Blab! #17The 17th volume of the wonderful art and comics magazine, Blab!, is available from Fantagraphics.
This volume of BLAB! features a cover by Jonathan Rosen, and: the BLAB! debut of popular artist Shag!; a full-color tribute to Bazooka Joe; Sue Coe and Judith Brody’s “… And Not a Drop To Drink,” an exploration of the destruction of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast by angry gods of wind and water against a backdrop of war; Greg Clarke’s “The Pungent Gaul,” a surprisingly harrowing story of a frenchman who smuggles illegal cheeses from his homeland into the United States and sells them on the black market; Drew Friedman’s 4-pager “Old Jewish Comedians” selected from his new Blab! Storybook; Peter Kuper’s story of the various ways he’s almost died; more “Fetal Elvis” from Mark Landman; “Max Vesta, Matchbook Artist,” the true story of the art and life of the unsung and little known (except to a few collectors and connosieurs) master of the matchbook cover; Lou Brooks invites us into his “Garden of Tongue-listing Twimericks” — your mouth will never be the same; Peter and Maria Hoey’s “Out of Nowhere,” the story of Coleman Hawkins and Django Reinhart’s years in pre-WWII Paris; plus stories by Tim Biskup, Gary Baseman, Fred Stonehouse, Marc Rosenthal, Spain, Mats!, and Sergio Ruzzier.Link