Ripple: A Predilection for Tina by Dave Cooper from Fantagraphics http://www.fantagraphics.com/ripplehc/ In Ripple, Martin is a floundering painter desperately attempting to pursue his fine-art inclinations rather than toil in the world of commercial art. He hires a model, Tina, to pose for a series of paintings he dubs “The Eroticism of Homeliness.” Over time, their relationship evolves from a tenuous working relationship to a confused sexual entanglement. Martin’s initial repulsion for Tina slowly turns to attraction, causing him to re-evaluate his own notions of beauty and sexuality. Tina’s motives in working for Martin are slowly turned upside-down as well, leading towards the book’s inevitable, explosive ending. Throughout it all, Ripple is a complex love story poked and prodded from all angles, from Martin and Tina’s physical and emotional feelings toward each other, Martin’s dishonesty to himself, Tina’s self-loathing, and everything in between. Sad, funny, and often uncomfortably titillating, Ripple is a remarkably introspective graphic novel, rendered with kinetic realism.
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Top of the World teamed up with Ottawa artist, Dave Cooper, to create a limited run of skateboards. The decks feature an original piece by Dave that is so complex and amazing, it'll have you analyzing it for hours. Dave is well recognized internationally for his unique characters in his paintings and illustrations. He is also an accomplished animator and cartoonist splitting his time between Ottawa and California. Decks are available for purchase through TOTW's online store by clicking the link below http://www.topoftheworld.com/products/dave-cooper-x-totw-deck Song: The MP by the Album Leaf Filmed/Edited: Pat Bolduc Additional filming: Joey Arseneau
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It's time to look at the current Previews catalog from Diamond, and for this month Derek is joined by Paul, the new cohost of the monthly Young Readers series. Paul has helped out on earlier Previews shows, and as Andy has jokingly pointed out, on those occasions the episodes have tended to clock in on the longish side. And indeed, that's what happens this week! But the lengthiness of the April Previews show is filled not only with choice solicits, but also with critical commentary, astute observations, and even a couple of soapbox rants. In their highlights from this month's catalog, the guys discuss offerings from: Dark Horse Comics - Briggs Land: Lone Wolves #1, Bankshot #1, Calla Cthulhu, and the trade of Dead Inside DC/Vertigo - Shade, the Changing Girl, Vol. 1: Earth Girl Made Easy and a new edition of It's a Bird... IDW Publishing/Top Shelf - Clue #1, Surfside Girls: The Secret of Danger Point, and Super Weird Heroes: Preposterous but True! Image Comics - Crosswind #1, The Divided States of Hysteria #1, Shirtless Bear-Fighter #1, and Tokyo Ghost Deluxe Edition AdHouse - Tarantula Aftershock Comics - Jimmy's Bastards #1 and Babyteeth #1 Alternative Comics - King Cat Comics and Stories #77 Big Planet/Retrofit Comics - Canopy Black Mask Studios - The Skeptics and Beautiful Canvas #1 BOOM! Studios - The Unsound #1 Cinebook - Alone, Vol. 7: The Lowlands Clarion Books - Fish Girl and Lint Boy Dynamite Entertainment - Blood Brothers #1 Dover Publications - Kafkaesque Drawn and Quarterly - If Found...Please Return to Elise Gravel Fantagraphics Books - A New Low, Ripple: A Predilection for Tina, All Time Comics: Blind Justice #1, and Vague Tales Farrah, Straus and Giroux - Four Points, Book 2: Knife's Edge First Second - The Big Bad Fox and Making Scents Knopf Publishing - Rickety Stitch and Gelatinous Goo, Vol. 1: The Road to Epoli Kodansha Comics - Appleseed Alpha, Vol. 1 Lion Forge - Noble, Vol. 1 #1 and Jazz Maynard, Vol. 1 #1 Nobrow - Garbage Night Oni Press - The Sixth Gun, Book One: Cold Dead Fingers (Square One Edition), Heartthrob, Season Two #1, and Angel City: Town without Pity Sunday Press - Foolish Questions and Other Odd Observations: Rube Goldberg, Early Comics 1909-1919 Ten Speed Press - The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up Titan Comics - Normandy Gold #1 and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo-Millennium #1 Udon Entertainment - Manga Classics: The Count of Monte Cristo and Manga Classics: The Jungle Book Valiant Entertainment - Secret Weapons #1 VIZ Media - Golden Kamuy, Vol. 1, Manga in Theory and Practice: The Craft of Creating Manga, and Goodnight Punpun, Vol. 6 Z2 Comics - Murder Ballads Rutgers University Press - Superman: The Persistence of an American Icon
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A New Low by Johnny Ryan from Fantagraphics Books http://www.fantagraphics.com/newlow/ For more than a decade, Johnny Ryan (Angry Youth Comix, Prison Pit) has been filling the back page of Vice magazine with some of the most transgressively hilarious and politically incorrect comics to ever grace a glossy, national magazine. A New Low collects this impressive body of work, as well as several other surprises. The victims of Ryan’s skewering satire in this collection include: G.G. Allin, Caddyshack, Bill Cosby, E.T., Everybody Loves Raymond, Ireland, Italy, Kenny G, Kid Rock, D.H. Lawrence, Ted Nugent, Russians, Small Wonder, The Shield, Spain, Two and a Half Men, Vice magazine, Wall Street, and so much more that can’t be so easily categorized (such as “Erotic Art Collecting Squirrel” or “Whorenado,” to name but a few). Johnny Ryan’s utterly unpretentious taboo-tackling is an infectious and hilarious bombardment of political incorrectness, taking full advantage of the medium’s absurdist potential for maximum laughs. In an age when the medium is growing up and aspiring to more mature and hoity-toity literary heights, Ryan builds on the visceral tradition that cartooning has had on our collective funny bone for over a century, and A New Low collects almost 100 full-color examples of Vice’s signature cartoonist.
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Meet Johnny Ryan & Dave Cooper, the creative masterminds behind Nicktoon, Pig Goat Banana Cricket! Visit Nick Animation around the web: Official Website: http://nickanimation.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NickAnimation Tumblr: http://nickanimation.tumblr.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/NickAnimation Instagram: https://instagram.com/nickanimation
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Fan Expo Canada 2010 brought forth Celebrities, Cosplayers, Artists, Writers, Comic, Webcomic, Horror, Anime, Gaming and Sci-Fi all under one roof in downtown Toronto for the weekend. Here we have Artist, Dave Franciosa from Rise Comics - Ban: Sidekicked
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Josh Simmons talks with Derek about the release of the second volume of Jessica Farm, and also about his other books, including House, Black River, and The Furry Trap.
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Debunking charisma as being purely innate or magical, Olivia Fox Cabane reveals how specific behaviors of presence, power and warmth can help individuals to develop their personal charisma. The author of The Charisma Myth also shares anecdotes and research that illustrate how elements of charisma are learned, interpreted and impact relationships. View more clips and share your comments at http://ecorner.stanford.edu/authorMaterialInfo.html?mid=3005
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Unreal CIty by DJ Bryant - from Fantagraphics Books http://www.fantagraphics.com/unrealcity/ Unreal City contains five highly charged stories about relationships: “Echoes into Eternity,” “Evelyn Dalton-Hoyt,” “Emordana,” “The Yellowknife Retrospective,” and “Objet d’Art.” The stories address gender, narcissism, marriage, subjectivity, objectification, and the thin line that divides love from hate. Bryant’s characters sometimes feel like they are navigating their way through the darkness in an attempt to make sense of love, sex, art, and life. Existential and elliptical, the stories play beautifully against Bryant’s precise and fully-realized artwork, which echoes such masters as Jaime Hernandez and Daniel Clowes. In Unreal City, characters cannot walk into a room without their world turning inside out. Readers will be similarly upended by the discovery of this major new talent.
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