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In Solidarity
Written by Gary Groth | Filed under comics industryart 26 Jan 2015 10:00 AM

I wrote to cartoonists that Fantagraphics publishes, inviting them to do a drawing responding to the massacre at the Charlie Hebdo office on January 7. The purpose is to show solidarity to our fallen comrades and to the scorched-earth tradition of cartoon satire. We would run whatever we received, uncensored. It seemed not only appropriate but imperative that Fantagraphics offer cartoonists a place to display such cartoons since we have published so much satire ourselves – from R. Crumb to Drew Friedman to Johnny Ryan to Jonah Kinigstein.

There is a debate simmering as to whether or not Hebdo was indeed an "equal opportunity offender," as the political cartoonist Ann Telnaes has said, a characterization disputed by, among others, Glenn Greenwald. This may go to the integrity of Hebdo as a magazine or it may not; satirists and the editors of satirical magazines are not necessarily obliged to follow quotas— but it is irrelevant to their fundamental right to express themselves without being murdered. I have seen no statistics that categorize their offensive cartoons, but claiming that they were more offensive to one group than another or insufficiently anti-semitic begs the question as to whether their rights should be protected only if they’re equal opportunity offenders; clearly, we at Fantagraphics believe their rights to free expression should be protected and defended irrespective of how personally repellant or lopsided their cumulative opinions may be.

France’s own anti-speech laws are onerous. Shortly after the Hebdo tragedy, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said, “We must not confuse freedom of opinion with antisemitism, racism, and negationism.” Actually, exactly the opposite is true, and it’s a shameful hypocrisy to laud Hebdo on the one hand and utter a statement like this on the other. “Freedom of opinion” means freedom of opinion, not freedom of opinion I approve of.

A new image will be posted to the Flog every day and archived on this post so that, eventually, every image we've received will be collected here:

Charlie Hebdo - In Solidarity - Jason

Charlie Hebdo - In Solidarity

January Book-A-Day Sale: Heads or Tails
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under sales specialsLilli Carré 26 Jan 2015 2:00 AM

Heads or Tails by Lilli Carré - CoverToday's Book-A-Day Sale title is by award-winning cartoonist and animator Lilli CarréHeads or Tails packages some of Carré's best work over a five year period.

Carré’s elegant short stories read like the gothic, family narratives of Flannery O’Connor or Carson McCullers, but told visually. Poetic rhythms — a coin flip, a circling ferris wheel — are punctuated by elements of melancholy fantasy pushed forward by character-driven, naturalistic dialogue. The stories in Heads or Tails display a virtuosic breadth of visual styles and color palettes, each in perfect service of the story, and range from experimental one-pagers to short masterpieces like "The Thing About Madeline" (featured in The Best American Comics 2008), to graphic novellas like "The Carnival" (featured in David Sedaris’ and Dave Eggers’ 2010 Best American Nonrequired Reading, originally published in MOME), to new work created for this book.

Heads or Tails can be yours today for 25% off!

January Book-A-Day Sale: Eye of the Majestic Creature
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under sales specialsLeslie Stein 24 Jan 2015 10:05 AM

Eye of the Majestic Creature Gift Set by Leslie Stein - CoversToday's Book-A-Day title is a bundled gift set of fantastical, surreal work by artist and musician Leslie SteinEye of the Majestic Creature Vols 1 + 2 are semi-autobiographical books starring the girl Larrybear and her talking acoustic guitar Marshmallow as they travel and have adventures around the countryside.

Larrybear is in a constant struggle between the desire to connect with those around her and to be left to her own devices. You get a glimpse of her past life when she visits her home town of Chicago, trying to relate to old friends who have not matured since high school, as well as her family (which includes her Hippopotamus father and his harem of ex-wives, two brothers, and Salsa-dancing mom). In the present, she moves to New York to find work for a time, resulting in many hilarious and drunken adventures with her new coworkers at a cell phone decorating shop, and her old friend Boris, who shares with her his P.G. Wodehouse books, as well as his “Incredible Hulk” weed.

Stein's gorgeous cartooning, highlighted by incredibly detailed stippling, and her dry sense of humor combine to make one of the most unique and immersive narrative experiences in comics.

This unique gift set  is yours today at 40% off!

SAW Indiegogo Fundraiser - The Final Hours
Written by Anna Pederson | Filed under eventsEd Piskor 23 Jan 2015 2:07 PM

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The Indiegogo event for this year's Sequential Arts Workshop has technically mets its goal, but that doesn't mean you still can't give part of your Friday pay to a cutting edge educator.  SAW's goal is not only to product well informed and highly skilled artists, but to bust the doors wide open on the high prices of an advanced degree. And you can help make their school possible with a tax-deductible donation to this non-profit!

Instruction, mentorship, and hand-on production experiences help create the next generation of working cartoonists build a community based on blending the importance of tradition and innovation. The '14-'15 year is well under way, but a little extra is needed to offset next year's costs of facilities, educators, and workshops. Speaking of workshops, this March SAW will be hosting a workshop with Aidan Koch from March 2-6, and cool kid, Ed Piskor from March 9-13Registration for these events can be found on SAW's website.

If you can't make it to Florida for either workshop, you can still feel like you were there by hitting up this Indiegogo event and selecting the Workshop Roundup reward! Other premiums include things like a Ron Rege poster, or a Julie Doucet print.

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A culturally and artistically important group like SAW is deserving of our well-wishes and some well-earned bucks. I just filed my taxes, so I know I'm looking for a way to give! 

Daniel Clowes at Linework NW
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under eventsDaniel Clowes 23 Jan 2015 1:21 PM
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You heard right! The Daniel Clowes will be appearing at Linework NW on April 19th, 2015 in Portland, OR as one of their special guests and signing his fantastic new collection, The Complete Eightball, at the Fantagraphics' table. 
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From the mouths of Linework NW: "Daniel Clowes is one of the great voices of contemporary American literature and a legendary artist and draftsman. His newest publication is The Complete Eightball 1-18 (Fantagraphics Books), a mammoth two-volume, 568-page collection of the author's groundbreaking personal comics anthology, a work that consistently raised the bar of comics art and literature over its impressive 17-year run. It was in these pages that many of Clowes' graphic novels were first serialized, including Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron, David Boring, and Ghost World, which was adapted to film by Terry Zwigoff in 2001 with an Academy Award nominated screenplay by Clowes. Linework NW is extraordinarily honored to be hosting the official world premiere of The Complete Eightball 1-18 at our festival."   
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NYC: Massive at Kinokuniya Books Feb. 25th
Written by Anna Pederson | Filed under mangaGraham KolbeinseventsChip KiddAnne Ishii 23 Jan 2015 10:53 AM

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NYC - Spreading the message of big, burly, and cuddly gay erotic manga isn't an easy job, but someone has to do it. Continuing their holy pilgrimage to bring Massive: Gay Erotic Manga and the Men Who Make It to the world is editor Anne Ishii, known for her previous work on The Passion of Gengoroh Tagame: Master of Gay Erotic Manga, and designer extraordinaire, Chip Kidd. For this stretch of their gospel, they're heading to one of the most wonderful bookstores in the world, Kinokuniya. If you've never been to one of their US or international locations, get ready to find everything from magazines, to art supplies, manga, stuffed animals, imported books, and dreams coming true. 

Such an iconic place is the perfect location for a night of massive fun on February 25th, at 6 PM. Bring your money to buy a fresh new copy, or haul in your already well worn and broken in one for a signing by the amazing team.

This book has proven to be a critical and fan favorite, as you intimately get to know some of the most iconic creators of the transformative gay erotic manga genre. Candid interviews, photographs, and of course their comics, make this anthology a must have for any fans of art, art history, or if you're just curious about what this world is all about. 

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January Book-A-Day Sale: Late Bloomer
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under sales specialsCarol Tyler 23 Jan 2015 3:00 AM

Late Bloomer by Carol Tyler - CoverToday's Book-A-Day Sale also starts off our new theme for the next seven days: "Women in Comics"!

Late Bloomer collects rich stories by Eisner award-winning artist Carol Tyler and is her second solo work. In "Migrant Mother," Tyler tells the grueling story of a cross-country trip with the flu and her terrible-twos toddler using her trademark combination of rueful humor and empathy. The full-color "Just A Bad Seed" is a meditation on a problem child who might not be such a problem after all, while "The Return of Mrs. Kite" chronicles a family crisis — how her widowed grandmother fell in with a beau of questionable character. "Gone" (also in full color) is a stirring meditation on all kinds of loss, and "Why I'm A-gin' Southern Men" is a classic rant that dissects that particular breed of male — or at least a certain subspecies of "ex"es — with pitiless wit. Other stories include "Sweet Miss Lee" (a reminiscence of an immigrant roommate and her fate), "There's Something Wrong with a Perfect Lawn" (a tale of suburban obsessiveness), "Little Crosshatch Mind" (where artistic impulses come from), and "Uncovered Property" (discovering the power of sexuality at an early age).

Tyler works equally well in delicately crisp black-and-white penstrokes and lushly watercolored paintings (this book features over 30 pages of her stunning full-color work). All told, the three-dozen stories here cement Tyler's reputation as a cartoonist to be reckoned with.

And, just for today, you'll get a whopping 45% off this must-have book!

January Book-A-Day Sale: Locas II
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under sales specialsLove and RocketsJaime Hernandez 22 Jan 2015 3:00 AM

Locas II: Maggie, Hopey & Ray by Jaime Hernandez - CoverToday's Book-A-Day Sale features Eisner award-winning artist Jaime Hernandez in an omnibus collection of stories featuring his main characters, Maggie, Hopey, and Ray. Locas II picks up shortly after Maggie and Hopey’s long-awaited reunion at the end of the first Locas.

Even though her love life remains as chaotic as ever, Hopey takes her first few steps toward responsible adulthood with a real job (as a teacher), while a demoralized, divorced Maggie ends up as the manager of a fleabag apartment building where she continues to wrestle with the demons of her past — most prominently in the stunning centerpiece of the volume, the graphic-novel-length “Maggie” serial, with its stunning, hallucinatory dream finale.

Meanwhile, Ray still carries a major torch for Maggie, but falls in with the “Frogmouth,” the volatile bombshell whose ties to local thugs cause him no small amount of grief.

Of course, Maggie, Hopey, and Ray’s paths continue to intersect in Hernandez’s increasingly complex, intricate, and always vitally realized world.

For today only, pick up a copy of this book, called a "landmark in comics literature" by Publishers Weekly, for 40% off!

This Week in Fanta Events 1/22-1/26
Written by Anna Pederson | Filed under ZapVictor MoscosoRobert WilliamsNico VassilakisLast VispoGraham KolbeinsGary GrotheventsChip KiddAnne Ishii 21 Jan 2015 6:07 PM

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Thursday, January 22nd

San Francisco, CA - This blog post may as well be called 'This Thursday in Fanta Events' because your 4th favorite day of the week is stacked with events to tide you over until the weekend comes. Kick it off in San Francisco with the men of Zap Comix as we continue to celebrate the release of The Complete Zap Comix Collection, a physical and emotional undertaking that is beautiful to behold. Join Gary Groth and Ron Turner of Last Gasp as they moderate a dicussion with Zap cartoonists Paul Mavrides, Victor Moscoso, and Robert Williams at City Lights Booksellers beginning at 7 pm. This very-nearly sold out book will be available for purchase and signage at City Lights (just don't try to carry it home in your NPR tote bag.) (More Details)  

New York, NY - Humans can be split into two ages; a time where we communicated with pictures, and a time where we communicated with words. The blending of these worlds comes in the form of visual poetry, a fully immersive brain exercise in the conveyance of emotions, ideas, and beauty. The Future is Here Again is an exhibit opening today at AC Institute in NYC, and it will feature dozens of works by noted visual poetry artists whose works had been previously collected in the books Coldfront and The Last Vispo. Niko Vasilakis, editor of The Last Vispo has currated this new exhibit with ACI director, Holly Crawford. To continue this night of magnetic mashups, the alternative chamber music string trio, Speed Bump will be providing mingling music. Festivities begin at 6 pm! (More Details

Washington, D.C. - Obama did a pretty good job delivering his State of the Union address this past week, but he had one glaring oversight, he forgot to talk about how the Massive team will be at Fantom Comics this Thursday from 7-9 pm! The biggest and sexiest gay manga anthology is coming to our nation's capitol to announce their new policy on having a good time, and dropping some knowledge about the men who make gay erotic manga. Addressing their adoring constituents are editors Anne Ishii, Graham Kolbeins, and designer extrodinare Chip Kidd. Pick up one of the hottest books of the season tonight, because it'll be on next years comic citizenship tests. (More Details)

January Book-A-Day Sale: Young Romance 1 and 2
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under sales specialsJoe SimonJack Kirby 21 Jan 2015 4:00 AM

Young Romance 1 + 2 Gift Set by Joe Simon & Jack Kirby - CoversToday's January Book-A-Day sale features a bundled package of our two definitive books on artists Joe Simon and Jack Kirby's romance comics: Young Romance 1 and Young Romance 2.

Together, Joe Simon and Jack Kirby created such classic two-fisted comic series as Captain America, Boys' Ranch, The Newsboy Legion, and The Boy Commandos. But few people realize that one of their greatest successes — from 1947, when they singlehandedly created the genre, to the end of the 1950s — was... romance comics!

In such best-selling titles as Young Love and Real Western Romances, Simon and Kirby delighted a generation of girls and women (and probably a fair number of boys and men as well) with hundreds of charming and endlessly inventive stories of love and heartbreak.

And, for today only, you can get this lovestruck bundle at 40% off!


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The Complete Eightball 1-18 [Pre-Order] The Complete Eightball 1-18 [Pre-Order]
Daniel Clowes One of the greatest, most influential comic books of all time collected in a slipcased set of 2 hardback volumes, reproducing each issue in facsimile form exactly as originally published, including material never reprinted before now.
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Love and Rockets: New Stories #7 [Pre-Order] Love and Rockets: New Stories #7 [Pre-Order]
The Hernandez Brothers From Jaime: Maggie & Hopey road trip! Ray plays while Maggie's away. Plus more with Tonta's nutty family. From Gilbert: more fantasy and sci-fi pulp film fun and family drama with Killer, Fritz, and, in flashbacks, Maria.
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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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Treasury of Mini Comics Vol. 2 [Pre-Order] Treasury of Mini Comics Vol. 2 [Pre-Order]
Various Artists Four decades of deliberate DIY cartoon rebellion! Collecting some of the best mini comics ever produced by some of the most creative artists in the world. Edited by Michael Dowers.
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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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Sheriff of Bullet Valley, Starring Walt Disney's Donald Duck [Pre-Order] Sheriff of Bullet Valley, Starring Walt Disney's Donald Duck [Pre-Order]
Carl Barks Donald Duck uses his knowledge gained from watching Hollywood Westerns to become the "Sheriff of Bullet Valley" in order to solve a perplexing mystery out in the wild, wild west.
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The Complete Peanuts 1995-1996 (Vol. 23) [Pre-Order] The Complete Peanuts 1995-1996 (Vol. 23) [Pre-Order]
Charles 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)… Snoopy makes a run for the Supreme Court and battles pneumonia…
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The EC Comics Slipcase Vol. 2 [Pre-Order] The EC Comics Slipcase Vol. 2 [Pre-Order]
Harvey Kurtzman, Wallace Wood, Jack Davis, Al Williamson, Al Feldstein et al. Collecting the second quartet of EC Comics Library books in a snazzy slipcase: crime/suspense, sci-fi, and horror from the legendary publisher.
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