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Archive >> September 2011

Jim Woodring & Diane Noomin at the Library of Congress, Jim at SPX
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Warren BernardJim WoodringDiane Noomin 12 Sep 2011 12:56 AM

Some Small Press Expo staff and guests visited the Library of Congress to check out some of their cartoon archives on Friday before the show — these photos are all ganked from the SPX twitter feed:

Jim Woodring, Diane Noomin, Jonathan Barli, Bill Kartalopoulos

L to R: Jim Woodring, Diane Noomin, Jonathan Barli of Rosebud Archives, and our pal Bill Kartalopoulos

Roz Chast & Jim Woodring at the Library of Congress

L to R: Roz Chast, a Library of Congress staffer identified only as Martha, and Jim Woodring checking out some William Steig cartoons

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SPX Executive Director and Drawing Power co-editor Warren Bernard

Jim Woodring at SPX 2011

Here's a slightly embarrassed-looking Jim at the show modeling the highly-covetable SPX tote bag which features his artwork.

More SPX pics as we find them!

Weekend Webcomics for 9/9/11: Kupperman, Weissman & more
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under webcomicsVictor KerlowTony MillionaireTim LaneSteven WeissmanMichael KuppermanMaakiesKevin HuizengaHans RickheitArnold Roth 12 Sep 2011 12:21 AM

Our weekly strips from Kupperman & Weissman, plus links to other strips from around the web (Super late! Totally my fault, sorry!):

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Up All Night by Michael Kupperman (view at original size):

Up All Night - Michael Kupperman

Barack Hussein Obama by Steven Weissman (view at original size):

Barack Hussein Obama by Steven Weissman

And elsewhere:

Amazing Facts... and Beyond! with Leon Beyond by Kevin Huizenga:

Amazing Facts... and Beyond! with Leon Beyond

Belligerent Piano by Tim Lane:

Belligerent Piano - Tim Lane

Cochlea & Eustachia by Hans Rickheit:

Cochlea & Eustachia - Hans Rickheit

Ectiopiary by Hans Rickheit:

Ectopiary - Hans Rickheit

Humblug by Arnold Roth (3 new udpates):

Humblug - Arnold Roth

Maakies by Tony Millionaire:

Maakies - Tony Millionaire

What's in the Backpack by Victor Kerlow:

What's in the Backpack - Victor Kerlow

Jaime Hernandez wins the Ignatz for Outstanding Story!
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Love and RocketsJoseph LambertJaime Hernandezawards 10 Sep 2011 9:06 PM

Love and Rockets: New Stories #3 by the Hernandez Brothers

Word comes over the Twitter wires that "Browntown" by Jaime Hernandez, from Love and Rockets: New Stories #3, has won the 2011 Ignatz Award for Outstanding Story at tonight's ceremony at the Small Press Expo in Bethesda, MD. Congratulations to Jaime for this richly-deserved recognition! And they better get another brick ready for Jaime next year for "The Love Bunglers Parts 3-5" in New Stories #4. Just saying.

Updated to add: Additional congratulations to new Mome contributor Joseph Lambert for picking up 2 big awards, Outstanding Cartoonist and Outstanding Anthology or Collection for I Will Bite You!

Fantagraphics Bookstore and the Seattle Public Library present Craig Thompson Oct. 5
Written by Larry Reid | Filed under Fantagraphics Bookstoreevents 9 Sep 2011 3:22 PM

Habibi - Craig Thompson

Do not miss this! On Wednesday, October 5, Fantagraphics Bookstore, in association with the Seattle Public Library Foundation, welcomes Craig Thompson. He'll be discussing his eagerly anticipated graphic novel Habibi, followed by a book signing. Free admission in the Microsoft Auditorium at the downtown library branch.

Craig Thompson

Jim Woodring at Politics and Prose in DC TONIGHT!
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Jim Woodringevents 9 Sep 2011 2:27 PM

Congress of the Animals by Jim Woodring

Jim Woodring makes a pre-SPX stop at venerable Washington, DC independent bookstore Politics and Prose at 7 PM tonight to present and sign Congress of the Animals! More details here!

Jaime Hernandez in Brooklyn This Saturday!
Written by janice headley | Filed under Love and RocketsJaime Hernandezevents 9 Sep 2011 1:38 PM

We are so excited to announce this rare east coast appearance by Jaime Hernandez this Saturday, September 10th at Bergen Street Comics in Brooklyn!

He'll be signing copies of Love & Rockets: New Stories, Vol. 4 -- quite possibly the most highly-anticipated comic book hitting stores this year! Bubbly (and non-alcoholic drinks) will be served at 8:00 PM, so get there and toast this incredible storyteller in person!

Bergen Street Comics is located at 470 Bergen Street in Brooklyn. Do NOT miss this!

Things to See: Introducing Nick Drnaso
Written by janice headley | Filed under Things to seeNick DrnasoMome 9 Sep 2011 11:13 AM

Mome 22 is out this week!!! Have you received your copy in the mail yet? Or, have you hit your local comix shop to buy one?!

Well, Mome 22 features quite a few pieces from artists making their first (and last!) appearance in our now-retired anthology. And today, we'd like you to meet Nick Drnaso!

Giraffe by Nick Drnaso

Nick's got a lot of wonderful pieces up on his website...

"It's A Wonderful Strife" by Nick Drnaso

You can also read the first four pages of his 2010 comic It's A Wonderful Strife on his site... 

Nick Drnaso for Mome 22

And you can see more of this piece in Mome 22!!! It's a humdinger of an issue, so go get one NOW!

SPX Graphic Novel Gift program gives the gift of Fantagraphics
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Warren BernardShimura TakakoMiss Lasko-GrossLove and RocketsLilli Carré 8 Sep 2011 6:56 PM

We received the following message from Small Press Expo executive director Warren Bernard, with permission to share it with our readers:

"Yesterday I went up and presented the graphic novels to the Montgomery County Public Library (MCPL) as the final act of the SPX Graphic Novel Gift Program. Attached are 2 photos. The first is the Director of the MCPL, Parker Hamilton holding a copy of one of your Love and Rockets books. The second is a picture of the books we donated as well as the people involved. On the far left is your A Mess of Everything and third from the right is your Love and Rockets."

(Also visible in the first picture, a big stack of Escape from "Special"; in the second picture, Wandering Son Vol. 1.)

Parker Hamilton, Director MCPL

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Left to right:
Mary Louise Daneri, Chief Collection Management MCPL
Parker Hamilton, Director MCPL
"Me!!!!!"
Annette Klaus, Graphic Novel Collections Manager MCPL

Our thanks go out to the MCPL staff for selecting our books and to Warren for asking us to participate — it was our pleasure to contribute.

Each of the donated books comes with this bookplate print drawn by Lilli Carré, which we already posted about but it's so gorgeous I don't think anyone will mind if I include it here again:

SPX bookplate - Lilli Carré

As we previously noted, Warren will be putting his Executive Directing duties on hold for a couple of hours to sign his book (with Rick Marschall) Drawing Power at our SPX table this weekend!



Daily OCD: 9/8/11
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under The Comics JournalMomeLove and RocketsJaime HernandezJacques TardiDaily OCD 8 Sep 2011 6:14 PM

Today's Online Commentary & Diversions:

The Comics Journal #301

Plug: "I’ve only had the brick for two weeks, and I’ve barely made it through one-fourth of it, happily so. For over 30 years, The Comics Journal has been a comics respite from hype and fluff. It keeps the rest of in check and on our toes. I’m a better comics reader because of it (and a reluctantly patient fan)." – Alex Carr, Omnivoracious (Amazon.com)

Plug: "Here’s another hard-boiled Tardi adaptation of a Jean-Patrick Manchette novel. I liked the other one I read, so I assume I will like this one." – Greg Burgas, Comic Book Resources

Love and Rockets: New Stories #3

Commentary: Sean T. Collins re-posts Comic Book Resources' video interview with Jaime Hernandez on that site's Robot 6 blog, adding his own commentary: "Ask anyone who’s reading the series in its book-formatted New Stories incarnation — including this autumn’s #4, which picks up where last year’s massively acclaimed 'Browntown'/'The Love Bunglers' storyline left off — and they’ll tell you: Jaime’s making some of the best work of his career, some 30 years after L&R made its debut."

Mome Vol. 22

Conflict of Interest: Our own Eric Buckler spotlights Mome Vol. 22 in his weekly "Indie Comics Digest" for The Snipe

Things to See: Tony Millionaire made a t-shirt for his kids' school
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Tony MillionaireThings to seefashion 8 Sep 2011 4:38 PM

Longfellow Elementary t-shirt - Tony Millionaire

Tony Millionaire:

"I made a t-shirt for my kids school, see how many vaginas you find hidden in the drawing."

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha Tony!

(Seriously though, I'm kind of coveting this shirt.)


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