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Now available: Explainers by Jules Feiffer (discounted, imperfect 1st Edition copies)
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under new releasesJules Feiffer 16 Dec 2008 11:37 AM

Explainers by Jules Feiffer

Explainers: The Complete Village Voice Strips (1956-66) [First Edition - Imperfect Copies]
By Jules Feiffer

Our final few copies of the First Edition all bear minor damage incurred in shipping and handling. We are offering them at a discounted price. (The Second Edition is due in January 2009.) Other sellers are currently offering this book at inflated collector prices -- get yours right now for a steal!

In 1956, a relatively unknown cartoonist by the name of Jules Feiffer started contributing a strip to the only alternative weekly published in the US, a small radical newspaper called The Village Voice. His strip tackled just about every issue, private and public, that affected the sentient American: relationships, sexuality, love, family, parents, children, psychoanalysis, neuroses, presidents, politicians, media, race, class, labor, religiion, foreign policy, war, and one or two other existential questions. It was the first time that the American public had been subjected to a weekly dose of comics that so uncompromisingly and wittily confronted individuals' private fears and society's public transgressions. Explainers is the first of four volumes collecting Feiffer's entire run of weekly strips from The Village Voice. This edition contains approximately 500 strips originally published between 1956 and 1966 in a brick-like landscape hardcover format.

568-page black & white 9.25" x 5.25" hardcover • regularly $28.99, sale price $19.95
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First look: The Squirrel Machine by Hans Rickheit
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under previewsnew releasesHans Rickheit 15 Dec 2008 2:52 PM

The Squirrel Machine outtake by Hans Rickheit

On the interview blog Top Drawer, artist Hans Rickheit breaks some publishing news: our forthcoming publication of his graphic novel The Squirrel Machine, currently projected for a 2010 release. The interview includes some samples of Rickheit's pages, including some "deleted scenes" from The Squirrel Machine, such as above. (Link via Sean T. Collins.)

New Comics Day 12/10/08
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under new releasesNew Comics Day 9 Dec 2008 11:50 PM

Once again this week your local comics shop is not scheduled to receive any new titles from us. Keep it tuned right here for next week's update.

Preview video/slideshow: The Comics Journal #295
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videoThe Comics Journalpreviewsnew releasesjohn kerschbaumGipi 9 Dec 2008 3:24 PM

Due later this month, The Comics Journal #295 features interviews with Brian K. Vaughn, Gipi, and John Kerschbaum along with the usual reviews, commentary, comics sections and more. Take a virtual flip-through with this preview. Click this link if the embedded slideshow doesn't appear above, and/or to open it in a new window.

Now (almost) in stock: Nocturnal Conspiracies by David B.
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under new releasesDavid B 4 Dec 2008 5:50 PM

EDIT: Oops, I jumped the gun -- this isn't quite in stock yet, but will be soon.  We're still taking pre-orders for it, though.

Nocturnal Conspiracies by David B.

Nocturnal Conspiracies
By David B.

The best-selling author of Epileptic and Babel, and a member of Europe's leading new generation of comics artists, invites us to share in nineteen explorative and most imaginative dreams he has experienced. Strange, scary, beautiful, funny and with an inner logic all their own, these are tales of the inner psyche, rendered in his exquisite neo-clear line style supplemented with a cool second color (much like his Mome work). Published by NBM ComicsLit.

128-page two-color 6" x 9" softcover • $14.95
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Now in stock: Aspects of Mel's Hole exhibition catalog
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under new releasesGary PanterDavid B 3 Dec 2008 5:28 PM

Aspects of Mel's Hole

Aspects of Mel's Hole
By Various Artists

This gorgeous hardbound book is the exhibition catalog for a group art show at Grand Central Art Center in Fullerton, California, inspired by the paranormal land phenomenon known as "Mel's Hole," as heard on Art Bell's radio program. Includes work by David B. and Gary Panter among dozens of others. Published by Grand Central Press. Click "Read More" below for more details on the exhibition and a complete listing of contributing artists and writers.

146-page full-color 10" x 12" hardcover • $39.95
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New Comics Day 12/3/08
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under new releasesNew Comics Day 3 Dec 2008 11:50 AM

This week at your local comics shop: nothing from us. I'm sure they'd still appreciate a visit, though.

Now in stock: Beasts! Book 2
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under new releasesBeasts 28 Nov 2008 2:52 PM

Beasts! Book 2

Beasts! Book 2
By various artists; edited and designed by Jacob Covey

In the spirit of 2007’s acclaimed Beasts!, editor/designer Jacob Covey has assembled an entirely new line-up of over 90 artists who did not appear in the first Beasts! volume. Like the first book, the deluxe collection includes a Who’s Who of the contemporary art world, collectively crafting a menagerie of mythological creatures, monsters, beasts and things that go bump in the night, superbly laid out in breathtaking two-page spreads per beast. Featuring all-new work by over 90 artists including Blex Bolex, Brian Chippendale, Craig Thompson, Dan Zettwoch, Dash Shaw, David B., Eleanor Davis, Ellen Forney, Femke Hiemstra, Gene Deitch, Jaime Hernandez, Travis Louie, Thomas Allen, Jon Vermilyea, Kim Deitch, Lilli Carré, Mark Todd, Olivier Schrauwen, Paul Hornschemeier, Peter Bagge, Ray Fenwick, Stephan Blanquet, Taylor McKimens, Tom Neely, Tomer Hanuka, Yuko Shimizu and dozens more.

216-page full-color 8" x 8" hardcover • $34.99
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Now in stock: Misery Loves Comedy (2nd Ed.) by Ivan Brunetti
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under new releasesIvan Brunetti 28 Nov 2008 2:51 PM

Misery Loves Comedy (2nd Ed.) by Ivan Brunetti

Misery Loves Comedy (2nd Ed.)
By Ivan Brunetti

A psychiatric case study masquerading as a fancy-pants graphic novel, Misery Loves Comedy collects Ivan Brunetti's early issues (no pun intended)... wait, let's rephrase that. Misery Loves Comedy collects the first three issues of the legendary comic book series Schizo in their entirety, as well as a host of miscellaneous flotsam and jetsam from various anthologies, c. 1992-2005. Readers will find the author's unwitting self-caricature as a paranoid, deluded young man intriguingly repugnant and often chuckle-inducing. Besides Brunetti's trademark nihilism, self-loathing, relentless depression, and inchoate, spittle-soaked misanthropy, these earlier comics offer a dollop of scatology and blasphemy for that extra puerile, lowbrow tang. These are comics for those who enjoy witnessing one man's sanity in its final death rattle, swinging its tail from anhedonia to schadenfreude and back again. Also: lots and lots of filthy jokes.

While supplies last, you can choose to order the new Second Edition, with a dark red clothbound cover, or the First Edition, bound in dark green cloth.

172-page b&w/color 7" x 10" hardcover • $24.95
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Now in stock: Mome Vol. 13 - Winter 2009
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videoTim HensleyThomas Ottpreviewsnew releasesNate NealMomeKurt WolfgangJosh SimmonsDash Shaw 28 Nov 2008 2:51 PM

Mome Vol. 13 - Winter 2009

Mome Vol. 13 - Winter 2009
By various artists; edited by Gary Groth & Eric Reynolds

The latest issue of the 2008 Eisner, Harvey and Ignatz Award-nominee features the first chapter (of three) of an all-new graphic novel by superstar Freak Brothers creator Gilbert Shelton! Thomas Ott (The Number), Josh Simmons (House), David Greenberger (Duplex Planet) and rising minicomics star Laura Park all make their MOME debuts. Bottomless Belly Button creator Dash Shaw delivers an all-new story, "Satellite CMYK", and creates this issue's covers. Also featured: Tim Hensley, Kurt Wolfgang, Nate Neal, Sara Edward-Corbett and Derek Van Gieson.

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104-page b&w/color 7" x 9" softcover • $14.99
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