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Support SAW this January!
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under Things to see 15 Jan 2014 7:45 PM

Our friends Tom Hart and Leela Corman over at the Sequential Artists Workshop in Florida need your help! They are all about making comics education affordable for all and have been doing a great job thus far. SAW currently has an IndieGoGo campaign up with a ton of great rewards geared to you. A mere ten bucks gets you a mini from Steven Weissman, Jessica Abel, Box Brown or more from their fantastic list of contributors. Thirty-six dollars can get you a whole saddle-bag full of minis. There's art by David Lasky, an Eric Curry shirt and much, much more!
SAW Workshop  
In 2014, SAW is hoping to do a number of things with your donations  such as bring more artists to Florida to work and teach, assist more students through affordable programs and/or scholarships, expand/extend our grant program expand their library, upgrade their equipment (computer, Risograph, etc.) AND expand studio space to accommodate 4 or more drawing spaces. They hold amazing workshops with visiting artists (like Dash Shaw and Gabrielle Bell coming up in 2014). SAW also provides printing scholarships to biannually, everyone's favorite Annie Koyama was even a judge in 2013.
Julie Doucet 
Still on the fence? Go ahead and check out the video above or all the other amazing things you can get for your donation like a Julie Doucet print or a Derek M. Ballard poster! Squeeee! I want them all. Interested in visiting and taking some classes yourself? Head right over to the main SAW website and get yourself on the boards. Yes, the bristol boards.
 
Prison Pit Book Five bursts onto comiXology
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under Johnny Ryandigital comicscomiXology 8 Jan 2014 12:24 PM
Prison Pit 5 ipad
Prisoner #6655321 is back! Also known affectionately as Cannibal Fuckface, our antihero is returns from the dead in the all-out war in Prison Pit Book Five by Johnny RyancomiXology is kindly selling the book if you want to read it on your computer, it's simply TOO SICK for the Apple Store. Fuckface still isn't dead, but can he survive the Holocaust Brothers? First he's got to destroy his arch-enemy, the seemingly indestructible Slitt, who happens to be the only one who knows how to get the hell out of the Prison Pit.
Prison Pit 5 
$9.99 for 125 pages that are sure to blow your collective genetalia off is a steal of a deal (especially if you grab said meat and sell it on the black market). New to the Pit? Grab all five volumes of Johnny Ryan's truly terrifying and bloodied hole of a series TODAY!
Holocaust brothers   
P.S. Johnny prepares future prisoners via his Twitter stream  too. Follow him to get an early sentencing, you can also get out early for bad behavior. 
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New Comics Day 1.8.13
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under Shimura TakakoNew Comics DayJohnny Ryan 7 Jan 2014 11:47 AM
his week's comic shop shipment is slated to include the following new titles. Read on to see what comics-blog commentators and web-savvy comic shops are saying about them (more to be added as they appear), check out our previews at the links, and contact your local shop to confirm availability.
 
Prison Pit 5  

124-page black & white 6.5" x 8.5" softcover • $12.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-700-0

"Johnny Ryan's Prison Pit Five is disgustingly, violently brilliant." - James Cartwright, It's Nice That   

"The continuing adventures of Johnny Ryan's most violent fantasies run amuck, [Prison Pit] is rapidly becoming the comic that I look forward to the way a fat kid looks forward to syrup-encrusted cake. There's no getting around the hoary old cliche - 'these aren't for everybody' - so God help you if you can't figure out a way to enjoy these books." - Tucker Stone, Flavorwire

Wandering Son Vol.6  

Wandering Son (Hourou Musuko / 放浪息子) Vol. 6  
by Shimura Takako

220-page black & white (with some color) 7" x 9.5" hardcover • $24.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-707-9

"...[L]ike the best coming-of-age stories - comics or otherwise - Wandering Son is meticulously accurate in its details, but universal in its emotions. Gay or not, readers shouldn't find it too difficult to identify with kids who feel like their bodies and their friends are equally culpable in the worst kind of betrayal, preventing them from realizing the potential they see in themselves." - Noel Murray, The A.V. Club 



Jason sale at comiXology
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under Jasondigital comicscomiXology 6 Jan 2014 12:12 PM

Jason Sale

Open your wallets and charge the iPads and e-readers, there's a sale on comiXology of Jason work! Lost Cat is down from $17.99 to $9.99, meanwhile I Killed Adolf Hitler and Werewolves of Montpellier are merely $4.99. Whether you're in the mood for time traveling adventure, a noir mystery or when a thief disguised as a cryptid meets the real thing, Jason has you covered.

"Jason is one of the few artists (or writers) who can make existential aches seem droll, but it makes the smiles being provoked feel as honest as the ones we get when standing across from someone who makes the world feel a little less lonely." -David Barry, The National Post  

Lost Cat

New Comics Day 12.31.13
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under New Comics DayCharles Forsman 31 Dec 2013 5:07 PM

This week's comic shop shipment is slated to include the following new titles. Read on to see what comics-blog commentators and web-savvy comic shops are saying about them (more to be added as they appear), check out our previews at the links, and contact your local shop to confirm availability.

Celebrated Summer

Celebrated Summer *  
by Charles Forsman

68-page 7.75" x 10.25" black & white flexibound softcover • $16.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-685-0

"With an art style that combines the animated simplicity of Charles M. Schulz and the detailed linework of Chester Brown, Forsman establishes himself as one of the most promising alternative-comic creators." -Oliver Sava, The A. V. Club

"Completed before Forsman began work on TEOTFW, this promises to be an intriguing tale of youth banging up against the world of adulthood." -Tom Murphy, Broken Frontier

*Due to some East Coast storms, Celebrated Summer was shipped to most comic book stores a few weeks ago but NOW it is officially listed on the Diamond Previews list so buy, buy, buy. 

OCD Extra: January Book Review
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under Mickey MouseFloyd GottfredsonDisneyDaily OCD 20 Dec 2013 1:20 PM

Next month's issue of Booklist will include a review of a recent release by Fantagraphics creators, excerpted below: 

Mickey Mouse Color Sundays 2  

Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Color Sundays Vol. 2: Robin Hood Rides Again by Floyd Gottfredson  

"Reflecting the domestication of his big-screen incarnation, the mischievous scamp of the earlier strips is giving way to a more decorous rodent who increasingly turns the broad humor over to his dim-witted sidekick, Goofy. In contrast to the daily episodes, which largely featured adventure-oriented story lines that extended for weeks, these Sunday installments are mostly self-contained gags... With their retro appeal, Gottfredson's buoyant drawings might just look even better now than they did when they were fresh." –Gordon Flagg, Booklist

Ed Piskor to rock Free Comic Book Day 2014
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under eventsEd Piskor 19 Dec 2013 6:55 PM
Hip Hop Family Tree 
Free Comic Book Day has rolled out the silver sponsor books so get your free comic book grabby hands ready! Hip Hop Family Tree Two-In-One by Ed Piskor is a full color delight that clocks in at 32 pages. It is the perfect introduction and bridge to Piskor's fun and crtitically acclaimed 5 volume book series. This full-color comic book offers 2 self contained stories form Hip Hop Family Tree Vols 1 & 2 as well as new guest pin-ups and content just for FCBD! Lovingly produced and designed in homage to Marvel Comic's beloved "Marvel Two-In-One". Make mine Hip Hop!
Chris Ware & Chip Kidd to WOW Seattle
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under Things to seeeventsChris WareChip Kidd 18 Dec 2013 3:00 PM
Chris Ware 
Hold on to your horses, the howling wolves of great comics and design are baying. We don't want to unseat you but find you some seats! On February 19thChip Kidd & Chris Ware will appear before your very eyes at Town Hall in Seattle. Part of the Litarary\Arts Series, the two will engage in a coloful conversation (maybe even a fight to the death?) starting at 7:30pm.
 
There is a signing afterwards and their books will be on sale for those of you not clutching a well-loved copy already. Buy your tickets now and make it a great holiday gift; be it Christmas, Boxing Day, Valentines or Darwin Day! 
Chris Ware 
 
Chris Ware is an award-winning comic book artist and cartoonist, whose work includes the celebrated graphic novel Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth and most recently Building Stories. 
Chip Kidd  
Chip Kidd, associate art director at Alfred A. Knopf, is a renowned graphic designer who recently released the book Go: A Kidd's Guide to Graphic Design and designed Tony Millionaire's Maakies treasuries. Seattle Arts and Lectures are excited to have these two artists talk with each other about the worlds of design and comics, as their conversation should make for a colorful evening.
 
Sponsored by Paper Hammer & Marquand Books, The Stranger's arts and performance quarterly, A&P, University Book Store.
 
Town Hall Seattle
1119 8th Ave, Seattle 
February 19th, 7:30pm  
New Comics Day 12.18.13
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under New Comics DayCharles M SchulzCharles Forsman 18 Dec 2013 1:16 PM

This week's comic shop shipment is slated to include the following new titles. Read on to see what comics-blog commentators and web-savvy comic shops are saying about them (more to be added as they appear), check out our previews at the links, and contact your local shop  to confirm availability. 

Celebrated Summer  

Celebrated Summer  
by Charles Forsman

68-page 7.75" x 10.25" black & white flexibound softcover • $16.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-685-0

"With an art style that combines the animated simplicity of Charles M. Schulz and the detailed linework of Chester Brown, Forsman establishes himself as one of the most promising alternative-comic creators." –Oliver Sava, The A. V. Club

"Completed before Forsman began work on TEOTFW, this promises to be an intriguing tale of youth banging up against the world of adulthood." –Tom Murphy, Broken Frontier  

Peanuts 5  

The Complete Peanuts Vol. 5  1959-1960 (New printing)
by Charles Schulz

344-page 8.5" x 6.5"  hardcover • $29.99
ISBN: 978-1-56097-671-4

"Now that Schulz's classic is finally getting its bibliographic just desserts, consider replacing those tattered old Peanuts paperbacks with this definitive series." - Booklist

"This reissue project is a triumph for the cornucopian wonders of the wealthy west over the forces of cultural dissolution." - The American Spectator




Free Comic Book Day 2014 features Don Rosa
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under Don RosaDisney 13 Dec 2013 11:07 AM

FCBD Rosa

Fantagraphics is proud to announce its gold level title for Free Comic Book Day for Saturday, May 3rd 2014. WALT DISNEY UNCLE SCROOGE & DONALD DUCK "A Matter Of Some Gravity" can be yours by stopping by your local comic book store next year!

This full-color 32 page kid-friendly comic book by fan favorite Don Rosa, features saucy sorceress Magica De Spell, who turns Scrooge's life sideways — literally! — when she distorts the forces of gravity with a brand new magic wand! Then, in "The Sign Of The Triple Distelfink", Lucky Gladstone Gander faces a 24-hour luck jinx — and battles to hide it from a gloating Cousin Donald! Only ever published in the USA in underprinted mid-1990's editions, these Rosa classics are back like you've never seen them before! Prepare to whet your appetite for Uncle Scrooge & Donald Duck: "The Sun of the Son" (coming out a month later in June) with these excellent comics.

Only 141 days until Free Comic Book Day!

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