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Mike Baehr's Blog
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Flog posts by Fantagraphics' consumer marketing/web editor/hand model guy. Say, buy some books why don't you?

FriendFeedFlog
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!

Clowes event photo-video-rama
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videoIvan BrunettiFantagraphics BookstoreeventsDaniel Clowes 2 Sep 2008 12:12 AM

Behold a host of images, moving and still, from Daniel Clowes' visit to Seattle this past weekend. First up, the opening of the Ghost World exhibit at the Fantagraphics Bookstore (click here if the slideshow doesn't appear below):

Here's a snippet of the Q&A with Gary Groth and Dan at the exhibit opening (video link):

And here's the "Comix Sub-Heroes" panel discussion with Dan and Adrian Tomine, moderated by Ivan Brunetti, at the Bumbershoot festival (slideshow link):

I'll let the images speak for themselves except to say that everybody and everything was delightful and wonderful. I've said this before, but it bears repeating: what a great month it's been to be a graphic novel fan in Seattle.

Mome Vol. 26
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under previewsMomeKurt Wolfgang 29 Aug 2008 2:59 PM

Mome Vol. 26 - Kurt Wolfgang

As envisioned by Kurt Wolfgang. (Normally Eric would post this, but he's out chauffeuring Mr. Clowes right now.) 

Blogosphere roundup for 8/29/08
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under reviewsevents 29 Aug 2008 1:10 PM

Here's what people on the web are writing about our books this week:

Futurismic, German site Nerdcore and Canada's SEE Magazine (which wins for best article title and best writer name) take note of Strange and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko by Blake Bell; the latter article sparks debate between Steven Grant and Jarett Kobek

The Onion A.V. Club's latest "Comics Panel" roundup includes a B+ review for Tim Lane's Abandoned Cars; Sequart takes a good look at the book too

• Chris Mautner at Blog@Newsarama gets the first word in on The Portable Frank by Jim Woodring (below the Steve Canyon review)

• For The Washington Post, Douglas Wolk looks at Explainers by Jules Feiffer and Bottomless Belly Button by Dash Shaw

• Guided by Voices fan blog Pop Zeus plugs Robert Pollard's Town of Mirrors

Tripping Toward Lucidity looks at Mail Order Bride by Mark Kalesniko

• Mexican site Comiquero recommends The Last Lonely Saturday by Jordan Crane (albeit with art from a different story)

Sequart examines Where Demented Wented: The Art and Comics of Rory Hayes, while The Village Voice pairs Demented with Herbie Vol. 1

Comic Book Resources compares Mome Vol. 12 to two other recent anthology releases and declares it "the best deal for your anthology pleasure this summer." Take that, Tori Amos!

Boing Boing spotlights Love and Rockets: New Stories #1

Sequart continues their detailed examination of the original run of Love and Rockets comics with a look at issue #35

Demon Art recommends Malicious Resplendence by Robert Williams for hot rod lovers

Dick Hyacinth updates his ongoing "Best of 2008" list with 5 more of our titles

Indie Pulp looks at Jason's Pocket Full of Rain and Other Stories

PLAYBACK:stl on Daddy's Girl by Debbie Drechsler

And in other links...

• If you fall on that part of the Venn diagram where "alt-comics fans" and "Sims 2 players" overlaps, Kinemortophobia has some virtual posters featuring our book covers for you to download

Richard Grayson of Dumbo Books reports from last Friday's Michael Kupperman signing at Desert Island in Brooklyn

• Tom Spurgeon of The Comics Reporter makes a suggestion for The Comics Journal #300 (due next year). It's been a while since we did a flip cover like that.

Via Spurge, and from Electric Politics, three words that you might not ever expect to go together: Robert Crumb podcast

• Another great theme sketchbook: Calvin and Hobbes, with Jordan Crane, Jim Woodring and others

Bob Levin offers some additional thoughts on his book Most Outrageous

• Screenwriter and blogger Todd Alcott dishes on successfully pitching a Maakies gag to Tony Millionaire, and, with Tony, unsuccessfully pitching a Sock Monkey movie to Hollywood

• Spanish-language blog Little Nemo's Kat discusses the acquisition of a page of original Gilbert Hernandez art from Luba #3

Leon Beyond takes on Krazy Kat, courtesy of Kevin Huizenga

And in anticipation of comics events in Seattle this weekend:

Seattle Weekly profiles Ivan Brunetti

• Don't miss Ellen Forney at Bumbershoot tomorrow

The Daily Herald of Everett, WA has a profile and short interview with Daniel Clowes

The Stranger recommends that you come see Dan at our storefront tonight

TONIGHT! Daniel Clowes! Seattle! Ghost World!
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Fantagraphics BookstoreeventsDaniel Clowes 29 Aug 2008 11:03 AM

Dan Clowes

TONIGHT! SEE Daniel Clowes in a rare in-store appearance! GAZE upon an exhibit of original art from Ghost World! HEAR Dan answer questions from our fearless leader Gary Groth! MEET other special unannounced guests! PURCHASE the very first copies of Ghost World: Special Edition and our special signed limited-edition silkscreen exhibit poster (VERY limited quantities of both - get there EARLY to secure your copies)! GET your Clowes books and paraphenalia signed! CLICK here for more details!

It all happens from 6 to 9 PM TONIGHT at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery, 1201 S. Vale St., Seattle WA USA. Phone 206-658-0110.


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