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|Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under Tim Lane, Olivier Schrauwen, Marguerite Van Cook, James Romberger, Dash Shaw, art shows||16 Oct 2014 2:01 PM|
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Category >> Marguerite Van Cook
180-page color 8" x 10" hardcover • $29.99
Ships in: November 2014 (subject to change) — Pre-Order Now
Hetty survives the bombing of Portsmouth by the Nazis in World War II, only to learn that her soldier husband — with whom she was in the process of adopting a young daughter — has been killed on the way back home from North Africa. She must then complete the adoption alone. A decade later, she gives birth to a bastard daughter, Marguerite. Now Hetty must go before a tribunal to prove that she is a fit mother — or possibly lose both her children. From there, The Late Child and Other Animals tells the story of little Marguerite's childhood in the recovering British naval port and the rural beauty of the Isle of Wight and in Normandy, France. The journeys and struggles over decades of this mother and daughter are linked in five episodes that veer between lyricism, wry wit, and harrowing suspense.
The Late Child and Other Animals is an original graphic novel, a generational autobiography written by legendary punk diva and award-winning poet Marguerite Van Cook, adapted by artist James Romberger, the creator of the Eisner-nominated Post York. The team of Romberger and Van Cook is also responsible for the adaptation and art of 7 Miles a Second, their critically acclaimed graphic memoir collaboration with the late multimedia artist and AIDS activist, David Wojnarowicz.
In the opening pages of The Late Child and Other Animals, a new biographical memoir out from acclaimed artists and powerhouse duo Marguerite Van Cook and James Romberger, Van Cook's mother Hetty navigates the ruins of Portsmouth, where Nazi bombings have destroyed buildings and started fires. Meanwhile, her husband Fred—with whom she has decided to adopt a child—is stationed somewhere in North Africa.
You can read and download the full 17-page (10.2 MB) excerpt here. We'll have more previews soon, but in the meantime, our presale is up and ready to take your orders.
A year following their collaboration on the critically acclaimed biography 7 Miles A Second, Marguerite Van Cook and James Romberger are back with The Late Child and Other Animals. This autobiographical work follows the story of Van Cook's mother, Hetty, through World War II, the loss of her husband, the adoption of her first daughter, and then the birth of Marguerite as a bastard child.
We are so pleased to unveil the final cover design for this personal, coming-of-age memoir. Keep your eyes peeled for more upcoming previews, and we've got the book ready for pre-order here.
Earlier this week, we posted a list of books with LGBTQ themes in honor of Pride Weekend.
Now through Sunday, June 29th, we're offering a sale on those very same books, with both discounts and bundled deals (and, in the case of Wuvable Oaf [edit: and MASSIVE!], beginning pre-orders)! Extend your Pride celebration into next month by picking up a new summer read, completing your Wandering Son collection, or finding the perfect gift for the near, dear, and queer friends in your life.
Julio's Day by Gilbert Hernandez
The life of a man, the span of a century. There is hope and joy, there is bullying and grief, there is war, there is love, there is heartbreak. A standalone masterpiece of elliptical, emotional storytelling from the pages of Love and Rockets, finally completed and collected.
Maggie the Mechanic by Jaime Hernandez
Maggie the Mechanic collects the earliest, punkiest, most heavily sci-fi stories of Maggie and her circle of friends, including best friend and sometimes lover Hopey, bombshell Penny Century, and Maggie's weird mentor Izzy.
No Straight Lines (Softcover) edited by Justin Hall
The first definitive collection of the world's greatest LGBT comics. These smart, funny, and profound works provide an uncensored window into four decades of queer culture.
Small Favors Vol. 1 by Colleen Coover
Featuring comicdom's most treasured girl-lovin' girls, this 128-page softcover collects the first four issues of the surprise hit erotic comic of 2001, plus a bunch of bonus art and previously-unseen strips!
The Heart of Thomas + A Drunken Dream by Moto Hagio
A collection of 10 short stories spanning four decades and a shōjo masterpiece, both in English for the first time by one of Japan’s most influential and critically lauded comics innovators.
Wandering Son Vols. 4-6 by Shimura Takako
Love is in the air. In junior high, the simple friendships of childhood develop into the complex, tense relationships of adolescence — and it's even more complicated when coping with the knotty issue of gender identification.
7 Miles a Second + Bread & Wine Memoir Set
Two vastly different comic memoirs, both emotionally charged and compelling in their own ways. Now together in one discounted bundle!
Wuvable Oaf by Ed Luce [Pre-Order]
Oaf is a large, scary-looking ex-wrestler living in San Francisco with a posse of adorable kitties. He is on a quest to find love in the big city and has set his sights on Eiffel, the lead singer of the grindcore band Ejaculoid. Expected to ship in early spring 2015!
Massive: Gay Erotic Manga and the Men Who Make It [Pre-Order]
Big, burly, lascivious, and soft around the edges: welcome to the hyper-masculine world of Japanese gay comics. The first English-language anthology of its kind: a collection of manga from the most talented and influential artists in the gei komi genre. Expected to ship later this fall!
We're very pleased to have had three books chosen by the American Library Association's GLBT Round Table for their two honors lists this year. 7 Miles a Second by David Wojnarowicz, James Romberger, and Marguerite Van Cook and Julio's Day by Gilbert Hernandez were both named to the 2014 Over the Rainbow List of recommended books for adult readers in the Graphic Narrative category, and Wandering Son Vol. 4 by Shimura Takako was chosen for the 2014 Rainbow List of recommended reading for younger readers under Graphic Novels. (This is the third year in a row on the list for the Wandering Son series.)
Congratulations to all the honorees!
Fantagraphics is excited to be attending the 2013 MoCCA Arts Festival on Saturday, April 6th and Sunday, April 7th at the Lexington Avenue Armory in New York City!
We've got so many beautiful debuts in store for you -- in very limited quantities, so make our table your first stop:
• 50 Girls 50 and Other Stories (The EC Comics Library) illustrated by Al Williamson et al.; written by Al Feldstein et al.
• 'Tain't the Meat... It's the Humanity! and Other Stories (The EC Comics Library) illustrated by Jack Davis; written by Al Feldstein
• Bread & Wine by Samuel R. Delany and Mia Wolff (UPDATE: A slight delay at the printer means this will miss the festival. Sorry!)
And get those beauties signed by your favorite artists!
You can also join Bill Griffith for a panel on Saturday:
Saturday, April 6th // 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Where will all these wonderful books and artists be, you might be wondering? Why, tables B64, B65, C80, C81 -- right in front as you walk through the main entrance! (See a bigger version of this map here.) Our PR/Marketing duo of Jacq & Jen will be happy to see you at MoCCA!