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Robot 6’s holiday haul

The Toon Treasury of Classic Children's Comics

The Toon Treasury of Classic Children's Comics

The holidays are a time for family, food, fun and, of course, the spirit of giving. I thought I’d check in with the members of the Robot 6 crew to see what comic-related gifts they received this year, along with any they gave as presents. Feel free to share anything comic-related you gave or got this year as well.

Tom Bondurant: I got The Toon Treasury of Classic Children’s Comics (Abrams Comicarts), selected and edited by Art Spiegelman and Francoise Mouly. A good bit of Carl Barks Duck work, from what I can tell. My parents gave it to me.

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What Are You Reading?

Criminal: The Sinners #2

Criminal: The Sinners #2

Here at What Are You Reading, we don’t let a little thing like a holiday weekend keep us from our comics, no sir. Nor do we stop blogging about them.

Our guest this week is David Brothers, who can be found saying interesting things about comics at 4th Letter. Want to find out what he’s reading this week? Me too!

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What Are You Reading?

Cat Burglar Black

Cat Burglar Black

Welcome to another edition of What Are You Reading. Our guest this week is scholar and critic par excellance Craig Fischer, whose musings on comics can be regularly read on Thought Balloonists, the blog he shares with  Charles Hatfield.

To see what Craig and everyone else is currently reading, click on the link. And don’t forget to let us know what you’re reading this week as well.

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What Are You Reading?

Preventative Maintenance

Preventative Maintenance

Welcome to What Are You Reading. Our guest this week is none other than the highly esteemed Eddie Campbell, author of the autobiographical Alec series, as well as the mythological Bacchus and co-conspirator with Alan Moore on the acclaimed From Hell.

I had originally interviewed Mr. Campbell about a month ago in anticipation of the release of his whopping big Alec omnibus collection, The Years Have Pants, so this is more of a What Were You Reading than a What Are You Reading, but I nevertheless think you’ll be intrigued by his selection. Look for the rest of my interview with Campbell to show up here at Robot 6 either later this week or next.

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What are you reading?

Remake by Lamar Abrams

Remake by Lamar Abrams

The weeks go by so quickly now. Welcome once again to What Are You Reading. Our special guest this week is fellow CBR contributor, former Wizard staffer and interview expert Kiel Phegley. Kiel just got back from MoCCA with a passel of books and he’s eager to talk about them, as is the rest of the Robot 6 crew. Don’t forget, though, to let us know what you’re currently reading in the comments below.

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Thin wallets, fat bookshelves: Abrams fall catalog

Toon Treasury of Classic Children's Comics

Toon Treasury of Classic Children's Comics

The art book publisher Abrams came out of the gate running this year with their new Comicarts imprint, which featured titles like Craig Yoe’s discovery of naughty Joe Schuster art, Secret Identity. What delights will the offer for the second half of the year? How about a new book by Alan Moore? Yes, it’s true; click on the link to find out more.

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Craig Yoe’s Secret Identity

Secret Identity

Secret Identity

Editor and bon vivant Craig Yoe has created a Web site devoted to his new book Secret Identity: The Fetish Art of Superman’s Co-Creator Joe Shuster. Among other things the site features intersting stuff like Yoe talking about how the book’s cover came about and a good deal of risque art that didn’t make it into the book, so, you know, NSFW and all that. Check it out, but only in the comfort of your own home.

Thin wallets, fat bookshelves: Abrams ComicsArts

The Art of Harvey Kurtzman

The Art of Harvey Kurtzman

For day four of our ongoing tour of what awaits comic fans in 2009, we’re taking a look at a new publishing imprint, Abrams ComicArts. Abrams, as you may know, published a number of notable comic-related books last year, but now have set up their own subdivision devoted to the medium. You can learn more about the imprint here.

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