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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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Gast by Carol Swain

Helen, an amateur bird watcher, investigates the apparent suicide of a "rare bird" named Emrys. As she delves deeper into Emrys' life, Helen's own inner life is slowly revealed. $22.99 • Add to CartMore Info & Previews

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How to Be Happy by Eleanor Davis

The first collection of graphic/literary short stories from one of the finest cartoonists of her generation. Compelling, elusive narratives in a range of graphic styles. $24.99 • Add to CartMore Info & Previews

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Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Vol. 5: Outwits the Phantom Blot

Disney’s greatest villain, the Phantom Blot, is turning Mouseton upside down and leaving a trail of danger and destruction behind! Can Mickey thwart his plans? $34.99 • Add to CartMore Info & Previews

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Special Exits (Paperback) by Joyce Farmer

An affectionate, unflinching graphic memoir chronicling the decline of the author’s elderly parents’ health. "I actually found myself moved to tears." – R. Crumb. $22.99 • Add to CartMore Info & Previews

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DKW by Sergio Ponchione

Acclaimed Italian cartoonist Sergio Ponchione pays pitch-perfect homage to the "holy trinity" of comic book artists — Ditko, Kirby, and Wood — in this wildly imaginative one-shot comic. $4.99 • Add to CartMore Info & Previews

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Cosplayers 2: Tezukon by Dash Shaw

Annie and Verti attend a 3-day anime convention called "Tezukon." Shenanigans ensue, with the dynamic duo dodging otaku boys and facing off in a cosplay competition. $5.00 • Add to CartMore Info & Previews

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Twelve Gems by Lane Milburn

The mysterious Dr. Z has enlisted three space heroes, Furz, Venus, and Dogstar, to search the galaxy for the fabled Twelve Gems of Power. Wall-to-wall humor and action! $19.99 • Add to CartMore Info & Previews

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Prince Valiant Vol. 9: 1953-1954 by Hal Foster

Arn at arms, Merlin bewitched, a historic birth, Gawain and Val's pilgrimage to Jerusalem, and Queen Aleta's return to the Misty Isles fill the latest volume of this acclaimed series. $35.00 • Add to CartMore Info & Previews

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Burns' Hard Nut
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Charles Burns 18 Jan 2008 10:29 PM

 
I meant to blog this over the holidays and simply forgot: a ten-minute documentary about Mark Morris' version of the Nutcracker, The Hard Nut. The Hard Nut was designed by Charles Burns, and Morris discusses their collaboration in detail.
Skating with Anders
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Anders Nilsen 18 Jan 2008 10:15 PM
  

That's right: skating with Anders Nilsen. And some not so nice behavior at the end. Shame on you, Anders.


¡Fortunato!
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Gilbert Hernandez 18 Jan 2008 8:13 PM

Odd John by Olaf Stapledon

Beto-esque image found on Mike Sterling's Progressive Ruin.

Inkstudpundits
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under comics industry 18 Jan 2008 7:36 PM
The latest Inkstuds interview features a fine talk with three fellas I consider friends but also have great respect for as writers and thinkers about comics: Jeet HeerTom Spurgeon, and Dan Nadel. It starts off a bit shaky - the show doesn't even start until ten minutes in, and then Dan and Tom are both late and the dialogue kind of stalls all over again when each one joins. But once they get going it's a great, thoughtful listen.
Letter like the pros!
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under Kovey Korner 18 Jan 2008 2:55 PM

Since I started as a book designer here at Fantagraphics, one of the most common questions I get is "Where can I find a good comic book font?" And usually I just say "Look Chris, you've been bugging me about that every month since about Acme #3 and I just don't know!"

But now I finally have that answer: Comic Book Fonts from the REAL pros!

  

Okay but obvious jokes aside: I really DO get that question and I guess that's my answer now. I can only think of one of our regular artists who doesn't hand-letter his/her own work. We do use computer "comic" lettering on all of our translations except for the rare artist who will re-letter the translated work. (For example, Jordan Crane and Dan Clowes do that for their foreign editions.) And, generally, we don't use pre-fab typefaces but create the font in-house by scanning in the artist's hand-drawn alphabet.

I recently spoke at my alma mater and my only follow-up email after the event was a kid asking me if there was a reason everyone uses Comic Sans. The answer is Yes. Those people's parents need them to mow the lawn or start paying rent which leaves no time for lettering their comic AND watching "Heroes."

Please help us raise $4K in the next 22 hours
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under staffKovey Korner 18 Jan 2008 12:40 PM

Jacob Covey emailed myself, Adam Grano and Mike Baehr a few minutes ago with THIS link to an eBay auction that ends in 22 hours, promising to wear this item to work EVERY DAY if we buy it for him. We don't make enough to go in on $4K three ways, but if there's a wealthy benefactor out there with a sick sense of humor, we would really like to call his bluff. You have no idea how much this would improve office morale (for most of us, anyway).

P.S. Adam said he'd go $100 easy, as would I, and possibly as high as $300. So we really only need like $3500. As of now no one has bid, maybe the seller will even come down on the price if no one does. 

 P.P.S. Kevin Eastman should buy this for us just to have a ninja turtle walking around in Gary Groth's office every day. 

UPDATE:  Auction ended with no bids and was re-listed at $3,299. Hope is not lost.


Garfield [insert laugh track]
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under videocomic strips 17 Jan 2008 8:34 PM

I honestly can't decide what to make of these "Lasagna Cat" live-action Garfield strip re-enactments and music videos that have been blogged about all over the place lately, but I've watched just about all of 'em and a few made me laugh out loud. I don't have the heart to embed one, but, well, watch this one. The laugh tracks at the end are brutal. And then? Garfield and Odie rockin' the Taxi theme? The music chosen for each video is usually inspiredly insipid or cliched. The Van Halen and MASH theme ("Suicide is Painless") videos were pretty funny. This one is like a Bizarro Jim Davis trying to steal Garfield back from Paper Rad. Tread at your own risk, though, you might think it's as stupid as Garfield itself.


Emerald City Con
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under events 17 Jan 2008 3:19 PM
CBR has a feature up on our fair city's biggest comics event, the Emerald City Con. The ECC continues to grow every year, it's become a pretty big show. I wanted to mention this story because all of you conventioneers out there should consider coming out for it. It's still a fairly mainstream show, but the organizer, Jim Demonakos, is a fine fellow who is actively trying to make a diverse show and we're working with him to cook up some good stuff for this year (which we'll divulge later). The show takes place May 10-11 in Seattle.
New Website Feature of the Day: Scavenger Hunt Contest!
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under sales specialsmeta 17 Jan 2008 12:16 PM
Presenting: a chance to win prizes! A way to familiarize yourself with the new Fantagraphics.com website! A fun time-waster! Everyone who's registered on Fantagraphics.com (do it here) has a chance to earn a 20%-off coupon good toward any online order by correctly answering ten Fantagraphics-related trivia questions (all of the answers can be found on Fantagraphics.com), and one randomly-chosen winner will receive a coupon for a whopping 50% off! Contest ends February 15, 2008. For the list of questions and complete rules, make sure you're logged in and then click here (or click "My Account" and select "Win 20% Off!" from our navigation menu at any time). Good luck!
HOTWIRE release party at Rocketship
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Hotwireevents 17 Jan 2008 11:34 AM
Fantagraphics Books & Rocketship Brooklyn are proud to present:

A HOTWIRE COMIX RELEASE PARTY & SIGNING!

   

WHO: Jonathon Rosen, Glenn Head, Sam Henderson, Danny Hellman, Mark Newgarden, David Sandlin, Chadwick Whitehead, Craig Yoe, R. Sikyorak, Doug Allen, Marc Dean Veca and other guests t.b.a.!

WHAT: HOTWIRE COMICS Vol. 2 Release Party & Signing
 
WHERE: ROCKETSHIP, 208 Smith St., Brooklyn, NY 11201
 
WHEN: Friday, Feb. 22, at 8PM 

Insanity, dementia, stray bullets, hangovers, hillbillies, sci-fi, candy-rods, carnies, Wilhelm Riech, PCP, decayed portraits, Tijuana bibles, gags, mobsters, Mick Jones, zombies, paranoia, orgones, and psychedelia... it's all here!
 
HOTWIRE COMICS Vol. 2 weighs in at 136 pages, 64 in full color, with an eye-popping fold-out and big 9x12 format. Edited by Glenn Head (Snake Eyes). Featuring all new work by these GREAT talents: Tim Lane, Jonathon Rosen, Mark Newgarden, R. Sikoryak, David Sandlin, Mary Fleener, Johnny Ryan, Matti Hagelberg, David Paleo, Sam Henderson, Danny Hellman, Glenn Head, Carol Swain, Mark dean Veca, Stephane Blanquet, Mack White, Onsmith, Lorna Miller, Chris Estey, David Lasky, Ivan Brunetti, Tobias Tak, Craig Yoe, and Christian Northeast....
 
HOTWIRE puts the kicks back in comics! Yes, the Eisner and Harvey award nominated comics' anthology is back for another mindbending, madcap, mash-up of thrills, spills, and glorious cartoon mayhem!

FOR A FREE PREVIEW OF HOTWIRE #2, GO HERE.

  









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Hip Hop Family Tree Vol. 1-2: 1975-1983 Gift Box Set [Pre-Order] Hip Hop Family Tree Vol. 1-2: 1975-1983 Gift Box Set [Pre-Order]
Ed Piskor The first two volumes of the unprecedented comics history of Hip Hop, with exclusive new cover art, in a mind-blowingly colorful slipcase, with an exclusive bonus 24-page comic book starring Eazy E, Spike Lee, and… Rob Liefeld???
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Shimura Takako Nitori-kun gets his first signs of acne. This may well be the end of the world — unless Anna-chan can help. Meanwhile, Nitori-kun and Chiba-san are scouted by the theater club, leading to friction with Takatsuki-san.
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