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Nate Neal at Desert Island 9/30
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Nate Nealevents 22 Sep 2010 9:50 AM

Mome Vol. 20: Fall 2010 - Previews, Pre-Order
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videoTed StearnT Edward BakSteven WeissmanSergio PonchioneSara Edward-Corbettpreviewsnicolas mahlernew releasesNate NealMomeJosh SimmonsJeremy TinderDerek Van GiesonDash ShawConor OKeefeAidan Koch 20 Sep 2010 9:40 AM

Mome Vol. 20 - Fall 2010 - cover by Ted Stearn

Mome Vol. 20 - Fall 2010
by various artists; edited by Eric Reynolds

120-page color/b&w 7" x 9" softcover • $14.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-365-1

Ships in: October 2010 (subject to change) — Pre-Order Now

We have reached the landmark 20th volume of Mome. For those of you who read the box scores, that’s 5 years, 20 volumes, 72 artists, and 2,352 pages of comics.

Much is new in this anniversary volume. Fantagraphics' flagship anthology now boasts a new design courtesy of art director Adam Grano (who also chips in a few pages of art), and we have 4 other artists making their Mome debuts: Steven "Ribs" Weissman's haunting story "This Already Happened" makes its first appearance in print after being serialized at What Things Do; Sergio Ponchione provides a full-color prequel story to his acclaimed series Grotesque (translated from its appearance in Italy's Linus magazine); and we welcome Chicago stalwart Jeremy Tinder and Portland illustrator Aidan Koch to the fold with their new stories.

From our returning champions: another "Blind Date" from Dash Shaw; a forest fable from Sara Edward-Corbett; part 2 of "The White Rhinoceros" from Josh Simmons and The Partridge in the Pear Tree; the continuation of T. Edward Bak's "Wild Man," Derek Van Gieson's "Devil Doll," and cover-boy Ted Stearn's "Fuzz and Pluck in: The Moolah Tree" serials; another atmospheric Conor O'Keefe story; a star-studded story in verse from Nate Neal; and more autobiographical vignettes by Nicolas Mahler. It all adds up to another diverse and rewarding volume of this literary comics juggernaut.

Download an EXCLUSIVE 15-page PDF excerpt (4.3 MB) with a page from every artist in the issue, plus the Table of Contents.

Video & Photo Slideshow Preview (view in new window):

Coming Soon: Bargain Mome Mega-Bundle multipacks containing Vols. 16-20 and Vols. 11-20 will be available soon — stay tuned to Flog for updates!

Smoke Signal 6 is boss
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Tim LanePeter BaggeNoah Van SciverNate NealMichael KuppermanMartin CendredaKevin HuizengaKazjon vermilyeaGabrielle BellDerek Van Gieson 3 Sep 2010 2:57 PM

Smoke Signal 6

The new ish of Smoke Signal is out and it is a doozy! With contribs from Peter Bagge (that killer cover), Tim Lane, Gabrielle Bell, Michael Kupperman, Kevin Huizenga, Jon Vermilyea, Nate Neal, Noah Van Sciver, Derek Van Gieson, Martin Cendreda, our own Jason T. Miles, Kaz (back cover) and many more of our faves, this one is a must-get. Pick one up for FREE at Desert Island in Brooklyn, or order one here.

The Sanctuary by Nate Neal - Previews, Pre-Order
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videopreviewsnew releasesNate Neal 31 Aug 2010 8:33 AM

The Sanctuary by Nate Neal

The Sanctuary
by Nate Neal

208-page black & white 8" x 10" softcover • $22.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-388-0

Ships in: September 2010 (subject to change) — Pre-Order Now

In Nate Neal's first full-length graphic novel, the author explores the primal mysteries and sordid inner workings of a Paleolithic cave-dwelling tribe, creating an original "silent" reading experience by using symbols instead of words.

When a mysterious nomad girl is offered up as an item of trade, she seeks refuge by forming a tenacious friendship with the local cave-painter turned outcast. Together they set out on a dangerous mission to bring truth to their corrupt tribe with the help of their new discovery (via some psychotropic mushrooms): drawings that tell a story. Subsequently, they become enmeshed in the violent power struggles and sensual intrigues between the alpha males and alpha females.

In The Sanctuary, art, inspiration, and communication is in conflict with tradition and law, and then ovel dramatizes the moral imperative of man facing the truth even at the cost of his, and society's, lives.

Featuring its own delicately crafted Paleolithic language, The Sanctuary breaks new ground by bringing complex ideas to the page with primal immediacy and sophistication through Neal's adroit use of pantomime storytelling that provide many layers of symbolism and meaning. This is a darkly comic journey through a prehistoric re-imagining of art and comics.

Download an EXCLUSIVE 15-page PDF excerpt (1.5 MB). See more previews and exclusive bonus material at Nate Neal's The Sanctuary blog.

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Behind the scenes of the 2nd promo film for The Sanctuary by Nate Neal
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Nate Neal 30 Aug 2010 10:09 AM

Nate Neal, cavewoman

This would be hard to believe if there weren't the photos to prove it:

"Behind the scenes of the second promotional short film for the graphic novel The Sanctuary — filmed on location on the 63rd floor of the Empire State Building!"

Nate Neal, you nut!

Bookmark: The Sanctuary official blog from Nate Neal
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Nate NealComing Attractions 24 Aug 2010 8:57 AM

Lor Mok Kuri - Nate Neal

Make The Sanctuary blog your destination for previews and bonus material, like this exclusive story, from Nate Neal's forthcoming graphic novel of the same name.

Things to see: 7/2/10
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videoTim LaneThings to seeSteven WeissmanSteve BrodnerRenee FrenchPaul HornschemeierNoah Van SciverNate NealMarco CoronaKevin HuizengaJosh SimmonsJon Adamsjohn kerschbaumJohn HankiewiczJim FloraGipiGary PanterFrank SantoroDrew WeingDebbie DrechslerDame Darcy 2 Jul 2010 3:28 PM

Periodic clips & strips -- click for improved/additional viewing at the sources:

Set to Sea page 104 - Drew Weing

Set to Sea pages 104 and 105 from Drew Weing

Cartoon Boy - John Kerschbaum

• It's your all-new weekly installment of "Cartoon Boy" from John Kerschbaum

Amazing Facts and Beyond with Leon Beyond - Kevin Huizenga

Chopper

Focus - Kevin Huizenga

• Lots of Kevin Huizenga updates: a new Amazing Facts and Beyond with Leon Beyond strip, Fight or Run's Chopper at rest; and minicomic sketchbooks at New Construction (not to mention a peek at his new D&Q book)

I, Anonymous - Steven Weissman

• A heartbreaking "I, Anonymous " from Steven Weissman

Malliol 04 - John Hankiewicz

Sketches of sculptures by Aristide Maillol by John Hankiewicz

power lines - Frank Santoro

• A scene with power lines by Frank Santoro

wedding cake topper by Dame Darcy

• New crafts (including this vampire wedding cake topper) and photos from Portugal in Dame Darcy's latest blog update

"THEN, OUTA NOWHERE… Grunt. Shriek. Bash. Crash. Ook. Ook!"

• A new short short story from Gary Panter

The Warrant page 2 - Tim Lane

Belligerent Piano - Tim Lane

• A luscious new story page and this week's Belligerent Piano by Tim Lane

Mexican cityscape - Jim Flora

• A 1967 Mexican cityscape by Jim Flora

squirrels - Debbie Drechsler

Debbie Drechsler sketches squirrels

On Time - Paul Hornschemeier

• It's Paul Hornschemeier's new weekly t-shirt design for his Forlorn Funnies Shirt Shop — I can just hear the funky theme song

page - Noah Van Sciver

Noah Van Sciver is waiting on tenterhooks to hear if the story this page is from has been accepted for Mome (sorry Noah, I got no scoop)

flowers - Josh Simmons

Quackers silliness here and here and Randy Gander raunchiness here and here from Josh Simmons & cohort

swing - Renee French

• From Renee French: photo, platform, tire swing, hair rock

Steve Brodner's tribute to Sen. Robert Byrd

Madai - Gipi

Something new from a work in progress, an article for Il Post, and a video about the Mafia by Gipi

ADEXCHANGER.COM weekly strip

Nate Neal, payin' the bills

Marco Corona

Two illustrations by Marco Corona for Internazionale

Truth Serum - Jon Adams

• Two new installments of Truth Serum by Jon Adams

Things to see: 6/28/10
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Things to seerockNoah Van SciverNate NealMark KalesnikoHans RickheitEleanor DavisDrew WeingDrew FriedmanDebbie DrechslerDash ShawDaniel ClowesAnders Nilsen 28 Jun 2010 4:37 PM

Periodic clips & strips — click for improved/additional viewing at the sources:

scrap - Dash Shaw

Dash Shaw identifies this only as "scrap"

Mail Order Bride cover art - Mark Kalesniko

Mark Kalesniko presents the original art for the cover of Mail Order Bride

The Shame and Embarrassment - Noah Van Sciver

A short autobio strip from poor Noah Van Sciver

Beetle No. 01 - Renee French

• From Renee French: beetle, trap, trap

Ectopiary page 30 - Hans Rickheit

Page 30 of Hans Rickheit's Ectopiary; also, this is NSFW

Hollywood's Wildest Love Duos - Drew Friedman

• Why not go look at some Drew Friedman classics over at Golden Age Comic Book Stories?

Rebecca & Enid - Daniel Clowes

• Get a daily dose of Dan Clowes at Fuck Yeah Daniel Clowes

things to consider - Anders Nilsen

Anders Nilsen presents some things to consider

Elf Power - Eleanor Davis

• Two great things that go great together: Eleanor Davis artwork on the cover of the next Elf Power record, as revealed by Pitchfork — via Drew Weing

broken butterfly - Debbie Drechsler

Debbie Drechsler draws a broken butterfly

First Look: jacket for The Sanctuary by Nate Neal
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Nate NealComing Attractions 25 Jun 2010 3:44 PM

The Sanctuary - Nate Neal

Nate Neal reveals the jacket wraparound for his forthcoming graphic novel The Sanctuary, coming this Fall from Fantagraphics. Click for a larger view on Nate's Flickr page.

New Comics Day 4/21/10
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Tim LaneTed StearnT Edward BakRenee Frenchnicolas mahlerNew Comics DayNate NealMomeLilli Carréjon vermilyeaJon AdamsJoe DalyIvan BrunFrank SantoroDerek Van GiesonDave CooperConor OKeefeBen JonesBasil Wolverton 20 Apr 2010 11:52 PM

Shipping to comic shops nationwide (as noted by the comics cognoscenti quoted below):

The Culture Corner by Basil Wolverton

The Culture Corner
by Basil Wolverton

160-page full-color 9" x 6.75" hardcover • $22.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-308-8

Joe McCulloch at Comics Comics describes it aptly: "An interesting experiment in Golden Age of Reprints presentational engineering, this new 160-page landscape-format Fantagraphics hardcover collects all of the great Basil Wolverton’s crackpot daily advice strips as seen in the pages of Fawcett’s Whiz Comics, 1945-52, presented in comparison with Wolverton’s original pencil roughs for what looks like every installment." The Comics Reporter's Tom Spurgeon brings the basketball metaphor: "Who doesn't want to read as much Basil Wolverton as they can? He's not in the starting all-time five, but he gets a lot of playing time off the bench." At Comics Alliance Douglas Wolk declaims "Goofiness, history and process!"

Mome Vol. 18 - Spring 2010 - cover by Nate Neal

Mome Vol. 18 - Spring 2010
by various artists; edited by Eric Reynolds

128-page color/b&w 7" x 9" softcover • $14.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-303-3

Joe McCulloch at Comics Comics opines "The centerpiece of this Spring 2010 edition of the Fantagraphics house anthology is, without question, the return of Dave Cooper to comics" and of the other contributors says "That really is a nice lineup"; Tom Spurgeon of The Comics Reporter agrees that it "offers a super-strong line-up of creators." We can't disagree — you can see the full table of contents and samples from each contributor as part of our PDF excerpt.

So head on down to your local comic shop, but not before checking out the bountiful information and sneak peeks at the links above, and it's always a good idea to confirm availability beforehand.