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NYC: Lucy Knisley at The Strand
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under Lucy Knisleyevents 23 Dec 2014 1:28 PM
Lucy Knisley
There are still dinners to stretch your pants, holidays songs to sing, brightly lit-balls to drop but that doesn't mean you can't start planning parties for next year! On Monday, January 12th in the sparkling new year of 2015, cartoonist Lucy Knisley will be throwing one hell of a new year for a new book, Displacement, at The Strand in New York City. Lucy's last travelogue, An Age of License, featured the whimsical travels of a 20-something with time stretching infinitely in front of her. But in the pretty-yet-gritty Displacement, Lucy takes her two 90 year-old grandparents out on a cruise. It explores ageism, mortality and life-long love in gorgeous watercolors, all bookended in a small WWII biography from Lucy's grandfather's journals.
 
So join Lucy in conversation with Marie Anello from The Absolute, at 7pm on January 12th and get a copy of the fully watercolored Displacement before it is out in stores. Buy a copy of Displacement or a $15 Strand gift card in order to attend this event. All options admit one person. Please note that payment is required for all online event orders at the time of checkout. The event will be located in the Strand's 3rd floor Rare Book Room at the store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street.
Displacement 
Marie Anello is a writer, comics enthusiast, and book reviewer located in New York City. Her reviews of webcomics and small press publications can be found in the online magazine The Absolute. She also happens to be a professional opera singer, but that's another story. 
 
Strand Bookstore
828 Broadway (& 12th Street)
NYC
 

Get Zapped at Fantagraphics Bookstore
Written by Larry Reid | Filed under ZapS Clay WilsonrockPatrick RosenkranzFantagraphics Bookstoreevents 23 Dec 2014 11:10 AM

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Our tribute to S. Clay Wilson at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery on Saturday was a blast! Highlights included an entertaining presentation on the underground master by Patrick Rosenkranz, after which our friend Blaine Cook, frontman for metallic punk pioneers The Accused, showed Wilson's artwork for their More Fun Than an Open Casket Funeral LP. This marked the first time the original artwork had been publicly displayed. (Beware: Blaine is opening the Georgetown location of his award-winning Zippy's Burgers in January just three blocks from the bookstore.) A little later John Doe of X arrived ahead of their show at El Corazon. Good times.

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The bookstore's Subversive Santa Sale continues through the end of the month, offering $5 off on purchases of $25 or more. Just present the banner below at the counter. The store will be open until 4:00 PM on Wednesday, December 24. Closed Christmas Day. Open normal hours though December 31, then closed New Year's Day. Seasons greetings and see you all soon.

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Ed Luce: Special Guest at ECCC 2015
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under eventsEd Luce 22 Dec 2014 12:58 PM
Ed Luce
Yeesss, the gifts keep coming on this holiday week. Light a candle and unwrap this gust present: Ed Luce was announced as a special guest for Emerald City ComiCon 2015. Wrestling, kittens, metal, love, body hair: if any of those words trigger a response, you'll absolutely fall in love with Wuvable Oaf, Luce's self-published-turned GIANT Fantagraphics collection. Emerald City runs from Friday, March 27th - Sunday March 29th but if you somehow miss Ed there, he'll be tabling at many a convention and have more than a few store signings. 
Wuvable oaf  
NYC: Jim Woodring show at Eder Gallery
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under Jim Woodringeventsart showsart 22 Dec 2014 11:52 AM

 Woodring Painting

 YOU DRIVE!
NEW DRAWINGS AND PAINTINGS
January 10 - February 27, 2015 

The heat is on as Jim Woodring pushes the pedal to the metal at the Scott Eder Gallery this January with a whole show of new paintings and drawings. For the glamourous and sophisticated, visit the gallery for the opening night reception January 10th at 6pm when Woodring will be in attendance! The show will continue to be on display from January 10th through the month of February (until the 27th). Woodring recently won the Pennsylvania Center for the Book's Lynd Ward Graphic Novel Prize for his graphic novel, Fran, and has been promoting his new comics collection, JIM. So get yourself in gear on Saturday, January 10th and explore the depths of Jim Woodring's genius mind. 
Jim Wodring
Scott Eder Gallery
18 Bridge St. #2i
Brooklyn, NY 11201 
718.797.1100

 





Lucy Knisley: Special Guest at ECCC 2014
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under Lucy Knisleyevents 19 Dec 2014 12:08 PM
Lucy Knisley
The special guests of Emerald City ComiCon in 2015 are slowly being announced and we are proud to announce that Lucy Knisley will be there read and raring to sign copies of her two new travelogues: Displacement and An Age of License. Emerald City ComiCon happens to take place in the raddest city in the states: SEATTLE. It runs from Friday, March 27th - Sunday March 29th and we've got a bit more up our sleeves along with the swell people at ECCC. 

Displacement An Age of License
Lucy will also be having a launch party for Displacement on Monday, January 12th at the Strand Bookstore in NYC. More details on that soon!

Love and Rockets: New Stories #7 by Los Bros Hernandez - Photoset Preview
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsnew releasesLove and RocketsLos Bros HernandezJaime HernandezGilbert Hernandez 19 Dec 2014 10:00 AM

Praise for the Series:

"In the 30 years they’ve been writing and drawing Love and Rockets, Los Bros Hernandez have created wonderfully complex story lines and characters… This web of superior magical-realistic storytelling involves readers in the perplexed yearnings of a huge cast of unforgettable characters unaware of their own capacity for general self-delusion and occasional self-discovery." – Publishers Weekly

"Los Bros. are plain-spoken and sympathetic, finding pathos in even the grimiest character." – Sam Thielman, Newsday

"There are acclaimed filmmakers and novelists who can’t do what Jaime Hernandez does — or Gilbert, for that matter. When the two of them are at their most inspired, as they are here, they make almost every other comics creator today look like a fumbling hack. [Grade] A" – The A.V. Club

Love and Rockets: New Stories #7
by Los Bros Hernandez

100-page black & white 7.25" x 10.5" softcover
$14.99 | 978-1-60699-770-3

Due to arrive in 2-4 weeks. Click on thumbnails for larger versions; get more info, see more previews, and pre-order your copy here:

http://www.fantagraphics.com/lrnewstories7

Leading Ladies Sale on comiXology
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under Ulli LustLucy Knisleydigital comicsDash ShawDame DarcycomiXology 19 Dec 2014 9:38 AM
Fanta Leading Ladies
From today until Sunday, December 21st (11pm EST) comiXology and Fantagraphics are having a Leading Ladies Sale! Get HALF OFF on our graphic novels featuring ladies in the lead role or female cartoonists or, get this, BOTh. Get titles as new as Lucy Knisley's An Age of License or some deep cut classics like Dame Darcy's gothic Meat Cake (one of my favorites!). With 44 graphic novels and comics to choose from you're bound to find something to read or maybe pick out a gift for a friend!
 Age of LicenseMeat Cake Pad 
Looking for something else? The currently out of print Today is the Last Day of the Rest of Your Life is an internationally-acclaimed and awarded story of a punk traveling across the green borders of Europe, no cash in hand, no passport. Ulli Lust's tale is the female On the Road and sure to sate your thirst for travel even while on the road yourself (or at the family holiday gatherings already).  Meanwhile Dash Shaw's Cosplayers series follows two girls as they cosplay real life and video-taping it from afar. 
Today is the Last Day of the rest of your life  Cosplayers
OCD Extra: December Booklist Reviews
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under Walt KellyOCD 18 Dec 2014 2:26 PM
This month's issue of Booklist will include review of a recent release by a Fantagraphics creator, excerpted below:
Pogo 3  
Pogo - The Complete Syndicated Comic Strips Volume 3: "Evidence to the Contrary"
by Walt Kelly

"Despite its cast of anthropomorphic animals-the eponymous possum, Albert the Alligator, Porky Pine, and the rest-Pogo was the most adult-aimed of all newspaper comic strips. The fluid grace of Kelly's artwork and the inventiveness of his humor are matched by his verbal dexterity, from the characters' cornpone patois to their ingenious wordplay. Four decades after its demise, Pogo remains one of a handful of truly essential comic strips."
–Gordon Flagg 
 
Pogo Vol. 3 was also recently on the New York Times Best Seller list, time to pick up one for you and yours! 




Saint Cole by Noah Van Sciver - Video/Photo Slideshow
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsNoah Van Sciver 18 Dec 2014 8:00 AM

Saint Cole
by Noah Van Sciver

116-page black & white 7.5" x 9.25" hardcover • $19.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-817-5

Ships in: February 2015 (subject to change) — Pre-Order Now

Saint Cole depicts four days in the life of a twenty-eight-year-old suburbanite named Joe who feels trapped working overtime at a pizza restaurant to support his girlfriend, Nicole, and their infant child. Especially when Nicole invites her troubled mother, Angela, to move into their two-bedroom apartment until she lands on her feet again. Joe reacts to this development by further retreating into alcohol. He thinks he loves Nicole but resents her at the same time. They probably wouldn’t still be with each other if she hadn’t become pregnant. Joe wants out. He’s angry. He’s in a position to act rashly. And he does. This sophomore graphic novel from Noah Van Sciver may seem like a left turn from his critically acclaimed debut graphic novel biography of Abraham Lincoln (The Hypo), yet upon closer reflection, it continues Van Sciver’s interest in pathos and the human condition.

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Prince Valiant Vol. 10: 1955-1956 by Hal Foster - Video/Photo Slideshow
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under Prince ValiantpreviewsHal Foster 17 Dec 2014 2:00 PM

Prince Valiant Vol. 10: 1955-1956
by Hal Foster

112-page full color 10.25" x 14" hardcover • $35.00
ISBN: 978-1-60699-800-7

Ships in: January 2015 (subject to change) — Pre-Order Now

Our tenth volume finds our band of heroes making their way back to the Kingdom of Thule by way of Constantinople and Eastern Russia. Soon they are attacked by a tribe of barbarians who kidnap Aleta for the great Dragada Khan who wants to make her one of his wives. After nearly being killed in battle, Valiant returns to his homeland only to find the threat of hunger hovers over Thule. As Val explores new ways of feeding the kingdom's growing populace, raiders threaten the lives of his family and friends. The volume ends with Val's return to Camelot, a tournament of champions, and the threat of new treachery in Cornwall. This volume also includes an introduction by legendary comics artist Timothy Truman, and a special gallery containing more of Hal Foster's incredible Mountie paintings annotated by comics historian Brian M. Kane.

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