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Archive >> September 2008

Blogosphere roundup for 9/5/08
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under reviews 5 Sep 2008 4:51 PM

Here's what the Internet says about our books this (relatively quiet) week:

Kevin Church sandwiches a thumbs-up for Tim Lane's Abandoned Cars amongst some other reviews; Alan David Doane calls the book "thrilling";

Blog Flumer Ken Parille says it best: "In anticipation of the forthcoming release of Daniel Clowes's Ghost World: Special Edition, I take a close look at the comic's closing line of dialogue"

Mano de Papel notes our publications in general (in Spanish)

Jog notes our New Comics Day releases and, while complimentary toward the books, doesn't care for our slideshow previews

• Whatever real life person's opinions Lydia represents in The Rack recommends Love and Rockets: New Stories #1 this week; it's also Blog@Newsarama's pick of the week

PLAYBACK:stl has mixed feelings about Funeral of the Heart by Leah Hayes

What else?

CNN.com profiles Willie & Joe creator Bill Mauldin

Spooky sketchbook drawings by Matthias Lehmann

A USA Today article reprinted in The Detroit Free Press quotes Strange and Stranger author Blake Bell in this article on the Siegel-Shuster legacy

Jim Blanchard remembers a legendary prank

Poor Bob Levin

• Holy cramoly, a treasure trove of rare early Hernandez Brothers stories and illos (via The Beat)

• The Babeland blog presents a three part interview with Ellen Forney

Newsarama talks to Roger Langridge

3:AM Magazine profiles Peter Bagge

Flickr user mikecargill has a couple of really nice shots of our warehouse

Seattleites: Help Forney Say Ta-Ta to Lustlab on Tuesday!
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Ellen Forney 5 Sep 2008 11:31 AM

  

For the Capitol Hill Artwalk on September 9, Toys in Babeland is going to host a show of Ellen Forney's Lustlab originals, and she'll also be performing her Lust reading/presentation at TiB's 15th anniversary partyon September 18. The art show is called "Ta-ta, Lustlab Ad of the Week!"

ELLEN FORNEY's
Ta-Ta, "Lustlab Ad of the Week"!!

Original art exhibition and LUST book signing

Capitol Hill Art Walk
Tues., Sept. 9, 6 - 9pm
FREE!

Exhibition continues through Oct. 6

Babeland
707 E. Pike St. (on Capitol Hill)
Seattle, WA 98122
206-328-2914

Join Ellen Forney in bidding "Ta-Ta!!" to her provocative "Lustlab Ad
of the Week" cartoon series! Ellen will be on hand to sign copies of
LUST, the hardback collection of the series (Fantagraphics Books).
The art exhibit features ink-on-paper art selections from the series'
four-year run in the Stranger.

"Forney's kitschy, playful drawings make you want to know these
anonymous souls - and make personals ads not just acceptable, but
cool." - Penthouse

"No matter who - or what - your yen, LUST is worth a peep." - Readymade

"Alternately clever and goofy, LUST is a fantastic voyage into the
nether regions of human desire." - Entertainment Weekly

 












BLAB! at Copro Nason Tomorrow Night!
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under eventsBlabart 5 Sep 2008 11:17 AM

THE 4th ANNUAL BLAB! SHOW
Saturday, September 6, 8:00-11:30 pm
OPENING RECEPTION: September 6th, 8:00-11:30 pm

Check out all the artwork HERE

Copro/Nason Gallery and Monte Beauchamp proudly present "THE BLAB! SHOW," the fourth Group Art Exhibition featuring original paintings and illustrations from the forthcoming issue of BLAB! magazine - Monte Beauchamp's periodic anthology of sequential and comic art, illustration, painting, and printmaking.

Artists include: SHAG, TRAVIS LOUIE, RYAN HESHKA, GARY BASEMAN, RON ENGLISH, LUKE CHEUH, GARY TAXALI, FRED STONEHOUSE, ANDY KEHOE, TRAVIS LAMPE, LAURA LEVINE, MARC BURCKHARDT, CJ PYLE, MARK TODD, TOM HUCK, and MANY MORE.

Don't Miss Out!!!! The show continues until September 27.

COPRO/NASON GALLERY (at Bergamot Station)
2525 Michigan Ave #T5, Santa Monica, CA 90404 




Scenes from a Town of Mirrors
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Robert Pollard 5 Sep 2008 11:10 AM

  

Here's a swell recap of our recent Robert Pollard book release party, courtesy our pal Rob Clough. Thanks to Rob for the recpap and pics (and be sure to check out Rob's writing about comics, he's one of the best on the Net):

On a rainy Durham evening on August 15th, Merge Records hosted a book release party and art exhibit for Robert Pollard. Merge has released the last several solo albums of the former Guided By Voices lead singer, so Durham was a fitting site for the debut of TOWN OF MIRRORS, a tribute to his remarkable eye as a visual artist. His works included art from his album covers, drawings, paintings, collage and other mixed media. The opening was part of a monthly "Third Friday" art walk in downtown Durham, and the small Merge gallery was quickly packed. I snapped these photos just a few minutes after the doors opened, finding a relaxed Pollard talking to friends (that's him in the striped shirt):

Some of the works featured in the photos include "Everything's Baby", "Gratification To Concrete", "The Kids Eat It Up", "The Floating Babies In Space", "Church of the Sci-Fi Episode 23 Too Much Information" "Church of the Sci-Fi Episode 7 Visit This Place", and "Off To Business".

Chocolate Cheeks for 9/5/08
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under webcomicsSteven Weissmanmeta 5 Sep 2008 10:05 AM

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: Dead Boy, no! (Remember, you must be registered and logged in to read.)

Now in stock: Krazy and Ignatz: The Complete Sunday Strips 1935-1944
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under new releasesKrazy Kat 4 Sep 2008 2:54 PM

Krazy and Ignatz: The Complete Sunday Strips 1935-1944 by George Herriman

Krazy and Ignatz: The Complete Sunday Strips 1935-1944
By George Herriman

Our second limited-edition deluxe Krazy hardcover (it's Volume 3, but the second to be published; Volume 1 is still forthcoming) collects the second batch of five Krazy & Ignatz softcover books we have published, comprehensively compiling the years 1935 through 1944, under hard covers. It's not a slipcase, it's a single hardcover book. The covers to the original five softcover books are NOT included, but literally everything else is. And yes, we are similarly collecting the years 1916-1924 as those softcover volumes are completed. (Since we get asked this once in a while — even though it's covered in the first one we did, at the end of the book, ahem — YES, we will go back and reprint the years prior to 1925.) Because of the limited nature of this item, we are not distributing this through traditional bookstores or Diamond distribution. A beautiful, must-have brick of a book for the Ignatz in you (though lobbing it at any unrequited love interests WILL cause serious physical harm — be warned).

600-page full-color 9" x 12" hardcover • $95.00
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Vice & Vermilyea
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under jon vermilyea 4 Sep 2008 1:51 PM

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Maybe you bought Mome #12 and now you're craving more fun with food from Jon Vermilyea. If so, Vice has a strip for you.

Forney covers The Stranger
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under The StrangerEllen Forney 4 Sep 2008 1:40 PM

The Stranger cover by Ellen Forney

What makes this extra-great is that it's totally hand-lettered rather than typeset as usual. I've always dug Ellen's lettering.

Georgetown Art Attack Is Back!
Written by Larry Reid | Filed under Fantagraphics Bookstoreevents 4 Sep 2008 1:32 PM

Georgetown Second Saturday Art Attack

The public of all ages is once again invited to enjoy the unique pleasures of Seattle’s most colorful arts community during the Georgetown Second Saturday Art Attack on September 13. This lively celebration of Georgetown’s creative diversity involves up to 30 enterprises programming provocative visual and performing arts, dining, shopping and spontaneous entertainment.

Highlights of the Art Attack offensive on Saturday, September 13 include:
“Phono Graphics,” an exquisite exhibition by Seattle DJ and visual artist David Rauschenberg at Georgetown Tile Works. Rauschenberg combines his passion for art and music with portraits of musical legends etched on black vinyl and mounted on handcrafted turntables; An appearance by notorious New York cartoonist and illustrator Danny Hellman, together with local cartoonists D. J. Bryant, Dalton Webb, Pat Moriarity, Max Clotfelter, and Mark Campos for a book signing of the new “Typhon” anthology at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery. Hellman will present a multimedia cartoon performance and Moriarity will perform a short music set with his 10-year-old son Jack – as seen on Willie Nelson’s website; Georgetown Art Center presents a group show of seductive encaustic paintings, and All City Coffee hosts a delightful exhibition of neo-Pop paintings by Lucas Vidana; Open salons at the studios of independent Georgetown artists.

Summer's Last Beach Party flyer

The evening will conclude with “The Summer’s Last Beach Party” in honor of the artists, volunteers, and sponsors of last summer’s Artopia arts festival. Musical entertainment will be provided by the sensational sounds of the DEL LAGUNAS. This instrumental surf and garage combo boasts an impressive pedigree that marks the reunion of [former Fantagraphics staffer - Ed.] Tom Price and Chas Ryan of Seattle’s legendary U-Men. The Del Lagunas will be joined by Georgetown’s own DUBCAR performing a sensuous Caribbean blend of rock ‘n’ roll, old school reggae, funk and soul. Frothy surf films, fabulous music, sand, suds, sun and fun all located at the exotic environment of The Stables. The Georgetown Art Attack is a promotion of the Georgetown Merchants’ Association. For more information contact GMA chair Kathy Nyland, or Larry Reid.

Listing Information

Georgetown Second Saturday Art Attack
Saturday, September 13, 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Art, music, and more at 30 locations throughout Georgetown business district.
www.georgetownartattack.com









R.I.P. Bill Melendez
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Peanuts 4 Sep 2008 1:04 PM

A Charlie Brown Christmas

1916-2008.


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