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Mike Baehr's Blog
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Flog posts by Fantagraphics' consumer marketing/web editor/hand model guy. Say, buy some books why don't you?

Jason interview at Panels and Pixels
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Jason 18 Aug 2008 12:21 PM
Chris Mautner talks to Jason about Pocket Full of Rain, Low Moon, and much more... Jason dropping a tease about a future monster-based story is worth the price of admission alone.
Tim Lane interview at The Comics Reporter
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Tim Lane 18 Aug 2008 12:01 PM
The Comics Reporter's Tom Spurgeon talks to Tim Lane about Abandoned Cars , influences, future plans and much more.
La Semaine est finie
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Fantagraphics BookstoreeventsDavid B 18 Aug 2008 5:56 AM

"La Semaine de la Bande Dessinée - A Week Celebrating the French Graphic Novel" is now over and was a rousing success by any measure. We have many photographs from the events to browse, from Wednesday's opening lecture by Kim Thompson (previously posted); Friday's opening of the David B. "My Story, My Stories" exhibit and book signing at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery:

David B.

...Saturday's David B. discussion at Seattle Central Library:

David B. slideshow talk at Seattle Central Library, 08/16/08

...and Sunday's "Romans Graphiques Meet the Graphic Novel" panel discussion at the Henry Art Gallery with panelists (L to R) Peter Bagge, David B., moderator Kim Thompson, and Jim Woodring:

David B. super-fan Karl Dotter, a.k.a. k4rl on Flickr, flew up from San Francisco for the events and has a bunch more photos and a few video clips:

Photographer Steve Sampson of the Alliance Française also took many, many great photos over the week; we'll be sure to post a link when they're up on the Alliance's website. And we recorded audio at all these events (and the Library is going to be podcasting theirs), so we should be able to bring you MP3s and possibly some multimedia in the near future.

Special thanks to all of the individuals and organizations who worked so hard to put together this fantastic week of events, and of course to the gracious and phenomenally talented David B. for making the journey, tirelessly signing and sketching, and providing such fascinating discussion. It's a great month to be a graphic novel fan in Seattle.

Sara Edward-Corbett Mome 13 sneak peek
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under previewsMome 17 Aug 2008 11:10 PM
Click on through to see it on the Invisibleman blog to which Sara contributes.
Blogosphere roundup for 8/15/08
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under reviewsarbitrary cuteness 16 Aug 2008 8:28 PM

Apologies for the late update -- technical difficulties and all that. This week's reviews: 

• Joe McCulloch, AKA Jog, takes a good look at Tim Lane's Abandoned Cars

Joe/Jog also looks at Where Demented Wented: The Art and Comics of Rory Hayes 

Sequart examines Explainers by Jules Feiffer

• Retailer Mike Sterling says Tales Designed to Thrizzle #4 by Michael Kupperman is "all you need to know about the new comics coming in this week," and then promptly sells out of themSequart looks at the issue too

• This week's coverage of Strange and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko by Blake Bell comes from Publishers Weekly, The Village Voice (second on the page), and Steve Bissette

Black Heart Magazine reviews Ellen Forney's Lust

• French site Wart looks at Bottomless Belly Button by Dash Shaw

• We take 3 spots on this top-10 list at Creative Loafing (and 2 of those are Acme Novelty Library)

• Our Eric Reynolds is posting scans of our press clippings on his Flickr account

Harry Allen appreciates The Pin-Up Art of Dan DeCarlo Vol. 1 and Vol. 2

The Forbidden Planet International blog looks at The Number 73304-23-4153-6-96-8 by Thomas Ott (reposted from the Blank Slate Books blog)

• Flickr user jjohnshea not only poses his sweet-looking dog with Maakies with the Wrinkled Knees by Tony Millionaire and Chance in Hell by Gilbert Hernandez (among other books... and look, here's his other dog with The Frank Book by Jim Woodring), he reviews them too:

Reading Stack - March 27, 2008

In other links...

This guy scored some great stuff at our Summer Sidewalk Sale last weekend

Richard Grayson has a great report from last Friday's Where Demented Wented book release event at Desert Island in Brooklyn

Blake Bell has the hots for my wife and writes some other things about his Comic-Con experience

• Paul Hornschemeier posts a video of Jonathan Lethem and Daniel Clowes talkin' shop at MoCCA

At Blog Flume, Ken Parille connects the dots between Swiss appropriationist Ugo Rondinone, Jason, and Carl Barks

Also at Blog Flume, Jonathan Bennett presents the complete It Was a Dark and Stormy Night by Snoopy

• Are you keeping up with Amazing Facts... and Beyond! with Leon Beyond by Kevin Huizenga, Ted May and Dan Zettwoch?

• In other webcomics news, Roger Langridge announces the temporary return of Fred the Clown

Tim O'Shea interviews The Comics Journal Online Editor Dirk Deppey

• News To Me Dept: Hey, this Angry Youth Comix cover is based on this Li'l Abner paperback cover

An amazing piece of original art by Michael Kupperman and the bitter story behind how it was acquired (via Sean T. Collins)

• Our own Kristy Valenti posts her Comic-Con 2008 wrap-up at ComicMix

• At Thought Balloonists, see photos of Jim Woodring at his Comic-Con spotlight panel and video of Jaime Hernandez sketching John Hancock for a fan at our Comic-Con booth

• Our own Larry Reid is quoted in this Los Angeles Times article about photographer Edward Colver

• Tim of Sparky Malarkey has a lot of our books on his shelves

More Anders Nilsen sketchbook comics

Sexual harrassment at Comic-Con
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under comics industry 14 Aug 2008 7:39 PM
I may have witnessed one of the incidents of sexual harrassment at this year's Comic-Con described by our good friend and colleague John DiBello in his commentary posted on Kevin Church's blog [CORRECTION] on his hooved friend Bully's blog (oops, my RSS reader picked up the cross-post before the original post) -- either that, or I witnessed an incident in addition to the ones he describes. John's comments are right on -- I strongly encourage you to go check them out.
Sneak peek video & photos: Where Demented Wented
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videoRory Hayespreviewsnew releases 14 Aug 2008 1:54 PM

Is it still a "sneak peek" if the book is already available? If you haven't seen it yet, sure! Today we're bringing you a belated video and photo teaser of Where Demented Wented: The Art and Comics of Rory Hayes, the first-ever collection of work from the controversial underground/outsider cartoonist. Watch as I try to flip past the most blatantly NSFW material! View the video above (or click here if it doesn't show up), and take a closer look in our photo gallery.

Kim Thompson's "Vingt sur 20" lecture
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under eventsDavid B 14 Aug 2008 11:35 AM

Kim Thompson

Kim Thompson

"La Semaine de la Bande Dessinée - A Week Celebrating the French Graphic Novel" got off to a great start last night at the Alliance Française of Seattle, as a standing-room-only crowd gathered to see our own Kim Thompson present his slide lecture "Vingt sur 20: French Comics from Goscinny to Satrapi," an informative and entertaining overview of 20 artists who transformed la bande desinée from a children's medium into "the ninth art." We are working on presenting this slideshow in interactive format, with audio, here on the Fantagrahpics website in the near future, so stay tuned! And don't forget that this week-long event continues tonight with screenings of Tintin et Moi at Northwest Film Forum and David B.'s "My Story, My Stories" exhibit opening and book signing at our bookstore tomorrow!

Daniel Clowes Does Seattle Aug. 29!
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Fantagraphics BookstoreeventsDaniel Clowes 13 Aug 2008 9:16 PM

Daniel Clowes Ghost World: The Special Edition exhibit

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery proudly presents the return of Daniel Clowes on August 29. His appearance marks the premiere of Ghost World: The Special Edition. The reception will feature an exhibition of Clowes’ meticulously rendered original graphics related to the book, as well as a brief discussion of the artist's cinematic approach to cartooning moderated by Fantagraphics Books co-publisher Gary Groth. Admission is free, as always. Please join us on August 29, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM to welcome this extraordinary artist. Click here for more details and the full media release!

(NOTE: The exclusive limited-edition silkscreen print shown above will be available ONLY at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery. Out-of-towners, now is the time to call in favors to your Seattle-area friends.)

FantaTube
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videopreviews 12 Aug 2008 9:23 PM

A quick note to those of you who are on The YouTube: we've just uploaded over a dozen of our recent video previews that have heretofore been hosted only on Flickr. We like the video quality on Flickr better, but we know there's lots of you on YouTube, too, so please, watch and enjoy.

By the way, we'd like to encourage those of you with your own blogs and websites to use our Flickr preview images and embed our videos, if you so desire. It's all kosher, so don't be shy.


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