Ryan fan art

New Comics Day 11/5/08
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under new releasesNew Comics Day 5 Nov 2008 11:55 AM
No new Fantagraphics releases are scheduled to arrive in comic shops this week. If anything ships next week, we'll let you know right here on Flog...

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