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Now in stock: Sshhhh! (New Printing) by Jason - with preview
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videopreviewsnew releasesJason 15 Oct 2008 3:05 PM

Sshhhh! (New Printing) by Jason

Sshhhh! (New Printing)
By Jason

From the multiple Eisner and Harvey Award-winning author comes this sharp suite of short tales, ranging from the funny to the terrifying to the surreal to the touching, all told entirely in pantomime. Like Chris Ware, Jason's clean, deadpan style (featuring animal-headed characters with mask-like faces) hides a wealth of emotion and human complexity, leavened with a wicked wit. Jason's work has also drawn comparisons to Art Spiegelman for the similar ways both artists utilize anthropomorphic stylizations to reach deeper, more general truths, and to create elegantly minimalist panels whose emotional depth-charge comes as an even greater shock. His dark wit and supremely bold use of "jump-cuts" from one scene to the next are endlessly surprising and exhilarating. This new 2008 reprint features a brand new cover design.

120-page black & white 7" x 10" softcover • $16.99
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Preview video/slideshow: The Comics Journal #293
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videoThe Comics Journalpreviewsnew releases 13 Oct 2008 3:56 PM

Available now on our website and coming possibly next week to comic shops, The Comics Journal #293 features interviews with S. Clay Wilson and Alex Robinson plus a whole bargeload more. Get yourself a visual sneak peek right here (click this link if the embedded slideshow doesn't appear above, or if you just want a bigger version) and check out some teaser excerpts on TCJ.com.

I'm probably jinxing this just by typing it, but I'm hoping to bring you a new preview slideshow every day this week. Can I do it? Stay tuned.

Preview video/slideshow: Popeye Vol. 3
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videopreviewsPopeyenew releases 6 Oct 2008 7:32 AM

Would you gladly pay us Tuesday for an action-packed advance look at Popeye Vol. 3: "Let's You and Him Fight!" today? Well here you go... on the house (cheese extra). Click here if the slideshow doesn't appear above.

Preview video/slideshow: Man of Rock
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videopreviewsnew releasesJoe KubertBill Schelly 29 Sep 2008 1:48 PM

Today we're bringing you an advance look at Bill Schelly's upcoming biography of all-time comics great Joe Kubert, Man of Rock (coming next month). Click here if the slideshow doesn't appear above.

Preview video/slideshow: American Presidents
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videopreviewsnew releasesDavid Levine 26 Sep 2008 4:17 PM

Before you watch the McCain/Obama debate in a few minutes, get yourself in the right frame of mind by taking an advance look at American Presidents, our upcoming volume of Presidential portraits by master caricaturist David Levine (coming next month). Click here if the slideshow doesn't appear above.

Comic Interlude.
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under previewsPopeye 23 Sep 2008 10:43 AM

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Preview video/slideshow: Castle Waiting Vol. II #12
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videopreviewsnew releasesLinda Medley 19 Sep 2008 11:35 AM

As promised, here's an advance look at the new upcoming 12th issue of Linda Medley's Castle Waiting Vol. II, the long-awaited bowling issue! It's in stores now and if all goes well we should have it in stock here on the website next week. Click here if the slideshow doesn't appear above.

First look: The Sweetly Diabolic Art of Jim Flora
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under previewsJim Flora 17 Sep 2008 12:29 PM

The Sweetly Diabolic Art of Jim Flora

Flora-philes rejoice! On the Jim Flora blog, Irwin Chusid reveals the cover design for The Sweetly Diabolic Art of Jim Flora, the third in our series of Flora art books, which is due just about a year from now.

Now in stock: Meat Cake #17
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videopreviewsnew releasesDame Darcy 16 Sep 2008 12:29 PM

Meat Cake #17 by Dame Darcy

Meat Cake #17
By Dame Darcy

Just because Dame Darcy is busy with music, dollmaking, and being a reality TV star, that doesn't mean she's stopped baking her beloved Meat Cake, and here's a new issue to prove it! In Meat Cake #17, God is revealed to the Faeiry Sisters — so of course they get into a fight over it. Also, Trixxie Roxx stars in "The Horrors of Fame," what Darcy describes as "a punk-rock version of those cheesy 1940s romance novels where the girls are going through hyperdrama all the time" — plus more kee-razy neo-Goth fairy-tale madness from one of comics' true originals!

32-page black & white 6.75" x 10.25" comic book • $3.95
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Now in stock: The Complete Peanuts 1969-1970, 1967-1970 Box Set / Slipcase
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videopreviewsPeanutsnew releasesCharles M Schulz 15 Sep 2008 5:04 PM

The Complete Peanuts 1969-1970 by Charles M. Schulz

The Complete Peanuts 1969-1970
By Charles M. Schulz

"WOODSTOCK" PROPELS PEANUTS INTO THE '70s!

He turns up first as Snoopy’s secretary, then gradually becomes a good friend whom Snoopy helps to fly South... but it’s not until June 22, 1970 that the little bird gains a name, in a perfect salute to the decade that ends with this volume: Woodstock!

In other timely stories, Peppermint Patty runs afoul of her school’s dress code (those sandals!), Lucy declares herself a “New Feminist,” and Snoopy’s return to the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm on a speaking engagement climaxes in a riot and a new love found amidst the teargas (“She had the softest paws...”).

Speaking of Snoopy, this volume falls under the sign of the Great Beagle, as three separate storylines focus on the mysterious sovereign of Beagledom. First Snoopy is summoned by a wrathful G.B. when Frieda submits a complaint about his (Snoopy’s) desultory rabbit-chasing efforts; then, back in the Great one’s good graces, Snoopy is sent on a secret mission; and finally he himself ascends (briefly!) to the mantle of Great Beagledom.

In other news, an exasperated Lucy throws Schroeder’s piano into the maw of the kite-eating tree, with gruesome results... Miss Othmar goes on strike and Linus gets involved... Charlie Brown’s baseball team has an actual (brief) winning streak... Snoopy’s quest to compete in the Oakland ice skating competition is thwarted by his inability to find a partner... Charlie Brown goes to a banquet to meet his hapless baseball hero Joe Shlabotnik... Snoopy is left in the Van Pelt family’s care as Charlie and Sally Brown head out of town for a vacation... and (alas) the Little Red-Haired Girl moves away...

This volume also features a new introduction by renowned illustrator Mo Willems and, as always, gorgeous design by award-winning cartoonist Seth.

344-page black & white 8.5" x 6.5" hardcover • $28.99
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The Complete Peanuts 1967-1970 Box Set by Charles M. Schulz

The Complete Peanuts 1967-1970 Box Set
By Charles M. Schulz

A boxed set of the ninth and tenth volumes of The Complete Peanuts, designed by the award-winning graphic novelist, Seth. Shipping shrinkwrapped, with volumes 1967-1968 and 1969-1970 packed in a sturdy custom box designed especially for this set, it's the perfect gift book item.

two 344-page black & white 8.5" x 6.5" hardcover slipcased volumes • $49.99
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Also available: the slipcase by itself • $4.99
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