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Do you want to French Simon Hanselmann?
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under slimy marketingSimon Hanselmannart 14 Jan 2015 3:32 PM
French Tour
Do you want to see Simon Hanselmann in Europe? Get thee to the Kiss Kiss Bank Bank! For only 5 Euros you can get a 'French Kiss' from Simon or you can plunk down for the high-dollar item, a candelit dinner with Simon at Angouleme (let's be real, is there any other kind there?).
New Hanselmann
Other rewards include signed books, pins and posters. Hanselmann is celebrating the release of his new Misma book, Megg, Mogg & Owl: Magical Ecstasy Tripprinted in French.
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 The money will get Simon aaaaalllll the way from Australia to Angouleme for the Festival de Bande Dessinee there in addition to some book shop signings in Paris and Toulouse, plus some other expenses. So send them a few dollars turned Euros
Merci
Sheriff of Bullet Valley, Starring Walt Disney's Donald Duck by Carl Barks - Excerpt
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsDisneyComing AttractionsCarl Barks 14 Jan 2015 3:20 PM

In our next half-size, kid-friendly Donald Duck book, our feathered protagonist is determined to catch a gang of cattle rustlers that have been terrorizing the ranchers of Bullet Valley. Using his knowledge from watching Western movies, Donald sets out to catch the no-gooders red-handed.

Our nine-page downloadable excerpt sets the stage for the book's titular storyline, with Donald convincing the sheriff that he has what it takes to take down these baddies with a string of Western movie plotlines. The foreshadowing is complete when he orders his nephews, Huey, Dewey, and Louie, to stay behind at a hotel.

Will Donald's vast knowledge of Western movies truly help him capture these cattle rustlers? This and five other Barksian stories are included in Sheriff of Bullet Valley, so pre-order your copy now and get ready to share in the laughs and the adventures of Carl Barks' timeless duck tales with your young'uns once it releases in March!

Sheriff of Bullet Valley, Starring Walt Disney's Donald Duck by Carl Barks - Cover

This Week in Fantagraphics Events 1/14-1/20
Written by Anna Pederson | Filed under Marguerite Van CookmangaLucy KnisleyJames RombergerGraham KolbeinseventsChip KiddAnne Ishii 14 Jan 2015 2:17 PM

gosh late child

Wednesday, January 14th

London, EN - Set primarly in England, this is a homecoming of sorts for the beautiful and provacative, The Late Child and Other Animals, the newest work from Marguerite Van Cook  and James Romberger. The pair will be at Gosh! Comics in London at 7 PM to guest host the comics discussion group, Process. Given the depth of topics explored in Late Child, processing might be an understatment, but there's not greater time and place to explore and digest this title-fight of a novel. (More Details)  

New York, NY - Tonight! Need to learn about a brilliant artist while also grabbing a bite to eat? Then you'll love this event that we've co-sponsored with the School of Visual Arts in NYC to bring you, Jonah Kinigstein: The Emperor's New Clothes: The Tower of Babel of the "Art" World. This happy hour and reception is only $10, and includes a buffet to satiate your tummy, while his pen and ink masterworks satiate your eyes and brain. His new work being released soon by FU Press, and features elaborate compositions that skewer artists, curators, and critics alike. The reception runs from 5-10 PM, and is sure to help you get through the rest of your week. (More Details)

rhineback

Friday, January 16th

Rhinebeck, NY - Lucy Knisley can't get enough of traveling, which is why she's pilgrimaging to her roots in Rhinebeck, NY for a reception and launch party of her newest travelogue, Displacement. Juxtaposed perfectly against her previous book, An Age of License, Displacement gives a profound and real insight into learning to let yourself go while having to care for others, and watching someone you once knew slip away. Oblong Books and Music will be hosting an entertaining evening of book celebration, where you'll be able to pick up these new titles from the NYT's Best Selling author herself! FREE! Begins at 7 pm. (More Details)

mcnally massive

Sunday, January 18th

New York, NY - The response to Massive has been, well, massive! To show our appreciation for those who support this book, and support the artists who made it possible, editors Anne Ishii, Graham Kolbeins, and designer Chip Kidd will be at the famous McNally Jackson bookstore in New York to celebrate its release. Massive is about the history and art of gay manga and the men who make it, and this launch party is about the people who love it! Stop by after 7 pm for a signing and a good time. They will also have some of the wildly popular line of Massive tshirts for sale. Most of them are sold out online, so could someone pick me up a sweatshirt, size small? Thanks! (More Details)

giovanni massive

Tuesday, January 20th

Philadelphia, PA - Missed the event in NYC? Had so much fun you wanted to go to another one? You're welcome either way! The East Coast tour is just getting started, and now Philadelphia will be welcoming the Massive team warmly at Giovanni's Room, a world-class LGBT bookstore and AID's Thrift-store charity. Books, tshirts, and smiling faces await you this Tuesday when you stop by to explore the art and history of gay erotic manga. Sounds like a pretty normal Tuesday to me! Join us from 6-8 pm. (More Details

Hurricane Isle and Other Adventures by Roy Crane - Video/Photo Slideshow
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under Roy CranepreviewsCaptain Easy 14 Jan 2015 10:15 AM

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

320-page black & white 10.5" x 8.5" hardcover
$39.99 | 978-1-60699-809-0

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

Sate your wanderlust with a brick of slam-bang action, boisterous humor, dangerous villains, even more dangerous women, and the promised treasure in this collection of Roy Crane's classic Wash Tubbs and Captain Easy. Following our Eisner Award-nominated series of Roy Crane's Captain Easy Sunday strip collections, we have selected the very best of the indispensable daily comic strip adventures of Easy and Tubbs. Featuring Wash running a dinky railroad in a comic-opera version of Eastern Europe, the gripping narrative of Easy waging total war against The Phantom King, battles with pirates in the South Seas, and the harrowing story of Easy and Wash as prisoners on the infamous Devil's Island. Roy Crane mixes imagination, romance, and thrills in a masterful storytelling style that entices you over the next mountain, across the next ocean, toward the next horizon—and always to the next thrill-packed adventure!

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New Comics Day 1.14.15
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under Wilfred SantiagoNew Comics DayDylan Horrocks 14 Jan 2015 10:12 AM

This week's comic shop shipment is slated to include the following new titles. Read on to see what comics-blog commentators and web-savvy comic shops are saying about them (more to be added as they appear), check out our previews at the links, and contact your local shop to confirm availability.
Sam Zabel
Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen
by Dylan Horrocks

228-page full color 7" x 10" hardcover • $29.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-790-1

"Like Hicksville, it's about comic book artists and the allure of comic books. And also like Hicksville, it, too, is worthy of an award." –Marc Frauenfelder, BoingBoing

"Do yourself a favor and pick this book up now, instead of a month from now when it's the graphic novel everyone is talking about." –Dan Greenfield, 13th Dimension  

Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan: Bull on Parade

by Wilfred Santiago

200-page full color 5.75" x 7.5" hardcover • $24.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-711-6 

"...this book breaths with potent comic book electricity, phrasing court pivots and jump-shots with the same bombast as celestial superhero brawls." –Sean Edgar, Paste Magazine

"Wilfred Santiago was a protégé of Ho Che Anderson (remember him?) and as such is a proponent of the sort of honest, experimental and energetic kind of storytelling that can only come from life on the fringes of both real life and the comics world. Santiago's artwork is driven and manic with odd color choices, which are all about externalizing the inner life of his characters." –Bart Croonenborghs, Broken Frontiers  












January Book-A-Day Sale: Baobab #2
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under sales specialsIgort 14 Jan 2015 3:00 AM

Baobab #2 by Igort - CoverToday's January Book-A-Day Sale features the beautiful work of Italian cartoonist Igort. This second issue of Baobab tells the story of two aspiring cartoonists who vow to create amazing works of fantasy and magic, even talking a retired local newspaper publisher into reviving his paper just for them. But just as he sees his big break and gets ready to launch what will eventually become his signature character, "Morvo," Celestine falls terribly ill, and even his doting sister's help can't get him back on track...

In the Baobab series, Igort traces an alternate history of the very beginnings of the comic strip artform, with subtle nods toward such masters as Winsor McCay and George Herriman (upon whom the Creole Celestine is clearly based). No aficionado of comics' earliest days can miss this! Part of the Ignatz series.

Today, get Baobab #2 for 50% off!

January Book-A-Day Sale: The Theatre of Cruelty
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under sales specials 13 Jan 2015 3:00 AM

The Theatre of Cruelty by Marc Tessier and Alexandre Lafleur - CoverToday's Book-A-Day sale title comes from Montreal, where two Canadian artists Marc Tessier and Alexandre Lafleur collaborated on this debut graphic novel telling four striking stories. "The Sleeping Heart," "The Theatre of Cruelty," "The Lovers," and "To Chandra from Surya" filter autobiographical fragments through the dream world, plumbing the depths of the psyche, mining the mythology of our collective unconscious. Written and drawn over a five-year period, each tale in The Theatre of Cruelty is a rollercoaster ride through hell and heaven, fueled by a quest to capture the truth through the power of imagination.

And, for today only, grab a copy of this beautiful book at 50% off

Spawn of Mars at comiXology
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under Wally WoodEC ComicsAl Feldstein 12 Jan 2015 2:43 PM
Spawn of Mars
Time to sync your watches at 3....2.....1....set! The newest EC Comics Library book, Spawn of Mars and Other Stories, is now available at comiXology for when you're jet-setting around the stars. Wallace (Wally) Wood fans love his sleek, preternaturally lush art, but they especially love the wonderment of his spectacular science fiction. This highly anticipated mouth-watering collection features over two dozen stories brimming with Wood's meticulously detailed, genre-defining brushwork-all save the one Wood wrote himself on the typewriter of EC editor Al Feldstein. And with titles like "Spawn of Mars," "The Dark Side of the Moon," "A Trip to a Star," "The Invaders," "The Secret of Saturn's Ring," and "The Two-Century Journey," how can you go wrong? This is EC science fiction at its finest. Like every book in the Fantagraphics EC line, Spawn of Mars and Other Stories features essays and notes by EC experts on these superbly crafted, classic comic book masterpieces.
Spawn of Mars 
So set your ship on auto-pilot (as long as you're not in a meteor field) or tell your captain you'll be planet-side for a little while longer to enjoy all 240 pages of fun for only $22.99
EC Comics 
"Wood's work seemed like snapshots of a lush and vibrant reality where even madmen, monsters and mayhem possessed a stately grace. There might be pandemonium but, oddly, the panic never seemed to reach the eyes of Wood's regal heroes." - Geoff Boucher, The Los Angeles Times

"Legendary artist [Wally] Wood mastered every comic-book genre - humor (he was one of Mad's first artists), horror, superheroes, war - but is best known for the 1950s science-fiction stories he drew for EC Comics, in which, one commentator noted, he 'began drawing things into panels that no human being seemed capable of before.' His heroic spacemen, intricate rocket ships, and frightening aliens embodied classic space opera, and his influence remains visible in the work of many leading comics artists today." - Gordon Flagg, Booklist




The Complete Peanuts 1995-1996 (Vol. 23) by Charles M. Schulz - Cover Uncovered
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under PeanutsComing AttractionsCharles M Schulz 12 Jan 2015 2:10 PM

The Complete Peanuts 1995-1996 (Vol. 23) by Charles M. Schulz - Cover

In this, our twenty-third volume of the highly praised, award-winning series collecting The Complete Peanuts, we've got a sweet introduction by RiffTrax writers Conor Lastowka and Sean Thomason and, for the first time ever, a few pages of riffed Peanuts strips following the introduction! We'll have those previews up soon, but in the meantime, you can pre-order your copy of The Complete Peanuts 1995-1996 (Vol. 23) now!

Willard Mullin's Casey at the Bat and Other Diamond Tales - First Look
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under Willard MullinpreviewsComing Attractions 12 Jan 2015 11:20 AM

Willard Mullin's Casey at the Bat and Other Diamond Tales - Cover

Willard Mullin's Casey at the Bat and Other Diamond Tales - Inside Page

The scent of freshly printed advance books is second only to coffee in its ability to perk us up and get our heartrate going! This morning, we've got a first glimpse at Willard Mullin's Casey at the Bat and Other Diamond Tales. Check out that beautiful cloth binding, the lush colors popping off each page, and the simple design allowing Mullin's illustrations to shine.

Casey at the Bat is slated to arrive in bookstores in March, but you can make it an easy catch by pre-ordering the book here!


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