|The Kurdles by Robert Goodin - Photoset Preview|
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60-page color 8.75" x 12" hardcover
Ships in: April 2015 (subject to change) — Pre-Order Now
In the spirit of Hergé's Tintin or Carl Barks' Uncle Scrooge, The Kurdles is an all-ages comic spiced up with a teaspoon of strange. Sally is a teddy bear who gets separated from her owner while on a drive in the country. Desperate to find her way home, she stumbles upon Kurdleton, home to a most peculiar group of characters in the midst of a crisis; their forest house has grown hair, eyes, and a mouth! The creatures work with their new friend to keep Kurdleton from growing legs and running away! Goodin, an animation industry veteran (American Dad, Rugrats), delivers a timeless classic in his debut graphic novel, introducing an unforgettable and charming cast of characters. Printed in an oversized format to showcase Goodin's stunning, hand-painted artwork, The Kurdles will capture the imagination of both parents and children.
Celebrate MoCCA Fest weekend with an incredible night of bleeding edge comics and cartoonists! Event poster by A. Degen. We'll see you there!
LOS ANGELES - This April, the one and only Secret Headquarters is hosting an art show and release party featuring watercolor pages from Robert Goodin's most excellent new comic, The Kurdles. The opening reception for the exhibition is on Friday, April 3rd at 7pm. The show will remain up from April 3rd-April 30th.
When Sally the bear gets tossed by her own owner, she finds herself helping a rag-tag group of characters when their house threatens to grow legs and leave! Reminiscent of The Brave Little Toaster or Herge's Tintin, The Kurdles is an all-ages comic spiced up with a teaspoon of strange and is presented in a beautiful, bande dessinnée-size-and-style hardcover.
At LA's hot comic shop, Secret Headquarters, Goodin will be selling original artwork the opening night of the show - FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY! It's too beautiful to believe:
Goodin, an animation industry veteran (American Dad, Rugrats), delivers a timeless classic in his debut graphic novel, introducing an unforgettable and charming cast of characters. Printed in an oversized format to showcase Goodin's stunning, hand-painted artwork, The Kurdles will capture the imagination of both parents and children.
3817 Sunset Blvd
Reception: Friday, April 3rd
Show up April 3rd-April 30th
Between the stunning watercolors and laugh-out-loud dialogue between characters, The Kurdles has immediately captured our hearts—especially those of us with wee ones. We're confident that this quirky little tale of a lost teddy bear will become a fast favorite.
You can pre-order The Kurdles now and expect it delivered to your doorstep by April!
Who or what are Kurdles? Are they man or beast—or something else entirely?
As it happens, Kurdles are the denizens of Kurdleton, and Sally the bear runs into them as she tries to find her way home after being separated from her owner. So begins this 60-page all ages tale, and we have here a 9-page, downloadable excerpt for your viewing pleasure. At a generous 8.75" by 12", the oversized format of The Kurdles allows you and your little ones to be fully immersed in the lush watercolor world that Robert Goodin has created, not to mention all the individual details that one can discover through rereadings.
You may not be familiar with the name Robert Goodin, but this is one artist you'll want to watch for if you haven't! We are beyond stoked to reveal the cover of Goodin's first full length graphic novel, The Kurdles. An all-ages story of an abandoned teddy bear and his adventures with an eclectic gang of forest denizens, The Kurdles will delight adult and child alike!
You can expect to see this beautiful cover at bookstores in late April, but we've got it up for pre-sale now! Give the gift of the joy of reading to your progeny—this book is destined to have well-worn pages from many rereadings.
Fell a little behind on my photo blogging but here are some sights from the floor at Comic-Con International yesterday:
Sweet Maggie ink! Jaime was impressed with this one (as were we all).
Dave McKean and his cool watch (and hey, it's Anthony Vukojevich, Mome vet Rob Goodin and Tom Neely in the background).
The dapper Mr. Shelton (and those guys again).
Monte Schulz dropped by to chat with Gary.
Somebody brought an old Who's Who in the DC Universe for Trina to sign the page with her Cheetah illustration. That lady's done it all!
Another DC character also made an appearance at the No Straight Lines signing. (At least I think that's Poison Ivy.)
Matt Groening showed off his pal Gary Panter's Dal Tokyo while Akbar & Jeff walked past in the background. Matt recounted for us how he helped save the strip from being dumped at the L.A. Weekly back in the 1980s by arguing that it's one of the greatest works of art of the 20th century.
Eric shows off Johnny Gruelle's Mr. Twee Deedle to Matt, who was particularly taken with Gruelle's "birds-eye view" strips in the book and walked away with it under his arm.
Shannon Wheeler was signing Oil and Water before he even had a chance to sit down.
Shannon joined Mark Kalesniko at the signing table.
Our homie John Roderick dropped by and picked up Significant Objects and the new softcover edition of Joost Swarte's Is That All There Is?, confessing that he'd love to have Swarte do the cover art for his next album.
By the way, my co-workers have photos & tales of their own that they'll be posting when they get back to the office... RIGHT GUYS?
In a hilarious concept devised by fellow Mome artist Robert Goodin, Fantagraphics artists, employees and friends celebrated the SDCC debut of Belgian cartoonist Olivier Schrauwen’s first American book The Man Who Grew His Beard by adding their own chins to the cover! (But, hey, where's Rob's beard in all of this?)
Fantagraphics is puttin' the "comics" back in Comic-Con as we head to San Diego this week with a slew of scintillating signings, almost two-dozen dynamite debuts, and a collection of comics sure to please any comics fan... and fill those enormous free tote bags they give away at the door.
First up, DEBUTS!
• Love & Rockets New Stories 4 by Los Bros Hernandez
Next up, SIGNINGS!
Thursday, July 21st:
Friday, July 22nd:
12:00 - 1:00 PM Wilfred Santiago / Bill Schelly
1:00 - 2:00 PM Joyce Farmer / Frank Stack
2:00 - 4:00 PM Paul Hornschemeier / Johnny Ryan
3:00 - 4:00 PM Esther Pearl Watson
4:00 - 5:00 PM Mark Kalesniko
4:00 - 6:00 PM Gilbert Hernandez / Jaime Hernandez / Mario Hernandez
6:00 - 7:00 PM Robert Goodin / Jon Vermilyea / Malachi Ward
Sunday, July 24th:
All the action awaits you at our usual spot, Booth #1718!
And don't miss our amazing PANELS! I won't get into all the details, because Mike did so earlier here on the FLOG, so click on the date to see our previously posted full rundown on each panel!
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Friday, July 22nd:
Saturday, July 23rd:
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