Matt Furie originals from a show at Giant Robot SF a few years ago. I got into Matt Furie’s art after seeing his table at APE, and I’ve been a major fan ever since. Now he doesn’t go to APE anymore, Giant Robot SF closed, and more and more cartoonists skip SF on their book tours, and I’m sad. But at least I have Brett and Andy to cheer me up.
Now for something completely awesome - an original woodcut print by Jacques Carelman to accompany the deluxe edition of the illustrated Exercices de Style by Raymond Queneau. Carelman was a founding member of the OuBaPo (the comics branch of the literature-by-constraint group “OuLiPo” headed up by Queneau and others), although I’m not too familiar with his work outside of his collaborations with Queneau. I could write at length (and I have indeed done just that on my blog) about the Queneau/Massin/Carelman edition of Exercices, but suffice it to say that if you’re an art enthusiast and you haven’t seen this book, you’re missing out on one of the greatest typographic and graphic masterpieces ever published. Yes, it’s worth the hyperbole.
(Also, this print was released in 1963, making it easily the oldest piece of comic art in my collection.)
Original art purchased from Tim Hensley. I’m pretty sure this comic ran in the Believer at one point. There’s a collection of this type of stuff that desperately needs to be published - I would by hundreds of Hensley’s originals if I could afford to.
The really cool thing about this artwork is that the newspaper bits in the corner and the striped pattern on the jacket and plant have been applied by hand, which I would never have realized just seeing it in printed form.