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Comics History & Culture

Fantagraphics Books's commitment to the comics as an art form extends beyond publishing the world's greatest cartoonists — we also publish some of the finest books of comics scholarship available. These works of history, criticism, and analysis cover a range of topics from the forgotten to the famous, from the nice to the notorious, from the Golden Age to the Underground to the cutting edge. Written by the pre-eminent experts in the field (John Benson, R.C. Harvey, Bob Levin, Fredrik Strömberg, and more), these books all belong in any serious comics lover's library.

And of course, for the best source of comics journalism for over 30 years, don't forget The Comics Journal.



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Naked Cartoonists: Drawers Drawing Themselves Without Drawers

Various Artists; edited by Gary Groth Over 70 world-famous cartoonists draw themselves in the buff! This unique and original collection presents a “stripped” down version of the infamous “Gallery of Rogues” exhibit at Ohio State University.  Product Details...
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Nemo: The Classic Comics Library #31/32

A rare long interview with Charles Schulz, a feature by R.C. Harvey on Milton Caniff (dealing with Vietnam), Edward Sorel on Krazy Kat, and 16 pages of Polly and Her Pals Sundays, shot from crisp black & white syndicate proofs.  Product Details...
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Observed While Falling: Bill Burroughs, Ah Pook, and Me

Malcolm McNeill The artist's memoir on the making of Ah Pook Is Here in collaboration with William S. Burroughs. A unique view of the creative process and the personal and creative interaction behind an enduring literary experiment.  Product Details...
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Olaf G.: A Life in Pictures [Release TBD]

Lars Fiske & Steffen Kverneland A graphic document of the life and art of brilliant Norwegian cartoonist Olaf Gulbransson. A hilarious, incisive, informative and ultimately touching work of comics journalism.  Product Details...
$28.99



Pirates in the Heartland: The Mythology of S. Clay Wilson Vol. 1

S. Clay Wilson; ed. by Patrick Rosenkranz The first part of the definitive biography and retrospective of the most audacious, taboo busting, and eyeball blistering of the legendary underground cartoonists, who lived his dreams and his nightmares.  Product Details...
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Pretty in Ink: North American Women Cartoonists 1896-2013

Trina Robbins The ultimate, revised, updated and rewritten history of women cartoonists by the preeminent historian of the subject, from the first pioneers to the current generation, full of startling new discoveries and colorful illustrations.  Product Details...
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Reading the Funnies

Donald Phelps In this extensive collection of essays, Phelps takes piercing, revelatory looks at over a dozen classic comic strip masterpieces, including Dick Tracy, Thimble Theatre, Gasoline Alley, B. Kliban and more.  Product Details...
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Rebel Visions: The Underground Comix Revolution 1963-1975

Patrick Rosenkranz Through in-depth interviews, decades of meticulously documented research, and other materials, this comprehensive and copiously illustrated book offers an intimate look at a phenomenon that changed comics forever.  Product Details...
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Rebel Visions: The Underground Comix Revolution 1963-1975 [Revised Softcover Ed.]

Patrick Rosenkranz This definitive chronicle is the only major historical work about the most influential artistic movement in America since the Beat Generation. Now in a newly designed, expanded and revised softcover edition.  Product Details...
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Squa Tront #10

The legendary EC fan magazine is back with an interview with Al Feldstein; a 1978 panel discussion with Wally Wood, Bernie Krigstein and Harvey Kurtzman; a conversation between Kurtzman, Al Jaffee and Arnold Roth; rare art, and much more!  Product Details...
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Squa Tront #13

John Benson, ed. The story behind Basil Wolverton’s first EC art; Howard Nostrand’s last interview; art from the unpublished third issue of Flip; Jack Davis’s WWII cartoons; plus EC era art by a host of greats.  Product Details...
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Storm P.: A Century of Laughter [Release TBD]

ed. by Steffen Rayburn-Maarup & Kim Thompson A lavish coffee-table book celebrating one of Denmark's most beloved artists and public figures, and one of the great unknown (in America) cartooning geniuses of the 20th century.  Product Details...
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Strange and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko

Blake Bell The first critical retrospective of the work of the reclusive Spider-Man co-creator traces his life and career, his stylistic innovations, and his philosophical principles, in a lushly-illustrated coffee-table book.  Product Details...
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Talk to Her

Kristine McKenna More of McKenna's incisive, informative interviews with cultural luminaries like Robert Altman, Elvis Costello, Dick Dale, Jacques Derrida, John Lydon, Joe Sacco, Orson Welles's assistant on Welles's last days, and more.  Product Details...
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The Art of Joe Kubert

Bill Schelly, ed. A deluxe, full-color coffee table book that honors this legendary creator with beautifully reproduced artwork from every phase of his career, spanning the history of comics, with critical commentary by the book’s editor.  Product Details...
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The Art of Joe Kubert + Man of Rock

Bill Schelly Celebrate the legendary creator whose career spans the history of comics with a comprehensive biography and a deluxe, full-color coffee table book with beautifully reproduced artwork from every phase of his career.  Product Details...
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The Artist Himself: A Rand Holmes Retrospective

Patrick Rosenkranz The whole truth about the life and work of Canada's most revolutionary Underground Comix artist. This unique collection of art documents a lifetime of work by one of the most talented artists of his generation.  Product Details...
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The Best American Comics Criticism

Ben Schwartz, ed. This essential compilation separates the signal from the noise by assembling the greatest lineup of comics critics the world has yet seen to testify on behalf of this increasingly vital medium.  Product Details...
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The Blighted Eye: Original Comic Art from the Glenn Bray Collection

The most copious, diverse, and lavish compilation of original comic art ever published, featuring work by a pantheon of cartooning masters, offering beauty, unique insight into the art form and a different way of perceiving the artists' work.  Product Details...
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The Comics Go to Hell

Fredrik Strömberg The Devil is such a potent image that comics have used him often and in all sorts of ways, in all different genres. This survey of Satanic cartoons features concise illustrated essays.  Product Details...
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