|MAD about Conrad Groth|
|Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under office fun, misc, Ed Piskor||29 Oct 2014 9:59 AM|
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Unless you happen to be in the inner circle of Fantagraphics you might not know that our publisher's son, Conrad Groth, spent the summer interning at MAD Magazine in NYC. In the latest issue of MAD, they wrote a little thank you to Conrad (on the left) and the other summer intern. He's working his way up, up, up! We're happy to have Conrad back on the West Coast though, with the knowledge he gained over the summer.
The next long-awaited graphic novel by artist Dylan Horrocks, Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen, sports this lovely cover design, and we're proud to show it off for you now. Starring its titular protagonist, a cartoonist who hasn't drawn in years, Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen explores the pleasures, dangers, and moral consequences of fantasy, as Sam is thrown headlong into a fantastic journey after discovering a mysterious old comic book.
You can read up more about this eagerly anticipated book over on our book page, as well as place your pre-order. We expect the book to be out in late December, but make sure to watch this space and our Flog for updates!
Enter the brilliantly luminscent, high-contrast world of L.B. Cole! Our 19-page excerpt of Black Light: The World of L.B. Cole includes the introduction and first eight pages of Cole's biography, written by Bill Schelly and studded throughout with photographs, illustrations, and cover art.
On Sunday, November 2nd, join the punk illiterati and connoisseurs of low art for a book signing with Jacques Boyreau at Elliott Bay Book Company. Boyreau's new book, SuperTrash celebrates the vague, fuzzy line between high art and lowly trash. Would a Picasso by any other name look as sweet? Boyreau will give you a lesson in taxonomy and a tour through his curation of SuperTrash: Hermaphro Chic, Movie Fetish, 21st Century Anxiety. Part psychedelic psychotronic, part poster book, part album cover book, part paperback pulp book: interdisciplinary, quantal, and polyglottal, SuperTrash is surrealism for the 21st century.
So head on over to Elliott Bay Book Company at 3pm this Sunday (1521 Tenth Avenue, Seattle, WA) for an afternoon you'll never forget!
In addition the Northwest Film Forum presents three screenings of THE CROW on October 29, 30, and 31, at 8pm., in celebration of the SuperTrash release with a video presentation on Halloween night featuring a SuperTrash trailer. Filled with enthusiastic performances, anguished romance, and unchecked sadism, The Crow is a Baudelairian graphic poem about toilsome "undyingness."
Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 10th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
Oh, that Charlie Brown. What a sigh!
A Valentine for Charlie Brown is here, a bright pink square contrasted against Seattle's current fall gloom. Our next holiday-themed Peanuts gift book collects Charles M. Schulz's strips detailing our ever-optimistic round-headed hero, waiting so patiently for the valentine that he just knows will show up at his mailbox. Then, there's Sally Brown's continued pursuit of her reluctant "Sweet Baboo," Linus. This book makes for a great gift, whether or not you celebrate February 14th, and you can pre-order it now for a December delivery!
424-page full color 8.5" x 11" hardcover • $49.99
Ships in: October 2014 (subject to change) — Pre-Order Now
To commemorate the first time Don Rosa's legendary and internationally acclaimed Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge stories have been comprehensively reprinted in America, we have produced a stunning two-volume boxed set collecting the first two books in the 10-volume series. These two volumes contain over 30 of Rosa's ingeniously plotted, meticulously rendered, and kinetically vital Duck stories — from "A Matter of Gravity," in which Magica deSpell turns Uncle Scrooge’s world upside down and sideways, to "Return to Plain Awful," Rosa's sequel to Carl Barks's "Lost in the Andes." Both books are available in a customized, full-color slipcase at a bargain price.
"With a drawing style that resembles Jason Lutes and Charles Burns, and a storytelling style similar to Jim Woodring and Al Columbia, Rickheit excels in making nightmares lucid." – The A.V. Club
80-page full color 8” x 10” softcover • $19.99
Due to arrive in 2-4 weeks. Click the thumbnails for larger versions; get more info, see more previews, and pre-order your copy here:
Tim Lane, master of the intense and dense comics page is back at his hometown store for a book signing this Saturday, November 1st at 7pm. Lane continues his exploration of the Great American Mythological Drama that began with his first book, the critically acclaimed Abandoned Cars. This collection of stories is broadly linked together by the experience of wandering - both literally and figuratively. With compelling verisimilitude, the lives of his characters are depicted by way of rich mixtures of obscure myths and documented facts, dreams and reality, belief and disbelief, throughout a haunted landscape populated by the ghosts of a complex and rich fictional tapestry. Star Clipper in St. Louis is the place to be to meet the man behind the myth.
Feel like singing in the great "Jackie's Blues" experiment? Every town Lane visits he invites musicians and singers to record themselves. Lane is documenting the folksy sounds of ordinary and extrodinary people even in the midst of the heady technological age and you could be a part of it.
Hop a train, throw out a thumb on the highway or break into those new-to-you shoes to get to Star Clipper.
6392 Delmar Blvd
St. Louis, MO
Bill Griffiths of Zippy the Pinhead lists the things he looks for in an amazing cartoonist on the CAM site.
...to name a few but they equal M.K. Brown!
Much of the sketches from inside the court room in addition to paraphenalia and photos from the Gitmo base itself are on display.
Starred review: "With his signature spare, thick line work on display, Shaw pursues his twin main interests-stressed families and sotto voce science fiction-in his most audacious color exercise since The Unclothed Man in the 35th Century (2010) and his most eventful book ever." –Ray Olson, Booklist