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New paintings by J.R. Williams
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under eventsart 19 Feb 2008 8:02 AM

Portlanders (Oregon, not Maine), take note:

Ron Rege's Cartoon Utopia...
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under art 19 Feb 2008 7:11 AM

...is reality!
New paintings by Jim Blanchard...
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Jim Blanchardart 16 Feb 2008 9:02 AM

...at Tigertail in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood (conveniently co-owned by our old pal, co-worker, and Fallout Records owner Tim Hayes). Beginning March 4.
Woodring and Friends love you
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Jim Woodringeventsart 13 Feb 2008 10:32 PM

Jim Woodring valentine

The Friends of the Nib present a Valentine-themed art show for an evening of canoodling, carousing and commerce at Seattle's Cafe Racer on Valentine's evening (hey, that's today) from 6 to 10 PM. Mr. Woodring provides the enticement and details.

Your Walls Could Be Awesome Some More.
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Jim Floraart 13 Feb 2008 2:50 PM

Manhattan print by Jim Flora

Irwin Chusid, editor of our Jim Flora books, writes:

Jim Flora Art LLC has produced a limited-edition, archival-quality fine art print of a 1954 Jim Flora hand-tinted woodcut entitled Manhattan.

The cityscape depicts New York in its 1950s glory, including a number of gotham landmarks such as the Empire State Building, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Madison Square Garden, the Statue of Liberty, famous theaters and legendary musical bistros, Washington Square arch, subways, taxis, horse-drawn carriages and tourists.

Only twenty-five (25) prints of Manhattan were produced for this edition. We are offering five (5) prints (#21/25 through #25/25) now on eBay. After these five prints are sold at the asking price, prices will increase for the rest of the edition.

In the time it's taken me to write this, 4 of the 5 have sold. Yipes! 

For those of more modest means, Jim Flora notecard sets (and other snazzy goods from artists like Meomi, Matthew Porter, Mark Burrier and many others) can be purchased from copacetique.com (note: big fat conflict of interest/nepotism alert).

 Jim Flora notecards



Your Walls Could Be Awesome.
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under Kovey KornerJordan Craneart 13 Feb 2008 2:18 PM

the shade of night falls print by Jordan Crane

Jordan Crane built a new, enormous screenprinting table and now the artist has made this just for you and 43 uptight friends.

You owe him eighty bucks.

Mike Leavitt portrait of our bookstore
Written by Larry Reid | Filed under Fantagraphics Bookstoreart 11 Feb 2008 7:50 AM

painting by Mike Leavitt

Nationally recognized artist and Fantagraphics fan Mike Leavitt included this stunning rendition of our storefront in his "Penny Places" series, on view through March 5 at Gallery 6311 in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood. Check it out.

Show and Tell, Pt. 3
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Richard SalaJaime HernandezGilbert HernandezDaniel ClowesChris WareartAl Columbia 10 Feb 2008 7:15 PM

More from the files...

A couple of rejected panels by Al Columbia

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A 1997 WonderCon jam sketch by Jaime Hernandez and Daniel Clowes:

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Another 1997 WonderCon jam sketch pencilled by Gilbert Hernandez & inked by me:

A 1991 convention sketch I obtained from Dan Clowes while I was in college, three years before working at Fanta:  

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A 2004 wedding present from Chris & Marnie Ware:

The back:

A beautiful Chuckling Whatsit pin-up scored at APE several years ago from Richard Sala:


Show and Tell, Pt. 2
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Johnny RyanDaniel ClowesartAl Columbia 8 Feb 2008 7:44 AM

More goodness from my Sanctum Santorum...

A gift from Johnny Ryan, patterned after a parody from the back cover of Angry Youth Comix #1: 

 

Two business card drawings I picked up at a con a few years ago for a couple of bucks each. I know nothing about either cartoonist, but I've always wanted to know what a little baby who looks ready to fight has to do with a strip called "Off the Record":

 Here's a Dan Clowes drawing of Richie Rich's nemesis that graced a package he sent me many years ago:

 

And a gorgeous Al Columbia panel that Al gave me years ago:

  

Show and Tell, Pt. 1
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under comic stripsChris WareCharles Burnsart 7 Feb 2008 3:53 PM

Evan Dorkin's recent, generous blog posts sharing convention sketches he's collected from the likes of Los Bros and Clowes have inspired me to share some small stuff I have at home in my studio that will fit on my teensy scanner and otherwise might just sit in here until I die and my wife or daughter sell it all on eBay.

First up, here's a card Evan himself gave me on the legendary Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Cruise, which has been on my bulletin board ever since.

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I will collect one day.

Here's a piece I picked up at Comicon a few years ago for $30 (!). A "Li'l Abner" daily panel from 1951, mercilessly separated from its family by a greedy art dealer who thought he could get more for four pieces than one.

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Here's a Charles Burns pencil rough for a panel in Black Hole:

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And two panels edited out of Chris Ware's final Jimmy Corrigan edit (I think he just changed the wording slightly - "Reed" to "Dad", as I recall, but I haven't compared it for a few years):

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