Thanks to Ben Garrison: https://grrrgraphics.com
Thanks to Ben Garrison: https://grrrgraphics.com
The latest issue of the famed so-called humor magazine from France shows that in the final analysis, the editors actually have no sense of humor at all, they are political extremists dishing out leftist agit-prop in the manner of the old dead Stalinist communist international. If you look at their covers, for years you will not find a lot to laugh at. It is just sick depictions of Muslims and Christians, among others. Compare it to American humor magazines, like MAD Magazine. Even in its wildest issues, Mad never crossed the line of actual depraved political propaganda. Charlie, you ain’t funny now and you haven’t ever been funny. A pity some stupid Muslims attacked your office. You were on the way to propaganda bankruptcy, and suddenly wrapped yourself in victim-hood, and shoveled in millions of dollars from average folks who don’t really understand your game. If the attack had never happened, you’d be in the unemployment line with the rest of your neo-Stalinist pals.
The latest issue shows God drowning all the Texans because they are Nazis and racists. Really? You sick jerks in Paris really believe that? And you think the whole Hurricane Harvey is funny?
Here’s something that would really be funny: Watch the fun if a couple of Charlie Hebdo execs show up in Houston to pass out their rag to those in an evacuation center. Ha! Lights out for the agit-prop boys. And watch out for them gators as you’re trying to swim away from all those angry “Nazis”!
Here’s what the folks in the evacuation centers really look like: Americans. I don’t see any Nazis here. The Charlie boys in Paris must be smokin’ some powerful fear-weed to come up with this one.
Genevieve Castree 1981-2016
Her tragic early death at age 35 in 2016 was shocking to her fans. She waged a heroic battle against pancreatic cancer. It seems so unfair that such a talented young woman would be taken away. The Comics Journal ran a nice article about her life and work, click here to read it. The video from Skylight shows a shy, young lady, who had a fascinating story of her growing up in Canada, which she managed to illustrate in a charming cartoon book format. Click on the box below to watch this wonderful talk by Genevieve.
Beloved cartoonist Gilbert Hernandez (LOVE & ROCKETS) launched his new D+Q graphic novel MARBLE SEASON, at Skylight Bookshop in Hollywood to a packed room of his fans and comic readers. Hernandez presented a fascinating slide show “From Funnybooks to Graphic Novels” featuring the comics of his childhood. In addition, there was a question and answer session with fans and a book signing. (Some signed copies may still be available at Skylight). The silver age comics he read as a child not only influenced MARBLE SEASON, but also set the course for Gilbert, as well as his brothers Jaime and Mario, to become the legendary comics creators they are today.
Marble Season is his first graphic novel for Drawn & Quarterly
MARBLE SEASON is the first ever semi-autobiographical novel by acclaimed cartoonist Gilbert Hernandez of Love & Rockets, and is also his first graphic novel for Drawn & Quarterly. Meet Huey. He’s the middle child of a big family, growing up in a California suburb in the 1960s. He stages Captain America plays in the backyard and treasures his older brother’s comic-book collection almost as much as his approval. Set against the golden age of the American dream and the silver age of comics, MARBLE SEASON is a subtle and deft rumination on the redemptive and timeless power of storytelling and world-building in childhood.
“Perhaps no other current creators of comics recognize (or vividly remember) the ways actual kids think, talk, or even stand and walk as accurately as the Hernandez brothers, and no other comics artists so delicately intertwine moments of childhood trauma with the goofy logic that otherwise sustains kids when they begin to sense that they live in an irrational world.”—from the afterword by Corey Creekmur
“Gilbert Hernandez is one of the great craftsmen of modern comics.”—New York Times
Praise for Palomar: “These deeply influential tales, a sort of Archie-comics-meets-Marquez melange of complicated pan-American inter-relationships, are a comix epic.”—Time
Praise for Gilbert Hernandez: “He…[should]…be considered one of the greatest American storytellers. It’s so hard to do funny, tragic, local and epic, and he does all simultaneously, and with great aplomb.”—Junot Diaz, Los Angeles TIMES
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Hugh Murphy and his brother started drawing T-Rex cartoons while doodling on the placemat at a restaurant. Little did Hugh know what a success Rex would become! When Hugh’s wife started putting the cartoons up on the Tumblr web site, they developed a large following. This led to the first book of these cartoons, called “T-Rex Trying”, which debuted at Skylight Books Friday February 8, 2013. If you missed the party, sit back and watch the complete video. At the end of the presentation is a further slide show of the cartoons, so you are in for plenty of laughs.
Copies of “T-Rex Trying” are available at Skylight Books
Click here to watch the event on youtube: T-Rex at Skylight
Click on the window below for the embedded version
Contact Skylight for a signed copy of the book “T-Rex Trying”.
Gabrielle Bell was born in Britain but raised in California. Now living in Brooklyn, NY, she came to Hollywood to promote her new book “The Voyeurs.” The pretty, lanky, and somewhat shy Ms. Bell presented a slide show of four wonderful, funny stories that have either appeared in her new book or in recent comic collections. When asked about who inspired her, she answered that Joe Frank was a big influence on her. Most of us who lived in California the last few decades feel the same way: the brilliant Joe Frank touched all of us in his absolutely genius way. Gabrielle’s charming, thoughtful stories will also touch you. And make you laugh! Check at Skylight Books, they may still have a few copies of her new book signed, give them a call. If you missed the event, no problem, Big Fun Video was there to film it for us, just click on the window below! Thanks Gabrielle for a great fun evening!
Watch full screen on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3MJBfPhBVI or click on window below.
Popular graphic artist and New Yorker cartoonist Adrian Tomine came to Hollywood recently and gave a funny slide show of his work that has appeared in the New Yorker magazine. He also discussed how he got started as a cartoonist with New Yorker and his struggles with balancing work and having time for his new daughter. After the slide show and questions he signed books, a few copies may still be available at Skylight Books, give them a call to verify. Big Fun Video was on hand to tape the event, click below to watch the entire slide show, complete with the questions and answers segment.
Watch direct on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKSy_nTjvIc
or click on window below for embedded version.
Knucklehead tells the Professor that he and his new girlfriend, Lois the giraffe, are going to go on vacation to Chicago, USA. The Professor is baffled because he knows that Knucklehead is broke. If a trip around the world was 25 cents, he couldn’t even get out of sight.
Knucklehead has found out that the giraffe of his dreams is Lois. He can’t wait to tell the Professor. Things quickly go south from there.