Archive for June, 2007

What is Known as the Realms of the Unreal


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Thursday, June 28, 2007


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Henry Darger isn’t really a comics artist, I suppose, but his work is at least somewhat related. Close enough, anyway, to justify showing this creepy (and inappropriate?) dessert version of one of his hermaphroditic Vivian Girls.

These cakes are currently being sold at the Hara Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo, to commemorate a Darger exhibit there.

I’d like to see more cakes like this—Jim Woodring would work well, I think. Even better: Rory Hayes.

(Via Serious Eats.)

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Dept. of Corrections


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Monday, June 25, 2007


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In the second part of my apparently cursed essay on Steve Gerber from the new issue of Comics Comics, there is a small error that needs correcting.

Gerber and Jack Kirby’s parody of John Byrne, Booster Cogburn, appeared in Destroyer Duck, not Stewart the Rat.

I regret the error, obviously. Please mark this correction on the page when you purchase your issue, and let us never speak of this again.

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All Ages Admitted?


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Monday, June 25, 2007


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Apparently so. This is almost embarrassing, though at least we’re safe from the ghost of Fredric Wertham.

Online Dating

In our cred’s defense, I don’t think this blog-rating thing can read cartoons. That should have gotten us a PG at least.

(Via some stupid online dating site.)

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Damn Right


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Friday, June 22, 2007


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Frank Santoro hanging masterful new drawings

Ben Jones contemplating the universe

Tonight, at CANADA, New Mutants!

And tomorrow, at MoCCA, Comics Comics 3, 1-800 MICE, The Ganzfeld 5, and maniac artists signing galore!

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All Systems Go


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Friday, June 22, 2007


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There were no mishaps at the printer. Tomorrow is CC-Day.

And tonight is New Mutants night.

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Then I Saw His Mask


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Wednesday, June 20, 2007


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Via Alvin Buenaventura, Brian Chippendale is pictured on the cover of the new June/July issue of the Believer.

After Lauren last month, that makes two PictureBox artists immortalized by Charles Burns in a row.

And if Eric Reynolds is right about Fletcher Hanks in August (who you may remember was included in Art Out of Time), we may be looking at something like a hat trick!

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What Happened to the Giant Cockroach?


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Wednesday, June 20, 2007


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I like Matt Fox‘s drawings in this old comic from Mystery Tales (how can you not appreciate a story with an old woman digging a tiny grave with a teaspoon?), though the plot’s not exactly strong on logic.

(Via Golden Age Comic Book Stories.)

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