Surprise, Steve Lafler is in the shop today! Come on down and have him sign an advance copy of his new comic book Death in Oaxaca #1!
Jack’s picks for 7/2/2014: I want to go to Planet Kirby.
DKW: Ditko Kirby Wood by Sergio Ponchione.
Big Trouble in Little China #2
Weird Love #2
If you missed it before, Bartkira is now back in stock! Check it out on the miscellaneous new arrival shelf.
BARTKIRA from Floating World Comics now in stock at Dr. Comics!
Back in the early 1990’s, when anime was still called “Japanimation” and The Simpsons still featured Phil Hartman, no one could have conceived of the concept of Bartkira. Yet 23 years later, in Neo-Britain, artist Ryan Humphrey gave life to the unimaginable. His pages for the mind-bending crossover comic ignited a fire in the mind of comic artist James Harvey, who proposed the impossible:
Recreate every page of Akira using characters from The Simpsons.
It would take 768 artists, each contributing five pages, to redraw the full six volumes of Katsuhiro Otomo’s masterwork. A monumental group comic project unlike any other inspired working illustrators, comics professionals, and even some who had never drawn a comic in their lives. Now for the first time, the project that some have heralded as the greatest thing to ever happen to the Internet is here to destroy Floating World Comics.
Floating World is proud to present an exhibition book collecting 80 pages from the Bartkira project as well as a 16 page full color gallery section.
Featuring contributions by 19 artists: James Harvey, Danny Hynes, Marcel O’Leary, Michael Kim, Erica Henderson, Jacob Chabot, Cameron Stewart, Ben Ommundson, Brenton Barnes, Luke Novel, Richie Pope, Jon Huddleston, Jason Rainey, Cory Tran, Bodie Chewning, Alchemichael, Frans Boukas, Tyler Patrick Boss, and Ben Jelter. The full color gallery section includes illustrations by Wyatt Carroll, Jeremy Arambulo, Areil Vergez, Jaime Munoz, Alexandre Ghostthead, Rawn Gandy, Nick Sumida, and Ryan Humphrey. This exhibition book was curated by Frans Boukas with design assistance from Matt Deans.
Bartkira is intended to be a fan tribute to Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira and Matt Groening’s The Simpsons. This project is not endorsed by, nor affiliated with, either creator and does not represent itself as an official publication of any kind. All characters and location depicted herein remain the trademarked possessions of Otomo and Groening.
Phenomenal! Our eyes are melting, our minds are blowing.
New arrivals from Koyama and other small press now in stock at Dr. Comics!
Cat Person by Seo Kim
The Day I Lost My Superpowers by Michael Escoffier & Kris Di Giacomo
Nobrow 9 anthology
Fata Morgana by Jon Vermilyea
A Body Beneath, a Lose collection by Michael DeForge
BACK IN STOCK: a host of amazing comics from Vertical Inc! Check out all of these fantastic titles in our highly recommended manga section.
5 Centimeters Per Second
Osamu Tezuka’s Buddha
Drops of God
Flowers of Evil
Lychee Light Club
Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin
Tropic of the Sea
Looking for something new to read? Why not try Savage Wolverine #17, a brand new storyline by multi-tasker extraordinaire Richard Isanove for only $1! Check it out on the DC/Marvel new arrival wall.
Liz Prince and Alec Longstreth are here RIGHT NOW! Stop by, say hi, and check out their awesome comics.
Just a reminder: we’re hosting Liz Prince and Alec Longstreth today from 2:00PM until 4:00 PM. Stop by to check out their new books Alone Forever and Basewood, schmooze, and get your books scribbled on!
Book signing this weekend! This Saturday, February 22nd, Dr. Comics is proud to present Liz Prince and Alec Longstreth! They’ll be meetin’ greetin’ and signin’ starting at 2pm. Come on out and show love for our independent cartoonists!
Dr. Comics & Mr. Games
4014 Piedmont Ave.
Oakland CA 94611
Liz & Alec are also signing Friday in SF at Mission Comics and Art!