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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 2010

Things to See: 11/15/10 roundup
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Things to seeSteven WeissmanStephen DeStefanoPaul HornschemeierNoah Van SciverMark KalesnikoMarco CoronaJohnny RyanJohn PhamJasonJaime HernandezGilbert HernandezFrank SantoroDerek Van GiesonDame DarcyCarol Tyler 15 Nov 2010 5:43 PM

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

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• A John Pham sketchbook drawing posted by Jeaux Janovsky

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Johnny Ryan painted this Le Merde "Burgerbuns" figurine for an art show at Super7 — more info at Johnny's blog

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• At Repaneled, Derek Van Gieson does one from Gilbert Hernandez and one from Jaime Hernandez

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• Look closely and you'll see that Carol Tyler hatched in the shadow of her bouquet on her Artists Alley table at Comic-Con in San Diego, as posted on her Screened-in Porch blog

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

• Drawings, other artwork and maniacal laughter by Frank Santoro at the Cold Heat Comics blog

• Holiday merch and handicrafts and a Northwest travelogue in the latest blog update from Dame Darcy

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

• More sketches for Mark Kalesniko's forthcoming graphic novel Freeway (now up for pre-order!) and drawings of women wearing things at his blog

Recent illustrations and/or comics from Sergio Ponchione at his Mondobliquo blog

Paul Hornschemeier has two new t-shirt designs available in the Forlorn Funnies Shirt Shop since our last update from his News and/or Head Lice blog

• Comics, sketches, photos, stories and news from Noah Van Sciver at his blog

Laura Park's sketches and comics from her visit to the hospital (feel better soon, Laura!) on her Flickr page

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

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

• Daily drawings (and a few videos) from Dash Shaw at The Ruined Cast blog

Stephen DeStefano posts some examples of recent storyboard work at his blog 

Adčle Blanc-Sec brand sugar: it's real
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under merchJacques Tardi 15 Nov 2010 5:04 PM

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For any Americans out there who remain ignorant of the cultural currency of Jacques Tardi and his creation Adèle Blanc-Sec in his native France and/or require proof beyond the recent Luc Besson film adaptation: our friend and continental correspondent Marianne Goldin, currently living overseas in France, sends along this photo of packages of Adèle Blanc-Sec brand sugar at the local market. Looks like there's more Tardi Adèle artwork on the indivudually-wrapped lumps, too. Kim Thompson comments, "Ha! Funny that she's possibly the least 'sweet' heroine in comics history. ADELE LEMONS would be more like it." I suppose it's appropriate inasmuch as sugar is white (blanc) and dry (sec).

Prints from The Exquisite Book now available
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Ray FenwickPaul HornschemeiermerchLilli CarréJordan CraneEsther Pearl WatsonAnders Nilsen 15 Nov 2010 4:47 PM

Esther Pearl Watson / Anders Nilsen

Pages from The Exquisite Book are now available as individual archival, bamboo-mounted prints: you got your Ray Fenwick, Lilli Carré, Esther Pearl Watson, Anders Nilsen, Jordan Crane, and Paul Hornschemeier, plus dozens more

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(Via Paul's blog.)

Things to See: Lilli Carré cover illo for P.G. Wodehouse
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Things to seeLilli Carré 15 Nov 2010 4:13 PM

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Lilli Carré provides the cover illustrations for a new W.W. Norton edition of Very Good, Jeeves! by P.G. Wodehouse. Lilli has the full wraparound as well as preparatory artwork and commentary at her blog.

Andrice Arp prints & originals for sale
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under merchAndrice Arp 15 Nov 2010 4:02 PM

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Archival prints, sculptures, handmade goods and original artworks (including work from Mome) by Andrice Arp are available in her recently-announced (but been-up-for-a-while) Etsy shop. A range of stuff for every budget!

Daily OCD: 11/15/10
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Usagi YojimboStan SakaireviewsLove and RocketsJacques TardiGilbert HernandezDestroy All MoviesDaily OCD 15 Nov 2010 3:40 PM

Today's Online Commentary & Diversions:

 Usagi Yojimbo: The Special Edition [Pre-Order]

Gift Guide: Bleeding Cool's "Twenty Fat Expensive Comic Gifts for Christmas" includes Usagi Yojimbo: The Special Edition ("1200 pages folks. That’s sixty issues worth in one book") and The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec Vol. 1 which we should note is neither very fat nor very expensive ("Now a major French motion picture. But always a great comic book")

Destroy All Movies!!!: The Complete Guide to Punks on Film [Pre-Order]

Review: "Most film books are dry academic treatises whose ultimate destiny is to sit unused on a college library shelf. Destroy All Movies!!! A Complete Guide to Punks on Film is the antithesis of this musty stereotype. This massive punk rock movie encyclopedia is totally alive. [...] Hardliners might not appreciate the mix of bona fide punk rock movies and pop culture detritus, but the idiosyncratic choices are part of the book's appeal. [...] Finally, it would be dumb not to discuss how great Destroy All Movies looks. Designer Jacob Covey did an excellent job here." – Rodney Perkins, Ain't It Cool News

Love and Rockets Book 19: Luba in America

Review: "A series of observations on the first volume of the Luba trilogy [Luba in America]: [...] Find me another comic where... the cartoonist has struck this precise balance of creating characters who are totally plausible and also totally ridiculous, riddled with mysterious voids and yet so well-defined that you just know you can fill in the blanks if you try hard enough – and I’ll eat my hat." – Sean T. Collins, Attentiondeficitdisorderly

Things to See: Johnny Ryan's annotated Wack Packers at Vice
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Things to seeJohnny Ryan 15 Nov 2010 1:59 PM

Wack Pack - Johnny Ryan

The latest issue of Vice magazine features the latest iteration of Johnny Ryan's annually-updated poster of Howard Stern's Wack Pack; Vice goes all-out on their website with a fully-annotated version where you can click on each character for audio clips (and transcripts) of Johnny's comments. Fancy!

New Drew Friedman fine art print: Sammy Davis, Jr.
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under merchDrew Friedman 15 Nov 2010 1:40 PM

Sammy Davis Jr. by Drew Friedman

The latest Rat Pack portrait to be offered at Drew Friedman's Fine Art Prints concern is this limited-edition print of groundbreaking entertainer Sammy Davis, Jr. Irwin Chusid's loving web of words and all the ordering details can be found here.

Bill Griffith at Atomic Books this past weekend
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Zippy the PinheadeventsBill Griffith 15 Nov 2010 12:59 PM

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Bill Griffith was at Baltimore's Atomic Books on Saturday signing his latest Zippy the Pinhead collections, including the brand new one Ding Dong Daddy from Dingburg.

GRAPHIC RADICALS: 30 Years of World War 3 Illustrated
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Steve BrodnerspainPeter KuperPeter BaggeJoe Saccoeventsart shows 15 Nov 2010 12:35 PM

World War 3 Illustrated - 30 Years - Graphic Radicals

Opening December 7 at NYC's prestigious Exit Art gallery, GRAPHIC RADICALS: 30 Years of World War 3 Illustrated, curated by World War 3 Illustrated co-founders Peter Kuper and Seth Tobocman along with Susan Willmarth. This exhibit includes artwork from Peter Bagge, Steve Brodner, Sue Coe, Spain Rodriguez, Joe Sacco, Art Spiegelman, and many, many others. For complete exhibit details and information on the opening reception and schedule of artists' talks, see the full press release after the jump.

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