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Jim by Jim Woodring - Photoset Preview
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under new releasesJim Woodring 1 Aug 2014 4:00 PM

"[This] material…exploded the idea of autobiographical or journalistic comics… What Woodring did better than anyone was promote the idea that the subconscious, the imaginary, and the dreamtime state were perfectly valid terrains for autobiographical exploration… Plus, it’s great comedy." –Joe McCulloch

"I don’t really have adequate language to describe it." –Alan Moore

"Woodring is a cartoonist of frightening power…" –ComicsAlliance

Jim
by Jim Woodring

224-page black & white/color 7.75” x 11” hardcover • $29.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-752-9

Due to arrive in about 2-4 weeks. Click the thumbnails for larger versions; get more info, see more previews and pre-order your copy here:

http://www.fantagraphics.com/jim

The Lonesome Go by Tim Lane - First Look
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under Tim LaneComing Attractions 1 Aug 2014 12:00 PM

The Lonesome Go by Tim Lane - Cover

The Lonesome Go by Tim Lane - Inside Page

The Lonesome Go by Tim Lane - Cover

Train-hoppers, hitchhikers, drunken bar fights, clowns, amnesia, abandoned amusement parks—these are just a few examples of the myriad gritty and poignant imagery to be found between the covers of Tim Lane's new book, The Lonesome Go. This hefty, 296-page behemoth has landed on our desks, leaving us feeling both somewhat nostalgic for and perturbed by these stories, mythologies, and symbols, which shine a glaring light into the seedy underbelly of America.

Read our 22-page (12.9 MB) downloadable excerpt here, preferably with a steaming mug of cheap, truckstop diner coffee. The Lonesome Go should be out by October 2014, and we'll have more previews coming soon!

The Complete Zap Comix - Cover Uncovered
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under ZapVictor MoscosoSpain RodriguezS Clay WilsonRobert WilliamsRobert CrumbRick GriffinGilbert SheltonComing Attractions 1 Aug 2014 9:00 AM

The Complete Zap Comix - 3D

The Complete Zap Comix - Cover

This deluxe, lovingly-designed slipcase is for The Complete Zap Comix, and we are incredibly excited to be able to show you this first glimpse of what the final product will look like. The comprehensive collection will include every single issue and cover of Zap produced, as well as the unpublished 17th issue and the mini comic jam Zam—a deservedly luxurious homage to the vanguard of underground comics artists of our time.

Keep your eyeballs peeled for more updates and previews in the coming weeks. We anticipate this set to be in stores by October. For now, the pre-sale is finally set up and ready to take your order!

Doctors by Dash Shaw - First Look
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under Dash ShawComing Attractions 31 Jul 2014 2:30 PM

Doctors by Dash Shaw - Cover

Doctors by Dash Shaw - Inside Page

Doctors is in the house! That is, advance copies of the newest graphic novel out by Dash Shaw have arrived at our office. The premise: doctors have developed a medical device—dubbed the Charon—that can lift recently-dead patients out of their self-created afterlife and revive them. For those who can afford the expensive procedure, it can be an irresistible attempt to cheat death.

This tautly crafted story spans just 96 pages, and it is as much about the interpersonal relationships that develop between doctor and patient during this traumatic procedure as it is about exploring the concepts—and subsequent repercussions—of reviving the dead.

You can download and read our 10-page (14.8 MB) excerpt here, and we'll have more previews in the following weeks. Doctors is available on presale, with an expected arrival date of early October 2014.

Film Noir 101 by Mark Fertig - Photoset Preview
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsnew releasesMark Fertig 31 Jul 2014 2:00 PM

Collecting 101 noir movie posters of, arguably, the greatest noir films ever made in the genre (including classics The Maltese Falcon, Laura, and Double Indemnity). Reproduced in a stunningly designed, oversized format that shows off the spectacular visual elan of Hollywood movie posters at their best, the book is not only a stunning showcase of film noir art, but also establishes the crucial films and identifies their key characteristics, with critical commentary on each film by editor and scholar Mark Fertig. This is an ideal handbook for noir rookies, a valuable resource for old-hats, and a visual feast for fans of film noir and American entertainment art.

Film Noir 101: The 101 Best Film Noir Posters from the 1940s-1950s
by Mark Fertig

144-page full color 10.75” x 14.25” hardcover • $35.00
ISBN: 978-1-60699-759-8

Due to arrive in about 1 week. Click the thumbnails for larger versions; get more info, see more previews and pre-order your copy here:

http://www.fantagraphics.com/filmnoir101

Heroes of the Comics by Drew Friedman - Photoset Preview
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsnew releasesDrew Friedman 31 Jul 2014 7:30 AM

"For those of you who weren’t lucky enough to meet the mad geniuses who created comics, Drew Friedman’s art gives you the best chance you’re going to have to see them through their smiles, the eyes that dreamed up fantastic worlds, and to get a hint of the lives they led." –Paul Levitz

"When Drew Friedman does something, you know it is much better than merely excellent. Here he salutes the pioneers, masterminds, and geniuses of a graphic form that delighted, excited, and scared the hell out of us. And we were enthralled by every panel." –Arnold Roth

"I am a cockeyed fan of the astonishingly wonderful artist/caricaturist Drew Friedman and his merciless honesty. It has been delightful to watch Friedman chase Hogarth, Kley, Nast, and them guys over the hill. He is to art what Guernica was to human observation." –Harlan Ellison

Heroes of the Comics: Portraits of the Legends of Comic Books
by Drew Friedman

184-page full color 9” x 12” hardcover • $34.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-731-4

Due to arrive in about 1 week. Click the thumbnails for larger versions; get more info, see more previews and pre-order your copy here:

http://www.fantagraphics.com/heroesofthecomics

Supertrash by Jacques Boyreau - Cover Uncovered
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsJacques BoyreauComing Attractions 30 Jul 2014 5:30 PM

Supertrash by Jacques Boyreau - Cover

Equal parts curated trash-culture imagery and multimedia collage—interspersed with exposition on the relationship between art and trash—the 220-page, full-color SuperTrash is an assault on the senses. This new title by Jacques Boyreau, a sequel to his 2002 work, Trash: The Graphic Genius of Xploitation Movie Posters, delves into the gonzo archives of 20th century design to seek out and dissect the co-dependencies of art and trash.

Available for pre-order now, and expected to arrive in a few months' time. Look for additional previews in the coming weeks!

In a Glass Grotesquely by Richard Sala - Cover Uncovered
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under Richard SalaComing Attractions 30 Jul 2014 3:00 PM

In a Glass Grotesquely by Richard Sala - Cover

We're pleased to unveil the final cover art for a new collection of related short stories from Richard SalaIn a Glass Grotesquely features the antics, plots, and twists of the mysteriously masked, diabolical villain only known as Super-Enigmatix and his loyal army of female commandos. The stories are drawn in Sala's signature cheerfully vivid watercolors and filled with his equally cheerful dark tongue-in-cheek humor.

What chaos will the dastardly Super-Enigmatix unleash upon the world? More previews forthcoming! In a Glass Grotesquely is available for pre-order in the meantime.

Wandering Son Vol. 7 by Shimura Takako - Photoset Preview
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under Wandering SonShimura Takakonew releasesmanga 30 Jul 2014 12:15 PM

Shimura Takako's groundbreaking, critically acclaimed, and beloved series continues to explore gender identity among its cast of middle school students.

"It's a very sweet manga with realistic characters—no dead parents or crazy teachers, just ordinary, loving families and supportive friends. This manga is...worth every penny." – Brigid Alverson, MTV.com

Wandering Son (Hourou Musuko / 放浪息子) Vol. 7
by Shimura Takako

220-page black & white (with some color) 7" x 9.5" hardcover • $24.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-750-5

Due to arrive in about 1 week. Click the thumbnails for larger versions; get more info, see more previews and pre-order your copy here:

http://www.fantagraphics.com/wanderingson7

The Lonesome Go by Tim Lane - Excerpt
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under Tim LanepreviewsComing Attractions 29 Jul 2014 2:00 PM

Tied loosely together by the experience of wandering, the collection of short stories in The Lonesome Go represents Tim Lane's continued exploration of "existential Americana." And the richly-drawn, detailed pages invite contemplation, rereading, and a wandering experience for the reader as well.

In our 22-page downloadable excerpt (12.9 MB), we are introduced to a bleakly introspective train passenger, a fourteen-year-old train hopper, and an unexpected, unwelcome Christmas guest. Read on, and perhaps wander over to our presale afterwards. We are expecting an early October 2014 release, with more previews on the way until then!

The Lonesome Go by Tim Lane - Cover

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