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Mome Vol. 20: Fall 2010 - Previews, Pre-Order
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videoTed StearnT Edward BakSteven WeissmanSergio PonchioneSara Edward-Corbettpreviewsnicolas mahlernew releasesNate NealMomeJosh SimmonsJeremy TinderDerek Van GiesonDash ShawConor OKeefeAidan Koch 20 Sep 2010 9:40 AM

Mome Vol. 20 - Fall 2010 - cover by Ted Stearn

Mome Vol. 20 - Fall 2010
by various artists; edited by Eric Reynolds

120-page color/b&w 7" x 9" softcover • $14.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-365-1

Ships in: October 2010 (subject to change) — Pre-Order Now

We have reached the landmark 20th volume of Mome. For those of you who read the box scores, that’s 5 years, 20 volumes, 72 artists, and 2,352 pages of comics.

Much is new in this anniversary volume. Fantagraphics' flagship anthology now boasts a new design courtesy of art director Adam Grano (who also chips in a few pages of art), and we have 4 other artists making their Mome debuts: Steven "Ribs" Weissman's haunting story "This Already Happened" makes its first appearance in print after being serialized at What Things Do; Sergio Ponchione provides a full-color prequel story to his acclaimed series Grotesque (translated from its appearance in Italy's Linus magazine); and we welcome Chicago stalwart Jeremy Tinder and Portland illustrator Aidan Koch to the fold with their new stories.

From our returning champions: another "Blind Date" from Dash Shaw; a forest fable from Sara Edward-Corbett; part 2 of "The White Rhinoceros" from Josh Simmons and The Partridge in the Pear Tree; the continuation of T. Edward Bak's "Wild Man," Derek Van Gieson's "Devil Doll," and cover-boy Ted Stearn's "Fuzz and Pluck in: The Moolah Tree" serials; another atmospheric Conor O'Keefe story; a star-studded story in verse from Nate Neal; and more autobiographical vignettes by Nicolas Mahler. It all adds up to another diverse and rewarding volume of this literary comics juggernaut.

Download an EXCLUSIVE 15-page PDF excerpt (4.3 MB) with a page from every artist in the issue, plus the Table of Contents.

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Coming Soon: Bargain Mome Mega-Bundle multipacks containing Vols. 16-20 and Vols. 11-20 will be available soon — stay tuned to Flog for updates!

A special preview of Richard Sala's The Hidden, plus a Sala sale!
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under sales specialsRichard SalapreviewsComing Attractions 9 Sep 2010 7:26 AM

The Hidden by Richard Sala

Richard Sala has created a blog with a special 13-page sneak peek at his upcoming graphic novel The Hidden, which is now available for pre-order. Originally scheduled for release this fall, the book is now slated for early next year. Richard apologizes for the delay and promises that this book will be a bit different than anything he's done before. Judging from the preview pages he's posted, it's going to be a doozy of a book!

The Hidden by Richard Sala - page 9

In an effort to keep your spine sufficiently tingled until The Hidden drops next year, all of Richard's in-stock books and comics are now at least 25% off for a limited time! Stock up on back issues of his comics series Evil Eye for just 99¢ each; meet the intrepid and enchanting Peculia; thrill to Mad Night, The Chuckling Whatsit and Maniac Killer Strikes Again!; and feast yourself on his acclaimed recent Ignatz Series serial Delphine — all at bargain prices for a limited time. And as if that weren't enough, many of Richard's books come with bonus bookplates signed by Richard as a FREE bonus!

Rip M.D. preview at ICv2
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under RIP MDpreviews 8 Sep 2010 10:16 AM

from Rip M.D. - Mitch Schauer/Mike Vosburg

Head over to ICv2 to check out an exclusive 5-page excerpt from Rip M.D., the all-ages graphic novel written and drawn by Mitch Schauer, inked by Michael Vosburg and produced by the creative forces at Lincoln Butterfield, coming later this month from Fantagraphics.

Lucky in Love - exclusive preview at Techland
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Stephen DeStefanopreviews 2 Sep 2010 12:06 PM

from Lucky in Love Book 1 - Stephen DeStefano

TIME.com's Techland brings you an exclusive 7-page preview of Lucky in Love Book 1: A Poor Man's History by George Chieffet & Stephen DeStefano, on sale now here and at finer comic shops nationwide!

Skin Deep by Charles Burns - the lost preview
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videopreviewsCharles Burns 2 Sep 2010 10:32 AM

I shot a photo & video preview of the 2009 first softcover edition of Charles Burns's Skin Deep last summer, but never had time to upload it, and it slipped through the cracks for many months — until now! You get to ogle this amazing book and I finally get to cross it off my to-do list. Click here if the embedded player isn't visible below or to enlarge it in a new window (recommended).

Ghost World by Daniel Clowes: 17th Softcover Edition - Preview & Sale!
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videosales specialspreviewsDaniel Clowes 2 Sep 2010 9:31 AM

Ghost World just recently went into its 17th softcover printing, so we thought we'd take the opportunity to create one of our world-famous video & photo preview slideshows for our most famous graphic novel and — why not? — offer it for 17% off for a limited time!

Ghost World by Daniel Clowes

Ghost World
by Daniel Clowes

17th Softcover Edition, 2010
80-page duotone 7" x 10" softcover • $11.95 $9.92 for a limited time
ISBN: 978-1-56097-427-7

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Ghost World has become a cultural and generational touchstone, and continues to enthrall and inspire readers over a decade after its original release as a graphic novel. Originally serialized in the pages of the seminal comic book Eightball throughout the mid-1990s, this quasi-autobiographical story (the name of one of the protagonists is famously an anagram of the author's name) follows the adventures of two teenage girls, Enid and Becky, two best friends facing the prospect of growing up, and more importantly, apart. Daniel Clowes is one of the most respected cartoonists of his generation, and Ghost World is his magnum opus. Adapted into a major motion picture directed by Terry Zwigoff (director of the acclaimed documentary Crumb), which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. This graphic novel is a must for any self-respecting comics fan's library.

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Zippy: Ding Dong Daddy from Dingburg by Bill Griffith - Previews, Pre-Order
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Zippy the Pinheadvideopreviewsnew releasesBill Griffith 1 Sep 2010 8:06 AM

Zippy: Ding Dong Daddy from Dingburg by Bill Griffith

Zippy: Ding Dong Daddy from Dingburg
by Bill Griffith

216-page black & white/color 8.5" x 8.5" softcover • $18.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-389-7

Ships in: September 2010 (subject to change) – Pre-Order Now

In Zippy’s latest collection of daily and color strips (with additional pages!), the tour of “Dingburg” continues; we drop in on dozens of Dingburgers and observe them in their natural habitat. The city “inhabited entirely by pinheads” can be seen as a metaphor for the world we live in today — or not.

In any event, we watch as Zippy the Pinhead and his fellow Dingburg residents hunt and bag “Speedy Alka Seltzer,” hear voices in their refrigerators, become addicted to Riboflavin, enjoy fondling newsprint, believe that “wahoo bark” attracts the opposite sex, and worship Joan Rivers.

There’s also the extended series in which Zippy has a long (and donut-based) conversation with God and another in which we meet a pinhead poet who bears a striking resemblance to Charles Bukowski. Are we having fun yet?

Download an EXCLUSIVE 18-page PDF excerpt (3.3 MB). The “Pindex” for this book, showing real locations, etc. may be found online at: zippythepinhead.com/pages/aarealday.html

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Zippy: Ding Dong Daddy from Dingburg + Welcome to Dingburg by Bill Griffith

Bonus Savings: Order Ding Dong Daddy from Dingburg together with the previous Zippy volume Welcome to Dingburg and save 20% off the combined cover prices!

The Sanctuary by Nate Neal - Previews, Pre-Order
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videopreviewsnew releasesNate Neal 31 Aug 2010 8:33 AM

The Sanctuary by Nate Neal

The Sanctuary
by Nate Neal

208-page black & white 8" x 10" softcover • $22.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-388-0

Ships in: September 2010 (subject to change) — Pre-Order Now

In Nate Neal's first full-length graphic novel, the author explores the primal mysteries and sordid inner workings of a Paleolithic cave-dwelling tribe, creating an original "silent" reading experience by using symbols instead of words.

When a mysterious nomad girl is offered up as an item of trade, she seeks refuge by forming a tenacious friendship with the local cave-painter turned outcast. Together they set out on a dangerous mission to bring truth to their corrupt tribe with the help of their new discovery (via some psychotropic mushrooms): drawings that tell a story. Subsequently, they become enmeshed in the violent power struggles and sensual intrigues between the alpha males and alpha females.

In The Sanctuary, art, inspiration, and communication is in conflict with tradition and law, and then ovel dramatizes the moral imperative of man facing the truth even at the cost of his, and society's, lives.

Featuring its own delicately crafted Paleolithic language, The Sanctuary breaks new ground by bringing complex ideas to the page with primal immediacy and sophistication through Neal's adroit use of pantomime storytelling that provide many layers of symbolism and meaning. This is a darkly comic journey through a prehistoric re-imagining of art and comics.

Download an EXCLUSIVE 15-page PDF excerpt (1.5 MB). See more previews and exclusive bonus material at Nate Neal's The Sanctuary blog.

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Congress of the Animals sneak peek from Jim Woodring
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under previewsJim WoodringComing Attractions 30 Aug 2010 2:43 PM

 Congress of the Animals by Jim Woodring - page 36

Jim Woodring posts on his blog:

"Page 36 of the forthcoming CONGRESS OF THE ANIMALS; lamisters Frank and Quacky tour the terminal play zone."

That guy's name is Quacky? Awesome! The book's due next Spring.

Rip M.D. by Mitch Schauer & Michael Vosburg et al. - Previews, Pre-Order
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videoRIP MDpreviewsnew releases 30 Aug 2010 8:07 AM

Rip M.D. by Mitch Schauer, Michael Vosburg et al.

Rip M.D.
by Mitch Schauer & Michael Vosburg et al.

88-page full-color 7.5" x 9.25" softcover • $12.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-369-9

Ships in: September 2010 (subject to change) — Pre-Order Now

Rip M.D. is the debut graphic novel from The Angry Beavers creator Mitch Schauer, a creepy, fun-filled all-ages adventure introducing Ripley Plimpt, an eleven-year-old boy whose ordinary life is turned upside-down when he discovers that monsters are not only real, but are also in desperate need of his help to overcome their very real problems.

One foggy night, while searching for monsters in the cemetery behind his house, Ripley finds and rescues the tiniest of bats impaled on a thorn bush. What Ripley doesn’t realize is that he’s just saved the life, or “un-life,” of one of the world’s most dangerous night creatures — a vampire! Word spreads among all monsters of Rip’s heroic gallantry and kindness. Before long, legendary and mythical monsters from around the world are showing up on his doorstep proclaiming Rip as Rip M.D. — Monster Doctor!

Writing and illustrating the graphic novel, Emmy-Award winning and long time producer, writer and designer Schauer has teamed with comic book veteran Mike Vosburg who’s bringing his innovative, illustrative style to the artwork’s inking. Michael Lessa and Justin Yamaguchi are creating a whole new look for Rip M.D. with their beautiful color and special effects expertise.

Rip M.D. is the first collaboration between the independent animation studio Lincoln Butterfield, who’s producing the graphic novel, and Fantagraphics Books, who’s publishing it.

Download an EXCLUSIVE 8-page PDF excerpt (1.7 MB).

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