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Re: Comic Book Chit-chat

Post by Gordon » Tue Nov 11, 2008 16:35

linus wrote:I really like jeffery brown's stuff... reminds me of his dad, chester
Interesting...
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Re: Comic Book Chit-chat

Post by 13strongmonsters » Sun Nov 16, 2008 20:05

I'm getting into a comic book mood again, after a bit of a break.

Just bought the big hard back of From Hell, which is daunting and totally grim. Which is good.

Also, just ploughed my way through issues 1-36 of The Walking Dead, which is a very effective, increasingly involving zombie apocalypse epic.

Been desperately wanting to pick up some things too, including the new Love and Rockets annual, Dash Shaw's utterly genius-looking Bottomless Belly Button, and I'm starting to get a hankering for Scott Pilgrim, which I still haven't even had a proper flick through.

Unfortunately, I'm trying to conserve money, so all of these will have to wait.

Oh, and what?? Jeffrey Brown is Chester Brown's SON? Seriously? I fucking love Louis Riel: A Biography.

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Re: Comic Book Chit-chat

Post by 13strongmonsters » Sun Nov 16, 2008 20:08

Waaaaait, they're not father and son :(

Jeffrey is from Michigan, Chester is Canadian. Besides, Chester is only 15 years older than Jeffrey.

Now I feel stoopid.

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Re: Comic Book Chit-chat

Post by linus » Mon Nov 17, 2008 13:08

apologies, some slight mischief making on my part

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Re: Comic Book Chit-chat

Post by bonjour_tristesse » Thu Jan 15, 2009 09:38

Is anyone else as excited as me to hear there's a new Jeffrey Brown book out this year? yay! Its called Funny Misshapen Body and is a memoir of his school days, tis out in March!
it also recounts how Brown survived high school, abdominal surgery and the difficulties of living with Crohn's Disease, college, binge drinking, friendships, drug experimentation, coffee shops, and his ultimate decision that comics are just as important as traditional art.

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Re: Comic Book Chit-chat

Post by linus » Thu Jan 15, 2009 09:47

yes

like most everybody else I prefer his autobiographical stuff more than the other stuff he occassionally does with superheroes and robots and stuff

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Post by indiansummer » Thu Jan 15, 2009 09:55

bonjour_tristesse wrote:Is anyone else as excited as me to hear there's a new Jeffrey Brown book out this year?
Yes, i surely am! A new Jeff Brown autobio-comic is always a reason to be cheerful.
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Re: Comic Book Chit-chat

Post by Gordon » Thu Jan 15, 2009 13:38

I need to go on another JB spree. 'Gosh!' in London had autographed copies, and I got a little numbered print of his from there for free, which was nice.
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Post by bonjour_tristesse » Thu Jan 15, 2009 16:22

Yeah quite sad I never saw him when he did a signing at Page 45 in Notts. Boo.

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Re: Comic Book Chit-chat

Post by indiansummer » Thu Jan 15, 2009 16:26

Gordon wrote:I need to go on another JB spree. 'Gosh!' in London had autographed copies, and I got a little numbered print of his from there for free, which was nice.
Ooh, whereabouts is that place? The only comic shop i know in London is Mega City in Camden. I'm in London on the 23rd so if i'm in the vicinity it'd be good to go comic shopping...
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Re: Comic Book Chit-chat

Post by linus » Thu Jan 15, 2009 16:28

it's right opposite the british museum (nearest tube: russell square, although it's easily walkable from covent garden or even holborn if you have the legs)

it's a lovely shop

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Re: Comic Book Chit-chat

Post by Gordon » Thu Jan 15, 2009 16:30

Near the British museum in Bloomsbury. There's also one (i.e. a different store) just off St. Giles' Circus (Tottenham Court Road/New Oxford Street area) that has more Super Hero type stuff. Gosh has lots of fun children's books as well.

http://goshlondon.blogspot.com/
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Post by indiansummer » Thu Jan 15, 2009 16:31

Thanks, both of you! Hmm, maybe i can persuade folk to stop by.
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Re: Comic Book Chit-chat

Post by Gordon » Thu Jan 15, 2009 16:32

Yes, use the ruse of the British museum. I think they have a clocks exhibition on...
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Post by fourclovers » Fri Jan 30, 2009 14:27

How come there is so little mention of japanese comic books? Are you guys hating it secretly or is it just a simple taboo? I haven't read many mangas (YET) but the ones I've read so far have been great (I have this great older lady recommending me stuff, she possibly know my likings more than I do myself. If you're into aaawww romantic crap with a hint of supernatural stuff that would fit into most peoples cheesy category, You'd do well in reading the ones I'm about to list.

Bus Hashiru Heartwarming, exploding with emotional content, in despite of the very few pages for each story. A job well done.
Occupation: Angel Chapter one and three really are quite incredible. Short stories as well.
Forever Honey To describe it would be to spoil it, but it really is quite something. Beautiful, just beautiful. Also a short story.
Yotsubato! Pure "laugh till yr cheeks hurt comedy", I seldom laugh out loud whilst reading alone, but this just left me so very very happy and with cheeks rather strained. It's basically about a very naive little girl and how she sees the world around her. Episodic in structure and more twee than ANYTHING on this here forum.
Ciao, my darling A sweet love story between two guys, the japanese fangirls would call it a BoysLove story (they are crazy)... Well, it's pretty, and funny. Some of the quotes are effing hilare and to die for. "Have you forgotten already?!! Living with me means you have to deal with the savage beast (!!!) called the “Homo”!! I’d gobble up a little bunny like you in one gulp!!"

I think Yotsubato! is the only one offically released in english, meaning. You could buy them, comics are supposed to be read with both hands and eyes. yup. Otherwise there is always http://koiwai.biz/, since the translation pace is SLOOOOOW and one simply cannot wait that long to laugh that hard again. The other ones can be downloaded from the fantranslators sites usually.

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Re: Comic Book Chit-chat

Post by roundbitsofplastic » Thu Feb 05, 2009 20:14

according to the INTERWEB, the new scott pilgrim came out today. though maybe thats the US only? either way. bugger.
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Re: Comic Book Chit-chat

Post by MJHibbett » Thu Feb 05, 2009 21:07

roundbitsofplastic wrote:according to the INTERWEB, the new scott pilgrim came out today. though maybe thats the US only? either way. bugger.
Crazy scenes in Gosh today as the (i think) signed copies were snapped up. It was like very very very polite panic buying.

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Re: Comic Book Chit-chat

Post by alex_cornetto » Fri Feb 06, 2009 01:24

MJHibbett wrote:
roundbitsofplastic wrote:according to the INTERWEB, the new scott pilgrim came out today. though maybe thats the US only? either way. bugger.
Crazy scenes in Gosh today as the (i think) signed copies were snapped up. It was like very very very polite panic buying.
DAMMIT! Amazon's getting my copy here in a couple of weeks. THAT'S TOO DAMN FAR AWAY.

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Re: Comic Book Chit-chat

Post by roundbitsofplastic » Fri Feb 06, 2009 17:05

arse. i hope i dont have to wait for a 2nd edition. if that happens i will cry.or die. or die crying.
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Re: Comic Book Chit-chat

Post by soft revolution » Fri Feb 06, 2009 19:17

I've read mine. Spoilers could go in the Scott Pilgrim Thread? The bitchingest thread on anorak.
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