Emily Carroll’s Ann by the Bed (Book acquired, 12.05.2014)

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I was pleasantly surprised when a copy of Emily Carroll’s issue of Frontier came in Friday’s mail. I tried to read it right away but a domestic chore intervened—which ended up working out better, really. I read it in bed by the light of my iPhone’s flashlight, which is exactly as god intended.

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Publisher Youth in Decline’s blurb:

Our final issue of 2014 features an eerie and stunning original comic by Emily Carroll titled, “Ann by the Bed.” Experience the dreadful tale of Ann Herron’s bloody murder, and the awful legacy that persists today in Southern Ontario.

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Full review forthcoming. Until then, check out Carroll’s excellent comics,“The Prince and the Sea,” and “His Face All Red.”

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The Bus — Paul Kirchner

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I’m dreaming that it did transplant my brain (Basil Wolverton)

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Jon McNaught’s Dockwood (Book Acquired, 11.21.2014)

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Jon McNaught’s Dockwood. From Nobrow. It’s beautiful. Full review forthcoming.
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Questions (Calvin and Hobbes)

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Selections from Richard McGuire’s “Here”

(More/on exhibit).

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The final novel in the series is available in the following formats: (Tom Gauld)

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Cousin Grampa — Michael Kupperman

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A Giant Hand with Eyes — Basil Wolverton

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Charles Burns Narrates a Section of His Comic Big Baby

From the 1988 documentary Comic Book Confidential.

Had a surreal moment the other day while reading the Charles Burns’s collected Big Baby strips: I knew the dialogue, somehow, word for word—could actually hear it—but I couldn’t remember from where. I thought maybe Burns had, I don’t know, adapted it from an old movie or something. Anyway, a Google search later and I figured out that I knew it from Savvy Show Stoppers, an album by Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet. I owned the album, or, rather a taped version of the album, back in the early nineties—the song “Having an Average Weekend” was the theme for The Kids in the Hall—and the song—actually called “Big Baby”—was the last track—a CD bonus. It was actually written for the film, and that’s Charles Burns doing the vocals.

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How Long Will You Live? (Life in Hell)

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