|Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under wallpapers, meta||1 Feb 2008 1:12 PM|
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Important news for our overseas customers: since the U.S. Postal Service no longer offers Surface Mail to international addresses, we can no longer offer this service to our customers. We looked far and wide to find the most affordable alternative, and effective immediately, our standard shipping option for most orders to addresses outside North America will be Global Mail, a service of DHL. Delivery times for this service are in the 2-3 week range. (The smallest and largest orders will be sent Air Mail.)
We have also reconfigured our international Air Mail shipping charges, and we're happy to say that in some cases they are lower than before!
See our Shipping Charges & Information page for all the new charges.
For 20/20 Club members, this unfortunately means that we can no longer offer free shipping outside the U.S. However, we still want to be able to offer you a good deal on shipping, so effective immediately we will be offering 50% OFF our regular international rates for 20/20 Club members. We've crunched the numbers and by offering 50% off the regular rates we are able to provide you with roughly the same amount of savings as you would get with free Surface Mail shipping, with the advantage that you'll receive your order much sooner!
Tom Spurgeon over at the Comics Reporter beat me to the punch a bit on this, but yes, our new website features artist interviews in various formats for your reading, listening, and watching enjoyment. Our brand-newest addition is Gary Groth's interview with Paul Hornschemeier from Mome Vol. 1, reprinted here on the website in its entirety! And yes, we will be adding EVERY Mome interview to the website over the next few weeks -- stay tuned right here for announcements as each one goes live.
In the meantime, you can catch up on what's already there, including some classic vintage Comics Journal interviews with Peter Bagge, Los Bros. Hernandez, and Jim Woodring, all in downloadable PDF format. (Follow those links to the download pages).
It's Friday, which means it's time for a new installment of Steven Weissman's "Chocolate Cheeks" chapter in his ongoing Yikes! stories! Check back every week for the newest adventure of Li'l Bloody, Sweet Chubby Cheeks and the whole gang.
Our new and soon-to-be-expanded Online Comics section is totally FREE and available ONLY to registered, logged-in Fantagraphics.com users... yet another great reason to sign up if you haven't already! Coming soon: Martin Kellerman's Rocky.
What says romance more than comics? If there is anything, we don't want to know about it. Woo your sweetie this Valentine's Day with our hand-picked selection of romantic and/or erotic books. From classic romance comics to cutting-edge erotica, from sweet to twisted, these comics are fluent in the many dialects of love.
Avatars... icons... whatever you want to call 'em, we've got a whole mess of 'em that you can save and use to represent yourself in all of your social networking, instant messaging, blogging, and other online endeavors, all right here on this page. From Blecky to Stinky to Zippy... Frank to Fritz to Fantomah... and we're happy to take your suggestions for more, so leave a comment if your favorite character or book isn't represented!
Have you ever wanted Dan Pussey on your computer screen?
Or Buddy Bradley?
Or maybe naked Hector's more your speed?
We've put together a selection of 17 downloadable desktop wallpapers in a variety of sizes for your monitor-enhancing enjoyment, and we'll be adding more as time goes on. Leave a comment here if you have any requests!
Finally, all of our Fantagraphics-related events, at the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery and beyond, are listed in one place! Our Events page shows you everything coming up on our calendar, from exhibit openings to book signings to conventions to workshops and lectures and more. You can view them by type or location, and each listing contains all the relevant details you need -- even Google Maps links! Our front page lists the two most imminent events, and the "more events" link takes you to the complete list. There's also an RSS feed to get events announcements and news via Flog, the Fantagraphics Blog.
Presenting: a chance to win prizes! A way to familiarize yourself with the new Fantagraphics.com website! A fun time-waster! Everyone who's registered on Fantagraphics.com (do it here) has a chance to earn a 20%-off coupon good toward any online order by correctly answering ten Fantagraphics-related trivia questions (all of the answers can be found on Fantagraphics.com), and one randomly-chosen winner will receive a coupon for a whopping 50% off! Contest ends February 15, 2008. For the list of questions and complete rules, make sure you're logged in and then click here (or click "My Account" and select "Win 20% Off!" from our navigation menu at any time). Good luck!
As several folks have already noticed and taken advantage of, you can now leave comments on FLOG. You must be logged in to leave comments, so if you're not registered yet, why not do it right now?
The commenting process itself is fairly self-explanatory. If there's a particularly hot discussion that you want to follow, or if you want to know if anyone responds to your trenchant observation, the comment thread of each and every FLOG post has its very own RSS feed -- the link is right at the top of the Comments section.
At this point we don't have any hard and fast rules about acceptable commenting etiquette, but we do reserve the right to remove comments at our own discretion and block any egregious repeat offenders. Comments of a commercial nature promoting artists and products not affiliated with Fantagraphics will, for the most part, not be tolerated and be treated as spam. That said, we're all pals here, so let's play nice!