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Sweatshop by Peter Bagge - First Look
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsPeter BaggeComing Attractions 1 Dec 2014 11:45 AM

Sweatshop by Peter Bagge - Cover

Sweatshop by Peter Bagge - Inside Page

Happy Monday, everyone! Here's a real treat to start off the week right: our first look at the advance copies of Sweatshop, the newly collected story by Peter Bagge that was originally published as a six-issue series in 2003.

This firmly tongue-in-cheek story of a terrible cartoonist with a small contigent of studio assistants that tremble in fear of his passing shadow is a hilarious situational comedy featuring guest artwork from some star cartoonists, including Stephen DeStefano, Johnny Ryan, and Jim Blanchard.

Sweatshop is due to hit bookstores in February, but we've got it up for pre-sale right now! Grab your copy today, and get ready to laugh yer socks off.

Prince Valiant Vol. 10: 1955-1956 by Hal Foster - Excerpt
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under Prince ValiantpreviewsHal FosterComing Attractions 25 Nov 2014 3:15 PM

The epic, Arthurian adventures of Prince Valiant continue in our tenth volume collecting Hal Foster's timeless comic strip. Volume 10 contains strips from 1955 to 1956, and in this 14-page downloadable excerpt, Prince Val must make his way back to his homeland in Thule from the Misty Isles. With ships full of northerners eager to make the journey home as well, Val sets off, dealing with hostile barbarians, long, grueling portages, and greedy strangers along the way.

Prince Valiant Vol. 10: 1955-1956 comes ashore in January, and it is available for pre-order right now. Grab your copy now, and be on the lookout for more previews in the upcoming weeks!

Prince Valiant Vol. 10: 1955-1956 by Hal Foster - Cover

Sweatshop by Peter Bagge - Excerpt
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsPeter BaggeComing Attractions 24 Nov 2014 12:45 PM

In award-winning artist Peter Bagge's Sweatshop, Mel Bowling is a an out-of-touch cartoonist with a studio full of slave workers assistants who must cater to his every whim. When Bowling receives a letter informing him that he has been nominated for the "Ham Fisher Award," his arrogance and ego fly through the roof, much to the chagrin of his studio assistants.

Sweatshop is due to arrive in stores in February, but you can (and should) pre-order this first-time collection of Bagge's six-issue series now.

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Run Like Crazy Run Like Hell by Jacques Tardi - Video/Photo Slideshow
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsJacques Tardi 24 Nov 2014 10:00 AM

Run Like Crazy Run Like Hell
by Jacques Tardi; adapted from the novel by Jean-Patrick Manchette and translated by Doug Headline

104-page black & white 7.5" x 10.75" hardcover • $19.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-620-1

Ships in: January 2015 (subject to change) — Pre-Order Now

After the teeth-rattling one-two punch of West Coast Blues and Like a Sniper Lining Up His Shot, Jacques Tardi makes a third appointment with ace crime writer Jean-Patrick Manchette for his wildest adaptation yet.

Peter Hartog, a rich industrialist, hires a troubled young woman, Julie, straight out of the psychiatric asylum to which she has been consigned for several years, to work as a nanny for his bratty kid Peter. But Hartog's seemingly altruistic impulse to help rehabilitate a troubled soul hides a darker motive: He plans to stage a fake kidnapping of his son, and use Julie as a scapegoat.

Unfortunately for Hartog, Julie proves infinitely more tough and resourceful than he expected, the kidnapping goes horribly, bloodily wrong, and now Julie and Peter are on the run, pursued both by the police and by Hartog's goons, led by the aging but fantastically dangerous contract killer Thompson — one of Manchette's most unforgettable creations, a golem of Terminator-like tenacity who is barely slowed down by physical punishment that would instantly kill a lesser man (he does not end the book with the same amount of eyes and feet as he started).

As with the other Tardi/Manchette books, Run Like Crazy... is full of moments of pitch-black humor, and a strong current of socio-political satire runs beneath its bleak surface. It's a ride to hell, but a devilishly fun one.

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Love and Rockets Library (Palomar & Luba Book 5): Ofelia by Gilbert Hernandez - Video/Photo Slidesho
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsLove and RocketsGilbert Hernandez 21 Nov 2014 10:00 AM

Love and Rockets Library (Palomar & Luba Book 5): Ofelia
by Gilbert Hernandez

256-page black & white 7.25" x 10.25" hardcover • $19.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-806-9

Ships in: January 2015 (subject to change) — Pre-Order Now

In Ofelia, the sisters, the kids, and the cousins are all settled comfortably in California after leaving Palomar in Luba and Her Family. Luba and her cousin Ofelia’s relationship has always been fraught, but when Ofelia threatens to write a book about Luba, past memories, secrets, resentments, and pain resurface. Meanwhile, Luba’s children—genius Socorro, recently out-and-proud Doralís, and prickly Maricela—show that a talent for trouble may be hereditary. Luba’s sisters, Fritz and Petra, swap lovers (as usual), but…are Fritz and family friend Pipo sittin’ in a tree? These vividly drawn characters are charged with Hernandez’s trademark complexity; they live, love, age, fight— and die—in this sweeping, multigenerational saga.

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Displacement by Lucy Knisley - Video/Photo Slideshow
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsLucy Knisley 20 Nov 2014 9:00 AM

Displacement
by Lucy Knisley

168-page full color 5.5" x 7.5" softcover • $19.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-810-6

Ships in: January 2015 (subject to change) — Pre-Order Now

New York Times best-selling cartoonist Lucy Knisley paints a warts-and-all portrait of contemporary, twentysomething womanhood, like writer Lena Dunham (Girls). In the next installment of her graphic memoir series, Displacement, Knisley volunteers to watch over her ailing grandparents on a cruise. (The book's watercolors evoke the ocean that surrounds them.) In a book that is part graphic memoir, part travelogue, and part family history, Knisley not only tries to connect with her grandparents, but to reconcile their younger and older selves. She is aided in her quest by her grandfather's WWII memoir, which is excerpted. Readers will identify with Knisley's frustration, her fears, her compassion, and her attempts to come to terms with mortality, as she copes with the stress of travel complicated by her grandparents' frailty.

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Michael Jordan: Bull on Parade by Wilfred Santiago - Video/Photo Slideshow
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under Wilfred Santiagopreviews 19 Nov 2014 12:45 PM

Michael Jordan: Bull on Parade
by Wilfred Santiago

200-page full color 5.75" x 7.5" hardcover • $24.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-711-6

Ships in: January 2015 (subject to change) — Pre-Order Now

A thrilling, kinetic bio-epic about Michael "Air" Jordan, the greatest basketball player of all time and most influential athlete in history, from the creator of the acclaimed and best-selling 21: The Story of Roberto Clemente. This tour de force explores Jordan's public successes and private struggles, with the depth of Santiago's passion for his subject shining through on every full-color page.

Jordan became a national celebrity at the age of 19, scoring the winning jump shot in the final seconds of the 1982 NCAA Championship, earning him the moniker "Air." He was drafted by the Chicago Bulls in 1984, a team with a decade-long history of dreadful performances. By 1991, Jordan disproved doubters when he finally led the Bulls to their first NBA championship over Magic Johnson and the L.A. Lakers.

In 1992, Michael Jordan joined the Dream Team, an assembly of 12 legendary NBA players who steamrolled everyone at the Barcelona Olympics and brought the gold back home. Despite taking a season off to try his hand at professional baseball, Jordan still led the Bulls to three consecutive NBA Championships twice.

Despite his success, his life in the limelight and his private life were not without controversies or calamities, and no amount of success or money could shield him from it. But everyone wanted to be like Mike, and Santiago comes closer than anyone to putting you on the parquet floor of the Chicago's United Center in your very own pair of Air Jordans.

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Run Like Crazy Run Like Hell by Jacques Tardi - First Look
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsJacques TardiComing Attractions 19 Nov 2014 11:20 AM

Run Like Crazy Run Like Hell by Jacques Tardi - Cover

Run Like Crazy Run Like Hell by Jacques Tardi - Inside Page

Run Like Crazy Run Like Hell by Jacques Tardi - Inside Page 

Jacques Tardi fans: we know you've been waiting ever so patiently for us to import more Tardi books over from Europe. Freshly translated, beautifully designed, and packed with action, Run Like Crazy Run Like Hell is a gritty adaptation of French crime novelist Jean-Patrick Manchette's book, Ô Dingos! Ô Châteaux!

And now here it is. These advance copies, with their eye-catching, bright orange spot gloss titles popping out against the dense black and white artwork of Jacques Tardi, are instant can't-put-it-down page turners. We'll have more previews soon to appease your hungry eyes (but, in the meantime, you can always pre-order the book in advance of its January debut)!

Treasury of Mini Comics Vol. 2, edited by Michael Dowers - Photoset Preview
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsnew releasesMichael DowersEsther Pearl Watson 19 Nov 2014 10:15 AM

"Mini comics are like the wild west of the comics world—in this lo-fi, DIY format—it’s anything—and everything—goes." – Benn Ray, Atomic Books

Treasury of Mini Comics Vol. 2
edited by Michael Dowers

848-page black & white with some color 5" x 6.25" hardcover • $29.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-807-6

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/treasuryofminicomics2

Run Like Crazy Run Like Hell by Jacques Tardi - Excerpt
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsJacques TardiComing Attractions 18 Nov 2014 3:00 PM

Scene 1: The man named Thompson waits in the shadows for his target to enter his bedroom, then kills the man silently. The job finished, he leaves. The very next morning, he meets a new client for a new job.

Scene 2: A sleek black car pulls up to the entrance of the asylum. One Michael Hartog emerges from the car, there to pick up Julie Ballanger, his new nanny. During the drive to her new home, she is questioned by Mr. Hartog on what she knows of him.

Thus it begins in the latest crime novel adaptation out of Europe from Jacques Tardi, Run Like Crazy Run Like Hell. You can read the full 12-page, 1.8 MB excerpt right here, then we recommend you head over to the book page to grab your pre-order. Run Like Crazy ships in January!

Run Like Crazy Run Like Hell by Jacques Tardi - Cover