'I WANT YOU' by Lisa Hanawalt

Buenaventura Press just released Lisa Hanawalt’s debut comic, I Want You, and Lisa was nice enough to share some sample pages. Her self published book Stay Away From Other People won the Ignatz for “Outstanding Mini Comic” at this year’s Small Press Expo, and her new book is more of the same greatness. Her comics can be pretty grotesque, but they’re also totally poignant and hilarious. Reminds me of that time I ate mushrooms and thought I should quit my job to become a stand up comedian/philosopher, except she actually remembered everything and drew comics of it.

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A journey into "Der Ochideengarten"

Here’s a buncha high-res cover scans from “Der Ochideengarten,” arguably the world’s first fantasy magazine, published in Germany 1919-1921, courtesy of our friend Will Schofield at A Journey Round My Skull. Click on images to greatly enlarge.

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Some background on Der Orchideengarten from Will:

The World’s First Fantasy Magazine – Der Orchideengarten

Illustrations from Der Orchideengarten, the World’s First Fantasy Magazine

More images from Der Orchideengarten are up now over at John Coulthart’s feuilleton site….and Will has just added another clutch at A Journey Round My Skull! That should keep you busy.

More high-res cover scans after the jump…

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Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — Terry Southern

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OCTOBER 29 — TERRY SOUTHERN
Inspired American black-humorist, beat-era social rebel.

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Still from Easy Rider, co-written by Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, and Terry Southern.

OCTOBER 29 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
Iroquois FEAST OF THE DEAD: Held once every twelve years, the dead
are reinterred and honored, with a huge common grave dug and lined
with beaver skins. CANDY IS DANDY DAY.

ALSO ON OCTOBER 29 IN HISTORY…
1618 — British adventurer Sir Walter Raleigh executed for treason, London.
1897 — Land ownership and wealth theorist Henry George dies, New York City.
1901 — Leon Czolgosz electrocuted for assassination of U.S. President McKinley.
1929 — Pandemonium on Wall Street as stocks crash, capitalism in crisis.
1964 — Star of India and other gems stolen from Natural History Museum, NYC.
1995 — American underground satirist, writer Terry Southern dies, New York City.

Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective