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Archive >> November 2010

Things to See (and Bid On): more Monsters Project auctions for the CBLDF
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Things to seeMiss Lasko-Grossgood deedsBob Fingerman 8 Nov 2010 2:31 PM

sketch - Bob Fingerman

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Earlier today we brought you Robert Goodin's artwork which is being sold to benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund as part of their Monsters Project auctions; what I failed to notice is that Bob Fingerman and Miss Lasko-Gross have contributed drawings as well. Click the images above to see and bid on the auctions!

Dave Cooper live interview in Toronto Nov. 28!
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under eventsDave Cooper 8 Nov 2010 1:33 PM

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INKSTUDS X BENT
Robin McConnell Interviews Dave Cooper
Sunday, November 28th, 3pm-6pm
@ The Central, 603 Markham Street
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=122348711160147
FREE


Presented by The Beguiling, Conundrum Press, and Fantagraphics Books

Toronto! Get ready for a fantastic comics event as Robin McConnell, host of the INKSTUDS podcast and author of the new book of the same name, will interview Canada's own Dave Cooper, who has recently released his own new artbook BENT! Following the interview will be a moderated Q&A with the audience, and a signing.

The event is going down on Sunday, November 28th, from 3pm-6pm next door to The Beguiling at The Central. Both the INKSTUDS book and Cooper's BENT (as well as other fine graphic novels) will be available for sale.

This is a FREE event, and it's going to be a lot of fun. Come on out and a have a beer and a bite to eat, and enjoy some great comics chatting.












Things to See: Another Jason preview page
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Things to seeJasonComing Attractions 8 Nov 2010 1:17 PM

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At his Cats Without Dogs blog Jason posts another page from the French edition of his forthcoming graphic novel Isle of 100,000 Graves (written by written by Fabien Vehlmann; coming in English from Fantagraphics in Spring 2011). See a previous glimpse here.

Jim Woodring updates: (not so) giant pen, Boing Boing contest
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videoJim Woodring 8 Nov 2010 1:03 PM

This video by Jim Woodring has been declared a winner in a contest held by Boing Boing — to divulge the nature of the contest would spoil the video, so watch it first and then click over to find out about the contest. Looks like there was a pretty sweet prize too — congrats Jim!

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And over at his Woodring Monitor blog Jim shows off a small "home use" handle for his in-progress giant pen project, along with the "before" picture of the raw wood with the lathe pattern drawn on it. 

Publishers Weekly names Weathercraft by Jim Woodring a Best Book of 2010
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Jim WoodringBest of 2010 8 Nov 2010 11:53 AM

Weathercraft by Jim Woodring

Weathercraft has made Publishers Weekly's unranked top-100 Best Books of 2010 list in the Comics category. PW calls the book "A disturbing fantasy of struggle from comics' premiere surrealist as the piglike Manhog endures the sufferings of Job from the cruel Whim." Hurrah!

Wired spotlights Destroy All Movies!!!
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Destroy All Movies 8 Nov 2010 11:13 AM

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To celebrate the impending release of Destroy All Movies!!! The Complete Guide to Punks on Film, Wired presents a gallery of photos from 18 of the films featured in the book, which they call "probably the last word on punks, and perhaps even post-punks, on the screen."

Don't forget, the Destroy All Movies!!! tour kicks off tomorrow in Albuquerque, NM!

Unofficial Shill
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under staffDaniel Clowes 8 Nov 2010 8:55 AM

  

From the May 1, 1992 edition of the LA Times, in regard to a story about reactions to the Rodney King verdict. The doofus in the Eightball t-shirt is yours truly. My outrage is palpable, right? This was taken about 14 months before I moved to Seattle to intern at Fantagraphics. My fate was already sealed...

Things to See: 11/8/10 roundup
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Usagi YojimboThings to seeSteven WeissmanSteve BrodnerStan SakaiRobert GoodinRenee FrenchRay FenwickMark KalesnikoMarco CoronaLaura ParkJosh SimmonsJohn HankiewiczJasonHans RickheitFrank SantoroDrew FriedmanDerek Van GiesonDebbie DrechslerDash ShawCarol TylerBill Griffith 8 Nov 2010 12:24 AM

Click for improved/additional viewing and possible artist commentary at the sources:

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The future of architecture, from Ray Fenwick's notebook

Vampira - Drew Friedman

Golden Age Comic Book Stories reproduces the full set of Drew Friedman-illustrated The Ed Wood, Jr. Players trading cards from 1993 (via The Comics Reporter)

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• The spaceship-stealing kid in this 1957 illustration? That's a young Bill Griffith (and his dad in the vid screen), painted by his next-door neighbor Ed Emshwiller. Via Bill on Facebook, who also posts Emshwiller's rough layout

Usagi Yojimbo - Isaac Bidwell

• At Repaneled, Isaac Bidwell does Stan Sakai's Usagi Yojimbo from issue #14 (soon to be collected in Usagi Yojimbo: The Special Edition)

Splice - Dash Shaw

• Some Netflix warehouse worker is going to get a bit of a surprise when Dash Shaw returns Splice; this and more of his daily drawings at The Ruined Cast blog

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This painting by Robert Goodin is being auctioned to benefit the CBLDF

And more Things to See from the past week:

• Early strips, illustrations, outtakes and film reviews by Jason at his Cats Without Dogs blog

Steven Weissman's latest "I, Anonymous" spots and sketches on his Chewing Gum in Church blog and more on his Flickr page

• A new print at John Hankiewicz's Clip Joint blog

• Drawings, paintings, collages and other images by Frank Santoro at the Cold Heat Comics blog

• Illustrations & sketches at Marco Corona's Il Canguro Pugilatore blog

• Nature sketches with running commentary by Debbie Drechsler at her Just Around the Corner blog

• More sketches for Mark Kalesniko's forthcoming graphic novel Freeway (just sent to the printer!) and drawings of women wearing things at his blog

Laura Park's sketches from her visit to the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction on her Flickr page

• The latest Josh Simmons cuteness (with Wendy Chin) at Quackers

Drawings, sketches, photos and a new toy from Renee French

A new Need to Know video by Steve Brodner

• More pages from Hans Rickheit's graphic novel in progress Ectopiary, plus other material (including a smattering of outtakes from The Squirrel Machine) and commentary at his Squirrel Machine blog

• Pages and panels by Derek Van Gieson at his These Days I Remain blog

• A You'll Never Know preliminary sketch at Carol Tyler's Screened-in Porch blog

• Drawings and works in progress by Joe Kimball on his Flickr page

• Some familiar creators post some new Trubble Club collaborative comics

Things to See: Ben Jones Adult Swim mural
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Things to seeBen Jones 7 Nov 2010 11:20 PM

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Ben Jones recently painted a mural for Adult Swim's Williams Street production offices — see more photos at the Adult Swim blog.

Tony Millionaire continues to dominate the airwaves
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Tony Millionairetelevisionrock 7 Nov 2010 10:55 PM

More television appearances of Tony Millionaire's cover art for Elvis Costello's National Ransom (images courtesy Tony):

Tony Millionaire cover art for Elvis Costello's National Ransom - David Letterman

Tony Millionaire cover art for Elvis Costello's National Ransom - David Letterman

Tony Millionaire cover art for Elvis Costello's National Ransom - Joe Scarborough

Tony Millionaire cover art for Elvis Costello's National Ransom - Joe Scarborough

Tony Millionaire cover art for Elvis Costello's National Ransom - Johnny Carson

Tony Millionaire cover art for Elvis Costello's National Ransom - Steve Allen

Okay, a couple of these are straining credulity... I mean, Joe Scarborough??


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