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  1. toothaction

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    Finally able to introduce Pibbs to 2 of my 3 most beloved children what were boosted by a fink well before he showed up...
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    If ever you see issue 4 around for less than a mint, do please drop me a line! It would mean a lot to my cat.

    Have you all met my friend Kramer? I just know you'd get along supoibly!
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    I would take some snaps of the insides for you, but I'd have to take around 600 of them to do the volumes justice!


    EDIT: Forgot to include one of those handy connecting words again. Fixed, not that anyone care but me! Kramers Ergot ruled and might yet rule again.
     
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    Just wandered into my local Forbidden Planet and found these two beauties. One celebrating a classic from my childhood and the other from my early teens. I had no idea these were being published, its cool to just stumble across things occasionally, and not see them online first. Both these artists had a massive influence on how i appreciate comics!

    FACEACHE VOL 1: THE FIRST HUNDRED SCRUNGES
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    Fifty Freakin' Years Of The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers
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    Have a panel? Leave a panel!

    Need a panel? Take a panel!
     
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    the_alien_experience Formerly tuneful87

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    I've got an Amazon gift card. Hmm... What comics to buy....
     
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    Here's how I blew my holiday boon:
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    Frank in the 3rd Dimension
    By Jim Woodring and Charles Bernard. 10 x 8:
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    The world's most disquieting board book... comin' atcha!
    Paper Girls Deluxe Edition Volume 1
    By Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chang. 8 x 11:
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    My current favorite retro-future soap.
    Marc Bell's Hot Potatoe: Fine Ahtwerks: 2001-2008
    By Marc Bell, mostly. 9 x 12:
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    Bonkers in uncountable ways. Rule Canadia!
    DINOMANIA: The Lost Art of Winsor McCay, the Secret Origins of King Kong, and the Urge to Destroy New York
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    Scholarly to the point of multiple orgasms.
    ^ Another in my ongoing series of substance-free book reports.

    A quantity of Moomins to follow.
     
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  8. the_alien_experience

    the_alien_experience Formerly tuneful87

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    Thanks for all the suggestions. The giant tardigrade has caught my interest...
     
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    x-men: grand design by ed piskor
    loving it big time! first 2 issues are out.
     
  10. The Moog

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    OK, so its official and i have the badge to prove it . . . .:D
    (admittedly, if i had to choose between Tintin and Asterix i'd probably go with Asterix)

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    Long story, but... Hurray! I have a library card again!
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    Fingers crossed that reading them first will quell the urge to own them. Doesn't always work that way.
     
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    Nice. Megahex was a lucky find in a bookshop for me. Or more accurately, I first found Megg & Mogg in Amsterdam, and then Megahex. I really love Simon Hanselmann's stuff and i aim to find more.

    It's so bleak, but funny. Some of the drug excess and lack of personal boundaries in a shared house, ring very true for me. When I was younger i lived with people that acted like Megg and Mogg, weirdly enough. So seeing that sort of self destructive and darkly funny behaviour in a comic is fucking great. I enjoyed the hell out of those two hardbacks!
     
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    I hope this isn't just a tease! I was just very fortunate to check out a Tove Jansson exhibit which just happened to be at a small local museum, and it was amazing. Moomins aside, I have always been deeply in love with her illustration work, especially for The Hobbit (people need to check that out if they haven't already). She is right up there with [Sir] Quentin Blake for incredibly inspiring skill at capturing the imagination. Anyways, many thumbs directed upwards.

    As far as collections go, I once more must give a shout out to Montreal's D&Q collections of the comic strips - given that is the subject of this discussion. an excellent small press, and quality material. And, if anyone doesn't find it is their cup of tea, I'll gladly PM my address for adoptions. Moomins for one, Moomins for all!
     
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    They didn't actually have the Hobbit stuff on display, did they? Would love to see that. I went to a Moomin exhibition a few years back and was amazed at how tiny everything was... Always presumed they were drawn bigger.

    Picked these up when I was in the UK - the first English translations for Franquin's early Spirou & Fantasio books. These are books 5-8 with the original numbering - not sure why they skipped 1-4. Franquin isn't in his prime yet with these, and the translation seemed a bit crap, honestly, but still nice to finally see them in English. The same publisher has put out a couple of books of Gaston, too.

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    Been with me for over a week now, just hadn't gotten around to taking snaps...
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    Such a loving treatment! All of the daily strips that Tove had a hand in, including a few written by her brother, perfectly bound under one cover and housed in a gorgeous slipcase. Lovely essays and appreciations in the front, from the fellow that brought this reproduction project into being and several modern cartoonists of note, and an incredible selection of surviving character sketches round out the rear. Extra points given, as always, for the inclusion of a reading ribbon sewn into the binding, and extra joy received in the form of a surprise poster that was tucked in just behind the boards.

    Fully enchanted, I am, and utterly amazed by how inexpensively all of this masterwork came into my life.
     
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    I want to chime in with an endorsement of that Woodring 3D book. I'm legally blind in one eye, so usually anaglyph 3D is underwhelming for me. Not so with this book, and it's because Charles Barnard, the guy who converted Woodring's drawings for the book, went brilliantly above and beyond the usual offset process for this type of 3D (he's got a tech note about it in the book). It's utterly jaw-dropping and psychedelically gorgeous, and I think anyone who frequents this board, whether already a Woodring fan or not, would very much dig it.
     
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    I picked up a few of the earlier Spirou and Fantasio as well. I have to agree, the English translation could of been done better. Its a bit clunky in places. The earlier stories are not as sophisticated as they become. Still, like you say, its nice to see them in English.

    I picked up this one recently. I liked it quite a bit. For a humour comic the historical elements are done very well.
    The translation on this one reads much better . . . .

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    The latest Spirou had Tintin related story in it ! (Well, somehow...You can catch him here middle right.).
    I found there is a german translation, if that can help :dam:

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    Seems a shame about the translation/writing. Presuming the Tome and Janry books aren't significantly better done, I can't exactly see it becoming a fixture in British bookshops alongside Tintin and Asterix. I don't know what their Lucky Luke is like...

    Will check out Bluecoats. They have Boule et Bill translated, too, which I read some of in French not long ago. And I saw another publisher put out Peyo's Poussy/Pussycat, which I just got done struggling my way through in French. Some sort of Belgian comics translation renaissance going on!
     
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    As for Tome & Janry, i bought the adventure in Australia and the one in New York and they were better translations. They read much smoother i thought. I also have an earlier English translation of the Lost Valley which was great. I haven't read the cinebook version.

    Its a shame when lazy translations spoil things a bit. Some of the Osamu Tezuka manga suffers from this. I have some older Lucky Luke which is great, I don't think I've read any cinebook versions.

    I get all nostalgic for Anthea Bell and Derek Hockridge's Asterix :)
     
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    Na,I took it down after doing a few, I hated Tumblr and doing it was cutting down my reading time ..
     
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    This totally flew under my radar, so I'm all the more delighted about just having grabbed it for $50 - thank you, good sir!
     
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    Right on! I missed the radar blib on initial publication, too. I discovered it through the forgotten art of browsing, ha! Thank you, amazing independent bookstores of the world. Anyway, I'm extremely pleased that my mention led to you being able to share in the joy as well.

    I discovered a great little ongoing digest out of Ohio because of it, too: MONSTER!
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    Every page is a treat, but it was the 26-page article about the book, extensive interview inclusive, that prompted the buy.
     
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    @toothaction That looks neat as usual. The only downside is that I learned about this
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    in the process, which is long sold out and goes for a hefty sum of cash these days... Oh well - win some, lose some.
     

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