Quick Note

March 20th, 2014 by Dan Nadel

Well hi there. I’m fine, thanks. How are you? All’s well here. The books remain in print, but just so you know, we’re not publishing anything new, so no submissions are necessary. I’m happily ensconced in other things, including a lovely exhibition you’ll be hearing more about in September. See you around.

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Round-Up Rodeo

January 3rd, 2014 by Dan Nadel

Well, much digital ink has been spilled over various PictureBox releases. Here’s a rundown of some highlights in semi-random order:

Matthew Thurber interviewed at The Paris Review, INFOMANIACS reviewed here and here.

Frank Santoro’s Pompeii is rightfully named Book of the Year, is given an exhaustive review at The LA Review of Books, and Frank himself was interviewed at Robot 6.

The great Anya Davidson is interviewed over here and School Spirits positively reviewed by PW.

Wes Lang’s LA book launch covered at Purple.
Our Colby launch covered at Gay Letter.

I liked Chris Mautner’s Year-End list for obvious reasons, as well as Rob Clough’s and Nick Gazin’s, not to mention Comics Alliance and Experiments in Manga. All very nice mentions for PBox books.

A very nice podcast about PictureBox and a piece by Frank Santoro wrote a very touching piece for The Washington Post.

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Massive 50% Off Sale

December 2nd, 2013 by Dan Nadel

You heard the news, now benefit from it. Take 50% off everything on the PictureBox site through January 2. Get in there and search for gems. Books, prints, posters, CDs, DVDs, etc.

This includes all our new books, like Matthew Thurber’s INFOMANIACS, Osamu Tezuka’s Mysterious Underground MenGold Pollen and Other Stories by Seiichi Hayashi, School Spirits by Anya Davidson, World Map Room by Yuichi Yokoyama, and Pompeii by Frank Santoro.

Just use this coupon code at checkout: sale

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The End For Now

December 2nd, 2013 by Dan Nadel

As of December 31, 2013, PictureBox will no longer release any new titles. This was not an easy decision, but the company is no longer feasible for me as a thoroughgoing venture. Change is, as the cliché goes, a good thing, and I am proud of PictureBox the idea and the company, and grateful to the many artists I’ve worked with over the years. I’ve been publishing since 2000, and without such an astounding array of loyal and talented people PictureBox would be nothing. Some of my closest friends were made while working on PictureBox projects.

I want to thank all the artists and writers I’ve worked with over the years, and I look forward to future ventures together in other areas. I also want to thank all the stores and distributors who have carried PictureBox over the years. And thank you, readers and book lovers, for your support.

PictureBox books will remain available to stores and individuals through my distributors and this web site.

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Colby at MoCA tonight!

November 23rd, 2013 by Dan Nadel

Go check it out!

Saturday, November 23, 4–6pm
MOCA GRAND AVENUE
250 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA, 90012

MOCA invites you to a celebration of In the Good Name of the Company: Artworks and ephemera produced by or in tandem with the Colby Poster Printing Company, a book published by ForYourArt and edited by Christopher Michlig,Brian Roettinger, and Jan Tumlir. Join the editors and artists for a book-signing and screening of the new MOCAtv film by Felipe Lima in association with artist C.R. Stecyk III.

 

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Matthew Thurber Book Signing, 11/22, 7 pm

November 20th, 2013 by Dan Nadel

Matthew Thurber: INFOMANIACS

Book Signing and Reception

November 22nd, 7-9 pm
Desert Island
540 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn NY 11211

INFOMANIACS is a graphic novel printed on paper all about the Internet. A hilarious detective story that manages to critique and explore digital culture, INFOMANIACS is marked by Matthew Thurber’s restless questioning and heightened sense of the absurd. With the iconic Amy Shit as his Philip Marlow, Thurber looks in on “The Scriveners of Tweet Street”, Albert Radar, a Joseph Beuys-lookalike psychiatrist, a perfectly preserved brain that has never seen the internet, an organic server farm, the Anthropamorphic Task Force, and so much more. But all of this is in service to a tightly plotted thriller. Think of it as The Long Goodbye for the Tumblr generation.

 

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Eddie Martinez Book Signing and Reception

November 19th, 2013 by Dan Nadel

Eddie Martinez: Paintings

Book Signing and Reception
November 21st, 6-8 pm
The Standard Shop
442 W. 13th St. NYC

Brooklyn-based artist Eddie Martinez (born 1977) has received much critical acclaim over the past few years. His expressive paintings (both abstract and figurative) often employ a loosely fixed cast of forms—such as flowers, tabletops, shoes and, most recently, bent yellow columns and white horizons. These works conjure the rough, vivid execution of a Basquiat, a Gorky or a Guston. Martinez works in series, reprising these forms over several (usually large-scale) canvases. This book, the first substantial monograph on the artist, documents the last six years of Martinez’s output, reproducing 200 works in color and grouping them thematically, by animals, flowers, tabletops, still lifes and portraits. Texts by Ross Simonini, Glenn O’Brien.

 

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Wes Lang Special Edition

November 14th, 2013 by Dan Nadel

Announcing the limited edition of Wes Lang. The book is signed and numbered, with a sketch, to 50 copies. It comes with a 18 × 24 inch silkscreen print, limited to 50 copies (pictured). Not signed or numbered. The print will ship separately from the book in a sturdy tube.

This is a unique opportunity to own both an iconic Lang image AND a signed book. Don’t miss it.

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Anya Davidson at Quimby’s, Nov. 12th

November 10th, 2013 by Dan Nadel

Anya Davidson at Quimby’s, Chicago, Nov. 12th, 7 pm.

Anya Davidson will read from and sign her debut graphic novel School Spirits!

School Spirits is Anya Davidson‘s idiosyncratic and captivating debut full-length graphic novel. It is the story of Oola, a high school student with an unusual connection to the supernatural. Comprised of four chapters, each deploying a different narrative technique,  is at once funny, sexy, mystical and, above all, utterly readable. Davidson’s crisp cartooning style makes even the strangest occurrences somehow seem plausible. This publication is sure to appeal to Davidson’s existing extensive underground following, as well as to fans of the farther reaches of contemporary graphic fiction.

Anya Davidson is a cartoonist and musician based in Chicago. She is the author of numerous zines and was a member of the acclaimed band Coughs. More info at anyadavidson.blogspot.com.

School Spirits
Hardcover, 152 pages PictureBox, $19.95

 

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Comic Arts Brooklyn This Saturday

November 6th, 2013 by Dan Nadel

PictureBox at Comic Arts Brooklyn!

We have two big books debuting this weekend!

Osamu Tezuka’s The Mysterious Underground Men and Matthew Thurber’s INFOMANIACS

Matthew Thurber, Sammy Harkham and Jonny Negron will be in attendance.

The Mysterious Underground Men
Osamu Tezuka
Originally published in 1948, The Mysterious Underground Men tells the story of Mimio the talking rabbit, as he struggles to prove his humanity while helping his friends save earth from an invasion of angry humanoid ants. While Tezuka’s New Treasure Island (1946-47) was the first major hit for the “god of manga,” the artist himself regarded this later book the first of his signature “story manga. Inspired by Bernhard Kellermann’s Der Tunnel (1913) and drawing widely on European and American science fiction, as well as Milt Gross’ own pioneering “graphic novel,” He Done Her Wrong (1930), this full-color edition of The Mysterious Underground Men will not only introduce to English-language readers a founding monument in modern Japanese comics. It will also offer a rare glimpse at the wide-ranging Western cultural sources that made up young Tezuka’s world.
$24.95
INFOMANIACS
Matthew Thurber
INFOMANIACS is a graphic novel printed on paper all about the Internet. A hilarious detective story that manages to critique and explore digital culture, INFOMANIACS is marked by the author’s restless questioning and heightened sense of the absurd. With the iconic Amy Shit as his Philip Marlow, Thurber looks in on “The Scriveners of Tweet Street”, Albert Radar, a Joseph Beuys-lookalike psychiatrist, a perfectly preserved brain that has never seen the internet, an organic server farm, the Anthropamorphic Task Force, and so much more. But all of this is in service to a tightly plotted thriller. Think of it as The Long Goodbye for the Tumblr generation.
 $22.95

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