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Archive >> January 2010

Warehouse finds back in stock!
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Vaughn BodeThomas OttThe Comics JournalPopeyeLove and RocketsKim DeitchJoe ColemanJaime Hernandez 28 Jan 2010 5:57 AM

During our recent inventory count at our storied and labyrinthine warehouse, we discovered additional copies of several items thought to be sold out and unavailable for weeks, months — or years! Grab these gems while you can before they run out again — quantities are limited!

The Bill Sienkiewizc Sketchbook

The Bill Sienkiewicz Sketchbook
Introduction by Alan Moore!

The Comics Journal Special Edition - Summer 2002

The Comics Journal Special Edition - Summer 2002
The premiere second issue of the "supersized" Comics Journals, with a great Woodring interview and cover.

The Complete E.C. Segar Popeye Vol. 9: 1934-1935

The Complete E.C. Segar Popeye Vol. 9: 1934-1935 (Hardcover)
Our original Popeye reprint series from the 1980s. Handsome clothbound volume.

Dead End by Thomas Ott

Dead End
Out of print European album-sized collection of T. Ott stories.

Haw! by Ivan Brunetti

Haw!
Awful Brunetti gags; has been re-collected in Ho! but this original version is awful cute.

The Evolution & History of Moosekind by Bob Foster

The Evolution & History of Moosekind
By Bob Foster. Like Larry Gonick but with moose. From the pages of Marvel's old Crazy magazine. Funny!

International Bob by Terry LaBan

International Bob
A hard to find collection of Terry (Cud) LaBan's alternative-comics work.

The Island of Dr. Moral by Jeremy Eaton

The Island of Dr. Moral
Brilliant weirdness from the brilliant Jeremy Eaton.

Junkwaffel Vol. 2 by Vaughn Bode

Junkwaffel Vol. 2
Classic Vaughn Bodé material.

Love and Rockets: Short Stories by Jaime Hernandez

Love and Rockets: Short Stories
Just $5.48 (half cover price), a great entry point to Jaime's early Locas!

Love and Rockets Book 7: The Death of Speedy by Jaime Hernandez

Love and Rockets Book 7: The Death of Speedy (Hardcover)
Includes some of everyone's favorite Jaime "Locas" stories. Now half off the cover price!

Muzzlers, Guzzlers and Good Yeggs by Joe Coleman

Muzzlers, Guzzlers and Good Yeggs
Last few copies of this great Joe Coleman book collected from BLAB!

The Reaper of Love and Other Stories by Berni Wrightson

The Reaper of Love and Other Stories
A 1988 reprint of classic Berni Wrightson material from 1968-1971! Out of print for years!

A Shroud for Waldo by Kim Deitch

A Shroud for Waldo
Graphic novel length "Waldo" story by Kim Deitch.

Marc Maron's WTF?!
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Peter Bagge 28 Jan 2010 5:04 AM

  

Marc Maron is an absolutely brilliant comic talent who hosted the morning show on the ill-fated Air America radio network, and I guess he enjoyed that gig so much he's created the WTF podcast to continue to scratch that itch. His latest episode features the always-funny Peter Bagge, taped while Marc was recently doing a set of comedy gigs in Seattle. For some reason, Marc thought it would also be a good reason to have me on, too. The show was recorded at the Fantagraphics Bookstore, and we had a good time doing it. Thanks, Marc! Check out Marc's archives, too, the show is fantastic. 

King of the Flies desktop wallpaper
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under wallpapersPirus and Mezzo 27 Jan 2010 1:50 PM

When I was taking photos for our preview of King of the Flies Vol. 1: Hallorave by Mezzo & Pirus, I observed that the endpapers might make a nifty desktop background. One request to the art department later, and presto! (Note that this image is Not Safe For Most Workplaces due to partial nudity.)

Just click on the size that matches your monitor resolution and the image will open in a new window; if you're on a PC, right-click the image and select "Set As Background"; if you're on a Mac, control+click and select "Set As Desktop Background." (We don't know what the procedure is for iPhones, but if you have one, you probably do, right?) For lots more wallpaper selections, find recent ones here and older ones here.


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Daily OCD: 1/27/10
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Steven WeissmanJim FloraHotwireDennis the Menace 27 Jan 2010 1:26 PM

Online Commentary & Diversions for today:

Plug: Chris Mautner of Robot 6 declares Hotwire Comics Vol. 3 his Pick of the Week: "Here's another hefty sampling of edgy, in-your-face alternative comics, edited by Glenn Head, who provides the cover as well as a couple of interior stories as well. This volume boasts a rather impressive A-list of contributors, including Mary Fleener, Michael Kupperman, R. Sikoryak, Mack White, Johnny Ryan and more. The Sikoryak story in particular — a mash-up between Dennis the Menace and Hamlet — is worth checking out, as is the great, surreal tale from White. If nothing else, I'm grateful to Head for giving folks like White a place to get their comics published, as they're the kind of artists we don't seem to see enough of these days."

Plug: Marc Arsenault at Wow Cool hypes Hotwire Comics Vol. 3

Plug: "The third volume of Fantagraphics’ Harvey and Eisner nominated Hotwire has arrived and it looks great. ... The Complete Dennis the Menace 1961 - 1962 by Hank Ketcham. Read it." – Gosh! Comics Blog

Elsewhere: Irwin Chusid reports the good news that Jim Flora's children's books will start coming back into print with new editions from Brooklyn-based indie press Enchanted Lion Books

Things to see: At What Things Do, part 3 of Steven Weissman's "This Already Happened"

First Look (for real this time): Tales Designed to Thrizzle #6
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Michael KuppermanComing Attractions 27 Jan 2010 10:20 AM

Tales Designed to Thrizzle #6 by Michael Kupperman

Squint no more! (Plus I got the issue number right this time.) The new issue of Tales Designed to Thrizzle comes out in May!

UPDATE: Michael Kupperman lets us know that this is not the finished version, so some changes may be made between now and when it goes to press.

Bookmark me...
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Sophie Crumb 27 Jan 2010 10:11 AM

  

... Sophie Crumb has an art blog.

New Comics Day 1/27/10
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under New Comics DayHotwireGlenn Head 26 Jan 2010 4:20 PM

Scheduled to arrive at enlightened comic shops across the land tomorrow:

Hotwire Comics Vol. 3 by various artists; edited by Glenn Head

Hotwire Comics Vol. 3
By various artists; edited by Glenn Head

The Comics Reporter says: "A boon for fans of a certain kind of energetic, restless, profane comic book making — for the rest of us it's an exquisitely curated, controlled visit to that particular comics world." Jog calls it "a distinctly old-fashioned scattershot alternative comics production" and "a louder, more comedic, more visually-driven" sibling to Mome.

We have previews-a-plenty both here on our site and on the official Hotwire website; check them out while you're contacting your local shop to confirm availability.

Comixtravaganza Finale Features Peter Bagge
Written by Larry Reid | Filed under Peter BaggeNewaveFantagraphics Bookstoreevents 26 Jan 2010 3:59 PM

Comixtravaganza flyer

The Seattle Public Library's popular "Comixtravaganza" celebration concludes this Saturday, January 30. The Rem Koolhaas-designed central branch hosts a comics creating workshop with Fantagraphics friends Greg Stump and David Lasky at 1:00 PM, followed by a career-spanning media presentation by alternative comics titan Peter Bagge at 3:00 PM. Later that evening Lasky and Bagge will be featured guests at the fabulous book launch party for NEWAVE! The Underground Mini Comics of the 1980s at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery. Admission is free to all events.

If you live in the Northwest, you won't want to miss these wildly entertaining spectacles.

Daily OCD: 1/26/10
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under reviewsJohnny RyanHo Che AndersonHans RickheitAnders Nilsen 26 Jan 2010 2:13 PM

Another short Online Commentary & Diversions update:

Feature: Publishers Weekly spotlights King: The Special Edition. Calvin Reid talks to King creator Ho Che Anderson and Fantagraphics publisher Gary Groth about the development of the book

Review: "Whatever the case, [The Squirrel Machine] is a compelling, fascinating journey through an often creepy and always striking world, one that's regularly quite hilarious... What can one make of that sort of thing? You might be able to attempt an interpretation, one that will be just as valid as any, but it's just as legitimate to go along for the ride and see where Rickheit takes you. It won't be where you expect, that's for sure." – Matthew J. Brady

Things to see: "Pecker Eggs" by Johnny Ryan

Things to see: It's been a while since the last time we had new sketchbook pages from Anders Nilsen

Bill Everett book breakdown
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Coming AttractionsBlake BellBill Everett 26 Jan 2010 2:11 PM

Fire & Water: Bill Everett, The Sub-Mariner, and the Birth of Marvel Comics

Blake Bell is plowing ahead with his forthcoming, highly-anticipated book Fire & Water: Bill Everett, The Sub-Mariner, and the Birth of Marvel Comics (preliminary cover art shown above subject to change), and you can track his progress on his Bill Everett Facebook page. In this update, he outlines the contents of each chapter and gives a general idea of what to expect in the book, which is on track for a September release.


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