Monday, July 28, 2008

New Library Comics: Week of July 21, 2008

Here's a list of the comics we added to our library collection last week:

Angst : the best of norwegian comics vol. 1 / Oslo, Norway : Jippi Comics : No Comprendo Press, 2007-

Arnold, Monroe. Reagan's raiders no. 1 / Brooklyn, N.Y. : Solson Publications, c1986-

Azuma, Kiyohiko. Azumanga Daioh omnibus / Houston, Tex. : ADV Manga ; 2007.

Bagge, Peter. Apocalypse nerd / Milwaukie, Or. : Dark Horse, 2008.

Baillie, Liz. My brain hurts vol. 1 / Bloomington, Ind. : Microcosm Pub, 2007-

Best erotic comics 2008 / San Francisco, Calif. : Last Gasp ; London : Turnaround [distributor], 2007.

Biff bam pow! no. 1 / San Jose, CA : Amaze Ink/SLG Publishing, p2007-

Bray, Glenn. The original art of Basil Wolverton : from the collection of Glenn Bray / San Francisco, Calif. : Last Gasp ; Santa Ana : Grand Central Press, 2007.

Chackowicz, Howard, 1969- Howie : action comix / Montréal : Conundrum Press, c2008.

Dembicki, Carol. Mr. Big / [United States] : Little Foot Publishing, [2008]

Discovered : sequential art anthology 2007 / Savannah, Ga. : Savannah College of Art and Design ; 2007.

Drechsler, Debbie. Daddy's girl : comics / Seattle, Wash. : Fantagraphics, c2008.

Dupuy, 1960- Haunted / Montréal : Drawn & Quarterly ; New York : Distributed in the USA by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2008.

El Rassi, Toufic. Arab in America : a true story of growing up in America / San Francisco, Calif. : Last Gasp, 2007.

Farr, Michael, 1953- The adventures of Hergé, creator of Tintin / San Francisco : Last Gasp of San Francisco, c2007.

Gaiman, Neil. Signal to noise / Milwaukie, Or. : Dark Horse, 2007, c1989.

Gipi, 1963- Questa è la stanza / Bologna : Coconino Press, c2007.

Goulart, Ron, 1933- Good girl art / New Castle, Pa. : Hermes, c2007.

Gumby collected vol. 1 / Walnut Creek, Calif. : Wildcard Ink, 2007-

Hernandez, Jaime, 1959- The education of Hopey Glass / Seattle, Wash. : Fantagraphics, 2008.

Hotwire comix. vol. 1 / Seattle, Wash. : Fantagraphics, c2006-

Irving, Christopher. Peter Bagge / Raleigh, NC : TwoMorrows, c2007.

Kimjin. Kingdom of the winds vol. 1 / Glendale, Calif. : Netcomics, c2008-

Koyama-Richard, Brigitte. One thousand years of manga / Paris : Flammarion, c2007.

Levin, Bob. Most outrageous : the trials and trespasses of Dwaine Tinsley and Chester the Molester / Seattle, Wash. : Fantagraphics, 2008.

Mahfood, Jim. Stupid Comics vol. 1 (Phoenix Edition) / Berkeley, Calif. : Image Comics, 2008-

Martinson, Lars. Tōnoharu. part one / Minneapolis : Pliant Press 2008

Mauldin, Bill, 1921-2003. Willie & Joe : the WWII years / Seattle, Wash. : Fantagraphics Books, c2008.

McCarthy, Tom, 1969 May 22- Tintin and the secret of literature / London : Granta, 2006.

Myhre, Lise. Nemi / London : Titan, 2007.

Orbit. no. 1 / Forestville, Calif. : Eclipse Books, c1990-

Schrag, Ariel. Awkward and Definition : the high school comic chronicles of Ariel Schrag. / New York : Simon & Schuster, 2008.

Snejbjerg, Peter. Marlene / San Jose, Calif. : Slave Labor Graphics, 2006.

Takemiya, Keiko, 1950- Andromeda stories vol. 1 / New York : Vertical, c2007-

Ware, Chris, 1967- Thanksgiving : five prints from The New Yorker / Chicago : Acme Novelty, 2007

Wolverton, Basil. Agony and ecstasy / New York : Pure Imagination, c2007.

Yokoyama, Yuichi. New engineering / Brooklyn, NY : PictureBox, c2007.

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Friday, July 25, 2008

I'm not at SDCC...

Welcome to Comic-Con!I'm unable to go to the San Diego ComicCon, but I'll be following along with Bully the Stuffed Bull as he photo-blogs his way through the con. If you cannot be there as well, I recommend Bully's fun posts as the next best thing to being there.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

New This Week Mini Edition: July 23, 2008

I'm still on a semi-break from blogging, but I couldn't let this new comics day go by without mentioning:

The American Flagg hardcover finally comes out (how many years late is it?)

Marvel Adventures Super-Heroes #1, the new Paul Tobin-written comic in the MA line. Hulk, Spider-Man & Iron Man: what more do you want from your super-hero comics?

Ambush Bug: Year None #1, the highly-anticipated return of Keith Giffen & Robert Loren Fleming's DCU skewering.

Uncanny X-Men #500, the big round anniversary issue sees Matt Fraction joining his Iron Fist writing partner Ed Brubaker on Marvel's Merry Mutants.

Girl Genius Volume 7, 'nuff said.

And if it didn't arrive at your friendly local comic store last week, the sizable Zot! Complete Black & White Stories collection should arrive.

New Library Comics: Week of July 14, 2008

Here's a list of the comics we added to our library collection last week:

Bagge, Peter. Hate annual no. 7. / Seattle, WA : Fantagraphics Books.

Barr, Donna, 1952- Afterdead no. 1.2 / Callam Bay, Wash. : A Fine Line Press, 2007-

Blab! (Princeton, Wis.) Blab! no. 18 / [Chicago, IL : Monte Comix Productions, c1986-

Bolton, Andrew, 1966- Superheroes : fashion and fantasy / New York : The Metropolitan Museum of Art ; New Haven : Yale University Press, c2008.

Braddock, Paige. Jane's world vol. 8 / [Sebastopol, Calif.] : Girl Twirl Comics, 2003-

Breeden, Jennie. The devil's panties vol. 1 / [Fairfax, Va.] : Silent Devil Inc., 2007-

Broersma, Matt. Insomnia no. 3 / Seattle, WA : Fantagraphics Books ; [Bologna, Italy?] : Coconino Press, c2005-

C'est bon anthology. vol. 4 no. 9 / Malmö, Sweden : C'est Bon Kultur, 2004-

Campbell, Ross. Wet moon. Book 3, Further realms of fright / Portland, Or. : Oni Press, 2004-

Crilley, Mark. Miki falls vol. 4 : winter / [New York] : HarperTeen, c2007-

Darcy, Dame. Meat cake no. 16 / [Seattle, WA] : Fantagraphics Books, 1993-

Fetch, Toc. The lost and found season of the most Pope Joey, vol. 6 : Kids of Lower Utopia, no. 1 : Of Softdoor Scout Finnagain and Daffodil Dash Eleven / Woodstock, N.Y. : Abanne Ink, [1998]-

Fraction, Matt. Casanova vol. 1 : Luxuria / Berkeley, Calif. : Image Comics, c2007-

Herriman, George, 1880-1944. Krazy & Ignatz : "a ragout of raspberries" : culling together the complete full-page comic strips, with addanda, 1941-42 / Seattle : Fantagraphics, 2007.

Huizenga, Kevin, 1977- Ganges no. 2 / Seattle, WA : Fantagraphics, c2006-

Juicy mother 2 : how they met / New York, N.Y. : Soft Skull : Distributed by Publisher's Group West, 2005-

Kibuishi, Kazu, 1978- Amulet / New York : Graphix, 2008.

Mineshaft. nos. 20-21 / Brattleboro, VT : Mineshaft, c1999-

Mome. vol. 10 / Seattle, Wash. : Fantagraphics, 2005-

Nilsen, Anders, 1973- Big questions no. 10. / Montreal, Quebec : Drawn and Quarterly

Popgun vol. 1 / Berkeley, Calif. : Image Comics, 2007-

Prism Comics : your LGBT guide to comics. 2004, 2007 / Atlanta, GA : Prism Comics, 2003-

Pulp (San Francisco, Calif.) Pulp : manga for grownups. vol. 3 nos. 9-10 / San Francisco, CA : VIZ Communications, c1997-

Robot : super color comic vol. 4 / Carson, CA : Digital Manga Pub., 2005-

Sakuragi, Yukiya. Inubaka : crazy for dogs vol. 1 / San Francisco, CA : Viz Media, c2007-

Schulz, Charles M. (Charles Monroe), 1922-2000. The complete Peanuts vol. 9 : 1967 to 1968 / Seattle, WA : Fantagraphics Books, c2004-

Seth, 1962- Palooka-Ville no. 19 / Montreal, Quebec : Drawn & Quarterly, 1994-

Sfar, Joann. Dungeon. Parade vols. 1-2. / New York : NBM, c2006-<2007>

Takahashi, Rumiko, 1957- InuYasha vol. 32 / San Francisco, CA : Viz, LLC, c2003-

Tanaka, Masashi, 1962- Gon vols. 2-3 / La Jolla, CA : WildStorm Productions, c2007-

Tobe, Keiko. With the light : raising an autistic child vol. 1 / New York : Yen Press, 2007-

Toriyama, Akira, 1955- Dr. Slump vols. 1-2 / San Francisco : Viz, 2005-

Trondheim, Lewis. Little nothings vol. 1 : The curse of the umbrella / New York : NBM, 2008-

Van Lente, Fred. Action philosophers! : the lives and thoughts of history's A-list brain trust told in a hip and humorous fashion vol. 3 / Brooklyn, NY : Evil Twin Comics, 2006-

Van Lente, Fred. Comic book comics no. 1 / Brooklyn, N.Y. : Evil Twin Comics, 2008-

Ware, Chris, 1967- The Acme novelty library. Number 18 / Chicago, Ill. : Acme Novelty Library : distributed in the U.S. by Drawn and Quarterly Books and Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, 2007.

Ware, Chris, 1967- The acme novelty datebook : sketches and diary pages in facsimile v. 2. 1995-2002 / Montréal : Drawn and Quarterly ; Amsterdam : Oog & Blik, 2005.

World war three illustrated. no. 38 / N.Y.C. : S. Tobocman, P. Kuper, C. Kohlhofer, 1980-

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Friday, July 18, 2008

Shameless Friend Promotion: Jim O @ ComicCon

Pal Jim Ottaviani sends along the following:
Hello all,

I will be a guest of the Comic-Con this year, which is a wonderful honor. That means that I won't be in the Independent Publishers area (where I've been for the last 8 years or so). Please do visit me in this year's special location:
Artist's Alley, AA-13

I'm also on two panels this time around, the first of which is sure to be interesting!
Saturday, 4:30-5:30, Room 4
The Story of an Image

Here's Tom Spurgeon's summary of this: "Killer guest list including [Kim] Deitch and [Jim] Woodring. Also, you can ask Jim Ottaviani, 'Why are you up there with the rest of those giants, Jim?' And he'll totally agree with you." (It's true -- Tom and I had that conversation in Charlotte. I'm baffled and flattered and expect to learn a lot from my betters!)

Sunday, 10:30-11:30, Room 3
Spotlight on Jim Ottaviani

Just as it says. We'll talk about some things I want to talk about, and then talk about some things you want to talk about!

That's it. Safe travels to all who will be at the show -- I look forward to seeing you there. As always, I'll have books to sell, including a limited edition hard cover of the Charles R. Knight autobiography, posters to give away, and a smile on my face and a song in my heart...or something like that.

Special bonus, to those who got this far: If you have a friend who wants to attend the show on Saturday but didn't pre-register, find me before closing time on Friday and I can help you out. First come, first served!

Finally, and as always, if you'd like me to remove you from this list, please reply and I'll take your email address off right away.



Wednesday, July 16, 2008

"All of this has happened before..."

Via Nintendo Wii News, here's Sony CEO Howard Stringer in an interview with Bloomberg comparing his company's PlayStation 3 to the Nintendo Wii:
"I've played a Nintendo Wii. I don't see it as a competitor," Stringer said dismissively. "It's more of an expensive niche game device. We're selling a lot of PlayStation 3s now and it's still the best way to buy a Blu-ray player."

As Don Kaufman points out, the Wii is cheaper than the PS3, and neither is it a niche system.

I for one am reminded of attitudes expressed by certain comics companies regarding manga a few years ago...

Monday, July 14, 2008

New Library Comics: Week of July 7, 2008

Here's a list of the comics we added to the library's collection this past week:

Baumann, Suzanne. As eavesdropped-- / Hamtramck, MI : S. Baumann, c2003- no. 2

Choose your weapon sampler. Hamburg ; Los Angeles : Tokyopop, 2007.

Mahler, Nicolas Lone racer. Atlanta : Top Shelf Productions, 2006.

Nakazawa, Keiji. Barefoot Gen : a cartoon story of Hiroshima / San Francisco, Calif. : Last Gasp of San Francisco, 2004- vol. 2

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Blogging About Not Blogging is Still a Sin

I'll still be in stealth mode for a bit longer, I'm afraid, though you might see a simple post pop up from time to time. In the meantime, please enjoy the resumption of quick comic reviews in my Twitter feed.