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Category >> Coming Attractions

First RE-Look: Wandering Son Vol. 1 by Shimura Takako
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Shimura TakakomangaComing Attractions 1 Mar 2011 6:59 AM

Wandering Son Vol. 1 by Shimura Takako

Hey, remember that cover art for Wandering Son (Hourou Musuko) Vol. 1 by Shimura Takako that we were so excited to debut last week? Well it turns out we were a little TOO excited as the version we showed you was incorrectly cropped. Here's the corrected version above; we've also fixed it in the original post, which contains more information about the book. Sorry about that folks!

Things to See: Michael Kupperman's Good Ol' Charlie Sheen, glimpse of Twain book
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Things to seeMichael KuppermanComing Attractions 25 Feb 2011 12:39 PM

Good Ol' Charlie Sheen - Michael Kupperman

Here's the Peanuts cartoon modified by Michael Kupperman which is lighting up the comics blogosphere today after being tweeted by @MKupperman last night. Below, perhaps of more interest to serious Kupperman fans, another tweeted image from last night: a glimpse of his next book coming in September, Mark Twain's Autobiography 1910-2010 (in which "Twain meets with Ike Eisenhower and his unbelievably hot wife, Mame"):

Twain meets Eisenhower - Michael Kupperman

First Look: Wandering Son Vol. 1 by Shimura Takako
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Shimura TakakomangaComing Attractions 25 Feb 2011 12:13 PM

Wandering Son Vol. 1 by Shimura Takako

As we announced on our Twitter feed last week, the highly anticipated next release in our manga line, Wandering Son (Hourou Musuko) Vol. 1 by Shimura Takako, is now at the printer and set for a May/June release.

In this sensitive masterpiece from Japan's most prominent creator of LGBT manga, Shuichi is a boy who wants to be a girl, and Yoshino is a girl who wants to be a boy. Shimura portrays their journey with affection, sensitivity and humor.

We know lots of you are really champing at the bit for this one — here's your first look at the final cover artwork! In the meantime, the Hourou Musuko anime series is currently broadcasting in Japan, and you can catch up on episodes at CrunchyRoll.

First Look: The Comics Journal #301
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Tim HensleyThe Comics JournalStephen DixonRobert CrumbMichael KuppermanJoe SaccoJim WoodringComing AttractionsAl Jaffee 24 Feb 2011 7:53 AM

The Comics Journal No. 301

It is true: after much foofaraw and mishegas, The Comics Journal #301 went to the printer last week and is due to be available in May. (You may have come across an earlier version of the cover here on our website, but here for the first time is the final version.)

Short description:

The Journal is reborn. In these 600+ pages: R. Crumb interview & critical roundtable on Genesis; Joe Sacco interview; Jim Woodring, Tim Hensley & Stephen Dixon sketchbooks; Jaffee & Kupperman in conversation; Gerald McBoing Boing; much more.

This volume is guest designed by internationally respected Criterion art director Eric Skillman

See here for more information on the issue and stay tuned for updates and previews.

The Comics Journal No. 301

First Look: The Raven by Lou Reed & Lorenzo Mattotti
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Lou ReedLorenzo MattottiComing Attractions 22 Feb 2011 3:23 PM

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Here's your first look at the final cover art for The Raven by Lou Reed and Lorenzo Mattotti, coming this Summer. Book design by Fantagraphics art director Jacob Covey. Find out more about the book here.

AUGH! CORRECTION: This book was designed by Grammy-nominated designer Jesse LeDoux! Thanks Jesse! Sorry Jesse!

More Bill Everett Archives news from Blake Bell
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Coming AttractionsBlake BellBill Everett 21 Feb 2011 8:32 AM

Victory Comics #1 - Bill Everett

The Bill Everett Archives news has been coming fast and furious from editor Blake Bell! The Everett artwork that will be used for the front cover of Amazing Mysteries: The Bill Everett Archives Vol. 1 (debuting at Comic-Con this year, in stores this Fall) has been chosen, as Blake reveals here and we show above; and a title for Vol. 2 (out the same time next year) has also been chosen, which is... aw heck, I won't steal all of Blake's thunder — head here to find out!

The Bill Everett Archives Vol. 1 title revealed!
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Coming AttractionsBlake BellBill Everett 18 Feb 2011 2:50 PM

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Blake Bell revealed the full title of The Bill Everett Archives Vol. 1 and mentioned a bit about what you can expect in the volume on his blog last night. The title will be...

Amazing Mysteries: The Bill Everett Archives Vol. 1

Blake is cranking away on the book in order to have it debut at Comic-Con in San Diego this summer. He promises to reveal the title to Vol. 2 later today, so stay tuned!

First Look: Jim Woodring's Congress of the Animals cover art
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Jim WoodringComing Attractions 7 Feb 2011 12:47 PM

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Straight from Jim Woodring, it's the front jacket art for his highly-anticipated new Frank graphic novel Congress of the Animals, coming in May! Click it to see it 57% bigger.

First Look: Hans Rickheit's Folly
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Hans RickheitComing Attractions 1 Feb 2011 4:33 PM

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At his blog Hans Rickheit reveals the cover artwork for his short story collection Folly: The Consequences of Indiscretion, coming in early 2012 from Fantagraphics. Click through for a larger image of the wraparound.

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Daily OCD: 1/20/11
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Marschall BooksJohnny GruelleJasonDaniel ClowesDaily OCDComing Attractions 20 Jan 2011 3:30 PM

Today's Online Commentary & Diversions:

Pussey!

Commentary: At Robot 6, Chris Arrant lists the major Daniel Clowes stories that haven't been adapted for film yet and speculates on what those hypothetical films might be like

Isle of 100,000 Graves [May 2011]

Coming Attractions: Library Journal's "Graphic Novels Prepub Alert" spotlights Isle of 100,000 Graves by Jason & Fabien Vehlmann ("Looks like a peg-leg captain and his mates have to fight aliens on a desert island-it's a trap. [...] Jason specializes in droll yet melancholy stories with a cast of goofy, anthropomorphic animals...") and Mr. Twee Deedle: Raggedy Ann's Sprightly Cousin: The Forgotten Fantasy Masterpieces of Johnny Gruelle ("This second in [a] line overseen by [Rick] Marschall, a historian of popular culture, reprints a beautiful and whimsical-surrealistic color strip about a wood sprite who befriends two human children. Gruelle is known for his Raggedy Ann illustrated children's books.")