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SXSW Trouble Alert: Danny Bland reading in Austin
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under eventsDanny Bland 7 Mar 2014 4:33 PM

 

Danny

Just in time for SXSW, Danny Bland will be appearing at Hole in the Wall in Austin, Texas. He'll be reading a few chapters from his book In Case We Die on Saturday, March 15th at 8:30pm. Hole in the Wall is located on the main drag next to the University of Texas (2538 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705) and is a tiny gem in the town. So pull up a bar set, take a long pull from your Corona and relish in the deep gravely voice of a man who has seen the end of things.

In Case We Die

 



Judgment Day and Other Stories by Joe Orlando, Al Feldstein et al. (EC Comics Library) - First Look
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Joe OrlandoEC ComicsComing AttractionsAl Feldstein 7 Mar 2014 12:12 PM

Judgment Day cover photo

Judgment Day pages photo

Judgment Day approacheth! Our next EC Comics Library volume collects science fiction stories deftly illustrated by Joe Orlando (who went on to some renown one step up the alphabet at DC Comics) and scripted by the mighty Al Feldstein (sometimes from Ray Bradbury stories). Beyond the usual robots, spaceships, aliens, time travel, horrible death, and ironic reversals we all love so much, there are two items of particular historical note in this volume: the groundbreaking, taboo-busting title story, and EC's only serialized tales, the "Adam Link" adaptations.

Don't wait until our alien overlords return to judge us: read the former story, plus two others, and reserve your copy for delivery in May, right here.

Kickstarter: Marching Right Along
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under Kickstarter 6 Mar 2014 5:40 PM

Thank You

The rewards are rolling out as the books are rolling in this fine March! (THAT NEW PEANUTS BOOK!) Cards have been mailed! Stickers printed! Albums are currently being jammed to across the country! Prints are being framed and put on your wall! One lucky cartoonist spent the last week at SAW's Dash Shaw comics workshop! Human and animal portraits alike have almost all been sent out!

Portraits

Jason Sacks of Comics Bulletin ransacked our warehouse a few weeks ago during his shopping spree, he could carry A LOT.

Jason Sacks

FBI Mini Comics have been sent out to comic book stores, libraries and backers!

FBI minis

Employees and Gary Panter are painting the Custom Chucks for those of you with that reward. Here we model our own shoes and the ones Panter was sent. Are your feet actually that big or do you just want as much canvas as possible to be painted by Panter? Clever!

Chucks

We even taught Eric Reynolds how to SHAPE SHIFT for you.

Wanda

Okay, that might just be One-Eyed Wanda, office dog at her command station. Check out the sweet indicia featuring some of your NAMES (one of the rewards). The books start hitting stores in the next few weeks so get ready to impress the hell outta that niece or nephew.

Indicia

Some of the rewards have taken longer than anticipated for example, shirt printing (ordered!), Kim Thompson Memo Zine (it's gotta be right!), Spiegelman prints and the Love & Rockets Card poster (given it's thickness and largeness we needed some sturdier boxes, no jokes). We'll try to keep you updated as much as possible. We appreciate your patience as we get these rewards out as fast as possible while still putting together & printing all the books you love so much. We're also getting to your messages and yes, of course, if you move to a new place, city, etc. send us your new address! The FALL 2014 Catalog is also out now as well so get excited! Thank you again, all three thousand of you.

Fall 2014

(pardon the EC-worthy style pun up top)

The Complete Peanuts 1991-1992 (Vol. 21) by Charles M. Schulz - First Look
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under PeanutsComing AttractionsCharles M Schulz 6 Mar 2014 12:04 PM

The Complete Peanuts 1991-1992 cover photo

The Complete Peanuts 1991-1992 pages photo

Happiness is a new Peanuts book on my desk! Here's a just-delivered advance copy of The Complete Peanuts 1991-1992 by Charles M. Schulz — Vol. 21 in the series. Marcie on the cover, two full years of daily and Sunday strips in crisp black and white inside, an introduction by Tom Tomorrow, and those thoughtful design touches by Seth that make these books so inviting... ahhh. Don't you just want to hug it?

If you missed it, we shared the first month of strips for free, and we're taking pre-orders for delivery in May — get all the info and take action right here.

Tony Millionaire at Fantagraphics Bookstore this Saturday!
Written by Larry Reid | Filed under Tony MillionairerockFantagraphics Bookstoreeventsart shows 6 Mar 2014 11:35 AM

Sock Monkey postcard

Join us on Saturday, March 8, at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery as we celebrate the publication of Tony Millionaire's Sock Monkey Treasury with an art exhibition, book signing, and music concert.

Tony Millionaire's Sock Monkey is one of the great all-ages comics of the new millennium. The precocious sock monkey Uncle Gabby and his innocent pal Mr. Crow are the heroes of this endearing new collection. Millionaire will also sign copies of his latest strip collection Green Eggs and Maakies, blending vaudeville-style humor and a breathtakingly beautiful line that recalls the glory days of the American comic strip.

The festive show on Saturday, March 8, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM features 15 original Millionaire drawings and music by Ashley Eriksson. As a child in Los Angeles, Eriksson sang on the Ren and Stimpy Christmas Album; as an adult she sings "Island Song," the closing credits for Cartoon Network's cult-sensation Adventure Time. On Saturday she’ll sing from her recent K Records release Colours.

This event coincides with the lively Georgetown Art Attack featuring visual and performing arts presentations throughout the historic district. Don’t miss this chance to meet one of the truly extraordinary artists of our time.

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is located at 1201 S. Vale Street, just minutes south of downtown Seattle. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM. Phone 206.658.0110.

Sock Monkey TreasuryTony Millionaire

Green Eggs and Maakies

 

Dungeon Quest continues on the comiXology path
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under Joe Dalydigital comicscomiXology 5 Mar 2014 3:37 PM

Dungeon Quest #3

comiXology gets crazier as Dungeon Quest rolls on (and rolls another one). The serialized and digitized fun continues from pages of Joe Daly's full graphic novel Dungeon Quest: Book Two Issue #3. The gang forages for food and finds a little more than they bargained for: some new drugs! What friendships will deepen or be forever ruined by this new quest into the landscape of altered perceptions? Get the next installment for only $1.99 today!

"If you can laugh at your obsession while still poring over weapon and armor upgrades, the Dungeon Quest series should be on your couch next to the game manual and open laptop. . .It's absurd, engrossing, very adult, and pitch perfect." -Alex Carr, Shelfari 

Dungeon Quest hog
 
 
Tony Millionaire to appear at Portland's Floating World
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under Tony Millionaireevents 5 Mar 2014 2:46 PM
Sock Monkey in Portland
The Tony Millionaire will be hitching a bus, elephant or small jet to Portland this weekend after the signing at the Fantagraphics Bookstore and Gallery to make an appearance at Floating World Comics in Portland, Oregon! From 6 to 8pm this Sunday, March 9th you can have the newest Sock Monkey Treasury book signed to you and your own Sock Monkey-lovin' kiddos. Maakies fiends, be sure to bring a copy of your own or grab one from Floating World (Green Eggs and Maakies being the latest). Come one, come all!
Sock Monkey Treasure
March 9th, 6-8pm 
Floating World Comics
400 NW Couch Street
Portland, Oregon
503.241.0227 
Thanks, Rob Delaney!
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Tony Millionaire 5 Mar 2014 11:33 AM

Today in exciting plugs for our books by admirable famous people, hilarious comedian/author/Twitter superstar Rob Delaney joins the likes of Conan O'Brien, Elvis Costello, John Hodgman, and others in endorsing Tony Millionaire, and specifically his new book Sock Monkey Treasury:

Introducing Fantagraphics' Fall 2014 Books
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Coming Attractions 5 Mar 2014 10:32 AM

Fantagraphics Fall 2014 Catalog

Behold: the future! Our catalog for titles from September through the end of the year is out and details are leaking into the infosphere, so we're opening the floodgates and giving you the complete rundown.

The headliner is, of course, the massive, no-holds-barred Complete Zap Comix box set, which is still currently evolving in format — stay tuned! Fall will be a banner season for Peanuts and Disney fans, with a bounty of new volumes and fun, attractive new packages of old favorites. We welcome Lucy Knisley, Dylan Horrocks, and the Massive gay manga phenomenon to the Fantagraphics fold this season, and bring back stalwarts like the Hernandez brothers, Wilfred Santiago, Dash Shaw, Marguerite Van Cook & James Romberger, Richard Sala, Jordan Crane, Hans Rickheit, and Max. We also have new editions and packages of some contemporary favorites. Beloved classics series continue, with new volumes of Nancy (along with the long-awaited How to Read Nancy), Prince Valiant, and The EC Comics Library, along with a major Basil Wolverton collection/bio. And it wouldn't be Fantagraphics without a couple of curveballs: a collection of jazz photography and our very first (non-vispo) poetry book! Plus, as they say, more.

All of these titles are now listed on our website — peruse our 2014 Releases category for all the listings with the most up-to-date information and pre-order links as they become available. Read/download a digital version of our print catalog for some additional info bits and sneak-peek artwork (keeping in mind that all product data and imagery is preliminary and subject to change).

New Comics Day 3.5.14
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under New Comics DayJohn LineyInio AsanoGlenn Bray 4 Mar 2014 12:35 PM
This week's comic shop shipment is slated to include the following new titles. Read on to see what comics-blog commentators and web-savvy comic shops are saying about them (more to be added as they appear), check out our previews at the links, and contact your local shop to confirm availability.
Henry Speaks for Himself
Henry Speaks for Himself
by John Liney (Henry created by Carl Anderson)
Edited by David Tosh

160-page full-color 7.6" x 10.45" softcover • $24.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-733-8

Written and drawn by John Liney between 1946 and 1961, these stories prove Henry to be a combination of Dennis the Menace and Little Lulu, getting into and out of jams, in these marvelously antic, off-kilter, and occasionally downright surreal stories. Perfect for young and old alike.
 

296-page black & white 7" x 9.5" hardcover • $29.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-583-9

"Inio Asano is one of the best new manga creators, hands down." - Shaenon Garrity, About.com

"Inio Asano is one of the great emerging voices in manga... [Nijigahara Holograph] is guaranteed to be one of the books of the year, and should help cement Asano's reputation." - ComicsAlliance
Blighted EYe

The Blighted Eye: Original Comic Art from the Glenn Bray Collection
by various artists

410-page full-color 10.5" x 12" hardcover • $100.00
ISBN: 978-1-60699-695-9

"Glenn's fabulous collection and the stories that go with it is the kinda stuff you can't make up." - Jaime Hernandez

"Glenn Bray is the Great Curator of brilliant, overlooked pop culture, and this wild book is an eye-popping treasure for us all." - Matt Groening