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Little Shop of Flora's
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Jim Flora
24 Nov 2008 9:59 AM
Irwin Chusid, doyen of all things
Jim Flora, announces that the Little Shop of Flora's is now open for all your Florabilia and Floraphenalia needs (cards, calendars, tees &c.).
More signed bookplates continue to come in: we've got brand new ones available for Johnny Ryan's
, and they're back in stock for Peter Bagge's Comics Are for Idiots!: Blecky Yuckerella Vol. 3 . These nifty, gifty signed bookplates are only available when you order direct from us! Buddy Does Seattle
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Daily links: 11/21/08
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Rory Hayes, Original Art, Krazy Kat, Kim Deitch, JR Williams, Josh Simmons, john kerschbaum, Jim Woodring, Jim Blanchard, Gilbert Hernandez, awards
21 Nov 2008 2:08 PM
• More French awards news:
La Rivière empoisonnée, the French edition of Gilbert Hernandez's Poison River (collected by us in the new volume as well as its own Beyond Palomar older collection), is nominated for the Selection Patrimoine (Heritage Prize) 2009, to be awarded at the Festival International de la Bande Desinée d'Angoulême (caught by Spurge)
• I Wish I Had A Spare $200 Dept:
New art for sale from Jim Woodring (going fast!)
says PLAYBACK:stl has "a groovy charm" and "a vibe of pure fun" Deitch's Pictorama
For , Chris Mautner looks at The Patriot-News Where Demented Wented: The Art and Comics of Rory Hayes
Elsewhere (, Mautner talks to Newsarama) Ivan Brunetti
Look, it's Jim Blanchard & J.R. Williams at APE
looks at Eye on Comics by John Kerschbaum Petey & Pussy
• On the
audio podcast: Inkstuds Josh Simmons
reports from a recent NYC event featuring some of our favorite The Beat Euro- comics artists
The posts an essay about the mixed-race heritage of Times-Union George Herriman and its effect on Krazy Kat (via ) The Daily Cartoonist
Time for the new installment of
Steven Weissman's in-progress pages from "Blue Jay," an epic 32-page story from Chocolate Cheeks, the next collection of the Yikes! gang's adventures. In this week's episode: A big reveal!
This is also a great time to catch up on
our current 5-day chunk of Martin Kellerman's Rocky, updated Monday-Friday!
All for free! No registration required! Fun times!
• Dash Shaw's animated trailer for
is now available to watch Bottomless Belly Button on ComicBookTrailers.com (in addition to on our own site)
• Speaking of
Bottomless Belly Button, Matthew Brady takes a good look at the book
• Congratulations and good luck to Linda Medley for being named a finalist (and the only American on the list) for the
Prix de la Critique 2008 by the Association des Critiques et Journalistes de Bande Dessinée for Château l'Attente, the French edition of Castle Waiting
More stunning sketchbook pages from Anders Nilsen
Austin English has some very nice things to say about Lilli Carré's The Lagoon
Ellen Forney has some bad-ass Brazilian jiu-jitsu desktop wallpaper for you to download
declares " Stickers and Donuts Ray Fenwick is my boyfriend"
Brian Ralph asks: "Did Charles Burns make this mask?" Note: Pee-Wee Herman is involved
After a couple of quiet weeks we're back with a vengeance at your local comics shop this week with the following titles scheduled to arrive:
by Linda Medley Castle Waiting Vol. II #13 • by Ted Stearn Fuzz & Pluck: Splitsville • by Lilli Carré The Lagoon • by John Kerschbaum Petey & Pussy
As usual, check the links for more info and previews. (Note that the new
Castle Waiting is in stores before we have it in stock ourselves.)
• Webcomics avatar/fictional comic shop clerk Lydia includes
and The Lagoon in her staff picks Petey & Pussy this week in The Rack
Here's a transcript of Gary Panter's panel discussion with C.F. and Dan Nadel at the Tokion Creativity Now Conference
looks at Sequart by John Pham Sublife Vol. 1
gives a quick overview of Syndicate Product The Complete Peanuts
plugs the January 2009 release of the French edition of Jason's Wart (in French) Pocket Full of Rain
compares The Phoenix The Drinky Crow Show (debuting this weekend!) to its source material, Tony Millionaire's Maakies
• Wow, check out
this amazing mosaic made of Peanuts strips at the Schulz Museum (photo by David Lasky)
There'll be a little more catch-up tomorrow:
Fantagraphics art director Jacob Covey talks to United Arab Emirates newspaper - wait, what? The National about Garfield Minus Garfield
• Flog commenter "Faraquet" points out
this 2001 Dutch TV interview with Daniel Clowes (via this blog) and says "It's very weird" (having watched the first few minutes we're going to say it's the background music that gives that impression)
For , Frank Santoro looks at Publishers Weekly the new volume of E.C. Segar's Popeye
Ellen Forney announces on her blog that she'll be collaborating with Sherman Alexie again on his next book - congrats, Ellen!
Chris Diaz shares a photo of Gene Deitch from Gene's recent visit to San Francisco
looks at Comics Bulletin by Jim Woodring The Portable Frank
• I'm pretty sure I've seen this circulate on the blogosphere before, but: Tim Hensley presents
The World's Weirdest Comics Jam
A recent sweep of our warehouse has revealed copies of the following titles which had been thought to be sold out. Quantities are limited so get them before they're gone again!
by Chris Ware ACME Novelty Library #3 • by Peter Bagge Hate #13 • by Monte Wolverton Lena's Bambinas • by Daryl & Josef Hutchinson The Tell-Tale Heart and Other Stories