• I finally read Craig Thompson's Hababi last week. Wow. Masterful comics storytelling, and unbelievably gorgeous. Powerful mojo. Big ups to you, Craig.
• Finally, not comics, but related in that, if the human race isn't around for much longer, then there's no one i can sell our comics too. I often comment on my big crush on author, journalist Naomi Klein. But more than anything, i respect her for her courage and her ability to communicate radical truths that need to be heard. These are 20 of the best minutes you could possibly spend, her talk titled Addicted to Risk, courtesy of the wonderful Ted Talks.
Cheers to Nate Powell and his wife Rachel! They are now that proud parents of beautiful wee little Harper Powell, arrived on this world at 8:59 p.m. on the 5th of December. Nate writes: "She's healthy, well-adjusted, and ludicrously cute. I'll start her off on basic inking skills and then move to more advanced photoshop techniques soon..."
Hey kids! Harvey Pekar's Cleveland is listed in the brand spankin' new issue of Diamond Previews — order code DEC111207 — and not only that, but Joyce Brabner has a giant-sized interview in there as well! You can read it right here.
I've said it before, and i stand firmly by it, but i think this is one of Harvey's best books ever, and the art by Joseph Remnant is outstanding. A perfectly complimentary pair!
• Meanwhile, check this!... Kevin O'Neill is selling his original artwork for LXG! Read more about it at Paul (The Man at the Crossroads) Gravett's blog.
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I feel like one of those late night cable access car-salesmen! But really, this is totally good stuff we're offerin' up here, kids! Seriously, if you're ahead of the curve and are buying comics for the digital device of choice, it don't get much better than this. Hell, it makes me want to get an iPad for myself!
That's really cool!... they even provided a hyperlink to the Cleveland graphic novel on our website!
As my partners on the Veeps film and myself find ourselves on the home stretch, i thought this would be a good time to showcase some more work by one of the two key players in our drama. As you may have read in last week's Hey, Bartender blog, Bill Kelter recently took a transformational road-trip. Meanwhile, Wayne Shellabarger too has been busy. Pretty soon (come on now!) Wayne is supposed to have his own website up, which will feature tons of rarely seen comics, posters, and miscellaneous art. Stay tuned.
Here's a 7" record cover Wayne did for San Francisco band Born Petrified. Subtle. Understated. Beautiful.