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Eric Reynolds's Blog
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Dash Shaw Preview
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under webcomicsDash Shaw 5 Nov 2007 9:49 AM


From his forthcoming WebComic, "Bodyworld," beginning in January 2008. I am rapidly becoming a very big Dash Shaw fan.

Mister Wonderful, Part 8
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under webcomicsMister WonderfulDaniel Clowes 4 Nov 2007 8:44 AM


The new strip by Daniel Clowes. Read it here.

Meanwhile, it looks like the episode of the Simpsons that features appearances by Daniel Clowes, Art Spiegelman, and Alan Moore has been rescheduled yet again from Nov. 11 to Nov. 18, but check your local listings.



Justin Green sketchbook stolen
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Carol Tyler 2 Nov 2007 9:06 AM
I just received this email from Carol Tyler: . "Please spread the word: Justin had a sketchbook stolen - it was about half full, containing rough sketches and writings. He was giving a demonstration at the college where I teach [in Cincinnati] and someone walked off with it. It went missing on October 17. I've notified the authorities. I want those who buy and collect comic art to know about it being stolen property. Keep our eyes on ebay."

If anyone has any information regarding this, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

UPDATE: Carol Tyler tells me that the sketchbook was returned anonymously! Happy ending!



Ditko book news and happy 80th!
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Steve Ditkonew releasesBlake Bell 1 Nov 2007 11:01 PM
It's Steve Ditko's 80th birthday today, and we'd like to take the opportunity to make the following announcement:

COMING IN JUNE 2008... STRANGE & STRANGER: THE WORLD OF STEVE DITKO

Strange & Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko by Blake Bell

Fantagraphics Books is proud to announce the June 2008 release of the first critical retrospective of Steve Ditko, the co-creator and original artist of the Amazing Spider-Man.

In the wake of the astonishing success of Sam Raimi's three Spider-Man movies, Steve Ditko's status as a driving force behind the pop culture icon has been revealed to an audience the world over. But, in the context of Steve Ditko's 50-year career in comics, his creative involvement with Spider-Man is merely the tip of the iceberg.







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Go figure
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Johnny Ryan 1 Nov 2007 9:51 PM

Jim Woodring Art Sale!
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Jim Woodring 1 Nov 2007 2:14 PM
JIM WOODRING'S IVORY TOWER ART OUTLET is offering a slew of new paintings and drawings for sale at great prices. So great, in fact, that my wife and I just decided to buy this one for each other for Christmas:



Jim Woodring is cooler than Santa Claus.



Jim Hanley's signing Friday night
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Tim KreiderMiss Lasko-Grossevents 1 Nov 2007 9:30 AM
The Pain artist Tim Kreider and Escape from "Special" author Miss Lasko-Gross are amongst those signing at Jim Hanley's Universe on Friday night in Manhattan. Here's the skinny:

The Fog of War (November 2, New York, NY) 8:00-10:00pm, Alex Robinson, Tim Kreider, Mike Dawson, and The House of Twelve signing at Jim Hanley's Universe in New York City. Alex Robinson will be showing off and signing his Lower Regions. Mike Dawson, Chris Radtke, Cheese Hasselberger, Miss Lasko-Gross, Kevin Colden, and K. Thor Jenson will be out to support the troops as the House of Twelve Goes to War, and Tim Kreider will sign collections of his "The Pain" comics. 4 West 33rd St. NY, NY

Beauty & the Geek
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Peanutslife imitates comics 31 Oct 2007 7:26 PM

Happiness is your own art gallery.
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under PeanutsFantagraphics BookstoreeventsclassicsCharles M Schulz 31 Oct 2007 2:55 PM


Stay tuned for a more detailed announcement.

My Crazy Dad!
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under reviews 31 Oct 2007 2:27 PM

I have no idea who Luke Maxwell is, and I'd be hard-pressed to say he has any real talent for cartooning, but this comic strip, titled "My Crazy Dad!" is nonetheless one of the best comics I've read in while and I crave more. I've read it at least three times now since my pal Jason Grote first tipped me to it.