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KING OF THE FLIES Halloween preview!
Written by Kim Thompson | Filed under previewsPirus and MezzoComing Attractions 25 Oct 2009 7:36 AM
The first volume of Mezzo and Pirus's extraordinary suburban horror trilogy, KING OF THE FLIES, will be released early next year. As an advance teaser, we're serializing the first chapter, "Hallorave" (which is also the title of the book) right here, a page a day. Since it takes place on Halloween, it seems appropriate to run it this week.

This is the first foreign book of ours in a while I didn't translate, control freak that I am; fortunately I found Helge Dascher and John Kadlecek to pick up the slack, and they did a superb job on it.

Volume 2, "The Origin of the World," will be released at the end of 2010, and Volume 3, assuming Mezzo and Pirus have it finished by then, will (we hope) premiere by San Diego 2011.

If this looks at all familiar, a few chapters of this book were published in HEAVY METAL five or six years ago - probably to the bafflement of readers since even though the book looks like it's a series of short stories, they're a very tightly interwoven narrative, and HM only published a couple of them.

Each volume will be in the traditional European hardcover format, 64 big, very dense, full color pages. The cover price will be $18.99. It will be worth every penny.

King of the Flies Vol. 1 by Pirus & Mezzo - page 1
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Ganges #3 by Kevin Huizenga: Preview, Pre-Order
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Sergio PonchioneRichard Salapreviewsnew releasesKevin HuizengaIgnatz Series 22 Oct 2009 7:21 AM

Ganges #3 by Kevin Huizenga

Now available for preview and pre-order following sell-out debuts at SPX and APE: Ganges #3 by Kevin Huizenga. The eagerly-awaited new issue of this Eisner-nominated, critically-adored series (in our deluxe, oversized "Ignatz" format) finds everyman Glenn Ganges dealing with a bout of insomnia and traversing strange mental landscapes. The first three pages can be previewed here. This issue is scheduled to be in stock and ready to ship sometime in the next 2 weeks and in stores approximately 4 weeks after that (subject to change).

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View a photo & video slideshow preview of the book embedded here. Click here if it is not visible, and/or to view it larger in a new window (recommended).

BONUS! Here are two newly-uploaded slideshow previews of this summer's Ignatz releases, Delphine #4 by Richard Sala (open in new window) and Grotesque #3 by Sergio Ponchione (open in new window).

Strange Suspense preview at ICv2
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Steve DitkopreviewsBlake Bell 20 Oct 2009 2:06 PM

Strange Suspense by Steve Ditko - preview

Speaking of previews, industry site ICv2 has an exclusive 5-page preview (a complete story) from Strange Suspense: The Steve Ditko Archives Vol. 1, coming from us next month.

Like a Dog preview at PW
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Zak Sallypreviews 20 Oct 2009 1:48 PM

Two Idiot Brothers detail by Zak Sally

Publishers Weekly presents an exclusive 11-page preview from Like a Dog, our forthcoming collection of comics from Zak Sally. Go have a look-see.

Strange Suspense: The Steve Ditko Archives Vol. 1 - Pre-Order, Previews
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Steve Ditkopreviewsnew releasesBlake Bell 15 Oct 2009 5:03 PM

Strange Suspense: The Steve Ditko Archives Vol. 1

Now available for preview and pre-order: Strange Suspense: The Steve Ditko Archives Vol. 1. Before Spider-Man, before Dr. Strange, before Mr. A, the legendary Steve Ditko was conjuring all manners of horrors at his drawing table. For the first time, all of Ditko's pre-Comics Code horror and suspense stories from the first two years of his career are collected in one beautifully designed hardcover, restored to their full, lurid, four-color glory. Edited and with an introduction by Blake Bell, author of the acclaimed biography Strange and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko. We've put together an exclusive 15-page PDF excerpt containing two complete stories, which you can download right here. This book is scheduled to be in stock and ready to ship as early as next week and in stores approximately 4 weeks after that (subject to change).

View a photo & video slideshow preview of the book embedded here. Click here if it is not visible, and/or to view it larger in a new window (recommended).

Tim Lane's Temptations
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Tim LanepreviewsComing Attractions 15 Oct 2009 1:10 PM

Temptations cut-outs by Tim Lane

Tim Lane is working on a cut-out-n-assemble diorama of The Temptations for his next book Folktaleson his blog he shares some of the artwork in progress and a few Temptations tunes to boot.

Pim & Francie by Al Columbia: Previews, Pre-Order, Collectors Edition
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under previewsnew releasesAl Columbia 15 Oct 2009 11:37 AM

Pim & Francie: The Golden Bear Days by Al Columbia

Now available for preview and pre-order: Pim & Francie: The Golden Bear Days and Pim & Francie: The Golden Bear Days - Collectors Edition by Al Columbia. One of our most hotly-anticipated books of the year, this gorgeous grimoire is part alchemy, part art book, part storybook, part comic book, and part conceptual art, a broken jigsaw puzzle of a book starring two childlike imps whose irresponsible antics get them into horrific trouble. We've put together an exclusive 24-page PDF excerpt which you can download right here. This book is scheduled to be in stock and ready to ship as early as next week and in stores approximately 4 weeks after that (subject to change).

The special limited Collectors Edition will come with an original sketch hand-drawn and signed by Al Columbia tipped in to the book. See here for a representative example of a typical sketch. This special edition is strictly limited to 50 copies and is available exclusively only to consumers who order direct from Fantagraphics. In-stock availability is TBD, but this item is almost certain to sell out during the pre-sale period, so don't delay in placing your order!

View a photo & video slideshow preview of the book embedded here. Click here if it is not visible, and/or to view it larger in a new window (recommended).

First Look: Gahan Wilson box set
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under previewsGahan WilsonComing Attractions 14 Oct 2009 4:33 PM
Today we received the first bound copy of Gahan Wilson: Fifty Years of Playboy Cartoons at the office, and much productive time was lost as we all gathered around to paw over it and snap blurry, grainy cameraphone pictures.

UPDATE: Whoops, I jumped the gun there on that teaser — justifiably proud art director Jacob Covey has a better reveal planned, so forget what you've seen here and stay tuned! Sorry Jacob!

First Look: Fantagraphics Releases for January 2010
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under previewsPirus and MezzoMomeJasonHotwireEsther Pearl WatsonComing Attractions 6 Oct 2009 7:48 AM

KING OF THE FLIES VOL. 1: HALLORAVE

We just wrapped up our listings for the November issue of Previews, for our releases scheduled for January 2010. The issue's not even printed yet, but we've already posted the listings over in our News section! Get the details on King of the Flies Vol. 1: Hallorave by Pirus & Mezzo, the new volumes of our Mome and Hotwire Comics anthologies, the second volume of Unlovable by Esther Pearl Watson, and our collection of out-of-print Jason stories, Almost Silent! Follow Fantagraphics as we forge ahead into the second decade of the 2000s!

Mome 17 revealed
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under previewsPaul HornschemeierMomeComing Attractions 17 Sep 2009 2:08 PM

Mome Vol. 17 cover by Paul Hornschemeier

On his blog, Paul Hornschemeier presents some teasers from his Mome swan song, the final chapter of his "Life with Mr. Dangerous" serial, which will appear in the forthcoming 17th volume of the anthology. And look, there's the cover, also by Paul!


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