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Daily links: 12/8/08
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Tim LaneThe Comics JournalSteve DitkoRobert PollardreviewsPopeyePaul KarasikPat MoriarityMiss Lasko-GrossMark NewgardenLove and RocketsLos Bros HernandezLinda MedleyLilli CarréKevin HuizengaJules FeifferHumbugDash ShawBlake BellBill WillinghamBill MauldinBeasts 8 Dec 2008 1:03 AM

Holy figs, this daily link post looks like one of my weekly roundups of old:

PopMatters takes a quick look at Robert Pollard's Town of Mirrors

PopMatters again, on Bill Mauldin's Willie & Joe: The WWII Years

Iconoctlán examines The Comics Journal #293 (en Español; Google translation)

• The Austin American-Statesman's lengthy roundup of coffee-table book holiday recommendations includes Bill Mauldin's Willie & Joe: The WWII Years and Strange and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko by Blake Bell

NuVoid wraps up the 2008 output of Robert Pollard, including Town of Mirrors

• Did you know that if you buy the Popeye the Sailor: 1941-1943 (Vol. 3) DVD set you also get an exclusive Popeye mini-comic we produced with a story from our upcoming Popeye Vol. 4 collection? Booksteve noticed

Chris Barat reviews Popeye Vol. 3: "Let's You and Him Fight!"

Forward talks to Miss Lasko-Gross for a profile of Jewish women cartoonists

• The North Adams Transcript looks at Abandoned Cars by Tim Lane

• The St. Louis Post-Dispatch includes Abandoned Cars, Strange and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko by Blake Bell, and Jules Feiffer's Explainers on its list of "Best Books of 2008: Graphic Literature"

Beard reviews Love and Rockets: New Stories #1 by the Hernandez Brothers

Tropismes (l'Appartement) is yet another French site looking at Bottomless Belly Button by Dash Shaw (Google translation)

Terri Torres is excited for the new issue of Linda Medley's Castle Waiting

• On the USA TODAY Pop Candy blog, Whitney Matheson declares Lilli Carré's The Lagoon is the "Best book [she] read" last week

• Cartoonist Mark Kaufman is looking forward to our Humbug collection

• Dustin Harbin's top 10 "Best Comics of 2008" includes Ganges #2 by Kevin Huizenga, Popeye Vol. 3, and Bottomless Belly Button

Here's video from Pat Moriarity's art opening at 108 Occidental Gallery in Seattle, with music from Pat and his son Jack

Bill Willingham looks back at Coventry

Wayno talks about contributing to our forthcoming collection of 1980s "New Wave" minicomics

On the Comics Comics blog, Mark Newgarden & Paul Karasik need your help in dating an Ernie Bushmiller Nancy strip

Dan Zettwoch discusses his contribution to Beasts! Book 2

The Dallas Morning News reports on an exhibit of Bill Mauldin cartoons at the 45th Infantry Division Museum in Oklahoma City

Mark Mattson compares our annual catalog favorably to the Sears Wish Book -- did you get yours?

Daily links: 11/12/08
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Steve DitkoreviewsMomeLilli CarréKrazy KatJules FeifferDash ShawBlake BellArf 12 Nov 2008 12:07 PM

The Stranger has lunch with The Lagoon by Lilli Carré

On Blog Flume, Ken Parille offers critical counterpoint to some of Blake Bell's analysis of Steve Ditko's later work in Strange and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko

Vitrola looks at Explainers by Jules Feiffer (in Portugese; Google translation here)

The San Antonio Current looks at Mome Vol. 12, Krazy & Ignatz 1943-1944, and Comic Arf

I Love Rob Liefeld reviews Bottomless Belly Button by Dash Shaw

Your comics-icons-mashup street art of the day

New FREE signed bookplates now available!
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under signed bookplatesLove and RocketsLos Bros HernandezKim DeitchBlake Bell 8 Sep 2008 1:03 PM

Love and Rockets: New Stories #1 by the Hernandez Brothers - bookplate

We've added several new books to our roster of titles which are available with FREE signed bookplates as a bonus when you order directly from us! They include:

Strange and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko by Blake Bell (signed by Bell, not by Ditko... are you crazy?)
Deitch's Pictorama by Kim, Seth and Simon Deitch (shown below - signed by Kim only)
Love and Rockets: New Stories #1 by the Hernandez Brothers (shown above - signed by both Gilbert and Jaime!)
The Education of Hopey Glass by Jaime Hernandez
Perla La Loca by Jaime Hernandez
Beyond Palomar by Gilbert Hernandez
Amor Y Cohetes by Gilbert, Jaime & Mario Hernandez (signed by all 3!)

Deitch's Pictorama - bookplate

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





Strange and Stranger excerpt at WizardUniverse
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Steve DitkoBlake Bell 20 Aug 2008 12:28 PM
WizardUniverse.com has an exclusive excerpt from Blake Bell's book about Steve Ditko. Go, read; come back and buy.
Blake Bell Radio Interview
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Steve DitkoBlake Bell 11 Aug 2008 9:42 AM

The following will be airing between 8pm and 9pm GMT on AUGUST 14th on the 'Clear Spot' on ResonanceFM. 

Strip!: The Strange world of Steve Ditko

James DC hosts a 1 hour special round-table discussion about the recent book Strange and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko, released by Fantagraphics books. James is in discussion with comic book artists and Ditko experts Steve Marchant, Mark Stafford and the author of the book, Blake Bell.

Strip! Special, 7pm - 8pm GMT, Thursday August 14th, globally streamed HERE or listen in the UK on Resonance 104.4 FM (London).

The show will also be available for podcast/download a few weeks after airing HERE.

 

Blake Bell Talks Ditko on CBC today
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Blake Bell 28 Jul 2008 8:03 AM
Blake Bell will discuss his Steve Ditko book, STRANGE & STRANGER, today at 2:00PM west coast time on CBC Radio. Listen here. Should be archived in a day or two as well.
Comics Reporter & Blake Bell talk Ditko
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Steve DitkoBlake Bell 27 Jul 2008 7:41 AM
Blake Bell is the subject of Tom Spurgeon's weekly interview feature this morning, and it might be the best (and longest) interview with Blake that I've read yet. If you like Ditko, a must read.
Ditko Radio UK
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Steve DitkoBlake Bell 24 Jul 2008 8:34 PM

 

Our pal James DC hosts a 1 hour special round-table discussion about Strange and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko. James talks with comic book artists Brendan McCarthy and Steve Marchant and the author of the book, Blake Bell.

The show premieres 5pm - 6pm GMT, Thursday 31st July on Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / Globally streamed at www.resonancefm.com

The show will also be available for podcast/download a few weeks after airing. Check www.resonancefm.com for more info. We'll do our best to remind you when it happens.

Between the Covers with Blake Bell
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Steve DitkoBlake Bell 22 Jul 2008 6:56 AM

Blake Bell is taking readers "behind the scenes" of the production of his bookSTRANGE & STRANGER: THE WORLD OF STEVE DITKO. There's a couple of interviews so far, and many more on the way - including scans of the entire notebook of Cat Yronwode's interview with Ditko's brother Pat back in 1983. Whoa!

Ditko previewed at First Post
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Steve DitkoBlake Bell 17 Jul 2008 7:00 AM

  

Our pals at the First Post have posted a special nine-page preview of Blake Bell's STRANGE & STRANGER: THE WORLD OF STEVE DITKO, which seems to be the book everyone is talking about this week. Find out what all the hubbub's about.