Category >> Jim Blanchard
Things to See: 12/13/10 Roundup
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Things to see, Steven Weissman, Sergio Ponchione, Renee French, Noah Van Sciver, Mark Kalesniko, Leslie Stein, Laura Park, Johnny Ryan, John Hankiewicz, Joe Kimball, Jim Blanchard, Gipi, Frank Santoro, Eleanor Davis, Dash Shaw, Anders Nilsen
13 Dec 2010 10:00 PM
Spotlighting a bit more artwork from the GRSF Post-It Show 6 (some previously seen
here), among other things.
's "Es vs. Ich" Post-it series at her Eleanor Davis blog, with preliminary doodles on her Doing Fine sketch blog We Be Ouija
's Post-its at Anders Nilsen The Monologuist
's Jim Blanchard portrait of Sterling Hayden as Gen. Jack T. Ripper in Dr. Strangelove (not a Post-it)
Leslie Stein's " Murmur" from Smoke Signal plus other stuff at her blog Majestic Creature
posted a few of what look to be mostly previously unseen commissions from a few years ago Johnny Ryan on his Flickr page
Creepy panels from Joe Kimball
And more Things to See from the past week:
, his latest "I, Anonymous" spots and other things on his Steven Weissman blog, plus sketchbook pages Chewing Gum in Church on Flickr
• A new print at
's John Hankiewicz blog Clip Joint
• Sketches by
at the Frank Santoro blog Cold Heat Comics
• More sketches for
's forthcoming graphic novel Mark Kalesniko (now up for pre-order!) at Freeway his blog
looks back on " Noah Van Sciver Noahism"
• Sketches and strips by
at Laura Park her Flickr page
• Illustrations at
, the Splog! Lost Objects Gallery blog, and at his Sergio Ponchione blog Mondobliquo
Drawings, sketches, photos (Domo vs. Slug Girl) from Renee French
new illustration and a change of technique by Gipi
• Daily drawings and visual art made from the script of
The Social Network by at Dash Shaw blog The Ruined Cast
As always, we had a swell time at the
Alternative Press Expo this year.
We had a lovely selection of books and comics on display.
This little guy was stowed away with the
books as we were unpacking on Saturday morning. Enjoy your new San Francisco home! Cathy Malkasian
This Saturday shopper was sporting a splendid
Floyd Gottfredson Mickey Mouse shirt and was very excited to hear about our upcoming reprint series! Thanks for spreading the word, nice man whose name I never found out! attracted an avid group of fans to her signing following her spotlight panel on Saturday. We sold the last copies of Megan Kelso and Artichoke Tales to the last fan at the very end of her signing on Sunday — uncanny! That's our own always-engaging and effervescent Janice Headley behind Megan in the second picture. The Squirrel Mother
Two more views of our table as the fans peruse our selections.
(working on his Popeye impression, apparently), Jim Blanchard and Mario Hernandez had a friendly chat at Jim's table next to ours. Dan Clowes
Next, Dan stopped by our table to say hi to Megan.
time! Tony was congenial and voluble as always, much to the delight of his many fans. Tony Millionaire
Tony points out future Eisner winner
to awards administrator Jackie Estrada. Billy Hazelnuts and the Crazy Bird
Saturday we sold out of Tony's latest book
but on Sunday we still had enough of the Little Maakies on the Prairie books to keep fans happy, and there was beer to keep Tony happy. (Photo above by Billy Hazelnuts 's J.K. Parkin.) Below, Tony works on a Robot 6 Maakies original during a lull in the crowd:
That about wraps it up. Thanks to everybody who came by the table, all the helpful APE staff and volunteers, all our exhibitor pals and neighbors, and especially to Megan and Tony for making it a great show! See you again next year, APEketeers.
, who along with Jim Blanchard J.R. Williams will be our table-neighbors at the Alternative Press Expo this weekend in San Francisco (as usual), put together his own version of the show poster.
brings his Jim Blanchard Icon Soup art show to fancy-pants pizza joint Snoose Junction Part Dieu here in Seattle. Jim says "I'll have 18 recent paintings on their walls from September 10 through October 7 — Opening night is Friday, Sept 10 at 7 PM, and it should be a cool scene!" More info at Jim's Info Barn blog.
Things to see: 8/27/10
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Tony Millionaire, Tim Lane, Things to see, Steven Weissman, Steve Brodner, Roger Langridge, Renee French, Matthias Lehmann, Mark Kalesniko, Maakies, Love and Rockets, Kevin Huizenga, jon vermilyea, Jon Adams, Jim Blanchard, Jason, Jaime Hernandez, Gabrielle Bell, Emile Bravo, Drew Weing, Derek Van Gieson, Debbie Drechsler
27 Aug 2010 5:00 PM
Periodic clips & strips — click for improved/additional viewing at the sources:
uncovers a lost all-ages Bleeding Cool rarity Roger Langridge
Here's an auction page where you can zoom in on and pan around a scan of original art from Jaime Hernandez Love and Rockets #9
• This week's
? Maais oui. Maakies is still posting them Tony Millionaire on Facebook for the time being while his website is rebuilt
• Read "Time Traveling" from
at Ganges #1 ; also from What Things Do , a new Kevin Huizenga strip and a Amazing Facts and Beyond with Leon Beyond curtain-lifting homage to something I can't identify
posts photos of a scratchboard work in progress — Matthias Lehmann stage 1, stage 2
illustrations for a Norgwegian Jason music magazine and a Norwegian comic shop , plus a cartoon from 1984
• This week's "
I, Anonymous" spot and these church doodles from seem to be thematically related, don't they? Steven Weissman
's Jon Adams version of Covered Batman #8 is pretty creepy when you look closely; also, there's a new Truth Serum
• A couple of
ex libris plates by , plus a Émile Bravo metal dwarf bear figurine
Drew Weing presents the final five pages of ; the entire story will remain online through September 10 Set to Sea
The first page of "Di Briganti e di Brigantesse" from Marco Corona
• The new installment of
's Tim Lane Belligerent Piano
• Two new paintings by
: Jim Blanchard Leonard Cohen and Danger: Diabolik
gets Debbie Drechsler birdy and buggy
the continuation of 's "San Diego Comic-Con Comicumentary" Gabrielle Bell
is starting to post the preliminary sketches for his upcoming graphic novel Mark Kalesniko Freeway — the man sure can draw a good AMC Pacer
: nervous Renee French Hagelbarger, a narwhal, a ledge, a... horse?, and seaweed
documents a Steve Brodner NYC stabbing of a Muslim cabbie and, in a video drawing for Capitalnewyork.com, a NY State politician
: a new Derek Van Gieson "Devil Doll" sneak peek, hot crustacean jazz, and a ; he also has original art and more Moomin parody for sale on Etsy
the color version of that Smoke Signal story panel from Jon Vermilyea
Things to see: 8/17/10
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Things to see, Steven Weissman, Steve Brodner, staff, Sergio Ponchione, Richard Sala, Renee French, Noah Van Sciver, Matthias Lehmann, Mark Kalesniko, Kevin Huizenga, Josh Simmons, john kerschbaum, Jim Woodring, Jim Flora, Jim Blanchard, Jason, Hans Rickheit, Gabrielle Bell, Frank Santoro, Esther Pearl Watson, Drew Weing, Drew Friedman
17 Aug 2010 2:34 PM
Periodic clips & strips — click for improved/additional viewing at the sources:
• On Facebook
gave this glimpse at her new work-in-progress graphic novel, a "Lady Rambo" style action-adventure! Esther Pearl Watson
self-portrait circa late-1990s and another uncollected strip by ; also, he's blogging about the films of Audrey Hepburn, beginning with Jason Funny Face
presents " Jim Woodring A matinee from CONGRESS OF THE ANIMALS"
recounts Drew Friedman an evening at Mickey & Val Rooney's variety show
did the Sergio Ponchione album cover & interior art for the debut album by Orangeproject
gives Noah Van Sciver another glimpse at his book-in-progress The Hypo
• Deepest, sincerest condolences to
on Laura Park the loss of her beloved and handsome cat Lewis
puts a Josh Simmons Quacker between two Buns; also, Flexi-Quacker
: Renee French thumbnails, guys with mitts, something shadowy with maybe a bunny
's Hans Rickheit Ectopiary page 37
's John Kerschbaum wraps up his current adventure — mmm, that's good denouement Cartoon Boy
updates Matthias Lehmann his blog with nearly a dozen recent illustrations
takes Steven Weissman another crack at that "Truman Capote" strip
. Frank Santoro His latest cut-n-paste job is decidedly NSFW. "Marvel Team-Up" indeed
• Welcome to
's dollhouse — this and more in Dame Darcy her latest blog update
's Drew Weing pages Set to Sea 124 & 125
Illustrated border and hand-lettering by for a written piece by Nick Tosches, 1996 Richard Sala
• An untitled
Jim Flora painting from 1964
• A new
strip by Amazing Facts and Beyond with Leon Beyond Kevin Huizenga
your address and he'll happily send you one of Jim Blanchard these old postcards
• Sexual harrassment and chocolate figure in
part 3 of 's "Comic-Con Comicumentary" Gabrielle Bell
's third variation on " Mark Kalesniko Tina in a Polka-Dot Dress"
presents Steve Brodner a rejected New Yorker illustration
Our Talented Staff Dept: office manager Stephanie Hayes is now posting flora & fauna sketches at The Gentleman Scientist
Things to see: 7/13/10
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Tom Kaczynski, Things to see, The Comics Journal, Steven Weissman, Stephen DeStefano, Sophie Crumb, Sergio Ponchione, Robert Goodin, Richard Sala, Renee French, Popeye, Peanuts, Paul Hornschemeier, Noah Van Sciver, Mome, merch, Mark Kalesniko, Lorenzo Mattotti, Laura Park, Kevin Huizenga, Josh Simmons, Jim Flora, Jim Blanchard, Hans Rickheit, Frank Santoro, fashion, Drew Weing, Debbie Drechsler, Dash Shaw, Charles M Schulz, Bob Fingerman
13 Jul 2010 4:51 PM
Periodic (and tardy... so busy) clips & strips — click for improved/additional viewing at the sources:
World Cup illustrations posted at the Lorenzo Mattotti Forbidden Planet International Blog
posts a couple of Bob Fingerman concept illustrations for his in-progress prose novel The Hell of It
posts some Dash Shaw storyboards for his in-progress animated film The Ruined Cast
• Last week's "
I, Anonymous" spot by ; also, if you want to see the scanned version of the current Steven Weissman strip, it's Barack Hussein Obama here; also, the greatest Little League team photo ever
: a Frank Santoro subway sketch, a color-matching analysis swatch thingy, and a funny collage
Noah Van Sciver recounts helping John Porcellino move, and at , takes on an Al Feldstein EC classic Covered
: Kevin Huizenga psychedelic explorations with Photoshop filters and aspects of McSkulls at Fight or Run; a helpful diagram at New Construction; and Glenn Ganges roughs at his flagship The Balloonist
"When you Orcs are through fighting, you can clean up this tell, it is a pig sty and a disgrace. Do you hear me? Just look at this mess– skulls and guts everywhere. Do you act like this at home?"
• The latest
prose burst from Gary Panter
's Drew Weing pages Set to Sea 108 & 109
presents Richard Sala 3 original pages from (and they're Mad Night for sale)
• A mystery: is
this lettering the work of ? Jim Flora
paints Jim Blanchard Diana Rigg as Emma Peel
sketches Debbie Drechsler birds and mammals
Kevin Nowlan spot illo for , 1981 (anyone who can identify the issue number, please leave a comment) The Comics Journal
's second take on the Mark Kalesniko Girl in Orange Stripes
posts Sergio Ponchione part of the "bonus track" strip he did for the book La Legge del Cane by Jake La Furia & Guè Pequeno
's majestic weekly Paul Hornschemeier t-shirt design for his Forlorn Funnies Shirt Shop
Feel better soon, Laura Park
& co., Josh Simmons Quacker Supreme & Tiniest Quacker
: Renee French fly, hair rock, doodle, dude, rock
posts Sophie Crumb a mess of new drawings and teases her upcoming book
talks about his Stephen DeStefano art & design work (such as the DVD illustrations above) with Jason Anders of Popeye Fulle Circle
Page 32 of 's Hans Rickheit Ectopiary; also, a " forgotten Cochlea & Eustachia drawing " that makes a dandy desktop wallpaper
presents Robert Goodin an excerpt from "The Spiritual Crisis of Carl Jung," his story in (out tomorrow!) Mome Vol. 19
's Tom Kaczynski sketch and report from the Twin Cities Zinefest
the Rosebud Archives blog, another vintage ad sheet Peanuts
Seattle-based zine distro
Profanity Hill (run by our own Jason T. Miles) has updated with a huge number of new acquisitions from local artistes, including some oldies-but-goodies from and Peter Bagge — click the images below for ordering info on each item and for goodness sakes browse the site and pick up some other stuff too. Jim Blanchard
Cash in that 401K and Call Your Travel Agent!
Written by Larry Reid | Filed under Ted Jouflas, Roberta Gregory, Peter Bagge, Pat Moriarity, Megan Kelso, JR Williams, Jim Woodring, Jim Blanchard, Jeremy Eaton, events, Ellen Forney, Charles Burns
15 Jun 2010 10:36 AM
Make plans for Labor Day weekend in Seattle now! The Bumbershoot art and music festival promises to be the best in recent memory. In addition to performances by the likes of Bob Dylan, Neko Case, Hole, the Decemberists, Weezer and countless other bands, the festival includes a large exhibition of contemporary Seattle cartoonists.
Organized by Fantagraphics resident curator Larry Reid, " Counterculture Comix: A 30-Year Survey of Seattle Alternative Cartoonists" begins with Lynda Barry's work circa 1980 and continues through the present. The show reveals Seattle as the ancestral home of the alternative comix genre and examines the role comix played in Seattle's youth movement of the 90s, which penetrated popular culture globally.
Hundreds of original artworks, comix and related ephemera by an impressive roster of influential Seattle artists will be displayed including Lynda Barry, Charles Burns, Peter Bagge, Ellen Forney, Jim Woodring, Megan Kelso, Jim Blanchard, Roberta Gregory, David Lasky, Ted Jouflas, Justin Hampton, J. R. Williams, Pat Moriarity, Donna Barr, Mark Zingarelli, Michael Dougan, Jeremy Eaton, Jason T. Miles, and more.
See you in September.