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Love and Rockets Library (Palomar & Luba Book 5): Ofelia by Gilbert Hernandez - Cover Uncovered
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under Love and RocketsGilbert HernandezComing Attractions 4 Nov 2014 9:00 AM

Love and Rockets Library (Palomar & Luba Book 5): Ofelia by Gilbert Hernandez - Cover

We are very pleased to reveal the final cover art for the next Palomar & Luba book by Eisner award-winning artist Gilbert Hernandez: Ofelia. This book takes place after the events of Luba and Her Family, with the sisters, kids, and cousins all settled in California after leaving Palomar. There is new strife between Luba and her cousin Ofelia, and Luba's children seem to have a penchant for seeking out trouble.

Ofelia is due out in January of the new year, but you can pre-order the book now. And we'll have more previews soon, Love and Rockets fans!

Ed Piskor Hip Hop Family Tree Volume 2 Tour
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under eventsEd Piskor 3 Nov 2014 5:45 PM
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West Coast represent! Ed Piskor, cartoonist behind the NY Times Best Seller Hip Hop Family Tree series is heading down the BEST COAST this November. Catch him and his newest graphic novel, Hip Hop Family Tree Volume 2, at these locations! More details on the FLOG coming up, hot and fresh.

11/8Jet City Comic Con - Tacoma, WA.

11/9Vancouver Comic Con - Vancouver, Canada.

11/12: Wild Style at Scarecrow Video - Seattle, WA.

11/14Fantagraphics Bookstore and Gallery - Seattle, WA.

11/15Short Run - Seattle, WA.

11/16Bridge City Comics - Portland, OR.

11/18The Meltdown - Los Angeles, CA

11/20City Lights - San Francisco, CA

11/22Miami Book Fair - Miami, FL

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Foolbert Funnies: Histories and Other Fictions by Frank Stack - Excerpt
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsFrank StackComing AttractionsBob Levin 3 Nov 2014 2:00 PM

"Sometimes drawing cartoons is the only thing you can do."

So begins the foreword, written by Bob Levin, of Foolbert Funnies: Histories and Other Fictions. This 19-page, 2.6 MB downloadable excerpt for our collection of Frank Stack's underground comix contains the full foreword, the full seven-page introduction by Frank Stack himself, and the first six pages of comics.

Foolbert Funnies is expected to land in bookstores by the end of 2014, which is rapidly approaching, so make sure you've got your pre-order in!

Foolbert Funnies: Histories and Other Fictions by Frank Stack - Cover

Ed Piskor presents Wild Style at Scarecrow Video
Written by Anna Pederson | Filed under eventsEd Piskor 3 Nov 2014 1:43 PM

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Wednesday, November 12th

Seattle, WA - In conjuction with our favorite video store non-profit, Scarecrow Video, Fantagraphics is pleased to host an in-store screening of the film, Wild Style, with an intro and signing to follow with Hip Hop Family Tree cartoonist, Ed Piskor

Wild Style was first released in 1983 and featured the hottest graffiti artists of the day. Not only that, it captured a perfect snapshot of Hip-Hop culture of New York City in the early '80s. Breakdancing, freestyle, scratching by Grandmaster Flash, and of course some of the most classic and notorious graffiti artists and their work.

And in the 2000's, Ed Piskor has been able to illustrate these moments and more in his New York Times Graphic Bestseller series, Hip Hop Family Tree. Engaging, funny, historical speak to HHFT and Wild Style, making their pairing at Scarecrow Video all the more perfect. 

Put down the can of spray paint for a few hours, and join us for a night of art, friends, and a little boom bap. Screening begins at 7 PM!

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Scarecrow Video: 5030 Roosevelt Way NE

ATLANTA: Drew Weing + Eleanor Davis signing at Criminal Records
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under eventsEleanor DavisDrew Weing 3 Nov 2014 1:30 PM
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The time is nigh to get your sea legs so strap on your cutlass and step aboard the good ship Criminal Records this coming Saturday, November 8th. Nefarious outlaw among the waves, Drew Weing will be signing and sketching in copies of his freshly reprinted graphic novel, Set to Sea. This rollicking adventure and ballad follows the life of an aspiring poet (and big lug) as he is shanghaied aboard a ship bound for Hong Kong, changing his notions on the romantic sea life. Weing will also give a small presentation about life under the stars and above the murky depths.
Set to Sea   How to Be Happy
But what's this? The fine and true, Eleanor Davis, has stowed away aboard Criming Records and the penalty for such crimes is signing copies of her NY Times Best Seller, How to Be Happy! This collection of tales twists and turns about all genres with gorgeous full-color dystopians to two color fairy tales.

Come to Criminal Records at 3pm on Saturday, November 8th lest we find ya and hogtie you. 
 
Criminal Records 
1154 Euclid Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307 
http://www.criminalatl.com/ 


Nancy Loves Sluggo: Complete Dailies 1949-1951 by Ernie Bushmiller - Photoset Preview
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsnew releasesNancyErnie Bushmiller 3 Nov 2014 1:00 PM

"Reading Nancy in continuity, rather than in isolation, may be an unfamiliar experience, but it is one which reveals the strip’s patient and inquisitive reaction to the bric-a-brac and ins-and-outs of everyday life—an attentive curiosity whose effect is diminished by removing the comics from their daily or weekly contexts." – Sean Rogers, The Comics Journal

"Bushmiller's genius [was] to make everything in his strip so basic that anyone, anywhere, at any time, could get the joke." – Noel Murray, The A.V. Club

"…Nancy possesses in spades the quality common to all great art — a singularity of vision…. The clarity and unity of purpose made it quite impossible to miss a single punch line. Nancy is simplistic, yes — but it is simplistic by design, a strip without clutter, diagrammatic in its relentless formalism. Set against today’s comic-strip landscape, …the dumbness of Nancy starts to look like some kind of genius. The roly-poly, Brillo-mopped mischief-maker and her lowlife pal Sluggo stand eternal, as iconic as the puppets in a Punch and Judy show or the Columbines and Harlequins of commedia dell'arte." – Jack Feerick, Kirkus Reviews

Nancy Loves Sluggo: Complete Dailies 1949-1951
by Ernie Bushmiller

336-page black & white with spot color 8.5" x 8.5" softcover • $39.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-777-2

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/nancylovessluggo

Michael Jordan: Bull on Parade by Wilfred Santiago - Cover Uncovered
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under Wilfred SantiagopreviewsComing Attractions 3 Nov 2014 10:45 AM

Michael Jordan: Bull on Parade by Wilfred Santiago - Cover

Following the critical success of his previous baseball-themed graphic novel, 21: The Story of Roberto Clemente, artist Wilfred Santiago is back with another beautifully rendered, dramatic retelling of a sports superstar. This time, Santiago's lens is focused on basketball icon Michael Jordan, and we're pleased to have the final cover art for you to ogle as the book moves through production.

Michael Jordan: Bull on Parade is slated to arrive in January 2015, with more previews of this action-packed book on the way. This is Michael "Air" Jordan as you've never seen him before!

Creeping Death from Neptune: The Life and Comics of Basil Wolverton Vol. 1 - Video/Photo Slideshow
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under Greg SadowskiComing AttractionsBasil Wolverton 3 Nov 2014 10:00 AM

Creeping Death from Neptune: The Life and Comics of Basil Wolverton Vol. 1
edited by Greg Sadowski

304-page color 8" x 10.5" hardcover • $39.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-505-1

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

This is the first of two volumes reprinting copious amounts of comics stories and recounting the career of cartoonist Basil Wolverton. Based on his correspondence and journals, the biographical portion of the books follows Wolverton from childhood to adult day-to-day life as freelance cartoonist, itinerant handyman, persistent contest enterer, and local pastor of the Radio Church of God. Wolverton lived and worked in the Pacific Northwest, unique among the first generation of comic book pioneers. In the precious period before the industry calcified into a commercial institution, Wolverton was free to work under the radar to explore in detail his weird tales of the future. All of Wolverton's non-humorous comic book stories will be presented in full, along with prime examples of his humorous comics and dozens of pages of unpublished art, including editorial drawings, advertisements, caricatures, pulp illustrations, rejected comic book covers, and unsold features.

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Pat Thomas at George Washington University
Written by Anna Pederson | Filed under Pat Thomasevents 2 Nov 2014 12:09 PM

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Tuesday, November 10th

Washington D.C. - The Multicultural Student Services Center at George Washington University is hosting acclaimed journalist, music producer, and author, Pat Thomas. His premier book, Listen, Whitey! The Sights and Sounds of Black Power 1965-1975, is an interdiciplinary and multi-sensory look at the music, and sociopolitical atmosphere of the times that helped influence the creation of the Black Power movement. 

To compliment this inspiring book, Pat Thomas is presenting a multi-media presentation that combines music, images, and spoken word recordings to present a bizarre and engaging connection between the Partridge Family and the Black Panther Party; Timothy Leary and Eldridge Cleaver; Amiri Baraka and Mowtown; and Bob Dyland and George Jackson. 

Free and open to the public, this presentation takes place from 6:30-8:00 PM in the Multicultural Student Services Center on campus, room 209.

 

Weekly OCD 10.31.2014
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under ZapVictor MoscosoTony MillionaireSpain RodriguezSimon HanselmannS Clay WilsonRobert WilliamsRobert CrumbRick GriffinreviewsPeanutsOCDMegahexMatt DannerDrew WeingDrew FriedmanCharles M Schulz 31 Oct 2014 3:30 PM

This week's hauntingly spooktacular collection of Online Commentaries and Diversions:

The Complete Zap ComixReview: The Complete Zap Comix

"While the early issues stand as rowdy documents of the 1960s counterculture, Zap was also more. In reinventing the comic book, it set off legal battles and conversations over censorship, brought attention to cartoonists as artists, and set an example for generations of alternative comics creators like Charles Burns, Daniel Clowes, Joe Matt and the Hernandez Brothers." – Dana Jennings, The NY Times

 

The Lonesome Go by Tim LaneReview: The Lonesome Go by Tim Lane

"Lane’s fluency in portraiture, page layout, lettering, and storytelling is on display, as deep contextual details are crammed into tight panels and captions." – Dominic Umile, Hyperallergic

 

Set to Sea [Softcover Ed.] by Drew WeingReview: Set to Sea [Softcover Ed.] by Drew Weing

"A true graphic odyssey which any lover of a dream-life must see, this eternally fresh yet solid entertainment is a genuine 'must read'." – Win Wiacek, Now Read This!

 

Heroes of the Comics: Portraits of the Legends of Comic Books by Drew FriedmanCommentary: Heroes of the Comics: Portraits of the Legends of Comic Books by Drew Friedman

"The portraits are a genuine insight and reflection of the person and their contribution. Special kudos to Drew for his careful research so that the bios are accurate and help to add to the ongoing study of how it all began in comics." – Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson, The Beat

 

Megahex by Simon HanselmannInterview: Megahex by Simon Hanselmann

"He doesn't just draw the funny or sexy moments -- he lets the characters and the readers enjoy and laugh, but then he shows the fallout from some of the characters' actions, depicting them as them scared and desperate, pathetic and troubled. Hanselmann's skill at depicting this range of emotions and exploring those consequences is what makes his work so fascinating and so worth rereading." – Alex Dueben, Comic Book Resources

 

Sock Monkey: Into the Deep Woods by Tony Millionaire and Matt DannerReview: Sock Monkey: Into the Deep Woods by Tony Millionaire and Matt Danner

"Like the very best children’s classics, this is a book that isn’t afraid to confront dark matters and actively embraces fear and sadness amidst the wonders in an effort to craft a better story.

Compelling, beguiling and visually intoxicating, this latest Sock Monkey yarn judiciously leavens discovery with anxiety, heartbreak with gleeful imaginative innocence and terror with bold triumph." – Win Wiacek, Now Read This!

 

Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck: Return to Plain Awful by Don RosaPlug: Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck: Return to Plain Awful by Don Rosa

"Let me be perfectly clear: The Don Rosa & Carl Barks Duck books are as good as comics get. Period. Nothing surpasses – only matches – the pure imagination, humor, adventure, and heart of these Donald Duck & Uncle Scrooge stories." – Vince Ostrowski, Multiversity Comics

Plug: "Any time a Carl Barks or Don Rosa book of Donald Duck or Uncle Scrooge comics is released, I get all excited. Because they’re great! I’m not kidding! Also good for jaded fans too cool for kids’ comics." – Dan Greenfield, 13th Dimension

 

Waiting for the Great Pumpkin by Charles M. SchulzReview: Waiting for the Great Pumpkin by Charles M. Schulz

"This adorable little collection of strips is the perfect prize for your costume contest. Growing up, you may have gotten to know the Great Pumpkin mainly through the evergreen TV special — but the original strips collected here are both brainier and more emotionally complex than the show." – Etelka Lehoczky, NPR