Monday, May 7, 2012

Love and Rockets Links: May 7

news: Mike Baehr at FlogBlog previews the covers to LOVE AND ROCKETS NEW STORIES 5, to be released at the upcoming Comic Con International amidst the 30th anniversary festivities for L&R.
news: Mike also showed us that advance copies of GOD & SCIENCE: THE RETURN OF THE TI-GIRLS are in the house and some of you have already (or will) purchased copies at recent conventions.
obituaries: Two more celebrations of the life of Josep Maria Berneguer (1944-2012) by Hernan Migoya and Tom Spurgeon.
news: Chris Mautner's "MoCCA Photo Diary" includes talk from the Fantagraphics table of the above mentioned GOD AND SCIENCE advance copies selling out at that show. Way to go super-sellers.
twitter: Everything you need to know about Jaime and Gilbert's appearance at this years Small Press Expo in Maryland.
twitter: Phil Jackson links to a post of one of those great ads for Fantagraphics original LOVE AND ROCKETS 1, as drawn by Beto.
twitter: @MsMcLallen makes the best of a bad Free Comic Day experience.
twitter: An unattributed quote from Gilbert.
twitter: I love foreign-language tweets, nice one by @Zpravycz.
preview: Apparently Gilbert has an illustration in the upcoming GRAPHIC ELVIS book, not sure if he was included in the Free Comic Book Day version.
preview: LEAPING TALL BUILDINGS by Christopher Irving, Seth Kushner, and Erik Skillman a photo/art book featuring Jaime among many others.
review: Red Clover is tough on Gilbert's SLOTH graphic novel.
a fan's life: a nice piece about her decade of reading LOVE AND ROCKETS by Alicia Korenman in her "Graphic Novelities" column. (Sorry if this has been posted elsewhere)
what the f???: Torsten Adair, at The Beat, writes of his great finds at the recent MoCCA festival, including a fellow named Bob Stevenson who had a 1984 San Diego Con mini-comic titled HOW TO DRAW FLIES with a contribution by Jaime. How's that for obscure?
review: Here's a nice take on Jaime's "The Love Bunglers" by Chris Randle at Back to the World.
review: Nick Gazin's Comic Book Love-In #56.  A short, honest review of Gilbert and Mario's CITIZEN REX hardcover.

Next month should see the release of Gilbert's new fun and gruesome Dark Horse series:
FATIMA: THE BLOOD SPINNERS 1 due out June 20, 2012
FATIMA: THE BLOOD SPINNERS 2 due out July 18, 2012

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Love and Rockets Links: May 1

Fantagraphics co-publisher Eric Reynolds brought sad news of the passing of La Cupula publisher Josep Maria Berenguer, who brought the world Spanish-language editions of LOVE AND ROCKETS and so many other underground and alternative cartoonists. image above: cover to La Cupula edition of Gilbert's LUBA hardcover.
twitter: "Scoop" Sobel digs up the long-awaited collected edition of Gilbert's JULIO'S DAY on Amazon
twitter: Fantagraphics links to Jason doing some Human Diastrophism-era Gilbert characters
twitter: some whining by retailer Secret Headquarters
twitter: Page 45 drumming up some interest in Gilbert's FATIMA
twitter: entrecomics links to their posting of that video interview of Los Bros floating around the internet, includes spanish-language comments by a Juan O.
twitter: Aki gives her view on LOVE AND ROCKETS
twitter: Richie Baez compares Gilbert and David Lynch
twitter: JC Jimenez is reading LOVE FROM THE SHADOWS (I'm jealous, I don't have that one yet)
twitter: Americaware links to an Iowans review of the YEAH! collection
twitter: I like this comment, though I may not agree with it
twitter: Long live the lists of favorite cartoonists with absolutely no context (Hey Fantagraphics where's the Mariscal retrospective book?)
twitter: @juliascheele look for the LOVE AND ROCKETS LIBRARY: THE LOCAS COLLECTION
flogblog: I don't usually link to FlogBlog since anyone who likes Tres Bros should already be reading that everyday. However, it's great news from editor Kim Thompson that Jaime's new 50 pages (or so) are in the house and ready to go for LOVE AND ROCKETS NEW STORIES 5.
ebay: Does nobody want a vintage Beto sketch for $10.00? I don't know who's selling it, but everyone should take a look at least.