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Mike Baehr's Blog
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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 2010

More Strange Tales: Jaime Hernandez, Paul Hornschemeier
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Paul HornschemeierJaime Hernandez 28 Oct 2010 5:53 PM

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The previews for Marvel's Strange Tales II #2 are popping up all over the place. The Beat has Jaime Hernandez's lovelorn Space Phantom, while Robot 6 features Paul Hornschemeier's battling doppelgänger Colossi.

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Preview The Littlest Pirate King by David B. at Robot 6
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under previewsDavid B 28 Oct 2010 4:03 PM

from The Littlest Pirate King by David B.

Robot 6 shares an exclusive 7-page sneak peek at The Littlest Pirate King, the new all-ages undead-pirates-meet-baby story from David B.!

Photos: Rip M.D. signing at Borders in Glendale
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under RIP MD 28 Oct 2010 2:03 PM

Rip M.D. author signing at Borders in Glendale CA

Rip M.D. author signing at Borders in Glendale CA

Rip M.D. author signing at Borders in Glendale CA

At top, left to right, Rip M.D. creative team Mike Vosburg (inker), Mitch Schauer (creator) and Justin Yamaguchi and Michael Lessa (color) at the Borders in Glendale CA last Friday. Those eyeball cupcakes look good. See many more photos (including adorable costumed kids) in this Facebook album. The final stop of the Rip M.D. Southern California mini-tour is this Saturday at 3 PM at the Long Beach Comic Con!

Text, image, and Flarf
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under staffChris Ware 28 Oct 2010 1:46 PM

Gary Sullivan comic

Our warehouse manager and poet-in-residence Nico Vassilakis would like to share this recent blog post by Matt Madden examining seemingly (or actually) incongruous juxtapositions of text and image in comics, using the work of Chris Ware, Ben Katchor, and, of primary interest to Nico, practitioner/progenitor of the Flarf school of poetry Gary Sullivan (seen above) as examples. Thought-provoking stuff!

Walking Dead posters by Johnny Ryan, Jon Vermilyea, Jordan Crane & Lisa Hanawalt
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under merchJordan Cranejon vermilyeaJohnny Ryan 28 Oct 2010 12:35 PM

Walking Dead print - Jordan Crane

Walking Dead poster - Johnny Ryan

Walking Dead print - Jon Vermilyea

The Walking Dead print - Lisa Hanawalt

Designed by Jordan. Artwork by (top to bottom) Jordan, Johnny, Jon and Lisa. Signed by the artists and The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman. Available online here and at Secret Headquarters in L.A. starting tomorrow. Info via Johnny's blog.

Tony Millionaire('s Elvis Costello album art) on The Colbert Report
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Tony Millionairetelevisionrock 28 Oct 2010 11:40 AM

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Elvis Costello's new album National Ransom, featuring cover art by Tony Millionaire, is currently streaming for a limited time on the Colbert Nation website, which means that Tony's artwork appeared on the closing segment of Tuesday's episode of The Colbert Report! (Thanks to Jacob for the screen grab.) Hey Stephen, get Tony on your show — you won't be sorry! Here's a better look at the cover art:

Elvis Costello - National Ransom - cover art by Tony Millionaire

Ivan Brunetti's New Yorker Halloween party
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Ivan Brunetti 27 Oct 2010 10:10 PM

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Ivan Brunetti's cover for this year's Halloween issue of The New Yorker, brought to us by The Ephemerist as usual (via Forbidden Planet International). So many great details.

New Jim Flora print: The Day the Cow Sneezed
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under merchJim Flora 27 Oct 2010 4:40 PM

The Day the Cow Sneezed - Jim Flora

The latest release from the Jim Flora Fine Art shop is nothing to sneeze at (haw! haw!): an open-edition mini-print reproducing the cover of Flora's 1957 children's book The Day the Cow Sneezed. You may recognize the kittycat and mouse from the cover of our book The Sweetly Diabolic Art of Jim Flora. As always, much more info from Flora doyen Irwin Chusid and all the ordering details can be found at the Flora website.

Gilbert Hernandez does Iron Man: I hope that's apple juice
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Gilbert Hernandez 27 Oct 2010 2:04 PM

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Comics Alliance has a sample of Gilbert Hernandez's "old-school" Iron Man tale for Marvel's Strange Tales II #2, coming next week. Bottoms up!

Jeez, we're doing a lot of shilling for Marvel lately, huh?

More fan tattoos: Drinky Crow, Little Enid
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Tony MillionairetattoosMaakiesDaniel Clowes 27 Oct 2010 10:33 AM

Drinky Crow tattoo

More fan tattoos are coming out of the woodwork! Above, Drinky Crow in the clutches of an cephalopod by Ximena Quiroz of Portland's Skeleton Key Tattoo (who also does a pretty good Woodstock) on the leg of one Aaron Lauer (thanks to Janice for the link). Below, James Henry Dufresne's Little Enid, shared with us on our Facebook page.

Little Enid tattoo


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