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Internet scrapbook of Paul Greer (@burningfp). Animation, etc.

Items tagged: #comics

fantagraphics:

Tardi’s WWI: It Was the War of the Trenches/Goddamn This War!
by Jacques Tardi

Ships in: October 2014 (subject to change) — Pre-Order Now

260-page black & white/color 8.25” x 10.75” hardcover • $39.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-769-7

Jacques Tardi is responsible for the two acknowledged graphic novel masterpieces about World War I: It Was the War of the Trenches and Goddamn This War! To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of WWI in 2014, Fantagraphics is proud to release a two-volume boxed set collecting these two perennial classics. The first book, It Was the War of the Trenches, focuses on the day to day of the grunts in the trenches, bringing that existence alive as no one has before or since with some of his most stunning artwork. His second WWI masterwork, Goddamn This War!, is told with a sustained sense of outrage, pitch-black gallows humor, and impeccably scrupulous historical exactitude, in masterful full color.

marinaomi:

My boooooook!

smallpresspreviews:

Dragon’s Breath and other true stories

by MariNaomi

Published by 2D Cloud + Uncivilized Books

In this collection of thought-provoking, emotionally honest graphic vignettes, many of which first appeared on TheRumpus.net as the series “Smoke In Your Eyes,” MariNaomi explores a wide spectrum of topics including youthful rebellion, mortality, disillusionment, and compassion. These poignant stories, some filled with hope, others tinged with remorse, are sure to appeal to even the most discerning reader.

Publication Date: 9/30/14

"The book is utterly absorbing, funny, intimate, and even philosophical."
Publishers Weekly

384 pages, 6” x 9” paperback with french flaps, black & white interiors.

$24.95 + shipping

Order here or here

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fantagraphics:

With this sleek, elegantly minimalistic slipcase design, Jacques Tardi's award-winning Goddamn This War! and It Was the War of the Trenches are beautifully encased in a matte, dark grey boxset that quietly reflects the books’ somber, heavy material.

We expect to see Tardi’s WWI boxset out in October. Until then, we’ll have more juicy previews and unboxing video in the coming weeks. And as per usual, our presale for the boxset is up and raring to go.

anthonymeloro:

No Time

The above examples show some of the basic differences between Bronze Age and contemporary (mainstream) comic “reading”.  The most obvious characteristic is contemporary comic’s lack of text.  Now before you get all sweaty and belch out something incoherent - yes, I realize this is a singular comparison.  That stated, however, I tend to notice how I’m blazing through recent titles due to the primary focus on action (violence) and less on exposition.  Is one better than the other?  Not the point.  I view this more as a shift to how we consume information: fast and, at times, without complete context.

Ben Marra nicely sums up comic’s current stand on compositions/pacing in relation to refrained use of thought balloons:

A lot of mainstream books don’t use Thought Balloons because they want comic books to be more like movies, where thought balloons can’t exist. They want comic books to be pitches for movie content. Who can blame them when these movies make billions of dollars? The movie executives they’re pitching to don’t like thought balloons I guess. (It’s also the reason why you see a lot of mainstream comics using “widescreen” panels. This makes it easier for movie executives to envision the comic book panels as storyboard or compositions on a screen).

Lastly, Shalvey does a stellar job creating a Morris Day inspired villian.

Please click on pix for artist credits.

madinkbeard:

whitecomics:

I put the first issue of my comic Black Pillars up online for you to read.
I decided to do this sort of on a whim. This first issue is very nearly out of print, and I won’t be reprinting it because I’m putting together a collection of the full two issue comic for this fall. Maybe I’ll take this down once the collection is printed, or maybe not, but I didn’t want the comic to be unavailable over the next few months. So at least for now, here it is. I hope you like it.

Check it out.

madinkbeard:

whitecomics:

I put the first issue of my comic Black Pillars up online for you to read.

I decided to do this sort of on a whim. This first issue is very nearly out of print, and I won’t be reprinting it because I’m putting together a collection of the full two issue comic for this fall. Maybe I’ll take this down once the collection is printed, or maybe not, but I didn’t want the comic to be unavailable over the next few months. So at least for now, here it is. I hope you like it.

Check it out.