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Archive >> October 2008

Preview video/slideshow: The Comics Journal #293
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videoThe Comics Journalpreviewsnew releases 13 Oct 2008 3:56 PM

Available now on our website and coming possibly next week to comic shops, The Comics Journal #293 features interviews with S. Clay Wilson and Alex Robinson plus a whole bargeload more. Get yourself a visual sneak peek right here (click this link if the embedded slideshow doesn't appear above, or if you just want a bigger version) and check out some teaser excerpts on TCJ.com.

I'm probably jinxing this just by typing it, but I'm hoping to bring you a new preview slideshow every day this week. Can I do it? Stay tuned.

Rocky daily strips start TODAY!
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under webcomicsmetaMartin Kellerman 13 Oct 2008 3:12 PM

Rocky by Martin Kellerman

Starting today (after a slight delay due to technical difficulties) we are pleased to present Monday-Friday installments of Swedish cartoonist Martin Kellerman's smash-hit comic strip Rocky, in English for the first time anywhere (until they appear in our second Rocky collection, Rocky Vol. 2: Strictly Business)! One part Fritz the Cat, one part Seinfeld, one part Jane Austen (!), Rocky is a phenomenon in its native country, having spawned a glossy magazine and a computer-animated TV show (previously seen on Flog).

Come back to this link every weekday for a new strip; we'll keep a week's worth of strips available at all times so you can catch up if you miss a few days. (If you're eagle-eyed you might notice the occasional gap in the numerical sequence; a few of the original strips have Swedish cultural references that don't translate for non-Swedes, so we've omitted them.)

Rosendodson
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Patrick Rosenkranz 13 Oct 2008 1:07 PM

Patrick Rosenkranz sent me this pic from his recent lecture in Chicago. The young woman in the pic is one of our favorite interns of the last several years, Shelley Dodson. Shelley came for the talk and now she's been Flogged! You can never escape us completely, Shelley. 

Don't Forget to Wipe
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Untagged  13 Oct 2008 12:51 PM

The current issue of Spanish satirical mag El Jueves comes with a free roll of toilet paper, pictured here.  I miss American satirical magazines.

Pham & Rege at Family this SUN.!
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under John Phamevents 13 Oct 2008 11:28 AM

NYT: Palin' around with cartoonists
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under televisionDrew FriedmanDavid Levine 13 Oct 2008 10:51 AM

Tina Fey, David Levine, Drew Friedman

David Levine and Drew Friedman keep company with Tina Fey in this New York Times article on the power of political satire.

Rauschenberg Erases de Kooning
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under misc 13 Oct 2008 10:25 AM

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"I want it to be something I'll miss."

Thank you Of Uncool.

Monday interviews of note
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under John PhamBill Schelly 13 Oct 2008 7:21 AM

Comics Reporter talks to Man of Rock author Bill Schelly.

Poketo talks to Sublife creator John Pham.

 

Inspiration.
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under Inspiration 12 Oct 2008 10:43 PM

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Portrait of the Offices
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under misc 12 Oct 2008 9:18 PM

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