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More Fantagraphics Action at Emerald City Comicon
Written by Larry Reid | Filed under The StrangerStan SakaiPeter BaggeMichel GagneKristy ValentiKim ThompsonGary GrothEric ReynoldsEllen ForneyDavid Lasky 28 Mar 2014 11:07 AM

Call it a Love Hate relationship: Visitors to the Fantagraphics booth #207 at this weekend's sold-out Emerald City Comicon in Seattle will be the first in the country to get copies of Buddy Buys a Dump. The third volume of Peter Bagge's Buddy Bradley stories includes the Hate Annual adventures with a new 20-page conclusion. Come see.

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Ellen Forney and David Lasky will sign at our booth today at 4:30 following their informative panel discussion on health care in the comix community. Don't miss the panel on Fantagraphics' future on Saturday at 1:00 PM in room TCC 301 with panelists Gary Groth, Eric Reynolds, Michael Catron and Kristy Valenti moderated by Paul Constant of The Stranger. (Check out this week's issue for Constant's panel preview.) This fascinating discussion will continue after the panel when the editors drop by our booth. Then meet the editor of Simon and Kirby's Young Romance series, Michel Gagné, at 3:00 PM.

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Don't miss the booth appearance by Stan Sakai on Sunday at 11:00 AM. He'll be signing the first seven volumes of Usagi Yojimbo collections — a spectacular series brought to print by the late Kim Thompson. Here's a chance to meet one of America's most extraordinary artists. We'll have some seasonal Usagi treats in store for adoring fans.

Joost Swarte: Urban and Urbane at the Society of Illustrators NYC!
Written by janice headley | Filed under Joost Swarteevents 28 Mar 2014 9:36 AM

We're so excited to have the legendary Dutch cartoonist, illustrator and designer Joost Swarte joining us in New York City in April!

And in conjunction with his appearance at the 2014 MoCCA Fest, the Society of Illustrators presents Joost Swarte: Urban and Urbane, an exhibition of original artwork, sketches, prints and documentation that survey multiple facets of Swarte’s career — from RAW to The New Yorker to his architectural projects — with a special emphasis on his images of urban life, real and imagined.

The exhibit will be on view through April 26th in the MoCCA Second Floor Gallery at the Society of Illustrators, located at 128 East 63rd Street.

And, don't miss your chance to meet this legend at MoCCA! Priority seating is sold out for his Saturday, April 5th conversation with Art Spiegelman and moderator Bill Kartalopoulos, but remaining seating will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. 

The Complete Peanuts 1991-1992 (Vol. 21) by Charles M. Schulz - Video/Photo Slideshow Preview
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videopreviewsPeanutsnew releasesCharles M Schulz 27 Mar 2014 3:29 PM

The Complete Peanuts 1991-1992 (Vol. 21)
by Charles M. Schulz

344-page black & white 8.5" x 7" hardcover • $29.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-726-0

Ships in: May 2014 (subject to change) — Pre-Order Now

Peanuts enters its final decade, and The Complete Peanuts enters its homestretch, with material that is perhaps the most overlooked of Schulz’s career and soon to be reconsidered by scholars with this volume. Schulz’s cartooning has never looked more confident, and his sense of humor never more unrestrained. This is the 21st volume (of 25) of the perennial, bestselling series that collects every single one of the 18,000-plus Peanuts strips created by Charles M. Schulz, from its debut in 1950 to the end in 2000.

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witzend - Cover Uncovered
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under witzendWallace WoodComing Attractions 27 Mar 2014 11:38 AM

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At last we can reveal the slipcase artwork for our two-volume complete collection of witzend, coming this Summer. Occupying the fertile but seldom-trod ground between the undergrounds and the "overground" mainstream (sometimes called "groundlevel comics"), witzend was created in 1966 by Wallace Wood and ran for 13 issues over nearly two decades, providing a forum for unfettered expression by creators used to toiling under commercial restrictions — in other words, a place for Wood and his friends to let their freak flags fly. And oh, what a list of friends he had. We'll get into that later... in the meantime, see how many of them you can identify in this dazzling design! (Presale is pending — there's a Gordian Knot we're still untangling.)

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Buddy Buys a Dump by Peter Bagge - Photoset Preview
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under previewsPeter Baggenew releases 27 Mar 2014 10:56 AM

"I love Hate, particularly the increasingly oddball Buddy Bradley stories.... Every comics fan should have the vast majority of whatever Peter Bagge has in print..." – Tom Spurgeon, The Comics Reporter

"...Bagge’s vivid caricatures animate the most routine of actions, effectively suggesting how cozily, in this life, the mundane cohabits with the outrageous." – Rich Kreiner, The Comics Journal

"...Bagge truly pulls out all the stops in depicting extreme familial weirdness. His dialogue is as sharp as ever, his line is quite lively and his uncanny ability to depict the creeping weirdness of suburbia is even more disturbing than in the initial run of New Jersey stories in Hate." – Rob Clough, High-Low

"Peter Bagge is the funniest cartoonist in existence." – John Kricfalusi

"It's a laff riot, what can I tell ya?" – R. Crumb

"Folk hero Buddy Bradley defined and transcended grunge-era slackerdom." – Playboy

Buddy Buys a Dump: The Complete Buddy Bradley Stories from "Hate" Comics Vol. 3
by Peter Bagge

144-page full-color 6" x 9" softcover • $19.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-745-1

Due to arrive in about 3-5 weeks. Click the thumbnails for larger versions; get more info, see more previews and pre-order your copy here:

http://www.fantagraphics.com/buddybuysadump

Pretty in Ink at the San Francisco Public Library!
Written by janice headley | Filed under Trina Robbinsevents 27 Mar 2014 9:13 AM

The San Francisco library is currently hosting an exhibit based on Pretty in Ink: American Women Cartoonists 1896-2013, the ultimate collection of female comic herstory!

Featuring photos, letters, original artwork, toys, comic books and other ephemera, this exhibition captures women cartoonists from the late 19th century to now!

And on Thursday, March 27th, author Trina Robbins will discuss her work, and sign copies of the book in the main library, at 6:00 PM in the  Latino/Hispanic Community Meeting Room on the lower level.

Come see and hear all the pretty at the main library of the San Francisco Public Library system, located at 100 Larkin Street. 

FORT WAYNE: Ghost World screening
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under eventsDaniel Clowes 26 Mar 2014 4:22 PM

Ghost World

This Saturday, March 29th the new Appleseed Comic Con is sponsoring a screening of Ghost World, the Terry Zwigoff-directed film adaptation of the Daniel Clowes comic! Join the gang at 8pm at the Fort Wayne Cinema Center for a pre-show drink & draw (complete with artist alley) followed by the fim at 9:30pm. Only $7 to see this Oscar-nominated classic with Thora Birch, Scarlett Johannson and the incredible Steve Buscemi.

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And don't forget to buy your tickets now for Appleseed Comic Con! It's coming up in MAY and special guests include Peter Bagge and Ed Piskor.

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Fort Wayne Cinema Center
437 East Berry Street
Fort Wayne IN 46802
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Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Vol. 5: Outwits the Phantom Blot by Floyd Gottfredson - Cover Uncovered
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Mickey MouseFloyd GottfredsonDisneyComing Attractions 26 Mar 2014 2:41 PM

Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Vol. 5: Outwits the Phantom Blot by Floyd Gottfredson

We got the green light from our esteemed colleagues over at Disney to start the presses running on the next volume of Floyd Gottfredson Mickey Mouse strips! Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Vol. 5: Outwits the Phantom Blot is at the printer getting ready for its debut in June. As usual, it'll be stuffed full with two years of crisply-reproduced daily strips starring Mickey and his menagerie of pals and foes in their thrilling, funny, and masterfully-told adventures, along with loads of bonus essays and related artwork. Reserve your copy now!

Unlovable is ready to love on comiXology
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under Esther Pearl Watsondigital comicscomiXology 26 Mar 2014 12:45 AM

Unlovable

Get through detention with Unlovable! Loosely based on a teenager's diary from the 1980s found in a gas-station bathroom, Unlovable is the remarkable story of Tammy Pierce, as filtered through the pen of Los Angeles artist Esther Pearl Watson. Since serialized from the pages of Bust magazine, you'll laugh so hard you'll cry at the sometimes ordinary, sometimes humiliating, often poignant and frequently hilarious exploits of '80s teen underdog Tammy Pierce: big hair, boogers, boys and other high school pitfalls. Only $4.99 for 100 pages of fun in Unlovable Book 1 #1 "Another Crappy Day" to read on your digital device of choice!

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Can't wait for the next time best friends Kim and Erick cruise by to save you from your own boredom? DON'T WORRY! We already have Unlovable Book 1 Issue #2 "Kute" ready for you as well. In this installment, Tammy finds a hair on her chin, gets to make some prank phone calls and hopes that her fake date with Ken Olsen is the real deal. Time to jam out with your clam out with Tammy Pierce and Esther Pearl Watson.

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The Love Bunglers by Jaime Hernandez - Video/Photo Slideshow Preview
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videopreviewsnew releasesLove and RocketsJaime Hernandez 25 Mar 2014 4:16 PM

The Love Bunglers
by Jaime Hernandez

112-page black & white 9" x 11.25" hardcover • $19.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-729-1

Ships in: April 2014 (subject to change) — Pre-Order Now

"There are certain things about my family Mom always preferred to keep hush hush."

The suppression of family history is the initial thread that ties together The Love Bunglers, featuring Hernandez's longtime Love and Rockets heroine Maggie. Because these secrets can't be dealt with openly, their lingering effect is even more powerful. But Maggie's ability to navigate and find meaning in her life — despite losing her culture, her brother, her profession, and her friends — is what's made her a compelling character. After a lifetime of losses, Maggie finds, in the second half, her longtime off and on lover, Ray Dominguez. In taking us through lives, deaths, and near-fatalities, The Love Bunglers encapsulates Maggie's emotional history as it moves from resignation to memories of loss, to sudden violence (a theme in this story), and eventually to love and contentment. Much like John Updike in his four Rabbit novels, Jaime Hernandez has been following his longtime character Maggie around for several decades, all of which has seemed to be building towards this book in particular.

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The Love Bunglers by Jaime Hernandez - cover photo