Ginormous MARC BELL monograph coming soon….


From former Arthur comics editor Tom Devlin, of the highly esteemed Drawn & Quarterly :

Okay, so I’ve mentioned it a few times already because I’ve been working on this book for what seems like FOREVER except now it’s almost done and I’m trying my best to create an other-publishers-should-be-jealous-and-comics-buyers-need-to-start-saving-their-disposable-income series of posts this week–Marc Bell has a 272-page monograph of his fine art and fine aht and foin ART and even some comics coming out soon. Is Marc Canada’s finest young artist working today? Of course, he is! Eat your heart out, Marcel Dzama.

More pages here…

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About Jay Babcock

I am the co-founder and editor of Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curator of the three Arthur music festival events (Arthurfest, ArthurBall, and Arthur Nights) (2005-6). Prior to that I was a district office staffer for Congressman Henry A. Waxman, a DJ at Silver Lake pirate radio station KBLT, a copy editor at Larry Flynt Publications, an editor at Mean magazine, and a freelance journalist contributing work to LAWeekly, Mojo, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Vibe, Rap Pages, Grand Royal and many other print and online outlets. An extended piece I wrote on Fela Kuti was selected for the Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000 anthology. In 2006, I was one of five Angelenos listed in the Music section of Los Angeles Magazine's annual "Power" issue. In 2007-8, I produced a blog called "Nature Trumps," about the L.A. River. Today, I live a peaceful life in Tucson, Arizona with Stephanie Smith.

One thought on “Ginormous MARC BELL monograph coming soon….


    I have been drooooooling for more Marc Bell since his last comic, Worn Tuff Elbow, was published a few years back by the fine folks at Fantagraphics. There was also a mini-book, Stacks, released in the interim, but it only fed my frenzy for more Bell.

    If you’ve not, I strongly urge you to track down Bell’s Worn Tuff Elbow and teh Shrimpy and Paul collection. Hands down some of the best “cartoonz” (and i mean that complimentarily) published in the last decade.

    I’m not certain either are in print currently, but they are sooooooooo very much worth it if you find them.


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