05/29/2017

Caleb Orecchio here with a speed round of  links, news and announcements for Memorial Day 2017.

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Lynda Barry

The major awards at the National Cartoonists Society’s 71st annual Reuben Awards, which were presented Saturday, May 27th 2017, went to Lynda Barry, who received the NCS’s Milton Caniff Lifetime Achievement Award, and Ann Telnaes, presented with the Reuben Award for outstanding cartoonist of the year. Congratulations! More on the awards and other winners HERE on The Washington Post.

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Tyler Landry’s complete Shit and Piss, published by Retrofit/Big Planet, is available from his store, Clavicle Cocoris. Tyler is a master drawer and a furiously singular cartoonist, and I recommend anything he puts out. Check out Tyler’s recent TCAF 2017 Recap here.

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Next, Cartoon Crossroads Columbus has announced their line-up for 2017, and it’s going to be a really interesting, eclectic group to say the least. In fact, it’s mind-boggling how good this lineup is, as Tom Spurgeon writes over on The Comics Reporter:

“That’s Derf Backderf, Peter Bagge, Kyle Baker, Darrin Bell, Howard Cruse, Lilli Carré and Alexander Stewart, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Kat Fajardo, Emil Ferris, Ann Marie Fleming, Matt Fraction, Jennifer Holm, Kevin Huizenga, Nilah Magruder, Ann Nocenti, Laura Park, Dav Pilkey, Mimi Pond, Dana Simpson, Chris Sprouse, Leslie Stein, Tillie Walden, Connor Willumsen and Judd Winick.”

More about the lineup HERE. Very exciting. I can’t wait.

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Yesterday, Fantagraphics officially announced their new anthology, Now. The first issue is scheduled for a 2017 September release. Tom Spurgeon talks to the editor, Eric Reynolds on The Comics Reporter. Seems that Now will more or less be picking up where Mome left off.

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Today is the last day to take advantage of the “40% off (mostly)” sale at Drawn and Quarterly.

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The latest cartoonist to be interviewed on the RiYL podcast is the great David Lloyd (who did the artwork on V for Vendetta by Alan Moore). Lloyd is very opinionated and has a practical point of view on the business of comics, and Brian Heater is always such a good interviewer. Get into it. (A little bird told me to keep an eye out for an interview with Frank Santoro on RiYL soon!)

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Last, but never the least, Kevin Huizanga’s masterpiece Ganges recently ended with its 6th issue. Though it is a triumph of modern cartooning, it seemed to me to be overshadowed by counterpart and simultaneously released Cricket 6 by Sammy Harkham. I think it has to do with Crickets being more accessible than Ganges, yet both titles hold a heavyweight belt. Anyway, Scott Cederlund reminds us how great Ganges is over on Panel Patter.

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Blinkers – 5-29-2017 – by Jack Brougham

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Suzy and Cecil – 5-29-2017 – by Sally Ingraham

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Joanie and Jordie – 5-29-2017 – by Caleb Orecchio

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