Categories: The Cross Hatch Dispatch
[Above, rebel rebel, you tore your dress. Below, 2007's last Dispatch.]
Opening Saturday, January 12th at the Fantagraphics Bookstore in Seattle, Rebel Visions: The Underground Comix Revolution, examines the UG comix work of artists like Justin Green, Rick Griffin, Greg Irons, Robert Williams and S. Clay Wilson. For a closer look at the king of countercultural comix, check out this new online Crumb museum.
After the jump, Foxtrot sheds some strips, Hickman goes off on The Nightly News, and Warren Ellis bangs his Gravel.
- As of December 30th, Foxtrot will no longer be daily. Says the strip’s creator, Bill Amend: “After spending close to half of my life writing and drawing Foxtrot cartoons, I think its time to get out of the house and try some new things.” Foxtrot will go to a Sunday-only publication, so there will still be some new strips to fill your ‘trot-shaped void.
- Jonathan Hickman talks The Nightly News with CBR. The series explores the “the American media and its uncomfortable relationship with the truth (not to mention the government).” Comicbookresources named the book one of the best of 2007.
- Warren Ellis launches a site for his new project, Gravel. The comic hits with a specially priced issue #0 and issue #1 comes out in March. The site features previews for the book as well as interviews and script excerpts.
- And RIP Paul “Zeus Grant. Zeus wrote for Wizard, back in its early days and was also a frequent poster for Compuserve’s Comics and Animation forum. The Beat has some links to a few thoughtful words by some guys that knew Grant well. He will be missed.
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