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Category >> Richard Sala

Richard Sala's complete Unmasked
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Richard Sala 29 Oct 2010 1:05 PM

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Richard Sala has posted his final "Unmasked" Halloween portrait, so now you can browse the entire spooky set! He's collected them into groups on Flickr — group 1, group 2, group 3, group 4 — and you can also see them individually on his Here Lies Richard Sala blog. Nobody does the creepy monster faces like Richard!

A Happy Halloween Treat: Eye Candy!
Written by Larry Reid | Filed under Stephane BlanquetrockRichard SalaJaime HernandezFantagraphics BookstoreeventsDavid BCharles Burns 28 Oct 2010 1:07 PM

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Visitors to the Charles Burns appearance this Saturday evening at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery are in for a treat. Eye candy! While supplies last, we'll have free copies of Stéphane Blanquet's fabulous full color TOYS IN THE BASEMENT mini-comic, which includes a 2-page preview of THE LITTLEST PIRATE KING by David B. For indie music buffs we have a limited quantity of the scary 5-song "Haunted Fang Castle" CD by the sensational Spits, including an illustrated booklet by J. J. Rudisill. And our friends from Frontier Records dropped by with a stack of cool full-color vinyl stickers by Jaime Hernandez commemorating 30 years of pleasurable punk rock. [Hit the Frontier link above for a better look at Jaime's illustration – Ed.]

If that's not enough, with each purchase we'll be giving away free copies of Richard Sala's EVIL EYE comic book. All this and Charles Burns! A Halloween to remember.

Evil Eye - Richard Sala

Richard Sala's Unmasked
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Richard Sala 5 Oct 2010 1:22 PM

Unmasked - Richard Sala

Richard Sala has revealed a delightfully ghoulish new series of all-new artwork on his blog: "Unmasked" is a Halloween portrait gallery, inspired by old-time ads for monster masks, of the fiends and creeps who may be behind the "masks" (meaning the actual faces) of the people you see every day (including, perhaps, the one in the mirror)! Richard will be posting a new set of faces every Monday, Wednesday & Friday for the rest of October. The first installment is here; stay tuned to Richard's blog, and we'll be sure to alert you to future entries in our periodic "Things to See" posts.

Things to see: 9/29/10
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Wilfred SantiagoTony MillionaireThings to seeSteven WeissmanSteve BrodnerRoger LangridgeRichard SalaRenee FrenchRay FenwickPeanutsNoah Van SciverMarco CoronaMaakiesLaura ParkKevin HuizengaJordan CraneJoe KimballJim WoodringJim FloraJasonHans RickheitGabrielle BellDrew WeingDerek Van GiesonDebbie DrechslerDave CooperDash ShawDaniel ClowesAndrice ArpAnders Nilsen 28 Sep 2010 11:48 PM

Periodic clips & strips — click for improved/additional viewing and possible artist commentary at the sources:

Ibsen cover - Jason

Jason presents two cover illustrations: one for a biography of Henrik Ibsen, the other for a 1989 issue of a Norwegian fanzine (oh yeah, and the cover for his next Fanta collection What I Did is in there too)

I, Anonymous - Steven Weissman

Steven Weissman's latest "I, Anonymous" spot and some sketchbook pages here and here

Snoopy - Valerie Fletcher

Eightball 2 - Anthony Vukojevich

• A couple of witty recent entries on the Covered blog: Valerie Fletcher's version of The Complete Peanuts 1969-1970 and Anthony Vukojevich's take on Eightball #2

Dave Cooper

Dave Cooper gives a peek at a few of the 96 little drawings he's bringing on his West Coast book tour, with commentary

gut check - Jim Woodring

• An unpleasant new Jim Woodring panel

Jordan Crane

• The final part of Jordan Crane's "Chapter Two: Unraveling" at What Things Do

Dungeon - Drew Weing

• A bit of Dungeon fan art by Drew Weing 

"Greetings, stranger of the future. If you are reading this, it means the written word has survived, that the world of tomorrow still exists, and that for some reason my ramblings are still considered worth reading. My name is Mark Twain, and I write these words to you in the good old days of August 2010."

• A prose story from Michael Kupperman: "From the Newly Discovered Second Autobiography of Mark Twain"

Invisible Hands - Richard Sala

Richard Sala presents a whole bunch of production, concept, and storyboard art from his animated serial "Invisible Hands" from MTV's Liquid Television, in 4 installments (so far) here here here and here, with commentary

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• "Benemerenze di satana" by Marco Corona 

Jim Flora

• A woodcut illustration of Cincinnati (1941), an uncompleted sketchbook drawing (circa 1950) and a magazine proposal sketch (1956), all at the Jim Flora blog (with commentary from Irwin Chusid)

black phoebe - Debbie Drechsler

• A black phoebe and some ground squirrels from Debbie Drechsler's nature sketchbook, with commentary

San Diego - Gabrielle Bell

• It's part 8 of Gabrielle Bell's "San Diego Comic-Con Comicumentary"

Elijah Lovejoy November 7 1837 - Noah Van Sciver

Noah Van Sciver's historical strip "Elijah Lovejoy November 7 1837" part 1 and part 2

Let's Do Piriformis Stretches!

Laura Park gets anatomical with a how-to and a note to her doctor

rodents - Renee French

• From Renee French: hairy girl, fly with stick, dog, Ikea roof, guys (photo), baby, rodents, thing roofs

Daily Drawing 20 - Dash Shaw

Dash Shaw's Daily Drawing nos. 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 & 20

Truman vs. Obama - Steve Brodner

• Recent Steve Brodner sketches, with commentary, of Dinesh d'Souza, cowardly Karl Rove, the corpse of Harry Truman giving Obama what-for, and Truman's bones revisited

creepy cave - Kevin Huizenga

• It looks like Kevin Huizenga is sending Glenn Ganges on some kind of Hardy Boys adventure or something

Ackroyd - Roger Langridge

• I didn't know that Roger Langridge had done rejected cover comps for our Jules Feiffer novel reprints (one of which got canceled anyway)

sketchbook - Anders Nilsen

• New sketchbook pages from Anders Nilsen 

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Hans Rickheit's Ectopiary page 43; Hans also has a song for you

Enough Astronaut Blood to Last the Winter - cover - Derek Van Gieson

The cover to Derek Van Gieson's evocatively titled upcoming publication

Cluster of Tigers

• Tigers clustered and solo by Andrice Arp for an old Giant Robot art show

Process

• From Wilfred Santiago, page 91 of 21, plus process images for pages 120 & 121, and a postcard illustration

Maakies - Tony Millionaire

Two weeks worth of Tony Millionaire's Maakies

Work in progress (presumably) by Joe Kimball

Spots for Cottage Life Magazine

Recent spot illos by Ray Fenwick for Cottage Life Magazine

Things to see: 9/21/10
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Zippy the PinheadTony MillionaireTim LaneThings to seeSteven WeissmanSteve BrodnerStephen DeStefanoSergio PonchioneRoy CraneRichard SalaRenee FrenchNoah Van ScivermerchMatthias LehmannMark KalesnikoMaakiesLilli CarréLaura ParkKim DeitchJosh SimmonsJordan CraneJim WoodringJim FloraJasonHans RickheitGabrielle BellFrank SantoroEleanor DavisDerek Van GiesonDebbie DrechslerDash ShawDame DarcyBill GriffithAnders Nilsen 21 Sep 2010 3:10 AM

A lot of catching up to do with this batch of clips & strips — click for improved/additional viewing and possible artist commentary at the sources:

Zippy Comix iPhone app draft

Ping Pongs - Bill Griffith

• A couple of things Bill Griffith has recently shared on Facebook: the rejected first draft of the home screen for the Zippy Comix iPhone app, and a "lost" Wacky Packages design that Bill says is "almost sacrilegious"

The Photo Finish! - Kim Deitch

Dr. Hermes Retro-Scans presents "The Photo-Finish!", a 4-page Kim Deitch story from Corn Fed, 1972 (via ¡Journalista!)

Roy Crane sketchbook

• At Potrzebie, Bhob Stewart presents Roy Crane's 1920s Mexico sketchbook (via ¡Journalista!)

Look at Me - Jim Woodring

Jim Woodring presents "Spectacularly unpleasant goings-on from CONGRESS OF THE ANIMALS, page 60"

'Mazing Man - Stephen DeStefano

• It's Stephen DeStefano's 'Mazing Man redux (and seemingly feminized)

Matthias Lehmann

• From Matthias Lehmann, one more work-in-progress photo and, above, the finished product 

bubblegum cards - Jason

• From Jason: promotional "bubblegum cards"; a catalog cover (one of ours? I don't have them handy to check); and a book cover illustration (with a different take on the dog-headed figure)

I, Anonymous - Steven Weissman

• From Steven Weissman: a new "I, Anonymous" spot; new stuff on sale at Comic Art Collective; the cutest damn sidewalk chalk drawing ever; "School Spirits" & "Series 3" Stinckers

Silver Surfer - Frank Santoro

• From Frank Santoro: more Silver Surfer art; something titled Pompe11; "Postcard from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania" for Internazionale, with translation

Wax Wolf t-shirt - Dame Darcy

• A new batch of crafts & merch from Dame Darcy in her latest blog update

tiny buckwheat - Eleanor Davis

19 new illustrations by Eleanor Davis for a local organic farm newsletter and a letterpress print in the new edition of the Cloudy Collection

sketchbook - Richard Sala

A handful of vintage Richard Sala sketchbook pages

Belligerent Piano - Tim Lane

The latest installment of Tim Lane's Belligerent Piano

Mambo for Fonts

flornaments

Now available, a licensed Jim Flora font complete with "Flornaments" dingbats

Nuttalls woodpecker - Debbie Drechsler

• From Debbie Drechsler's nature sketchbook: woodpeckers, turtles, fungi, squirrels

Chicago Reader Fall Arts Guide 2010 - Lilli Carré

• From Lilli Carré: the cover of the Chicago Reader's Fall Arts Guide; animated loop drawings in progress, completed and projected

San Diego Comic-Con Comicumentary - Gabrielle Bell

Gabrielle Bell presents part 7 of her "San Diego Comic-Con Comicumentary" and her strip from the San Francisco Panorama

Pacer - Mark Kalesniko

• More AMC Pacer studies for Freeway by Mark Kalesniko, including action/disaster shots

Kid Factor - Sergio Ponchione

• A Sergio Ponchione illustration for a radio talent show (I think)

I'm Back - Noah Van Sciver

A message from Noah Van Sciver, plus an announcement and other updates, and an excerpt from his Lincoln story at Top Shelf 2.0

time is dragging on

Laura Park documents a day in the life with chronic back pain

Rickles - Josh Simmons

• From Josh Simmons: Rickles, swaying Quackers

otto - Renee French

• From Renee French: Bugatti toy photo, sculpt of slug masked girl, e's, Barry with stick, tongue mask, mitt dude, slug girl sketch, shadowy creature, turds, Otto

daily drawing 13 - Dash Shaw

Dash Shaw's Daily Drawings no. 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, & 14

Christine O'Donnell - Steve Brodner

Steve Brodner's latest newsmaker portraits with commentary: Marty Peretz, John Boehner, Christine O'Donnell, Hamid Karzai, Cantor Yosele Rosenblatt, Sarah Palin & Rupert Murdoch

The Great Gatsby - cover by Anders Nilsen

Anders Nilsen's Great Gatsby cover for Penguin UK, with preliminary studies; a car engine; and a portrait of Richard Brautigan

Ectopiary page 42 - Hans Rickheit

Hans Rickheit's Ectopiary page 41 & 42, plus a poster for The Bad Seed

concert poster - Derek Van Gieson

• A concert poster from Derek Van Gieson's archives

Maakies - Tony Millionaire

The latest Maakies from Tony Millionaire 

Cinefamily - Deep Red - Jordan Crane

Jordan Crane's cover illustration for the latest Cinefamily newsletter

A special preview of Richard Sala's The Hidden, plus a Sala sale!
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under sales specialsRichard SalapreviewsComing Attractions 9 Sep 2010 7:26 AM

The Hidden by Richard Sala

Richard Sala has created a blog with a special 13-page sneak peek at his upcoming graphic novel The Hidden, which is now available for pre-order. Originally scheduled for release this fall, the book is now slated for early next year. Richard apologizes for the delay and promises that this book will be a bit different than anything he's done before. Judging from the preview pages he's posted, it's going to be a doozy of a book!

The Hidden by Richard Sala - page 9

In an effort to keep your spine sufficiently tingled until The Hidden drops next year, all of Richard's in-stock books and comics are now at least 25% off for a limited time! Stock up on back issues of his comics series Evil Eye for just 99¢ each; meet the intrepid and enchanting Peculia; thrill to Mad Night, The Chuckling Whatsit and Maniac Killer Strikes Again!; and feast yourself on his acclaimed recent Ignatz Series serial Delphine — all at bargain prices for a limited time. And as if that weren't enough, many of Richard's books come with bonus bookplates signed by Richard as a FREE bonus!

Things to see: 8/31/10
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Wilfred SantiagoTom KaczynskiTim LaneThings to seeSteven WeissmanRichard SalaRenee FrenchPaul HornschemeierMark KalesnikoMarco CoronaLilli CarréLaura ParkJon AdamsJim FloraJasonHans RickheitGabrielle BellDerek Van GiesonBen Catmull 31 Aug 2010 10:53 PM

Periodic clips & strips, just under the wire (for the Pacific time zone anyway) — click for improved/additional viewing at the sources:

Cartoonists

• From Wilfred Santiago, a cartoon drawn for our 30th anniversary back in 2006

folk art house - Ben Catmull

A glimpse of Ben Catmull's current work in progress

Tellusalie - Jason

• From Jason: A 1981 cartoon; a couple of cover illustrations; a Mjau Mjau back cover painting; and I think "T.W." is Tom Waits

Truman Capote

Steven Weissman's Truman Capote strip re-redux

Home from the War - Richard Sala

Richard Sala presents selections from his Comic Art Collective offerings, including Peculia pinups and this 1991 illustration

Briganti page 7 - Marco Corona

The last page of Marco Corona's "briganti" story

Belligerent Piano - Tim Lane

• The latest installment of Tim Lane's Belligerent Piano

Bank Robbery detail - Jim Flora

• Speaking of thieves: a detail of Jim Flora's The Big Bank Robbery, circa mid-1960s

loop lady still - Lilli Carré

Lilli Carré presents a still from an animated loop drawing in progress; also, she announces that her short film Head Garden is part of a film program at Chicago's Lincoln Hall tomorrow/tonight (Sept. 1)

San Diego - Gabrielle Bell

• The fifth installment of Gabrielle Bell's San Diego Comic-Con Comicumentary features her ex Michel Gondry, nudity, and awkwardness

Pacer - Mark Kalesniko

• More AMC Pacer studies by Mark Kalesniko for Freeway

Dr. Huba & Mr. Moob - Paul Hornschemeier

Paul Hornschemeier's latest t-shirt design for his Forlorn Funnies Shirt Shop

the best song in the world

• A happy/sad Lewis comic by Laura Park 

Tag K - Renee French

• From Renee French: mitt guy, a stage, the cover to something called Tag K

Ectopiary page 39 - Hans Rickheit

Hans Rickheit's Ectopiary page 39

Devil Doll part 4 page 4 - Derek Van Gieson

• "The Devil Doll" part 4 page 4 by Derek Van Gieson, plus another Moomin parody strip

Isaac Cates - Tom Kaczynski

Tom Kaczynski draws comics scholar Isaac Cates, who returns the favor; Tom's also been writing a series of thought-provoking essays on comics on his Transatlantis blog, well worth reading

Jon Adams

• As seen on Boing Boing, it's Jon Adams's cereal-mascot mashup; plus a new Truth Serum strip

New Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition covers by Richard Sala, Ted Stearn & Killoffer
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Ted StearnRichard SalaKilloffer 20 Aug 2010 2:19 PM

Recently posted on Flickr by designer Paul Buckley (and brought to my attention by Richard Sala)...

Great ExpectationsRichard Sala:

great expectations front

great expectations full

The Canterbury TalesTed Stearn:

the canterbury tales front

the canterbury tales full

The Communist ManifestoKilloffer:

the communist manifesto front

the communist manifesto full

All beautiful! Looks like this latest round of Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions hits stores toward the end of October.

Things to see: 8/17/10
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Things to seeSteven WeissmanSteve BrodnerstaffSergio PonchioneRichard SalaRenee FrenchNoah Van SciverMatthias LehmannMark KalesnikoKevin HuizengaJosh Simmonsjohn kerschbaumJim WoodringJim FloraJim BlanchardJasonHans RickheitGabrielle BellFrank SantoroEsther Pearl WatsonDrew WeingDrew Friedman 17 Aug 2010 2:34 PM

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

Lady Rambo pages - Esther Pearl Watson

• On Facebook Esther Pearl Watson gave this glimpse at her new work-in-progress graphic novel, a "Lady Rambo" style action-adventure!

self-portrait - Jason

carrot - Jason

• A self-portrait circa late-1990s and another uncollected strip by Jason; also, he's blogging about the films of Audrey Hepburn, beginning with Funny Face

from Congress of the Animals - Jim Woodring

Jim Woodring presents "A matinee from CONGRESS OF THE ANIMALS"

Mickey & Val Rooney - Drew Friedman

Drew Friedman recounts an evening at Mickey & Val Rooney's variety show

Orangeproject - Sergio Ponchione

Sergio Ponchione did the album cover & interior art for the debut album by Orangeproject

Lincoln - Noah Van Sciver

Noah Van Sciver gives another glimpse at his book-in-progress The Hypo

Lewis and his many ways

• Deepest, sincerest condolences to Laura Park on the loss of her beloved and handsome cat Lewis

bun quak bun - Josh Simmons

Josh Simmons puts a Quacker between two Buns; also, Flexi-Quacker

colony - Renee French

• From Renee French: thumbnails, guys with mitts, something shadowy with maybe a bunny

Ectopiary page 37 - Hans Rickheit

Hans Rickheit's Ectopiary page 37

Cartoon Boy - John Kerschbaum

John Kerschbaum's Cartoon Boy wraps up his current adventure — mmm, that's good denouement

Matthias Lehmann

Matthias Lehmann updates his blog with nearly a dozen recent illustrations

Truman Capote - Steven Weissman

Steven Weissman takes another crack at that "Truman Capote" strip

collage - Frank Santoro

• Oh Frank Santoro. His latest cut-n-paste job is decidedly NSFW. "Marvel Team-Up" indeed

dollhouse - Dame Darcy

• Welcome to Dame Darcy's dollhouse — this and more in her latest blog update

Set to Sea - Drew Weing

Drew Weing's Set to Sea pages 124 & 125

A Feast for the Eyes - Richard Sala

Illustrated border and hand-lettering by Richard Sala for a written piece by Nick Tosches, 1996

untitled - Jim Flora

• An untitled Jim Flora painting from 1964

Amazing Facts and Beyond with Leon Beyond - Kevin Huizenga

• A new Amazing Facts and Beyond with Leon Beyond strip by Kevin Huizenga 

Laughing Squid postcard - Jim Blanchard

• Send Jim Blanchard your address and he'll happily send you one of these old postcards

San Diego - Gabrielle Bell

• Sexual harrassment and chocolate figure in part 3 of Gabrielle Bell's "Comic-Con Comicumentary"

Tina in a Polka-Dot Dress - Mark Kalesniko

Mark Kalesniko's third variation on "Tina in a Polka-Dot Dress"

Petanque - Steve Brodner

Steve Brodner presents a rejected New Yorker illustration

young slow loris

Our Talented Staff Dept: office manager Stephanie Hayes is now posting flora & fauna sketches at The Gentleman Scientist

Things to see: 8/10/10
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Tim LaneThings to seeSteve BrodnerRichard SalaRenee FrenchRay FenwickNoah Van SciverMark Kalesnikojon vermilyeaJohnny RyanHans RickheitGabrielle BellDrew WeingArcher Prewitt 10 Aug 2010 4:54 PM

Periodic clips & strips (slightly off schedule) — click for improved/additional viewing at the sources:

Jungle Bunny - Johnny Ryan

Johnny Ryan hits that cute/offensive sweet spot yet again with his jungle hero who is also a bunny (via Facebook)

Calvin and Hobbes by Jon Vermilyea

Jon Vermilyea's entry in David Ryan's Calvin & Hobbes-themed convention sketchbook

sketch - Jason

Balder - Jason

1990 sketchbook pages and a 1996 illustration by Jason 

Set to Sea - Drew Weing

Drew Weing's Set to Sea page 121

Ghastly Ones - Richard Sala

Richard Sala presents a selection of drawings from his book The Ghastly Ones

Belligerent Piano - Tim Lane

• The latest installment of Tim Lane's Belligerent Piano

San Diego - Gabrielle Bell

Gabrielle Bell continues her Comic-Con "comicumentary"

Tina in a Polka-Dot Dress - Mark Kalesniko

• From Mark Kalesniko, another version of "Tina in a Polka-Dot Dress"

Wookiee Wolverine - Noah Van Sciver

Noah Van Sciver is selling drawings to raise money for his West Coast tour with John Porcellino, including original Blammo pages or commissions like this Wookiee Wolverine

Ballad of the Lights - sleeve by Archer Prewitt

This 10" record of Allen Ginsberg & Arthur Russell from Presspop features jacket artwork by Archer Prewitt 

hagelbarger - Renee French

• From Renee French: black mountain, hagelbarger, bed, daisyy, rock

Abraham Foxman - Steve Brodner

Steve Brodner on the Golden Ticket to bigotry

Ectopiary page 36 - Hans Rickheit

Hans Rickheit's Ectopiary page 36

Dandelions

• A Ray Fenwick illustration for the Globe and Mail