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Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen by Dylan Horrocks - Excerpt
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsDylan HorrocksComing Attractions 4 Nov 2014 2:45 PM

Sam Zabel, a struggling cartoonist with an enormous creative block, hasn't actually drawn a comic in years. His world is reduced to the bare minimum of lifes necessities, and one day he discovers a word that perfectly captures the void he feels: "anhedonia." The absence of pleasure, of joy.

Acclaimed cartoonist Dylan Horrocks is back with this all new, long-awaited graphic novel, titled Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen, and we've got a 15-page downloadable excerpt for your viewing pleasure.

Sam Zabel is due out in December, and we'll be bringing you more previews soon. Get excited!

Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen by Dylan Horrocks - Cover

Now in Stock: Mickey Mouse Vol. 6: Lost in Lands of Long Ago by Floyd Gottfredson
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsnew releasesMickey MouseFloyd Gottfredson 4 Nov 2014 12:00 PM

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

Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Vol. 6: Lost in Lands of Long Ago by Floyd Gottfredson - Cover

Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Vol. 6: Lost in Lands of Long Ago
by Floyd Gottfredson

288-page black & white with color 10.5" x 8.75" hardcover • $35.00
ISBN: 978-1-60699-782-6

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Decades before Jurassic Park, Doc Dustibones brings Mickey to Cave-Man Island—a lost world where fossil monsters survive alive! From stampeding brontosaurs to saber-tooth tigers, all of Goofy's least favorite Stone Age scares are here… and Dustibones is building a blimp to carry them to America! What could possibly go wrong? Floyd Gottfredson produced a canon of legendary, rip-roaring tales starring Mickey as a daring, two-fisted hero—in a world-famous series of legendary adventures! Lost in Lands of Long Ago also includes several other stories and more than 30 pages of prehistoric extras! You’ll enjoy rare behind-the-scenes art, vintage publicity material, and fascinating commentary by a clan of Disney cave bears. Rediscover the wild, unforgettable personality behind the icon: Floyd Gottfredson's Mickey Mouse. Edited by Disney historian David Gerstein and Gary Groth.

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Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under miscellany 4 Nov 2014 11:45 AM

Hello Fanta readers! Our online shopping cart is currently undergoing some much-needed maintenance time, and so online ordering will not be available for the next few hours.

However, you can still get a hold of the books you crave! Our rockstar customer service lines are ready to take your orders by phone in the interim. Please call us toll-free at 1-800-657-1100 or, if you're outside the U.S, 206-524-1967.

Marathon II: A Short Run Art Show at Fantagraphics Bookstore
Written by Larry Reid | Filed under Josh SimmonsFantagraphics BookstoreeventsEd Piskorart shows 4 Nov 2014 9:31 AM

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Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery, in association with Short Run Comix and Arts Festival, is pleased to present Marathon II, the second annual Short Run art show featuring Tom NeelyEd Piskor, Josh Porcellino, MariNaomiJosh Simmons, and Pam Wishbow. The exhibition and book signing on Friday, November 14 serves as a reception for participants and fans of the lively Short Run comix convention held the following day at Washington Hall in Seattle's Central District.

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The exhibition title references the daunting challenge of establishing a viable career in alternative comix. Marathon II showcases a diverse group of gifted artists that defied the odds. John Porcellino is one of the pioneers of the minicomics movement. His primitive King-Cat Comics, which debuted in 1989, document his determination to change perceptions of contemporary cartooning.  Porcellino will present his new graphic novel, The Hospital Suite. Tom Neely similarly struggled to fashion a livable income in self-publishing. His fortunes turned when he began producing Henry & Glenn Forever & Ever, which follows the fictional romance of rock personalities Henry Rollins and Glenn Danzig. This modest minicomic series became a pop culture sensation, and has since been collected into a full-length graphic novel featuring Neely and other independent cartoonists, including fellow Los Angles artist MariNaomi, who will present her new collection Dragon's Breath at the event.

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Pittsburg's Ed Piskor collaborated with seminal self-publisher Harvey Pekar on American Splendor and other projects. He current series, Hip Hop Family Tree from Fantagraphics Books, follows early practitioners of the inner city idiom through their rise to international notoriety. Seattle-based artist Josh Simmons also self-published comix prior to his association with Fantagraphics Books. Pam Wishbow represents an emerging artist at the outset of her career.

Don't miss this opportunity to meet exhibiting artists and other participants in the Short Run Comix and Arts Festival on Friday, November 14 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Fantagraphics Bookstore is located at 1201 S. Vale Street in the heart of Seattle's historic Georgetown arts community. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM. Phone 206.658.0110.

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Marathon II: A Short Run Art Show featuring Tom Neely, Ed Piskor, John Porcellino, MariNaomi, Josh Simmons, and Pam Wishbow.

Opening reception Friday, November 14, 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

Exhibition continues through December 10, 2014

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery
1201 S. Vale Street | Seattle | 206.658.0110
Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM

 

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
Hip Hop Famliy Tree

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


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