Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Love and Rockets Links: Marble Season

The big news since the last post is Gilbert publishing a future book with Canadian publisher Drawn & Quarterly. Drawn and Quarterly 1, Drawn and Quarterly 2 (above image via this link), The Comics Reporter, Comic Book Resources 1, 2, Digital Spy, Internet Movie Database, The Beat. Tumblr posts: nebraska-admiral; mepresta; librairiedrawnandquarterly; and, entrecomics. Twitter blew up over the news, rather than link to what is basically the same sentiment retweeted ad infinitum, here is a list of people and entities that retweeted the news from D&Q and The Comics Reporter and others: Forbidden Planet International, Gert Meesters, Bryan Munn, John Linton Roberson, Russell Fox, Willdaves Machado, Chris Mautner, Entrecomics, Evan Harrison Cass, Box Brown, Vince Bonavoglia, Walter Biggins, Domitille Collardey, Christopher "Coop" Cooper, Gram M. Sigerdsawn, Heidi MacDonald, Eric Orchard, Ed Brubaker, Matthew J. Brady, Sequential, Jim Dougan, Dylan Horrocks, SMKFandom, Page 45, Graham Palm, Portal GHQ, Alexandre Nagado, Mohamed Namaka, Milena Azevedo, Robot 6, Nina Lords, Publisher Guide, Dirk Deppey, Comicbook.com, bestsellbooks, Kiana Wehinger, and Kirsten Harper.
Congratulations to Gilbert Hernandez for finding another outlet for his prolific output, and, yet again, expanding the scope of his work. Some people have been suprised that MARBLE SEASON is not being published by Fantagraphics Books. Please remember Joe Sacco, Chris Ware, Dan Clowes, and Charles Burns have had projects published at (or gravitated toward) Drawn & Quarterly after long publishing relationships with Fantagraphics. It is only logical that as Fantagraphics Books develops it's art book, classic comics strip reprint, and text novel lines that some of these graphic novel projects will be picked up by other quality publishers like D&Q or Abrams. It's good news that there are more quality graphic novels being produced today than only a couple of publishers can handle.
While waiting for MARBLE SEASON folks new to Gilbert's work might want to check out his "Kid Stuff Kids" series of one-pagers from LOVE AND ROCKETS V2#6 11 13 14 15 16, all reprinted in LUBA: THREE DAUGHTERS or LUBA hardcover.

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