Saturday, March 31, 2012

Featured: Two from Pressure Printing





Glenn Barr, Carousel Of Souls
Pressure Printing, 2003
7" x 7"

Edition of 50

Carousel Of Souls is a set of six signed and numbered reief prints pressed into custom handmade paper. A hinged, weathered and screenprinted wooden box with antique brass hardware encloses the prints. Glenn's story, inspired by the images within, adorns the portfolio's coversheet.

List: $950.00
Brickbat price: $675.00








Camille Rose Garcia, Doomsday Animals
Pressure Printing, 2003
9" x 11.25"

Edition of 100

Doomsday Animals is a set of four two color relief prints presented in a unique handmade accordion portfolio, which when fully extended reaches over 60 feet in length. Camille has written stories for each print, which have been printed onto protective vellum slipsheets. The portfolio has been constructed by hand with heavy duty archival board and garnished with letterpress printing, foil stamping, a ribbon, and an array of unique papers.

List: $1200.00
Brickbat Price: $895.00



These books, and thousands of others, can be purchased from:

Brickbat Books
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Philadelphia, PA 19147

215 592 1207

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Sunday: 11am to 6pm
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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Featured: Five Trippy Children's Books From The 70s


Jerome





Of Cobblers And Kings




Christopher's Parade





The Laughing Dragon





The Magician And The Sorcerer



These books, and thousands of others, can be purchased from:

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Philadelphia, PA 19147

215 592 1207

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Featured: Two by Jim Woodring


Frank
Paperback (out of print)




Frank, Volume Two
Paperback (out of print)

"Readers who haven't discovered Jim Woodring's Frank stories will find a treat waiting for them in the pages of this book. Since publication in 1991 of the award-winning, epoch-making "Frank in the River," these lusciously hypnotic fables have dazzled cartoon lovers the world over.

Frank is a generic anthropomorph who lives in a world of mysterious and dangerous beauty. Propelled by forces beyond his control, including his own unquenchable curiosity, he finds himself in one bizarre escapade after another, frequently involving the loathsome Manhog or the power-hungry Whim. Luckily, Frank has a protector and ally in the form of his feisty godling companion, Pupshaw.

Frank's adventures are told in a series of nearly wordless cartoon stories that draw readers deep into a hallucinatory mindscape governed by a profound interior logic that raises the Frank books to a level above fantasy. As Francis Ford Coppola says in his introduction, "The ancient myths and folk tales of all cultures which have been preserved for so many centuries have meaning for us today because the fantastic elements in them are rooted in immutable reality. The Frank stories belong to this class of literature."













These books, and thousands of others, can be purchased from:

Brickbat Books
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Philadelphia, PA 19147

215 592 1207

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Tuesday: thru Saturday, 11am to 7pm
Sunday: 11am to 6pm
Closed Monday

Closed For Founder's Day!


Brickbat will be closed today, Thursday March 30th, in celebration of Founder's Day.
We will re-open tomorrow Friday, at 11am.

Happy Holiday!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Featured: Al Columbia's Pim & Francie


Pim & Francie
Hardcover, illustrated boards

"This gorgeous grimoire is part alchemy, part art book, part storybook, part comic book, and part conceptual art from the pen of Al Columbia, a longtime fan favorite contributor to comics anthologies like Zero Zero, Blab!, and more recently, Mome. Collecting over a decade’s worth of ‘artifacts,’ excavations, comic strips, animation stills, storybook covers, and much more, this broken jigsaw puzzle of a book tells the story of Pim & Francie, a pair of childlike, male and female imps whose irresponsible antics get them into horrific, fantastic trouble. Their loosely defined relationship only contributes to the existential fear that lingers underneath the various perils they are subjected to. Columbia’s brilliant, fairytale-like backdrops hint at further layers of reality lurking under every gingerbread house or behind every sunny afternoon. Never have such colorful, imaginative vistas instilled such an atmosphere of dread, and with such a wicked sense of humor.

This is a comprehensive collection of Columbia’s Pim & Francie work, including paintings, comics, character designs, and much more, all woven into something greater than the sum of its parts, with Pim & Francie careening from danger to danger, threaded together through text and notes by the artist."






2010 Ignatz Award Nominee: Outstanding Graphic Novel, Outstanding Artist (Al Columbia)

A "Notable Comic" in The Best American Comics 2011





This book, and thousands of others, can be purchased from:

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215 592 1207

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Featured: Christian Morgenstern's Gallows Songs


Christian Morgenstern, The Gallows Songs (Galgenlieder)
Translated by Max Knight
Paperback (out of print)

An out of print anthology of German nonsense poet Morgenstern's Gallow's Songs. Here's hoping for a reprint of one of the many English language translations that have been done over the decades...




This book, and thousands of others, can be purchased from:

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215 592 1207

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Sunday: 11am to 6pm
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Monday, March 26, 2012

Featured: Cowboy Henk


Kamagurka & Herr Seele, Cowboy Henk: King Of Dental Floss
Paperback (out of print)

A collection of Cowboy Henk strips by the Belgian team of Kamagurka & Herr Seele. Surreal, gross & violent. Kind of like Ernie Bushmiller doing a super-hero comic strip, but without super-heroes.












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Saturday, March 24, 2012
Featured: Henrik Rehr's Reykjavik
(Just got in 100+ graphic novels and comix collections. I'll be posting highlights over the next week...)


Henrik Rehr, Reykjavik
Hardcover with illustrated boards & and printed paper wrap-around band

When not illustrating the Danish (70+ years) institution Ferd'nand, cartoonist Rehr is affiliated with the "Abstract Comics" gang (http://abstractcomics.blogspot.com/) a group of artists devoted to exploring abstraction and non-narrative ideas in comics. This volume was inspired by a trip to Reykjavik by the artist and is quite visually stunning.












This book, and thousands of others, can be purchased from:

Brickbat Books
709 South Fourth Street
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215 592 1207

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Tuesday: thru Saturday, 11am to 7pm
Sunday: 11am to 6pm
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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Featured: Henrik Rehr's Reykjavik

(Just got in 100+ graphic novels and comix collections. I'll be posting highlights over the next week...)


Henrik Rehr, Reykjavik
Hardcover with illustrated boards & and printed paper wrap-around band

When not illustrating the Danish (70+ years) institution Ferd'nand, cartoonist Rehr is affiliated with the "Abstract Comics" gang (http://abstractcomics.blogspot.com/) a group of artists devoted to exploring abstraction and non-narrative ideas in comics. This volume was inspired by a trip to Reykjavik by the artist and is quite visually stunning.












This book, and thousands of others, can be purchased from:

Brickbat Books
709 South Fourth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

215 592 1207

Open:
Tuesday: thru Saturday, 11am to 7pm
Sunday: 11am to 6pm
Closed Monday

Thursday, March 22, 2012

New Arrivals: Classic Children's Books


The Dead Bird
Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Remi Charlip
Hardcover, illustrated boards (out of print)




Moose, Goose & Little Nobody
Written & illustrated by Ellen Raskin
Hardcover, illustrated boards (out of print)




Sam And Emma
Donald Nelson, illustrated by Edward Gorey
Hardcover, illustrated boards (out of print)




Seeds & More Seeds
Millicent Selsam, illustrated by Tomi Ungerer
Hardcover, illustrated boards (out of print)





These books, and thousands of others, can be purchased from:

Brickbat Books
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Philadelphia, PA 19147

215 592 1207

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Tuesday: thru Saturday, 11am to 7pm
Sunday: 11am to 6pm
Closed Monday

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Event: GENERAL IDEA 6: Etter, Fletcher, Hess, and Spallholz

Saturday, March 31st, 7pm
at
Brickbat Books:

GENERAL IDEA 6:
Etter, Fletcher, Hess, and Spallholz Read!


A retired shipbuilder, Mickey Hess is Associate Professor of English at Rider University, where he teaches arc welding, mig welding, and creative nonfiction. In the early months of 2012, he has released two books: The Nostalgia Echo (a novel) and The Novelist & the Rapper (stories). He is hard at work on a biography of the rap star Ol' Dirty Bastard.



Sarah Rose Etter's chapbook, Tongue Party, was selected as the winner of the 2010 Caketrain Chapbook Contest by Deb Olin Unferth. Her work has appeared in The Black Warrior Review, Salt Hill Journal, The Collagist and more. She lives in Philadelphia where she co-curates the Tire Fire Reading series.



Julianna Spallholz's short (and very short) fiction has appeared in Caketrain, Denver Quarterly, Sleepingfish, Tarpaulin Sky, and elsewhere. Julianna has performed and collaborated her work with musicians, visual artists, a DJ, and a chef. For the moment, she lives in upstate New York. Her book, The State of Kansas, is available from GenPop Books. Please visit her website at http://www.juliannaspallholz



Sasha Fletcher is the author of the novella WHEN ALL OUR DAYS ARE NUMBERED MARCHING BANDS WILL FILL THE STREETS AND WE WILL NOT HEAR THEM BECAUSE WE WILL BE UPSTAIRS IN THE CLOUDS [ml press 2010] and the poetry chapbooks I AIN'T ASKED ANY PARDON FOR ANYTHING I DONE [the greying ghost 2011] and I CANNOT PRETEND TO BE A GHOST TODAY [paper pusher 2012]. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.
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Tuesday, March 20, 2012