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Arsène Schrauwen by Olivier Schrauwen

The author's grandfather traveled to a remote colony to help build a utopia in the wilderness, fell in love with his cousin's wife, and then into delirium — but is it love or jungle virus-induced fever? $24.99 • Add to CartMore Info & Previews

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Vapor by Max

Seeking an ascetic life in the desert away from today's noisy and noisome world, Nick is seduced by the spectacular and mesmerizing spectacle of the procession of the Queen of Saba. $24.99 • Add to CartMore Info & Previews

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

Duckburg's richest tycoon is on the hunt for legendary square eggs — and he's bringing Donald, Huey, Dewey, and Louie along, in the sequel to "Lost in the Andes"! $29.99 • Add to CartMore Info & Previews

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Pogo Vol. 3: Evidence to the Contrary by Walt Kelly

Daily and Sunday strips (in full color) from 1953-1954. Kelly introduces one of his boldest political caricatures, the insidious Simple J. Malarkey. Foreword by Mike Peters. $45.00 • Add to CartMore Info & Previews

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The Complete Peanuts 1993-1994 by Charles M. Schulz

Even the most devoted Peanuts fan will find surprises here! The school bus never comes… Charlie Brown hits a home run (off a famous player's granddaughter)… $29.99 • Add to CartMore Info & Previews

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Set to Sea [Softcover Ed.] by Drew Weing

The cartoonist's nautical debut graphic novel gets a makeover for its paperback edition. A big lug and aspiring poet shanghaied aboard a clipper learns to live—and love—life on the sea. $14.99 • Add to CartMore Info & Previews

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

Uncle Gabby, Mr. Crow and Inches are convinced that their human, Ann-Louise, has been kidnapped by the vicious Amarok, and they embark on an epic rescue quest. $16.99 • Add to CartMore Info & Previews

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Peanuts Every Sunday 1956-1960 (Vol. 2) by Charles M. Schulz

Late-1950s strips comprising the first golden age of Peanuts Sundays in one gorgeous, full-color book. Linus, Charlie Brown, Pig-Pen, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts gang! $49.99 • Add to CartMore Info & Previews

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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

 

Now in Stock: Arsène Schrauwen by Olivier Schrauwen
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under Olivier Schrauwennew releases 31 Oct 2014 1:30 PM

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Arsène Schrauwen
by Olivier Schrauwen

250-page full color 8" x 10" hardcover • $34.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-730-7

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In 1947, the author's grandfather, Arsène, traveled across the ocean to a mysterious, dangerous jungle colony at the behest of his cousin. Together they would build something deemed impossible: a utopia of modernity, in the wilderness — but not before Arsène falls in love with his cousin's wife, Marieke. Whether delirious from love or a fever-inducing jungle virus, Arsène's loosening grip on reality is mirrored by the reader's uncertainty of what is imagined or real by Arsène. This first full-length graphic novel from the critically-acclaimed Olivier Schrauwen is an engrossing, sometimes funny, slightly surreal and often beautiful narrative.

Comica Festival with Carol Swain
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under eventsCarol Swain 31 Oct 2014 12:10 PM
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From October 20th and until November 19th, Comica Festival 2014, the 11th London International Comics Festival, presents conversations, exhibitions, workshops, launches and the unmissable, free-entry Comica Scarycat Comiket, the Independent Comics Market, and Transitions Conference, plus numerous satellite events across the capital. One of those events will feature the amazing Carol Swain. ‘What Makes A Cult Comic?' talk with Rob Davis, Ilya, Paul Rainey & Carol Swain is next Friday November 7th, 2014 7-8:30pm at Foyles Bookshop, watch these creative minds dig into some deep comic topics. "Not all comics are corporate global franchises spun off into endless merchandise and movies. Some of the very best comics are cult comics, defined as 'honest, heartfelt, homemade' by Ilya, editor of The Mammoth Book of Cult Comics, launching tonight. Ilya joins three other leading graphic novelists to discuss their work and its place in comics culture."

Tickets are 5-8 pounds and you can purchase them here! Discussion hosted by expert and critic Andy Oliver, writer of the ‘Small Pressganged' columns on the Broken Frontier. 
 
Cult Comics
Foyles Bookshop 
The Auditorium, Level 6
Foyles, 107 Charing Cross Road
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Massive: Gay Erotic Manga and the Men Who Make It - First Look
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under mangaGraham KolbeinsComing AttractionsChip KiddAnne Ishii 31 Oct 2014 12:00 PM

Massive: Gay Erotic Manga and the Men Who Make It - Cover

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Massive: Gay Erotic Manga and the Men Who Make It - Inside Page

Massive: Gay Erotic Manga and the Men Who Make It has landed on our desks! This is something we've quite been looking forward to (ahem) reviewing. Besides the gorgeous artwork, ranging from softcore to hide-the-children explicit, every chapter focuses on a single artist, showing photos of their workspaces, interviews, and essays on what it's like to be a gay erotic artist in Japan.

More previews are coming your way next week, and don't forget to pre-order Massive for a December delivery. Who knows, this could be the perfect, ah, stocking stuffer for a friend.

Black Light: The World of L.B. Cole - First Look
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under LB ColeComing AttractionsBill Schelly 30 Oct 2014 3:45 PM

Black Light: The World of L.B. Cole - Cover

Black Light: The World of L.B. Cole - Inside Page

Today is a good day. That is because we've received advance copies of Black Light: The World of L.B. Cole at Fantagraphics HQ, and it is truly a beauty to behold. Oversized and filled with L.B. Cole's larger-than-life, eye-catchingly bold colorscapes, this book offers the largest collection of Cole covers as well as an in-depth biography written by comic book historian Bill Schelly.

Black Light is due out this December, and you can pre-order it now through our website! Trust us, you'll want this book in your collection, comics fans.

Treasury of Mini Comics Vol. 2 edited by Michael Dowers - Cover Uncovered
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under Michael DowersComing Attractions 30 Oct 2014 1:45 PM

Treasury of Mini Comics Vol. 2 edited by Michael Dowers - Cover

We are pleased to reveal the finalized cover art design for the second book in our two volume set—Treasury of Mini Comics Vol. 2. This hefty, densely packed volume is edited by Michael Dowers and features the artwork of over 50 artists in 848 pages of artwork, including the 8-page underground sex comic "Tijuana Bibles."

The cover is designed by Esther Pearl Watson, author of the award-winning series Unlovable. More details for the Treasury are forthcoming, but the book is on track for December delivery. Pre-order your copy now!

Nancy Loves Sluggo: Complete Dailies 1949-1951 by Ernie Bushmiller - Video/Photo Slideshow
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsNancyErnie BushmillerComing Attractions 30 Oct 2014 12:50 PM

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

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

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

Many connoisseurs—including Art Spiegelman, Daniel Clowes, Scott McCloud (creator of the "Five-Card Nancy" card game), Joe Brainard, and Andy Warhol—have recognized that Bushmiller's often-corny Nancy approached its own kind of zen-like cartoon perfection. In its own way, it turned out Nancy was in fact the most iconic comic strip of all; The American Heritage Dictionary actually uses a Nancy strip to illustrate its entry on "comic strip." Fantagraphics' beloved Nancy series finally packages Nancy with the reverence it deserves. Our third volume contains another full three years of daily Nancy strips, from an era many regard as Bushmiller's finest.

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Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Vols. 5-6 Box Set by Floyd Gottfredson - Photoset Preview
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsnew releasesFloyd GottfredsonDisney 30 Oct 2014 10:06 AM

"Gottfredson drew Mickey with a nosy snout and the bright eyes of an adrenalin junkie. The mouse’s diminutive size inspired Gottfredson to have the character attempt daredevil races, leaping stunts, and develop a flurry-fisted fighting style… This beautiful [series] gives the Great Rodent his humanity." – Ken Tucker, Entertainment Weekly

Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse Vols. 5-6 Box Set
by Floyd Gottfredson

576-page b&w/some color 10.75" x 9" x 2.5" hardcover • $49.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-783-3

Due to arrive in 2-4 weeks. Click on the thumbnails for larger versions; get more info, see more previews, and pre-order your copy here:

http://www.fantagraphics.com/mickey5-6

Now in Stock: Vapor by Max
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under new releasesMax 30 Oct 2014 8:30 AM

Just arrived and shipping now from our mail-order department:

Vapor by Max - Cover

Vapor
by Max

120-page black & white 7" x 9.75" hardcover • $24.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-460-3

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Disgusted and appalled with the today’s noisy and noisome world in which all is spectacle and surface sensation, Nick flees into the solitude of the desert. But even as he manages to recover some sort of spiritual balance thanks to an ascetic regimen of fasting and meditation, Nick is seduced by the most spectacular and mesmerizing spectacle of all time: The procession of the Queen of Saba.

In Vapor, the award-winning Spanish cartoonist Max (best known for his 2006 book Bardín the Superrealist) once again engages in delightful philosophical mind games, starring another wildly stylized and endearing protagonist — this time deploying a striking, crisp black and white graphic style perfectly suited for this desert-based fantasia.

Massive: Gay Erotic Manga and the Men Who Make It - Excerpt
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsGraham KolbeinsComing AttractionsAnne Ishii 29 Oct 2014 4:45 PM

Massive is an appropriate title for this anthology of Japanese gay manga artists, in more than one sense. Besides the larger-than-your-average-bear body types, the book highlights some of the biggest talent in the gay manga scene today. Names like Gengoroh Tagame, Jiraiya, and Seizoh Ebisubashi have chapters devoted to their lives, philosophies, and works, and we've got an appropriately sized 30-page excerpt to give you a taste of what you can look forward to in December!

After full-page, full-color photo portraits of each artist opposite their illustration style, we've got nine pages of the first featured artist, Gengoroh Tagame (田亀源五郎), including four pages from his manga, "Do You Remember South Island P.O.W. Camp?"

Massive: Gay Erotic Manga and the Men Who Make It - Cover

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The Complete Eightball 1-18 [Pre-Order] The Complete Eightball 1-18 [Pre-Order]
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Massive: Gay Erotic Manga and the Men Who Make It [Pre-Order] Massive: Gay Erotic Manga and the Men Who Make It [Pre-Order]
Big, burly, lascivious, and soft around the edges: welcome to the hyper-masculine world of Japanese gay comics. The first English-language anthology of its kind: a collection of manga from the most talented and influential artists in the gei komi genre.
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Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck: The Don Rosa Library Vols. 1 & 2 Gift Box Set [Pre-Order] Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck: The Don Rosa Library Vols. 1 & 2 Gift Box Set [Pre-Order]
Don Rosa The first comprehensive American reprint of the legendary and internationally acclaimed stories gets the box set treatment: the first two hardcover volumes in a customized, full-color slipcase, at a bargain price.
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Prince Valiant Vol. 10: 1955-1956 [Pre-Order] Prince Valiant Vol. 10: 1955-1956 [Pre-Order]
Hal Foster Istanbul? No, Constantinople! In the East, Aleta comes under threat of abduction by the Khan's barbarians; back home, Thule comes under threat of hunger and raiders; and a return to Camelot brings a threat of new treachery in Cornwall.
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Dripping With Fear: The Steve Ditko Archives Vol. 5 [Pre-Order] Dripping With Fear: The Steve Ditko Archives Vol. 5 [Pre-Order]
Steve Ditko; Blake Bell, ed. More meticulously restored, full-color late-1950s thrillers from Ditko in his early prime, plus an examination of his secret collaborations with Eric Stanton on fetish & bondage art.
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Cochlea & Eustachia [Pre-Order] Cochlea & Eustachia [Pre-Order]
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Michael Jordan: Bull on Parade [Pre-Order] Michael Jordan: Bull on Parade [Pre-Order]
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