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Doctors by Dash Shaw - Video/Photo Slideshow
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under videopreviewsDash Shaw 21 Aug 2014 8:00 AM

Doctors
by Dash Shaw

96-page color 6" x 8" hardcover • $16.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-803-8

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

This new graphic novel from acclaimed cartoonist Dash Shaw (Bottomless Belly Button, BodyWorld, New School) is his most taut book to date. Dr. Cho is the creator of the Charon, a device that allows his staff to enter a dead patient's afterlife by taking the form of a memory in the patient's consciousness, and bring him or her back to life, with one catch: the experience is traumatic and the process kills them again soon thereafter. But for some bereaved, the opportunity is priceless. So when Bell is killed in a random accident, her daughter hires Dr. Cho's team to bring her back. But what if Bell didn't want to come back? The dying unconsciously create the afterlife they want, or feel they deserve, in their minds before everything fades to black. Isn't that better than the reality, and no less meaningful than life itself? Can unconsciousness coexist with consciousness? Part science-fiction thriller, part family drama, part morality play for the 21st century, and quite possibly Shaw's best book to date.

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In a Glass Grotesquely by Richard Sala - First Look
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under Richard SalaComing Attractions 20 Aug 2014 5:45 PM

In a Glass Grotesquely by Richard Sala - Cover

In a Glass Grotesquely by Richard Sala - Inside Page

Nothing kills one's mood for golf like news of one's children being eaten alive. And by man-eating plants, no less! Keep your loved ones close; Super-Enigmatix is as cold and ruthless as he is cunning, and who knows where he may choose to strike next.

In a Glass Grotesquely collects selected picture stories by Richard Sala, and it is with deep trepidation that we take this first look.

And yet, once open, this book is nigh impossible to put down. Sala's lush, watercolored panels are eye-catchingly beautiful, and his sharp, dark humor is delightfully sinister. We'll have more previews in the next few weeks, before its anticipated November release, and our presale is up—if you dare.

The Ghost of the Grotto, Starring Walt Disney's Donald Duck - Photoset Preview
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsnew releasesDisneyCarl Barks 20 Aug 2014 11:00 AM

"I consider [Carl Barks’ comics] to be the best form of storytelling I’ve read." – Jeff Kinney (Diary of a Wimpy Kid)

"A priceless part of our literary heritage." – George Lucas

The Ghost of the Grotto, Starring Walt Disney’s Donald Duck
by Carl Barks

96-page full color 5.5” x 7.5” softcover • $12.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-779-6

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/ghostofthegrotto

Peanuts Every Sunday 1956-1960 (Vol. 2) by Charles M. Schulz - Excerpt
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsPeanutsComing AttractionsCharles M Schulz 20 Aug 2014 7:30 AM

Snoopy gliding gracefully across frozen ponds, Linus' mad snowfort-building skillz, Charlie Brown's unending kite problems, Lucy's piano-leaning flirting tactics—these strips and more are in our 22-page, 8.3 MB excerpt of Vol. 2 of Peanuts Every Sunday. This collection of full color, full-page Sunday strips by Charles M. Schulz is sure to delight Peanuts fans new and old.

Look for the book to hit bookstores in October. Our presale is up for you to reserve your copy, and make sure to follow our Flog for continued updates and previews!

Peanuts Every Sunday 1956-1960 (Vol. 2) by Charles M. Schulz - Cover

Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck: The Son of the Sun by Don Rosa - Video/Photo Slideshow
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsDon RosaDisneyComing Attractions 20 Aug 2014 7:30 AM

Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck: The Son of the Sun
by Don Rosa

208-page full color 8.5" x 11" hardcover • $29.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-742-0

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

"Great howling crashwagons!" The Richest Duck in the World is back — and so are noisy nephew Donald, wunderkinder Huey, Dewey, and Louie, and rascally richnik Flintheart Glomgold! Because you asked for it, we're proud to present our first complete, chronological book of Duck adventures by contemporary fan favorite Don Rosa — following in the footsteps of Disney legend Carl Barks with an exciting, lovingly detailed visual style all his own! Rosa, among the world’s most beloved modern cartoonists, launched his Barksian career in 1987. Famed for his prizewinning "Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck," Rosa wrote and drew a whopping two decades' worth of ripping Scrooge and Donald yarns! Presented with sparkling color and "extras," these Duckburg epics are getting a definitive, comprehensive North American edition for the very first time — at a price even Scrooge would consider a bargain!

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Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge: The Seven Cities of Gold by Carl Barks - Cover Uncovered
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsDisneyComing AttractionsCarl Barks 19 Aug 2014 3:15 PM

Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge: The Seven Cities of Gold by Carl Barks - Cover

We are pleased to present you with our finalized cover design for Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge: The Seven Cities of Gold!

In a story that inspired Steven Spielberg and George Lucas—both big fans of Carl Barks themselves—with iconic parts of Raiders of the Lost Ark, the titular "The Seven Cities of Gold" has Uncle Scrooge and his kin on the hunt for the fabled Seven Cities of Cibola, said to have streets paved with gold. This and other stories, notes, and cover art make up our newest volume of classic, carefully remastered work by the one and only Carl Barks.

First Look: Tardi's WWI Boxset
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsJacques TardiComing Attractions 19 Aug 2014 2:00 PM

Tardi's WWI Boxset - Cover

Tardi's WWI Boxset - Inside Page

Tardi's WWI Boxset - Inside Page

With this sleek, elegantly minimalistic slipcase design, Jacques Tardi's award-winning Goddamn This War! and It Was the War of the Trenches are beautifully encased in a matte, dark grey boxset that quietly reflects the books' somber, heavy material.

We expect to see Tardi's WWI boxset out in October. Until then, we'll have more juicy previews and unboxing video in the coming weeks. And as per usual, our presale for the boxset is up and raring to go.

Weekly OCD 8.19.14
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under Roberta GregoryOCDMegan Kelsomary fleenerLucy KnisleyJessica AbelEllen ForneyEleanor DavisCarol TylerCarol Swain 19 Aug 2014 11:30 AM

This week's hen's egg clutch of Online Commentaries and Diversions:

Gast by Carol Swain - CoverReview: Gast by Carol Swain

"What’s most impressive about Swain’s story is its quiet nature, and its delicate portrayal of darkness. Instead of going for the obvious and imposing gruesome imagery to match the backdrop of macabre, Swain portrays the setting as a far more subtle place to contain unease, at time bucolic even with the fog of despair that sometimes hangs there." – John Seven, Vermicious

 

How to Be Happy by Eleanor Davis - CoverReview: How to Be Happy by Eleanor Davis

"That's Davis' sensibility. In her roundabout way, she dramatizes not the prospect of happiness, but the promise of it. Her natural territory is found in all the funny and tragic effects of that promise." – Etelka Lehoczky, NPR

Plug: Look who's sitting pretty at number 10 on the NY Times' Best Sellers List this week!

 

Now in Stock: Tales Designed to Thrizzle Vol. 1 [Softcover Ed.] by Michael Kupperman
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under tales designed to thrizzlenew releasesMichael Kupperman 19 Aug 2014 5:00 AM

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

Tales Designed to Thrizzle Vol. 1 [Softcover Ed.] by Michael Kupperman - Cover

Tales Designed to Thrizzle Vol. 1 [Softcover Ed.]
by Michael Kupperman

160-page full color 7" x 9.75" softcover • $22.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-764-2

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Fans and comedy cognoscenti alike, basking devotedly in the glow of Tales Designed to Thrizzle, have made it the smash hit humor comic of the decade. And now the first four issues of Michael Kupperman’s revered series are finally collected into one deluxe hardcover. Even better, Kupperman has taken the original two-color printing and made the entire book full color! These tales are more thrizzling than ever!

What are tales designed to thrizzle? Tales designed to thrizzle are about evil girls and their owls. They are about Jesus’ half-brother Pagus, the Mysterious Avenger, Dick Crazy, scary snakes, delicious bacon, Private Eye Johnny Silhouette, the Silver Knight, Murder She Didn’t Write, the Mannister, the Space Patrol, portraits where the eyes move, Pablo Picasso, sex blimps (and their logical inverse, sex holes), the hot boy band Boybank, soccer joust, Underpants-On-His-Head Man, Hercules the Public Domain Superhero, Cousin Granpa, Mister Bossman, Mark Twain, the silent robot Citobor and, of course, the Thirties.

The stories in Tales Designed to Thrizzle made their debut in 2009 on the Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim program as Snake ’N’ Bacon. The show, a mix of live-action, puppetry and animation, stars David Rakoff (This American Life), Bill Hader (Saturday Night Live), Kristen Schaal (Flight of the Conchords), James Urbaniak (The Venture Brothers), and Dan Bakkedahl (The Daily Show), and is produced by Kupperman, Robert Smigel (SNL, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog), Scott Jacobson (The Daily Show) and Rich Bloomquist (The Daily Show).

The Lost Art of Ah Pook Is Here: a Video Compilation
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under William S BurroughsvideoMalcolm McNeillart 18 Aug 2014 5:00 PM

Malcolm McNeill has put out a video compilation of images from his collaborative work with famed writer William Burroughs, which Fantagraphics published as The Lost Art of Ah Pook Is Here in 2012. Check it out below:

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