Teenie Harris's star keeps burning brighter and brighter, and is now shining high in a massive show of his work currently on display at The Carnegie Museum of Art here in Pittsburgh through April 7, 2012. Teenie Harris, Photographer: Image, Memory, History is the catalogue to that show and it goes a long way to revealing the amazing social, cultural and spiritual riches of Pittsburgh's African-American community. Anyone wondering what makes Pittsburgh special can find a large part of their answer of display right here. Anyone who can, should attend this show – there's still plenty of time to make it. Those who can't should consider...
This startlingly well produced Big Book, the latest from the greatest full grown adult comics whiz kid, that literary minded artistic genius and graphic technician extraordinaire who possesses what could possibly be the most divided consciousness in a fully-functioning adult in the known world -- yes, that's right, Mr. Chris Ware -- collects material previously presented in the comics periodical Acme Novelty Library #7 & #15 (AKA Acme Novelty Big Book of Jokes #1 & #2 ) published by Fantagraphics, along with plenty of finely crafted, bruising new work with which it has been seamlessly integrated, all bundled together in an...
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John P. has this to say about his latest creation: "This All-Animals Issue features stories on possums, dogs, cats, Midwestern mountain lions, moths, horses, frogs, toads, and more! Plus Catcalls and Top 40 etc etc. A winner. 40 digest pages, black and white throughout."
The All-Animals Issue! Don't miss it!
Poetry Is Useless has arrived!Anders Nilsen's new 200+ page hardcover is chock-a-block with plenty of beautiful sketchbook scans mixed together with miscellanea in this sumptuous æsthetic free-for-all. We've only just taken our copies out of the box, and so don't have much to say yet besides, "Wow, nice!", but want to let people know that it's here.
We put together a quick preview, iuncluding eight full spreads, HERE. Take a moment to feast your eyes...
One comics creator whose work can truly be appreciated by all ages is Carl Barks. Here is another splendiferous hardcover volume in the fifteen-year Fantagraphics Books project of bringing the entirety of his work for The Walt Disney Company back into print in a complete, thirty-volume edition of The Carl Barks Library. This is the sixth volume to be released (but is the eighth position, chronologically speaking, of the series as they are being released out of order) so it looks like we're a fifth of the way there. In this volume readers will get the chance to enjoy Barksian takes on the world of 1949 in graphic novellas such as the...
This One Summer is a finely nuanced portrait of pubescents at the dawning of their age of sexuality that will have readers slowing down if not stopping in their tracks to pause and soak up every line ofstunningly good work. The Tamaki cousins enter Hernandez brothers territory here, with their deftly characterized and deeply empathic portraits of each pen & ink participant in the drama that unfolds on these pages. There are echoes, too, of Charles Burns’s Black Hole, in the presentation of the protagonists' stumbling upon detritus strewn outdoor settings that stand as a synecdoche forinnocence’s discoveringthe mysteries of sexual...
Wow! The first issue of Liz Suburbia's newseries, Egg Cream, is a knockout! Her crisp,confident line in combination withartfullybalanced blackspottingcreatescomics that come alive in smartly arrangedpanelsfillingone well-composed page after another– 96 pages in all – in this squarebound volume ofall new comics work;printed just right in black and white on newsprint with cardsrtock covers.Startingoff with a hefty installment of the follow up,second volume of Sacred Heart, and concludingwith thegraphically advenutrous "Goth Ex GF,"Egg Cream is easily the best new series yet seen in2019!
Anyone unfamiliar with Liz Suburbia can get an idea not...
Picking up, more or less, where Ganges left off, Kevin Huizenga's new series, Fieldercontinues to map new worlds for comics. The issue opens up – after an intriguing symbolization of the nature of thought on the inside front cover – withBona, a deconstructive remix of Sam Glanzman’sKona(which featured, improbably yet likely, scripts by Lionel Ziprin), published by Dell in the early 1960s. This story, which is bifurcated, with another, earlier part of the story appearing later(!) in the issue, highlights formal aspects of classic comics narratives while simultaneously reflecting on their generic tropes and the cultural milieu that produced...
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Also, PLEASE NOTE that the shop will be CLOSED on Friday 16 August (as well as Tuesday 13 August, in case anyone has forgotten that the shop is now closed on Tuesdays).
And, finally, here's a shout out to Fantagraphics for their great releases of the last month. WOW!
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