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reports that Entrecomics (the Spanish edition of La educación de Hopey Glass ) by Jaime Hernandez is nominated for "Mejor obra extranjera publicada en España en el 2008" ("Best foreign work published in Spain in 2008") at Saló del Còmic de Barcelona, Spain's largest comics convention (yes, we have The Education of Hopey Glass a handful of copies of the Spanish edition for sale)
• Review of the Week:
on Pads & Panels : "It is truly unfortunate someone saw fit to publish this abomination." Johnny Ryan's XXX Scumbag Party
on Art Blog by Bob by Basil Wolverton: "As much as the horrific and Bosch-esque in Wolverton’s art strikes you immediately, it’s also important to recognize the beauty of many of his visions... The Wolverton Bible The Wolverton Bible still has the ability to revolt and repulse viewers, but that is just one aspect of its overall ability to make these well-known stories seem new and, more importantly, inescapably human."
says "A few words about every single story in Blog @ Newsarama " (spoiler alert!), praising editor Greg Sadowski and concluding "I honestly can’t recommend [the book] enough to any fans of the superhero genre." Supermen!
• Preview: Our pals at Diamond Comic Distributors present some excerpt pages from
on two of their websites: Supermen! The First Wave of Comic Book Heroes 1936-1941 and Previews (it's the same in both places, so take your pick) ComicShopLocator.com
can't wait until Inkstuds Paul Hornschemeier arrives in the program's hometown of Vancouver tomorrow to talk with him about and other topics (in streaming and downloadable audio) Mother, Come Home
spotlights The Vancouver Courier Paul Hornschemeier in advance of his appearance at Lucky's Comics tomorrow
Ellen Forney is no fool
Now available for preview and pre-order:
, the long-awaited hardcover sequel to Luba Palomar by Gilbert Hernandez. This 600-page tome collects over 100 stories chronicling the experiences of the imposing matriarch and her extended family in America. This book is scheduled to be in stock in early April and in stores approximately 4 weeks later.
View a photo & video slideshow preview embedded here.
Click here if it is not visible, and/or to view it larger in a new window (recommended). And at our product info page you can download a PDF of an exclusive 26-page excerpt!
Hey, all you social networkers!
co-editor and champion Flogger Eric Reynolds has set up Mome a Facebook Group for where you can interact with other fans, discuss the latest volumes, and so on. Join on up! Mome
And if you haven't become an official Facebook Fan of
yet, how's this for incentive: some incredible photos and rare art is being posted on the Love and Rockets by the Bros' friends and family, such as the below from 1982... hotcha! L&R Facebook page
on 50 Words or Less Love and Rockets: New Stories #1
on Newsarama by Gary Panter: "Great designs and scratchy, kinetic action fill every single panel... Jimbo's Inferno Jimbo's Inferno is a truly beautiful comic book."
posts a few panels from our preview of OK Erok by Michael Kupperman (not out yet, despite what they say) Tales Designed to Thrizzle #5
, Marc Sobel's column closely examining every issue of Shelf Life: 25 Years of Love & Rockets , has moved from the currently-defunct Love and Rockets Vol. 1 Sequart site to its own blog; the most recent entry focuses on Love and Rockets X
(Katherine M. Hill) writes an appreciation of "The Ladies of Winsome Icarus " Love and Rockets
would like to see Daniel Clowes's The A.V. Club (and Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron Ware's Jimmy Corrigan, and Burns's Black Hole, and 21 other comics) adapted into a movie
Jog previews by Mort Walker & Jerry Dumas (amongst other of this week's releases) Sam's Strip: The Comic About Comics
reports from the "25 Years of Comic Book Resources Usagi Yojimbo" panel at Wondercon
• Things to see: In honor of the impending release of
, Boody. The Bizarre Comics of Boody Rogers posts a couple of Sparky Watts backup stories Pappy's Golden Age Comic Blogzine
I was out sick yesterday, so here's a double dose:
The takes a loving look at Fort Worth Business Press Humbug
finds "a lot to love" in the pages of The Daily Cross Hatch Boody. The Bizarre Comics of Boody Rogers
says that The Lighthouse Keeper's Cat by Camille Rose Garcia is "a great graphic novel" The Magic Bottle
Jog takes you story-by-story through Supermen!
is somewhat overcome by the arrival of The Comics Reporter Humbug
previews Scamp: An Irish Illustration Blog Humbug
spotlights USA Today Pop Candy Dame Darcy
Exclusive to the D&Q blog: Paparazzi catch A-list celeb in clutch with Ivan Brunetti
Hopey Glass is in Montreal, posting on Craigslist (via ) The Beat
Jaime Hernandez pencils
for New Stories #2 found on the backside of the original art for the upcoming Free Comic Book Day comic.
UPDATE: Jaime dropped a note to mention that this is from an old L&R issue. The guy's right! I saw Angel (not shown here) and thought New Stories but this would have been the end of the L&R2 run. And, of course, that's Frogmouth. Tempestuous Vivian Frogmouth.
Daily links: 2/23/09
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Supermen, reviews, Popeye, Peter Bagge, Peanuts, Mort Walker, Mome, Mark Kalesniko, Love and Rockets, Los Bros Hernandez, Johnny Ryan, Jerry Dumas, Jaime Hernandez, Humbug, Hernán Migoya, Frank Thorne, Fantagraphics Bookstore, Derek Van Gieson, Dash Shaw, Daniel Clowes, Boody Rogers, Beasts
23 Feb 2009 1:38 PM
gives Comic Book Resources 4 out of 5 stars and calls it "a must for any fans of comic strips" Sam's Strip
takes on Comics Worth Reading Supermen!
Rob Clough examines Mome Vol. 13
checks out Parka Blogs Beasts! Book 2
Paul Gravett examines (and recommends) the work of Mark Kalesniko in an article which also appears in Comics International
Jared Axelrod, applying his "10 Rules of Quality Superhero Fiction," declares Jaime Hernandez's story in "one of the best superhero comics of the past year" Love and Rockets: New Stories #1
John Whitlock recommends our books Popeye
(a.k.a. Rick Klaw) previews The Geek Curmudgeon , Humbug and Boody Supermen!
(a.k.a. Russ Kick) also previews Books Are People, Too Humbug
Rod McKie describes how comics by Daniel Clowes, Peter Bagge and the Hernandez Brothers helped him get through a health crisis
Slick Rivera visits Larry Reid at the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery and finds out where the good stuff is stashed (found via magazine [not to be confused with our Frank ]) Frank
talks to Vice Johnny Ryan and a couple of the other funny cartoonists who are in Kramer's Ergot #7
• Interview: If you're curious about new
contributor Hernán Migoya, and speak Spanish, Mome for you (via LaNuez has a couple of video interview clips ) Entrecomics
• Things to see:
On his blog, Derek Van Gieson previews his work in the just-released (and keep exploring for a teaser of Mome Vol. 14 Mome Vol. 15)
• Things to see:
On his blog, Dash Shaw presents a ex libris plate he created for French comics shop Super Heros (you may also have seen Jason Miles's photo of Dash at Super Heros Bottomless Belly Button here on Flog recently)
• Things to see:
presents a blast from future past, Boing Boing Gadgets Frank Thorne style
• Things to see: Is an excuse needed to scan and share Seth's cover designs for
? The Complete Peanuts The Comics Reporter thinks not
Daily links: 2/2/09
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Tom Kaczynski, Tim Lane, Rory Hayes, reviews, Peanuts, Love and Rockets, Lilli Carré, Jim Woodring, Jaime Hernandez, Fantagraphics Bookstore, Esther Pearl Watson, David B, Dash Shaw, Daniel Clowes, Charles M Schulz
2 Feb 2009 1:10 PM
The comics blogosphere does not rest for Super Bowl weekend:
has 4 "Top 10 Comics of 2008" lists on which Brick Weekly by Dash Shaw and Bottomless Belly Button by Jim Woodring appear multiple times The Portable Frank
and lots of folks chose Fantagraphics stuff The Comics Reporter asked readers to "Name Five Favorite Single-Issue Alternative/Independent Comic Books"
looks at Fictions by Jaime Hernandez Maggie the Mechanic
Rob Clough says is "a stunning retrospective that seems remarkably fresh today" Where Demented Wented: The Art and Comics of Rory Hayes
names Esther Pearl Watson's USA Today Pop Candy's Whitney Matheson the "Best thing I read" last week; she's also reading Unlovable the current issue of The Comics Journal
At , Ken Parille examines Schulz's use of varied settings in some early Blog Flume strips Peanuts
Watch this episode of , from NYC cable channel CUNY, for a segment on Canapé David B. 's recent stop in NYC
talks to Lilli Carré about Robot 6 The Lagoon
talks to our latest Newsarama signing, Noah Van Sciver Mome
Sacha Peet is excited for Esther Pearl Watson's , and so should you be Unlovable art show and book signing at our storefront this Saturday
• Things to see:
At for a French edition of Liberation.fr, here's what appears to be a promotional video Eightball by Daniel Clowes
• Things to see:
Another new story page from Tim Lane
• Things to see: More
"Doodle Dump" and rock sketches from Tom Kaczynski
The says that Chicago Reader will "[set] loose something that will devour your still-palpitating innards" Beasts! Book 2
approves of ComicMix by Daniel Clowes & Terry Zwigoff Ghost World: Special Edition
• Review: An older one that we missed -
reads Thmazing by Thomas Ott in the store without buying it, declares it "terrific" The Number 73304-23-4153-6-96-8
Kiel Phegley's "The Ten Best Comics I Read in 2008" includes by the Hernandez Brothers at #7 and Love and Rockets: New Stories #1 by Dash Shaw at #1 Bottomless Belly Button
examines a multi-page spread by Pat McEown from Dave Cooper's Consequentialart (link via Weasel #1 Sean T. Collins)
posts some of Jason's Darth Vader gag strips from Entrecomics (as also seen in our 2006 Free Comic Book Day offering) and a page of his juvenilia as printed in Meow, Baby! The Comics Journal #294
looks ahead to The Star Clipper Blog Everybody Is Stupid Except for Me and Other Astute Observations, our forthcoming collection of Peter Bagge's Reason strips
of "The Art of Comic Book Resources has the announcement Stan Sakai" at the Cartoon Art Museum (we'll have our own related event to announce in the not-too-distant future)