Comic Book Chit-chat

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Re: Comic Book Chit-chat

Post by linus » Wed Jul 30, 2008 14:22

Gordon wrote:Didn't Adrian Tomine do a lot of album art and stuff, too? (eels?)
he did that softies cover for 'it's love' plus stuff for the crabs too

there's some examples of that and other stuff (rose melberg/aislers set/fairways/etc) here: http://www.drawnandquarterly.com/artPre ... d3e024d115" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

his own website has covers for luna ('best of') and an illustration for the booklet that accompanied a yo la tengo lp ('murdering the classics')

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Re: Comic Book Chit-chat

Post by Gordon » Wed Jul 30, 2008 16:49

In Graphic Novel news I saw the teaser for Watchmen on the iTunes site. Like all teasers, it looks wickles.

Also wanted out Joe Sacco has a book of weird band artwork too.

And I found the Adrian Tomine book, it's called 'Scrapbook, Uncollected Work: 1990-2004'. It's wickles too.

Also wickles is Igort: 5 is the Perfect Number, a kind of stylised film noir Italian Mafia comic.

Any and all of these books may feature in photos with me giving thumbs ups.
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Re: Comic Book Chit-chat

Post by Gordon » Wed Jul 30, 2008 16:54

Here we go (and relevant too!):
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Re: Comic Book Chit-chat

Post by indiansummer » Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:23

bonjour_tristesse wrote:Has anyone read Jeffrey Brown's latest autobiographical book? It's called Little Things & i just ordered it from the waterstones website, however its not in stock so may not ever arrive. Booh.
yes, it's really good. features some of his best stuff for a few years, in my opinion. if you like Andrew Bird it's probably even better. more than made up for ...Change-Bots.

his new comics ship in September, don't they?
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Re: Comic Book Chit-chat

Post by Bobby Who? » Thu Jul 31, 2008 18:42

Can I just say (haven't had time to read whole thread)...Everyone on here should go buy a copy of WINSTON ECHO's cartoons/comix....they are fantastic:

http://undereducated.tripod.com/winston ... s/onmyway/
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BLANKETS anyone?

Also Jan Saffar's KLEZMER is brilliant.....





....I read 2000AD every week from 1977 'till my dad stopped buying it for me about 20yrs later...I can't wait 'till I have a permanant address and proper job so I can order it and get it delivered every week....that is my idea of luxury!!
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Re: Comic Book Chit-chat

Post by linus » Thu Jul 31, 2008 19:04

I enjoyed Blankets way more than I ever expected I would, it's definitley one of my favourite reads ever

that and Goodbye, Chunky Rice too

I started reading 2000AD around Prog 100, I can't remember when I stopped

I still have nightmares though that it's saturday morning and the paperboy's delivered and I run to the front door and there's NO 2000AD in the paper! AIIIIIIEEEE! Drokk! Etc!

I know I swapped getting 2000AD each week to receiving The Face each month- what a twat!

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Re: Comic Book Chit-chat

Post by Carys » Thu Jul 31, 2008 19:05

Does anyone want copies of Scott Pilgrim 3 and 4? I have duplicates, so just PM me if you fancy either/both of them.

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Re: Comic Book Chit-chat

Post by soft revolution » Sun Aug 03, 2008 23:22

I had a good visit to Page 45 in Nottingham on Saturday after the popshow - http://www.page45.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; sooo...

I got Rumble Strip by Woodrow Phoenix which is about Road Safety, and it's wonderful to see a comic addressing the topic.

And a complete collection of the Zot! comics from the 80s. I'm completely absorbed by it, though it is 500 odd pages long. It's a good mix of US storytelling and Japanese Manga styles

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It's set in an alternate earth which is a futuristic more perfect version of this one although Zot can travel between them via a portal and has a friendship/relationship with a girl from our earth. He's a really cocky yet naive character because he's not used to the imperfections of this world. There's some great humerous touches to it as well.

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Re: Comic Book Chit-chat

Post by Carys » Mon Aug 04, 2008 00:07

I went in there after the popshow too - a really lovely comic shop. I bought a back issue of Mome (£4 cheaper than London! Student discount!) and regret not buying Adrain Tomine's "Scrapbook".

It was weird because, even though I've never set foot in Nottingham before the night before, the guy said "Have I seen you here before? You seem really familar...". Or maybe just really generic - who knows?

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Re: Comic Book Chit-chat

Post by soft revolution » Mon Aug 04, 2008 09:23

Virginia Plain wrote:I went in there after the popshow too - a really lovely comic shop. I bought a back issue of Mome (£4 cheaper than London! Student discount!) and regret not buying Adrain Tomine's "Scrapbook".

It was weird because, even though I've never set foot in Nottingham before the night before, the guy said "Have I seen you here before? You seem really familar...". Or maybe just really generic - who knows?
He was really chatty with me to the point where I was thinking "does he know me" too. It's nice, but it did make me think for ages if I knew him from somewhere.

Where's good for comics in London? I know of a few places round Tottenham Court Road but that's about it.
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Re: Comic Book Chit-chat

Post by linus » Mon Aug 04, 2008 10:07

gosh! opposite the british museum is ace (nearest tube: russell square), much better than forbidden planet which is a glorified toy shop

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Re: Comic Book Chit-chat

Post by Gordon » Mon Aug 04, 2008 10:16

Yes, Gosh. There's also one right of st. giles' circus. (towards covent garden, but literally only like a meter off). Down some steps, no idea what it's called...
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Re: Comic Book Chit-chat

Post by indiansummer » Thu Aug 07, 2008 09:23

Just got Liz Prince's new 'un Delayed Replays in the post, as well as belatedly getting my hands on a copy of Jeff Brown's Cat Getting Out Of A Bag.

i loved Liz Prince's last book (Will You Still Love Me If I Wet The Bed?) so much, so i can't wait to read it! Anyone else a fan? Highly recommended if you like Brown's stuff, at any rate.
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Re: Comic Book Chit-chat

Post by bonjour_tristesse » Thu Aug 07, 2008 16:38

I am currently reading Watchmen and it's really good so far! I wasn't sure if i'd like it as i usually stick to real life/relationshippy comics! But its good. Well Waterstones tells me they've shipped me the Jeffrey Brown book now so thats exciting! As for comic shops in London what about Mega City Comics in Camden, as seen in the brilliant Spaced? God i sound a right comic geek today. Someone at work saw my copy of watchmen and started going on about all the comcis he'd ever read that he keeps in his parent's attic.. hmm..

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Re: Comic Book Chit-chat

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Re: Comic Book Chit-chat

Post by alex_cornetto » Sat Oct 18, 2008 13:49

I've just finished reading Uzumaki - it's absolutely fucking terrifying, and while I'd love to know where the story goes, I don't think I could put myself through more of it any time soon.

Scott Pilgrim basically makes my life worthwhile. There've been few books I've enjoyed reading this year more than the volumes 1-4 (except maybe anything by Chuck Klosterman).

I also found a copy of "Sleepwalk" by Adrian Tomine in the HMV in Leeds for a rather inviting £7 - it's very very good. When I try and describe it to friends, I say it's like a series of really bleak Norman Rockwell paintings. That seems to get them interested. He's like a much more interesting, less annoying version of Daniel Clowes...

I'm still somewhat new to the medium, but whenever I tell people that I only really like comics that are pretty firmly rooted in reality, they think I'm mental. It's just that Jeffrey Brown speaks to me more than Alan Moore. Is that odd? Is there something I should read that will change my mind?

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Re: Comic Book Chit-chat

Post by soft revolution » Sat Oct 18, 2008 14:07

alex_cornetto wrote:I'm still somewhat new to the medium, but whenever I tell people that I only really like comics that are pretty firmly rooted in reality, they think I'm mental. It's just that Jeffrey Brown speaks to me more than Alan Moore. Is that odd? Is there something I should read that will change my mind?
Bone! You can buy it all as one volume, and as far as fantasy epics go, it's pretty epic.
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Re: Comic Book Chit-chat

Post by Carys » Sun Oct 19, 2008 20:52

alex_cornetto wrote:I'm still somewhat new to the medium, but whenever I tell people that I only really like comics that are pretty firmly rooted in reality, they think I'm mental. It's just that Jeffrey Brown speaks to me more than Alan Moore. Is that odd? Is there something I should read that will change my mind?
I completely agree with you (with the exception of the Buffy Season 8 comics).

I just lent Summer Blonde, Clumsy and the first Scott Pilgrim to a friend today. I'm reading the Astonishing X-Men ones that are penned by Joss Whedon, but only because they're in the house anyway. Superhero and fantasy stuff leaves me cold. But then, I don't really enjoy fantasy as a genre in novels either.

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Re: Comic Book Chit-chat

Post by Sam » Mon Oct 27, 2008 11:46

soft revolution wrote:
alex_cornetto wrote:I'm still somewhat new to the medium, but whenever I tell people that I only really like comics that are pretty firmly rooted in reality, they think I'm mental. It's just that Jeffrey Brown speaks to me more than Alan Moore. Is that odd? Is there something I should read that will change my mind?
Bone! You can buy it all as one volume, and as far as fantasy epics go, it's pretty epic.
Bone is awesome! i still haven't read the last one though because my ex had all but the last one and wasn't prepared to buy the massive book or the 'new editions' because he was being an elitist or something...

i only like the Jeffrey Brown Cat Getting Out of a Bag and Other Observations book. massive Chris Ware and Dan Clowes fan though... started reading some Alan Moore recently - started with League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and i've just been loaned a copy of Watchmen. looking forward to that... has anyone actually read Lost Girls? i've heard mixed opinions on that...
Windmills do not work that way! Good night.

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Re: Comic Book Chit-chat

Post by indiansummer » Mon Oct 27, 2008 12:40

Sam wrote:Bone is awesome! i still haven't read the last one though because my ex had all but the last one and wasn't prepared to buy the massive book or the 'new editions' because he was being an elitist or something...

i only like the Jeffrey Brown Cat Getting Out of a Bag and Other Observations book. massive Chris Ware and Dan Clowes fan though... started reading some Alan Moore recently - started with League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and i've just been loaned a copy of Watchmen. looking forward to that... has anyone actually read Lost Girls? i've heard mixed opinions on that...
Isn't Lost Girls basically porn, however you try to dress it up? it sounds a bit odd to me. i'm not sure i'd pay £30 for something that looks amazing but will leave me feeling a bit uncomfortable...

Dan Clowes rules... obviously, i guess...
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