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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?

Drinky Crow Show: watch it now
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Tony MillionairetelevisionMaakiesDrinky Crow Show 24 Nov 2008 10:23 AM

The Drinky Crow Show

There appears to be a whole bunch of The Drinky Crow Show that you can watch right now on adultswim.com. Note to self!

Little Shop of Flora's
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Jim Flora 24 Nov 2008 9:59 AM

Jim Flora 2009 calendars

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.).

Signed bookplate update: Ryan & Bagge
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under signed bookplatesPeter BaggeJohnny Ryan 21 Nov 2008 3:49 PM

Comics Are for Idiots! by Johnny Ryan - bookplate

More signed bookplates continue to come in: we've got brand new ones available for Johnny Ryan's Comics Are for Idiots!: Blecky Yuckerella Vol. 3, and they're back in stock for Peter Bagge's Buddy Does Seattle. These nifty, gifty signed bookplates are only available when you order direct from us!

Some conditions apply; click here for more details and the complete list of books available with this FREE premium!

Buddy Does Seattle by Peter Bagge - bookplate

Daily links: 11/21/08
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Rory HayesOriginal ArtKrazy KatKim DeitchJR WilliamsJosh Simmonsjohn kerschbaumJim WoodringJim BlanchardGilbert Hernandezawards 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 Beyond Palomar as well as its own 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!)

PLAYBACK:stl says Deitch's Pictorama has "a groovy charm" and "a vibe of pure fun"

For The Patriot-News, Chris Mautner looks at Where Demented Wented: The Art and Comics of Rory Hayes

Elsewhere (Newsarama), Mautner talks to Ivan Brunetti

Look, it's Jim Blanchard & J.R. Williams at APE

Eye on Comics looks at Petey & Pussy by John Kerschbaum

• On the Inkstuds audio podcast: Josh Simmons

The Beat reports from a recent NYC event featuring some of our favorite Euro-comics artists

The Times-Union posts an essay about the mixed-race heritage of George Herriman and its effect on Krazy Kat (via The Daily Cartoonist)

Webcomics update for 11/21/08
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under webcomicsSteven WeissmanmetaMartin Kellerman 21 Nov 2008 11:53 AM

Chocolate Cheeks by Steven Weissman

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!

Rocky by Martin Kellerman

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!

Daily links: 11/20/08
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Ray FenwickLinda MedleyLilli CarréEllen ForneyDash ShawCharles BurnsawardsAnders Nilsen 20 Nov 2008 1:17 PM

• Dash Shaw's animated trailer for Bottomless Belly Button is now available to watch 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

Stickers and Donuts declares "Ray Fenwick is my boyfriend"

Brian Ralph asks: "Did Charles Burns make this mask?" Note: Pee-Wee Herman is involved

New Comics Day 11/19/08
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Ted Stearnnew releasesNew Comics DayLinda MedleyLilli Carréjohn kerschbaum 19 Nov 2008 1:12 PM

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:

Castle Waiting Vol. II #13 by Linda Medley
Fuzz & Pluck: Splitsville by Ted Stearn
The Lagoon by Lilli Carré
Petey & Pussy by John Kerschbaum 

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.)


Daily links: 11/19/08
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Tony MillionairePeanutsMaakiesLilli CarréJohn Phamjohn kerschbaumJasonGary Panter 19 Nov 2008 1:08 PM

• Webcomics avatar/fictional comic shop clerk Lydia includes The Lagoon and Petey & Pussy in her staff picks 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

Sequart looks at Sublife Vol. 1 by John Pham

Syndicate Product gives a quick overview of The Complete Peanuts

Wart plugs the January 2009 release of the French edition of Jason's Pocket Full of Rain (in French)

The Phoenix compares 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)

Daily links: 11/15-18/08
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under reviewsPopeyePeanutsJim WoodringGene DeitchEllen ForneyDaniel Clowes 18 Nov 2008 2:06 PM

There'll be a little more catch-up tomorrow:

Etch-A-Peanuts

Fantagraphics art director Jacob Covey talks to United Arab Emirates newspaper The National about Garfield Minus Garfield - wait, what?

• 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 Publishers Weekly, Frank Santoro looks at 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

Comics Bulletin looks at The Portable Frank by Jim Woodring

• I'm pretty sure I've seen this circulate on the blogosphere before, but: Tim Hensley presents The World's Weirdest Comics Jam

Warehouse finds
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Peter Baggenew releasesChris Ware 18 Nov 2008 12:18 PM

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!

ACME Novelty Library #3 by Chris Ware
Hate #13 by Peter Bagge
Lena's Bambinas by Monte Wolverton
The Tell-Tale Heart and Other Stories by Daryl & Josef Hutchinson