John Seven reviews ‘Clyde Fans’
§ Nice Art: Chip Zdarsky and Chris Bachalo are doing a two-part Sandman story. Not that Sandman…the other one. Here is the first cover. § Must read! Cartoonist Seth delivered the commencement for this year’s Center for Cartoon Studios graduating class, and he strikes a hopeful note, while looking back at what seemed like dark […]
Subtitled “Comics from Mauretania,” the stories in Chris Reynolds’ The New World don’t take place in the African country of the same name, but in some cryptic landscape never referenced by name in the comics to which the title applies, but which creates a tone that unifies the stories, as well as offers some vague […]
§ Nice Art: More Jack Kirby! His later in life “Street Code” an autobiographical piece, is little known but reprinted in Mark Evanier’s Kirby — King of Comics. Matthias Wivel looks at it for TCJ: It ends abruptly with a sharply brooding self-portrait of the artist as a young man. He stares directly at the […]
I just received my copy of the new Palookaville with the finale of Seth’s Clyde Fans – a saga of mid century decay that does much to explain the current malaise of the while male middle class. I give its arrival the “Pants Peeing Excitement” Badge here from the Beat. But Meanwhile, Seth has a […]
PW’s annual Spring Announcements came out and give a peek at what may be the most talked about GNs of 2017.
Jamie Coville has, as always, recorded the best of the panels from TCAF, including a shocking number in which I participated. YOU can hear the audio of the panels here and the DWAs here. The DWAs are notable for the extraordinary remembrance that Seth offered or Dawwyn Cooke and also the induction of James Simpkins into the Giants […]
If you know anything of the work of Canadian cartoonist Seth, you know that him giving an exhibit of his art the gloomy title “Nothing Lasts” is quite appropriate. But it should be lovely. Details and a preview here.. Bonus daily showing of Seth’s Dominiom an award winning documentary about the artist by Luc Chamberland that was produced by the National Film Board of Canada.
D&Q has just firmed up their Winter/Spring titles for 2015 and…well, it’s going tobe another great year, in case all these previews we’ve been publishing haven’t given you that idea yet. As if new books from Jillian Tamaki, Michael Deforge, Anders Nilsen, Seth, Shizero Mizuki and the like weren’t enough to get you drooling into a […]
A film has been made about Seth, the single named Autuer of Clyde Fans, It’s A Good Life If You Don’t Weaken, Palookaville, and countless illustrations. It’s called Seth’s Dominion, it’s directed by Luc Chamberland and it is described as “a hybrid documentary/animation film exploring the life of master cartoonist Seth.”
Given that Seth is a perfectionist, you’d expect no less of a film about him, so to no one’s surprise the film has won the Grand Prize for Best Animated Feature at this year’s Ottawa International Animation Festival.