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Now available in the Jim Flora Fine Art merch shop: a new large (13" x 17") letterpress calendar, SHEFFIELD ISLAND, adapting a 1954 Flora woodcut of a maritime silhouette, plus small letterpress 2011 calendars, in three designs, featuring 1950s illustrations by Flora. Click the links for more info and to order.
Today's Online Commentary & Diversions:
• Review: "First off: a round of applause to Kim Thompson for his translation of The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec. The French title of the first volume translates literally as 'Adele and the Beast,' and that was the title of the previous American version (20 years or so ago) — but 'Pterror over Paris' is way funnier, and in line with the overheated, not entirely serious style of this book. ...[T]his is really charming stuff... and it's super-fun." – Douglas Wolk, TIME/Techland
• Review: "This is a powerful tale about creativity, morality, verity and above all, responsibility which demands that the reader work for his reward. As an exploration of imagination it is subtly enticing, but as an examination of Mankind’s unchanging primal nature The Sanctuary is pitilessly honest. Abstract, symbolic, metaphorical yet gloriously approachable, this devastatingly clever saga is a 'must-see' for any serious fan of comics and every student of the human condition." – Win Wiacek, Now Read This!
• Review: "In collecting all the (mostly) non-Locas, non-Palomar odds’n'ends from the initial run of Love and Rockets from both Gilbert and Jaime — and Mario too, the 'sometimes Y' to Beto and Xaime’s AEIOU — Amor y Cohetes reinforces [a particular] conception of the brothers’ working relationship. It’s not one-upsmanship, it’s not trading eights, it’s more a matter of pulling from a collective pool of ideas about comics." – Sean T. Collins, Attentiondeficitdisorderly
• Interview: For the L.A. Times Hero Complex blog, Deborah Vankin talks to Robert Crumb (actually an outtake from a slightly longer Crumb interview done for a feature on Joyce Farmer running in the print version of the Times soon): "Maybe I’m less angry. I don’t know. Actually, I’m not less angry. When I go back to America, after a few days I am once again filled with this kind of angry alienation and disgust with this thing there that America has got — you have no idea how pervasive it is there. The public relations and propaganda put out by the corporate mono-culture there is so pervasive."
Graphic designer (and hero of our Art Director Jacob Covey) Art Chantry wrote an appreciation of rock stickers for the PictureBox website and featured this old one by Jaime Hernandez as the illustration. Our own Eric Reynolds comments: "I no longer recall the exact origin of that sticker. The Damachers were one of Hopey's more obscure bands from the pages of L&R. There was no real purpose for the sticker. It wasn't even promotional, exactly. Just something fun Jaime made up."
We still have a few of these floating around the office here. No, you can't have one.
This Saturday at Second City's de Maat theater, I'll join host C.J. Toledano and other comedians to sit in front of a giant screen and make up some live commentary for YouTube videos suggested by the audience. It'll be Mystery Science Theater meets every drunken house party in the last five years.
You can buy tickets in advance here. I apologize in advance if I make a dick joke about your cousin.
At his Jackie Noname blog, Tim Lane presents "the splash page for a new section I’m working on for FOLKTALES, and will run, in part, as a feature story in the Riverfront Times. The character from these 'notes' is the same character whose ruminations were placed as vignettes in between the stories in ABANDONED CARS." Read more about it and see an embiggenable version at the source.
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