While we're on the topic of classics, it really doesn't get any better than the comics contained in this stellar 234 page full color volume. "A Christmas for Shacktown" comfortably rests at, or very near, the pinnacle of holiday comics (Those unfamiliar with this classic tale, can get a foretaste, with thisPDF previewthat includes roughly the first half). The meaning and spirit of Christmas are told in this engaging, entertaining and edifying tale, that can be enjoyed in any era and by all ages. In addition, we have the under-rated masterpiece, "The Golden Helmet", which we feel is one of the very best long Duck tales of all, as well as...
Yes, the best time of year has arrived: the new issue of Love and Rockets is here; a little bit later than in the previous four years since the annual publication schedule of Love and Rockets in a squarebound book form was initiated in response to industry changes – notably the rise of the book store (online as well as actual) as the primary sales channel for comics, having supplanted the traditional comic book store – but now that it's here, the extra wait feels like nothing. And as for the actual contents? The big news this time around is that Beto has returned to Palomar! – but with more twists than Luba can shake her hammer at; in...
A story that required years of fermentation to arrive at its requisite form, Pittsburgh is a comics meditation on family and identity that unfolds within a complex matrix of time, place and self as it is inscribed within memory. On the surface, it is a memoir of the artist's parents' courtship, marriage and divorce – and its reverberations through his life. There are also the supporting tales of two sets of grandparents and the crucial involvement of a neighborhood family, as well as the mute chorus of the family dog. This surface is structurally undergirded by substantial formal constructions of great depth that connect this singular tale...
Now's your chance to get – or give – the two works upon which rests Jason's US reputation – "Hey, Wait!" and Ssshhhh – along with the long out of print and up-until-now-mega-pricey, The Iron Wagon. All three works in an attractive hardcover omnibus for significantly less than the retail cost of the original softcovers. If there is still anyone reading this who has yet to discover the pleasures of Jason, this is the perfect place to start.
The new Michael DeForge is here.This has only just nowarrived,and so there's notyetmuch to say.A quick glance revealsthatthe six-panel grid is in full effect here, and looking good. Brat is a 160 page, full color hardcover graphic novel wherein we are given an up close and (very) personal look at the life and times of "Ms. D" (so close, in fact, that at times it feels like DeForge has turned herinside out). Looking forward to diving in...
On Friday, September 20, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, please join us in welcoming Emil Friis Ernst, who is travelling all the way from his native Denmark to celebrate the release of his premiere graphic novel, Dr. Murder and the Island of Death (yikes!). Be prepared for Emil to deliver a soliloquy in character as Dr. Murder, and then be among the first in North America to get their hands on his new work. Refreshments will be served.
You can check out a preview of Dr. Murder and much more at Emil's site, HERE.
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