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Daily links: 12/9/08
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Zak Sally, Tom Kaczynski, Tim Lane, The Comics Journal, Steve Ditko, Peanuts, Mort Walker, Love and Rockets, Los Bros Hernandez, Lilli Carré, Leah Hayes, Jaime Hernandez, Gilbert Hernandez, Dash Shaw, Daniel Clowes, Blake Bell, art shows, Anders Nilsen, Alexander Theroux
9 Dec 2008 12:58 PM
The 2008 Best-Of lists are rolling in fast and furious:
Bookmunch goes Fanta-crazy this week with reviews of by Dash Shaw ( Bottomless Belly Button "graphic novel of the year"), by Leah Hayes ( Funeral of the Heart "dazzling") and by Tim Lane ( Abandoned Cars "spirited")
counts the The Independent Love and Rockets reprints , Perla La Loca and Beyond Palomar among the best comics of the year Amor Y Cohetes
• Critic and commentator
Alan David Doane names by Jaime Hernandez his Graphic Novel of the Year; The Education of Hopey Glass by Tim Lane is his Debut of the Year; Abandoned Cars by Daniel Clowes is his Reissue of the Year; Ghost World: Special Edition by Blake Bell is tied for Comic Art Book of the Year; and 4 more of our titles are Other 2008 Titles of Note Strange and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko
names New York Magazine the #2 Graphic Novel of 2008, saying "Shaw's dysfunctional-family epic is so funny and engrossing we'd expect Oprah to pick it, but for all the graphic frog sex" Bottomless Belly Button
recommends The Globe and Mail for holiday gift-giving Strange and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko
From Steven Stwalley, here's photos of the "Hot Ink: Comic Art" show at the Minnesota Museum of American Art ( mmaa.org) that includes Zak Sally and Tom Kaczynski among others
In this video from Comicology.tv, Mort Walker talks about the history of the International Museum of Cartoon Art (look for our collection of Walker's Sam's Strip early next year)
talks to Lilli Carré about Publishers Weekly The Lagoon
also presents a 10-page excerpt from Anders Nilsen's soon-to-arrive PW Monologues for Calculating the Density of Black Holes
Wall Street Journal book critic and novelist Alexander Theroux Laura Warholic weighs in on The Paris Review Interviews, Vol. III
goes digging through back issues of The Beat , finds gold The Comics Journal
Daily links: 12/8/08
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Tim Lane, The Comics Journal, Steve Ditko, Robert Pollard, reviews, Popeye, Paul Karasik, Pat Moriarity, Miss Lasko-Gross, Mark Newgarden, Love and Rockets, Los Bros Hernandez, Linda Medley, Lilli Carré, Kevin Huizenga, Jules Feiffer, Humbug, Dash Shaw, Blake Bell, Bill Willingham, Bill Mauldin, Beasts
8 Dec 2008 2:03 AM
Holy figs, this daily link post looks like one of my weekly roundups of old:
takes a quick look at Robert Pollard's PopMatters Town of Mirrors
again, on Bill Mauldin's PopMatters Willie & Joe: The WWII Years
Iconoctlán examines (en Español; The Comics Journal #293 Google translation)
's lengthy roundup of coffee-table book holiday recommendations includes Bill Mauldin's Austin American-Statesman and Willie & Joe: The WWII Years by Blake Bell Strange and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko
wraps up the 2008 output of Robert Pollard, including NuVoid Town of Mirrors
• Did you know that if you buy the
Popeye the Sailor: 1941-1943 (Vol. 3) DVD set you also get an exclusive Popeye mini-comic we produced with a story from our upcoming Vol. 4 collection? Popeye Booksteve noticed
Chris Barat reviews Popeye Vol. 3: "Let's You and Him Fight!"
talks to Forward Miss Lasko-Gross for a profile of Jewish women cartoonists
looks at North Adams Transcript by Tim Lane Abandoned Cars
includes St. Louis Post-Dispatch , Abandoned Cars by Blake Bell, and Jules Feiffer's Strange and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko on its list of "Best Books of 2008: Graphic Literature" Explainers
reviews Beard by the Hernandez Brothers Love and Rockets: New Stories #1
is yet another French site looking at Tropismes (l'Appartement) by Dash Shaw ( Bottomless Belly Button Google translation)
Terri Torres is excited for the new issue of Linda Medley's Castle Waiting
• On the
USA TODAY Pop Candy blog, Whitney Matheson declares Lilli Carré's is the "Best book [she] read" last week The Lagoon
Mark Kaufman is looking forward to our collection Humbug
• Dustin Harbin's top 10 "Best Comics of 2008" includes
by Kevin Huizenga, Ganges #2 , and Popeye Vol. 3 Bottomless Belly Button
Here's video from Pat Moriarity's art opening at 108 Occidental Gallery in Seattle, with music from Pat and his son Jack
Bill Willingham looks back at Coventry
Wayno talks about contributing to our forthcoming collection of 1980s "New Wave" minicomics
On the Comics Comics blog, Mark Newgarden & Paul Karasik need your help in dating an Ernie Bushmiller Nancy strip
Dan Zettwoch discusses his contribution to Beasts! Book 2
reports on an exhibit of The Dallas Morning News Bill Mauldin cartoons at the 45th Infantry Division Museum in Oklahoma City
Mark Mattson compares our annual catalog favorably to the Sears Wish Book -- did you get yours?
has an exclusive excerpt from Blake Bell's book about Steve Ditko.
come back and buy
The following will be airing between 8pm and 9pm GMT on AUGUST 14th on the 'Clear Spot' on ResonanceFM.
Strip!: The Strange world of Steve Ditko James DC hosts a 1 hour special round-table discussion about the recent book Strange and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko, released by Fantagraphics books. James is in discussion with comic book artists and Ditko experts Steve Marchant, Mark Stafford and the author of the book, Blake Bell.
Strip! Special, 7pm - 8pm GMT, Thursday August 14th,
globally streamed HERE or listen in the UK on Resonance 104.4 FM (London).
The show will also be available for podcast/download a few weeks after airing
The First Post
has a free 12-page excerpt up of THE BOTTOMLESS BELLY BUTTON by Dash Shaw.
By the way, Fanta has just gone back to press on BBB, which we're thrilled about. I was thinking this morning that the two artists we've published of late with perhaps the most "heat" at the moment are Dash Shaw and Steve Ditko. Which then reminded me of Dash's unpublished Dr. Strange strip (see below), and inevitably led me to one conclusion: that really, Marvel Comics should give Dr. Strange to Fantagraphics. Marvel doesn't know what the fuck to do with him. Give him to us and we'll start an ongoing Dr. Strange anthology with new work by Los Bros, Dash Shaw, Daniel Clowes, Kim Deitch, and other longtime Ditko fans, and include reprints of the classic Ditko Strange as well. Joe Quesada, it is your moral duty to make this happen.
Blake Bell is the subject of Tom Spurgeon's weekly interview feature this morning
, and it might be the best (and longest) interview with Blake that I've read yet. If you like
, a must read.
Ditko Radio UK
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Steve Ditko, Blake Bell
24 Jul 2008 9:34 PM
Our pal James DC hosts a 1 hour special round-table discussion about Strange and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko. James talks with comic book artists Brendan McCarthy and Steve Marchant and the author of the book, Blake Bell.
The show premieres 5pm - 6pm GMT, Thursday 31st July on Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / Globally streamed at www.resonancefm.com
The show will also be available for podcast/download a few weeks after airing. Check www.resonancefm.com for more info. We'll do our best to remind you when it happens.
Blake Bell is taking readers "behind the scenes" of the production of his book, STRANGE & STRANGER: THE WORLD OF STEVE DITKO. There's a couple of interviews so far, and many more on the way - including scans of the entire notebook of Cat Yronwode's interview with Ditko's brother Pat back in 1983. Whoa!