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Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Drew Friedman 1 Oct 2010 1:05 PM

From Harlan Ellison's website:

HARLAN ELLISON
- Wednesday, September 29 2010 18:36:3

DREW FRIEDMAN

 

Due to the (uh)(ahem) inordinately "strained" relations passim one of his publishers and me, I never got a chance to tell the astonishingly wonderful artist/caricaturist Drew Friedman that I am, and was from the beginning of his career, a cockeyed fan of his merciless honesty. He once did a caricature of me and I always wanted to tell him that I considered it a memento mori of exquisite meanness. His is absolutely imperial iconography, and next to his hilarious portrait of my friend Patton Oswalt, his two books of Old Jewish Comedians are so dear to me, that I had them Lucite-boxed. I mention this now, in hopes someone will impart yet another Old Jew's admiration, because I have just now finished gasping, giggling, guffawing and geshrying over his latest collection of portraits.

Being a bit of a bohkun myself, it has been delightful to watch Drew Friedman chase Hogarth, Kley, Nast and them guys over the hill. He is to fine art what Guernica was to human observation.

Pass it on, yeah?

Yr. Pal, Harlan


Clash of the Titans
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Robert CrumbDrew FriedmanDave Cooper 1 Oct 2010 7:54 AM

Best. Webcomic. Ever.
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under webcomics 29 Sep 2010 7:32 AM
Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you, Uni Keratin's VIVIAN VAGICORN
Jet City this Weekend
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Peter BaggeJim Woodringevents 23 Sep 2010 11:27 AM

This Saturday is the first inaugural Jet City Comic Show here in our own backyard of Seattle, and we will be there. Come by and say hi to Larry Reid and Jacq Cohen, and in the afternoon, look for Peter Bagge and newly-crowned GENIUS Jim Woodring, who will be signing books for an hour or two. Stop by an pick up a coupon for 20% off at our bookstore and gallery!

Moonlighting?
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under staff 22 Sep 2010 12:37 PM

Sent to me by Flog! tipper Jaime Hernandez of Pasadena, CA:

Nate Neal at Desert Island 9/30
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Nate Nealevents 22 Sep 2010 9:50 AM

Significant Objects: An Update
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Significant Objects 16 Sep 2010 7:38 AM

The Significant Objects website has the third in a series of posts announcing which 100 stories will be in the Significant Objects book coming from Fantagraphics in the Fall of 2011.

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F. Gwynplaine MacIntyre = The Real-Life Rusty Brown?
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Chris Ware 13 Sep 2010 9:26 AM

Your cautionary tale of the day, from the New York Times.

Speaking of Rusty, if you're in NYC, don't miss Chris Ware's art show opening this Thursday, Sept. 16, at the Adam Baumgold Gallery

This Sounds Like Your Must-See Boston Event of the Year
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Megan Kelsomarc bellKurt WolfgangJordan Craneevents 13 Sep 2010 9:09 AM

  

Right Thing the Wrong Way: The Story of Highwater Books

October 1st-October 24th

Opening Reception October 1st 6-9pm

Fourth Wall Project
132 Brookline Ave
Boston, MA 02215


For seven years (and one miscounted eighth anniversary party) Highwater Books was snobby, high-concept, iconoclastic, poorly-business modeled publishing company that ran itself into the ground. Highwater published books late, promised them and never published them at all and even withheld its books from distributors on principle. The company asked its artists to fold mini-comics and stand behind convention tables and sell their wares to a public that did not know what to make of them. It hatched plans, plots and schemes, and it may have been the most important comic publisher of the early part of the century. Over those seven or so years, Highwater elevated the concept of design in the comics world; It emphasized independent and DIY attitudes in an increasingly corporate society, and it published some of the most important artists in comics. In October, Fourth Wall Project celebrates Highwater and a selection of its artists with a group art exhibition: Right Thing the Wrong Way: The Story of Highwater Books.

Starting with the opening party on October 1st and on view for three weeks, Right Thing the Wrong Way will display new and archival works by the artists central to Highwater Books: Brian Ralph, Greg Cook, Jef Czekaj, Jordan CraneKurt Wolfgang, Marc Bell, Megan Kelso, and Ron Rege. Along with the artists work, there will be an installation celebrating the strange history of the company. The organizers (TD Sidell, Emily Arkin, Brooke Corey, Jef Czekaj, and Greg Cook) will construct a mini-museum within the gallery, displaying ephemera (both finished and unfinished), half formed concept pieces, and plain old junk that made Highwater special. In lieu of a traditional catalog the organizers, in conjunction with Bodega Distribution, have put together an oral history of the company that will manifest in a short-run publication (natch!) for the show. Compiled and edited by Highwater artist and Phoenix art critic Greg Cook, the oral history will act as a companion to the show with the artists and "employees" of Highwater telling the story themselves.











Drew Friedman in NJ on 9/25
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under eventsDrew Friedman 13 Sep 2010 8:47 AM

Drew Friedman will be signing TOO SOON? at the Ocean County Library outdoor Book Fest in New Jersey on Sat., Sept. 25th -- along with John Lennon's former lover May Pang and the editors of THE ONION, among many others!

Saturday, Sept. 25, 11 - 3PM

Ocean County Library Toms River Branch

101 Washington St., Toms River, NJ 08753 


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