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

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).

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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.

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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Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under meta 3 Sep 2008 5:07 PM
A site visitor tipped us off to FriendFeed, a social networking aggregator site, and we decided to give it a try. If you're hip to their thing, you can subscribe to us and follow our Flog, Flickr, GoodReads, Twitter and YouTube activity all in one place. (You can also follow the feed via RSS.) You might also notice the FriendFeed widget in the right column on Flog, which is currently there on an experimental trial basis. We'll see how it goes!
A look back at La Semaine de la Bande Desinée
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under eventsDavid B 3 Sep 2008 1:49 PM

David B. signing at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery, 8/15/08

Cynthia Rose, co-curator of La Semaine de la Bande Desinée, presents this excellent summary website with information about the project and hundreds of photos from the events (Kim Thompson's presentation and David B.'s talks and appearances) by photographer Steve Sampson. (This image of Jim Woodring at the David B. signing is particularly unmissable.)

New Comics Day 9/4/08
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under new releasesNew Comics Day 3 Sep 2008 12:55 PM

Hey, remember that mammoth quantity of new books we dropped here on the website a couple of weeks ago? A bunch of them should be landing on your local comic shop tomorrow (not today, due to the holiday):

Deitch's Pictorama by Kim, Seth and Simon Deitch
Love and Rockets: New Stories #1 by the Hernandez Brothers
The Portable Frank by Jim Woodring
Baobab #3 by Igort

Plus new printings of:

The Complete Crumb Comics Vol. 11 by Robert Crumb
Krazy & Ignatz 1925-1926 by George Herriman

Impress the clerks with your savvy by checking out our descriptions and previews at the links above before heading out to your shop of choice. Happy hunting!



September Sale: save on Ignatz Series issues!
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under sales specialsIgnatz Series 2 Sep 2008 1:43 PM

With 5 new issues from ongoing series in our deluxe Ignatz format having just come out this summer, we're giving you a chance to catch up on back issues and check out some of the other series in the format for just $5.95 each — that's over 25% off the $7.95 cover price — throughout September 2008. (Sale ends at 11:59 PM Pacific time, September 30, 2008.) Created by an international roster of cartoonists (from Anders Nilsen to Zak Sally; from Gipi to Igort to Martí), comics in the Ignatz series are magazine-sized, printed in duotone on heavy premium paper, with jacketed covers. Click here to browse all titles in the format!

More Clowes photos
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Fantagraphics BookstoreeventsDaniel Clowes 2 Sep 2008 1:29 PM

Our shutterbug pal Steve Sampson has a great set of photos from our Daniel Clowes signing last Friday; browse through thumbnails here or watch the slideshow below (slideshow link). Stay tuned in the near future for a link to Steve's great shots from last month's David B./Alliance Française events as well.

Dog Shit Gallagher
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videoJohnny Ryan 2 Sep 2008 12:08 PM

One of Johnny Ryan's many beloved characters, come to life through the magic of YouTube!


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