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Category >> Renee French

Things to see: 4/20/10
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Things to seeSteven WeissmanRenee FrenchMarco CoronaLilli CarréKevin HuizengaJohnny Ryanjohn kerschbaumDerek Van GiesonDebbie DrechslerDaniel ClowesChris WareAndrice Arp 20 Apr 2010 3:59 PM

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Cartoon Boy - John Kerschbaum

Cartoon Boy - John Kerschbaum

• Catching up with the last two installments of The All-New Cartoon Boy Adventure Hour from John Kerschbaum — curse you, RSS-less ACT-I-VATE!

New Character Parade - Johnny Ryan

• Say it ain't so: the last New Character Parade strip by Johnny Ryan EVER!

Leon Beyond - Kevin Huizenga

• The new Amazing Facts and Beyond with Leon Beyond is brought to you by the letter F — what is it with Kevin Huizenga and that letter lately?

Fortune 500 - Chris Ware

• Our counterparts over at D&Q have the rejected (!!!) cover for the Fortune "500" issue by Chris Ware

Strand Bookstore  tote bag - Daniel Clowes

Dan Clowes fans & Strand Bookstore tote bag collectors alike are sure to be thrilled with the Strand's latest tote release; those in the overlap area of the Venn diagram may explode from excitement. It's pretty damn cute! Peggy's got a close-up of the art.

Marco Corona

Marco Corona's story for a comics anthology on the theme of art theft (I think; Google Translate has a little trouble with the Italian)

vultures - Debbie Drechsler

• I really like the composition of Debbie Drechsler's sketch of her neighborhood vultures

Don't Drink from the Sea - Lilli Carré

Don't Drink from the Sea - Lilli Carré

• Oh man, these little hand-bound silkscreened books (titled Don't Drink from the Sea) by Lilli Carré look so great — more pics at the link

weasel - Renee French

• Only Renee French knows whether this weasel is doing a jaunty dance or poised to scamper away — I vote the former

Stinckers - Steven Weissman

• That was fast — Steven Weissman's new series of Stinckers is almost ready to go to press already

display - Andrice Arp

Andrice Arp is gearing up for the Stumptown Comics Fest this weekend

Tales of Abstraction House - Derek Van Gieson

Derek Van Gieson takes us deeper into Abstraction House

Things to see: 4/19/10
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under toysTMNTThings to seeSteven WeissmanRoger LangridgeRenee FrenchMark KalesnikoKevin HuizengaJosh Simmonsjon vermilyeaJohnny RyanJohn HankiewiczHans RickheitGabrielle BellFrank SantoroDebbie DrechslerDame DarcyArcher Prewitt 19 Apr 2010 4:04 PM

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Home Early by Johnny Ryan

A new Vice comic by Johnny Ryan

Stinckers Series 3 - Steven Weissman

Steven Weissman's new series of Stinckers is taking shape

No Argument - John Hankiewicz

• On his Clip Joint blog John Hankiewicz says "My lithograph No Argument is part of the 30th Annual National Print Exhibition at Artlink Gallery in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The show, now open, runs until May 26th. More information here."

B 3 and 4 - Frank Santoro

• From Frank Santoro, what I can only assume are process pics of some color backgrounds using airbrush or spray paint... they're pretty, whatever they are

Dame Darcy witch craft kit

• Get yourself a Dame Darcy Witch Craft Kit for all your charm-casting needs

crow - Debbie Drechsler

Debbie Drechsler draws a fallen crow

Roosevelt Island - Gabrielle Bell

Gabrielle Bell re-runs her story "Roosevelt Island"

Allen Ginsberg toy box - Archer Prewitt

• It's Archer Prewitt's packaging design for Presspop's forthcoming Allen Ginsberg vinyl figurine

slugteeth - Renee French

• I don't imagine Renee French intends to remind us to floss, but that's what I'm getting here

F1 - Kevin Huizenga

This looks like it might be the cover to a new mini by Kevin Huizenga but maybe that's just wishful thinking on my part

Blond Girl in a Black Dress 2 - Mark Kalesniko

• "Blond Girl in a Black Dress 2 " by Mark Kalesniko

Bunnytown Justice! - Josh Simmons

Josh Simmons & Wendy Chin have been keeping the cute coming on the Quackers blog

Fred x Thor - Roger Langridge

• I'm super excited for Roger Langridge's new Thor series

Ectiopiary page 20 - Hans Rickheit

Dr. Spekulatius Visits - Hans Rickheit

Ectiopiary page 20 and "an ancient illustration" by Hans Rickheit

zine

Jon Vermilyea posts a teaser from his upcoming TMNT zine

Now in stock: Mome Vol. 18 - Spring 2010
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Tim LaneTed StearnT Edward BakRenee Frenchnicolas mahlernew releasesNate NealMomeLilli Carréjon vermilyeaJon AdamsJoe DalyIvan BrunFrank SantoroDerek Van GiesonDave CooperConor OKeefeBen Jones 14 Apr 2010 1:21 PM

Just arrived in our warehouse and ready to ship:

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

Add to CartMore Info & Previews

The multiple Harvey and Eisner Award nominee returns for its fifth year. With this issue, the series has now featured over 2000 pages of comics in its four and half years of existence (2109, to be exact), which may be a record for an English-language alternative comics anthology. This issue's cover is by Nate Neal, who delivers "The Neurotic Nexus of Creation," a 15-page explication of the creative process. MOME 18 also includes the first new comic in several years by Dave Cooper, as well as the MOME debuts of Tim Lane, Ivan Brun, Joe Daly, and Jon Adams. Also returning are MOME stalwarts Lilli Carré, Ben Jones, Frank Santoro, Jon Vermilyea, Nicolas Mahler, Ted Stearn, Renée French, Conor O'Keefe, Derek Van Gieson, and T. Edward Bak.

Download an EXCLUSIVE 15-page PDF excerpt (5.9 MB) with a page from every artist in the issue.





Things to see: 4/13/10
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Things to seeSteven WeissmanRenee FrenchPaul HornschemeierMark KalesnikoKevin HuizengaJohnny RyanGabrielle Bellfan artEllen ForneyDebbie Drechsler 13 Apr 2010 5:43 PM

Daily clips & strips, catching up from MoCCA weekend (again, more catch-up tomorrow) — click through for improved/additional viewing at the sources:

Go out, Glenn - Kevin Huizenga

• Unless there's some kind of Glenn Ganges/Leon Beyond crossover in the works I kind of think Kevin Huizenga might have posted this drawing on the wrong blog by mistake

Safe Hug! - Steven Weissman

Steven Weissman 's working on some more Stincker ideas

Love Note - Ellen Forney

• See Ellen Forney's latest artwork, a collaborative installation with Jake Fennell titled Love Note, at the Seattle Erotic Art Festival opening April 30; Ellen has more info and an interview at her blog

Prison Pit fan art - Cliff Chiang

Prison Pit fan art seems to be becoming a thing. Johnny Ryan posted another piece, this time by Cliff Chiang — it's a cross-company crossover!

superheroes - Paul Hornschemeier

• In a similar-ish vein, Paul Hornschemeier uses the announcement of Strange Tales 2 from Marvel as an excuse to post these glum-looking hero-types

Tina Fey/Liz Lemon - Paul Hornschemeier

• Also from Paul, this Tina Fey/Liz Lemon illustration for the WSJ (plus the original blue-line/inks)

angry squirrel - Debbie Drechsler

Debbie Drechsler has been sketching all kinds of local fauna, including grebes, a turtle, a hummingbird, a woodpecker and an angry squirrel

Manifestation - Gabrielle Bell

The S.C.U.M. Manifesto - Gabrielle Bell

The conclusion of Gabrielle Bell's "Manifestation" and, as a bonus, the cover of her fictional adaptation of The S.C.U.M. Manifesto from the story at The Hypothetical Library

Blond Girl in a Black Dress - Mark Kalesniko

• "Blond Girl in a Black Dress" by Mark Kalesniko

mask 3 - Renee French

This is a highlight of the last few days' artblogging from Renee French; the Lego alleyway is another

Things to see: 4/5/10
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videoUsagi YojimboThings to seeSteven WeissmanStan SakaiRenee FrenchMarco CoronaJosh SimmonsJohnny RyanJohn HankiewiczHans RickheitGary PanterFrank SantoroFantagraphics history 5 Apr 2010 5:59 PM

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• Via the Family blog, Gary Panter draws a chalk mural (YouTube link)

ghosts - Steven Weissman

 A bunch of g-g-g-ghosts in development by Steven Weissman

Venice - John Hankiewicz

Sketchbook page by John Hankiewicz

Frank Santoro

• Some kind of stuff in progress by Frank Santoro

Usagi Yojimbo No. 37 cover version - Carla Rodrigues

• An old Fantagraphics issue of Usagi Yojimbo gets the Covered treatment by Carla Rodgrigues

Dog Boy - Steve Lafler

Steve Lafler's 1980s Fantagraphics series Dog Boy is being serialized at CO2 Comics

Merits of Satan - Marco Corona

• Google translates the title of this Marco Corona story excerpt as "Merits of Satan" (very NSFW)

Prison Pit fan art

Johnny Ryan presents a bit of Prison Pit fan art by Markus Toivonen

h day girl fall - Renee French

Double whoa from Renee French

Quackers - Josh Simmons

• Make way for Josh Simmons & Wendy Chin's Quackers

Ectopiary - Hans Rickheit

Cochlea and Eustachia - Hans Rickheit

Hans Rickheit's Ectopiary page 18, plus another unpublished Cochlea & Eustachia strip

Things to see: 4/2/10
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Tim LaneTim HensleyThings to seeSteve BrodnerRenee FrenchJohnny Ryan 2 Apr 2010 5:22 PM

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Wally Gropius animated - Tim Hensley

• Wally Gropius gets animated by Tim Hensley — I had't previously noticed the floppy ascot action

Belligerent Piano - Tim Lane

Belligerent Piano - Tim Lane

• The fourth and fifth installments of Tim Lane's Belligerent Piano

tub - Renee French

• I love it when Renee French takes these lo-fi snapshots of her sketches

militia guy - Steve Brodner

Steve Brodner's latest — it seems I've been missing a lot of his stuff because I've been following the wrong feed, so there's lots to catch up on

Dave Borg

Johnny Ryan presents The Lighter Side of Being an Unstoppable Killing Machine

Things to see: 3/31/10
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Things to seeThe Comics JournalSteven WeissmanRenee FrenchPaul HornschemeierMomeJon AdamsFrank Santoro 31 Mar 2010 2:54 PM

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Cold Heat layout - Frank Santoro

• At the Cold Heat blog, Frank Santoro (shown) and Ben Jones's layouts for the story in Mome 18

Green Day - Paul Hornschemeier

Paul Hornschemeier's Green Day-on-Broadway illustration (and original line art) for his weekly WSJ spot

Look Out for Big Della - Steven Weissman

• At What Things Do, the concluding half of "Look Out for Big Della" from White Flower Day by Steven Weissman

fat bunny - Renee French

• Too many creme eggs? How could I not post a fat bunny by Renee French?

Truth Serum - Jon Adams

• Now that Jon Adams is going to be in Mome I should start featuring his webcomic Truth Serum (and his new weekly strip Friendship Town for the San Francisco Chronicle when that starts showing up — via Robot 6)

Swashbuckling Robots - Rik Livingston

• Our own Jason T. Miles came across this gallery of original vintage Comics Journal spot illustrations by Rik (a.k.a. Rick, a.k.a. Doc) Livingston, such as the swashbuckling robots from issue #49 above... and they're for sale at very reasonable prices

Things to see: 3/30/10
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Things to seeRenee FrenchJohnny RyanAnders Nilsen 30 Mar 2010 3:29 PM

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Encyclopedia Brown - Johnny Ryan & Julia Wertz

More kids-book spoofs from the dream team of Johnny Ryan & Julia Wertz

gossip girl omg - Johnny Ryan

• Speaking of Johnny, he uploaded this E.T.-meets-Destro drawing without explanation

study for Yggdrisil - Anders Nilsen

Various sketch ephemera from Anders Nilsen

h day - Renee French

Renee French celebrates 2 years of daily art-blogging today and the world reaps all the reward

Things to see: 3/29/10
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Things to seeSteven WeissmanRenee FrenchOriginal ArtNoah Van SciverMark KalesnikoKevin HuizengaHans RickheitGabrielle BellDerek Van GiesonDame Darcy 29 Mar 2010 2:44 PM

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Zombie Jesus - Dame Darcy

Dame Darcy is selling framed original spot illustrations from Frightful Fairytales in her Etsy shop for crazy cheap (if they're not already all sold). How can you resist Zombie Jesus?

Amazing Facts and Beyond with Leon Beyond - Kevin Huizenga

Amazing Facts and Beyond with Leon Beyond keeps bubbling along with Kevin Huizenga's latest

Rocky - Renee French

• Thank goodness Renee French is giving the teeth a rest — this guy's name is Rocky

Ectiopiary - Hans Rickheit

Cochlea & Eustachia - Hans Rickheit

• From Hans Rickheit, page 17 of Ectopiary and another unpublished Cochlea & Eustachia strip

Whiskey Is the Key Says Me - Derek Van Gieson

• All those nutty Derek Van Gieson pages I've been posting here lately? They're part of his self-published Whiskey Is the Key Says Me, available at the MoCCA fest in a couple weeks

Noah Van Sciver draws the Twiztid show

• What it says on the tin: Noah Van Sciver depicts scenes from a juggalo concert for the Denver Westword

peanut butter & jelly ice cream sandwiches

Steven Weissman's peanut butter & jelly ice cream sandwiches and the illustrated tags thereof (I sure hope he's not kidding about that recipe book)

Lucky - Gabrielle Bell

• The continuation of Gabrielle Bell's new Lucky story "Manifestation"

sketch - Mark Kalesniko

• "Red Haired Girl in a Pattern Vest" by Mark Kalesniko

Things to see: 3/24/10
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Things to seeRenee FrenchOlivier SchrauwenLaura ParkJohnny RyanDrew Friedman 24 Mar 2010 4:27 PM

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The Bowery Hillbillies - Drew Friedman

• "The Bowery Hillbillies" — Drew Friedman's cover illo for this week's New York Observer

Post #2 for Picturebook Report

Laura Park continues her Geek Love illustrations at Picture Book Report

Johnny Ryan / Nick Gazin

• Almost missed these Johnny Ryan/Nick Gazin jam comics at Vice (thanks Sean T. Collins)

Olivier Schrauwen

Presented without context by Olivier Schrauwen

not thewlis 7 - Renee French

Renee French's mouth drawings continue to skeeve me out, yet I can't look away

Big Della - Steven Weissman

• At What Things Do , read the first part of "Look Out for Big Della," excerpted from Steven Weissman's White Flower Day