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Memoir & Autobiography

Fantagraphics is proud to present the finest in graphic memoir and autobiography, from a diverse group of voices in a variety of styles. Sometimes the names are changed and details dramatized, but these stories based on true life will enthrall, amuse, shock, inspire and/or move you.



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7 Miles a Second

David Wojnarowicz, James Romberger & Marguerite Van Cook The definitive edition of the acclaimed cult-classic memoir by the legendary artist and AIDS activist. A primal scream of a graphic novel blending stark reality with psychedelic delirium.  Product Details...
$19.99



A Mess of Everything

Miss Lasko-Gross The second volume in this semi-autobiographical trilogy finds self-effacing non-conformist Melissa now in high school facing a drug habit, alienation, accidental heartbreak and other issues in an intense, honest, and funny memoir.  Product Details...
$19.99



An Age of License

Lucy Knisley A travel memoir recounting the artist's charming (and romantic!) adventures on a book tour in Europe. But it's not all whimsy and kittens and crêpes: there are also anxieties, introspective self-inquiries, and quotidian revelations.  Product Details...
$19.99



Approximate Continuum Comics

Lewis Trondheim One of the very first autobiographical graphic novels to come from France, from one of Europe’s most beloved cartoonists, sets the standard for the honest, often hilarious chronicling of a cartoonist’s life.  Product Details...
$18.99



Babel #2

David B. Obsessed with fantasy and history, David and his brother become fascinated by the Papuan Wars, and David discovers odd metaphorical parallels between those long-ago events and rituals and his brother's struggle with his disease.  Product Details...
$7.95



Barracuda in the Attic

Kipp Friedman The youngest son of celebrated writer and satirist Bruce Jay Friedman looks back fondly on the amusing and sometimes confusing events of his early life. A moving tribute to growing up among a family of creative artists.  Product Details...
$26.99



Belly Button Comix #1 [Sold Out]

Sophie Crumb Thrill to these vivacious autobiographical stories, with stories of young love, cell phones, and sexual frustration, each drawn in a variety of styles, with a handsome purple two-tone effect throughout.  Product Details...
$4.95



Belly Button Comix #2

Sophie Crumb In the second issue of this acclaimed, award-winning series, Sophie spotlights herself again in a series of autobiographical vignettes that find her moving from Paris to Berkeley, not to mention falling in love!  Product Details...
$4.95



Bread & Wine

Samuel R. Delany & Mia Wolff A new edition of the groundbreaking memoir of award winning science fiction author Delany and his burgeoning relationship with an intelligent man living on the streets, with expressionistic and playful art by Wolff.  Product Details...
$14.99



But I Like It

Joe Sacco Sacco hits the rock 'n' roll beat. Joe follows punk band the Miracle Workers on their European tour (with a bound-in live CD) and pens strips that range from biting satires to self-deprecating autobiography.  Product Details...
$24.95



Couch Tag

Jesse Reklaw A tragicomic graphic memoir, the first long-form work by the acclaimed veteran cartoonist, of childhood, family, pre-pubescent sexual deviance, stalking, card games, mental illness, and cats.  Product Details...
$26.99



Cruisin' with the Hound: The Life and Times of Fred Toote

Spain Rodriguez Memoirs of the artist's misspent youth. Raunchy, hilarious, and often violent as hell, an unsentimentally nostalgic trip to half a century ago — the anti- Happy Days, set to a true rock ’n’ roll beat.  Product Details...
$19.99



Daddy's Girl

Debbie Drechsler A new edition of the groundbreaking collection of short comic stories. Drechsler's quasi-memoir is one of the most searingly honest, empathetic, and profoundly disturbing uses of the comics medium in its history.  Product Details...
$14.95



Displacement [Pre-Order]

Lucy Knisley A travel memoir recounting the artist's experience of caring for her frail grandparents aboard a cruise ship, while reflecting on her own fears on mortality, her age, and her family's relationships and history.  Product Details...
$19.99



Escape from "Special" [Sold Out]

Miss Lasko-Gross A semi-autobiographical coming-of-age story blending humor (sometimes of the gross-out variety) and keenly observed insights, with the sensibility of a love child of Linda Barry and David B. midwifed by Judy Blume.  Product Details...
$16.95



Giraffes in My Hair: A Rock 'n' Roll Life

Bruce Paley & Carol Swain A comics memoir of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll, a life lived in the countercultural margins, from the optimism of the Summer of Love to the nihilism of the punk years, vividly brought to life with compelling visuals.  Product Details...
$19.99



Harvey Kurtzman: The Man Who Created MAD and Revolutionized Humor in America

Bill Schelly, ed. The most in-depth, complete biography of the creator of MAD and one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, Harvey Kurtzman.  Product Details...
$29.99



I Love Led Zeppelin

Ellen Forney The long-awaited collection of strips, characterized by bold, sensual brushstrokes and striking images of powerful, butt-kicking women. Forney's collaborators range from her Grandma Florence to comedian Margaret Cho.  Product Details...
$19.95



Late Bloomer

C. Tyler The biggest, richest and most delightful collection of Tyler's work to date. Tales of loss, difficult relatives and questionable relationships are infused with Tyler's rueful humor, pitiless wit and deep empathy.  Product Details...
$28.95
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Misery Loves Comedy [2nd Edition]

Ivan Brunetti A psychiatric case study masquerading as a fancy-pants graphic novel. Comics for those who enjoy witnessing one man's sanity in its final death rattle, swinging its tail from anhedonia to schadenfreude and back again.  Product Details...
$24.95




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