Archive for July, 2013

Tuesday Weekly Update | Tales Of ISHMAR: THE MIDAS CURSE

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

New page of
THE MIDAS CURSE
by Don Lomax is now available.

THE MIDAS CURSE Update

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Stray Dog in San Francisco!

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Steve Lafler brought his show on the road again this year with an all-out Rock & Roll Dog Book Party in the city by the bay, San Francisco! What can we say? Steve is one happy puppy and couldn’t wait to celebrate the publication of Doggie Style: The Complete Dog Boy, his newest book from CO2 Comics featuring his oldest and most beloved character.

Steve Lafler at The Mercury Cafe

The party, held at the Mercury Cafe on July 25th, had Dog Boy’s fleas jumping all night with tail wagging sets from Steve’s very own country/punk band The Dick Nixon Experience that he heads up with his old pal Scotty Hoover.

Between sets there was plenty of food and libations to go around and of course lots of book signing because Steve was toting around stacks of paperback and hardback editions of his huge 488 page omnibus Doggie Style: The Complete Dog Boy, thanks to his wildly successful Kickstarter campaign where he was able to nearly double his intended goal!

Steve knows how to put together a road trip, reminding us how he hit the ground running last year to promote his first  CO2 Comics graphic album, Ménage à Bughouse a 408 page compilation of his Bughouse trilogy.

Bug House cover

We’re happy that Steve is happy! He has earned his doggie treats. He began publishing Dog Boy back in 1982 and was one of the early indy publishing pioneers of the Direct Market. We first met and were inspired by him when we were young publishers with Comico. Since the early days with his Cat Head imprint, Steve has brought Dog Boy and his other creations to readers through various publishers like Fantagraphics and Top Shelf. We are thrilled that our relationship with Steve has come full-circle and we can now boast having published Steve’s work here at CO2 Comics!

Steve has given us the wonderful opportunity to serialize three of his greatest comics, El Vocho, Bughouse and Dog Boy as web comics on our CO2 Comics site where they can be perused for free at any time. Check ’em out and see how quickly you get sucked in to Steve’s eclectic and energetic art and stories!

Steve’s work is so voluminous that we couldn’t wait to collect them in print. Steve had already beat us to the punch with El Vocho, but hey, we like big chunky books so we jumped on collecting the Bughouse trilogy and the massive collection of Dog Boy comics. The results are two tremendous graphic album collections, Ménage à Bughouse and   Doggie Style: The Complete Dog Boy available in hardback and paperback editions directly to you Print On Demand from our Lulu storefront! with all of our other great creator owned product.

So if you are in San Francisco keep an eye out for stray dogs because the party may be over but Steve is out there somewhere struttin’ his stuff in style. Doggie Style, that is!

Making Comics Because We Want to,

Gerry Giovinco



Sunday Weekly Update | Cid & Francis

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

New page of Cid & Francis
by Mike Sgier, now available.

CID & FRANCIS Update

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Saturday Weekly Update | Dog Boy

Saturday, July 27th, 2013

New page of DOG BOY by Steve Lafler now available.

DOG BOY Update

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Read the 3 Part STEVE LAFLER INTERVIEW
posted on The Comics Journal


NOW AVAILABLE,

Purchase a copy of the EL VOCHO

graphic novel, now on sale

At LULU Here.

Thursday Weekly Update | Bughouse

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

New page of BUGHOUSE by Steve Lafler now available.

BUGHOUSE Update

Click Here to read this comic NOW!

Read the 3 Part STEVE LAFLER INTERVIEW
posted on The Comics Journal


NOW AVAILABLE,

Purchase a copy of the EL VOCHO

graphic novel, now on sale

At LULU Here.


Tuesday Weekly Update | Tales Of ISHMAR: THE MIDAS CURSE

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

New page of
THE MIDAS CURSE
by Don Lomax is now available.

THE MIDAS CURSE Update

Click here to read this comic NOW!

Name Five Comic Professionals as Old as Stan Lee

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

I spend a lot of time on facebook these days curating pages relevant to CO2 Comics and of course my own page.

The pages: CO2 Comics , Comics Interview , and Independent Comics Day all have different functions.

The CO2 Comics page posts daily updates of all of the serialized comics on the CO2 Comics site and keeps our fans informed about weekly blog posts like this one along with product announcements and discounts.

The Comics Interview page posts the popular “Quote of the Day” featuring flashback quotes and great photos of creators from the 1980’s that were featured in Comics Interview Magazine. The page is just a reminder of the historic value of our biggest CO2 Comics project: the compilation of the eleven volume set, David Anthony Kraft’s COMICS INTERVIEW the Complete Collection.

Finally, the Independent Comics Day is a daily celebration of independent comics. It is our declaration that everyday is Independent Comics Day and we post daily images of classic independent comics.

All three pages are growing in popularity and create a wonderful opportunity for discussion about comic stuff that we all love. Join the fun and LIKE any or all of the pages today!

It is always a treat for me to randomly review the posts by all the people I am connected with on social networks like facebook. True gems pop up regularly and some stop me in my tracks and really make an impression.

Recently I came across a query by Comic and Animation Historian, Mark Arnold. He was compiling a list of living comic professionals that were over the age of 80! His mission started as a bet that he could name 5 people that have been in the business as long as 91 year old, Stan Lee! Mark was able to name five immediately then continued developing a list that became a mission. I immediately contacted Mark to see if he minded if I shared his list here at CO2 Comics.

The following, updated list is from Mark’s blog and is quite impressive!  If some of these names don’t strike a chord, take time to research them, they are the foundation that this industry and medium of comics is derived from and some of them continue to work in the industry today!

Brad Anderson – 1924

Murphy Anderson – 1926

Dick Ayers – 1924

Ken Bald – 1920

Sy Barry – 1928

Allen Bellman – 1924

Vivian S. Minanel Berg – 1923

Frank Bolle – 1924

Bob Bolling – 1928

Leonard Brenner – birth year?

John Bulthuis – birth year?

Orlando Busino – 1926

Dick Cavalli – 1923

Nick Cardy – 1920

Nat Champlin – 1919

Hank Chapman – alive?

Jack Chick – 1924

Paul Coker, Jr. – 1929

Ernie Colon – 1931

Anthony D’Adamo – birth year?

Jack Davis – 1924

Gene Deitch – 1924

Jose Delbo – 1933

Jay Disbrow – 1926

Roy Doty – 1922

Steve Ditko – 1927

Mort Drucker – 1929

Jerry Dumas – 1930

Hy Eisman – 1927

Marty Elkin – birth year?

Jules Feiffer – 1929

Al Feldstein – 1925

Hy Fleishman – birth year?

Frank Fletcher – 1919

Ramonda Fradon – 1926

Fred Fredericks – 1929

Bob Fujitani – 1920

Paul Fung, Jr. – 1923

Ted Galindo – 1927

Joe Giella – 1928

Frank Giusto – 1926

Sam Glanzman – 1924

Bob Globerman – birth year?

Stan Goldberg – 1932

Sam Gross – 1933

Stan Harfenist – birth year?

Irwin Hasen – 1918

Russ Heath – 1926

Hugh Hefner – 1926

Vern Henkel – 1917

Tom Hickey – 1910 – (alive?)

Frank Hill – 1929

Lee Holley – 1932

Fran Hopper – 1922

Fred Iger – 1924

Jim Ivey – 1925

Frank Jacobs – 1929

Sid Jacobson – 1929

Al Jaffee – 1921

Harvey Janes – birth year?

Frank B. Johnson – 1931

Sydney Jordan – 1928

Jack Katz – 1927

Mel Keefer – 1926

Fred Kida – 1920

Everett Kinstler – 1926

Tom Koch – 1925

Ed Konick – birth year?

Mel Lazarus – 1927

Stan Lee (Stanley Martin Leiber) – 1922

Len Leone – birth year?

Larry Lieber – 1931

Dick Locher – 1929

Bob Lubbers – 1922

George Mandel – 1920

Cal Massey – 1927

Shigeru Mizuki – 1922

Tom Moore – 1928

Matt Murphy – 1923 (alive?)

Jack O’Brien – 1922 (alive?)

George Olesen – 1924

Don Orehek – 1928

Jose Ortiz – 1932

Bill Oughton – birth year?

Mac Pakula – birth year?

Don Perlin – 1929

Jay Scott Pike – 1924

Paul Peter Porges – 1927

Al Plastino – 1921

Quino – 1932

Lily Renee – 1925

Arnold Roth – 1929

John Romita, Sr. – 1930

Gaspar Saladino – 1926

Ken Selig – 1924

Joy Seligsohn – 1927

Zeke Seligsohn – birth year?

Marie Severin – 1929

Larry Siegel – 1925

Ed Silverman – birth year?

Joe Sinnott – 1926

Dan Spiegle – 1920

Leonard Starr – 1925

Tony Tallarico – 1933

Dexter Taylor – birth year?

Frank Thorne – 1930

Angelo Torres – 1932

Morrie Turner – 1923

Albert Uderzo – 1927

Mort Walker – 1923

James Warren – 1930

Morris Weiss – 1915!

Gahan Wilson – 1930

Ed Winiarski -?

What a list!  Right?

If you can ad or revise any of this info please jump in with comments and suggestions!

I already want to ad Bunny Hoest born in 1932. She has kept the Lockhorns comic strip alive since her husband Bill passed away at age 96 in 2008.

There is nothing more valuable in the comics industry than the lessons we can learn from the lives and experiences of these living creators that have seen this industry grow from its infancy. I’m sure glad that there is more than just five that have been around as long as Stan Lee.

Making Comics Because We Want to,

Gerry Giovinco



Sunday Weekly Update | Cid & Francis

Sunday, July 21st, 2013

New page of Cid & Francis
by Mike Sgier, now available.

CID & FRANCIS Update

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Saturday Weekly Update | Dog Boy

Saturday, July 20th, 2013

New page of DOG BOY by Steve Lafler now available.

DOG BOY Update

Click Here to read this comic NOW!

Read the 3 Part STEVE LAFLER INTERVIEW
posted on The Comics Journal


NOW AVAILABLE,

Purchase a copy of the EL VOCHO

graphic novel, now on sale

At LULU Here.

Thursday Weekly Update | Bughouse

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

New page of BUGHOUSE by Steve Lafler now available.

BUGHOUSE Update

Click Here to read this comic NOW!

Read the 3 Part STEVE LAFLER INTERVIEW
posted on The Comics Journal


NOW AVAILABLE,

Purchase a copy of the EL VOCHO

graphic novel, now on sale

At LULU Here.



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