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Tony Millionaire's Elvis Costello art on the teevee again
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Tony Millionairetelevisionrock 7 Nov 2010 12:16 PM

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As Elvis Costello keeps making the talk-show rounds promoting his new album National Ransom, so does Tony Millionaire's cover art. Note how Late Night host Jimmy Fallon holds the album so as not to obscure any of the artwork on Friday night's episode — nicely done, Jimmy. (Screenshot via a well-wisher of Tony's.)

Elvis Costello - National Ransom - cover art by Tony Millionaire

 

Elvis Costello brings Tony Millionaire('s album art) to The Colbert Report
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Tony Millionairetelevisionrock 5 Nov 2010 8:15 PM

Tony Millionaire's Elvis Costelllo 'National Ransom' cover art on The Colbert Report

Tony Millionaire's Elvis Costelllo 'National Ransom' cover art on The Colbert Report

OK, so we got excited when Tony Millionaire's cover art for Elvis Costello's new album National Ransom appeared as an eeny weeny thumbnail on The Colbert Report last week. Well that was just the appetizer to last night's (I suppose inevitable) main course, when Costello was the guest on Colbert's show. The two discussed the artwork (without mentioning the artist... c'mon, guys), which was plastered all over the place during the segment. Watch the episode here.

(Incidentally, Janice has been trying to contact Elvis's people to get him to do an "Under the Covers" interview about Tony's artwork — wish us luck!)

Tony Millionaire's Elvis Costelllo 'National Ransom' cover art on The Colbert Report

Tony Millionaire's Elvis Costelllo 'National Ransom' cover art on The Colbert Report

Tony Millionaire's Elvis Costelllo 'National Ransom' cover art on The Colbert Report

Elvis Costello - National Ransom - cover art by Tony Millionaire

Weekend Webcomics for 11/5/10: DeStefano, Weissman & more
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under webcomicsTony MillionaireTim LaneSteven WeissmanStephen DeStefanoMaakiesGabrielle Bell 5 Nov 2010 3:58 PM

In addition to our weekly strips from the Steves, we'll now be bringing you links to other strips from around the web which previously appeared in our "Things to See" posts. Why? I dunno, it just kind of seemed to make sense.

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Monday's Strip by Stephen DeStefano (view larger)

Originally run as an experiment on Stephen's blog starting in 2008, Monday's Strip is re-presented here.

Monday's Strip - Stephen DeStefano

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Barack Hussein Obama by Steven Weissman (view at original size):

Barack Hussein Obama by Steven Weissman

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And elsewhere:

Belligerent Piano by Tim Lane:

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"Voyeurs" by Gabrielle Bell:

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Maakies by Tony Millionaire:

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Truth Serum by Jon Adams:

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Video: Tony Millionaire on accordion
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videoTony Millionaire 1 Nov 2010 12:37 PM

Tony serenades Boston, 1989, with an appearance by the late Billy Ruane. (Via the Maakies website.) There's a lot of great stuff on YouTube if you search for Tony Millionaire.

Things to See: 11/1/10
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Tony MillionaireTim LaneThings to seeSteven WeissmanSteve BrodnerStephen DeStefanoSophie CrumbSergio PonchioneRichard SalaRenee FrenchRay FenwickPopeyePaul HornschemeierOriginal ArtMatthias LehmannMark KalesnikoMaakiesLilli CarréLaura ParkKevin HuizengaJosh SimmonsJordan CraneJon AdamsJohnny RyanJohn HankiewiczJoe KimballJim FloraJasonJaime HernandezHans RickheitGary PanterFrank SantoroEmile BravoEC SegarDerek Van GiesonDebbie DrechslerDash ShawDame DarcyBob FingermanAnders Nilsen 1 Nov 2010 1:29 AM

This post has been in progress for nearly a month now... with so much to catch up on, I'll just be highlighting a few selected items and then giving you links to the regularly-updated stuff. As always, click for better viewing and possible commentary at the sources.

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• At The Hooded Utilitarian, Ng Suat Tong reports on some recent Jaime Hernandez original art sales, with lots and lots of images

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• At Not Quite Clobberin', a scan of a seldom-seen 1997 autobio strip by Jaime Hernandez

Sgt. Popeye's Lonely Hearts Club Band - Stephen DeStefano

• Doc Shaner posted a bunch of Popeye art on his Tumblr last week, including this amazing "Sgt. Popeye's Lonely Hearts Club Band" by Stephen DeStefano

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• Shucks, it's an illustrated love letter from 1916 from E.C. Segar to his wife-to-be Myrtle, at Letters of Note (via The Comics Reporter)

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Jason reveals the cover art for the French edition of Isle of 100,000 Graves (L'Île aux 100 000 Morts); plus early strips, illustrations, outtakes and film reviews at his Cats Without Dogs blog

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• A new comic for Vice by Johnny Ryan

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Bob Fingerman's They Live poster for an art show at Maxwell's in Hoboken

Jon Adams

Acme Novelty Library covered by Tom Pappalardo

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• Three from Covered: Mome contributor Jon Adams does Yosemite Sam #2; Tom Pappalardo does Acme Novelty Library #1; and Dyna Moe does Tales Designed to Thrizzle #3. Also see Jon's latest Truth Serum strips

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Repaneled - Steven Weissman

• Two from Repaneled: Matthew Allison takes on Johnny Ryan's Prison Pit and Steven Weissman gets in on the fun; also catch up on Steven's latest "I, Anonymous" spots and sketches on his Chewing Gum in Church blog and more on his Flickr page

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Eleanor Davis's letterpress print for The Cloudy Collection; plus her latest sketches, works in progress and other illustrations at her We Be Ouija blog

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• Dig Gary Panter's logo design for his multimedia "band" Devin Gary & Ross

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• A two-page all-ages horror story by Richard Sala

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• A new war-story page by Tim Lane, with interesting background info; plus recent installments of his ongoing Belligerent Piano strip at his Jackie Noname blog

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• At Gabrielle Bell's Lucky blog, the concluding installments of her "San Diego Comic-Con Comicumentary" (which Anthony Vukojevich interprets at Repaneled) and some "embarrassing older work"

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Paul Hornschemeier's weekly t-shirt designs at his News and/or Head Lice blog

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Noah Van Sciver's "Blue Wilson" and lots more drawings, strips and news on his blog

The King & The Beast (1 of 8)

"The King & The Beast" is a 2006 comic by Ray Fenwick

Jordan Crane

New installments of the latest Simon & Jack (& Rosalyn!) story by Jordan Crane at What Things Do

And please catch up on the last few weeks worth of the following:

Amazing Facts and Beyond with Leon Beyond by Kevin Huizenga and Dan Zettwoch; more Kevin at The Balloonist and New Construction

Matthias Lehmann's Bloc-Notes blog and stunning new originals for sale

• Sketchbook drawings at John Hankiewicz's Clip Joint blog

• Drawings, paintings, collages and other images by Frank Santoro at the Cold Heat Comics blog

Artwork, dolls, fashions, other handicrafts and spells from Dame Darcy

Artwork & illustrations from Émile Bravo

• Illustrations & sketches at Marco Corona's Il Canguro Pugilatore blog

• Vintage Jim Flora illustrations & artwork (plus merch) at the Jim Flora blog

• Nature sketches with running commentary by Debbie Drechsler at her Just Around the Corner blog

• Lots of sketches for Mark Kalesniko's forthcoming graphic novel Freeway (just sent to the printer!) and drawings of women wearing things at his blog

• Comics, illustrations and news from Sergio Ponchione at his Mondobliquo blog

Laura Park continues to add artwork to her Flickr page

• The latest Josh Simmons sketches, panels and updates at The Furry Trap and The White Rhinoceros and (with Wendy Chin) The Randy Gander and Quackers 

An entire month's worth of drawings, sketches, photos and jewelry (!) from Renee French

• Animated drawings and Eyeworks Animation Festival updates from Lilli Carré at her Kettle of Fish blog

Dash Shaw's daily drawings at The Ruined Cast blog

• Sketchbook drawings and comics by Sophie Crumb at her blog

Caricatures, a new Need to Know video, and commentary on current events by Steve Brodner

• Sketchbook comics etc. by Anders Nilsen at The Monologuist

• More pages from Hans Rickheit's graphic novel in progress Ectopiary, plus other material and commentary at his Squirrel Machine blog

• Pages and panels by Derek Van Gieson at his These Days I Remain blog

The latest Maakies strips and other updates from Tony Millionaire

• Drawings and works in progress by Joe Kimball on his Flickr page

Tony Millionaire('s Elvis Costello album art) on The Colbert Report
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Tony Millionairetelevisionrock 28 Oct 2010 11:40 AM

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Elvis Costello's new album National Ransom, featuring cover art by Tony Millionaire, is currently streaming for a limited time on the Colbert Nation website, which means that Tony's artwork appeared on the closing segment of Tuesday's episode of The Colbert Report! (Thanks to Jacob for the screen grab.) Hey Stephen, get Tony on your show — you won't be sorry! Here's a better look at the cover art:

Elvis Costello - National Ransom - cover art by Tony Millionaire

More fan tattoos: Drinky Crow, Little Enid
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Tony MillionairetattoosMaakiesDaniel Clowes 27 Oct 2010 10:33 AM

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More fan tattoos are coming out of the woodwork! Above, Drinky Crow in the clutches of an cephalopod by Ximena Quiroz of Portland's Skeleton Key Tattoo (who also does a pretty good Woodstock) on the leg of one Aaron Lauer (thanks to Janice for the link). Below, James Henry Dufresne's Little Enid, shared with us on our Facebook page.

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APE 2010 wrap-up & photos
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Tony MillionaireMegan KelsoJim BlanchardeventsDaniel Clowes 25 Oct 2010 8:28 AM

As always, we had a swell time at the Alternative Press Expo this year.

Fantagraphics table - Alternative Press Expo (APE), Oct. 16-17, 2010

Fantagraphics table - Alternative Press Expo (APE), Oct. 16-17, 2010

Fantagraphics table - Alternative Press Expo (APE), Oct. 16-17, 2010

We had a lovely selection of books and comics on display.

Stowaway - Alternative Press Expo (APE), Oct. 16-17, 2010

This little guy was stowed away with the Cathy Malkasian books as we were unpacking on Saturday morning. Enjoy your new San Francisco home!

Mickey Mouse shirt - Alternative Press Expo (APE), Oct. 16-17, 2010

This Saturday shopper was sporting a splendid Floyd Gottfredson Mickey Mouse shirt and was very excited to hear about our upcoming reprint series! Thanks for spreading the word, nice man whose name I never found out!

Megan Kelso - Alternative Press Expo (APE), Oct. 16-17, 2010

- Alternative Press Expo (APE), Oct. 16-17, 2010

Megan Kelso attracted an avid group of fans to her signing following her spotlight panel on Saturday. We sold the last copies of Artichoke Tales and The Squirrel Mother to the last fan at the very end of her signing on Sunday — uncanny! That's our own always-engaging and effervescent Janice Headley behind Megan in the second picture.

Fantagraphics table - Alternative Press Expo (APE), Oct. 16-17, 2010

Fantagraphics table - Alternative Press Expo (APE), Oct. 16-17, 2010

Two more views of our table as the fans peruse our selections.

Jim Blanchard, Mario Hernandez, & Dan Clowes - Alternative Press Expo (APE), Oct. 16-17, 2010

Photo op! Jim Blanchard (working on his Popeye impression, apparently), Mario Hernandez and Dan Clowes had a friendly chat at Jim's table next to ours.

Daniel Clowes & Megan Kelso - Alternative Press Expo (APE), Oct. 16-17, 2010

Next, Dan stopped by our table to say hi to Megan.

Tony Millionaire - Alternative Press Expo (APE), Oct. 16-17, 2010

Tony Millionaire - Alternative Press Expo (APE), Oct. 16-17, 2010

Tony Millionaire - Alternative Press Expo (APE), Oct. 16-17, 2010

Tony Millionaire time! Tony was congenial and voluble as always, much to the delight of his many fans.

Tony Millionaire & Jackie Estrada - Alternative Press Expo (APE), Oct. 16-17, 2010

Tony points out future Eisner winner Billy Hazelnuts and the Crazy Bird to awards administrator Jackie Estrada.

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Saturday we sold out of Tony's latest book Little Maakies on the Prairie but on Sunday we still had enough of the Billy Hazelnuts books to keep fans happy, and there was beer to keep Tony happy. (Photo above by Robot 6's J.K. Parkin.) Below, Tony works on a Maakies original during a lull in the crowd:

Tony Millionaire - Alternative Press Expo (APE), Oct. 16-17, 2010

That about wraps it up. Thanks to everybody who came by the table, all the helpful APE staff and volunteers, all our exhibitor pals and neighbors, and especially to Megan and Tony for making it a great show! See you again next year, APEketeers.

Fantagraphics at APE 2010!
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Tony MillionaireMegan Kelsoevents 11 Oct 2010 10:50 AM
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Join us at the Alternative Press Expo at the Concourse exhibit hall in San Francisco this weekend! You can find us at tables 113-116 (a different location than the past couple of years, for you APE vets out there). Myself and our Ambassador of Awesomeness Janice Headley will be staffing the table. Our signing and panel schedule is as follows:

Saturday:

12:00 - 1:00PM Spotlight on Megan Kelso, moderated by Marc Weidenbaum
1:00 - 3:00PM Megan Kelso booth signing 
3:00 - 5:00PM Tony Millionaire booth signing
5:00 - 6:00PM Spotlight on Tony Millionaire, moderated by Renée French

Sunday: 
 
1:00 - 3:00PM Tony Millionaire booth signing
2:00 - 3:00PM Art of Storytelling panel with Megan Kelso
3:00 - 5:00PM Megan Kelso booth signing
 
We'll be debuting Tony's new Maakies collection Little Maakies on the Prairie, and we'll have pre-release copies of Adele Blanc-Sec Vol. 1 by Jacques Tardi, Dave Cooper's Bent, and Mome Vol. 20. We'll have plenty of Dan Clowes books you can buy and take over to the D&Q table to get signed, too. Hope to see you there!



Little Maakies on the Prairie by Tony Millionaire - Previews, Pre-Order
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videoTony Millionairepreviewsnew releasesMaakies 11 Oct 2010 8:20 AM

Little Maakies on the Prairie by Tony Millionaire

Little Maakies on the Prairie
by Tony Millionaire

120-page black & white 12" x 5" hardcover • $19.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-392-7

Ships in: November 2010 (subject to change) — Pre-Order Now

Collecting 2 years of strips 2007-2009. More booze-soaked buffoonery, lyrical passages, violence, sentimentality, and poop jokes with Drinky Crow & Uncle Gabby. Lowbrow yuks and elegant cartooning from comics' true drunken master.

"Tony Millionaire’s Maakies does not appear on the comics pages of daily newspapers, but lurks darkly instead in our nation’s alternative weeklies...

"Uncle Gabby, a monkey, and Drinky Crow, an alcoholic crow, are characters of pure, ginned-up id, engaging in high jinks that range from the boobish to the bizarre: making 'booze cream' from the milk of drunken cows in one panel, going to prison to have time to read Swinburne in the next. The humor is often so lowbrow as to be subterranean. If Gasoline Alley is preoccupied with life's slow unfolding, Maakies is fascinated by its swift, violent ends. It is difficult to count the times Gabby or Crow have been mutilated, shot in the head, eaten, burned in hell.

"And yet Millionaire, raised by an art-teacher by the sea, can draw the living spit out of a ship or a giant squid. It is just as likely that Maakies will feature one character vomiting into another’s mouth as it will a wordless, befuddling, beautiful parade of intricately rendered church spires and tall buildings. It sways this way between the very low and the very high; the only applicable adverb here is drunkenly, for as the name might suggest, there is a lot of boozing in Drinky Crow's life. This may offend (or may be the least of the offenses), but I would bet if you counted Crow's tipples against the number of highballs the Lockhorns had consumed, it'd come out even. And in his surrealist impulse and draftsman’s brio, Millionaire is the closest thing we have to George Herriman of Krazy Kat."

— John Hodgman, The New York Times

Download an EXCLUSIVE 12-page PDF excerpt (<1 MB).

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Bonus Savings: To celebrate the release of this newest volume, for a limited time, all available previous Maakies volumes are 20% off! Complete your collection!