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The Complete Peanuts 1993-1994 (Vol. 22) by Charles M. Schulz - Excerpt
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsPeanutsComing AttractionsCharles M Schulz 23 Sep 2014 4:00 PM

The 22nd volume of The Complete Peanuts, the first fully comprehensive, chronological collection of Charles M. Schulz's comic strips, covers the years from 1993 through 1994. We have a 20-page, 1.7 MB downloadable excerpt for this latest volume. The excerpt includes the full, heartwarming introduction by CNN anchor Jake Tapper.

The Complete Peanuts 1993-1994 (Vol. 22) will be out in October, and you can get your pre-order in right here. Volumes 21 and 22 are also collected in a box set that is coming out next month as well.

The Complete Peanuts 1993-1994 (Vol. 22) by Charles M. Schulz - Cover

Columbus, OH: Cute Boy Tour at Kafe Kerouac
Written by Anna Pederson | Filed under Simon HanselmannMegahexevents 23 Sep 2014 2:26 PM

cute kerouac

Saturday, September 27th

If you're home alone watching that show, Too Cute, don't be surprised if you see HanselmannDeforge, and Kyle scampering across your screen, playing with puppies and baby ducks. Especially if those baby ducks* are at the Kafe Kerouac in Columbus, OH. Beginning at 9 pm, you can get drinks, books signed, build up some social skills, and hopefully go on a journey that leads to founding a literary movement. 

These cute boys may have gotten a head start on you though, because their recent releases: Megahex; Lose #6; and Distance Mover; have been taking the comic world by storm. 

You can get caught up in the storm by heading to Kafe Kerouac this Sat (the 25th) at 9 pm!

*Not responsible for there not being any actually cute animals at event. But aren't these boys enough for you?!

SEATTLE: Jim Woodring at Town Hall
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under Jim Woodringevents 23 Sep 2014 12:41 PM
woodring at desk
The time is nigh to buy tickets to see Jim Woodring at Town Hall in Seattle! On Sunday, October 5, from 7:30 - 8:45pm you will be glued to your seat for Offhand Gestures: An Evening of Spontaneous Creation with James McNew, Bill Frisell, and Jim Woodring. Woodring will great on-the-spot drawings and paintings inspired by the collaborative musical efforts of jazz guitarist Bill Frisell and James McNew, bassist for Yo La Tengo. An event for the lover of music, comics, visual performance arts and above all, collaboration. Presented by Town Hall Seattle, Fantagraphics and sponsored by City Arts

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5. Doors open at 6:30pm. For more information or to purchase tickets in advance, please visit the Town Hall website. Woodring's newest book is available for purchase online, at your local comic and bookstores or your favorite library branch.

"Woodring's great talent, apart from his beautiful artwork, is his ability to make these absurd and almost nonsensical stories enthralling." - Mark Frauenfelder, BoingBoing

Jim



St. Louis: The Lonesome Go Book Release with Tim Lane
Written by Anna Pederson | Filed under Tim Laneevents 23 Sep 2014 12:12 PM

lonesome poster

 Thursday, September 25

Planes, trains, and automobiles. Also motocycles, or just your legs. Whichever method you prefer, just make sure you use one of them to get to the early book release and signing for the next great American classic, The  Lonsesome Go. Join author Tim Lane from 7-10 PM at this Subterranean Books event, in St. Louis, MO, to celebrate this beautifully constructed exploration of drama, myth, and classic American storytelling.

Tim is the author of the acclaimed book, Abandoned Cars, the existenssial noir collecting stories of mystery and Americana. The Lonesome Go is a follow up to those themes, but if we learned anything from college philosophy, these idioms and ruminations are not exactly solveable elements of human life. Which is what makes Lane's work so vibrant in our minds. 

Subterranean Books, Tim Lane, and Fantagraphics would be delighted if you joined us Sept. 25 for this anticipated release!  

Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck: Vols. 1-2 Box Set by Don Rosa - Cover Uncovered
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under Don RosaDisneyComing Attractions 23 Sep 2014 7:30 AM

Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck: Vols. 1-2 Box Set by Don Rosa - Cover

We are thrilled to be releasing our first boxed set of The Don Rosa Library books, The Son of the Sun and Return to Plain Awful, due to arrive in November along with the second volume in the set. The slipcase cover is brimming with action, and the spine features a single, simple image: a small, padlocked moneybag against a money-green backdrop.

We think Uncle Scrooge would approve.

You can pre-order this gorgeous slipcase box set now. As with all of our Disney books, these books are available in the U.S and Canada only.

Manhattan: Cute Boys at Parsons New School
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under Simon Hanselmannevents 22 Sep 2014 11:56 AM
World Tour 
Tuesday, September 23th is a sumptuous ending to our New York Events as Simon Hanselmann and Michael DeForge give talks at the Bark Room at 8pm in association with Parsons the New School for DesignModerating the talks will be faculty member, Steven Guarnaccia.
Megahex Lose 6
This is just one of the many stops on the Cute Boy Alert tour featuring Hanselmann, DeForge and Patrick Kyle. For more information about future stops, 
click here and flip your hair to the right, left and right again . Here the boys are (RtoL: Hanselmann, DeForge and Kyle) at the Telegraph Gallery last week.

The Boys, the boys 
Bark Room, Parsons
2 West 13th Street
(at the corner of Fifth Ave.)
Room M101
New York, NY 10011










The Complete Peanuts 1953-1954 (Vol. 2 - Softcover) by Charles M. Schulz - Photo/Video Slideshow
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsPeanutsComing AttractionsCharles M Schulz 22 Sep 2014 11:00 AM

The Complete Peanuts 1953-1953 (Vol. 2 - Softcover)
by Charles M. Schulz

320-page color 8.25" x 6.25" hardcover • $22.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-792-5

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

Our second paperback volume of the acclaimed Complete Peanuts series finds Schulz continuing to establish his tender and comic universe. It begins with Peanuts' third full year and a cast of eight: Charlie Brown, Shermy, Patty, Violet, Schroeder, Lucy, baby Linus, and Snoopy. By the end of 1954, Pigpen and his dust cloud join the crowd. Linus emerges as one of the most complex and endearing characters in the strip, and acquires his security blanket! Charlie Brown is becoming his best-known self, the lovable loser, but he hasn’t yet abandoned his brasher, prankish behavior from our first volume. And, Lucy has grown up and forcefully elbowed her way to the center of the action. For readers unfamiliar with the early years of the strip, Snoopy's appearances here may come as the biggest surprise: he behaves, for the most part, like a dog!

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The Complete Peanuts 1953-1954 (Vol. 2 - Softcover) by Charles M. Schulz - Cover

Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Vol. 6: Lost in Lands of Long Ago by Floyd Gottfredson - Cover Uncovered
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsMickey MouseFloyd GottfredsonDisneyComing Attractions 22 Sep 2014 8:00 AM

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

Next up in our treasured Floyd Gottfredson Mickey Mouse series is Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse: Lost in Lands of Long Ago. The cover sports a menacing Peg-Leg Pete, which surely means shenanigans in store for our intrepid and iconic mouse.

Look for previews sporting even more brontosaurs (none o' that Apatosaurus nonsense here), classic western yarns, and ghosts soon! And, you know the drill—the book is ready for your pre-order here.

Hip Hop Family Tree Vols. 1-2: 1975-1983 Box Set by Ed Piskor - Photoset Preview
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsnew releasesEd Piskor 19 Sep 2014 3:00 PM

"It’s a great story and Piskor tells it immaculately well." – Bill Adler (co-author, Def Jam: The First 25 Years of the Last Great Record Label)

"In Ed Piskor’s Hip Hop Family Tree, readers get to experience the origins of rap music in a way like never before; they get to live it. They get to walk the streets of New York City, where in rented performance rooms with cobbled-together gear pioneers like DJ Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa, and Grandmaster Flash birthed a new art form." – Comics Alliance

"An avid lover of hip-hop music and superhero comic books from a young age, Ed Piskor has combined his two passions to create a remarkable reading experience…Hip Hop Family Tree imagines real-world events through the filter of 1980s Marvel Comics, bringing hip-hop visionaries to the page in a style that exaggerates their energy and style to capture the intensity of the music without having the beats." – AV Club

"The amount of research and history Piskor packs into this book is mind boggling." – Huffington Post

Hip Hop Family Tree Vols. 1-2: 1975-1983 Box Set
by Ed Piskor

248-page full color 9.125” x 13.25” softcover • $59.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-791-8

Due to arrive in about 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/hiphopbox1

Set to Sea [Softcover Ed.] by Drew Weing - First Look
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsDrew WeingComing Attractions 19 Sep 2014 3:00 PM

Set to Sea [Softcover Ed.] by Drew Weing - Cover

Set to Sea [Softcover Ed.] by Drew Weing - Inside Page

Arrrrrrr, ye scallywags. It seems only appropriate to show off our office copy of Set to Sea today, on International Talk Like a Pirate Day. For those of you who weren't at SPX to see these in person, here is our first look at a hard copy. In one panel, a deep, dark sky with its smattering of stars 

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