Stephen Kroninger
November 2008
 Illustrations from a 1962 amusement park brochure. The illustrator is uncredited.
MOON BOWL: Satellite City is the home of Freedomland's glamorous Moon bowl-where glittering stars from the entertainment world always have a great show for your enjoyment.
For Nancy---Directions
Travel Time: Freedomland 1963
WEBSITE: Welcome To Freedomland, USA!! 
Freedomland Amusement , Bronx New York 1963
Freedomland - 1964
Edel Tote Bag For Sale At Strand Books
 I just got back from Strand Books where I picked up one of these.

Tote Bag: Things Fall Apart 

Produced in cooperation with Random House, this double-sided tote bag features the cover art from the Vintage paperback edition of Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart on one side, and the opening text of the book on the reverse. Perfect for fans of the book, the Strand, or both! Haven't read it yet? Pick up a copy here.

Interview with Jules Feiffer
Bob Edelman was kind enough to leave this on my earlier Feiffer post and I thought I'd bring it on to the front page for you.
"You might enjoy this Mr. Media podcast interview with cartoonist Jules Feiffer, who talks about the new collection of his comic strips from the Village Voice, Explainers, getting his start with Will Eisner on The Spirit, his plays (Little Murders), his movies (Carnal Knowledge, Popeye), the Disney musical adaptation of The Man in the Ceiling, and his forthcoming memoirs."
From The Daily Crosshatch
Strand Bookstore, New York City 5/15/08.
Kramers Ergot 7
Kramers Ergot 7 is the most ambitious comics anthology of the past decade. While previous issues of Kramers explored an innovative blend of art and comics, this collection focuses on expanding the boundaries of the narrative comics page. KE7's massive 16 x 21 inch page size has allowed the artists to tell stories at a scope not seen since the expansive Sunday newspaper comics of the early twentieth century. Including over 50 of the world's most esteemed cartoonists, it draws on the talents of established cartoonists, newcomers, elegant stylists, and unpredictable innovators such as Daniel Clowes, Gabrielle Bell, Matt Groening, C.F., Chris Ware, Jaime Hernandez, C. Tyler, Blanquet, Ted May, Adrian Tomine, Johnny Ryan, Kim Deitch, and many others. This special edition of Kramers Ergot 7 comes with a letterpress plate designed by Sammy Harkham & signed by many of your favorite artists. Limited quantity of 200. Only available through Buenaventura Press, Family in Los Angeles, or at the Alternative Press Expo 2008. Buenaventura Press. 16 x 21 in. 96 pp. Full Color. Hardcover. November 2008
The complete contributor list is: Rick Altergott,Gabrielle BellJonathan BennettBlanquetBlex Bolex,Conrad BotesShary BoyleMat Brinkman, John Brodowski,Ivan Brunetti, C.F., Chris CillaJacob CiocciDan Clowes,Martin CendredaJoe DalyKim DeitchMatt FurieTom GauldLeif GoldbergMatt GroeningJohn Hankiewicz, Sammy Harkham, Eric HavenDavid HeatleyTim Hensley,Jaime HernandezWalt HolcombeKevin HuizengaJ. Bradley JohnsonBen JonesBen KatchorTed MayGeoff McFetridgeJesse McManusJames McShaneJerry Moriarty,Anders NilsenJohn PhamPshawAapo RapiRon Rege Jr.,Xavier Robel, Helge ReumannRuppert & MulotJohnny RyanRichard SalaSouther SalazarFrank SantoroSeth,ShoboshoboJosh SimmonsAnna SommerWill Sweeney,Matthew ThurberAdrian TomineC. TylerChris Ware, andDan Zettwoch.
 Kramers Ergot 7 Book Tour
 The Kramers Ergot 7 international book tour kicks off this weekend with a signing at Family in Los Angeles. Original art from the book will be exhibited (pricelist available upon request) and a truckload of KE7 artists will be on hand to sign copies of the book including: Martin Cendreda, Matt Groening, Sammy Harkham, Tim Hensley, Jaime Hernandez, Walt Holcombe, Geoff McFetridge, John Pham, Ron Regé, Jr., Johnny Ryan, Souther Salazar, and Josh Simmons. Come feast your eyes on Kramers Ergot 7 in all its full-figured voluptuous glory. This is your last chance to purchase an advance copy of the book, weeks before its release.
 If you can't make it to Family this weekend, our family will be coming to you. Sammy Harkham is loading up his car with books and voyaging across the U.S. and Canada in the beginning of December with stops in Baltimore, Pittsburgh, NYC, Providence, Montreal, Toronto, and Chicago. Various artists will be signing advance copies of the book at each event. The signed and numbered limited edition bookplate is only available through the Buenaventura Press website and during the tour, making this the ideal holiday gift for all of the little nerdlings on your list.

Kramers Ergot International Book Tour Itinerary

Sunday, November 16th
 436 N. Fairfax Ave
 Los Angeles, CA. 90036
 Martin Cendreda, Matt Groening, Sammy Harkham, Tim Hensley, Jaime Hernandez, Walt Holcombe, Geoff McFetridge, John Pham, Ron Regé, Jr., Johnny Ryan, Souther Salazar, Josh Simmons


Wed, Dec. 3rd  
 Atomic Books
 3620 Falls Rd
 Baltimore, MD.
 Sammy Harkham, Kevin Huizenga, John Pham, Ron Regé, Jr.
 Thurs, Dec. 4th

Copacetic Comics Co Presents:
 The BrilloBox
 4104 Penn Ave.
 Pittsburgh  PA 15224
 Sammy Harkham, Kevin Huizenga, John Pham, Ron Regé, Jr., Frank Santoro, Matthew Thurber

 Sat, Dec. 6th
 4 - 10pm (Signing will be in rotation. Please let us know which hours work best for you)
 Desert Island
 540 Metropolitan Ave
 Brooklyn NY 11211
 Gabrielle Bell, Johnathan Bennett, Kim Deitch, Sammy Harkham, David Heatley, Kevin Huizenga, Ben Katchor, Jesse McManus, James McShane, Jerry Moriarty, John Pham, Ron Regé, Jr., Frank Santoro, Matthew Thurber, Adrian Tomine. 

Sun, Dec. 7th
 6 - 9
 Ada Books
 717 Westminster Street
 Providence, RI 02903
 Rick Altergott, C.F., Sammy Harkham, Kevin Huizenga, Ben Jones, James McShane, John Pham, Pshaw, Ron Regé, Jr., Souther Salazar 

 Tues, Dec. 9th
 Librairie Drawn & Quarterly 
 211 Rue Bernard Ouest 
 Montreal, QC
 C.F., Sammy Harkham, Kevin Huizenga, John Pham, Ron Regé, Jr., Souther Salazar


Thursday, Dec 11
 The Beguiling
 601 Markham Street 
 Toronto, Ontario
 Shary Boyle, Sammy Harkham, Kevin Huizenga, John Pham, Ron Regé, Jr., Souther Salazar, Seth


Saturday, Dec 13
 Chicago Comics
 3244 N. Clark Street
 Chicago, IL 60657
 Shary Boyle, Ivan Brunetti, John Hankiewicz, Sammy Harkham, Kevin Huizenga, Anders Nilsen, John Pham, Ron Regé, Jr., Souther Salazar, C. Tyler, Chris Ware
No Obama Celebration Is Complete Without THE Iconic Image Of The Campaign
 Shepherd Fairey's original poster
The Mad Magazine parody
For those who want to party with just the right soundtrack: DJ Z-TRIP - OBAMA MIX DOWNLOAD
 The Looney Right Wing version
 The even loonier right wing version
A collection of take-offs and parodies.
Thanks to Michele Melcher for adding this to the collection.

John Heartfield Documentary on Ovation TV
The story of John Heartfield, the father of photomontage and a key figure in the Dada movement. Using archive material and reconstructions, this program reflects on the significant changes in East Germany from the start of Heartfield's career in 1916 to the present day.
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Sunday, November 2, 2008 02:00AM  3:00PM
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