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Massive: Gay Erotic Manga and the Men Who Make It [New Printing Pre-Order]
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Food (Comics) for Thought
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under Wilfred Santiago 5 Mar 2015 11:59 AM
MJ French Toast
Cartoonist Wilfred Santiago recently highlighted a recipe inspired on a scene from Michael Jordan: Bull on Parade. Cook some of MJ's Peaches French Toast to please not only your taste buds but your loved ones. It looks so tasty but only if you use fresh peaches as Jordan recommends. 
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Ella Woods also wrote a short article on fanzines and how the Michael Jordan epiloque was based off some physical fanzines about music. She poses the question, how does one finish a biography when the subject is still living? If you want to find out, you'll need to read Michael Jordan: Bull on Parade!
Wilfred Santiago
EC Comics Slipcase Volume 2 - Photoset Preview
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under Johnny CraigJack KamenGraham IngelsEC ComicsAl Feldstein 5 Mar 2015 11:00 AM

"EC Comics' output of crime, horror, and war comics have been reprinted and collected multiple times, but never like in Fantagraphics’ new 'EC Comics Library,' which repackages some of the most influential comics ever published in writer/artist-driven volumes, printed in black and white." – The A.V. Club

"Fantagraphics' current series of handsome hardcovers makes familiar material fresh by focusing on individual artists… it's never been easier to appreciate the contributions of these iconic inkslingers." – Chicago Tribune

"Fantagraphics has been inventing unique ways to publish [this] treasure trove of '40s and '50s crime, horror and war comics." – The Toronto Star

EC Comics Slipcase Volume 2
by Al Feldstein, Johnny Craig, Jack Kamen, and Graham Ingels

810-page black & white 7.5" x 10.5" x 2.75" hardcover
$99.99 | 978-1-60699-821-2

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/ecslipcase2

Wuvable Oaf by Ed Luce - Excerpt
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under Wuvable OafEd LuceComing Attractions 4 Mar 2015 2:30 PM

The exceptionally hairy ex-wrestler Oaf lives in San Francisco, taking care of his 27 cats while looking for romance in the City by the Bay. Wuvable Oaf is a unique romance story and artist Ed Luce's debut graphic novel. We are pleased to present this 14-page downloadable excerpt for your perusal, which includes the first chapter of "Oaf's Story" plus the first of Luce's ongoing single-page "Worst Dates Ever" strips.

Wuvable Oaf delivers laughs, sweet romance, and a diverse cast of characters—both human and feline. Look for the book this April, or do one better and pre-order it today!

Wuvable Oaf by Ed Luce - Cover

LOS ANGELES: The Kurdles Art Show and Release Party
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under Robert Goodineventsart showsartarbitrary cuteness 4 Mar 2015 12:54 PM
The Kurdles
LOS ANGELES - This April, the one and only Secret Headquarters is hosting an art show and release party featuring watercolor pages from Robert Goodin's most excellent new comic, The Kurdles. The opening reception for the exhibition is on Friday, April 3rd at 7pm. The show will remain up from April 3rd-April 30th. 

When Sally the bear gets tossed by her own owner, she finds herself helping a rag-tag group of characters when their house threatens to grow legs and leave! Reminiscent of The Brave Little Toaster or Herge's Tintin, The Kurdles is an all-ages comic spiced up with a teaspoon of strange and is presented in a beautiful, bande dessinnée-size-and-style hardcover. 
Kurdles   
At LA's hot comic shop, Secret Headquarters, Goodin will be selling original artwork the opening night of the show - FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY! It's too beautiful to believe:
Kurdles
Goodin, an animation industry veteran (American Dad, Rugrats), delivers a timeless classic in his debut graphic novel, introducing an unforgettable and charming cast of characters. Printed in an oversized format to showcase Goodin's stunning, hand-painted artwork, The Kurdles will capture the imagination of both parents and children.
Kurdles
Secret Headquarters
3817 Sunset Blvd
Reception: Friday, April 3rd
Show up April 3rd-April 30th 






Angry Youth Comix by Johnny Ryan - Photoset Preview
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsnew releasesJohnny Ryan 4 Mar 2015 11:30 AM

"More than worth its price in pure mirth. But there’s more! …This newest issue sees the artist’s signature series move further than ever into straight-up horror/exploitation territory, without losing a lot of ground in comedy. …Fascinating work." – Jog The Blog

"A lot of people’s Top Ten Favorite-est Comics of the Year lists this year will involve comics about Israel or the exquisite sadness of being an Asian man who likes blondes, all that stuff; mine will involve cheeseburger-flavored semen…? I got dropped on my head a lot as a baby." – Abhay Kholsa, The Savage Critics

"The new Angry Youth Comix is finally out and it may be the darkest cartoon we’ve ever seen and also the most hilarious… It also features one of the most honest depictions of the American family dynamic to appear in print, though we can see that aspect maybe getting lost for some readers amid the turd-vines and the synthetic ejaculates." – Vice

Angry Youth Comix
by Johnny Ryan

424-page black & white w/color 7.25" x 10.75" hardcover
$49.99 | 978-1-60699-811-3

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

http://www.fantagraphics.com/angryyouthcollection

Arsene Schrauwen and Love Bunglers: LA Times Book Prize Finalists
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under Olivier SchrauwenJaime Hernandezawards 4 Mar 2015 11:16 AM
Arsene
Congratulations to cartoonists Olivier Schrauwen and Jaime Hernandez for being nominated as an LA Times Book Prize finalist for their recent Fantagraphics book, Arsene Schrauwen and The Love Bunglers. Check out the website for a full listing of finalists.

Join us in our 35th year for suspense and surprises as the best books of 2014 are recognized in ten categories and the winners of the 2014 Robert Kirsch and Innovator's Awards will be celebrated. Tickets go on sale for $10 on Tuesday, March 17, at 10 a.m. The ceremony itself is Saturday, April 18, at 6:30 p.m at the Bovard Auditorium, USC Campus.
 
Schrauwen recently received a gold medal from the Society of Illustrators in the long-form category, Hernandez received the silver medal and last year's LA Times Book Prize was awarded to Ulli Lust for Today is the Last Day of the Rest of Your Life.
The Love Bunglers
USC Campus
Bovard Auditorium
3551 Trousdale Pkwy
Los Angeles, CA 90089








Collected Poems by Alexander Theroux - Video/Photo Slideshow
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under videopreviewsnew releasesAlexander Theroux 4 Mar 2015 11:10 AM

Collected Poems
by Alexander Theroux

672-page color 6" x 9" x 2" hardcover
$39.99 | 978-1-60699-802-1

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

The publication of Alexander Theroux’s Collected Poems, a gathering of more than 660 poems, an astonishing creative output, will be among the major literary events of the year. Here is a full cornucopia of sonnets, odes, ballads, free verse, triolets, pure, satires, narratives, dramatic monologues, fanciful meditations, flytings and harangues, ruminations on death and lost love, and no end of lyrics both beautiful and fierce. Taken altogether they contrive to make up a record of the author's deepest thoughts and reflect the dramatis personae of his life. Theroux captures in his work those rare, frail, but precious truths, inaccessible to the common run of men that would otherwise have vanished into nescience. Sardonic, astute, impertinent, tender, clever, warm-hearted, delphic, truculent, comic, defiantly aggressive, and often achingly personal, he shows an intensity of observation and invention.

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LIMITED QUANTITY: EC Comics Slipcase Vol. 2 - Slipcase only
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under Johnny CraigJack KamenGraham IngelsComing AttractionsAl Feldstein 3 Mar 2015 3:50 PM

Speaking of the EC Comics Library, here's some exciting news: with the release of our second slipcased box set, we are also printing a limited quantity of empty slipcases for those of you fine collectors who already own the four books. For a cool $20, you can pre-order your slipcase riiiiiiiiight here.

EC Comics Slipcase Vol. 2 Slipcase

Grave Business and Other Stories by Graham Ingels and Al Feldstein - Cover Uncovered
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under Graham IngelsEC ComicsComing AttractionsAl Feldstein 3 Mar 2015 2:45 PM

Grave Business and Other Stories (The EC Comics Library) by Graham Ingels and Al Feldstein - Cover

Our next EC Comics Library volume, Grave Business and Other Stories, continues to highlight the very best and ghoulish of "Ghastly" Graham Ingels' horror illustrations, with stories written by Al Feldstein

Here is our finalized cover art showing off that classic, ominous Ingels linework. The book will collect over two dozen horror stories, along with our usual extras of commentary, essays, and biographical details from EC experts.

Look for Grave Business in bookstores this coming April, and we've got the pre-sale up now!

Massive in the Kinokuniya house
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under videointerviewsinterviewGraham KolbeinseventsChip KiddAnne Ishii 3 Mar 2015 1:45 PM


Kinokuniya posted a 12 minute clip of the Massive talk from last Wednesday in New York City with editor Anne Ishii, designer Chip Kidd and moderated by Terence Irvins (comics and graphic novel buyer). They talk about how Massive came to be, how Anne Ishii and Chip Kidd met, The Passion of Gengorah Tagame from PictureBox and more. 

Want more Massive? You're gonna get it! Cover artist and cartoonist Jiraiya will be in the states for an East coast/west coast tour this month. Check out all the stops and grab your copy NOW! Massive: Gay Erotic Manga and the Men Who Make It is sold out so if you see it in a store, buy it now and hide it under your mattress (is there a sexier place?) until the store signings. 
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