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Archive >> November 2011

New Drew Friedman print: Tor Johnson
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under merchDrew FriedmanComing Attractions 21 Nov 2011 7:40 PM

Tor like print

Drew Friedman's heavenly new portrait of Swedish wrestler-turned-thespian Tor Johnson is now available as a limited-edition fine art print from Drew Friedman Fine Art Prints. Who wouldn't want Tor's floating head decorating their home? No one worth knowing, that's who.

In a few months you'll also be able to find this image on the back cover of the new edition of Drew's first comics collection (co-written by his brother Josh) Any Similarity to Persons Living or Dead is Purely Coincidental, coming this Spring!

Tony Millionaire's Yuletide Gallery
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Tony MillionaireOriginal Art 21 Nov 2011 3:59 PM

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This portait of Lou Reed by Tony Millionaire, included in 500 Portraits, is also part of Tony’s “Yuletide Gallery” of original artwork for sale. Why not treat that special someone (and/or yourself) to some lovely Tony artwork for the holidays? If you have a spare twelve-hundred bucks laying around, you're welcome to get me that Yoda piece.

Pogo Vol. 1 sneak peek at PREVIEWSworld
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Walt Kellypreviews 21 Nov 2011 2:19 PM

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Pogo: Vol. 1 of the Complete Syndicated Comic Strips - Through the Wild Blue Wonder by Walt Kelly is officially released in comic shops this Wednesday, Nov. 23! See this and 4 more sneak-peek pages at PREVIEWSworld.

Things to See: new Rick Altergott comic at VICE
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Things to seeRick Altergott 21 Nov 2011 2:08 PM

Miss Juniper's Dating Disasters - Rick Altergott

One question we are asked occasionally (but not often enough) is "What's Rick Altergott up to these days?" Well he's serializing a new comic, "Miss Juniper's Dating Disasters," at VICE and here's the freshly-posted Part 2.

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Crime Stoppers with Michael Kupperman Tomorrow in NYC!
Written by janice headley | Filed under Michael Kuppermanevents 21 Nov 2011 8:26 AM

Join Michael Kupperman tomorrow night, Tuesday, November 22nd, for the second installment of his new monthly comedy series The Crime Stoppers Club, a collaboration with Kate Beaton!

This month, they welcome special guests Lauren Weinstein, Bridey Elliott, Lizz Hickey and Russell Christian for a night of hilarious abandon and storytelling at Luca Lounge [ 222 Avenue B, NYC ].

Fight crime with The Crime Stoppers Club every month in New York City -- you can follow them here on Facebook!

The Heroes from H.O.P.P.E.R.S. Photo Round-Up
Written by janice headley | Filed under Love and RocketsJaime Hernandezevents 21 Nov 2011 12:51 AM

Cheese Biscuit and The Girl from H.O.P.P.E.R.S.

Mmmm! Cheese biscuits and Love & Rockets sure go great together, as a buncha folks found out this past weekend in Charlotte, NC!  Our friends at the comic shop Heroes Aren't Hard to Find hosted a discussion group for The Girl from H.O.P.P.E.R.S. -- concentrating on Death of Speedy and Flies on the Ceiling -- and it looks like it was a ton of fun!

Heroes Discussion Group for The Girl from H.O.P.P.E.R.S.

See what I mean??? And, hey, there's cartoonist Dustin Harbin back there in the stripes!

 Heroes Discussion Group for The Girl from H.O.P.P.E.R.S.

Nice to see a book from the original collection was brought out for the discussion!

 Heroes Discussion Group for The Girl from H.O.P.P.E.R.S.

Hi to you, too, Maggie!

Heroes Discussion Group for The Girl from H.O.P.P.E.R.S.

Sigh... Isn't this one of the happiest photos ever?

All photos are © Heather Mobley, and you can view the entire set here on Flickr!  So, who else is discussing Love & Rockets at their Book Club?  Let's get L&R discussion groups goin' across the globe!

Things to See: Carl Barks by Paul Hornschemeier
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Things to seePaul HornschemeierCarl Barks 20 Nov 2011 10:24 PM

Carl Barks by Paul Hornschemeier

This sketchbook portrait of Carl Barks by Paul Hornschemeier is the most recent entry on Paul's sketch blog The Daily Forlorn.

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Daily OCD: 11/18/11
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Steve DuinShannon WheelerOil and WaterJohnny RyaninterviewsDaily OCD 18 Nov 2011 5:29 PM

Today's Online Commentary & Diversions:

Oil and Water

Scene: At Examiner.com, Christian Lipski reports from the Oil and Water book release with Steve Duin, Shannon Wheeler, Mike Rosen and Tom Orzechowski at Bridge City Comics in Portland last Wednesday: "Wheeler described the give-and-take nature of his meetings with Duin, during which they would talk about the best way to illustrate the author's script. 'I'd push for certain things, and Steve would push back,' said the artist. 'Sometimes he'd want something more subtle and I'd think it would need to be more over-the-top, or the other way around. We had good discussions.'"

 

FRED

True Love: VICE's Tim Small talks to Johnny Ryan and Frédéric Fleury about their epic ongoing comic insult war

Weekend Webcomics for 11/18/11: Kupperman, Weissman & more
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under webcomicsVictor KerlowTony MillionaireSteven WeissmanMichael KuppermanMaakiesLewis TrondheimKevin Huizengajohn kerschbaumJesse MoynihanArnold Roth 18 Nov 2011 4:58 PM

Our weekly strips from Kupperman & Weissman, plus links to other strips from around the web:

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Up All Night by Michael Kupperman (view at original size):

Up All Night - Michael Kupperman

Barack Hussein Obama by Steven Weissman (view at original size):

Barack Hussein Obama by Steven Weissman

And elsewhere:

The All-New Cartoon Boy Adventure Hour by John Kerschbaum at ACT-I-VATE:

The All-New Cartoon Boy Adventure Hour by John Kerschbaum

Amazing Facts... and Beyond! with Leon Beyond by Kevin Huizenga:

Amazing Facts... and Beyond! with Leon Beyond

Forming by Jesse Moynihan:

Forming - Jesse Moynihan

Humblug by Arnold Roth (2 new strips this week):

Humblug - Arnold Roth

Maakies by Tony Millionaire:

Maakies - Tony Millionaire

Les Petits Riens by Lewis Trondheim (scroll up and down at the link for additional updates):

Les Petits Riens by Lewis Trondheim

What's in the Backpack by Victor Kerlow:

What's in the Backpack - Victor Kerlow

Stephen DeStefano original Mickey Mouse art benefit auction
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Stephen DeStefanoOriginal ArtMickey Mousegood deedsDisney 18 Nov 2011 3:47 PM

Stephen DeStefano original Mickey Mouse artwork

Bid on this original art by Stephen DeStefano for the cover of a Dutch Mickey Mouse comic — proceeds go to benefit Suz Strick, who suffers from endometriosis. (You can see some more of Stephen's Mickey artwork in the back matter of Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Vol. 2: Trapped on Treasure Island.)


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