dez-brothers.html']='110329'; $metaTitles=array(); $metaDescs=array(); $metaKeys=array(); $metaLangs=array(); $metaRobots=array(); $metaGoogles=array(); ?> FLOG! Entries tagged 'Mark Newgarden' FLOG! Entries tagged 'Mark Newgarden' Thu, 18 Dec 2014 08:39:34 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 New Nancy, Peanuts, and Don Rosa Kickstarter rewards;show=New-Nancy-Peanuts-and-Don-Rosa-Kickstarter-rewards.html&amp;Itemid=113 <p>If you run over to our Kickstarter page, you&#39;ll find a few new -- and good -- premiums.</p><p><a href=";clicked_reward=true&amp;ref=live" target="_blank"><img src="images/flog/mike/2013q4/nancyproofsheet.jpg" alt="Nancy proof sheet" width="450" height="754" /></a> </p><p>1.&nbsp;<a href="paulkarasik">Paul Karasik</a> and&nbsp;<a href="marknewgarden">Mark Newgarden</a> will collaborate on a drawing, and they will do this exactly five times before collapsing in exhaustion (the drawings will be that good). Plus, they&#39;ll throw in an original, 10&quot; x 17&quot; vintage syndicate proof for a week of 1960s&nbsp;<a href="nancy">Nancy</a> dailies! This is the promotional part of the pitch because it primes the pump for their groundbreaking 200+ page analysis and historical monograph of Nancy,&nbsp;How to Read Nancy, coming up in our Fall 2014 season. All this for a mere&nbsp;<a href=";clicked_reward=true&amp;ref=live" target="_blank">$250</a> beans.</p><p><a href=";clicked_reward=true" target="_blank"><img src="images/flog/mike/2013q4/final-peanuts.jpg" alt="Peanuts print" width="400" height="289" /></a> </p><p>2. Do you like&nbsp;<a href="peanuts">Peanuts</a>? Well, of course you like Peanuts, and, if you&#39;re the kind of right-thinking comics fan I know you are you adore Charles Schulz for all the right reasons. We&#39;re offering a print of the last Sunday Peanuts strip he drew, which ran on February 14, 2000 (literally the day after he died). This is his farewell strip because he knew he couldn&#39;t carry it on, and certainly one of the most moving strips ever drawn. It even comes framed.&nbsp;<a href=";clicked_reward=true">$100</a>.</p><p><a href=";clicked_reward=true&amp;ref=live" target="_blank"><img src="images/flog/mike/2013q4/9781606997420_scrooge-sonof.jpg" alt="The Son of the Sun prelim cover" width="450" height="669" /></a> </p><p>3. As you may know, we have embarked on another classic comics reprint series: Don Rosa&#39;s complete Duck run. The first volume comes out in June, titled Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck: The Son of the Sun. We have offered signed copies of the book, but Don has now offered to do a full-color sketch in your copy of a character of your choice. And that for&nbsp;<a href=";clicked_reward=true&amp;ref=live" target="_blank">$500</a>.</p><p>There will be some amazing works of art for sale later this week. Stay tuned.</p><p>In the meantime,&nbsp;<a href="">please send us all your money</a>.</p> groth Peanuts Paul Karasik Mark Newgarden Kickstarter Ernie Bushmiller Don Rosa Disney Charles M Schulz Fantagraphics at the 2012 Small Press Expo!;show=Fantagraphics-at-the-2012-Small-Press-Expo.html&amp;Itemid=113 <p><img src="" alt="Small Press Expo 2012" width="450" height="682" /></p><p>Join Fantagraphics this weekend for the <a href="" target="_blank">2012 Small Press Expo</a> in Bethesda, Maryland! On September 15th &amp; 16th, we&#39;ll be filling the Marriott Betheseda Conference Center with some dazzling debuts, panels, and signings! Come meet your favorite artists and get your books signed:</p><p><u>Saturday, September 15th</u><br />11:30-1:00 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="">Lilli Carr&eacute;</a> // <a href="">Noah Van Sciver</a><br />1:00 - 2:00 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="">Daniel Clowes</a> // <a href=";show=Fantagraphics-to-Publish-Crockett-Johnson-s-BARNABY.html&amp;Itemid=113">Phillip Nel</a> <br />2:00 - 3:00 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="">Mark Newgarden</a> <br />2:00 - 3:30 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="">Steven Weissman</a> // <a href="">Chris Wright</a> <br />3:30 - 4:30 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="">Kevin Huizenga</a> // <a href="/richtommaso">Rich Tommaso</a> <br />4:30 - 6:30 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="">Gilbert Hernandez</a> // <a href="">Jaime Hernandez</a><br /><br /><u>Sunday, September 16th</u><br />12:00-1:00 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="">Lilli Carr&eacute;</a> // <a href="">Steven Weissman</a><br />1:00 - 2:00 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="">Gilbert Hernandez</a> // <a href="">Jaime Hernandez</a><br />2:00 - 3:00 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href=";show=Fantagraphics-to-Publish-Crockett-Johnson-s-BARNABY.html&amp;Itemid=113">Phillip Nel</a> // <a href="richtommaso">Rich Tommaso</a><br />3:00 - 4:00 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="">Chris Wright</a> <br />3:30 - 4:30 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="">Noah Van Sciver</a><br />4:00 - 5:00 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="">Kevin Huizenga</a> <br />5:00 - 6:00 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="">Gilbert Hernandez</a> // <a href="">Jaime Hernandez</a></p><p>Fantagraphics will be located at tables W40-W44, as seen in the map excerpt below! For a larger version of the complete floor map, <a href="" target="_blank">please click here</a>.</p><p><img src="images/flog/619/SPX2012FLOORMAP.jpg" border="1" alt="" /></p><p>It&#39;s mind-boggling how many debuts we&#39;re bringing -- and many of these books won&#39;t be in stores until October or November! Check out more details <a href=";show=Fantagraphics-at-the-2012-Small-Press-Expo-Debuts.html&amp;Itemid=161">here</a>.</p><p><img src=";newxsize=145&amp;newysize=&amp;fileout=" border="0" alt="Barack Hussein Obama [Sept. 2012]" hspace="5" width="145" height="185" align="left" /> </p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&bull; <a href="">The Lost Art of Ah Pook Is Here: Images from the Graphic Novel</a> by <a href="">Malcolm McNeill </a><br />&bull; <a href="">Observed While Falling: Bill Burroughs, Ah Pook, and Me</a> by <a href="">Malcolm McNeill</a><br />&bull; <a href="">Barack Hussein Obama</a> by <a href="">Steven Weissman</a>&nbsp; </p><p><img src=";newxsize=145&amp;newysize=&amp;fileout=" alt="Blacklung" hspace="10" width="145" height="192" align="left" /></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&bull; <a href="">Blacklung</a> by <a href="">Chris Wright</a><br />&bull; <a href="">Came the Dawn and Other Stories (The EC Comics Library)</a> illustrated by <a href="">Wallace Wood</a>; written by Al Feldstein et al.; edited by Gary Groth&nbsp;</p><p><img src="" alt="The Cartoon Utopia" hspace="10" width="145" height="173" align="left" /><br />&bull; <a href="">The Cartoon Utopia</a> by <a href="">Ron Rege, Jr.</a>&nbsp; <br />&bull; <a href="">Corpse on the Imjin! and Other Stories (The EC Comics Library)</a> by <a href="">Harvey Kurtzman</a>, et al.; edited by Gary Groth<br />&bull; <a href="">Naked Cartoonists: Drawers Drawing Themselves Without Drawers</a> by Various Artists; edited by Gary Groth </p><p><img src="" alt="Heads or Tails" hspace="10" width="145" height="186" align="left" /><br />&bull; <a href="">Heads or Tails</a> by <a href="">Lilli Carr&eacute;</a>&nbsp;<br />&bull; <a href="">The Hypo</a> by <a href="">Noah Van Sciver</a>&nbsp;<br />&bull; <a href="">Is That All There Is?</a> by <a href=""> </a><a href="">Joost Swarte</a> [softcover &amp; hardcover 2nd edition debut]&nbsp; <br />&bull; <a href="">Love and Rockets: New Stories #5</a> by <a href="">Gilbert &amp; Jaime Hernandez</a></p><p><img src="" alt="Prison Pit Book 4" hspace="10" width="134" height="175" align="left" /></p><p><br />&bull; <a href="">Prison Pit: Book 4</a> by <a href="">Johnny Ryan</a>&nbsp; <br />&bull; <a href="">Ralph Azham Vol. 1: Why Would You Lie to Someone You Love?</a> by <a href="">Lewis Trondheim</a>&nbsp;<br />&bull; <a href="">Walt Disney&#39;s Mickey Mouse Vol. 4: House of the Seven Haunts</a> by <a href="">Floyd Gottfredson</a>&nbsp; <br />&bull; <a href="">You&#39;ll Never Know Book 3: Soldier&#39;s Heart</a> by <a href="">C. Tyler</a>&nbsp; </p><p>And <a href=";show=Fantagraphics-at-the-2012-Small-Press-Expo-Panels.html&amp;Itemid=161">click here</a> to see a schedule of programming featuring our fantastic Fantagraphics artists! </p><p>It&#39;s gonna be an incredible year! See you at SPX! </p> janice William S Burroughs Wally Wood Steven Weissman Ron Regé Jr Rich Tommaso Noah Van Sciver Mickey Mouse Mark Newgarden Malcolm McNeill Love and Rockets Lilli Carré Lewis Trondheim Kevin Huizenga Joost Swarte Johnny Ryan Harvey Kurtzman Gary Groth Floyd Gottfredson events EC Comics Daniel Clowes Chris Wright Carol Tyler Basil Wolverton Barnaby Fantagraphics at the 2012 Small Press Expo: Panels!;show=Fantagraphics-at-the-2012-Small-Press-Expo-Panels.html&amp;Itemid=113 <p><img src="" alt="Small Press Expo 2012" width="450" height="682" /></p><p>Here at Fantagraphics, we&#39;re gearing up for one of our biggest SPX&#39;es ever, taking place on September 15th &amp; 16th in Bethesda, MD! We&#39;ll be rolling out our list of debuts and our signing schedule soon, but while you wait, why not memorize this schedule of panels at the <a href="" target="_blank">2012 Small Press Expo</a>?</p><p><u>Saturday, September 15th&nbsp; </u></p> <p>&bull;&nbsp; 12:00 pm // Crockett Johnson&rsquo;s Barnaby and the American Clear Line School [Brookside Conference Room] In a canny mix of fantasy and satire, amplified by the clean minimalism of Crockett Johnson&rsquo;s line, Barnaby (1942-1952) expanded our sense of what comics can do. Though it never had a mass following, this tale of a five-year-old boy and his endearing con-artist of a fairy godfather influenced many. To mark the launch of <a href=";show=Fantagraphics-to-Publish-Crockett-Johnson-s-BARNABY.html&amp;Itemid=113">The Complete Barnaby</a>, <a href="/danielclowes">Dan Clowes</a>, <a href="/marknewgarden">Mark Newgarden</a>, <a href="/chrisware">Chris Ware</a>, and the book&rsquo;s two co-editors &mdash; Fantagraphics&rsquo; Eric Reynolds and Crockett Johnson biographer Philip Nel &mdash; discuss the wit, the art, and the genius of Barnaby.</p> <p>&bull; 12:30 pm // Jaime Hernandez: The Love Bunglers [White Flint Auditorium] <a href="/jaimehernandez">Jaime Hernandez</a> and his brothers launched the alternative comics era with their epoch-defining series <a href="/loveandrockets">Love and Rockets</a>. From 1981 to the present, Hernandez has produced a singular body of work tracing the life of Maggie Chascarillo and her vast network of friends, family, neighbors, rivals and lovers. In recent years, Jaime has, again, broken new ground with brilliant comics novellas that remain accessible to new readers while building upon years of narrative to invest his stories with a profound emotionality. He will discuss his work with artist <a href="/franksantoro">Frank Santoro</a>.</p> <p>&bull; 2:30 pm // Gilbert Hernandez: Love From the Shadows [White Flint Auditorium] <a href="/gilberthernandez">Gilbert Hernandez</a> and his brothers launched the alternative comics era with their epoch-defining series&nbsp;<a href="/loveandrockets">Love and Rockets</a>. Gilbert first made his mark with his Palomar stories, an intergenerational saga detailing life and love in a fictional Central American town. But a parallel strand of Gilbert&rsquo;s restless oeuvre has since taken center stage in new graphic novels and stories that combine formal play with genre experimentation to open another window into the workings of the human heart. Gilbert will discuss his work with critic&nbsp;Sean T. Collins.</p> <p>&bull; 4:00 pm // Mark Newgarden Presents: Cartoonists and Comics On Camera, Reel One: 1916-1945&nbsp; [Brookside Conference Room] A once-in-a-lifetime presentation of rare footage featuring 20th century comics greats and some unusual animated adaptations of their work, curated by <a href="/marknewgarden">Mark Newgarden</a> from his personal collection of rare 35mm film. See Rube Goldberg, Otto Soglow, Chester Gould, Frank King, Harold Gray, Hal Foster (and many more) at the drawing board! See Jefferson &ldquo;Gags And Gals&rdquo; Machamer act! Plus <a href="/krazykat">Krazy Kat</a> and many more surprises!</p> <p>&bull;&nbsp; 4:30 pm // Daniel Clowes: Modern Cartoonist [White Flint Auditorium] <a href="/danielclowes">Daniel Clowes</a> first gained fame with his iconic comic book series <a href="/eightball">Eightball</a> and graphic novel <a href="/ghostworld">Ghost World</a>, which he co-adapted into a film of the same name. In recent books, including The Death-Ray and Wilson, his unique visual-narrative voice expertly manipulates the position of the reader to get more deeply under the skins of his sharply rendered characters. Recently the subject of a major retrospective exhibit and monograph, Clowes will discuss his work with Alvin Buenaventura, editor of The Art of Daniel Clowes: Modern Cartoonist, and scholar Ken Parille.</p> <p>&bull; 6:00 pm // Sammy Harkham Q+A [Brookside Conference Room] <a href="/sammyharkham">Sammy Harkham</a> has left a lasting impression on the comics field as editor of Kramers Ergot, the irregular avant-garde comics anthology series that represents, for many, a carefully articulated statement about the art form today. Harkham is also an engaged cartoonist, mindful of comics&rsquo; legacy while telling intimate stories that resonate with contemporary concerns. Several of his stories are collected in his new book, Everything Together. Harkham will discuss his work with Picturebox publisher and Comics Journal co-editor Dan Nadel.</p><p><u>Sunday, September 16th&nbsp; </u></p> <p>&bull; 1:00 pm // Mark Newgarden Presents: Cartoonists and Comics On Camera, Reel Two: 1932-1965 [Brookside Conference Room] A once-in-a-lifetime presentation of rare footage featuring 20th century comics greats and some unusual animated adaptations of their work, curated by <a href="/marknewgarden">Mark Newgarden</a> from his personal collection of rare 35mm film. See Al Capp, Bill Holman (and many more) at the drawing board! See a drawing lesson from Fred C. Cooper! Plus <a href="/popeye"> Popeye</a>, <a href="nancy">Nancy</a>, Jacky&rsquo;s Diary and many more surprises!</p> <p>&bull; 2:30 pm // Life After Alternative Comics [White Flint Auditorium] In the years after underground comix, the medium&rsquo;s flag of ambition was carried by so-called &ldquo;alternative comics:&rdquo; nonconformist work in conventional formats that occupied marginal space in comics speciality shops. Alternative comics found common cause with other subcultural movements&mdash;before internet culture and the bookstore economy permanently changed comics&rsquo; formats and context. <a href="/danielclowes">Dan Clowes</a>, <a href="/gilberthernandez">Gilbert Hernandez</a>, <a href="/jaimehernandez">Jaime Hernandez</a> and Adrian Tomine will discuss the changes they have seen in a conversation moderated by Bill Kartalopoulos.</p> <p>&bull; 3:00 pm // Drawing Energy [Brookside Conference Room] What does it mean to invest a feeling of energy, of activity, of physical or emotional intensity in a drawing? How does the process and mindset of the artist at work relate to&mdash;or differ from&mdash;the visceral feeling the reader is intended to experience from the published image? Artist <a href="/jimrugg">Jim Rugg</a> will discuss these issues and other questions of drawing process with Michael DeForge (Lose), Theo Ellsworth (Capacity), Hellen Jo (Jin and Jam), and Katie Skelly (Nurse Nurse).</p> <p>&bull; 3:30 pm // Perverse Comics Form: Challenging Comics&rsquo; Conventions [White Flint Auditorium] Comics&rsquo; traditional forms have been inventively engaged by countless artists towards unique expressive purposes. And yet, even skillful manipulations of the comics form often carry with them conventions forged over decades, often within a commercial context. This panel will discuss radically different approaches to comics form and their relationship to broader artistic practices. Bill Kartalopoulos will lead a conversation with artists Warren Craghead (How to Be Everywhere), <a href="/reneefrench">Ren&eacute;e French</a> (H Day), and Keith Mayerson (Horror Hospital Unplugged).</p><p>Did you memorize them? Good! We&#39;ll quiz you at the Fantagraphics table at SPX 2012! See you there! </p> janice Sammy Harkham Renee French Mark Newgarden Jim Rugg Jaime Hernandez Gilbert Hernandez events Daniel Clowes Chris Ware Graphic Novel Realism Video with Paul Karasik!;show=Graphic-Novel-Realism-Video-with-Paul-Karasik.html&amp;Itemid=113 <p><img src="" alt="" /></p><p>Hey, remember that exhibit I told you about last month? The one curated by our own Eisner Award-winning graphic novelist, artist and editor, <a href="">Paul Karasik</a>? Over at the Northern Illinois Unversity Art Museum in DeKalb, IL? Yes, &ldquo;<a href=";show=Graphic-Novel-Realism-with-Paul-Karasik-at-NIU.html&amp;Itemid=113">Graphic Novel Realism: Backstage at the Comics</a>,&rdquo; that&#39;s the one!</p><p>The show is still open through Friday, May 25th, but if you can&#39;t make it to Dekalb (me neither), check out <a href="" target="_blank">this video Paul shot featuring a walk-through of the exhibit</a>! You&#39;ll spot source materials, sketches, and finished work by <a href="">Joyce Farmer</a>, <a href="">Jaime Hernandez</a>, <a href="">Mark Newgarden</a> and Megan Montague Cash, as well as Jason Lutes, Seth and James Sturm. Thanks, Paul!</p><p></p> janice Paul Karasik Mark Newgarden Joyce Farmer Jaime Hernandez events This Week in Fantagraphics Events: 3/19-3/26;show=This-Week-in-Fantagraphics-Events-3-19-3-26.html&amp;Itemid=113 <p>Hoo boy, it&#39;s a busy week for Fantagraphics fans! </p><p><img src="" alt="" /></p><p><u>Tuesday, March 20th</u>&nbsp;</p><p>&bull; <a href=";show=Graphic-Novel-Realism-with-Paul-Karasik-at-NIU.html&amp;Itemid=113">DeKalb, IL</a>: The Northern Illinois Unversity Art Museum debuts the exhibition &ldquo;Graphic Novel Realism: Backstage at the Comics,&rdquo; curated by our own Eisner Award-winning graphic novelist, artist and editor, <a href="">Paul Karasik</a>, and featuring work from <a href="">Joyce Farmer</a>, <a href="">Jaime Hernandez</a>, <a href="">Mark Newgarden</a> and Megan Montague Cash, as well as Jason Lutes, Seth and James Sturm. (<a href=";show=Graphic-Novel-Realism-with-Paul-Karasik-at-NIU.html&amp;Itemid=113">more info</a>)&nbsp;</p><p><u>Friday, March 23rd</u> </p><p>&bull; <a href=";show=Zak-Sally-Signing-and-Art-Show-in-Chicago.html&amp;Itemid=113">Chicago, IL</a>:&nbsp; <a href="">Zak Sally</a> will be at <a href="" target="_blank">Quimby&#39;s</a> signing copies of Sammy the Mouse Vol. 1, a self-published, self-printed collection of the first three issues of his <a href="">Eisner-nominated Ignatz series</a>. (<a href=";show=Zak-Sally-Signing-and-Art-Show-in-Chicago.html&amp;Itemid=113">more info</a>)</p><p><img src="" alt="" /></p><p><u>Saturday, March 24th</u> </p><p>&bull; <a href=";show=Susan-E-Kirtley-discusses-Lynda-Barry-Girlhood-Through-the-Looking-Glass-at-Fantagraphics-Bookstore.html&amp;Itemid=113">Seattle, WA</a>:&nbsp; The idiosyncratic work of cartoonist Lynda Barry, a Seattle native, is the subject of a new book by Portland author Susan E. Kirtley. Lynda Barry: Girlhood Through the Looking Glass is the first comprehensive critique of this influential American artist. Kirtley will discuss her book with Real Comet Press publisher Cathy Hillenbrand, who published Barry&rsquo;s first four books, at 6:00 PM at <a href="">Fantagraphics Bookstore &amp; Gallery</a>. An informal reception and book signing will follow the discussion. (<a href=";show=Susan-E-Kirtley-discusses-Lynda-Barry-Girlhood-Through-the-Looking-Glass-at-Fantagraphics-Bookstore.html&amp;Itemid=113">more info</a>)</p><p>&bull; <a href=";show=Zak-Sally-Signing-and-Art-Show-in-Chicago.html&amp;Itemid=113">Chicago, IL</a>:&nbsp; Join <a href="">Zak Sally</a>, along with John Porcellino and Dale Flattum, at <a href="" target="_blank">Johalla Projects</a> for the opening reception of &quot;Physical Evidence,&quot; a show of their comics, printmaking, zines and more. (<a href=";show=Zak-Sally-Signing-and-Art-Show-in-Chicago.html&amp;Itemid=113">more info</a>)</p><p>&bull; New York City, NY:&nbsp; <a href="" target="_blank">Comic New York: A Symposium</a> kicks off at Columbia University, with a wealth of panels, including one with our own <a href="billgriffith">Bill Griffith</a>!&nbsp; Stay tuned to the FLOG for more information about this event, coming soon! </p><p><u>Sunday, March 25th</u></p><p>&bull; New York City, NY:&nbsp; <a href="" target="_blank">Comic New York: A Symposium</a> wraps up at Columbia University, and among the busy schedule of panels today is one with both <a href="aljaffee">Al Jaffee</a> and <a href="misslaskogross">Miss Lasko-Gross</a>!&nbsp; Stay tuned to the FLOG for more information about this event, coming soon! </p><p><img src="" alt="Los Bros Hernandez at CSUN" width="450" height="583" /></p><p>&nbsp;<u>Monday, March 26th</u> </p><p>&bull; <a href=";show=Los-Bros-Hernandez-at-CSUN-in-Los-Angeles.html&amp;Itemid=113">Northridge, CA</a>:&nbsp; <a href="">Gilbert</a>, <a href="">Jaime</a>, &amp; <a href="">Mario Hernandez</a> will be speaking to Professor Charles Hatfield&#39;s class on Monday, March 26th at the&nbsp;California State University, Northridge (in greater Los Angeles). This event is open to the public, not just students! (<a href=";show=Los-Bros-Hernandez-at-CSUN-in-Los-Angeles.html&amp;Itemid=113">more info</a>) </p> janice Zak Sally Paul Karasik Miss Lasko-Gross Mark Newgarden Mario Hernandez Love and Rockets Joyce Farmer Gilbert Hernandez Fantagraphics Bookstore events Bill Griffith Al Jaffee Graphic Novel Realism with Paul Karasik at NIU!;show=Graphic-Novel-Realism-with-Paul-Karasik-at-NIU.html&amp;Itemid=113 <p><img src="images/flog/619/karasik.jpg" alt="" /></p><p>The Northern Illinois Unversity Art Museum in DeKalb, IL is keepin&#39; it real this Spring with the exhibition &ldquo;Graphic Novel Realism: Backstage at the Comics,&rdquo; curated by our own Eisner Award-winning graphic novelist, artist and editor, <a href="paulkarasik">Paul Karasik</a>!</p><p>The exhibit runs from Tuesday, March 20th through Friday, May 25th and features the work of <a href="joycefarmer">Joyce Farmer</a>, <a href="jaimehernandez">Jaime Hernandez</a>, <a href="/marknewgarden">Mark Newgarden</a> and Megan Montague Cash, as well as Jason Lutes, Seth and James Sturm.</p><p>Paul states, &ldquo;These seven artists are united by a rigorous working process utilizing a variety of source materials that ground their comics in the real world, no matter how fantastic their tales.&rdquo; </p><p>DeKalb residents are in luck, as there is a wealth of <a href="" target="_blank">lectures, workshops, and panels</a> happening on campus throughout the run of the show, including a screening of the film <a href="ghostworld">Ghost World</a> on April 25th.</p><p>&ldquo;Graphic Novel Realism: Backstage at the Comics&rdquo; can be found on the west-end first floor of Altgeld Hall. Exhibitions and lectures are free; donations are appreciated. </p> janice Paul Karasik Mark Newgarden Joyce Farmer Jaime Hernandez events New York Weekend Photo Round-Up!;show=New-York-Weekend-Photo-Round-Up.html&amp;Itemid=113 <p>Perhaps you couldn&#39;t make it to our events in New York this past weekend, or maybe you had such an awesome time, you wanna relive it again through photos.&nbsp; Well, my friend... this FLOG post is for you.</p><p><img src="images/flog/619/jack.jpg" alt="" /><br />photo credit: Jeff Wong</p><p>Here&#39;s the man of the weekend, <a href="/jackdavis">Mr. Jack Davis</a>! (I love this photo; how could I not open with it?) </p><p><img src="images/flog/619/derektom.jpg" alt="" /><br />photo credit: Jeff Wong</p><p><a href="/jackdavis">Jack</a> had an especially busy weekend, because not only was he a guest-of-honor at the <a href=";show=Fantagraphics-at-the-2011-Brooklyn-Comics-Graphics-Festival.html&amp;task=userblog&amp;Itemid=113">2011 Brooklyn Comics &amp; Graphics Festival</a>, but he also had an art show at the <a href=";show=Jack-Davis-at-the-Scott-Eder-Gallery-Brooklyn-Tonight.html&amp;task=userblog&amp;Itemid=113">Scott Eder Gallery</a>, and a talk at <a href=";show=Jack-Davis-Signing-at-The-Strand-NYC.html&amp;task=userblog&amp;Itemid=113">The Strand Bookstore</a>! Here he is, in a rare moment of relaxing, with fellow Fantagraphics artist <a href="/derekvangieson">Derek Van Gieson</a>. (Not pictured, but also at the table, <a href="/nateneal">Nate Neal</a>, and someone flipping through <a href="">Jack Davis: Drawing American Pop Culture</a>!)</p><p><img src="images/flog/619/jdavis3.jpg" alt="Jack Davis signing at The Strand" width="400" height="552" /><br />photo credit: <a href="/derekvangieson">Derek Van Gieson</a></p><p>Speaking of <a href=";show=Jack-Davis-Signing-at-The-Strand-NYC.html&amp;task=userblog&amp;Itemid=113">The Strand</a>, the event at this famed NYC bookstore was a huge success! <a href="/derekvangieson">Derek</a> has some more gorgeous black-and-white photos <a href="" target="_blank">at his blog</a>, and we&#39;ve got some more pics from Jeff Wong below:</p><p><img src="images/flog/619/tombob.jpg" alt="" /><br />photo credit: Jeff Wong</p><p>Look, it&#39;s good ol&#39; <a href="" target="_blank">Tom Spurgeon</a> and <a href="/bobfingerman">Bob Fingerman</a>!</p><p><img src="images/flog/619/garyjackstrand.jpg" alt=" " width="450" height="338" /><br />photo credit: Jeff Wong</p><p><a href="/jackdavis">Jack Davis</a>, tellin&#39; it like it IS, with <a href="/garygroth">Gary Groth</a>!&nbsp; </p><p><img src="images/flog/619/drewmark.jpg" alt=" " width="450" height="338" /><br />photo credit: Jeff Wong</p>And then it&#39;s on to the <a href=";show=Fantagraphics-at-the-2011-Brooklyn-Comics-Graphics-Festival.html&amp;task=userblog&amp;Itemid=113">Brooklyn Comics &amp; Graphics Festival</a>! Here&#39;s <a href="/marknewgarden">Mark Newgarden</a> and <a href="/drewfriedman">Drew Friedman</a>, whose tables were right next to ours.<br /><br /><p><img src="images/flog/619/heidimark.jpg" alt=" " width="400" /><br />photo credit: Jeff Wong</p><p> It&#39;s always great to see <a href="" target="_blank">Heidi MacDonald</a>, stopping by to chat with <a href="/marknewgarden">Mark</a>!</p><p><img src="images/flog/619/sam.jpg" alt=" " width="400" height="600" /><br />photo credit: Jeff Wong</p><p><a href=";Search=Search&amp;Itemid=62&amp;option=com_virtuemart&amp;page=shop.browse">Sam Henderson</a>!</p><p><img src="images/flog/619/drewjack.jpg" alt=" Drew Friedman and Jack Davis" width="450" height="298" /><br />photo courtesy of Drew Friedman</p> <p>And finally, here&#39;s an adorable shot of <a href="/drewfriedman">Drew</a> and <a href="/jackdavis">Jack</a>, after their panel on Saturday night!</p><p>Thank you so much to <a href=";show=Jack-Davis-Signing-at-The-Strand-NYC.html&amp;task=userblog&amp;Itemid=113">The Strand Bookstore</a>, the <a href=";show=Jack-Davis-at-the-Scott-Eder-Gallery-Brooklyn-Tonight.html&amp;task=userblog&amp;Itemid=113">Scott Eder Gallery</a>, and to the mighty organizers of the <a href=";show=Fantagraphics-at-the-2011-Brooklyn-Comics-Graphics-Festival.html&amp;task=userblog&amp;Itemid=113">Brooklyn Comics &amp; Graphics Festival</a> for an amazing weekend!&nbsp; Thanks to our ass-kicking artists, <a href="">Josh Simmons</a>, <a href="">Kim Deitch</a>, <a href="">Dash Shaw</a>, <a href="">Jack Davis</a>, <a href="">Michael Kupperman</a> and <a href="">Al Columbia</a> for spending time signing at our table. And, as always, thanks to our awesome customers for stopping by our table, and making our first visit to the BCGF a successful one!</p> janice Nate Neal Mark Newgarden Jack Davis Gary Groth events Drew Friedman Derek Van Gieson Bob Fingerman Fantagraphics at the 2011 Brooklyn Comics & Graphics Festival;show=Fantagraphics-at-the-2011-Brooklyn-Comics-Graphics-Festival.html&amp;Itemid=113 <p><img src="" alt="" /></p><p>For the first time ever, Fantagraphics will be exhibiting at the <a href="">Brooklyn Comics &amp; Graphics Festival</a>! Come visit us this Saturday, December 3rd from 12:00 - 9:00 PM for a wealth of debuts, artist appearances, and the great Gary Groth manning the table!</p><p>Gary will be joined by a truly all-star cast of artists for our first BCGF:</p><p>1PM: <a href="/joshsimmons">Josh Simmons</a> <br />2PM: <a href="/kimdeitch">Kim Deitch</a> <br />3PM: <a href="/dashshaw">Dash Shaw</a> <br />5PM: <a href="/jackdavis">Jack Davis</a> <br />6PM: <a href="/michaelkupperman">Michael Kupperman</a> <br />7PM: <a href="/alcolumbia">Al Columbia</a> </p><p>And even more of our artists will be exhibiting at the show, including <a href="/gabriellebell">Gabrielle Bell</a>, <a href="/bencatmull">Ben Catmull</a>, <a href="/charlesforsman">Charles Forsman</a>, <a href="/drewfriedman">Drew Friedman</a>, <a href="/sammyharkham">Sammy Harkham</a>, <a href="/tomkaczynski">Tom Kaczynski</a>, <a href="/johnkerschbaum">John Kerschbaum</a>, <a href="/victorkerlow">Victor Kerlow</a>, <a href="/josephlambert">Joseph Lambert</a>, <a href="/marknewgarden">Mark Newgarden</a>, <a href="/jessemoynihan">Jesse Moynihan</a>, <a href="/garypanter">Gary Panter</a>, <a href="/zaksally">Zak Sally</a>, <a href="/lesliestein">Leslie Stein</a>, and <a href="/jonvermilyea">Jon Vermilyea</a>... PHEW! Pick up their books from our table, and then seek these artists out at their own! </p><p>Bring a big bag, because you&#39;ll also wanna pick up our excellent debuts at the festival!</p><p><img src="" alt="Jack Davis: Drawing American Pop Culture - A Career Retrospective" width="156" height="200" />&nbsp;<a href="/500portraits"><img src="" alt="500 Portraits by Tony Millionaire" width="161" height="200" /></a> </p><p> &bull; <a href="">Jack Davis: Drawing American Pop Culture</a> by <a href="/jackdavis">Jack Davis</a><br /> &bull; <a href="/500portraits">500 Portraits</a> by <a href="/tonymillionaire">Tony Millionaire</a> </p><p><a href=";flypage=shop.flypage&amp;product_id=2060&amp;category_id=672&amp;manufacturer_id=0&amp;option=com_virtuemart&amp;Itemid=62"><img src="" alt="Action! Mystery! Thrills! Comic Book Covers of the Golden Age 1933-45" width="136" height="200" /></a> &nbsp;<a href=";flypage=shop.flypage&amp;product_id=2067&amp;category_id=325&amp;manufacturer_id=0&amp;option=com_virtuemart&amp;Itemid=62"><img src="" alt="Jason Conquers America" width="130" height="200" /></a> </p><p>&bull; <a href="/actionmysterythrills">Action! Mystery! Thrills! Great Comic Book Covers 1936-1945</a> edited by <a href="">Greg Sadowski</a><br />&bull; <a href="/jasonconquersamerica">Jason Conquers America</a> by <a href="/jason">Jason</a></p><p>Where can you find all this awesome? Fantagraphics will be in the downstairs section at the <a href="">Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church</a> [ 275 North 8th Street ], at tables 31 &amp; 32:</p><p><img src="images/flog/619/bfestmap.jpg" alt="" /></p><p> And finally, make sure you don&#39;t miss our artists in these panels!&nbsp; These will all take place at <a href="" target="_blank">Union Pool</a>&nbsp; [ 484 Union Avenue # A ], and the panels are free and open to the public: </p><p>1:30 PM // JACK DAVIS Q+A</p> <p>Legendary cartoonist <a href="/jackdavis">Jack Davis</a> made his mark producing horror and war stories for EC Comics, before finding his m&eacute;tier in satire as one of the original (and longest running) artists for MAD Magazine. As a prolific illustrator, Davis defined the caricatural style of the 1960s and 1970s&mdash;and beyond. In this rare public appearance, Davis will discuss his career with Fantagraphics co-publisher <a href="/garygroth">Gary Groth</a> and illustrator <a href="/drewfriedman">Drew Friedman</a>.</p><p>[ Jack Davis fans, please note: he will also be appearing on Friday, December 2nd at the opening of his exhibit at the <a href="">Scott Eder Gallery</a>! Don&#39;t miss it! ] </p><p>2:30 PM // GESTURAL AESTHETICS</p> As comics have evolved beyond their commercial roots toward more individualistic modes of expression, they have been infused with new influences from other fields of art including printmaking, collage and painting. Additionally, new printing technologies have permitted the reproduction of artwork that more closely shows the work of an artist&rsquo;s hand. Austin English, Dunja Jankovic and <a href="/franksantoro">Frank Santoro</a> will discuss new aesthetics in comics with moderator Bill Kartalopoulos. <p>6:00 PM // THE LANGUAGE IN COMICS</p> <p>The recent embrace of graphic novels by the publishing industry has led to misguided attempts to evaluate comics according to the standards and conventions of literary fiction. The writing in comics occupies a more peculiar place, with its own constraints and opportunities. John Porcellino, <a href="/gabriellebell">Gabrielle Bell</a>, and <a href="davidsandlin">David Sandlin</a> will discuss the particular demands of writing within a visually-driven form in this conversation moderated by novelist Myla Goldberg.</p><p>So, get ready! And we&#39;ll see you in Brooklyn this Saturday! </p> janice Zak Sally Victor Kerlow Tony Millionaire Tom Kaczynski Sammy Harkham Michael Kupperman Mark Newgarden Leslie Stein Kim Deitch Josh Simmons Joseph Lambert jon vermilyea john kerschbaum Jesse Moynihan Jason Jack Davis Greg Sadowski Gary Panter Gary Groth Gabrielle Bell Frank Santoro events Drew Friedman Dash Shaw Chuck Forsman Ben Catmull Al Columbia Bringing Black Eyes to Brooklyn;show=Bringing-Black-Eyes-to-Brooklyn.html&amp;Itemid=113 <p align="center"><img src="images/flog/619/blackeye.jpg" alt="Black Eye Brooklyn" width="450" height="286" /></p><p align="left">As we&#39;ve <a href=",com_myblog/show,Get-a-Black-Eye-This-Friday-in-Chicago.html/Itemid,113/">mentioned before on the FLOG</a>, there&#39;s a new anthology out now on Rotland Press packing a serious punch of Fantagraphics artists: <a href="" target="_blank">Black Eye 1: Graphic Transmissions to Cause Ocular Hypertension</a>.&nbsp; Included in this collection is work from <a href="">Al Columbia</a>, <a href="">Robert Goodin</a>, <a href="">Glenn Head</a>, <a href="">Michael Kupperman</a>, <a href="">Mark Newgarden</a>, and <a href="">Jon Vermilyea</a>. </p><p align="left">Brooklynites can get their own black eye -- I mean, Black Eye -- by heading over to <a href="" target="_blank">Desert Island</a> on Thursday, August 4th, where our own <a href="/michaelkupperman">Michael Kupperman</a>, <a href="/glennhead">Glenn Head</a>, and <a href="/marknewgarden">Mark Newgarden</a> will be signing along with many other artists!</p><p align="left">You can put up your fists starting at 7:00 PM at <a href="" target="_blank">Desert Island</a> in Williamsburg [540 Metropolitan Ave].&nbsp; </p> janice Michael Kupperman Mark Newgarden Glenn Head events Things to See: 6/27/11 Roundup;show=Things-to-See-6-27-11-Roundup.html&amp;Itemid=113 <p><a href="" target="_blank"><img src="images/flog/mike/201106/internazionalestorie-2010sm.jpg" alt="Internazionale - Lorenzo Mattotti" width="450" height="522" /></a> </p><p>&bull; A gallery of <a href="lorenzomattotti">Lorenzo Mattotti</a>&#39;s recent <a href="" target="_blank">cover illustrations</a> for Internazionale&#39;s annual fiction (I think) issue </p><p><a href="" target="_blank"><img src="images/flog/mike/201106/mothasiss.jpg" alt="Renee French" width="450" height="479" /></a> </p><p>&bull; <a href="reneefrench">Renee French</a>&#39;s cute guy with <a href="" target="_blank">awful infestation</a> and cute guy with <a href="" target="_blank">jaunty hat</a></p><p><a href="" target="_blank"><img src="images/flog/mike/201106/fashion.gif" alt="fashion - Eleanor Davis" width="400" height="699" /></a> </p><p>&bull; <a href="" target="_blank">Recent sketches</a> by <a href="eleanordavis">Eleanor Davis </a> </p><p><a href="" target="_blank"><img src="images/flog/mike/201106/sergio-ponchione.jpg" alt="sketch - Sergio Ponchione" width="450" height="561" /></a> </p><p>&bull; <a href="sergioponchione">Sergio Ponchione</a> sure does great dedication sketches &mdash; <a href="" target="_blank">here&#39;s a recent batch</a> </p><p><a href="" target="_blank"><img src="images/flog/mike/201106/barfo-family001.jpg" alt="Barfo Family concept art - Drew Friedman" width="450" height="346" /></a> </p><p>&bull; <a href="drewfriedman">Drew Friedman</a> presents <a href="" target="_blank">the history of the Barfo Family</a>, complete with concept art by himself, Art Spiegelman and <a href="marknewgarden">Mark Newgarden </a></p><p><a href="" target="_blank"><img src="images/flog/mike/201106/science-times-bw.jpg" alt="Tim Lane illustration" width="450" height="309" /></a> </p><p>&bull; Illos by <a href="timlane">Tim Lane</a> for <a href="" target="_blank">The New York Times</a> and <a href="" target="_blank">The Progressive </a></p><p><a href="" target="_blank"><img src="images/flog/mike/201106/luton1000-620x775.jpg" alt="Steve Brodner for The New Yorker" width="450" height="563" /></a> </p><p>&bull; <a href="images/flog/mike/201106/luton1000-620x775.jpg" target="_blank">Steve Brodner</a>&#39;s <a href="" target="_blank">illustration</a> for a New Yorker article on racial tensions in the UK </p><p><a href="" target="_blank"><img src="images/flog/mike/201106/babesonbroadway02.jpg" alt="Babes on Broadway - Richard Sala" width="450" height="487" /></a> </p><p>&bull; <a href="richardsala">Richard Sala</a>&#39;s <a href="" target="_blank">newlyweds</a> and <a href="" target="_blank">Babes on Broadway </a> </p><p><a href="" target="_blank"><img src="images/flog/mike/201106/pinup.jpg" alt="Jason - pinup" width="450" height="633" /></a> </p><p>&bull; <a href="jason">Jason</a> gets sexy with his <a href="" target="_blank">lone attempt at cheesecake</a> circa 1988 and a <a href="" target="_blank">Prince illustration</a> from the same time period &mdash; plus more teenage sketches at <a href="" target="_blank">The Old Cat and the Dog</a></p><p><a href="" target="_blank"><img src="images/flog/mike/201106/dancer.jpg" alt="" /></a> </p><p>&bull; Watch <a href="lillicarre">Lilli Carr&eacute;</a>&#39;s dancing lady in <a href="" target="_blank">animated-GIF action </a></p><p><img src="images/flog/mike/201106/eotmc5-panel.jpg" alt="" /></p><p>&bull; <a href="lesliestein">Leslie Stein</a> wraps up <a href="" target="_blank">the last page</a> of Eye of the Majestic Creature issue 5, which picks up where <a href="majesticcreature">the book</a> leaves off </p><p><a href="" target="_blank"><img src="images/flog/mike/201106/tineypencil.jpg" alt="Tiny Joe &amp; Junior - Steven Weissman" width="320" height="320" /></a> </p><p>&bull; It&#39;s the return of <a href="ribs">Steven Weissman</a>&#39;s <a href="" target="_blank">Tiny Joe &amp; Junior</a>! Plus his latest &quot;<a href="" target="_blank">I, Anonymous</a> &quot; spot </p><p>&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"><img src="images/flog/mike/201106/denver-spider-man-1.jpg" alt="The Denver Spider Man - Noah Van Sciver" width="429" height="389" /></a> </p><p>&bull; <a href="noahvansciver">Noah Van Sciver</a> presents &quot;<a href="" target="_blank">The True Tale of the Denver Spider Man</a>,&quot; his story from <a href="mome15">Mome Vol. 15</a></p><p><a href="" target="_blank"><img src="images/flog/mike/201106/stump-cars-billboard.jpg" alt="sketchbook - Anders Nilsen" width="450" height="327" /></a> </p><p>&bull; <a href="" target="_blank">Sketchbook drawings &amp; comics</a> by <a href="andersnilsen">Anders Nilsen </a> </p> mike Tim Lane Things to see Steven Weissman Steve Brodner Sergio Ponchione Richard Sala Renee French Noah Van Sciver Mome Mark Newgarden Lorenzo Mattotti Lilli Carré Leslie Stein Jason Eleanor Davis Drew Friedman animation Anders Nilsen Al Floogleman Every Person in New York, cartoonist edition;show=Every-Person-in-New-York-cartoonist-edition.html&amp;Itemid=113 <p><a href="" target="_blank"><img src="images/flog/mike/201104/1698.%20stephen%20destefano%20at%20comics%20festival%20at%20lexington%20avenue%20armory%204-9-2011.jpg" alt="Stephen DeStefano by Jason Polan" width="348" height="368" /></a> </p><p><a href="" target="_blank"><img src="images/flog/mike/201104/1699.%20mark%20newgarden%20at%20comics%20festival%20at%20lexington%20avenue%20armory%204-9-2011.jpg" alt="Mark Newgarden by Jason Polan" width="324" height="400" /></a> </p><p><a href="" target="_blank"><img src="images/flog/mike/201104/1702.%20kim%20deitch%20drawing%20at%20comics%20festival%20at%20lexington%20avenue%20armory%204-9-2011.jpg" alt="Kim Deitch by Jason Polan" width="311" height="400" /></a> </p><p><a href="" target="_blank"><img src="images/flog/mike/201104/1703.%20paul%20hornschemeier%20at%20comics%20festival%20at%20lexington%20avenue%20armory%204-9-2011.jpg" alt="Paul Hornschemeier by Jason Polan" width="400" height="333" /></a> </p><p>Jason Polan surreptitiously sketched <a href="stephendestefano">Stephen DeStefano</a>, <a href="marknewgarden">Mark Newgarden</a>, <a href="kimdeitch">Kim Deitch</a>, and <a href="paulhornschemeier">Paul Hornschemeier</a> at at our MoCCA Festival table last weekend for his <a href="" target="_blank">Every Person in New York</a> project.</p> mike Stephen DeStefano Paul Hornschemeier Mark Newgarden Kim Deitch Announcing Our MoCCA 2011 Schedule!;show=Announcing-Our-MoCCA-2011-Schedule.html&amp;Itemid=113 <p style="text-align: center"><img src="images/flog/mike/201102/mocca_poster72.preview.jpg" alt="" width="450" /></p><p>We&#39;re thrilled to present the Fantagraphics guide to the <a href="" target="_blank">2011 MoCCA Fest</a>, happening this weekend Saturday, April 9th and Sunday, April 10th at the Lexington Avenue Armory in New York City! Print this out and use it as your shopping checklist and your weekend schedule! </p><p>First off, take a look at all the amazing new releases that we will be debuting at the show!&nbsp; Many of these books won&#39;t be in stores for several more months, and copies are limited, so make our table your first stop, or risk missing out! </p><p>&bull; <a href="index.php?page=shop.product_details&amp;flypage=shop.flypage&amp;product_id=1970&amp;category_id=318&amp;manufacturer_id=0&amp;option=com_virtuemart&amp;Itemid=62">Approximate Continuum Comics</a> by Lewis Trondheim<br />&bull; <a href="index.php?page=shop.product_details&amp;flypage=shop.flypage&amp;product_id=1975&amp;category_id=666&amp;manufacturer_id=0&amp;option=com_virtuemart&amp;Itemid=62">Captain Easy Vol. 2</a> by Roy Crane<br />&bull; <a href="index.php?page=shop.product_details&amp;flypage=shop.flypage&amp;product_id=1998&amp;category_id=675&amp;manufacturer_id=0&amp;option=com_virtuemart&amp;Itemid=62">Celluloid</a> by Dave McKean<br />&bull; <a href="index.php?page=shop.product_details&amp;flypage=shop.flypage&amp;product_id=1999&amp;category_id=573&amp;manufacturer_id=0&amp;option=com_virtuemart&amp;Itemid=62">Congress of the Animals</a> by Jim Woodring<br />&bull; <a href="index.php?page=shop.product_details&amp;flypage=shop.flypage&amp;product_id=2017&amp;category_id=135&amp;manufacturer_id=0&amp;option=com_virtuemart&amp;Itemid=62">Hate Annual #9</a> by Peter Bagge<br />&bull; <a href="index.php?page=shop.product_details&amp;flypage=shop.flypage&amp;product_id=1995&amp;category_id=325&amp;manufacturer_id=0&amp;option=com_virtuemart&amp;Itemid=62">Isle of 100,000 Graves</a> by Jason<br />&bull; <a href="index.php?page=shop.product_details&amp;flypage=shop.flypage&amp;product_id=2005&amp;category_id=93&amp;manufacturer_id=0&amp;option=com_virtuemart&amp;Itemid=62">Take a Joke</a> by Johnny Ryan<br />&bull; <a href="index.php?page=shop.product_details&amp;flypage=shop.flypage&amp;product_id=1997&amp;category_id=674&amp;manufacturer_id=0&amp;option=com_virtuemart&amp;Itemid=62">Walt Disney&#39;s Mickey Mouse Vol. 1</a> by Floyd Gottfredson [Unfortunately, this one won&#39;t make it after all!]<br />&bull; <a href="index.php?page=shop.product_details&amp;flypage=shop.flypage&amp;product_id=1971&amp;category_id=665&amp;manufacturer_id=0&amp;option=com_virtuemart&amp;Itemid=62">Wandering Son Book 1</a> by Shimura Takako<br />&bull; <a href="index.php?page=shop.product_details&amp;flypage=shop.flypage&amp;product_id=2002&amp;category_id=283&amp;manufacturer_id=0&amp;option=com_virtuemart&amp;Itemid=62">Yeah!</a> by Peter Bagge &amp; Gilbert Hernandez<br />&bull; <a href="index.php?page=shop.product_details&amp;flypage=shop.flypage&amp;product_id=1972&amp;category_id=306&amp;manufacturer_id=0&amp;option=com_virtuemart&amp;Itemid=62">The Comics Journal #301</a>, edited by Gary Groth<br />&bull; <a href="index.php?page=shop.product_details&amp;flypage=shop.flypage&amp;product_id=1994&amp;category_id=671&amp;manufacturer_id=0&amp;option=com_virtuemart&amp;Itemid=62">Eye of the Majestic Creature</a> by Leslie Stein</p><p>Secondly, check out our jam-packed schedule of awesome authors who will be signing at the Fantagraphics table over the weekend.&nbsp; Not only will they be signing our books, but several of them will be bringing previews of works-in-progress! </p><p><u>Saturday, April 9th</u><br />11:30 am-12:30 pm &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="/derekvangieson">Derek Van Gieson</a> / <a href="/nateneal">Nate Neal</a> / <a href="/saraedwardcorbett">Sara Edward-Corbett<br /></a> 12:30 pm-1:30 pm&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; <a href="/stephendestefano">Stephen DeStefano</a> / <a href="/marknewgarden">Mark Newgarden</a> <br />1:30 pm-2:30 pm&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="/kimdeitch">Kim Deitch</a> / <a href="/peterbagge">Peter Bagge<br /></a> 2:30 pm-3:30 pm&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="/gahanwilson">Gahan Wilson</a> / <a href="/charlesburns">Charles Burns</a> / <a href="/timkreider">Tim Kreider</a> <br />3:30 pm-4:30 pm&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="/michaelkupperman">Michael Kupperman</a> / <a href="/tedstearn">Ted Stearn</a> / <a href="/dashshaw">Dash Shaw<br /></a> 4:30 pm-5:30 pm&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="/paulhornschemeier">Paul Hornschemeier</a> / <a href="/lesliestein">Leslie Stein</a> </p><p><u>Sunday, April 10th</u><br />11:30 am-12:30 pm&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; <a href="/derekvangieson">Derek Van Gieson</a> / <a href="/saraedwardcorbett">Sara Edward-Corbett</a> <br />12:30 pm-1:30 pm&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="/kimdeitch">Kim Deitch</a> / <a href="/gahanwilson">Gahan Wilson<br /></a> 1:30 pm-2:30 pm&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<a href="/lesliestein">Leslie Stein</a> / <a href="/michaelkupperman">Michael Kupperman</a>&nbsp; / <a href="/johnkerschbaum">John Kerschbaum<br /></a> 2:30 pm-3:30 pm&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<a href="/drewfriedman">Drew Friedman</a> / <a href="/peterbagge">Peter Bagge<br /></a> 3:30 pm-4:30 pm&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<a href="/tedstearn">Ted Stearn</a> / <a href="paulhornschemeier">Paul Hornschemeier <br /></a> 4:30 pm-5:30 pm&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<a href="/stephendestefano">Stephen DeStefano</a> / <a href="index.php?page=shop.product_details&amp;flypage=shop.flypage&amp;product_id=1899&amp;category_id=642&amp;manufacturer_id=0&amp;option=com_virtuemart&amp;Itemid=62">George Chieffet</a> (tentative) / <a href="/nateneal">Nate Neal</a></p><p>update: <a href="index.php?page=shop.product_details&amp;flypage=shop.flypage&amp;product_id=1899&amp;category_id=642&amp;manufacturer_id=0&amp;option=com_virtuemart&amp;Itemid=62">George Chieffet</a> will be unable to join us on Sunday, but <a href="/johnkerschbaum">John Kerschbaum</a> has been added to the 1:30 pm slot that day!</p><p>another update: <a href="timkreider">Tim Kreider</a> will be joining us on Saturday afternoon at 2:30 pm before his panel at 4:30 pm!</p><p>All this and more awaits you at the Fantagraphics booth, located at #J1, J2, K1, K2.&nbsp; </p><img src="images/flog/619/mocca_floorplan.jpg" alt="" /><p>And finally, get a gander at all these great panels!&nbsp; If you haven&#39;t already heard from <a href="" target="_blank">The Daily Cross Hatch</a>, they&#39;ve added a second room this year, and they&#39;ll be doing more one-on-one conversations like the ones with <a href="/gahanwilson">Gahan Wilson</a> and <a href="/peterbagge">Peter Bagge</a> listed below! You won&#39;t want to miss it! </p><p><u>Saturday, April 9th</u> </p><p>11:30 am // Teaching Comics: <a href="/jessicaabel">Jessica Abel</a> joins fellow panelists Bill Kartalopoulos and Tom Hart in a discussion from reading for content/visuals, to teaching how to &ldquo;read&rdquo; their visual rhetoric, to thinking about how to tell a story visually, what makes comics worth teaching? (Room A)</p><p>1:30 pm // Building a Book, From Start to Finish: <a href="/marknewgarden">Mark Newgarden</a> moderates a panel with <a href="/stephendestefano">Stephen DeStefano</a> (as well as Ben Katchor and Lauren Redniss), with an exploration of the blood, sweat, and tears that go into making a book. (Room A)</p><p>1:30 pm // Gahan Wilson: Playboy and Beyond: We explore the long, storied career of satirist <a href="/gahanwilson">Gahan Wilson</a>. (Room B) </p><p>2:30 pm // Volunteer of the Year: Peter Kuper will present <a href="/aljaffee">Al Jaffee </a>with the Klein Award! (Room A)</p><p>2:30 pm // Dash Shaw and Brecht Evens in Conversation: <a href="/dashshaw">Dash Shaw</a> and Brecht Evens are among the most prodigious and prolific young artists working in comics today. Both began publishing ambitious work while still in school, and both have since gained notice for their lush, inventive, and thoughtful comics. (Room B) </p><p>4:30 pm //&nbsp; The State of Editorial Cartooning: Brian Heater presents a panel with <a href="/timkreider">Tim Kreider</a> (along with Ruben Bolling and Ted Rall) on the trials and tribulations of creating political cartoons in 2011. (Room A)</p><p>5:30 pm //&nbsp; MoCCA Presents the Cross Hatch Carousel: Cartoonists and voice actors perform live comics readings, featuring our own <a href="/michaelkupperman">Michael Kupperman</a> and <a href="/tedstearn">Ted Stearn</a>, as well as Jeffrey Lewis, R. Sikoryak, Kate Beaton, Lisa Hanawalt, Julie Klausner, and more. (Room A)</p><p><u>Sunday, April 10th</u></p><p>12:30 pm // Almost True: Calvin Reid leads a discussion on where autobiography and fiction collide with <a href="/gabriellebell">Gabrielle Bell</a> and <a href="/lesliestein">Leslie Stein</a> (and Joe Ollmann and Pascal Girard). (Room A)</p><p>1:30 pm // Peter Bagge: A History of Hate: Brian Heater spotlights <a href="/peterbagge">Peter Bagge</a>, in a one-on-one conversation with one of alternative comics&rsquo; most influential and enduring voices. (Room B)&nbsp; </p><p>1:30 pm //&nbsp; The Enterprising Will Eisner: Charles Brownstein leads a panel with <a href="/julesfeiffer">Jules Feiffer</a>, as well as Denis Kitchen and Paul Levitz. Come learn about who Will Eisner was as an entrepreneuring artist in a time when New York was the center of the commercial art universe, and how his art was shaped by that environment. (Room A)</p><p>3:30 pm // Ink Panthers Live: The popular podcast live, with special guests, like <a href="/johnkerschbaum">John Kerschbaum</a>. (Room B)</p><p>So, get ready! -- and we&#39;ll see you at MoCCA! </p> janice Tim Kreider The Comics Journal Ted Stearn Stephen DeStefano Shimura Takako Sara Edward-Corbett Roy Crane Peter Bagge Paul Hornschemeier Nate Neal Mickey Mouse Michael Kupperman Mark Newgarden Lewis Trondheim Leslie Stein Kim Deitch Jules Feiffer Johnny Ryan john kerschbaum Jim Woodring Jessica Abel Jason Gilbert Hernandez Gahan Wilson Gabrielle Bell Floyd Gottfredson events Derek Van Gieson Dave McKean Dash Shaw Charles Burns Al Jaffee More MoCCA Fest 2011 Guests!;show=More-MoCCA-Fest-2011-Guests.html&amp;Itemid=113 <img src="images/flog/mike/201102/mocca_poster72.preview.jpg" alt="MoCCA Fest 2011 poster" width="450" /><p><a href="index.php?option=com_myblog&amp;show=Guests-for-MoCCA-Fest-2011-announced.html&amp;Itemid=113">As previously reported</a>, Fantagraphics is gearing up for the <a href="" target="_blank">2011 MoCCA Fest</a> in New York City, April 9-10!</p><p>And not only will we be joined by <a href="peterbagge">Peter Bagge</a>, <a href="michaelkupperman">Michael Kupperman</a>, <a href="tedstearn">Ted Stearn</a>, <a href="lesliestein">Leslie Stein</a>, <a href="stephendestefano">Stephen DeStefano</a>, and <a href="gahanwilson">Gahan Wilson</a>, but we just added <a href="/kimdeitch">Kim Deitch</a>, <a href="/drewfriedman">Drew Friedman</a>, <a href="/marknewgarden">Mark Newgarden</a>, <a href="/nateneal">Nate Neal</a>, <a href="/derekvangieson">Derek Van Gieson</a>, and <a href="/saraedwardcorbett">Sara Edward-Corbett</a> to our signing roster, too!</p><p>More details (along with a signing schedule) to follow soon!&nbsp; See you there!</p> janice Ted Stearn Stephen DeStefano Sara Edward-Corbett Peter Bagge Nate Neal Michael Kupperman Mark Newgarden Leslie Stein Kim Deitch Gahan Wilson events Drew Friedman Derek Van Gieson Black Eye fundraising;show=Black-Eye-fundraising.html&amp;Itemid=113 <p><img src="images/flog/mike/201102/black-eye_cover1.jpg" alt="Black Eye" width="450" height="600" /></p><p>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&#39;d be crazy not to plug it: Ryan Standfest&#39;s startup <a href="" target="_blank">Rotland Press + Comicworks</a> is <a href="" target="_blank">raising needed funds via Kickstarter</a> for the printing of the new comics anthology <a href="" target="_blank">BLACK EYE: Graphic Transmissions to Cause Ocular Hypertension</a> and jeezum crow, look at that lineup &mdash; that&#39;s just mind-boggling: </p><p><a href="blanquet">St&eacute;phane Blanquet</a> (France) <br /><a href="ivanbrunetti">Ivan Brunetti</a> (USA- Chicago) <br /><a href="lillicarre">Lilli Carr&eacute;</a> (USA- Chicago) <br />Max Clotfelter (USA- Seattle) <br /><a href="alcolumbia">Al Columbia</a> (USA) <br />Ludovic Debeurme (France) <br />Olivier Deprez (France) <br />Nikki DeSautelle (USA- Detroit) <br />Brecht Evens (Belgium) <br />Andy Gabrysiak (USA- Detroit) <br /><a href="robertgoodin">Robert Goodin</a> (USA- Pasadena) <br />Dav Guedin (France) <br />Gnot Guedin (France) <br /><a href="glennhead">Glenn Head</a> (USA- New York City) <br />Danny Hellman (USA- New York City) <br /><a href="paulhornschemeier">Paul Hornschemeier</a> (USA- Chicago) <br />Ian Huebert (USA- San Francisco) <br /><a href="kaz">Kaz</a> (USA- Los Angeles) <br /><a href="michaelkupperman">Michael Kupperman</a> (USA- New York City) <br />Mats!? (USA- Oakland, CA) <br />Fanny Micha&euml;lis (France) <br />James Moore (USA- New York City) <br />Tom Neely (USA- Los Angeles) <br /><a href="marknewgarden">Mark Newgarden</a> (USA- New York City) <br />Paul Nudd (USA- Chicago) <br />Onsmith (USA- Chicago) <br />Emelie &Ouml;stergren (Sweden) <br />Paul Paetzel (Germany) <br />David Paleo (Argentina) <br />Bruno Richard (France) <br />Martin Rowson (United Kingdom) <br /><a href="olivierschrauwen">Olivier Schrauwen</a> (Belgium) <br />Stephen Schudlich (USA- Detroit) <br /><a href="rsikoryak">Robert Sikoryak</a> (USA- New York City) <br />Brecht Vandenbroucke (Belgium) <br />Wouter Vanhaelemeesch (Belgium) <br /><a href="jonvermilyea">Jon Vermilyea</a> (USA- New York City)</p> <p>And original essays by: <br />-Jeet Heer (Canada), on S. Clay Wilson <br />-<a href="boblevin">Bob Levin</a> (USA- Berkeley, CA), on The Adventures of Phoebe Zeit-Geist by Michael O&rsquo;Donoghue and Frank Springer <br />-Ken Parille (USA- Greenville, NC), on humor in the work of Steve Ditko <br />-Ryan Standfest (USA- Detroit), on Al Feldstein and &ldquo;sick&rdquo; humor at E.C. + interview with Al Feldstein</p> <p>And a text by: <br />Roland Topor (France), 100 Good Reasons To Kill Myself Right Now, translated into English for the first time by Edward Gauvin</p> mike Stephane Blanquet Robert Goodin Paul Hornschemeier Olivier Schrauwen Michael Kupperman Mark Newgarden Kaz jon vermilyea Ivan Brunetti good deeds Glenn Head Bob Levin Al Columbia Fantagraphics Is Looking for a few Good NANCY Boys!;show=Fantagraphics-Is-Looking-for-a-few-Good-NANCY-Boys.html&amp;Itemid=113 <p><img src="images/flog/kim/nancy-430102.jpg" alt="" /> </p><p>&nbsp;...Or girls, for that matter.</p><p>As work progresses on our first volume of Ernie Bushmiller&#39;s NANCY (yes, it&#39;s late, we admit it), collecting 1942 through 1945, we belatedly realize that our source for most of the strips is missing the first year. Oops. So we are sending out the plea to NANCY collectors: If you have clippings for 1942&#39;s NANCY daily strips, we would love to hear from you. (For that matter, as we are missing a handful of strips from 1943-1945, and some of the ones we do have are a little rough around the edges in terms of repro quality, if you have ANY NANCY tearsheets from this period...)</p><p>Contact editor Kim Thompson at (and yes, we are in contact with the Ohio State Library, but even they have significant holes in their NANCY run) &mdash; and be sure to pass on this plea to anyone else you think might have contacts, message boards, what have you. NANCY fans unite!</p><p>If we can&#39;t get our hands on the elusive 1942 we&#39;ll probably just switch the first volume to 1943 through 1946 (we do have all of 1946) and get back to 1942 in the future when we&#39;ve had more time to dig, dig, dig for source material.</p><p>In other NANCY news, the much-anticipated HOW TO READ NANCY by <a href="paulkarasik">Paul Karasik</a> and <a href="marknewgarden">Mark Newgarden</a> has unfortunately been delayed &#39;til next Summer or Fall, as Paul and Mark have been vastly expanding the contents with additional images, additional interviews, additional research, and additional fact-checking. This will be a completely mind-blowing book when it is finished, so we ask that eager fans adopt a Bushmiller-like serenity and it&#39;ll be there before you can say &quot;three rocks.&quot;</p> kimt Paul Karasik Mark Newgarden Ernie Bushmiller Coming Attractions Daily OCD: 7/15/10;show=Daily-OCD-7-15-10.html&amp;Itemid=113 <p>Online Commentary &amp; Diversions:</p><p><a href="weathercraft"><img src="components/com_virtuemart/show_image_in_imgtag.php?filename=71b8c7cee9ab8f172b80438f9c605f45.jpg&amp;newxsize=145&amp;newysize=&amp;fileout=" border="0" alt="Weathercraft" title="Weathercraft" width="145" height="199" /></a> </p><p>&bull; Review: &quot;In <a href="weathercraft">Weathercraft</a>, his first foray into graphic-novel territory, Seattle denizen Jim Woodring employs his repertory troupe of ambiguous, liminal characters &mdash; Frank, Manhog, Pupshaw, and Pushpaw &mdash; to tell the kind of Pilgrim&#39;s Progress tale that David Lynch might have conjured up if he were a cartoonist. ... Impermanence, the conundrum of physical senses that guide and ensnare at the same time, the challenge of a rational response to an irrational universe &mdash; all this and more await the returning fan or the open-minded acolyte in Woodring&#39;s best work yet. And for an artist of his caliber, that&#39;s saying something.&quot; &ndash; Damian Van Denburgh, <a href="" target="_blank">Critical Mob</a></p><p><a href="dungeonquest1"><img src="components/com_virtuemart/show_image_in_imgtag.php?filename=b12257a41f3d25ab00bb8abd0b91bfaa.jpg&amp;newxsize=145&amp;newysize=&amp;fileout=" border="0" alt="Dungeon Quest, Book 1 [Pre-Order]" title="Dungeon Quest, Book 1 [Pre-Order]" /></a> </p><p>&bull; Review: &quot;Loaded with hipster irony, profanity and long digressive conversations, it&rsquo;s a loving tribute to half-repudiated childhood pleasures. ... At times, <a href="dungeonquest1">Dungeon Quest</a> captures the anything-goes wanderlust of Calvin &amp; Hobbes &mdash; if Calvin&rsquo;s fantasies were real, set in rundown Los Angeles neighborhoods and loaded with swearing.&quot; &ndash; Jason Thompson, <a href="" target="_blank">The Comics Journal</a></p><p><a href="werewolves"><img src="components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/0474241edfb4a1672e17415e8749ab20.jpg" border="0" alt="" width="145" height="224" /></a> </p><p>&bull; Review: &quot;The relationship stuff all rings true, and when it gets weird at the end, it doesn&rsquo;t seem random and arbitrary, and that&rsquo;s a difficult trick to pull off. ... I found <a href="werewolves">Werewolves [of Montpellier]</a> to be a delightful read; no profound life lessons were learned, but Jason&rsquo;s storytelling is first-rate and life lessons are overrated anyway.&quot; &ndash; Johnny Bacardi, <a href="" target="_blank">Popdose</a></p><p>&bull; Reviewer: <a href="" target="_blank">On his blog</a>, Jason reviews the film L&eacute;on Morin, pr&ecirc;tre </p><p><a href="abandonedcars"><img src="images/stories/books/bookcover_abcasc.gif" border="0" alt="Abandoned Cars [Softcover Ed. - Pre-Order]" title="Abandoned Cars [Softcover Ed. - Pre-Order]" width="145" height="198" /></a> </p><p>&bull; Review: &quot;Deep within the barroom psychosis, Lane looks into the abyss and thinks about spitting into it. The drive that leads to destruction can also be a powerful and satisfying personal experience. While each story in <a href="abandonedcars">Abandoned Cars</a> ties together in a thick knot of dread, the best story sees Lane go on a blatantly autobiographical adventure, and head out for an adventure by jumping on trains.&quot; &ndash; Bob Temuka, <a href="" target="_blank">The Tearoom of Despair</a> </p><p><img src="images/flog/mike/201007/how-to-read-nancy-cov.jpg" alt="How to Read Nancy" width="145" height="135" /> </p><p>&bull; Plugs: <a href="" target="_blank">Library Journal</a>&#39;s latest Graphic Novels Prepub Alert spotlights our November releases How to Read Nancy by <a href="paulkarasik">Paul Karasik</a> &amp; <a href="marknewgarden">Mark Newgarden</a>, Safe Area Gorazde: The Special Edition by <a href="joesacco">Joe Sacco</a>, and Unlovable: The Complete Collection by <a href="estherpearlwatson">Esther Pearl Watson</a> </p> mike Tim Lane reviews Paul Karasik Mark Newgarden Joe Sacco Joe Daly Jim Woodring Jason Esther Pearl Watson Ernie Bushmiller Daily OCD Coming Attractions Nancy collectors: we need you;show=Nancy-collectors-we-need-you.html&amp;Itemid=113 <p><img src="images/flog/mike/201007/nancythetimeisnow.jpg" alt="Nancy - Ernie Bushmiller" width="425" height="282" /> </p><p>More specifically, <a href="paulkarasik">Paul Karasik</a> and <a href="marknewgarden">Mark Newgarden</a> need help tracking down scans of tearsheets for several Nancy strips for inclusion in the forthcoming standalone expanded edition of How to Read Nancy:</p><p>NANCY 6/ 29/55<br />NANCY &nbsp;8/8/59<br />DEBBIE (AKA LITTLE DEBBIE) by Cecil Jensen 6/ 27/ 55<br />FRITZI RITZ 12/31/30<br />Any examples of pre-1925 work by Bushmiller<br />Any MAC THE MANAGER strips (1924)</p><p>And, of course, Nancy&#39;s first appearance : Fritzi Ritz&nbsp;1/2/33</p><p>Complete details and contact information are at <a href="" target="_blank">Stripper&#39;s Guide</a>. Image ganked from <a href="" target="_blank">&iexcl;Journalista!</a> </p> mike Paul Karasik Mark Newgarden Ernie Bushmiller Coming Attractions How to help with How to Read Nancy;show=How-to-help-with-How-to-Read-Nancy.html&amp;Itemid=113 <p><a href="marknewgarden">Mark Newgarden</a>, co-author with <a href="paulkarasik">Paul Karasik</a> of our forthcoming edition of How to Read Nancy, has put out a call for assistance (which I have swiped wholesale from <a href="" target="_blank">Comics Comics</a> but jeez, we&#39;re publishing the book after all): </p><p>There are a small handful of specific images that we are still seeking quality scans of.</p> <p>We are searching for hard copies (or high rez scans 350 dpi or higher) of the following:</p> <p>FRITZI RITZ&nbsp; 1/2/33</p> <p>NANCY 6/ 29/ 55</p> <p>DEBBIE (AKA LITTLE DEBBIE) by Cecil Jensen 6/ 27/ 55</p> <p>THE 1942 NANCY TERRYTOONS MOVIE POSTER</p> <p>We are also looking for additional photographs of Ernie Bushmiller; preferably in his studio (and/or related memorabilia). Please let us know what you have in your vaults!</p> <p>Of course all contributions will be fully acknowledged in the book and all lenders will receive a gratis copy&mdash;and a hearty handclasp!</p> <p>Anyone who can be of assistance, please contact Mark at mark (at) laffpix (dot) com.</p> mike Paul Karasik Mark Newgarden Ernie Bushmiller Coming Attractions Things to see: 2/1/10;show=Things-to-see-2-1-10.html&amp;Itemid=113 <p>In the spirit of &quot;show don&#39;t tell&quot; (and making my workday ever more complicated), I&#39;ve decided to break the &quot;Things to see&quot; category (comprising artwork and other visual goodies from the Fantagraphics roster of artists) from our Daily OCD posts out into their own posts, with images. Links will take you to original sources where full/larger images can be seen. These posts may not be daily depending on what&#39;s out there &mdash; for now they may be somewhat irregular until I figure out a good rhythm. Enough of my yammerin&#39;... </p><p><a href="" target="_blank"><img src="images/flog/mike/201002/gabrielle-bell1.jpg" alt="Gabrielle Bell" width="418" height="585" /></a> </p><p>&bull; <a href="" target="_blank">This blog by Tony Groutsis</a> features illustrations by <a href="gabriellebell">Gabrielle Bell</a> mostly, plus <a href="tomkaczynski">Tom Kaczynski</a> and other names the diligent comics reader might recognize </p><p><a href="" target="_blank"><img src="images/flog/mike/201002/luckyblog1.jpg" alt="New York - Gabrielle Bell" width="450" height="450" /></a> </p><p>&bull; Speaking of Gabrielle, <a href="" target="_blank">here&#39;s her new strip &quot;New York&quot;</a></p><p><a href=""><img src="images/flog/mike/201002/ch2_02.gif" alt="Jordan Crane" width="370" height="507" /></a> </p><p>&bull; On <a href="" target="_blank">What Things Do</a>, Part 2 of Chapter 2 of the story <a href="jordancrane">Jordan Crane</a> started in <a href="uptight3">Uptight #3</a> (got that?) </p><p><a href="" target="_blank"><img src="images/flog/mike/201002/babati.jpg" alt="Babati by Olivier Schrauwen" width="400" height="277" /></a> </p><p>&bull;&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Babati</a> by <a href="olivierschrauwen">Olivier Schrauwen </a></p><p><a href="" target="_blank"><img src="images/flog/mike/201002/girlknifewoods.jpg" alt="GirlKnifeWoods.jpg - Josh Simmons" width="327" height="400" /></a> </p><p>&bull; File name: <a href="" target="_blank">GirlKnifeWoods.jpg</a>, by <a href="joshsimmons">Josh Simmons</a></p><p><a href="" target="_blank"><img src="images/flog/mike/201002/rbvii05%20%28when%20god%20created%20man%29.jpg" alt="sketchbook - Anders Nilsen" width="400" height="263" /></a> </p><p>&bull; <a href="" target="_blank">Four sketchbook spreads</a> from <a href="andersnilsen">Anders Nilsen </a></p><p><a href="" target="_blank"><img src="images/flog/mike/201002/mess.jpg" alt="You&#39;re a Mess - Derek Van Gieson" width="314" height="400" /></a> </p><p>&bull; <a href="" target="_blank">New drawings</a> and <a href="" target="_blank">more new drawings</a> from <a href="derekvangieson">Derek Van Gieson</a></p><p><a href="" target="_blank"><img src="images/flog/mike/201002/mark.jpg" alt="mural by Mark Newgarden" width="320" height="180" /></a> </p><p>&bull; <a href="marknewgarden">Mark Newgarden</a> talks about his recent hamburger mural at <a href="" target="_blank">Comics Comics</a></p> mike Tom Kaczynski Things to see Olivier Schrauwen Mark Newgarden Josh Simmons Jordan Crane Gabrielle Bell Derek Van Gieson Anders Nilsen Daily OCD: 1/28/10;show=Daily-OCD-1-28-10.html&amp;Itemid=113 <p>A variety of Online Commentary &amp; Diversions:</p><p>&bull; List: <a href="" target="_blank">The Comics Journal</a>&#39;s R.C. Harvey names <a href="samsstrip">Sam&#39;s Strip</a> (&quot;because its spoof of comic strip cartooning is a joy to behold and because it has been so long awaited&quot;) and <a href="humbug">Humbug</a> (&quot;because, like Sam&rsquo;s Strip, we&rsquo;ve waited so long for a reappearance and because of the exquisite care Fantagraphics took in making the copies of the magazine&rsquo;s pages as exact as possible&quot;) as two of the Best Reprints of 2009</p><p>&bull; Review: &quot;...[T]he handful of short stories [in <a href="unclothedman">The Unclothed Man in the 35th Century A.D.</a>] represent great leaps in, or at the very least previously unseen examples of, [Shaw&#39;s] innovative approach to comics coloring, as well as some inventive storytelling techniques.&quot; &ndash; Christopher Allen, <a href="" target="_blank">Comic Book Galaxy</a> </p><p>&bull; Analysis: At <a href="" target="_blank">PopMatters</a>, Oliver Ho explores the resonances between Gipi&#39;s <a href="index.php?page=shop.product_details&amp;flypage=shop.flypage&amp;product_id=1192&amp;category_id=391&amp;manufacturer_id=0&amp;option=com_virtuemart&amp;Itemid=62">Wish You Were Here #2: They Found the Car</a> and the classic noir film Out of the Past: &quot;It&rsquo;s as though the story is trying to invert noir&rsquo;s cliches. For example, Gipi avoids flashbacks, where Out of the Past is built on them. In this respect, the comic feels like a distilled, even-harder-boiled noir story.&quot;</p><p>&bull; Links: <a href="" target="_blank">Love &amp; Maggie</a> concludes their exhaustive, annotated breakdown of the contents of <a href="tcj">The Comics Journal</a> #38 </p><p>&bull; Changes: Best of luck to frequent OCD link-ee Heidi MacDonald as The Beat <a href="" target="_blank">leaves the PW umbrella</a> and <a href="" target="_blank">goes solo </a> </p><p>&bull; Things to see: <a href="" target="_blank">More kids-book illustrations</a> by <a href="richardsala">Richard Sala </a></p><p>&bull; Things to see: I can certainly understand why <a href="kevinhuizenga">Kevin Huizenga</a> did <a href="" target="_blank">this particular piece of fan art </a> </p><p>&bull; Things to see: <a href="marknewgarden">Mark Newgarden</a> would gladly <a href="" target="_blank">paint a mural</a> for you Tuesday for a hamburger to-day (via <a href="" target="_blank">The Comics Reporter</a>) </p> mike The Comics Journal Richard Sala reviews Mark Newgarden Kevin Huizenga Ignatz Series Gipi Dash Shaw