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Daily links: 12/19/08
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Willie and Joe, Tom Kaczynski, reviews, Peanuts, Mome, Michael Kupperman, Lilli Carré, Kevin Huizenga, John Pham, Joe Kubert, Ellen Forney, Daniel Clowes, Chris Ware, Charles M Schulz, Charles Burns, Bill Schelly, Bill Mauldin
19 Dec 2008 3:06 PM
reviews I Love Rob Liefeld by Lilli Carré The Lagoon
places Comic Book Resources' "Comics Should Be Good" by Michael Kupperman and Tales Designed to Thrizzle #4 by Kevin Huizenga at the #5 and #4 positions, respectively, on their "Top Ten Comics of 2008" Ganges #2
• They also mention
Ellen Forney and by Bill Schelly on a list of Man of Rock: A Biography of Joe Kubert "Top Ten Moments of Comic-Related Happiness in 2008"
Steven Stwalley features Tom Kaczynski and praises Mome
Bram Meehan puts this year's two major Bill Mauldin releases, our collection and Todd DePastino's biography Willie & Joe: The WWII Years A Life Up Front, in a shared #10 position on his "Top Ten Comics of 2008" (via ) TCR
, which published Mauldin's early cartoons, looks at The Oklahoman Willie & Joe: The WWII Years
gives straight As (two As and an A-) to The A.V. Club by Charles M. Schulz, The Compete Peanuts 1969-1970 by Daniel Clowes, and Ghost World: Special Edition by John Pham Sublife Vol. 1
This 2005 interview with Charles Burns and Chris Ware was found and blogged by Paul Hornschemeier
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 11:58 AM
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
NPR recommends Mark Kalesniko's to "see you through your turkey coma" Mail Order Bride
Kevin Church describes John Kerschbaum's as "sort of a Chuck Jones retelling of Petey & Pussy The Aristocrats"
looks at I Love Rob Liefeld by Kevin Huizenga Ganges #2
examines Pol Culture by E.C. Segar Popeye Vol. 3
looks at The Comics Reporter by Lilli Carré The Lagoon
might be calling Wart by Dash Shaw the best graphic novel of the year; the Bottomless Belly Button Google translation from French is a little confusing... but they certainly like it
Tom Kaczynski's "Doodle Dump"
This show includes Zak Sally and Tom Kaczynski and looks pretty darn good to me!
Yoda theme sketchbook I started last year at SDCC (riding Jacob's Ninja Turtle coattails) got 14 great new entries at Stumptown this past weekend. Here's Tom Kaczynski's contribution (completed graciously in the closing minutes on Saturday):
To see all the new ones, hit
Now in stock: Mome Vol. 11 - Summer 2008
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Tom Kaczynski, Ray Fenwick, Paul Hornschemeier, new releases, Nate Neal, Mome, Kurt Wolfgang, Killoffer, John Hankiewicz, Emile Bravo, Eleanor Davis, Dash Shaw, Conor OKeefe, Andrice Arp, Al Columbia
28 Apr 2008 1:27 PM
Mome Vol. 11 - Summer 2008 By various artists; edited by Gary Groth and Eric Reynolds
Vol. 11 of our acclaimed anthology series welcomes Killoffer, the acclaimed French cartoonist whose work has previously only been seen in the acclaimed collection
176 Apparitions of Killoffer. Killoffer delivers a new 12-page comic as well as front and back covers. MOME also features returning regulars Al Columbia, Kurt Wolfgang, Ray Fenwick, Eleanor Davis, Dash Shaw, John Hankiewicz, Emile Bravo, Andrice Arp, Tom Kaczynski, and Paul Hornschemeier. Plus, newcomers Conor O'Keefe and Nate Neal, as well as an interview with Ray Fenwick by Gary Groth.
120-page color/b&w 7" x 9" softcover • $14.99
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Fantagraphics was in full effect at the 2008
Stumptown Comics Fest. Your humble reporter was only there for Saturday of the two-day event, but had a smashing time (and went 200% over budget buying comics, art & t-shirts — yikes). Here's a brief video clip of our table:
Pals and table-mates
J.R. Williams and Jim Blanchard: Andrice Arp signs issues of at the Fantagraphics table: Mome
contributor Mome Tom Kaczynski:
For the full set of photos on Flickr,
click here. Stay tuned for new sketchbook scans.
Two more panels from
Tom Kaczynski's "Million Year Boom" ( previously) as posted on his blog, where he also explains the definition of the term "Momed."
One of my favorite newer cartoonists is
Tom Kaczynski, a regular contributor to MOME. His 14-page story in the forthcoming Vol. 11, "Million Year Boom," just might be his best story yet. Here's a couple of lovely panels. Can't read 'em? Sorry, you'll have to buy the issue!
By the way, have I mentioned who's on the cover of Vol. 11 yet?
He also has a fantastic 12-page story in the issue, as well.