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|Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under miscellany, artists||3 Jul 2014 11:00 AM|
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When Al Columbia is not drawing chilling comics or making home-made flame throwers (they can shoot as far as fifteen feet!), he's with his band cooking up something cool. The music video "Black Bikini" was filmed on location at 'Plum Island.' Columbia has about eight songs ready for his new album called Journey to Death Island, which will be out from Psychopop Records in the near distant future. Give it a listen, maybe even a shimmy and shake.
Based on a rather amazing idea from libraries, we decided to let some of our books go through the liberating process of not being judged by their covers or names. Some books were even happy enough to be photographed with their descriptions. Click on each description to see what book you should take home tonight. The ones up top describe themselves as quiet, a little gloomy, likes the beauty of little things and Looking for something longterm, family is important, likes punk rock.
This book listed itself as a book that likes the outdoors, clothing optional, plays guitar, has a 'green' thumb.
These books are great to read at home in bed, on the train, and even at a coffeeshop with a drink like this book that describes itself as rather powerful, into birds/birch, has 2 daughters.
Some of the books were too shy to be photographed, felt they had bad handwriting but we don't discriminate! Here are their descriptions:
Find a book you like today!
Just an FYI that we did indeed join another social media outlet for your enjoyment. Find us on Instagram as 'Fantagraphics' for more photos of your favorite books getting made, panels galore and my new favorite game 'count the razor blades found on the office floor.' While we can guarantee no brunch photos — unless someone makes us that Cannibal Fuckface waffle iron we've been wanting, we've got some mangy cats who love to pose with our books. Well anyway, it'll be some no filter fun and we can't wait to see how many of you like our photos from your workplace elevators and bathrooms. Follow Barnaby's advice and double-time it today.
Alright, people, party time. The lovely Arne Dus has posted a full on, four and half hour playlist of songs featured in Ed Piskor's Hip Hop Family Tree. From Fab Five Freddy to Tom Tom Club to even The Clash, Dus created the playlist to read Hip Hop Family Tree by or just dance. You can join in to on Spotify. Weekend Plans MADE.
Piskor's serialized strip from BoingBoing will be out this September in an exquisite print edition.
We missed this in the holiday rush of making sure you got those beautiful Peanuts books but Saturday Night Live created a laugh-and-fart-out-loud parody of the beloved characters created by Charles M. Schulz. Hats off to Bill Hader's Al Pacino as Charlie Brown and Martin Short's Larry David as Linus.
Also, a friend sent us this odd text-based adventure of a future society that learned how to be through a Peanuts filter. Walk around the world in your mind (live an hut made of baseball gloves)! Read a little bit of Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the gang before immersing yourself.
Happy New Year's! Here's to a great year of books and the next year and the year after that. We salute you and thank you for your friendship and purchases. Some of you sent in photos reading books from this year (and a few past ones).
Cartoonist Zack Giallongo reads The Complete Syndicated Pogo Vol. 1: "Through the Wild Blue Yonder" by Walt Kelly. He's also surrounded himself with favorite things: banjos, dogs and crazy couches.
Cartoonist Chris Haley enjoys The Complete Syndicated Pogo Vol. 1: "Through the Wild Blue Yonder" by Walt Kelly.
Producer Allison Baker and kiddo Georgia Roberson read Walt Disney's Donald Duck: "A Christmas for Shacktown" by Carl Barks.
Playwrite Ian McDonald reads Ghost World by Daniel Clowes.
Kyle reads the now sold out Destroy All Movies edited by Zack Carlson.
Campaign organizer Evan Loeb ALSO reads The Hypo by Noah Van Sciver.
Linda Walker reads Flannery O'Connor edited by Kelly Gerald. Looking gorgeous.
Alex Cox of CBLDF reads Harvey Kurtzman's Corpse on the Imjin!
Fantagraphics Marketing Director Mike Baehr reads Steven Weissman's Barack Hussein Obama.
Real estate agent Janora Apple reads Charlie Brown's Christmas Stocking by Charles M Schulz.
Comics scholar and professor, Andrew Friedenthal, enjoys Peanuts by Charles M Schulz.
The Cartoon Utopia by Ron Regé Jr absorbs Kyla.
Neighbor of the SAW workshop, Julie, reads The Cartoon Utopia by Ron Regé Jr.
Ryan Anderson reads The Book of Mr. Natural by Robert Crumb.
Jessica Underhill reads Low Moon by Jason.
Billie, my three-legged dog reads Nancy Is Happy by Ernie Bushmiller.
And Dr. Butler wants to read my copy of Dungeon Quest Book 3 by Joe Daly. Keep reading! Happy 2013!
In a cheeky cameo, cartoonist Rich Tommaso magically appears next to FOX news reporter Denise Dillon when she grabs a copy of The Cavalier Mr. Thompson off the bookshelf. Tommaso has a better chance "of writing a NY Times Best Seller than winning the Powerball," currently at $500,000,000. While we distribute Tommaso's lastest graphic novel and have published a few NY Times Best Sellers, we cannot guarantee that a photogenic creator will appear next to you the next time you thumb through their work in a public space. But be warned: they might.Atlanta News, Weather, Traffic, and Sports | FOX 5
Denise grabs a copy of The Cavalier Mr. Thompson which is shelved next to a favorite prose series of mine, Patricia Cornwell's good ol' fashioned nightmare fuel: the Scarpetta Series
May the odds be ever in your favor, Rich!
Cartoonist and comic book publisher Dylan Williams lost his battle with cancer on Saturday. The alternative comix community lost an effective and passionate advocate. Many Fantagraphics staff members feel the painful loss of a close friend. All of us at Fantagraphics offer Dylan's family and many friends our sincere condolences. We encourage you to visit the Sparkplug Comic Books website and order their wonderful comix in tribute.