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Archive for November, 2010

Shop in Your Jammies. It’s SANER.

Posted by jtebeau on November 27, 2010

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… and get free shipping if you order before December 10.

(and 25% off this weekend with the code THEHOLIDAYSRULE)

It’s that time of year. Black Friday, shopping frenzies and all that. Why subject yourself to the insanity out there?
Stay home, put on “Ol’ Man Potter’s Revenge”, microwave an old fashioned batch of poppin’ corn and do a little holiday
shopping online.

And I’ll tell you what: I’ll take the sting out of it with free shipping on these chestnuts — some of my best selling prints
if you order them before December 10. Free shipping in the U.S., that is. I mean, I love all you folks out there in
The Rest of the World, but, seriously… you know how it takes to stand in line with a customs sheet in order to mail
across the border? I’m just saying… that’s a serious investment of life energy which must be compensated.

So anyway, shop at home. Online. It’s easy, fast, dry, sane, and you can pay using PayPal (and that means
major credit cards accepted), check or money order.

Your prints will ship in a sturdy mailing tube via first class US Mail. BOOM. Just like that.

Boom.

You won’t regret it. And this weekend (November 27/28) use the code THEHOLIDAYSRULE when you pay for your

order on Etsy, and get 25 % off!

 

A few of the best-selling prints from the archives….
First Snow, signed print by artist John Tebeau (free shipping in USA)
19.00 USD
HUNTER S. THOMPSON PORTRAIT, SIGNED BY THE ARTIST (free shipping in USA)
19.00 USD
Monopoly Smackdown, print of an original painting signed by artist John Tebeau
19.00 US
JIMI HENDRIX PORTRAIT PRINT, SIGNED BY ARTIST JOHN TEBEAU (ships free in US)
19.00 USD
Still Life With Stapler (Office Space), free shipping in USA
19.00 USD
JANIS JOPLIN PORTRAIT PRINT, SIGNED BY ARTIST
19.00 USD
JERRY GARCIA PORTRAIT PRINT, SIGNED BY THE ARTIST (free shipping in US)
19.00 USD
Tebeau Fine Cartoon Art

johntebeau@gmail.com

Brooklyn, New York 11201

 

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Fine Cartoonist-Artist Dan Clowes and Another Movie Deal….

Posted by jtebeau on November 24, 2010

He hit yon big screen a few years ago with Ghost World, and Daniel Clowes might do again with his latest book “Wilson.”

As reported by the blog Graphic Policy, it was “announced yesterday on deadline.com, WILSON, Daniel Clowes’ critically acclaimed and New York Times bestselling original graphic novel, has secured a film deal at Fox Searchlight with Alexander Payne attached.” (full story is here)

Wilson, by Daniel Clowes

This is good news if you dig Clowes, and perhaps a chance at redemption after the ambitious but somewhat disjointed  Art School Confidential, the last effort to translate his work to the screen. At any rate, Clowes has been doing outstanding cartoon work for decades now, his stories often laid out like Hollywood story boards. It’s good to see him succeed, and I’m still surprised “Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron” hasn’t been adapted. David Lynch should be all over that one.

 

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Crumb, the Next Generation: Sophie’s Show Opens in NYC

Posted by jtebeau on November 15, 2010

Sophie Crumb’s first solo art show opened this month at DCKT Contemporary here in Manhattan. I went with Mike “Art in Brooklyn” Sorgatz and we took it in. I was curious to see what this young woman was doing artistically, the daughter of two well-known neurotic artists, and I was particularly motivated because I felt I knew her since she was a little girl. By gad, her dad Robert has been documenting the [actually fascinating] minutiae of her life (as well as everything in HIS life) through his cartoons for decades now. On the verge of 30, little Sophie (love that name; the goddessness of it and all) is all growed up. I wanted to see what she was producing.

 

Sophie at nine, by Robert & Aline

 

 

"Sophie Manson" by Sophie herself

Her work is good. She’s got skills, especially in the ink-and-watercolor department, something I really admire. She comments on life’s gruesome and absurd truthiness, not unlike her folks. The stuff of hers that I saw was less autobiographical, though – more akin to the paintings her uncle Maxon did. An outsider looking in, like Tocqueville or Magaret Mead.

 

The scene at the opening was good. A lively mix of odd comic geeks and LES/Bushwick hipster-artist types. Bottles of Miller on ice. Many pieces sold. Go get ’em Soph’.

 

Uncle Max and an original oil of his

"La Vraie Vie Des People" by Sophie (2010)

"Snooki Gets Booky" by Sophie (2010)

Dad Robert (in cap) at Sophie's opening (courtesy Slum Goddess)

The show runs till December 30, 2010 at DCKT Contemporary in Manhattan.

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