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Daily OCD: 4/18/11 (Part 2)
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Roy CranereviewsMomeLove and RocketsLorenzo MattottiJoe DalyJim WoodringIvan BrunettiGilbert HernandezDave McKeanDaily OCDCaptain EasyAbstract Comics 18 Apr 2011 11:59 PM

 Today's Online Commentary & Diversions, continued:

Mome Vol. 1 - Summer 2005

List: In light of the impending end of the anthology, Robot 6's Chris Mautner names "The six best stories in Mome" (to date... there's one issue yet to go)

Love from the Shadows

Review: "Hernandez of Love and Rockets continues his obsessive study of faux Z-movies featuring L&R character Fritz, a lisping, freakishly large-chested post-ingenue. This latest offering [Love from the Shadows] is imaginatively staged, beautifully drawn and deftly dialogued, with odd discordant undertones and psychosexual notes that include incest and insanity." – Richard Pachter, The Miami Herald

Dungeon Quest, Book 2

Review: "More stoner/fantasy silliness from Daly. There seems to be more of a focus on plot and creating lengthy action sequences than in previous. The jokes don’t seem as frequent, or at least are more subtle this time around. [...] Dungeon Quest Book Two is still a fun romp, especially if you’re at all familiar with the fantasy genre or role-playing games in particular." – Chris Mautner, Robot 6

Captain Easy, Soldier of Fortune: The Complete Sunday Newspaper Strips Vol. 1 (1933-1935)

Review: "Crane's drawings are clear, simple, rounded. They combine perfectly with the primary colors used in printing newspapers. His characters were drawn more cartoonish than realistic, with free and lightweight lines, without much concern for details. In layout, Crane was able to explore the space of the entire page of the Captain Easy strip, alternating horizontal and vertical panels to get a more dynamic effect. The author also used horizontal panels to show beautiful panoramic images of fights and persecution." – Gustavo Guimaraes, Ambrosia (translated from Portuguese)

Congress of the Animals

Interview: At The Rumpus, Ted Wilson has a fun chat with Jim Woodring: "People sometimes avoid me but not because I am or am not a garbageman. I really have no idea what you are asking. Do people avoid garbagemen? Not in my experience. In fact I learned that some women simply cannot resist a man in any kind of a uniform. I’m not kidding."

Stigmata [Pre-Order - with Special Offer]

Interview: Paul Gravett presents a transcription of the Comica-sponsored conversation between Dave McKean and Lorenzo Mattotti which took place in London last month: "I had read Piersanti’s novels, When he was buying a portfolio of mine, we were introduced. A French publisher wanted a short comic for an anthology about religion, so I asked Claudio because I knew he was interested in philosophy and spiritual problems. He had the idea of a man who finds he has stigmata wounds on his hands and doesn’t know what to do." (via The Comics Reporter)

Cartooning - Philosophy & Practice - Ivan Brunetti

Interview: At The Comics Journal, Ken Parille talks to Ivan Brunetti about teaching comics: "To me, art is not about talent, it’s about hard work. It’s about developing one’s intelligence, thoughtfulness, and sensitivity. To some degree, the potential for these things seems to vary, implying they are perhaps innate, but I think anything can be nurtured (or neglected). Something might not come easy, but it can be learned. It’s matter of will, desire, determination, and hard work."

Abstract Comics: The Anthology

Feature: At the Drawing Words & Writing Pictures blog, Best American Comics series co-editor Matt Madden spotlights Alexey Sokolin's "Life, Interwoven" from the Abstract Comics anthology as a 2010 Notable Comic: "The comic is made entirely of hatching lines, scribbles, swooping lines, and, way down beneath it all, hints of representative imagery. It almost looks like what began as a conventional comic mutated as the marks and lines broke free of the images. It’s also interesting the way the comic can read either as a six page comic, a series of six drawings (a sextich?), or six iterations of the same page being increasingly overwhelmed with line." 

Things to See: Strange Tales II process art at Comics Alliance
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Things to seePaul HornschemeierJaime HernandezIvan BrunettiFrank Santoro 29 Mar 2011 9:32 PM

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The Mighty Marvel Marketing Machine has provided Comics Alliance with a whole slew of Strange Tales II artwork in various states of process from the likes of Jaime Hernandez, Paul Hornschemeier, Frank Santoro and Ivan Brunetti. It is truly a bounty to behold.

Trailer for Cartooning: Philosophy and Practice by Ivan Brunetti
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videoIvan Brunetti 16 Mar 2011 3:00 PM

From our colleagues over at Yale University Press comes this great video trailer for their new edition of Cartooning: Philosophy and Practice by Ivan Brunetti.

Ivan Brunetti at Chicago Comics on April 1
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Ivan Brunettievents 6 Mar 2011 11:22 PM

Cartooning - Philosophy & Practice - Ivan Brunetti

News comes via the Chicago Comics newsletter that the wonderful Ivan Brunetti will be making a rare public appearance at the Chicago Comics store on April 1st 5:00 - 7:00 PM to promote the new edition of his book Cartooning: Philosophy and Practice. Unless you're somehow debilitated, you'll certainly not want to miss that!

Black Eye fundraising
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Stephane BlanquetRobert GoodinPaul HornschemeierOlivier SchrauwenMichael KuppermanMark NewgardenKazjon vermilyeaIvan Brunettigood deedsGlenn HeadBob LevinAl Columbia 2 Feb 2011 5:04 PM

Black Eye

Given my job it is strange for me to suggest that you give another publisher your money. But as a comics fan I really want this awesome-sounding project to get the help it needs and I'd be crazy not to plug it: Ryan Standfest's startup Rotland Press + Comicworks is raising needed funds via Kickstarter for the printing of the new comics anthology BLACK EYE: Graphic Transmissions to Cause Ocular Hypertension and jeezum crow, look at that lineup — that's just mind-boggling:

Stéphane Blanquet (France)
Ivan Brunetti (USA- Chicago)
Lilli Carré (USA- Chicago)
Max Clotfelter (USA- Seattle)
Al Columbia (USA)
Ludovic Debeurme (France)
Olivier Deprez (France)
Nikki DeSautelle (USA- Detroit)
Brecht Evens (Belgium)
Andy Gabrysiak (USA- Detroit)
Robert Goodin (USA- Pasadena)
Dav Guedin (France)
Gnot Guedin (France)
Glenn Head (USA- New York City)
Danny Hellman (USA- New York City)
Paul Hornschemeier (USA- Chicago)
Ian Huebert (USA- San Francisco)
Kaz (USA- Los Angeles)
Michael Kupperman (USA- New York City)
Mats!? (USA- Oakland, CA)
Fanny Michaëlis (France)
James Moore (USA- New York City)
Tom Neely (USA- Los Angeles)
Mark Newgarden (USA- New York City)
Paul Nudd (USA- Chicago)
Onsmith (USA- Chicago)
Emelie Östergren (Sweden)
Paul Paetzel (Germany)
David Paleo (Argentina)
Bruno Richard (France)
Martin Rowson (United Kingdom)
Olivier Schrauwen (Belgium)
Stephen Schudlich (USA- Detroit)
Robert Sikoryak (USA- New York City)
Brecht Vandenbroucke (Belgium)
Wouter Vanhaelemeesch (Belgium)
Jon Vermilyea (USA- New York City)

And original essays by:
-Jeet Heer (Canada), on S. Clay Wilson
-Bob Levin (USA- Berkeley, CA), on The Adventures of Phoebe Zeit-Geist by Michael O’Donoghue and Frank Springer
-Ken Parille (USA- Greenville, NC), on humor in the work of Steve Ditko
-Ryan Standfest (USA- Detroit), on Al Feldstein and “sick” humor at E.C. + interview with Al Feldstein

And a text by:
Roland Topor (France), 100 Good Reasons To Kill Myself Right Now, translated into English for the first time by Edward Gauvin








































Ivan Brunetti's New Yorker Halloween party
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Ivan Brunetti 27 Oct 2010 10:10 PM

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Ivan Brunetti's cover for this year's Halloween issue of The New Yorker, brought to us by The Ephemerist as usual (via Forbidden Planet International). So many great details.

Ivan Brunetti covers Strange Tales II
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Ivan Brunetti 22 Sep 2010 4:15 PM

Strange Tales II - cover by Ivan Brunetti

Hey, it's Ivan Brunetti's cover for Marvel's Strange Tales II #3, coming in December. Adorbz! (Via J. Caleb Mozzocco)

Things to see: 7/30/10
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videoTom KaczynskiTim LaneThings to seeSteven WeissmanSteve BrodnerSergio PonchioneRenee FrenchPaul HornschemeierMark KalesnikoKevin HuizengaJosh SimmonsJon AdamsJohnny Ryanjohn kerschbaumJoe KimballJim FloraJasonJaime HernandezIvan BrunettiHans RickheitGipiFrank SantoroDrew WeingDennis the MenaceDebbie DrechslerDash ShawCharles M SchulzAnders Nilsen 30 Jul 2010 5:00 PM

Buckle in for two weeks worth of clips & strips — click for improved/additional viewing at the sources:

KISS - Jaime Hernandez

Jaime Hernandez 1977

Jaime Hernandez, 1977 (from friend/fan Bernie Ramirez on the Love and Rockets Facebook page)

Dennis Hopper - Cinefamily - Anders Nilsen

Anders Nilsen's Dennis Hopper for Cinefamily is magnificent

Previously on Lost - Walt at Fault: Time-Out

• How about a little Dennis the Menace/Lost mash-up at Big Shiny Robot?

A Cave - Roman Muradov

• Moscow-born San Francisco-residing cartoonist Roman Muradov sends us some pages done in homage/tribute to Jason — they're good, and got a thumbs-up from Jason

Scooby-Doo by Ivan Brunetti

Again with the Comics presents a Scooby-Doo story drawn by... Ivan Brunetti?? (via Steven Thompson)

Jean-Pierre Melville - Jason

Jason's sketch of Jean-Pierre Melville, plus more recent blog entries about Lino Ventura, Alain Delon, and summer reading

Young Pillars - Charles M. Schulz

Rosebud Archives presents a super-rare promotional flyer for Charles M. Schulz's Young Pillars

Cartoon Boy - John Kerschbaum

• It's the two latest weekly installments of "Cartoon Boy" from John Kerschbaum

Gipi describes his new video "Antony" as "a classic film thriller"

CBG - Jon Adams

• For The Bold Italic, Jon Adams profiles 3 real-life Bay Area Comic Book Guys (via Robot 6); also, two installments of Truth Serum

Amazing Facts and Beyond with Leon Beyond - Kevin Huizenga

• From Kevin Huizenga, a new Amazing Facts and Beyond with Leon Beyond

Obedience - Dash Shaw

• From Dash Shaw: a new silkscreen print; sketchbook pages; Ruined Cast sketches; The Lion King

I, Anonymous - Steven Weissman

• From Steven Weissman: "I, Anonymous" for last week and this week; Lumpy Noodle

Silver Surfer - Frank Santoro

Frank Santoro gives another sneak peek at his Strange Tales Silver Surfer

Set to Sea page 112 - Drew Weing

Drew Weing presents Set to Sea pages 112, 113, 114 & 115. Also, could someone snag me a set of these buttons

Belligerent Piano - Tim Lane

Tim Lane's Belligerent Piano episodes 21 and 22

Jim Flora profile

• A 1950 profile of Jim Flora

Phase 2 - Johnny Ryan

Johnny Ryan has a bunch of new prints for sale. We saw Matt Groening admiring the one above at Comic-Con, our own Kristy Valenti very happily bought the cat one, and the "Nachos" one is just 100% pure genius

web - Debbie Drechsler

Debbie Drechsler's latest round of nature sketches features squirrels, birds, bugs & spiders

sketch - Mark Kalesniko

• From Mark Kalesniko, two sets of quick sketches

Sergio Ponchione

Sergio Ponchione posts some pages of his artwork from Cattivi Soggetti, an anthology of noir stories written by Danielle Brolli

So-So Heroes - Paul Hornschemeier

Paul Hornschemeier's latest t-shirt design for his Forlorn Funnies Shirt Shop

from Blammo 5 - Noah Van Sciver

Noah Van Sciver posts an excerpt from Blammo #5

Skeezy Quacker - Josh Simmons

• From Josh Simmons & co: King Quackers, Skeezy Quacker, Quacker dreams, Quokkers, cupcake crimes

James K. Polk - Renee French

Renee French has too many updates to link all of them individually; just go to her blog and work your way down. This, this, and this are highlights for me

Obama, Where Art Thou? - Steve Brodner

Steve Brodner's latest segment from PBS's Need to Know, "Obama Where Art Thou?" and his tribute to the late John Callahan

Ectopiary page 34 - Hans Rickheit

• I think the painting from Josh Simmons's House snuck into Hans Rickheit's Ectopiary

Pink Teeth - Tom Kaczynski

Tom Kaczynski's sketches from the La Mano 2nd Annual Report and another show

Something new & untitled from Joe Kimball

Ivan Brunetti's new New Yorker cover
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Ivan Brunetti 25 May 2010 2:51 PM

The New Yorker - Ivan Brunetti

Ivan Brunetti provides the cover for the new issue of The New Yorker. Love the fretboard margin. Found via The Ephemerist.

Jeffrey Brown, Ivan Brunetti, Anders Nilsen & Chris Ware speak at Northwestern University this Weds.
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under jeffrey brownIvan BrunettieventsChris WareAnders Nilsen 2 May 2010 9:49 PM

Graphic Novel Event flyer

"Graphic Novel Event" is something of an understatement as Chicago cartooning titans Jeffrey Brown, Ivan Brunetti , Anders Nilsen & Chris Ware converge at the Block Museum of Art on the Northwestern University campus for a roundtable discussion on Weds. May 5, 2010 at 6:30 PM. More info here. (Via Oscar Arriola.)