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We've been posting these as we've found them, but here's a (slightly OCD) alphabetical list of Fantagraphics titles and whose year-end lists that they've appeared on, for your handy reference. (Links will continue to be added as we find them.) Rankings appear in parentheses; no number means the list was unranked:
Abandoned Cars by Tim Lane
Bottomless Belly Button by Dash Shaw
Deitch's Pictorama by the brothers Deitch
Daddy's Girl by Debbie Drechsler
The Education of Hopey Glass by Jaime Hernandez
Explainers by Jules Feiffer
Ganges #2 by Kevin Huizenga
The Lagoon by Lilli Carré
Love and Rockets: New Stories #1 by The Hernandez Brothers
Mome Vol. 12
Most Outrageous: The Trials and Tespasses of Dwaine Tinsley and Chester the Molester by Bob Levin
The Number 73304-23-4153-6-96-8 by Thomas Ott
Popeye Vol. 3: "Let's You and Him Fight!" by E.C. Segar
Strange and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko by Blake Bell
Tales Designed to Thrizzle #4 by Michael Kupperman
Where Demented Wented: The Art and Comics of Rory Hayes
Willie & Joe: The WWII Years by Bill Mauldin
Check out Joseph Remnant's cartoon appreciation of Rebel Visions: The Underground Comix Revolution 1963-1975 by Patrick Rosenkranz, as published in the July 2008 issue of Arthur magazine, now available to read online.
• Comic Book Resources concludes their "Best 100 Comics of 2008" countdown: Part III ranks Ganges #2 by Kevin Huizenga at #51 and Bottomless Belly Button by Dash Shaw at #41; Part V has Love and Rockets: New Stories #1 by the Hernandez Brothers at #20
• In their "Nexus Graphica" column for The SF Site, Rick Klaw and Mark London Williams include the following titles on their "top ten graphic novel or comics-related publications lists": The Number 73304-23-4153-6-96-8 by Thomas Ott, Strange and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko by Blake Bell, and Rebel Visions by Patrick Rosenkranz (Mark's #1)
• J. Caleb Mozzocco's top-ten list of "The Best Comics of 2008" includes Bottomless Belly Button and Jason's The Last Musketeer, with Pocket Full of Rain on the long list
• The Village Voice "Pulp Fictions" column names Bottomless Belly Button and Where Demented Wented: The Art and Comics of Rory Hayes two of "The Best of 2008"
• Look, a groovy mid-'90s Fantagraphics house ad from J.R. Williams
• Link of the Month and Possibly the Year: "The book seems to have been done tongue in cheek... However I am posting this as serious as I want as many as possible to avoid this time in Earth's history."
Patrick Rosenkranz sent me this pic from his recent lecture in Chicago. The young woman in the pic is one of our favorite interns of the last several years, Shelley Dodson. Shelley came for the talk and now she's been Flogged! You can never escape us completely, Shelley.
Patrick Rosenkranz, comix historian and the author of the comprehensive tome Rebel Visions: The Underground Comix Revolution 1963-1975, will give a lecture about R. Crumb's work and the trangressive movement that it helped define, at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia next Wednesday, Sept. 17. The lecture is in conjunction with "R. Crumb's Underground," which opened last Friday and continues through Dec. 7 at the Institute of Contemporary Art (118 South 36th Street, Philadelphia) after previous stints in Seattle and California.
Rosenkranz will also appear at Robin's Bookstore in Center City at noon on Sept. 17th.
The new issue of the always-worth-checking-out issue of Arthur Magazinefeatures a pretty great three-page review of the new expanded and redesigned softcover edition of Patrick Rosenkranz's Rebel Visions, executed in comics form by Joseph Remnant, a very talented young cartoonist I expect we'll be hearing more of. The mag is available for free all over the place, but you can also read a 2-part, downloadable PDF version available on their homepage. The strip starts on page 21 of the first PDF and page one of the second.
Hot on the heels of the release of the new edition of Rebel Visions: The Underground Comix Revolution 1963-1975 by Patrick Rosenkranz, we are pleased to present these multimedia features relating to the book. All items are courtesy the author.
Below, a promotional video trailer for the original hardcover edition, produced by the author in 2003, featuring video and audio interviews with Gilbert Shelton, R. Crumb, Rick Griffin, Spain Rodriguez, Robert Williams and Justin Green:
The following video presents footage of a book signing and reading, in conjunction with an exhibit of original Underground comic art, held at the CounterMedia bookstore in Portland, Oregon on December 20, 2002:
In this audio file, Patrick Rosenkranz is interviewed on the CBC Radio 2 program "Brave New Waves" in May, 2003. Click here to download the 17.19 MB MP3 (approx. 50 minutes in duration). The audio can also be streamed on this page, which archives all three of these features (please use that address if linking from your own site).
Now available in a newly designed and affordable softcover edition! This is a provocative chronicle of the guerilla art movement that changed comics forever. This comprehensive book follows the movements of 50 artists from 1967 to 1972, the heyday of the underground comix movement. Through interviews with the participants and other materials, Rebel Visions is the most intimate look ever at the people and events that forged the phenomenon known as underground comix, from New York to San Francisco, from the corn belt to deep in the heart of Texas, beginning that day in 1968 when R. Crumb debuted ZAP #1 from a baby carriage on Haight Ashbury Street. Rosenkranz has spent over 30 years researching this book and acquiring the cooperation of every significant underground cartoonist who worked throughout this period, including Crumb, Gilbert (Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers) Shelton, Bill (Zippy) Griffith, Art (Maus) Spiegelman, Jack Jackson, S. Clay Wilson, Robert Williams, and many more. The book is illustrated with many never-before-seen drawings by all of the underground cartoonists and exclusive photographs.
The book is centered in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury district, where Crumb and the rest of his Zap cronies commingled with the rest of the city’s counter-cultural scene, notably musicians like the Grateful Dead and Janis Joplin. The counterculture was omnipresent in San Francisco for those few years, with underground tabloids like Yellow Dog and the San Francisco Oracle steering the zeitgeist out-of-control, along with the music, political, and psychedelic drug scenes, all of which found a group of unlikely revolutionaries who drew cartoons right at the epicenter. This is the definitive book on a memorable and historic era, available for the first time in paperback in this newly designed, expanded and revised edition.
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