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Now in Stock: The Kurdles by Robert Goodin
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under Robert Goodinnew releases 10 Apr 2015 12:00 PM

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The Kurdles by Robert Goodin - Cover

The Kurdles
by Robert Goodin

60-page full color 8.75" x 12" hardcover
$24.99 | 978-1-60699-832-8

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In the spirit of Hergé's Tintin or Carl Barks' Uncle Scrooge, The 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.

Now in Stock - Harvey Kurtzman: The Man Who Created MAD and Revolutionized Humor in America
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under new releasesHarvey KurtzmanBill Schelly 10 Apr 2015 11:45 AM

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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

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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.

Now in Stock: Collected Poems by Alexander Theroux
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under new releasesAlexander Theroux 10 Apr 2015 11:20 AM

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Collected Poems
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672-page 6" x 9" hardcover
$39.99 | 978-1-60699-802-1

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The publication of Alexander Theroux’s Collected Poems, a gathering of more than 660 poems, an astonishing creative output, will be among the major literary events of the year. Here is a full cornucopia of sonnets, odes, ballads, free verse, triolets, pure, satires, narratives, dramatic monologues, fanciful meditations, flytings and harangues, ruminations on death and lost love, and no end of lyrics both beautiful and fierce. Taken altogether they contrive to make up a record of the author's deepest thoughts and reflect the dramatis personae of his life. Theroux captures in his work those rare, frail, but precious truths, inaccessible to the common run of men that would otherwise have vanished into nescience. Sardonic, astute, impertinent, tender, clever, warm-hearted, delphic, truculent, comic, defiantly aggressive, and often achingly personal, he shows an intensity of observation and invention.

Black River by Josh Simmons - Photoset Preview
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsnew releasesJosh Simmons 7 Apr 2015 10:30 AM

Black River
by Josh Simmons

112-page black & white 6.5″ x 8.5″ softcover
$18.99 | 978-1-60699-833-5

Josh Simmons returns with his first full-length graphic novel since 2007’s acclaimed House. A group of women, one man, and two dogs are making their way through a post-apocalyptic world in search of a city that supposedly still has electricity and some sort of civilization. Along the way, they go to a comedy club, take a drug called Gumdrop, and encounter gangs of men who are fools, lunatics, or murderous sadists. In other words, all manner of terrors.

Josh Simmons is one of the field’s most distinctive voices in the genre of horror (The Furry Trap, House), and this full-length graphic novel is his best work yet, echoing director John Carpenter’s perfect tick-tock pacing, as well as Shirley Jackson’s ability to transcend genre and turn it into literature.

New Comics Day 4.1.15
Written by Anna Pederson | Filed under Pat Thomasnew releasesNew Comics DayLes McCannDisneyCarl Barks 1 Apr 2015 1:31 PM

This week's comic shop shipment is slated to include the following titles. Read on the see what comics-blog commentators and web-savvy comic shops are saying about them (more to be added as they appear). Check out the book previews in the links, and contact your local shop to confirm availability.

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Sheriff of Bullet Valley, Starring Walt Disney's Donald Duck
by Carl Barks

96-page full color 7.25" x 5.5" softcover
$9.99 | 978-1-60699-820-5 

"In just 30 pages, at the rate of an average of eight bullets each, Carl Barks gave a lesson in how to tell a compact and highly entertaining story, with the rapidity of Western and spontaneity of irony. The Sheriff of Bullet Valley contains the humble simplicity of its genius." - Joaquin Toran 

 

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Invitation to Openness: The Jazz & Soul Photography of Les McCann 1960-1980
by Les McCann; edited by Pat Thomas

200-page black & white 9" x 12" hardcover
$39.99 | 978-1-60699-786-4 

"His photographs helpp illuminate perhaps the most influential generation in our lifetime, from 1960-1980. Les Was there to document in photos an commentary the cultural, historical, and musical changes  both in the US and in Africa...It is more than evident in reading Pat Thomas' interview with Les in the book that Les in an intensely curious, provocative renaissance artist both musically and with his photographs and painting. Few photo books cover such a wide range of interests ranging from politics to sports, even including photos of "regular folk" whose expression and activity interest him." - Jeff Krow

 

 



Wuvable Oaf by Ed Luce - Photoset Preview
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsnew releasesEd Luce 31 Mar 2015 10:00 AM

Wuvable Oaf
by Ed Luce

264-page black & white with color 7″ x 10.5″ hardcover
$29.99 | 978-1-60699-816-8

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

http://www.fantagraphics.com/wuvableoaf

The Kurdles by Robert Goodin - Photoset Preview
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under Robert Goodinpreviewsnew releases 24 Mar 2015 10:45 AM

The Kurdles
by Robert Goodin

60-page full color 8.75” x 12” hardcover
$24.99 | 978-1-60699-832-8

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

http://www.fantagraphics.com/kurdles

Now in Stock: EC Comics Slipcase Volume 2
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under new releasesJohnny CraigJack KamenGraham IngelsAl Feldstein 23 Mar 2015 1:00 PM

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EC Comics Slipcase Vol. 2 - Cover

EC Comics Slipcase Vol. 2
by Al Feldstein, Johnny Craig, Jack Kamen, & Graham Ingels

810-page black & white 7.5" x 10.5" hardcover
$99.99 | 978-1-60699-821-2

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Already have these four volumes? We've produced a limited quantity of just the slipcase cover, which you can purchase here.

Featuring: Johnny Craig's complete crime and horror stories from Crime SuspenStories and The Vault of Horror, twenty-five legendary horror stories from "Ghastly" Graham Ingels, Al Feldstein's solo science fiction from Weird Science and Weird Fantasy, and twenty-two EC science-fiction gems illustrated by Jack Kamen. Plus essays and notes by EC experts! A great gift for Father's Day or for the genre-fiction fan in your life.

Now in Stock: Sheriff of Bullet Valley, Starring Walt Disney's Donald Duck by Carl Barks
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under new releasesDisneyCarl Barks 23 Mar 2015 12:45 PM

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Sheriff of Bullet Valley, Starring Walt Disney's Donald Duck
by Carl Barks

96-page full color 7.25" x 5.5" softcover
$9.99 | 978-1-60699-820-5

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When a passel of extra-sneaky, extra-ornery high-tech cattle rustlers strikes the good citizens of Bullet Valley, Donald Duck bravely dons a badge to become the "Sheriff of Bullet Valley." Fortified by the know-how he's gained watching Hollywood Westerns, our ever-intrepid Duck sets out to solve the perplexing mystery of how Blacksnake McSquirt's brand keeps showing up on the cattle of the honest ranchers. Sheriff of Bullet Valley is the second entry in our new line of affordable kid-friendly Donald Duck books: just-right half-height books packed with fun, laughs, and adventure. Each story is complete with all the original artwork (no panels have been dropped or altered). Bonus: Donald's always-exasperating cousin Gladstone Gander returns in, um, "Gladstone Returns." All stories written and drawn by Disney legend Carl Barks!

Now in Stock: Angry Youth Comix by Johnny Ryan
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under new releasesJohnny Ryan 23 Mar 2015 12:00 PM

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Angry Youth Comix by Johnny Ryan - Cover

Angry Youth Comix
by Johnny Ryan

424-page black & white with color 7.25" x 10.75" hardcover
$49.99 | 978-1-60699-811-3

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Johnny Ryan's utterly unpretentious taboo-tackling is an infectious and hilarious bombardment of political incorrectness, taking full advantage of the medium's absurdist potential for maximum laughs. In an age when the medium is growing up and aspiring to more mature and hoity-toity literary heights, Ryan builds on the visceral tradition that cartooning has had on our collective funny bone for over a century. Now, for the first time, all fourteen issues of Ryan's career-defining comic book series Angry Youth Comix (2000-2008) are collected in one place. All the comics, the covers, and even the contentious letters pages, in one toilet-ready brick shithouse.

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