Coming Attractions: Fall-Winter 2012: Fantagraphics, W.W. Norton, and Related Publishers

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TweetEisner!  Swarte!  Hernandez!  Lou Reed!  Schulz!  Kelly!  Kubert!  Tardi!  Gottfredson!  Van Sciver!  Ryan!  Woodring!  Barks!  Sendak!  Bushmiller!  Everett!  Frazetta!  Davis!  Medley!  The Crumbs!  Wilson!  Krigstein!  Deitch!  Millionaire!  Bagge! Lots of great stuff from Fantagraphics, and from their distributor, W. W. Norton!

Friday special: Love @ Crumb

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As a Spring Friday afternoon unspools, no one is thinking about the internet or comic books, but rather the most primary and wonderful thoughts of all, and this Craig’s list posting about a missed connection at the R. Crumb exhibit at the Society of Illustrators, says it all. Hit the link for the WHOLE story:

R. Crumb exhibit: When Crabapple met Crumb

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Friday night’s opening fro the R. Crumb exhibit at the Society of Illustrators in NYC, was — no surprise — jammed to the rafters with the who’s who of the local scene. The man himself was on the premises but the notoriously shy cartoonist sat with Aline at a back table where only a few came to pay homage.

Two people who will not do things any more: Robert Crumb and Alan Moore

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From various sources, great artists who like to do things their way, and have earned the right to do so. Plus, is it okay for R. Crumb to use the work of other, lesser cartoonists as scrap for his own work?