Some of the most hilarious folks in weird comics take on the classic heroes of Marvel lore – Wolverine cookin up hot dawgs, Spidey needs dancing lessons, stuff like that. Totally funny stuff, you guys.
By Anders Nilsen
Anders is a master of minimal comics – he came here on a book tour around 2011 and gave some great insight to his process. His now huge anthology of BIG QUESTIONS is a perennial best-seller at Lucky’s, but we dug up some old copies of the original small run issues from like 2002. So cool. So delicate.
By Owen Plummer and Bucky Fleur
Publisher: Perro Verlag
Oh what the!?!? Bucky Fleur and her sister (?) have mashed up Owen’s kooky drawings into concoctions that I can’t even begin to think about knowing how to explain. Just check it out fer yerself.
By Art Spiegelman
Part 1 of 2 of the seminal Art Spiegelman graphic novel detailing his relationship with his father, and his father’s escape from Hitler’s concentration camps as a Polish Jew. Remarkable is an understatement.
By Kate Beaton
Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly
HARK! A VAGRANT takes readers on a romp through history and literature — with dignity for few and cookies for all — with comic strips about famous authors, their characters, and political and historical figures, all drawn in Beaton’s pared-down, excitable style. This collection features favourite stories as well as new, previously unpublished content. Whether she’s writing about Nikola Tesla, Napoleon, or Nancy Drew, Beaton brings a refined sense of the absurd to every situation.
In just four years, Kate Beaton has taken the comics world by storm with her non sequiturs, cheeky comebacks and irreverent punch lines. With 1.2 million monthly hits on her site — 500,000 of them unique — and comics appearing in Harpers Magazine, the National Post and The New Yorker, her caricatures of historical and fictional figures filtered through a contemporary lens display a sharp, quick wit that knows no bounds.
By Sonja Ahlers
Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly
Before blogs, there were zines. Before zines, there were scrapbooks. Sometimes overlooked in the quest to produce high culture, these most direct and intimate means of communication and recording memory are the tools favoured by Sonja Ahlers in the making of her art. A self-taught artist and writer, Ahlers wears her pop culture obsessions on her sleeve, professing her love for such visual icons as Princess Di, Holly Hobbie and Stevie Nicks. Focusing on found objects such as stickers, greeting cards, magazine photos collected in collage framework, complete with song lyrics hand-lettered in cursive script and heartbreaking, melancholic water colors, Ahlers explores and exposes the social construction of roles, feminine and otherwise. Beginning with incipient childhood self-awareness and traversing high school status jockeying to adult social climbing, the cultural imagery that supports and informs personal identity is given uneasy new meanings and importance in Ahlers’ visual remixes. With The Selves, the schizophrenic nature of an identity foraged from modern cultural sources is laid bare.
PREGAME before the Apollo G’s final goodbye celebraish…
The 8th issue, and the first breezy summer issue of our publication, hits the streets and we’re having a party with arguably the heaviest pop band in the Lower Mainland.
World-famous Sandy Burgers and province-famous Dunk Burgers will be available to purchase. The party and show are free, as always.
- @YoungBraised hey man congrats on the 'Zo mix and the @Classical post about it! Love it! Tuesday May 21, 2013
- Yep - Comeback by local luminary @edbrisson is indeed in stock - the Image TP & single issues. #timetravel Monday May 20, 2013
- Why is Psy often described as a "rapper"? Does "rapper" now mean "one who is capable of speech"? Sunday May 19, 2013
- We'll keep the ol' ship sailing today until about 5:30 if you're hankering for a visit after record fair/comic con. Sunday May 19, 2013
- @destroythescene I think you're correct, like sumo vs ninja Saturday May 18, 2013
- @_loscil_ lol striking resemblance Saturday May 18, 2013
- Cage match Ford vs. Gregor how much would you pay and who you put your money on? Saturday May 18, 2013
- @LeeHendy have a nap! Saturday May 18, 2013
- @flipsandy lol truckers gotta love 'em Saturday May 18, 2013
- Fresh from Rebus Books: Barrel of Monkeys by Florent Ruppert & Jérôme Mulot straight outta France ballaz http://t.co/8hmZ0gIIkD Friday May 17, 2013