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August 5 2005

Swimini Purpose is a massive book collecting 30 years of work by Brit comics god Brendan McCarthy. Many details in this Barbelith post but in brief: limited to 500 copies, released this month, costs around £25, looks to be an essential purchase. Samples on the Strangeness of Brendan McCarthy site. My comment: about fecking time! (via)

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Newsarama interviews John Porcellino about the Drawn & Quarterly reissue of Perfect Example. (via Size Matters)

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Gary Northfield's Derek The Sheep strip is in the Beano again this week. Leave a copy on your coffee table and when your normal friends express incredulity show them Derek and they'll be converted.

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MOME is a new anthology from Fantagraphics designed (no mention of an editor) by Jordan Crane and featuring "a regular cast of a dozen of today’s most exciting cartoonists". Crane published the landmark anthology Non back in the day so this should be worth a peek.

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If you have a busy life that prevents you from ploughing through Diamond Distributor’s Previews every month, then here are some comics solicited in the latest catalogue that you might be interested in seeing when they’re available from your local comic shop in two to three months. Amaze Ink/Slave Labor are publishing Mr Night by Glen Dakin and Phil Elliot and the first part of Paris by Andi Watson and Simon Gane. Kyle Baker is self publishing the first issue of his Important Literary Journal. Finally, Fantagraphics are making available ACME Novelty Library 16; limited to 20, 000 copies and by Chris Ware.

# Posted by Paul Rainey

Go read My Grandmother's Funeral. Pretty great looking so far.

# Posted by Mardou

Mal Earl has a Wecomicsnation account. (There needs to be a snappier way to say that...)

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