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Things to See: 3/28/11 Roundup
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Tom KaczynskiThings to seeT Edward BakSteven WeissmanSergio PonchioneRichard SalaRenee FrenchMark KalesnikoMarco CoronaLaura ParkJohnny RyanJohn HankiewiczJim FloraJasonFrank SantoroDash ShawAndrice ArpAnders Nilsen 28 Mar 2011 5:27 PM

Werewolves of Montpellier outtake - Jason

An outtake from Werewolves of Montpellier, plus other illustrations and strips and more film reviews at Jason's Cats Without Dogs blog

My Father's Brain - Richard Sala

• From Richard Sala, a classic strip (part 1, part 2) and a vintage illustration

Drawing at Earwax w/Julia - Laura Park

• When Laura Park met Julia Wertz and drew some comics with her: portrait, part 1, part 2; also, a new sketch & new prints by Laura

Anders Nilsen

Sketches for book cover illustrations by Anders Nilsen

Trubble Club - Tedward Bak

One of our favorite Portlanders makes a guest appearance (of sorts) in the latest batch of Trubble Club strips (contributed to by some of our favorite Chicagoans)

The Oregonian

Johnny Ryan posted this on Flickr last week with no explanation — presumably a poster for a screening somewhere?

And more Things to See from the past week:

Steven Weissman's latest "I, Anonymous" spot and some re-kajiggered Post-Its on his Chewing Gum in Church blog

A new print by John Hankiewicz

Andrice Arp posts a preview of her story in the new Pood and a bunch of stuffed stuff

Artwork and sketches from Frank Santoro

Recent sketches by Marco Corona

• Vintage Jim Flora artwork and illustrations at the Jim Flora blog

• Sketches by Mark Kalesniko for his new graphic novel Freeway at his blog

Comic pages from Noah Van Sciver

Drawings & sketches by Renee French

• "The Strangest Story You Ever Heard in Your Life" continues at Splog!, the Sergio Ponchione Lost Objects Gallery blog

• Daily storyboards & concept drawings from Dash Shaw at The Ruined Cast blog

• More new sketches by Tom Kaczynski at his Transatlantis blog (and news that some of his concert sketches are on exhibit)

Things to See: 2/7/11 Roundup
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Things to seeSteven WeissmanSteve BrodnerstaffSergio PonchioneRichard SalaRenee FrenchNoah Van SciverMatthias LehmannMarco CoronaLaura ParkJim FloraJim BlanchardJasonHans RickheitDerek Van GiesonDash ShawDame Darcy 7 Feb 2011 11:51 PM

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Some magazine illustrations from Richard Sala's archives

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Ronald Wilson Reagan by our own Jason T. Miles

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• A previously unseen Jim Flora piece at the Jim Flora Art blog

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Jim Blanchard did this custom-painted Chicken Little figurine a few years ago

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An older Chrome Fetus strip by Hans Rickheit that has been excised from his upcoming Folly collection

And more Things to See from the past week:

• New illustrations from Matthias Lehmann at his Bloc-Notes blog

• Various strips and illustrations by Jason at his Cats Without Dogs blog

Steven Weissman's latest "I, Anonymous" spot on his Chewing Gum in Church blog

• The latest Dame Darcy artwork and handicrafts in her latest blog update

• A new illustration by Marco Corona at his Il Canguro Pugilatore blog

A tale of the cartoonist's life from Noah Van Sciver

Laura Park sketches a snowy Chicago street

• Another great batch of sketches at Splog!, the Sergio Ponchione Lost Objects Gallery blog

New drawings from Renee French

Sketches, portraits, & updates from Steve Brodner

• Daily drawings from Dash Shaw at The Ruined Cast blog

• New sketches & strips from Derek Van Gieson at his These Days I Remain blog

Things to See: 1/24/11 Roundup
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Things to seeSteven WeissmanSteve BrodnerSergio PonchioneRobert GoodinRichard SalaRenee FrenchNoah Van SciverMark KalesnikoMarco CoronaLilli CarréJosh SimmonsJohn HankiewiczJim FloraJasonHans RickheitEleanor DavisDerek Van GiesonDash ShawDame DarcyAnders Nilsen 24 Jan 2011 9:15 PM

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Jason's commentary on this page of sound effects lettering for the English edition of You Can't Get There from Here (now seen in Almost Silent) is hilarious; plus more early strips, illustrations and film reviews at his Cats Without Dogs blog

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• New artwork, illustrations and handicrafts and other news (she moved to Savannah, Georgia — be her new intern!) in the latest blog update from Dame Darcy

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Another early strip (from 1989) by Richard Sala

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A new sketch by Lilli Carré

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A new strip by Steve Brodner for yesterday's Washington Post

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• "Connecticut" by Josh Simmons — ouch

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Several recent sketchbook pages by Anders Nilsen

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A glimpse at the final chapter of Derek Van Gieson's "Devil Doll" which will appear in Mome Vol. 22 this Spring

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• I cannot imagine a better panel for Robert Goodin to have done for the Repaneled blog

And more Things to See from the past week:

Steven Weissman's latest "I, Anonymous" spot on his Chewing Gum in Church blog

• A new print by John Hankiewicz at his Clip Joint blog

• Sketches by Marco Corona at his Il Canguro Pugilatore blog

• Vintage Jim Flora illustrations, sketches & artwork at the Jim Flora blog

• More artwork from Mark Kalesniko's forthcoming graphic novel Freeway at his blog

Previews from the new Blammo and Mary Todd paper dolls from Noah Van Sciver

• Some excellent sketches at Splog!, the Sergio Ponchione Lost Objects Gallery blog

• Drawings, sketches, photos from Renee French

• Daily drawings and animation production artwork from Dash Shaw at The Ruined Cast blog

An old sketch of a... Teletubby?... by Hans Rickheit

• Thematically similar new sketches by Eleanor Davis at her We Be Ouija blog

Things to See: 1/17/11 Roundup
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Things to seeSteve BrodnerSergio PonchioneRenee FrenchNoah Van SciverMark KalesnikoMarco CoronaLilli CarréLaura ParkJosh SimmonsJohn HankiewiczJoe KimballJim FloraHans RickheitFrank SantoroDash Shaw 17 Jan 2011 10:01 PM

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• Heads on poles by John Hankiewicz at his Clip Joint blog and Lilli Carré at her Kettle of Fish blog for an eponymous exhibit at Western Exhibitions in Chicago

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Josh Simmons has several new portfolio sites on the web: illustrations, storyboards, commissions (as above), and a store where you can buy some of his older comics

And more Things to See from the past week:

• A glimpse of Frank Santoro's New Values art show at his Cold Heat Comics blog

• Artwork by Marco Corona at his Il Canguro Pugilatore blog

• Vintage Jim Flora illustrations, sketches & artwork at the Jim Flora blog

• More artwork from Mark Kalesniko's forthcoming graphic novel Freeway at his blog

Pages finished and in progress from Noah Van Sciver

Cuteness from Laura Park

• A poster illustration at Splog!, the Sergio Ponchione Lost Objects Gallery blog

Extremely creepy photos from Renee French

Reince Priebus by Steve Brodner

• Daily drawings and animation production artwork from Dash Shaw at The Ruined Cast blog

Hans Rickheit gives you a reminder to spay or neuter yourself

New images from Joe Kimball (be fast, sometimes they don't stay up)

Things to See: 1/10/11 Roundup
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Things to seeSteven WeissmanSteve BrodnerSergio PonchioneRichard SalaRenee FrenchNoah Van SciverMatthias LehmannMark KalesnikoMarco CoronaLilli CarréLaura ParkKevin HuizengaJoe KimballJim FloraJim BlanchardJasonJaime HernandezEleanor DavisDash ShawDame Darcy 10 Jan 2011 10:25 PM

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• At TCJ's The Hooded Utilitarian, analysis of sales of original Jaime Hernandez art, with pretty pictures (and graphs)

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• New Dame Darcy artwork and other news in her latest blog update

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• "The New Earthly Garden" by Eleanor Davis, plus commentary & inspirations

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Fight or Run roughs and a new "Focus Book" mini from Kevin Huizenga

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• Two vintage strips from Richard Sala: the first appearance of Judy Drood and "Time Bomb"

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• A film poster illustration (to be silkscreened) by Lilli Carré

And more Things to See from the past week:

• A new illustration and news of a new book (I think) from Matthias Lehmann at his Bloc-Notes blog

• Early strips and film reviews by Jason at his Cats Without Dogs blog

Steven Weissman's latest "I, Anonymous" spot on his Chewing Gum in Church blog

• Artwork by Marco Corona at his Il Canguro Pugilatore blog

• Vintage Jim Flora illustrations, sketches & artwork at the Jim Flora blog

• A painting of Ty Cobb by Jim Blanchard at his Jim's Info Barn blog

• More artwork from Mark Kalesniko's forthcoming graphic novel Freeway at his blog

New Year's resolutions and other updates from Noah Van Sciver

The latest sketches from Laura Park

• A strip at Splog!, the Sergio Ponchione Lost Objects Gallery blog, and a teaser from a new strip in Linus at Mondobliquo

Drawings, sketches, photos from Renee French

Sketches, portraits, caricatures & commentary (including video) by Steve Brodner

• Daily drawings and animation production artwork from Dash Shaw at The Ruined Cast blog

New images from Joe Kimball (be fast, sometimes they don't stay up)

Things to See: 1/3/11 Roundup
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Things to seeSteven WeissmanSteve BrodnerSergio PonchioneRichard SalaRenee FrenchPeanutsNoah Van SciverMark KalesnikoMarco CoronaLilli CarréLaura ParkJohn HankiewiczJim FloraJasonHans RickheitFrank Santorofan artDerek Van GiesonDebbie DrechslerDash ShawCarol TylerAnders Nilsen 3 Jan 2011 10:48 PM

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• Very nice Peanuts fan art by Dale O'Flaherty

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• This week's "I, Anonymous" spot by Steven Weissman is a doozy; plus Tom Selleck and Daughters of Satan on his Chewing Gum in Church blog (see 'em raw on Flickr)

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• A nice celebratory sketch and one hell of a story from Carol Tyler at her Screened-in Porch blog

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"Top News Stories of 2011" for the L.A. Times plus more sketches, portraits and caricatures, with commentary, by Steve Brodner

And more Things to See from the past week:

• Early strips and film reviews by Jason at his Cats Without Dogs blog

• Comics panels at John Hankiewicz's Clip Joint blog

• Sketches by Frank Santoro at the Cold Heat Comics blog

• A 1990 newspaper illo, with commentary, at Richard Sala's Here Lies Richard Sala blog

• Scenes from Columbia by Marco Corona at his Il Canguro Pugilatore blog

• Vintage Jim Flora illustrations, sketches & artwork at the Jim Flora blog

• Nature sketches with running commentary by Debbie Drechsler at her Just Around the Corner blog

• Childhood drawings by Lilli Carré at her Kettle of Fish blog

• More artwork from Mark Kalesniko's forthcoming graphic novel Freeway plus drawings of stylish girls at his blog

Some 2006 minicomics pages and other updates from Noah Van Sciver

• Yes, Laura Park's to-do lists are exquisitely lettered

• Illustrations at Splog!, the Sergio Ponchione Lost Objects Gallery blog

Drawings, sketches, photos from Renee French

A tale of obsession and a pop quiz by Anders Nilsen

• Daily drawings and animation production artwork from Dash Shaw at The Ruined Cast blog

Hans Rickheit gives us a teaser of the return of Cochlea and Eustachia in the pages of Pood

• Illustration, sketches, 2011 plans from Derek Van Gieson at his These Days I Remain blog

Things to See: Post-Xmas Roundup
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Things to seeSteven WeissmanSophie CrumbSergio PonchioneRichard SalaRenee FrenchMark KalesnikoMarco CoronaLilli CarréLeslie SteinJosh SimmonsJoe KimballJim FloraJasonFrank SantoroEleanor DavisDrew WeingDash ShawBob FingermanAnders Nilsen 27 Dec 2010 5:39 PM

Holiday greetings and other eyeball kicks from our artists:

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Richard Sala presents a gallery of his holiday cards through the years

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Drew Weing and Eleanor Davis present their 2007 holiday card, with a PDF download so you can print it out & assemble the cutouts

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Lilli Carré's animated tribute to A Charlie Brown Christmas (click over to see it in action)

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• A charming Majestic Creature holiday strip from Leslie Stein

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Quackers holiday greetings from Josh Simmons & Wendy Chin

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• Daily drawings and animation production artwork from Dash Shaw at The Ruined Cast blog

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Bob Fingerman contributes to Comics Alliance's "The 12 Days of Comic Book Christmas"

And more Things to See from the past week:

• Early strips, illustrations, outtakes and film reviews by Jason at his Cats Without Dogs blog

Steven Weissman's latest stuff on his Chewing Gum in Church blog

• Sketches by Frank Santoro at the Cold Heat Comics blog

• Illustrations, a comic and an animation by Marco Corona at his Il Canguro Pugilatore blog

• Vintage Jim Flora illustrations & artwork at the Jim Flora blog

• More artwork from Mark Kalesniko's forthcoming graphic novel Freeway at his blog

• A continuing series of illustrations at Splog!, the Sergio Ponchione Lost Objects Gallery blog

Drawings, sketches, photos from Renee French

Sophie Crumb updates her blog with photos and images from her NYC gallery show

Sketches, portraits, caricatures, a new PBS video & commentary by Steve Brodner

More Post-it art by Anders Nilsen

Pre-birth and post-death from Joe Kimball

Things to see: 11/29/10 roundup
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videoThings to seeSteven WeissmanSteve BrodnerSergio PonchioneRenee FrenchRay FenwickPaul HornschemeierMatthias LehmannMarco CoronaLilli CarréLaura ParkJohn HankiewiczJim FloraJasonFrank SantoroEleanor DavisDerek Van GiesonDash Shaw 29 Nov 2010 10:43 PM

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• I'm going to go ahead and guess that the next panel says "NN" and going by the spot color that maybe this is a glimpse of the next issue of Ganges from Kevin Huizenga? Also new from Kevin: Fight or Run Post-its

Black Friday Originals Sale!

Ray Fenwick Mascots originals for sale (including the abandoned original cover)

A short looped animation from Lilli Carré (video embedded above)

And more Things to See from the past week:

• Illustrations and other artwork at Matthias Lehmann's Bloc-Notes blog

• Early strips, illustrations, outtakes and film reviews by Jason at his Cats Without Dogs blog

Steven Weissman's latest "I, Anonymous" spots and other things on his Chewing Gum in Church blog

• Harold Gray fan art at John Hankiewicz's Clip Joint blog

• Sketches by Frank Santoro at the Cold Heat Comics blog

• A portrait (?) of Marco Corona's upstairs neighbor at his Il Canguro Pugilatore blog

• Vintage Jim Flora illustrations & artwork at the Jim Flora blog

• Nature sketches with running commentary by Debbie Drechsler at her Just Around the Corner blog

• More sketches for Mark Kalesniko's forthcoming graphic novel Freeway (now up for pre-order!) at his blog

Paul Hornschemeier has two new t-shirt designs available in the Forlorn Funnies Shirt Shop since our last update from his News and/or Head Lice blog

Laura Park and some animal friends on her Flickr page

• Illustrations at Splog!, the Sergio Ponchione Lost Objects Gallery blog

Drawings, sketches, photos from Renee French

• Daily drawings from Dash Shaw at The Ruined Cast blog

A public transportation portrait by Steve Brodner

• Pages and panels by Derek Van Gieson at his These Days I Remain blog

• Some familiar creators post some new Trubble Club collaborative comics

• New sketches by Eleanor Davis at her We Be Ouija blog

Things to see: 11/22/10 roundup
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Tim LaneThings to seeSteven WeissmanSteve BrodnerSergio PonchioneRobert GoodinRichard SalaRenee FrenchNoah Van SciverMark KalesnikoMarco CoronaLeslie SteinJohn HankiewiczJim FloraJasonGipiFrank SantoroEleanor DavisDerek Van GiesonDebbie DrechslerDash ShawCarol Tyler 22 Nov 2010 6:40 PM

Click for improved/additional viewing and possible artist commentary at the sources:

Danzig - Noah Van Sciver

Noah Van Sciver draws a rock show (Danzig!) for the Denver Westword, plus more stuff at his blog

Psycho-rama - Richard Sala

Richard Sala's "Psycho-rama" from Blab #7, 1992

Jackie No-Name - Tim Lane

Jackie No-Name diorama cutout and Belligerent Piano intro page from Smoke Signal #3 courtesy of Tim Lane 

Murmur - Leslie Stein

• Speaking of Smoke Signal, here's Leslie Stein's "Murmur" from that selfsame publication

Robert Goodin - Repaneled

Robert Goodin does Simon & Kirby at Repaneled

Carol Tyler

Carol Tyler was a visiting artist at the Center for Cartoon Studies last week (and celebrated a birthday yesterday), all noted on her Screened-in Porch blog

self-portrait - Gipi

Gipi discusses his recent health problems and presents a series of self-portraits at his blog

And more Things to See from the past week:

• Early strips, illustrations, outtakes and film reviews by Jason at his Cats Without Dogs blog

Steven Weissman's latest "I, Anonymous" spots and sketches (and Post-its for sale) on his Chewing Gum in Church blog

• A new print at John Hankiewicz's Clip Joint blog

• Sketches by Frank Santoro at the Cold Heat Comics blog

• An exhibit announcement at Marco Corona's Il Canguro Pugilatore blog

• Vintage Jim Flora illustrations & artwork (plus shelf porn) at the Jim Flora blog

• Nature sketches with running commentary by Debbie Drechsler at her Just Around the Corner blog

• More sketches for Mark Kalesniko's forthcoming graphic novel Freeway (now up for pre-order!) at his blog

Sergio Ponchione re-launches Splog!, the Sergio Ponchione Lost Objects Gallery blog

Drawings, sketches, photos from Renee French

• Daily drawings (and a few videos) from Dash Shaw at The Ruined Cast blog

Caricatures, a new Need to Know video, and commentary on current events by Steve Brodner

• Pages and panels by Derek Van Gieson at his These Days I Remain blog

• New sketches by Eleanor Davis at her We Be Ouija blog

Jim Flora letterpress 2011 calendars
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under merchJim Flora 12 Nov 2010 11:48 AM

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Now available in the Jim Flora Fine Art merch shop: a new large (13" x 17") letterpress calendar, SHEFFIELD ISLAND, adapting a 1954 Flora woodcut of a maritime silhouette, plus small letterpress 2011 calendars, in three designs, featuring 1950s illustrations by Flora. Click the links for more info and to order.