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Late to the party: Mel’s piano

Mell Lazarus' piano

Mell Lazarus' piano

A few folks have already linked to Tom Richmond’s photos of cartooning legend Mell Lazarus’ piano, which happens to be festooned with autographs and illustrations from some of the biggest names in around, but if you haven’t seen it yet, it’s well worth taking five from your busy schedule and clicking the link.

Doctor Octopus hearts the Jonas Brothers — this explains a lot

Dig his princess bed

Who's a pretty princess?

Photographer Ian Pool’s online portfolio includes several comic-themed photos that range from the humorous (see above) to the somewhat touching (I’m really impressed with how patient the Hulk is with his dog). Go check’em out.

Via Comics Alliance

Freaky Friday: All new, sorta different

If I tell you the title it will spoil the joke

If I tell you the title it will spoil the joke

Welcome to the newly revamped Freaky Friday, where we gather all the “weird” comic-related links that don’t quite fit easily in any one heading or are just strange enough to make you sit up and take notice. If you come across something that makes you do a double or spit-take, let us know by clicking on the “contact us” link on the lower right.

* We’ll kick off with an amusing and somewhat dark little strip Derek Ballard did for Vice magazine that I shall not spoil at all.

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One more Angoulême International Comics Festival link

L'Association offices

L'Association offices

Fantagraphics’ Jason Miles has been posting pics of his recent trip to France for the Angoulême Festival over on the Flog blog. That’s not terribly special in and of itself, except that he spent a good bit of time in Paris, checking out the offices of L’Association, above, and one of the finest comic book shops in the world, Un Regard Moderne. I’m not even gonna spoil it by running one of those photos here. Just trust me, you haven’t seen shelf porn till you’ve checked out these pictures.

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