Tagged: Amanda Palmer

New Comics Get A Boost

Dark Horse has Buffy the Vampire Slayer #39 out this week, but their hottest title to hit the stands might just be Evelyn Evelyn a hard cover graphic novel from the Dresden Dolls front woman Amanda Palmer. The GN is an account of how she “discovered” her latest musical project, that of conjoined twins Evelyn and Evelyn.

Dark Horse has been turning to rock lately for a publishing boost and I hope to heck they have another hit on their hands like they did with The Umbrella Academy. Comic Books needs all the talents it can have, no matter where they come from!

DC has more Batbooks than one can comfortably conceive of this week, but the one I’m most amped about is the Batman 80 Page Giant #1. YES, this is indie talents digging their hungry claws into the fertile ground that is Batman’s rogue gallery, a tried and true method that worked on Batman Black and White and the DC Spotlight books. But those were great books! When lightning strikes twice? Ooooh, dats nice!

Image? Oh, Image has a new one: Marineman #1. Sure, I’ll nibble. You have 1 issue to show me something new, Marineman. Ready, set, GO! Continue reading

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Go Look: Amanda Palmer Signing @ FPI Edinburgh

Joe Gordon, he of the fantastic Forbidden Planet International Blog, has photos and video up this morning from the Edinburgh store’s signing with Amanda Palmer.  You might remember Amanda from such books as, Who Killed Amanda Palmer, a collaborative photo book featuring Neil Gaiman and a host of other talented folks.

We had a great turnout for Amanda Palmer’s visit to the Edinburgh FPI store. Edinburgh right now is in its annual Festival mode — basically the biggest arts festival in the world is running here and if you’ve never experienced it you’d struggle to imagine how insanely busy it is here right now. Its mad, its crowded but there’s a great buzz on the streets and yesterday we added to the crowds and the energy with a great line of folks waiting in the sun to come in and see Amanda, who entertained us all with a suitably sc-fi-themed song on her ukulele to kick off proceedings.

And because you kids like the pretty moving pictures:

There’s also some more photos from the well-attended event here at FPI’s Flickr page.

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“Who Killed Amanda Palmer?”

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The incredibly creative couple of Neil Gaiman and Dresden Dolls Lead Singer Amanda Palmer have combined to bring us a work of Palmer’s photography in “Who Killed Amanda Palmer.”

The book doesn’t even come out until September but we here at the Union Square store of Forbidden Planet have the book which features photography by Palmer and stories by Gaiman.  The wonderful Ms. Palmer gives us the details:

we’re JUST starting to make the book available at a few select retailers with whom we have cosy relations. hopefully more are to come, but for now…

if you’re in NYC, you can pick it up at:
Forbidden Planet
840 Broadway
New York, NY

(they’re right near union square. they’ve also got it on their website)

and CHAPTERS has it:
Parnell Street
Dublin, Ireland
(they wrote a little blog about carrying it HERE)

we’re also hoping to have the book available in some UK stores so keep your fingers crossed and let us know if you see it pop up at:
Forbidden Planet
40-41 Southbridge Street
Edinburgh

Forbidden Planet
179 Shaftesbury Avenue
London

if i find out it’s at either place, i’ll post to twitter and facebook and such…

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