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Peanuts Every Sunday 1956-1960 (Vol. 2) by Charles M. Schulz - First Look
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsPeanutsComing AttractionsCharles M Schulz 29 Sep 2014 12:00 PM

Peanuts Every Sunday 1956-1960 (Vol. 2) by Charles M. Schulz - Cover

Peanuts Every Sunday 1956-1960 (Vol. 2) by Charles M. Schulz - Inside Page

Peanuts Every Sunday 1956-1960 (Vol. 2) by Charles M. Schulz - Inside Page

It's a Peanuts-filled day here at the Fantagraphics office—though, truth be told, Peanuts is never far from our minds, especially as we near the end of The Complete Peanuts series. Luckily, we have the second volume of Peanuts Every Sunday—collecting the full-panel, full-color Sunday strips from 1956-1960—to pre-occupy us!

This hefty volume will make its way into stores—and onto your bookshelves—in October, so don't delay in pre-ordering your copy now!

The Complete Peanuts 1950-1954 (Vols. 1-2) Box Set [Softcover Ed.] by Charles M. Schulz - First Look
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsPeanutsComing AttractionsCharles M Schulz 25 Sep 2014 3:10 PM

The Complete Peanuts 1950-1954 (Vols. 1-2) [Softcover Ed.] by Charles M. Schulz

The Complete Peanuts 1950-1954 (Vols. 1-2) [Softcover Ed.] by Charles M. Schulz

The Complete Peanuts 1950-1954 (Vols. 1-2) [Softcover Ed.] by Charles M. Schulz

The Complete Peanuts 1950-1954 (Vols. 1-2) [Softcover Ed.] by Charles M. Schulz

The Complete Peanuts 1950-1954 (Vols. 1-2) [Softcover Ed.] by Charles M. Schulz

If you're worried what you'll do once we've published all 25 volumes of The Complete Peanuts, fret not! Here is the first softcover boxset of volumes 1-2, covering the years 1950-1954, all repackaged in a completely new design!

Whether it's for yourself, as a gift to another Peanuts fan, or for the upbringing of a future generation of Peanuts lovers, The Complete Peanuts 1950-1954 (Vols. 1-2) Softcover Edition is a treat for all ages. These bright, bold, and eye-catching covers are sure to lure younger kids into this timeless classic comic strip series, ensuring that the characters brought to life by Charles M. Schulz continue to live on for many more years to come.

The box set comes out at the same time as our second volume and is available for pre-order now!

Pogo Vol. 3: Evidence to the Contrary by Walt Kelly - Cover Uncovered
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under Walt KellypreviewsComing Attractions 24 Sep 2014 3:15 PM

Pogo - The Complete Syndicated Comic Strips Vol. 3: Evidence to the Contrary by Walt Kelly - Cover

It has been a long time coming, but it is our deep pleasure to be able to reveal to you the cover art for Pogo - The Complete Syndicated Comic Strips Vol. 3: "Evidence to the Contrary". While there are often delays that push back release dates, our production on this book was slowed by the sudden and unexpected passing of our co-editor and co-publisher, Kim Thompson, in June 2013.

There is a sense of bittersweet closure as we finalize this book and ready it for publication. The book should hit bookshelves in mid-December and is available for pre-order now. As ever, collections of these strips would not have been possible without the collaborative efforts of devoted Pogo fans. Thank you.

The Complete Peanuts 1993-1994 (Vol. 22) by Charles M. Schulz - Excerpt
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsPeanutsComing AttractionsCharles M Schulz 23 Sep 2014 4:00 PM

The 22nd volume of The Complete Peanuts, the first fully comprehensive, chronological collection of Charles M. Schulz's comic strips, covers the years from 1993 through 1994. We have a 20-page, 1.7 MB downloadable excerpt for this latest volume. The excerpt includes the full, heartwarming introduction by CNN anchor Jake Tapper.

The Complete Peanuts 1993-1994 (Vol. 22) will be out in October, and you can get your pre-order in right here. Volumes 21 and 22 are also collected in a box set that is coming out next month as well.

The Complete Peanuts 1993-1994 (Vol. 22) by Charles M. Schulz - Cover

The Complete Peanuts 1953-1954 (Vol. 2 - Softcover) by Charles M. Schulz - Photo/Video Slideshow
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsPeanutsComing AttractionsCharles M Schulz 22 Sep 2014 11:00 AM

The Complete Peanuts 1953-1953 (Vol. 2 - Softcover)
by Charles M. Schulz

320-page color 8.25" x 6.25" hardcover • $22.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-792-5

Ships in: October 2014 (subject to change) — Pre-Order Now

Our second paperback volume of the acclaimed Complete Peanuts series finds Schulz continuing to establish his tender and comic universe. It begins with Peanuts' third full year and a cast of eight: Charlie Brown, Shermy, Patty, Violet, Schroeder, Lucy, baby Linus, and Snoopy. By the end of 1954, Pigpen and his dust cloud join the crowd. Linus emerges as one of the most complex and endearing characters in the strip, and acquires his security blanket! Charlie Brown is becoming his best-known self, the lovable loser, but he hasn’t yet abandoned his brasher, prankish behavior from our first volume. And, Lucy has grown up and forcefully elbowed her way to the center of the action. For readers unfamiliar with the early years of the strip, Snoopy's appearances here may come as the biggest surprise: he behaves, for the most part, like a dog!

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The Complete Peanuts 1953-1954 (Vol. 2 - Softcover) by Charles M. Schulz - Cover

Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Vol. 6: Lost in Lands of Long Ago by Floyd Gottfredson - Cover Uncovered
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsMickey MouseFloyd GottfredsonDisneyComing Attractions 22 Sep 2014 8:00 AM

Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Vol. 6: Lost in Lands of Long Ago by Floyd Gottfredson - Cover

Next up in our treasured Floyd Gottfredson Mickey Mouse series is Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse: Lost in Lands of Long Ago. The cover sports a menacing Peg-Leg Pete, which surely means shenanigans in store for our intrepid and iconic mouse.

Look for previews sporting even more brontosaurs (none o' that Apatosaurus nonsense here), classic western yarns, and ghosts soon! And, you know the drill—the book is ready for your pre-order here.

Hip Hop Family Tree Vols. 1-2: 1975-1983 Box Set by Ed Piskor - Photoset Preview
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsnew releasesEd Piskor 19 Sep 2014 3:00 PM

"It’s a great story and Piskor tells it immaculately well." – Bill Adler (co-author, Def Jam: The First 25 Years of the Last Great Record Label)

"In Ed Piskor’s Hip Hop Family Tree, readers get to experience the origins of rap music in a way like never before; they get to live it. They get to walk the streets of New York City, where in rented performance rooms with cobbled-together gear pioneers like DJ Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa, and Grandmaster Flash birthed a new art form." – Comics Alliance

"An avid lover of hip-hop music and superhero comic books from a young age, Ed Piskor has combined his two passions to create a remarkable reading experience…Hip Hop Family Tree imagines real-world events through the filter of 1980s Marvel Comics, bringing hip-hop visionaries to the page in a style that exaggerates their energy and style to capture the intensity of the music without having the beats." – AV Club

"The amount of research and history Piskor packs into this book is mind boggling." – Huffington Post

Hip Hop Family Tree Vols. 1-2: 1975-1983 Box Set
by Ed Piskor

248-page full color 9.125” x 13.25” softcover • $59.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-791-8

Due to arrive in about 2-4 weeks. Click on thumbnails for larger versions; get more info, see more previews, and pre-order your copy here:

http://www.fantagraphics.com/hiphopbox1

Sock Monkey: Into the Deep Woods by Matt Danner and Tony Millionaire - Excerpt
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under Tony MillionairepreviewsMatt DannerComing Attractions 19 Sep 2014 12:30 PM

In these first nine pages of Tony Millionaire and Matt Danner's upcoming Sock Monkey book, Sock Monkey: Into the Deep Woods, Uncle Gabby appears to be dreaming about how he came to be a sock monkey living in the house of Ann-Louise. In a shifting dreamscape perspective, he gooes from a monkey with a toothache, to a fallen monkey's tooth next to an orchid, to a freshly-sewn sock monkey with a hidden monkey's tooth embedded in its breast pocket, beginning to flicker to life.

You can download and read the whole 9-page, 1 MB excerpt here, and check out our book listing page for more previews and to pre-order your copy! Sock Monkey: Into the Deep Woods comes out in October.

Sock Monkey: Into the Deep Woods by Tony Millionaire and Matt Danner - Cover

The Late Child and Other Animals by James Romberger and Marguerite Van Cook - Cover Uncovered
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsMarguerite Van CookJames RombergerComing Attractions 19 Sep 2014 8:30 AM

The Late Child and Other Animals by James Romberger and Marguerite Van Cook - Cover

A year following their collaboration on the critically acclaimed biography 7 Miles A Second, Marguerite Van Cook and James Romberger are back with The Late Child and Other Animals. This autobiographical work follows the story of Van Cook's mother, Hetty, through World War II, the loss of her husband, the adoption of her first daughter, and then the birth of Marguerite as a bastard child.

We are so pleased to unveil the final cover design for this personal, coming-of-age memoir. Keep your eyes peeled for more upcoming previews, and we've got the book ready for pre-order here.

Tardi's WWI: It Was the War of the Trenches/Goddamn This War! - Photoset Preview
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsnew releasesJacques Tardi 18 Sep 2014 6:00 PM

Praise for It Was the War of the Trenches

"'The war to end all wars' has become a magisterial comic book to end all comic books. I seldom give blurbs, but this book is an essential classic. Among all of Jacques Tardi's towering achievements as a comics artist, nothing looms larger than this devastating crater of a work. It’s a compulsively readable wail of Existential despair, a kaleidoscope of war’s dehumanizing brutality and of Everyman’s suffering, as well as a deadpan masterpiece of the darkest black humor. The richly composed and obsessively researched drawings — perfectly poised between cartoon and illustration — march to the relentless beats of Tardi’s three horizontal panels per page to dig a hole deep inside your brain. This is one Hell of a book." – Art Spiegelman

"Tardi's depiction of the First World War is so impassioned and visceral that it can be compared to the work of the artists who actually served in the trenches." – Joe Sacco

"French master Tardi gives an infantry-level view of World War I's meat-grinder carnage in grim vignettes that primarily keep tight, telling focus on the stories of individual soldiers. …[It Was the War of the Trenches] deserves a place on the top shelf of graphic lit.” – Cliff Froehlich, St. Louis Post-Dipatch

Praise for Goddamn This War!

"As brutal and horrific as the Great War itself, this book rivals All Quiet on the Western Front when it comes to the insane idiocy of the conflict." – Max Brooks

Tardi's WWI: It Was the War of the Trenches/Goddamn This War!
by Jacques Tardi, with Jean-Pierre Verney

260-page black & white/color 8.25” x 10.75” hardcover • $39.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-769-7

Due to arrive in about 2-4 weeks. Click thumbnails for larger versions; get more info, see more previews, and pre-order your copy here:

http://www.fantagraphics.com/tardiswwi