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Archive >> October 2010

Video: Paul Hornschemeier on The Late Live Show
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videoPaul Hornschemeier 13 Oct 2010 4:20 PM

The Late Live Show - Ep 102 - Paul Hornschemeier & David McMillin from The Late Live Show on Vimeo.

As Paul (who has returned to the online world from a short hiatus after such real-life activities as getting married and moving... whatever, dude) describes it on his blog, "...you can hear me discuss the origins of my comics as a cum-rag, debate the muse of gay mummies, and perform rather poorly in a game of 'Win, Lose, or Draw.' I take the stage around the twenty minute mark, but roughly half the references I make are about bits from earlier in the show, so I wouldn't recommend skipping it (and I'd recommend watching it mainly because it's twenty minutes of solid comedy from a bunch of talented young comedians)."

Dash Shaw: dapper man
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under fashionDash Shaw 13 Oct 2010 4:11 PM

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We nearly missed these photos of Dash Shaw taken by Seth Kushner (who shot the portraits of Gahan Wilson featured on 50 Years of Playboy Cartoons for us) for L'Uomo Vogue last summer. Oo la la! (Thanks to our own Jacob Covey for the tip.)

Daily OCD Video Special: adorable Set to Sea review
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videoreviewsDrew WeingDaily OCD 13 Oct 2010 3:59 PM

Review: "I like the part where he knocks his eyeball out." – Grace & Cate Miner (ages 7 & 5 respectively) review Set to Sea by Drew Weing [YouTube link]

(On his blog, Drew notes: "I don’t actually endorse Set to Sea as a book suitable for kids, but this is an adorable/hilarious/surprisingly sophisticated take.")

Ink Plots exhibit at SVA; Dash Shaw, Distinguished Alumnus
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under eventsDash Shawart shows 13 Oct 2010 3:24 PM

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A major exhibit by past and present faculty and alumni of the School of Visual arts, "Ink Plots: The Tradition of the Graphic Novel at SVA" is on now in the school's Visual Arts Gallery and will have an opening reception tomorrow evening 5:30-7:00 PM to be followed by a benefit cocktail party. On November 4 at 7 PM, participating artist Dash Shaw presents a Distinguished Alumnus Lecture at the SVA Theatre. More info on all events at the links.

The Exquisite Book
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Ray FenwickPaul HornschemeierLilli CarréJordan CraneeventsEsther Pearl WatsonAnders Nilsen 13 Oct 2010 2:46 PM

The Exquisite Book

The Exquisite Book is a new exquisite-corpse art book from Chronicle, and Lilli Carré, Paul Hornschemeier and Anders Nilsen will be among the contributing artists signing the book at Quimby's in Chicago on November 5th. (Via Paul's News and Head Lice blog.) Other contributors from the Fantagraphics family include Jordan Crane, Ray Fenwick, and Esther Pearl Watson, plus a bunch of people who appeared in our Beasts! books and other anthologies. Below, a nice photo of the accordion fold-out from contributing artist (and personal pal) Susie Ghahremani (who will be at the San Francisco signing at Rare Device tomorrow night):

The Exquisite Book - photo by Susie Ghahremani

New Comics Day 10/13/10: Bagge & TCJ redux
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under The Comics JournalPeter BaggeNew Comics Day 13 Oct 2010 12:12 AM

We have no new books arriving in comic shops this week, but we do have a couple of things scheduled to make a return appearance, so check with your local shop and grab them if you missed them the first time:

Everybody Is Stupid Except for Me by Peter Bagge

Everybody Is Stupid Except for Me by Peter Bagge

The Comics Journal #299

The Comics Journal #299 (the Someday Funnies issue)

Daily OCD: 10/12/10
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under reviewsNate NealMoto HagioMomeMaurice TillieuxmangaDaily OCDComing Attractions 12 Oct 2010 5:01 PM

Today's Online Commentary & Diversions:

The Sanctuary

Review: "This debut graphic novel [The Sanctuary] ambitiously imagines the purposes of prehistoric art within the context of an imagined precivilization. Most strikingly, his tale is expressed entirely through the actions of his characters — their dialogue is written in an invented, phonetic language. [...] Neal’s dark pen work suggests texture, detail, and light effectively, and shoulders the burden of his almost-wordless storytelling. Despite some occasionally unclear moments, the broad sweep of the book’s action and ideas unmistakably raises thoughtful questions, marking Neal as an artist to watch." – Publishers Weekly

A Drunken  Dream and Other Stories [Pre-Order]

Review: "A Drunken Dream is America's long overdue introduction to Moto Hagio, in a volume worthy of the honor. [...] Hardbound with gold foil on the cover, A Drunken Dream seems part textbook, and part holy book. [...] It's a demanding read, but one in which your enjoyment will be proportionate to your emotional investment. [...] It's hard to imagine a better release for a manga, or a more deserving artist than Hagio. [...] Very recommended. Grade: A" – Thomas Zoth, Mania

Mome Vol. 11-20 Mega-Bundle [Pre-Order]

Interview: At Robot 6, Sean T. Collins talks to Mome editor Eric Reynolds on the occasion of the anthology's 5th anniversary and 20th issue: "There were always anthologies, even when the periodical market was thriving, but I think they’re even more valuable now. There are just not enough publishers to support all the good cartoonists out there. I am constantly having to reject some pretty good work because we just have a ceiling of how many books we can publish a year. It’s my least favorite part of the job. Mome is at least a small way to help offset that reality."

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Coming Attractions: At The Forbidden Planet International Blog Log, Wim Lockefeer picks up on our scheduled June 2011 release of Murder by High Tide: Gil Jordan, Private Eye by Maurice Tillieux, saying "Gil Jourdan is one of the most essential BD series ever produced," and that the volume will be "the perfect book to get acquainted with this graphic genius, whose stories, in terms of timing and speed, every aspiring comics writer should read and study."

Photo: Stephen Dixon reading at Atomic Books
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Stephen Dixon 12 Oct 2010 1:14 PM

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Thanks to our pals at Atomic Books in Baltimore for this photo of Stephen Dixon reading from his new collection What Is All This? to a packed house at their fine establishment last week. Click the image for a better view.

The last lost preview: Giraffes in My Hair
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videopreviewsCarol Swain 12 Oct 2010 9:02 AM

We had a handful of our trademark video & photo previews from Summer 2009 that we regrettably never had a chance to upload at the time; we've been adding them one by one over the last couple of months and the final one is now up, for Giraffes in My Hair: A Rock 'n' Roll Life by Bruce Paley and Carol Swain. (The hot pink design elements and rock 'n' roll subject matter pair well with this morning's Destroy All Movies!!! preview, no?) It's embedded above and at slightly higher resolution on the book's product page; for best viewing, view full screen or click here to open it in a new window. Whew! Feels good to finally be caught up.

Destroy All Movies!!!: The Complete Guide to Punks on Film - Previews, Pre-Order
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videopreviewsPortable Grindhousenew releasesDestroy All Movies 12 Oct 2010 8:11 AM

Destroy All Movies!!!: The Complete Guide to Punks on Film

Destroy All Movies!!!: The Complete Guide to Punks on Film
Zack Carlson & Bryan Connolly, editors; Foreword by Richard Hell

556-page 8.5" x 10.75" flexi-bound softcover; two-color, with 48 pages of full color • $35.00
ISBN: 978-1-60699-363-7

Ships in: November 2010 (subject to change) — Pre-Order Now

The most dazzlingly insane film reference book of all time, Destroy All Movies!!! is an informative, hilarious, and impossibly complete guide to every goddamn appearance of a punk (or new waver!) to hit the screen in the 20th Century. This wildly comprehensive eyeball-slammer features A-to-Z coverage of over 1100 feature films from around the world, as well as dozens of exclusive interviews with the creators and cast of essential titles such as Repo Man, Return of the Living Dead, The Decline of Western Civilization and Valley Girl. Everyone from Richard Hell to Penelope Spheeris to Ian MacKaye contributes his or her uncensored reminiscences from the front lines of a revolution. Other interviewees include Alex Cox, Nick Zedd, Lech Kowalski, Mary Woronov and Circle Jerks frontman Keith Morris. Also examined are hundreds of prime examples of straight-to-VHS slasher trash, Brooklyn junkie masterpieces, Filipino breakdancing fairytales, no-budget post-apocalyptic epics, and movies that shouldn’t even have been released, many of which have never been written about online or in print!

In the late ’70s, Punk Rock and its followers ambushed the world with nuclear force. It was an unprecedented phenomenon that infested radios, print, and culture as a whole. Of all its shell-shocked witnesses, the least prepared was Hollywood, who viewed the movement as a walking epidemic of self-abusive, garbage-eating, candy-colored manimals ripe for marketable stereotyping. The results were hilarious, as lowbrow cinema was forever altered in the shadows of 20-inch mohawks and steel-spiked wardrobes. Meanwhile, punk participants like Spheeris and Alex Cox managed to document the emerging outbreak in a more humanistic light, creating enduring visions of a new breed of youth through blazing music documentaries and innovative narrative assaults.

Destroy All Movies!!! nails down both ends of the spectrum with superhuman research, vicious precision, and electrically charged stills and images, and is the first and final definitive armchair roadmap to punk and new wave on celluloid. Five years in the making, this pulse-bursting monument to lowbrow cultural obsession is a must for all film fanatics, music maniacs, anti-fashion mutants, ’80s nostalgists, sleazoids, cop-killers, and spazzmatics!

Download Zack Carlson's Introduction (840 KB PDF) and an EXCLUSIVE 24-page excerpt (9.7 MB PDF).

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Destroy All Movies!!! + Portable Grindhouse Gift Set

Bonus Savings: Order Destroy All Movies!!! together with Portable Grindhouse: The Lost Art of the VHS Box for $43.99 — 20% off the combined cover prices! It's the ultimate gift set for the trash cinema lover!


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