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Sneak peek video & photos: Tales Designed to Thrizzle #4
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under previewsnew releasesMichael Kupperman 16 Jul 2008 3:17 PM

We're continuing to tease you this week with video and photo previews of our upcoming releases. This time, it's Tales Designed to Thrizzle #4, the latest issue in the hilarious hit series from Michael Kupperman. Watch the video above, and take a closer look in our photo gallery.

Sneak peek video & photos: Delphine #3 & Grotesque #2
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videoSergio PonchioneRichard Salapreviewsnew releasesIgnatz Series 15 Jul 2008 12:02 PM

We'll be revealing video and photo previews of a half-dozen of our upcoming releases over the next few days. First up, the next two entries in our Ignatz Series: Delphine #3 by Richard Sala and Grotesque #2 by Sergio Ponchione. Spine-tinglers both! Watch the videos above and take a closer look in our two photo galleries: Delphine, Grotesque.

Every last piece has now been collected.
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under new releasesBeasts 14 Jul 2008 2:35 PM

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Members Preview: Where Demented Wented
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Rory Hayespreviewsnew releases 10 Jul 2008 2:13 PM

Where Demented Wented by Rory Hayes

Hey, haven't done one of these in a while... presenting this week's free preview, a downloadable 19-page excerpt from Where Demented Wented: The Art and Comix of Rory Hayes, a first-ever collection of work from the notorious Underground primitive. These previews are exclusive to registered Fantagraphics.com users, so sign up and/or sign in to view.

(As a reminder, 20/20 Club members receive these previews two weeks before we post them on the website, just one of many great reasons to join up...)

Now in stock: Our Gang Vol. 3
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Walt Kellynew releasesclassics 10 Jul 2008 11:17 AM

Our Gang Vol. 3 by Walt Kelly

Our Gang Vol. 3
By Walt Kelly

Walt Kelly created dozens of Our Gang stories by the end of its 59-issue run in 1949, the year he quit comic books to switch careers a final time — as syndicated artist/writer on the immortal newspaper strip, Pogo.

In Our Gang’s third volume, Kelly begins to hit his stride by relying more on original ideas than following trite MGM scripts which had lacked in charm since the departure of producer Hal Roach in 1938. Keeping alive the wit that had been absent from the film series, this volume contains eight adventures of the mainstay offbeat personas as well as other whimsical characters, from mad scientists to eccentric animals. Suitable for adults and children alike, the work has been lovingly restored from the original comic books, giving Kelly’s art a renewed four-color splendor. With an all-new cover by Jeff Smith (Bone).

96-page full-color 7" x 10" softcover • $14.99
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Now in stock: The Comics Journal #291
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under The Comics Journalnew releasesJosh Simmons 2 Jul 2008 2:05 PM

The Comics Journal #291 - cover by Tim Sale

The Comics Journal #291
Edited by Michael Dean & Kristy Valenti; Gary Groth, executive editor

This issue’s cover interview is with comics artist Tim Sale, the house artist for the television series Heroes. Sale’s artwork has also graced prestigious mainstream projects such as Batman: the Long Halloween, Spider-Man Blue and Superman Confidential. The Eisner winner chats about his stylized takes on characters such as Spider-Man, Batman, Daredevil, Catwoman and Superman, as well as his earlier work on comics such as Grendel, and elaborates on the dynamics of collaborating with writers such as Jeph Loeb and Darwyn Cooke. The Journal queries up-and-coming cartoonist Josh Simmons on his disturbing and often funny body of work — his minicomics, his series Happy; his debut graphic novel, House; and his decades-spanning series Jessica Farm. Gary Groth examines the collaborations between Ralph Steadman and Hunter S. Thompson. Also in this issue: tributes to Steve Gerber and Dan Stevens; a huge gallery of kinetic anarchy from Funny, Films, Giggle, and other Golden Age comic books by Flintstones co-creator Dan Gordon; and a sneak preview of Danica Novgorodoff's Slow Storm.

216-page color/b&w 7.5" x 9.25" softcover • $11.99
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Now in stock: Usagi Yojimbo Book 5 (New Softcover Edition)
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Stan Sakainew releases 2 Jul 2008 2:04 PM

Usagi Yojimbo Book 5: Lone Goat and Kid (New Softcover Edition) by Stan Sakai

Usagi Yojimbo Book 5: Lone Goat and Kid (New Softcover Edition)
By Stan Sakai

Now in a new softcover printing with a newly-designed cover!

This fifth volume collects the epic-length "Blood Wings," in which Usagi battles a fearsome clan of ninja bats, while "Lone Goat and Kid" offers a cunning and affectionate parody of the famous "Lone Wolf and Cub" manga while doubling as one of Usagi's most dramatic and heartfelt adventures. "Frost and Fire" and "The Way of the Samurai" provide the psychological drama of this volume, which is rounded out by one of the most unique Usagi tales ever, "A Kite Story," which doubles as a fascinating look at the daily life and work of a 17th century Japanese kite maker, dramatically showcasing the thoroughness of Sakai's research and his skills as a storyteller. Featuring a foreword by the legendary Stan Lee!

142-page black & white 6" x 9" softcover • $14.95
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A panoramic view of Pinhead-ville!
Written by Kim Thompson | Filed under Zippy the PinheadpreviewsOriginal Artnew releasesBill Griffith 26 Jun 2008 12:04 PM

Welcome to Dingburg - Zippy the Pinhead - Bill Griffith
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Bill Griffith turned in his spectacular cover to the upcoming WELCOME TO DINGBURG Zippy collection, which focuses heavily on Dingburg, the "city inhabited solely by pinheads." (Other than Washington D.C., of course.) The inside cover will feature a full-color fold-out map of Dingburg, and as a result the front cover is also a foldout and our man Bill knocked himself out on both. Enjoy your sneak peek at the original to the cover (we're keeping the map under wraps for now), and look for the book late this year.


Future releases revealed
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under previewsnew releases 25 Jun 2008 2:18 PM
Want to know what books we have coming in the fall and winter? Blog@Newsarama takes a peek into our crystal ball and gives you the scoop!
Now in stock: Strange and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Steve Ditkonew releasesBlake Bell 19 Jun 2008 11:56 AM

Strange and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko by Blake Bell

Strange and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko
By Blake Bell

Steve Ditko is best known as the co-creator, with Stan Lee, of Spider-Man, Dr. Strange, and other classic Marvel and DC characters. But, in the context of Steve Ditko's 50-year career in comics, his creative involvement with Spider-Man is merely the tip of the iceberg. Strange & Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko is a coffee table art book tracing Ditko's life and career, his unparalleled stylistic innovations, and his strict adherence to his philosophical principles, with lush displays of obscure and popular art from the thousands of pages of comics he’s drawn over the last 55 years.

216-page full-color 9" x 12" hardcover • $39.99
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