This Friday-Saturday-Sunday (there should be a succinct word for that: Long weekend I think indicates Sat-Sun-Mon. Big weekend?) Press Gang will be at the fantastic Emerald City Comicon in our neighbor to the North, Seattle! Come see in Artists’ Alley at table A-08, Zack, Jason, and François will all be in attendance!
New in the Birdcage Bottom Books store:
Jonas Madden-Connor’s “Ochre Ellipse #3”
If you could go back in time, what would you do? The story of a man who doesn’t want to hunt dinosaurs or assassinate Adolf Hitler, but instead to find the key to his own childhood happiness. A hilarious and heartbreaking science fiction tale with a fantastic twist.
7″ x 3.5″, 36 pages. $4
Color coverstock with hand-stamped elements, b&w interior
- Being Elmo
Awesome biography of Kevin Clash, puppeteer, that also serves as a decent history of the Muppets as seen through his eyes. The parts where he walks someone through a few puppeteering tips are magical. Watch this if you’re a cartoonist or even if you’re not.
- Joost Swarte — Is That All There Is?
I’ve been waiting for this book essentially since about 2000, after I read Swarte’s story in Little Lit, and then started seeing his illustrations in the New Yorker. It was impossible to find any collections of his work, and definitely not any in translation. Here it is finally.
- Nirvana — “Milk It”
Not new to me of course, just bubbling up again. In Utero was Nirvana’s best album by far. This song rules.