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Members Preview: Daddy's Girl
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under previewsmetaDebbie Drechsler 20 Feb 2008 12:51 PM

Daddy's Girl by Debbie Drechsler

This week's free preview is a downloadable 10-page excerpt of the new hardcover edition of Daddy's Girl, the long out-of-print Fantagraphics classic from 1995 by Debbie Drechsler. The excerpt includes the Table of Contents and the entire first story, "Visitors in the Night" (warning: explicit content). These previews are exclusive to registered Fantagraphics.com users, so sign up and/or sign in to view.

(As a reminder, 20/20 Club members receive these previews two weeks before we post them on the website, just one of many great reasons to join up...)

MOME Interview 4: Jonathan Bennett
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under MomemetaJonathan Bennett 19 Feb 2008 1:43 PM

Jonathan Bennett

Gary Groth put the questions to Jonathan Bennett in February 2006 for the interview we printed in Mome Vol. 4; now it's the latest installment of our ongoing series of Mome interview web reprints and you can read it right here. Previously: Paul Hornschemeier, Gabrielle Bell and Kurt Wolfgang. Next up: Andrice Arp.

Scavenger hunt answers
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under metacontests 18 Feb 2008 11:52 AM

Congratulations and thanks to everyone who entered our Scavenger Hunt contest! We only had one incorrect answer (and one that our judges are still looking into) out of 18 entries. Our randomly-selected Grand Prize 50%-off coupon winner is Michael Pang of Phoenix, Arizona. We've notified all the winners, so if you entered, check your inbox!

For the record, here are the questions and the answers we were looking for:

  1. What is the name of the mermaid character in Dame Darcy's Meat Cake?
    Effluvia
  2. Buddy Bradley's pal Stinky was the lead singer of what band?
    Leonard and the Love Gods
  3. What artists make guest appearances in Robert Crumb's Self-Loathing Comics #2?
    Charles Burns, Art Spiegelman, Pete Poplaski (a lot of folks missed Pete, but we let them slide)
  4. The cover of Zero Zero #10 is a parody of what famous magazine?
    Rolling Stone
  5. What animal did Jim Woodring's grandfather invent a trap for?
    Gopher
  6. What famous actor provided lead voices in the "Terr'ble Thompson" musical?
    Art Carney
  7. What does the acronym GASH stand for?
    Ghoul Appreciation Society Headquarters
  8. Who is the Italian co-publisher of the Ignatz Series?
    Coconino Press
  9. In which volume of The Complete Peanuts does Frieda make her first appearance?
    Vol. 6 (1961-1962)
  10. What day is Popeye creator E.C. Segar's birthday? (Hint: try the blog for this one.)
    December 8

We're still brainstorming what our next contest might be... stay tuned!


















New feature: Dan Clowes's "Modern Cartoonist"
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under metaDaniel Clowes 14 Feb 2008 3:14 PM

Daniel Clowes's "Modern Cartoonist" essay caused quite a stir when it originally appeared as a bound-in booklet accompanying Eightball #18 in 1997; now we have archived it for your reading pleasure here on the Fantagraphics.com website.

Scavenger hunt: last chance!
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under metacontests 14 Feb 2008 1:58 PM
Reminder: tomorrow is the last day for entries in our Scavenger Hunt contest! Everyone who's registered on Fantagraphics.com (sign in/sign up) has a chance to earn a 20%-off coupon good toward any online order by correctly answering ten trivia questions, and one randomly-chosen winner will receive a coupon for a whopping 50% off. All of the answers can be found on the new Fantagraphics.com. We'll contact the winners, and post the questions and answers here on Flog, on Monday.
Members Preview: Hall of Best Knowledge
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Ray Fenwickpreviewsmeta 13 Feb 2008 4:57 PM

Hall of Best Knowledge by Ray Fenwick

This week's free preview is a downloadable 12-page excerpt (including the gorgeous covers and endpapers) of Hall of Best Knowledge, the innovative new book from Ray Fenwick which is scheduled to arrive in April. These previews are exclusive to registered Fantagraphics.com users, so sign up and/or sign in to view.

(As a reminder, 20/20 Club members receive these previews two weeks before we post them on the website, just one of many great reasons to join up...) 

MOME Interview 3: Kurt Wolfgang
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under MomemetaKurt Wolfgang 13 Feb 2008 3:08 PM

Kurt Wolfgang

Kurt Wolfgang talked to Gary Groth and survived in November 2005; we printed it in Mome Vol. 3; and now you can read the interview in its entirety here on the Fantagraphics website as part of our ongoing series of Mome interview web reprints. Previously: Paul Hornschemeier and Gabrielle Bell. Next up: Jonathan Bennett.

New Website Feature of the Day: Member Previews
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under previewsmetaJaime Hernandez 8 Feb 2008 4:27 PM

The Education of Hopey Glass by Jaime Hernandez

Another benefit of registering on Fantagraphics.com: access to exclusive previews! We offer downloadable excerpts from upcoming books absolutely FREE to registered users. We'll be posting a new preview every week, starting today and usually on Wednesdays starting next week. Today's installment is a 12-page excerpt from The Education of Hopey Glass, the newest Love and Rockets collection from Jaime Hernandez. Make sure you're signed up and logged in!

(Psst... want to see these previews before everyone else? Join the 20/20 Club and we'll email you exclusive links a full 2 weeks earlier than we post them on the website, plus extra exclusive savings offers on top of the usual 20% off!)

New Website Feature of the Day: Polls
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under meta 4 Feb 2008 1:39 PM
106 people responded to our inaugural poll, giving us their feedback on the most recent edition of our Ultimate Catalog. Thanks to everyone who chimed in! Starting today there's a brand new poll which you can find at the bottom of the right column here on FLOG and on various other pages of our site (including the homepage): What was the primary reason you registered on Fantagraphics.com? Vote today! (And if you haven't registered yet, there's no time like the present!)
More LUST wallpaper
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under wallpapersmetaEllen Forney 1 Feb 2008 4:05 PM

Coincidentally, on the same day that we uploaded our desktop wallpaper based on Ellen Forney's LUST, Ellen herself sent us this doozy:

 LUST by Ellen Forney desktop wallpaper

Available for download in a variety of sizes (ahem) and aspect ratios!