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Dorfler by Jeremy Baum - Excerpt
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under Jeremy BaumexcerptDörfler 30 Apr 2015 4:42 PM

Dörfler

An 8-page downloadable excerpt of the upcoming release Dörfler is now available for your reading pleasure. Get a glimpse of the dreamy art and dystopian landscapes. Stay tuned for more pre-sale information.

 

 

 

This Week's Press Highlights
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under The KurdlesSam Zabel and the Magic PenRobert Goodinpress highlightsJosh SimmonsInvitation to OpennessHarvey KurtzmanBlack RiverAngry Youth Comix 30 Apr 2015 3:30 PM
Fantagraphics Books and artists have been featured in Rolling Stone, Playboy, The Atlantic, Boing Boing and more this week. Check out some selections below.

“After reading Josh Simmons' Black River I had to read Cormac McCarthy's The Road and watch Requiem for a Dream to cheer myself up.”
Read More at Boing Boing

“Simmons renders his tale in a blunt, almost primitive visual style; the ink-drenched darkness mirrors the unrelenting blackness of his vision.”
Booklist, May 15, 2015 print magazine
 

Praise for Harvey Kurtzman: The Man Who Created MAD and Revolutionized Humor in America

“Is revolutionized too strong? No way. Kurtzman was, in the words of Art Spiegelman, “a goddamn national treasure.”
Playboy, Book of the Month, May 2015 print edition

“The unsung genius of modern satire”
Rolling Stone magazine, May 7, 2015 print edition 

“Exhaustively researched.”
Read more at The Atlantic


"The Kurdles is a story for all ages with plenty of fun, weirdness and childhood innocence that captivates your imagination and jolts you with some of that nostalgic wonderment that made childhood so grand." 

"Goodin fills each panel with cinematic, hand-painted scenes that, while certainly for kids, are slightly eerie."
—Booklist, May 15, 2015 print magazine


"ANGRY YOUTH COMIX is an incredibly successful comic."
Read more at This Is Infamous


“The biggest stars in black music have been gathered together in this very handsomely designed and informative coffee table book… adept at vividly capturing musicians and political figures in revealing off the cuff moments”
Review of Invitation to Openness: The Jazz & Soul Photography of Les McCann 1960-1980 in JAZZ WISE (UK) April 2015 print magazine 


“A triumphant comeback.” 
Review of Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen by Dylan Horrocks 
in Knack Focus print magazine (Belgium) 











































New Comics Wednesday: The Kurdles by Robert Goodin
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under The KurdlesRobert Goodinnew comics wednesday 29 Apr 2015 11:00 AM

The Kurdles 

The Kurdles by Robert Goodin

60-page full color 8.75" x 12" hardcover 

$24.99 | 978-1-60699-832-8 

 

In the spirit of Hergé's Tintin or Carl Barks' Uncle ScroogeThe Kurdles is an all-ages comic spiced up with a teaspoon of strange. Sally is a teddy bear who gets separated from her owner while on a drive in the country. Desperate to find her way home, she stumbles upon Kurdleton, home to a most peculiar group of characters in the midst of a crisis; their forest house has grown hair, eyes, and a mouth! The creatures work with their new friend to keep Kurdleton from growing legs and running away! Goodin, an animation industry veteran (American Dad, Rugrats), delivers a timeless classic in his debut graphic novel, introducing an unforgettable and charming cast of characters. Printed in an oversized format to showcase Goodin's stunning, hand-painted artwork, The Kurdles will capture the imagination of both parents and children. 

In comic book shops now! Click here to find a store near you and confirm availability.

This Week's Press Highlights
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under The New Yorkerpress highlightsLove BunglersLos Angeles Times book prizeJosh SimmonsJaime HernandezHollywood ReporterGary GrothEisner AwardsDaniel ClowesComplete EightballBlack River 23 Apr 2015 10:44 AM
“Daniel Clowes is…widely considered a one-man embodiment of nineties cool.” – Françoise Mouly and Mina Kaneko, The New Yorker
Read more at The New Yorker

Jaime Hernandez, “one of Southern California’s signature artists,” was awarded the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for his graphic novel “The Love Bunglers”.
Read more at the Los Angeles Times  

“The nominations for the 2015 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards have been announced, with Marvel Entertainment, DC Entertainment and indie publisher Fantagraphics each receiving 18 nods across the board.”
Read more at the Hollywood Reporter

“The undisputed king of the comic publishing industry, Gary Groth, talks about the flight path of Fantagraphics.”
Watch here on the Seattle Channel Art Zone 

“With all the jailhouse craziness that ensues, Simmons is a careful artist. He has a deft way of creating just the right amount of detail to evoke a landscape or a town that has been left in ruins.”
Read more at Comics Grinder



Dörfler by Jeremy Baum - Cover Uncovered
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsJeremy BaumDörflerDorflercover uncoveredComing Attractions 23 Apr 2015 1:00 AM

Dorfler

Today we’re sharing the final cover for Dörfler , the debut graphic novel from Jeremy Baum. Dörfler is set in a dystopian world where memories have become weaponized tools of the totalitarian police state.  The story unfolds across multiple dimensions of time and space, amidst a backdrop of beauty and decay in two very different landscapes. Two lovers wander the Northern Mountains, ancient lands where inter-dimensional creatures roam and electronic technology has been rendered inoperable. A woman in the city is on a mission for revenge against the government that subjects its citizens to cruel experiments.

Stay tuned to the Flog for coming posts that will reveal more art and story. The book is also available for pre-order now.



New Comics Wednesday: Harvey Kurtzman: The Man Who Created MAD and Revolutionized Humor in America
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under new comics wednesdayMad magazineHarvey KurtzmanBill Schelly 22 Apr 2015 5:02 PM

 Harvey Kurtzman

This week’s comic shop shipment is slated to include Harvey Kurtzman: The Man Who Created MAD and Revolutionized Humor in America by Bill Schelly.   

644-page 6" x 9" Hardcover 

$34.99 | 978-1-60699-761-1 

Harvey Kurtzman created MAD, and MAD revolutionized humor in America. Kurtzman's groundwork as the original editor, artist, and sole writer of MAD provided the foundation for one of the greatest publishing successes of the 20th century. But how did Kurtzman invent MAD, and why did he leave it shortly after it burst nova-like onto the American scene? Bill Schelly's heavily researched biography finally and fully answers these question for the first time. Through fresh interviews with Kurtzman's colleagues, friends and family, including Hugh Hefner, Al Feldstein, James Warren, R. Crumb, Jack Davis, Gilbert Shelton, and many others, and an examination of Kurtzman's personal archives, this book tells the true story of one of the 20th century's greatest humorists. His family life, an FBI investigation during the McCarthy Era, his legal battles with William M. Gaines (publisher of MAD), all are revealed for the first time. Rich with anecdotes, from Kurtzman's Brooklyn beginnings to his post-MAD years, when his ceaseless creativity produced more innovations: new magazines, a graphic novel, and "Little Annie Fanny" in Playboy.  

Contact your local shop to confirm availability. 

Grave Business by Graham Ingels Excerpt
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under grave businessGraham IngelsexcerptEC Comics 22 Apr 2015 3:23 PM
Attention boys and ghouls: you may now peruse a 36-page downloadable excerpt of Grave Business, illustrated by "Ghastly" Graham Ingels' comics, if you dare. Ingels delivers a shock to readers with his grisly depictions —leavened only by a sly wink to the reader and a generous dose of dreadful puns.
 
Ingels' brushwork oozes ominously across every panel, perfectly setting the mood for the shudder-inducing fates of such corrupt characters as the sadistic asylum director, the political candidate who murders his opponent, the ventriloquist with the homicidal "dummy," the millionaire who persecutes an aged junkman, and the medieval duke who runs over a young boy with his carriage then taxes the peasants to pay for cleaning up his victim's blood.
 
Like every book in the Fantagraphics' EC line, Grave Business and Other Stories superbly showcases these classic comic book masterpieces and enhances the reader's experience with commentary and historical and biographical detail from EC experts. You can pre-order your copy now.
 
 Grave Business
Nominees Announced for 2015 Eisner Awards
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under Untagged  21 Apr 2015 10:00 PM
"Among publishers, DC, Marvel, and Fantagraphics top the list with the most nominations. DC and Vertigo/DC have 14 plus 4 shared. Marvel can boast 12 nominations plus 6 shared. Fantagraphics’ 15 nominations include 3 in the Graphic Album–Reprint category and 6 in the two archival categories. " Read more at Comic-Con.


Best Anthology
Massive 
edited by Ann Ishii, Chip Kidd, & Graham Kolbeins 


Best Reality-Based Work
Hip Hop Family Tree Vol.2 
by Ed Piskor 

Best Graphic Album—Reprint

How To Be Happy 
by Eleanor Davis
 
  
by Jim Woodring 
 
Sock Monkey
by Tony Millionaire 


Best Archival Collection/Project—Strips (at least 20 years old)
Pogo
by Walt Kelly, edited by Carolyn Kelly & Eric Reynolds 
 
Mickey Mouse
by Floyd Gottfredson, edited by David Gerstein & Gary Groth 


Best Archival Collection/Project—Comic Books (at least 20 Years Old)
Zap 
edited by Gary Groth, with Mike Catron 
 
 Trail of the Unicorn
by Carl Barks, edited by Gary Groth 
 
 Son of the Sun
by Don Rosa, edited by David Gerstein 
 
 Witzend
by Wallace Wood et al.,edited by Gary Groth, with Mike Catron 


Best Lettering
 Vapor
Max, Vapor  

Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism
 
TCJ 
edited by Dan Nadel & Timothy Hodler  

Best Comics-Related Book
 Creeping Death
by Greg Sadowski 
 
Best Publication Design 

Zap 

designed by Tony Ong 














SALE: Celebrate 4/20 with 20% off Megahex
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under Simon HanselmannsaleMegahex420 20 Apr 2015 4:20 PM

Megahex

Unlike Megg, make an excellent life decision. Get your favorite occult, stoner comics at a discount. For one day only, you can get 20% off your Megahex order. Sale is on until the witching hour (midnight PST) tonight!

 

Check-ch-check-check-check-ch-check it out
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under Hip Hop Family TreeEd Piskor 20 Apr 2015 2:34 PM
Ad-Rock (Adam Horovitz of the Beastie Boys) with his copy of Hip Hop Family Tree
Ad-Rock 
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