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Let’s Give FSFCPL A Break

He cranked out nearly 6500 words of reporting from Saint-Malo over the past week, and we thank him, and apologize for any repetitive strain injuries that the typing may have exacerbated. In the meantime, let’s see what’s happening on this side of the pond.

  • A whole mess o’ books released from distinguished creators over the past week. Since last Tuesday, you’ve got Molly Ostertag’s The Witch Boy, Jason Shiga’s fourth (and concluding) volume of Demon, and Andy Hirsch’s Dogs: From Predator To Protector (part of the :01 Books Science Comics line). The entire Demon series is great, Dogs is good! very good! such a good book!, and I haven’t had a chance to pick up The Witch Boy yet, but I completely trust Ostertag.
  • On top of those, today Scott C has announced the release of his latest, Splendid Life: The Art Of Scott C. Every love with every inch of your heart his Great Showdowns and the printed collections of same? How about his whimsical and lovely childrens books, both as illustrator and writer/artist?

    There’s pretty much nobody that creates a sense of joy in his work; even among mortal enemies, everybody’s in a good mood. He’s pretty much a one-man happiness generator, and I have no reason to believe that Splendid Life will not provoke spontaneous smiles on every page.

  • Speaking of books, Sophie Goldstein is out on the trail in support of her stellar House Of Women (which has been previously released in chunks via PDF), with her latest travels taking her to The Center For Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, Vermont (her alma mater) on Thursday (that would be the 9th, the day after tomorrow) and Comic Arts Brooklyn this weekend at the Pratt Institute. This is pretty much wrapping up her tour, so if you get the chance to see her, grab it.
  • Speaking of Comic Arts Brooklyn, there’s sure to be lots of other great people there, but their exhibitor list is (while very artful) designed to make it nearly impossible to pick out names without significant effort. Maybe somebody that does comics could coach the showrunners on lettering and readability?

Spam of the day:

CITY Residents Qualify for 2017 Solar Rebates

Jesus tapdancing Christ, I get twelve calls a week from various companies falling over themselves to selflessly offer me 800 – 237% savings on my electric bill, and now you’re emailing, too? Get bent.

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