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NYC: Massive at McNally Jackson
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under mangaGraham KolbeinsChip KiddAnne Ishii 5 Jan 2015 11:16 AM
Massive
Big, burly, lascivious, and soft around the edges: welcome to the hyper-masculine world of Japanese gay manga. Massive: Gay Erotic Manga and the Men Who Make It is a survey introduction to a diverse and important group of men responsible for some of the most emblematic gay manga drawn for fellow gay readers. McNally Jackson Books of New York invites you to visit this world for a night on Sunday, January 18th when the editors and designers behind the anthology gather for release party. Join Anne Ishii, Graham Kolbeins and Chip Kidd when the fun and book signing starts at 7pm. The gang will also have some shirts (see below!) on sale and some 
 
Whether you are previously a fan of gay manga or just looking to dip your toe into the pool, Massive has something for everyone as the book also provides a rich background to each of the artists and a brief history of gay erotic arts and illustration. From Jiraiya to Seizoh Ebisubashi and Kazuhide Ichikawa to Gengoroh Tagame, the subject of The Passion of Gengoroh Tagame: Master of Gay Erotic Manga.

Preview

Check out the crazy fun that was had a that the Massive release party in Tokyo! Safe for work if you work at like an underwear store, have a cool boss or can articulate how modern gay manga relates to your job as [insert job here].
 
Massive editor (and former Director of Marketing & Publicity for Vertical, Inc.), Anne Ishii lists her career highlights as publishing The Passion of Gengoroh Tagame (Picturebox), translation of the 10-volume series Detroit Metal City (Viz), Board member of the Asian American Writers Workshop. She also co-created and curates Massive Merch: Gay Paraphernalia with Graham Kolbeins.

Meanwhile, editor and designer Graham Kolbeins dark past includes directing the documentary web series Rad Queers which screened at Outfest (radqueers.com); Co-edited of The Passion of Gengoroh Tagame; designs clothes at  Massive Merch and is the editor of the blog Gay Manga!.

Chip's career speaks for itself but exhaustive history here: chipkidd.com

Chip and Anne 
McNally Jackson
52 Prince Street
New York, NY 10012
212.274.1160

Tcaf massive
See you there! Don't get left be-hind without a copy of the year's hottest comics anthology!Yes 





Hurricane Isle and Other Adventures: The Best of Captain Easy and Wash Tubbs - First Look
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under Roy CranepreviewsComing AttractionsCaptain Easy 5 Jan 2015 11:15 AM

Hurricane Isle and Other Adventures: The Best of Captain Easy and Wash Tubb by Roy Crane

Hurricane Isle and Other Adventures: The Best of Captain Easy and Wash Tubb by Roy Crane

Our first look of 2015 is off to a great start with stacks of advance copies of Hurricane Isle and Other Adventures: The Best of Captain Easy and Wash Tubbs. Smelling of fresh inks and new paper, this collection of Roy Crane's adventure comic strip is a delight to open on this grey, rainy Monday morning.

Hurricane Isle is due out in February, and you can pre-order your copy right here, right now!

Inner City Romance by Guy Colwell - Photoset Preview
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsnew releasesGuy Colwell 5 Jan 2015 10:20 AM

Inner City Romance
by Guy Colwell

200-page black & white 8” x 10” softcover
$24.99 | 978-1-60699-813-7

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/innercityromance

Down with OPP*: Youth Is Wasted by Noah Van Sciver
Written by janice headley | Filed under Noah Van SciverFantagraphics BookstoreDown with OPP 5 Jan 2015 10:13 AM

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* Other People's Publications
** Yeah, You Know Me.

While we eagerly await the release of Saint Cole next month, Seattleites and travelers can stop by the Fantagraphics Bookstore to pick up Noah Van Sciver's collection Youth Is Wasted, out last year via AdHouse Books!

Youth Is Wasted compiles several short stories from Van Sciver, some that appeared in his self-published comic book series Blammo, and some published elsewhere, like our very own Mome anthology.  Van Sciver's amazing piece 1999 is reprinted here, which first appeared as a mini-comic from Retrofit: I remember reading it on the plane on the way home from a convention back in 2012, and being utterly floored. (No surprise, it was named a "Notable Comic of the Year" in the Best American Comics 2013 anthology.) There are also a few previously unpublished pieces to be found among the pages. Think of it as your Whitman's Samplers of Van Sciver to tide you over 'til you can gorge on Saint Cole.

We've got a few copies left in stock now at the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery, located at 1201 S. Vale Street in Seattle's Georgetown district. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM. Call Larry: (206) 658-0110.

January Book-A-Day Sale: Ghosts and Ruins
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under sales specialsBen Catmull 5 Jan 2015 5:00 AM

Ghosts and Ruins by Ben Catmull - Cover

Today's book of the day: Ben Catmull's gorgeous hardcover coffee-table art book of ghost stories, Ghosts and Ruins!

Catmull's images are evocative, haunting masterpieces that never tread in graphic imagery, choosing instead to suggest horrors far more frightening than what they explicitly depict. With just the right touch of humor to balance the terror, Ghosts and Ruins is sure to please fans of Edward Gorey or Tim Burton, and makes a perfect gift book for the ghost story fan in your house.

Ghosts and Ruins is available all day today at 30% off! Previews and photosets are available on our order page.

January's Book-A-Day Sale: Couch Tag
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under sales specialsJesse Reklaw 4 Jan 2015 5:00 AM
Couch Tag by Jesse Reklaw - Cover

Next up in our January Book-A-Day sale is Jesse Reklaw's first long-form work, the tragicomic graphic memoir Couch Tag.

Presented as a series of comic novellas that together comprise a thoughtful, sometimes dark and often hilarious memoir about childhood, family, death, mental illness, sex and drug use, the entire book is told through cleverly inviting conceits like cat histories and card games.

The graphic novel is told in five parts: In "Thirteen Cats" (featured in The Best American Comics), Reklaw discovers coping mechanisms that mimic his family pets; "Toys I Love" relates the author's pre-pubescent brushes with deviant sexual activity, and the way innocence converges with real sexual trauma; "The Fred Robinson Story" tells the story of Reklaw's period stalking perfect strangers; "The Stacked Deck," in which hereditary influences towards criminal behavior, drug use and depression are explored via card games the author played with his family; and "Lessoned," a family history of mental illness.

Couch Tag is available at 20% off today only!

January's Book-A-Day Sale: We All Die Alone
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under sales specialsMark Newgarden 3 Jan 2015 5:00 AM
We All Die Alone by Mark NewGarden - Cover

Up for grabs today at 40% off is Mark Newgarden's collection of syndicated comics, We All Die Alone.

Newgarden's syndicated strip in such publications as L.A. Weekly and The New York Press encouraged a fervent following and exerted a fresh influence on the medium. Today they remain as vital and entertaining as when they first appeared. In addition to compiling his comics, this book is a full picture of the artist, his influences, and his many other careers.

And for today only, we're marking this book at 40% off! Grab your copy now, while we still have stock at our warehouse!

January's Book-A-Day Sale: The End and The Raven
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under sales specialsLou ReedLorenzo MattottiAnders Nilsen 1 Jan 2015 1:45 PM
The End by Anders Nilsen - Cover

Anders Nilsen's The End is a collection of short strips about loss, death, paralysis, and transformation. It is a concept album in different styles, a meditation on paying attention, an abstracted autobiography and a travelogue, reflecting the progress of his struggle to reconcile the great upheaval of a death, and finding a new life on the other side.

For today only, The End is on sale at 20% off until 11:59 PST.

 


 

The Raven by Lou Reed and Lorenzo Mattoti - CoverTomorrow, January 2nd, we'll be highlighting Lou Reed and Lorenzo Mattotti's The Raven! Inspired by Edgar Allen Poe's famous poem of the same name, this book visualizes an extraordinary artistic collaboration between Lou Reed and the likes of David Bowie, Steve Buscemi, and Willem Dafoe, bringing song, verse, illustration, and narrative together into a singular publication.

The Raven will go on sale for 35% off starting at midnight on January 2nd!

January 30 Days of Fantagraphics: Book-A-Day Sale
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under sales specialsAnders Nilsen 31 Dec 2014 2:30 PM

It may be the end of 2014, but we're raring to go on January 1st with YARAS (Yet Another Ridiculously Awesome Sale!). For the entire month of January, we'll be highlighting a book a day with discounts galore and all kinds of extra tidbits and special deals. We don't even know what they'll all be yet! So don't let the post-holiday doldrums bog you down.

Books will draw on a loose theme each week, and tomorrow we start with... The End!

Both literally and figuratively, tomorrow will see the book The End, by Anders Nilsen, on sale all day at 20% off. Over the next six days we'll showcase books that, in one form or another, tackle An End—whether it be the end of an era, a life, or a relationship.

Keep your eyes peeled on our Flog and social media sites to keep apprised of the book of the day!

Happy New Year to all!

The End by Anders Nilsen - Cover

Invitation to Openness: The Jazz & Soul Photography of Les McCann 1960-1980 - Cover Uncovered
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsPat ThomasLes McCannComing AttractionsAlan Abrahams 30 Dec 2014 3:45 PM

Invitation to Openness: The Jazz & Soul Photography of Les McCann 1960-1980 - Cover

Portraits shot at the right moment are like the fermata on a pitch perfect note.

Les McCann, jazz musician and photographer, was able to capture such moments of intimacy from legendary jazz singers and musicians. Feast your eyes on the first look of our finished cover art to McCann's retrospective, Invitation to Openness, curated and introduced by Pat Thomas (Listen Whitey! The Sights and Sounds of Black Power 1965-1975). Cannonball Adderley, Dizzy Gillespie, Donald Dean, and Nina Simone (as well as comedian Redd Foxx) grace the cover, a tiny sampling of the vast array of photographs that McCann took throughout his career.

Invitation to Openness is coming soon from Fantagraphics, a refrain you'll read and hear often until its March release, striking a chord within the hearts of photography fans and lovers of jazz alike.