Daily Archives: April 7, 2011

Mondo To Release Second Disney Poster Tomorrow: Who Framed Roger Rabbit By Tom Whalen

Mondo will release their second new Disney poster tomorrow at a random time. This time the image is of “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” by Tom Whalen. The image will be an 18″ x 24″ screen print; hand numbered for $40. The edition size is 210.

These posters will be going on sale Friday, April 8, 2011 at a random time. Please follow Mondo on Twitter for the on sale announcement.

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Lost Dr. Seuss Stories To Be Published

Seven rarely-seen Dr. Seuss stories from the 1950s, which were tracked down by a Massachusetts dentist, will finally be published in book form this autumn.

Dr Seuss’s art director Cathy Goldsmith was on eBay when she stumbled across a sale for tear-sheets from 1950s magazines, purporting to be stories by the author, who was born Theodor Seuss Geisel in 1904. She bought the stories, and discovered that the seller, dentist Charles Cohen, was a huge collector of “Seussiana” and an avid Seuss scholar. She travelled to Springfield, Massachusetts, to meet him along with Random House vice-president and publisher Kate Klimo.

The stories include The Strange Shirt Spot, the inspiration for the bathtub ring scene in The Cat in the Hat Comes Back (“‘Have no fear of that ring,’ / Laughed the Cat in the Hat. / ‘Why, I can take cat rings / Off tubs. Just like that!’ / Do you know how he did it? / WITH MOTHER’S WHITE DRESS! / Now the tub was all clean, / But her dress was a mess!”) Gustav the Goldfish is an early, rhymed version of the Dr Seuss book A Fish Out of Water, about a fish that grows and grows, while The Bippolo Seed tells of a conniving feline (reminiscent of the Cat in the Hat, perhaps) who encourages an innocent duck to make a bad decision. The book is completed with The Great Henry McBride, about a boy whose “far-flung career fantasies are only bested by those of the real Dr Seuss”; The Bear, the Rabbit, and the Zinniga-Zanniga, about a rabbit saved from a bear with a single eyelash; Steak for Supper, about fantastic creatures who follow a boy home for dinner; and Tadd and Todd, a story about twins.

Due out in late September from Random House in the US, The Bippolo Seed and other lost stories will include an introduction from Cohen, explaining the significance of the stories in Dr Seuss’s career. The author, who died in 1991 aged 87, won a Pulitzer for his contribution to American education. He wrote and illustrated 44 books, making his name in 1957 with The Cat in the Hat. Containing just 225 words, it was written following a challenge from his publisher: to write a fun story using the list of words first-grade schoolchildren needed to learn. Read more HERE.

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Bacon Cologne

As absurd as it sounds Bacon Cologne ($36) is the real deal. The pork tinged bottle scent includes just a hint of bacon essence in its Gold (citrus) and Classic (spicy maple) fragrances. Ladies, please try to restrain yourselves.

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Maurice Sendak Returns To Being Author-Illustrator After 30 years

The “Where the Wild Things Are” creator is scheduled to publish Bumble-Ardy, the tale of a young pig’s birthday party, in September. Sendak has written or illustrated a host of titles over his 60-year career, but the last book the author both wrote and drew was “Outside Over There”, the surreal story of a little girl whose baby sister is kidnapped by goblins, in 1981.

Now Bumble-Ardy, the tale of a pig who, having reached the age of nine without ever having had a birthday party, decides to throw his own, is set for publication this September. Bumble-Ardy will be published in the US by HarperCollins on 6 September, with a first print run of 500,000. Susan Katz, president and publisher of HarperCollins Children’s Books, said she was “thrilled” to be publishing the picture book. “Generations have grown up with his books, and this new picture book is a true testament to Maurice’s matchless ability to delight, entertain, and surprise us with every one,” she said. Read more HERE.

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ABC Superheroes Print By Lishoffs

ABC Superheroes ($13.99 – $14.88) by Fabian “Lishoffs” Gzlez can be purchased as a fine art print on bright white, matte, ultra smooth, 100% cotton rag, acid and lignin free archival paper using an advanced digital dry ink method to ensure vibrant image quality. Custom trimmed with 1″ border for framing. Can be purchased in a variety of sizes. It’s also available in a stretched canvas, t-shirt and hoodie.

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