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Love and Rockets 30th Anniversary Set: Companion, Covers & Reader [Pre-Order]
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The Complete Eightball 1-18 [Pre-Order]
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An ever-expanding selection of your favorite Fantagraphics titles is now available digitally for your tablet or e-reader from comiXology and Sequential (for iPad)!

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Spawn of Mars and Other Stories (The EC Comics Library)

Suspense and crime shockers by a comics grandmaster. Collecting all 26 Wood-drawn horror and crime stories, including the full baker’s dozen of EC’s most courageous and politically charged dramas. $29.99 • Add to CartMore Info & Previews

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Creeping Death from Neptune: The Life and Comics of Basil Wolverton Vol. 1

The first of 2 volumes reprinting copious comics and recounting the career of Basil Wolverton. In the precious period before the industry calcified, Wolverton worked under the radar to explore his weird tales of the future. $39.99 • Add to CartMore Info & Previews

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Massive: Gay Erotic Manga and the Men Who Make It

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. $35.00 • Add to CartMore Info & Previews

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Foolbert Funnies: Histories and Other Fictions by Frank Stack

A "best of the rest" tribute collecting Stack's work under his pseudonym, "Foolbert Sturgeon". Includes appearances by Dirty Diana, time traveler Frank Crankcase, Dr. Feelgood, and others. $24.99 • Add to CartMore Info & Previews

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The Comics Journal Library Vol. 9: Zap The Interviews

Here in one place are the definitive Comics Journal interviews with the cartoonists behind Zap Comix. Crumb, Spain, Moscoso, Griffin, Wilson, Williams, Shelton, and Mavrides tell all! $35.00 • Add to CartMore Info & Previews

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Black Light: The World of L.B. Cole

L.B. Cole created some of the most bizarre, proto-psychedelic, eye-popping comic book covers of all time, yet remarkably this is the first retrospective of his career. $39.99 • Add to CartMore Info & Previews

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Cochlea & Eustachia by Hans Rickheit

Cochlea & Eustachia appear to be twin human girls. Their actions seem to be motivated less by curiosity than boredom and an inclination towards purposeless destruction. $19.99 • Add to CartMore Info & Previews

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The Complete Zap Comix

The most historically and aesthetically important comics series ever, finally collected. Multi-volume hardcover slipcased set. $500 • Add to CartMore Info & Previews

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Robert Pollard's Town of Mirrors
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Robert Pollard 8 May 2008 7:25 AM

Robert Pollard talks a bit about his upcoming art book to Billboard. And by the way, here's your first look at the final cover design. The logo box will be a peelable sticker on hardcover:

Weirdos: interactive slideshow with audio
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under metaflogcastFantagraphics historyevents 7 May 2008 4:25 PM

The Rocket - August 1986 - cover by Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez

If you weren't able to make it to Larry Reid's slide lecture "Weirdos: Seattle’s Alternative Comics Culture in the Context of R. Crumb’s Underground" at the Frye Art Museum last month, or if you were and want to re-live it, we are very pleased to present it here on the website in a nifty interactive format. Stream or download the MP3 audio and follow along with the slides at the "ding," just like back in grade school! (You can also read the text of the lecture and browse the slides at your own pace, if you prefer.) Larry's speech is informative, entertaining and opinionated as always, and the slideshow includes a wealth of seldom-seen imagery like the Rocket cover by the Brothers Hernandez pictured above. Click here to dive on in!

Bagge'd & boarded
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Peter BaggeFantagraphics Bookstoreevents 7 May 2008 12:35 PM

From our pals at Manik Skateboards, the official announcement of the launch of their Peter Bagge line of decks (and the launch party at our storefront on May 17):

Manik presents Peter Bagge skateboard launch party

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Contacts: Marshall Reid
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Nin Truong
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MANIK SKATEBOARDS PRESENTS ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE PETER BAGGE
Launch Party on Saturday, May 17 at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery

Seattle-based Manik Skateboards continues its innovative artist-in-residence approach to skateboarding culture with the release of a new line of skate decks and related merchandise by acclaimed local cartoonist Peter Bagge. The launch of this new product line begins with a display and reception for the artist on Saturday, May 17 from 6:00 - 9:00 PM at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery in Georgetown.

Now in it 6th year of operation, Manik Skateboards instituted their artist-in-residence program in 2004. Past participants have included accomplished artists in a variety of media including Maya Hayuk, Andrew Pommier, Charles Peterson, Craig Wetherby, and Jeff Proctor, among many others. Peter Bagge continues this tradition of provocative graphic design with a regional flavor.

Seattle's Peter Bagge is one of the most influential and admired cartoonists in the world. His grunge-era imagery is ideally suited to the skateboarding subculture. At once hilarious and poignant, Bagge's work of this era went beyond satire, and helped fashion both the attitudes and aesthetics of Seattle's only significant indigenous youth movement. Manik partner and designer Nhon "Nin" Truong explains, "Since our inception, Manik has been devoted to preserving our region's cultural heritage. From the anachronistic architectural anomalies of the ‘Aurora Avenue' series, to the jazz and blues legends of the ‘Jackson Street' edition, we've made an effort to expose a new generation to Seattle's cultural legacy. Like Charles Peterson's photographic series of skateboards, Peter Bagge represents an amazing era in our history." Manik partner and promotions director Marshall "Stack" Reid" (a former staffer at Fantagraphics) adds, "I was exposed to Bagge's comics at a very early age, and this series is like reliving my childhood."

The launch party is open to the public of all ages. The artist will be available to sign boards and books. Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is located at 1201 S. Vale Street (at Airport Way S.) in Seattle's lively Georgetown district. Phone 206.658.0110.

A selection of images in a variety of formats is available for publication. For additional information, feel free to contact Nin Truong or Marshall Reid at numbers above.

Websites: www.manikskateboards.com and www.fantagraphics.com

Listing Information
Manik Skateboards Peter Bagge series launch party
Saturday, May 17, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery, 1201 S. Vale St., Seattle (206) 658-0110
Admission free. All ages.








Clowes covers New Yorker
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Daniel Clowes 7 May 2008 11:58 AM

Well, this was long overdue! Daniel Clowes contributes not one, but TWO covers to this week's New Yorker magazine. Speaking of Daniel, the eagerly-anticipated Ghost World Special Edition is in da house and will debut Labor Day Weekend at our Bookstore & Gallery in Seattle, along with a Ghost World exhibition and signing by Clowes! Details to come later this summer...

Bodé kicks, event in Berlin
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Vaughn BodeMark Bodefashionevents 7 May 2008 11:55 AM

Puma Basket II Bodé sneakers

On Saturday, May 17th, Overkill Shop in Berlin presents "Cheech Wizard goes to Berlin" with artwork by Vaughn Bodé, featuring an appearance by Mark Bodé and celebrating the launch of a limited-edition Bodé sneaker from Puma. The sneakers look pretty sweet (especially riding a Peter Bagge-designed Manik skateboard, I bet), though for me personally they take 3rd place to the Gary Panter-designed Simpsons Vans and Jim Woodring's custom-designed Chucks.

Members Preview: Strange and Stranger - The World of Steve Ditko
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Steve Ditkopreviewsnew releasesBlake Bell 7 May 2008 11:15 AM

Strange and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko by Blake Bell

This week's free preview is a downloadable 10-page excerpt from Strange and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko, the upcoming retrospective of the life and work of the Spider-Man and Dr. Strange co-creator from author Blake Bell. These previews are exclusive to registered Fantagraphics.com users, so sign up and/or sign in to view.

(As a reminder, 20/20 Club members receive these previews two weeks before we post them on the website, just one of many great reasons to join up...)

Sketchbook #35
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under art 7 May 2008 8:11 AM

Courtesy Renée French:

Willie & Joe
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Willie and Joereviews 7 May 2008 7:54 AM

Have you seen it yet? It might be our most impressive package in our 30-year-history. Here's an early review from Comic Mix.

And don't forget editor Todd DePastino's Virtual Book Signing tomorrow.  

Sketchbook #34
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under art 6 May 2008 7:09 PM

Courtesy Molly Kiely:

New Bagge strip for TCM: Reefer Madness
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Peter Bagge 6 May 2008 1:13 PM

Peter Bagge - Reefer Madness

Peter Bagge presents a "Lost Scene" from Reefer Madness at the Turner Classic Movies website (warning: Flash interface).


Selected Upcoming Releases:

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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$119.99
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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$14.99
Run Like Crazy Run Like Hell [Pre-Order] Run Like Crazy Run Like Hell [Pre-Order]
Jacques Tardi & Jean-Patrick Manchette Another kick-ass noir thriller by the acclaimed duo. A rich industrialist tries to frame the new nanny for kidnapping his son; it goes wrong; he sets a dangerous killer after them; all hell breaks loose.
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$19.99
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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$35.00
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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$39.99
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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$29.99
A Valentine for Charlie Brown [Pre-Order] A Valentine for Charlie Brown [Pre-Order]
Charles M. Schulz Next in our line of affordable, gift-able Peanuts books is a sweet Valentine's themed collection of strips, from Charlie Brown opening an empty mailbox every February 14th to Sally's proclamations of love to her sweet b
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$9.99
Michael Jordan: Bull on Parade [Pre-Order] Michael Jordan: Bull on Parade [Pre-Order]
Wilfred Santiago A thrilling, kinetic bio-epic about Michael "Air" Jordan, the greatest basketball player of all time and most influential athlete in history. This tour de force explores Jordan's public successes and private struggles.
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$24.99

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