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Artists Authors Thinkers Directors by Paul Hornschemeier - Photoset Preview
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under previewsPaul Hornschemeiernew releases 8 Nov 2013 1:15 PM

"[Hornschemeier's] art encompass[es] many different styles, from richly layered classical surrealism to densely structured and primary color-heavy McSweeney's-style illustrations. But taken together, the work exhibits an instantly recognizable and distinctive panache." – Publishers Weekly

"Hornschemeier's style is every style. ...a formidable creative." – Byron Kerman, PLAYBACK:stl

"Paul avoids the hammering sentimentality and labored connect-all-the-dots obviousness of too much contemporary work, in any media." – Jonathan Lethem

Artists Authors Thinkers Directors
by Paul Hornschemeier

112-page full-color 6" x 6.5" hardcover • $19.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-698-0

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/aatd

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Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videopreviewsPaul Hornschemeiernew releases 7 Nov 2013 5:43 PM

Artists Authors Thinkers Directors
by Paul Hornschemeier

112-page full-color 6" x 6.5" hardcover • $19.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-698-0

Ships in: November 2013 (subject to change) — Pre-Order Now

A self-portrait through one hundred portraits, Artists Authors Thinkers Directors explores cartoonist Paul Hornschemeier's sketchbook renderings of those who shaped his (and many others') artistic views.

Culled from his drawing blog — The Daily Forlorn, one of Tumblr's featured illustration blogs — these portraits are as stylistically varied as the subjects they portray. A scrawled, single line drawing of Lenny Bruce shares space with a triangular Werner Heisenberg. A monochromatic, stippled Stanley Kubrick stares intently at a muppet-headed Frank Oz. Each turn of the page offers a new take on a familiar face.

In the afterword, Hornschemeier includes brief notes on each portrait and that creator's particular work or insight that spoke specifically to him. And in that specificity, much of what is universally affecting in each creator shines through.

Hornschemeier's graphic novels hop from one aesthetic to the next, varying the line and color quality to depict his narrative's mood. He plays with the language of comics. In these portraits we can clearly see him hard at experimentation, adding to his vocabulary.

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So-So Heroes

BONUS: The first four pre-orders we get for this book will also receive So-So Heroes, Paul's portfolio of 30 colorful, witty postcards, for FREE courtesy of Chronicle Books! It's an oddball collection of misfits, monsters, and utterly curious characters, all involved in hilariously insignificant adventures. Each image is rich with Hornschemeier's signature wit and visual flair. Order now!  

Pretty in Ink: North American Women Cartoonists 1896-2013 by Trina Robbins - Now in Stock
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Trina Robbinsnew releases 6 Nov 2013 3:09 PM

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Pretty in Ink: North American Women Cartoonists 1896-2013 by Trina Robbins

Pretty in Ink: North American Women Cartoonists 1896-2013
by Trina Robbins

180-page color/black & white 9" x 12" softcover • $29.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-669-0

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In the 21st century, women cartoonists have more opportunities than ever before: graphic novels in bookstores and libraries, and comics on the Internet, have created audiences for influential books such as Persepolis (Marjane Satrapi), Fun Home (Alison Bechdel), What It Is (Lynda Barry), and Hark! A Vagrant (Kate Beaton). Trina Robbins’ lavishly illustrated Pretty in Ink shows that, although the comics field was dominated by men, beginning in 1896 and throughout the 20th century, more women have been professional cartoonists than people previously thought. Robbins showcases cartoonists such as Lily Renée — an Austrian woman who escaped from Nazis, only to draw action/adventure comics exploits as exciting as her own — and Eva Mirabal, a Native American corporal whose G.I. Gertie strip showed the wacky side of the Women Army Corps (WAC). Trina Robbins is and has been the preeminent scholar of comics “herstory” for more than 30 years, and those new to comics and longtime fans alike will find much to discover in this updated and comprehensive volume.

Peanuts Every Sunday: 1952-1955 (Vol. 1) by Charles M. Schulz - Now in Stock
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Peanutsnew releasesCharles M Schulz 6 Nov 2013 2:23 PM

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Peanuts Every Sunday: 1952-1955 (Vol. 1) by Charles M. Schulz

Peanuts Every Sunday: 1952-1955 (Vol. 1)
by Charles M. Schulz

224-page full-color 13.25" x 9.5" hardcover • $49.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-692-8

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This glorious compilation of Peanuts Every Sunday is the debut volume that collects, for the first time ever, all the Peanuts strips that ran in everyone’s newspaper on Sundays — each comic strip reproduced in vibrant, warm full color! In this luxurious hardcover reprinting the years 1952 through 1955, Charles Schulz introduces Schroeder, Lucy, and Linus to his archetypal Peanuts cast of Charlie Brown and Snoopy.

"Charles Schulz was an American treasure — an artist, philosopher, and keen observer of human life." — Bill Clinton

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Hip Hop Family Tree (Vol. 1) by Ed Piskor - Now in Stock
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under new releasesEd Piskor 6 Nov 2013 2:09 PM

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Hip Hop Family Tree (Vol. 1)
by Ed Piskor

112-page full-color 9" x 13" Flexibound softcover • $24.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-690-4

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Yes yes, y'all! Acclaimed young cartoonist Ed Piskor (Wizzywig) schools you on the old school in this essential, explosively entertaining, encyclopedic cultural chronicle of an American art form that changed the world. Hip Hop Family Tree (originally serialized online at Boing Boing) takes you from the parks and rec rooms of the South Bronx to the night clubs, recording studios and radio stations where the scene started to boom, in panels bursting with obsessively authentic detail.

The vivid personalities and magnetic performances of early stars like Grandmaster Flash, Afrika Bambaataa, Kurtis Blow, DJ Kool Herc, The Sugarhill Gang, and Funky 4+1 come to life, as do the no-less-charismatic players behind the scenes like Russell Simmons, Sylvia Robinson and Rick Rubin. And graffiti master Fab 5 Freddy meets Debbie Harry, Keith Haring, and Jean-Michel Basquiat as the music and culture begin to penetrate downtown Manhattan and the mainstream at large.

The Comics Journal Library Volume 8: The EC Artists - Now in Stock
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under The Comics Journalnew releasesEC Comics 6 Nov 2013 1:53 PM

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The Comics Journal Library Volume 8: The EC Artists

The Comics Journal Library Vol. 8: The EC Artists
edited by Michael Dean

240-page black & white/color 10" x 12" softcover • $28.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-608-9

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The Comics Journal Library series is the most comprehensive series of lavishly illustrated interviews conducted with cartoonists ever published. To celebrate our republication of the legendary EC line, we proudly present the first of a two-volume set of interviews with the artists and writers (and publisher!) who made EC great. Included in the first volume: career-spanning conversations with EC legends Will Elder, John Severin, Harvey Kurtzman, and Al Feldstein, as well as short interviews with EC short-timers Frank Frazetta and Joe Kubert. Also: EC Publisher William Gaines on his infamous Senate subcommittee testimony, and probing conversations between Silver Age cartoonist Gil Kane and Harvey Kurtzman, as well as contemporary alternative cartoonist Sam Henderson and MAD great Al Jaffee.

Part of what made EC the best publisher in the history of mainstream comics was some of the most beautiful drawing ever published in comic books, and every interview is profusely illustrated by pertinent examples of the work under discussion. The EC artists were renowned for their attention to detail, and the reproduction here takes full advantage of the oversized art book format.

Pretty in Ink: North American Women Cartoonists 1896-2013 by Trina Robbins - Photoset Preview
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Trina Robbinspreviewsnew releases 6 Nov 2013 10:56 AM

"Trina Robbins is one of the icons of the underground comix generation, a cartoonist and creative person always pushing forward in ways that have influenced and inspired her peers and admirers. She has become in the decades since an equally valuable advocate for the recognition of great female cartoonists." – Tom Spurgeon, The Comics Reporter

"A critical work, painstaking, impressive, funny, and moving in the way it shines a tender light on the most anonymous practitioners of the most anonymous art form of the twentieth century — but above all, a pleasure to get lost in. The universe is grateful to Trina Robbins for this book." – Michael Chabon (about The Great Woman Cartoonists)

"I was one of the legion of young girls who adored Wonder Woman back in the 1940s, and am one of the legion of admirers of Neil Gaiman's Death in the 1990s. In between I seemed to have missed a number of fascinating woman superheroes. But thanks to Trina Robbins's wonderful readable book, I now know where to look." – Jane Yolen (about The Great Women Superheroes)

"A Century of Women Cartoonists is eye-opening, inspiring, retroactive of yet another piece of women's history — and funny! So who was it that said feminists have no sense of humor?" – Robin Morgan (about A Century of Women Cartoonists)

Pretty in Ink: North American Women Cartoonists 1896-2013
by Trina Robbins

180-page color/black & white 9" x 12" softcover • $29.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-669-0

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

http://www.fantagraphics.com/prettyinink

Pretty in Ink: North American Women Cartoonists 1896-2013 by Trina Robbins - Video/Photo Preview
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videoTrina Robbinspreviewsnew releases 5 Nov 2013 1:56 PM

Pretty in Ink: North American Women Cartoonists 1896-2013
by Trina Robbins

180-page color/black & white 9" x 12" softcover • $29.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-669-0

Ships in: November 2013 (subject to change) — Pre-Order Now

With the 1896 publication of Rose O’Neill’s comic strip The Old Subscriber Calls, in Truth Magazine, American women entered the field of comics, and they never left it.

But, you might not know that reading most of the comics histories out there. Trina Robbins has spent the last thirty years recording the accomplishments of a century of women cartoonists, and Pretty in Ink is her ultimate book, a revised, updated and rewritten history of women cartoonists, with more color illustrations than ever before, and with some startling new discoveries (such as a Native American woman cartoonist from the 1940s who was also a Corporal in the women's army, and the revelation that a cartoonist included in all of Robbins's previous histories was a man!)

In the pages of Pretty in Ink you’ll find new photos and correspondence from cartoonists Ethel Hays and Edwina Dumm, and the true story of Golden Age comic book star Lily Renee, as intriguing as the comics she drew. Although the comics profession was dominated by men, there were far more women working in the profession throughout the 20th century than other histories indicate, and they have flourished in the 21st. Robbins not only documents the increasing relevance of women throughout the 20th century, with mainstream creators such as Ramona Fradon and Dale Messick and alternative cartoonists such as Lynda Barry, Carol Tyler, and Phoebe Gloeckner, but the latest generation of women cartoonists — Megan Kelso, Cathy Malkasian, Linda Medley, and Lilli Carré, among many others. Robbins is the preeminent historian of women comic artists; forget her previous histories: Pretty in Ink is her most comprehensive volume to date.

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Peanuts Every Sunday: 1952-1955 (Vol. 1) by Charles M. Schulz - Photoset Preview
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under previewsPeanutsnew releasesCharles M Schulz 1 Nov 2013 1:18 PM

"Charles Schulz was an American treasure — an artist, philosopher, and keen observer of human life." — Bill Clinton

"Charles Schulz was an innovative genius of American comics and also the marathon man, drawing strip after four-panel strip, batch after batch, writing the storyboards for the TV specials, year after year, creating a fantasy world that connected to kids as well as adults and all based on powerful iconic characters who express deep feelings of loneliness and resentment and despair. The feeling that everything is against us. The craving for love. An enormous earnestness about doing the right thing. There is not much in Peanuts that is shallow or heedless." — Garrison Keillor

"His drawings were but scribbles, a few lines scarcely more elaborated than children’s stick figures, but his genius was such that with those short few lines he created a panorama of life's experiences as are suffered, or enjoyed, or tolerated by the inhabitants of a cartoon village." — Walter Cronkite

Peanuts Every Sunday: 1952-1955 (Vol. 1)
by Charles M. Schulz

224-page full-color 13.25" x 9.5" hardcover • $49.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-692-8

Due to arrive in about 1-3 weeks. Click the thumbnails for larger versions; get more info, see more previews and pre-order your copy here:

http://www.fantagraphics.com/peanutseverysunday1

Peanuts Every Sunday: 1952-1955 (Vol. 1) by Charles M. Schulz - Video/Photo Slideshow Preview
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videopreviewsPeanutsnew releasesCharles M Schulz 31 Oct 2013 4:54 PM

Peanuts Every Sunday: 1952-1955 (Vol. 1)
by Charles M. Schulz

224-page full-color 13.25" x 9.5" hardcover • $49.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-692-8

Ships in: November 2013 (subject to change) — Pre-Order Now

Since their original publication, Peanuts Sundays have almost always been collected and reprinted in black and white, and generations of Peanuts fans have grown up enjoying this iteration of these strips. But many who read Peanuts in their original Sunday papers remain fond of the striking coloring, which makes for a surprisingly different reading experience.

It is for these fans (and for Peanuts fans in general who want to experience this alternate/original version) that we now present a series of larger, Sundays-only Peanuts reprints, which more closely duplicate that delightful, Sunday-morning reading experience and brings a splash of real color to Schulz's cast of colorful characters. Designed as a series of ten massive coffee-table quality books, each one containing a half-decade’s worth of Sunday strips, Peanuts Every Sunday will be a proud addition to any Peanuts fan's bookshelf.

As with most strips, Peanuts showed by far the quickest and richest development in its first decade, and Peanuts Every Sunday: 1952-1955, by compiling every strip from the first four years, offers a fascinating peek at Schulz's evolving creative process. Not only does the graphic side of the strips change drastically, from the strip's initial stiff, ultra-simple stylizations through a period of uncommonly lush, almost Pogo-ishly detailed drawings to something close to the final, elegant Peanuts style we’ve all come to know and love, but several main characters are gradually introduced — oddly enough, usually as infants who would then grow up to full, articulate Peanut-hood! — and then refined: Schroeder, Lucy, and Linus (Sally will make her very first appearance as a baby in our next volume.)

Following in the footsteps of Fantagraphics' acclaimed presentation of the Carl Barks material in Walt Disney's Donald Duck, Peanuts Every Sunday: 1952-1955 has been scrupulously re-colored to match the original syndicate coloring (including some unusual colors for Charlie Brown's trademark zig-zag shirt, before it was officially yellow), and is being printed using the same process of "mellowing" out of tones to avoid the sharp colors that sometimes mar reprints of syndicated strips — allowing readers once again to plunge back into Charles Schulz's marvelous world.

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