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Flog posts by Fantagraphics' consumer marketing/web editor/hand model guy. Say, buy some books why don't you?
Archive >> October 2008

Chocolate Cheeks for 10/03/08
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under webcomicsSteven Weissmanmeta 3 Oct 2008 1:39 PM

Chocolate Cheeks by Steven Weissman

Time for a new installment of Steven Weissman's in-progress pages from "Blue Jay," an epic 32-page story from Chocolate Cheeks, the next collection of the Yikes! gang's adventures. In this week's episode: Steven challenges you to find the continuity error that will be fixed for the book! (Remember, you must be registered and logged in to read.)

Blogosphere roundup for 10/3/08
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under reviews 3 Oct 2008 1:06 PM

People on the Internet share their thoughts about our books:

A Girl Who Wears Glasses covets Ghost World: Special Edition, plans to go as Enid for Halloween; Emily Martin also says nice things about the book

• This Irish blogger named Conor recommends I Killed Adolf Hitler by Jason

Dans ta bulle, a French-Canadian internet radio show about comics, discusses Jules Feiffer's Tantrum and Tim Lane's Abandoned Cars

Comic Book Resources and ComicMix both examine Love and Rockets: New Stories #1 by the Hernandez Brothers

• Finnish blog Bundologi takes note of The Portable Frank by Jim Woodring

Pol Culture reviews Night Fisher by R. Kikuo Johnson

Sequart takes a good look at the newest volume of The Complete Peanuts; the Pakistan Observer asserts that "Charlie Brown - not Superman - is the real hero the American nation should be looking up to"

The Rack serves up another fictional-comic-shop picks-of-the-week strip, including Sublife by John Pham

• Spanish comics site Entrecomics takes note of our two giant hardcover Krazy & Ignatz collections

Heeb names Jules Feiffer's Explainers one of the top 10 comics of the year 5768

Ed Howard's list of "10 Ideal Books to Introduce Readers to Comics" includes a bunch of our stuff

They also talk about other Fanta-related people, places and things:

Our own Kim Thompson memorializes Belgian cartoonist Raymond Macherot for The Comics Reporter

Liam Blair recalls a visit to the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery

• The Attleboro, MA Sun Chronicle profiles Paul Karasik

North Shore News has a Q&A with Peter Bagge

The Riverfront Times reports from the opening reception/book release party for Tim Lane's Abandoned Cars at Subterranean Books in St. Louis last Friday

Chronogram Magazine interviews Jessica Abel

Editor & Publisher has the scoop on our forthcoming Zippy collection Welcome to Dingburg and Bill Griffith's visit to our bookstore for an exhibit of original Zippy art on Nov. 8; the Hartford Courant talks to Griffith about Zippy merch and marketing

• The Ann Arbor Book Festival website has a page of photos and video from this year's festival that includes a video interview with Paul Hornschemeier

Say, if you know of something that you think we should link to in our next roundup, whether it's new or we've missed it in past weeks, contact us through the site here and put "Attn: Mike Baehr" somewhere in your message. Be sure to include the full URL of the link. I might not be able to respond to every message or include every link, but I'll include a credit to the tipster if it's something I don't also find myself. Also, don't forget that you can track these links in a more timely fashion on our Delicious page and RSS feed, or by adding us to your Delicious network.

Vote or die
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under awards 3 Oct 2008 10:03 AM

Can't wait until November to cast a ballot for a worthy candidate? Vote for us in the "Best Comics" category in KING 5 Evening Magazine Best of Western Washington poll. (Registration is required, just like in a real election.)

Robert Goodin TONITE
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Robert Goodinevents 2 Oct 2008 1:29 PM

Robert Goodin signing flyer

Tonight at 7:00, see Mome contributor Robert Goodin at Meltdown in LA for the release of his new comic one-shot from our pals at Top Shelf, The Man Who Loved Breasts. Momes will, of course, also be available, as well as other Goodinalia.

(I dare you not to sing the title of this post to yourself to the tune of the theme from Entertainment Tonight now that I have put the suggestion in your head.)

Watch Kim Deitch at the Strand
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videoKim Deitchevents 2 Oct 2008 11:54 AM

The Strand bookstore presents video footage of Kim Deitch's presentation there two weeks ago. (Note that there was a minor tech problem with the sound at the beginning, but the audio kicks in after a couple of minutes, when the on-screen clock hits 19:04.)

New Comics Day 10/1/08
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under new releasesNew Comics Day 2 Oct 2008 10:33 AM

Sorry we're a day late with this! Scheduled to arrive at your local comics shop yesterday from Fantagraphics:

The Complete Peanuts 1967-1970 Box Set by Charles M. Schulz
Meat Cake #17 by Dame Darcy

As usual you can view previews and get more info at the links above... you'll especially want to check out the preview for the Peanuts box set since that comes shrink-wrapped and your neighborhood comic shop clerk probably isn't going to want you peeling it open...

Pollard prints
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Robert Pollardart 30 Sep 2008 9:07 PM

Robert Pollard - Greetings from Camp Confusion

Robert Pollard and Hard Pressed Studios have released the first in a series of 5 limited-edition silkscreen prints based on Bob's collage artwork (as seen in our new book Town of Mirrors). The first, Greetings from Camp Confusion, is available now from Rockathon Records (Bob's official merch arm) or direct from the printer.

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