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Nov. 14th, 2011 | 05:05 pm



Goreys!

I looove calling back old jokes. haha!

Many of the articles I read about the book cited the Gorey/Nancy book cover business as the best work I do, which I am uncertain how to take (artists! amirite) but hey, if it's your favorite it's your favorite right? I think that the really good thing about them is that they don't need nor are made better by any previous knowledge of anything else coming in, so everyone reads them the same way. I like that! History and comic book things are fun but it's nice for everyone to be on the same page too.




anyhow


The store has three new shirts! It's been a while. But here they are!



The book is still available for order on Amazon!





Other buying options for the book? Topatoco is selling it, along with a reissue of the first book! There is a pretty good combo deal there.

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tea berry-blue

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from: zia_narratora
date: Nov. 14th, 2011 10:10 pm (UTC)
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That American Puritans one is pretty much just for novangla

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clocks slay time

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from: novangla
date: Nov. 15th, 2011 05:17 am (UTC)
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YES AND I LOVE IT

FOREVER

100%

If I had a zombiephone that would let me speak to the dead, I'm sure Perry Miller would concur.

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bird on a wire

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from: lyosha
date: Nov. 14th, 2011 10:13 pm (UTC)
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Just bought my copy at the local Chapters! Niiiice.

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hippenmoor

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from: hippenmoor
date: Nov. 14th, 2011 10:24 pm (UTC)
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Love these! Has there ever been a meet up between your street-wise, breadcrumb-loving birds and President Bird?

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John Heaton

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from: jheaton
date: Nov. 14th, 2011 10:39 pm (UTC)
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Bit of a callback there with that Therese one. A nice trip down memory lane for you long-time readers! And I agree with hippenmoor, a summit meeting between your profane pigeons and President Bird could only be a good thing.

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adam-0oo

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from: adam_0oo
date: Nov. 14th, 2011 10:41 pm (UTC)
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Breadcrumb birds! Awww yisss

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Teka Lynn

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from: tekalynn
date: Nov. 14th, 2011 10:50 pm (UTC)
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Listen to father's wisdom! So wise indeed.

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Muchas Smooches

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from: _kirsty
date: Nov. 14th, 2011 10:59 pm (UTC)
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Ahaha, psychoanalysis would be nothing without wieners.

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Ejia Arath

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from: ejia_arath03
date: Nov. 14th, 2011 11:08 pm (UTC)
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We need real tiny whatsits book characters.

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Eleanor

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from: eleanora_
date: Nov. 14th, 2011 11:23 pm (UTC)
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aw yiss

motha

fuckin

BREAD CRUMBS

:D

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iibnf

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from: iibnf
date: Nov. 14th, 2011 11:42 pm (UTC)
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Got the book - very much looking forward to reading it.

Wanted to get Queen Victoria T shirt but Topataco were not co-operating. Perhaps another time...

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liexile

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from: liexile
date: Nov. 14th, 2011 11:44 pm (UTC)
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"Best work" is so subjective. I'm partial to the history and younger self pieces, but being an old (really old) comic geek, the riffs on classic comic book heroes is laugh out loud funny. But it's hard to beat "Motha fuckin bread crumbs." Good stuff, Kate. Oh yes, you need to get a book signing gig somewhere in the Carolinas.

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Asia Z Akhmetova

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from: Asia Z Akhmetova
date: Nov. 21st, 2011 03:09 pm (UTC)
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...or the Floridas.

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Rebness

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from: rebness
date: Nov. 14th, 2011 11:46 pm (UTC)
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Your Gorey covers always thrill me. Love it so much!

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The Slender Splendor

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from: blogtard
date: Nov. 15th, 2011 01:06 am (UTC)
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Can't believe you brought back that motherfuckin' duck! YYYYEA-YAH.

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Reve

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from: reve_77
date: Nov. 15th, 2011 01:45 am (UTC)
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The "pew pew!" killed me.

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Nobody said it was easy

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from: copperbadge
date: Nov. 15th, 2011 02:19 am (UTC)
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Being in the process of reading the Memoirs of Hadrian at the moment, I can tell you that people who read it will think of walls and excruciating details of administrative trivia when they reflect upon Hadrian.

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from: teacup_carousel
date: Nov. 15th, 2011 05:47 am (UTC)
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Oh god yes. But let's be more honest here - it's more or less excruciating details of just about everything isn't it?

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Nobody said it was easy

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from: copperbadge
date: Nov. 15th, 2011 02:00 pm (UTC)
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Everything except the sex, as many people warned me...

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from: teacup_carousel
date: Nov. 15th, 2011 02:40 pm (UTC)
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Pft, at least you were warned! In retrospect I should have known that, French promiscuity be damned, Yourcenar wasn't going to take the spicy road, but at the time I held out bitterly till the end. Antonius looked like such a warm dish, I was greatly disappointed.

If you're looking for more pop in your Roman historicals I found that Robert Graves makes for a nice pick me up. I do wish you luck with getting through the thing though.

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a dull creature

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from: heartequals
date: Nov. 15th, 2011 02:35 am (UTC)
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THE DUCK IS BACK

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Daniel Cody Richmond

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from: Daniel Cody Richmond
date: Nov. 15th, 2011 02:56 am (UTC)
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Psh, everything's the best thing you do. Keep on rocking in the free world, etc.

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Prince Dynamite

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from: tabletopphantom
date: Nov. 15th, 2011 03:14 am (UTC)
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Mother.fucking.breadcrumbs.

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Meowlet

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from: meowlet
date: Nov. 15th, 2011 04:00 am (UTC)
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Amazing as always. Thank you for continuing to post this stuff, it is the best thing online.

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Che Gorilla

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from: axmxz
date: Nov. 15th, 2011 05:41 am (UTC)
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Father was indeed very wise. ))

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ais

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from: starlite_gone
date: Nov. 15th, 2011 05:49 am (UTC)
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Oh man XD Every time-- you always make me burst out laughing. It's a good thing no one's around or they'd think I'm crazy lol I laughed at pretty much every one of these. And I have to admit! I secretly super duper love when you do the book covers, so I'm always really excited to see more.

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Mei

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from: tiny_vice
date: Nov. 15th, 2011 08:03 am (UTC)
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haha.

i like the wiener one because you called it a wiener.

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Spiral Continuum

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from: myorp
date: Nov. 15th, 2011 09:23 am (UTC)
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i think your advice on the stendhal one is really perfectly accurate(besides being amusing)!

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queen_isa

Hi!

from: queen_isa
date: Nov. 15th, 2011 10:18 am (UTC)
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Hi

Long-time fan!!!


I was hoping that you would continue your Wutghering Heights comics, please! Not so say that I'm not enjoying what you've been putting up recently, which i have been!! :-)

I just had a question; what do YOU think of the whole Heathcliff/Cathy romance/obsession THING? Is it love? Can love be destructive or is it only good? Etc. :) Just curious! :)

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Daniel Lustig

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from: dexeron
date: Nov. 15th, 2011 02:24 pm (UTC)
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Gorey + duck = WIN.

AW YISS.

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Tracy K. Woodard

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from: rosindust
date: Nov. 15th, 2011 03:55 pm (UTC)
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I heart the Puritan cover, you should do a comic on Calvinists some day.

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Kaila the Amusingly Crazy Ass Hoe

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from: ragettizepirate
date: Nov. 15th, 2011 04:16 pm (UTC)
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yesss book cover comics aaare my favorite

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tundrabeast

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from: tundrabeast
date: Nov. 15th, 2011 04:31 pm (UTC)
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nb: I love everything you do! The covers are great because they are easy sources of inspiration so you seem super prolific when you use them.

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yalegirl03

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from: yalegirl03
date: Nov. 15th, 2011 05:32 pm (UTC)
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I don't know why the bird eating bread crumb comics always make me laugh so hard.

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Kiffie

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from: kiffie
date: Nov. 15th, 2011 06:41 pm (UTC)
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Unexpected wiener was unexpected and hilarious.

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Redaed

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from: red_aed
date: Nov. 15th, 2011 10:47 pm (UTC)
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The little smile on Hadrian's face in the second panel makes me feel sad inside. I'm sorry, I'll learn something else about you, I swear! ಥ_ಥ

Not that it stopped me from making an icon of dubious quality and legibility out of it. I can only hope that somebody, somewhere, has made a better one.

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Nova Caine

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from: clockworklady
date: Nov. 16th, 2011 12:04 am (UTC)
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I'm a sap, but I love the Christmas ones best.

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tacnukesoul

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from: tacnukesoul
date: Nov. 16th, 2011 03:26 am (UTC)
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It was great to see you in The Economist: http://www.economist.com/blogs/prospero/2011/11/kate-beatons-cartoons?fsrc=scn/fb/wl/bl/comicstripsforliteraryadults

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kormantic

I feel like you drew "breadcrumbs" just for me

from: kormantic
date: Nov. 16th, 2011 07:32 pm (UTC)
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awww yisssss

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4EyedBlonde

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from: 4eyedblonde
date: Nov. 17th, 2011 03:29 am (UTC)
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That Puritan comic is perfect. Actually, these are all perfect.

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from: thezmage
date: Nov. 17th, 2011 03:54 am (UTC)
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Hey, I love all of your work, and I do really love your Yellow Wallpaper strip, but your cover bits are the cream of the crop.

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Вивиан Лэйк

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from: vivian_lake
date: Nov. 19th, 2011 06:28 pm (UTC)
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When I see or hear Hadrian's name, the wall is pretty much the last thing I think about (if I think about it at all). First thoughts are "Antinous" and "When will I get my book back???" (My not-brother borrowed most of my LGBT-related books ang returned less than half of them. Yourcenar is still in his possession. No, I have no means to contact him.)

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justin

Miami Book Fair

from: poesian
date: Nov. 20th, 2011 03:22 am (UTC)
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Hey! I was excited to see you at the Miami Book Fair today—but you weren't there! What happened? I hope everything's okay!

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Bill

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from: mycroftholmes
date: Nov. 24th, 2011 02:40 am (UTC)
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God I love these :D

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