Discussion in 'Whatever' started by cornbluth, Oct 27, 2008.
Panel o' the Day:
From Pope Hats #4, by Ethan Rilly/Hartley Lin
This is how i roll 1973 style, printed in England. I have a nice collection of these hardbacks, but this one always eluded me (amongst others). Found it on the weekend for 75p. The condition is pretty good, except for the bottom of the spine. There were a lot of kids doodles on the cover but they cleaned up really nice, luckily they were in pencil not pen.
@The Moog i love the colouring in these old annuals.
Yeah, in the 70's they actually started doing 4 colour. This one is a mix of 4 colour and 2 colour. A lot of the earlier annuals from the late 50's and 60's were black and white. They often just dropped the C/M/Y plates and just used the black plate. No tints, only solid line work. I'm not sure if that was just done by the printers in England to save on costs maybe? I have some rare Asterix paperbacks like it ...
@The Moog that Wacky Races annual is a gem. I have some of my old Dr Who, and Rupert, ones from the 1970s and early 80s. There is a great simplicity but creativity to the art.
HEY! So, 99% of you probably won't care, and the 1% who do probably won't see this in time, but...
Taschen is having an amazing sale this weekend on a couple of human-torso-sized collections of old-timey essentials Krazy Kat and Little Nemo in Slumberland:
11.8 x 17.3 in., 14.4 lb, 632 pages... $65 today, $200 yesterday!
13.5 x 17.3 in., 8.76 lb, 344 pages... $40 today, $80 yesterday! It was $175 when I resisted it a few years ago.
Click through here and here for page pr0n. Not nickels, I know, but there's so much magic between those gigantic covers.
Their Crumb sketchbooks are also going for a song, plus there's plenty of books about paintings, buildings and boobs to tempt your wallet while you're there as well.
My wallet and shelving don’t share the same sentiment but I thank you @toothaction! Grabbed the Tiki, Fashion Ads, Esnor and DC books at a steal.
^ Good news! I was already kicking myself a little bit for checking out before I'd noticed the 100 Manga Artists brick, but The Golden Age of DC Comics looks great as well! Totally wishing I'd seen the $5 Hulk and Fantastic Four littles, too. Built a fresh cart to consider, but I guess free ship only kicked in on my torso indulgence because I broke a hundo. Dang!
PS: How was it that I wasn't hep to Ensor until like 5 minutes ago?
@toothaction hes one of those under-sung art heroes that my freshman year drawing teacher opened my eyes to - bless him! I admittedly skipped over his history and was only focused on the visual then so I’m looking forward to learning more with this edition.
Books arrived today with the quickness, excited to dive in.
You mean not everyone has (at least) one corner of their home dedicated to human-abdomen-and-above sized books? Crazy.
Not on the payroll, but here we go again:
That's Nate Cowdry's work on the banner there. Weird wonderfulness from Moogcountry.
Anyone else following Benjamin Marra's What We Mean By Yesterday? He's been posting it to instagram, a few panels a day, since early last year. It's got...
and plenty of dives into the surreal and imaginary. Really fun ride for the panel-a-day format, although obviously the art isn't as involved as his other work. You can read by scrolling way down on his instagram or support on Patreon to have all the panels in one place (and see the next one a day early).
^ Been part of my daily scroll since the debut. Glacially paced in the most satisfying way, ha. VERY well presented, T! If I wasn't already on board I'd be rushing over to have my first look.
Cover Crop of the Day:
"That is Correlia's Ass."
Yay for more Matsumoto in English!
In case any body missed it, Skinner is going to release his first comics and got a Kickstarter for it now.
Panel o' the Day:
Scratched for you by Ms. Penny Van Horn.
2000ad recently reprinted their adaptation of Harry Harrison’s 'Stainless Steel Rat' which has art by one of my fave artists of all time - Carlos Ezquerra (Judge Dredd, Strontium Dog, ABC Warriors). I started my love affair with science fiction reading cheap paperbacks like Harry's when I was a youngster.
I'm also old enough to remember reading this in the comic back in the day, and with this new reprinted collection they've included all the centre spreads and covers in full colour. Its a nostalgic treat ... 2000ad have spoiled me with this one.
Question. Does anyone here bag and board trade paperback books? A bloke on Facebook was talking about bag and boarding his Blueberry tpb's and I said that sounded a tad OCD. I've had mine on the shelf for 15+ years like normal and they're as fresh as a daisy. Is he a big fucking nerd or what?! He's acting like I'm out of order for saying its a bit OTT.
I understand bag and boarding comics (or floppies as they seem to be called nowadays) but tpb's are made of harder stuff. The paper in those Blueberry books is high quality semi-gloss, so there's minimal chance of browning too. I say he's got his head up his arse - am I wrong?
I'm happy to admit I'm wrong btw.
Sounds like overkill to me. I’ve maybe got half a dozen trades in protection but those are ones where I’ve got a nice sketch in it or it’s extremely rare but even then it’s only a handful out of hundreds of trades.
Yes, i can admit to that myself, but generally i thought one of the benefits of buying tpb's is that you don't have to bag and board them. I didn't even say he was wrong for doing it, just a bit OTT.
sounds overkill to me. I've got trades that are thirty years old and still in fine shape. Besides, once you start bagging and boarding your trades, you got to do them all or it just won't look right. And what about the oversized hardcovers? Wrap them in a garbage bag? No thank you.
Absolutely, same here. As long as you keep them on a shelf in a place that doesn't have any extremes in temperature, there is no need to bag them! They're books, not the Mona Lisa ffs ...
I m probably on the other end of that FB guy. I have silkscreen books worth hundreds of $ and won’t put them into any kind of protection thing.
I noticed if I do the bagging thing, I stop opening my books.
So yeah, tpb (new acronym for me!) won’t get any kind of plastic treatment here. Makes me think of people who don’t play with their toys or even keep them bagged… I don’t get the point. (No judgement, you do you with your things, I just don’t get it, call it lack of imagination from my part).
... and don't get me started on the 'Slabs'. Pay people to 'grade' your comic, then lock it away in a perspex box? What a joyless pursuit. They're now doing it to single trading cards too.
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