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Category >> miscellany

Reffer Madness
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under miscellany 8 May 2008 8:30 PM

I had to report to jury duty last week, and in the "jury assembly room" that had a large wall of posters for theater and art shows around town. They also had a sheet where you could sign up to reserve a poster when it came down. Only two posters had been reserved, apparently by a hippie who can't spell (I blocked out the guy's last name and phone number):

I tease; the guy had good taste. All the other posters were lame. 

Dave Sim, Inkstud
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under miscellany 5 May 2008 8:31 AM

Robin McConnell over at the Inkstuds blog has posted a letter that Dave Sim is sending out to anyone that wishes to correspond with him. He is requesting that if you want to correspond with him, you must agree that he is not a misogynist. This should go well. We're really not making this up:

 

Ebay Excursions: Bullets for Kids.
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under miscellanyKovey KornerEbay 19 Apr 2008 7:35 PM

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Remember the good ol' days? When a gun was never out of reach of any child's finger and bullets were still considered toys?

I slept through the night in those days.

 

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I hearbye ban myself from Virgin Comics events
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under miscellany 18 Apr 2008 10:05 AM
Virgin Comics = Classy!  
Heroes & Villians at CHG this Tuesday
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under miscellanyJordan Crane 17 Apr 2008 7:49 PM

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Heroes & Villians is a photo series by Tatiana Wills and Roman Cho that "features intimate portraits of the most notable emerging and established figures in the Pop Surrealist, Graffiti and Alt-Comic Book worlds."

I would contest their designation of THE most notable but it is cool to see them documenting SOME of the most notable artists working. Pictured above is the enchanting Jordan Crane. Visit Cho's site for a peek at more comics folks like Anders Nilsen, Johnny Ryan, Sammy Harkham, Souther Salazar, Ron Rege, Jr., and Steven Weissman.

UPDATE: I failed to mention that the show is 2 days only, opening this Tuesday at Corey Helford Gallery .

Steal This Book.
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under miscellany 17 Apr 2008 3:18 PM

In the history of plagiarism, this pretty much takes the cake of egregiousness. An art book that lifted all of its contents off the internet and includes it on a CD (original internet file names intact, no less). That fact coupled with the title "Colorful Illustrations" makes this appear to be a clip art book, with the impression that all the art is copyright free, which it isn't. It's made by hard-working artists who didn't even know about the book.

tmpe.jpgIt is a Hong Kong publisher and if you've ever made art, you may be in the book.

I first learned of it from artist Mike Egan whose work was lifted (although appears to have at least (and curiously) been credited in the book). A lot of interviews in the book were lifted from the Little Chimp Society and they have more info on the book HERE.

...Of course, all of this raises every question you can possibly have about the relevance of copyright in the digital era of a global society but in any case: PLEASE DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK.

And then there were none...
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under miscellany 14 Apr 2008 8:28 PM
R.I.P. to Ollie Johnston, and with him, Disney's Nine Old Men.
Ebay Excursions: Pulp Art
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under miscellany 12 Apr 2008 6:33 PM

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Original pulp cover art from 70s-80s Latin America/Mexico.

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Dash Shaw Lessons in Fatherhood.
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under miscellany 11 Apr 2008 11:46 AM

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Dash Shaw was kind enough to send this link over to me when he learned of my (and Eric's) impending fatherhood.

The entire story here.

768 halfassed heroes on the half shell.
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under miscellany 11 Apr 2008 10:31 AM

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The most official looking costume was, of course, the manga version of the Turtles.  ...or is that the new "Fast Forward" version? Whatever.