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Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck: Return to Plain Awful & Vols. 1-2 Box Set - First Look
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsDon RosaDisneyComing Attractions 13 Oct 2014 1:45 PM

Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck: Return to Plain Awful (The Don Rosa Library Vol. 2) - Cover

Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck: Return to Plain Awful (The Don Rosa Library Vol. 2) - Inside Page

Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck: Return to Plain Awful (The Don Rosa Library Vol. 2) - Inside Page

Our next Don Rosa Library book is here, filled with more richly dense and action-packed stories featuring our favorite duck family! It's easy to lose oneself in the page after page of Don Rosa's stories and artwork, and we may in fact have been slightly delayed in putting up these photos, such was the draw of reading each and every tale. And—what's this?—the first box set collecting volumes 1 and 2 of the Don Rosa Library is at our office as well?

Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck: Return to Plain Awful and The Don Rosa Library Vols. 1-2 Gift Box Set are due to hit store shelves in just a few measly weeks, so hold on tight! We've got plenty of previews in store for you until then.

Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck: The Don Rosa Library Vols. 1 & 2 Gift Box Set

Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck: The Don Rosa Library Vols. 1 & 2 Gift Box Set

Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck: The Don Rosa Library Vols. 1 & 2 Gift Box Set

The Complete Peanuts 1993-1994 (Vol. 22) by Charles M. Schulz - Photo/Video Slideshow
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsPeanutsComing AttractionsCharles M Schulz 13 Oct 2014 11:30 AM

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

344-page color 8.5" x 7" hardcover • $29.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-773-4

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

Even the most devoted Peanuts fan will be surprised by revisiting Schulz's last decade of work. Schulz's cartooning has never been more expressive, and his sense of humor never more unencumbered by formula or tradition. In one sequence, the gang waits… and waits… for a school bus that never comes. Another shockingly showcases Charlie Brown hitting a game-winning home run—off Roy Hobbs's great-granddaughter? Then, Linus lobbies the White House to nominate Snoopy for a Supreme Court seat (it would go to Ruth Bader Ginsburg). Woodstock discovers his long-lost grandfather's diary, detailing a hard life in captivity (birdcage). Snoopy lands in the hospital with pneumonia, and all three of his brothers—Andy, Spike, and Olaf—come pay their respects. This is the 22nd volume (of 25) of the best-selling series collecting every single one of the 18,000-plus strips created by Schulz from 1950-2000.

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Sock Monkey: Into the Deep Woods by Matt Danner and Tony Millionaire - Photoset Preview
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under Tony Millionairepreviewsnew releasesMatt Danner 10 Oct 2014 2:30 PM

"Tony Millionaire’s Sock Monkey disturbs me for all the right reasons." – Time

"I think Tony Millionaire can only do important things." – Dave Eggers

"Tony Millionaire is one of our true genii" – John Hodgman

"…evokes the anything-goes child-logic found in darker fairy tales and the Oz stories with a pinch of Lewis Carroll thrown in for the sheer bizarreness of it all." – Publishers Weekly

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

80-page black & white 6” x 9” hardcover • $16.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-746-8

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/sockmonkeydeepwoods

Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Vol. 6: Lost in Lands of Long Ago by Floyd Gottfredson - Excerpt
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsFloyd GottfredsonDisneyComing Attractions 10 Oct 2014 1:15 PM

B'Gawrsh! It's another volume of rip-roarin', shoot-em-up, and time-travelin' Mickey Mouse adventures, penned by the masterful Floyd Gottfredson. Lost in Lands of Long Ago starts off with a six-page foreword by Thomas Andrae that's packed with original sketches and illustrations, followed by a full illustrated spread by Stephen de Stefano titled "I Sat at Floyd Gottfredson's Desk!" All of this, plus seven pages of comics, are included in our 22-page, 5.1 MB downloadable excerpt.

Lost in Lands of Long Ago is available for pre-order now, which means you'll receive it on your doorstep, front porch, P.O Box, or via brontosaurus* in late November/early December.

* disclaimer: may not actually be deliverable via brontosaurus

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

Set to Sea [Softcover Ed.] by Drew Weing - Photoset Preview
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsnew releasesDrew Weing 9 Oct 2014 10:50 AM

"Drew Weing’s beautiful art and masterful pacing are so pleasurable that Set To Sea stands up to multiple reads. It’s a catchy little tune that sounds better with each spin.” – The AV Club

"The book contains very little dialogue, so it’s Weing’s images themselves that do the narrative work. And they’re a singular mix: in the foreground, bright, cartoony figures that look like they’re moonlighting from an E.C. Segar Popeye comic strip; in the background, densely crosshatched, painstakingly detailed seascapes." – NPR

"With hints of The Odyssey, Moby Dick, Popeye and Treasure Island, Weing has created a modern classic in the pirate genre." – School Library Journal

Set to Sea [Softcover Ed.]
by Drew Weing

144-page black & white 5” x 6.25” softcover • $14.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-771-0

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/settosea

Peanuts Every Sunday 1956-1960 (Vol. 2) by Charles M. Schulz - Photoset Preview
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsPeanutsnew releasesCharles M Schulz 8 Oct 2014 11:30 AM

"Peanuts was, is, and will continue to be the finest comic in the world. Bravo." – Ray Bradbury

"The daily black-and-white comics were great but the full-color Sunday strips gave Schulz a big, beautiful canvas to let his expert pacing and amazing linework breathe in a rainbow of color…it’s really the entire mix of characters …and their mix of adult prickliness and childlike naiveté that made Charles Schulz’s iconic comics strips so timeless." – Evan Narcisse, Kotaku

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

288-page full color 13.25" x 9.5" hardcover • $49.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-794-9

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

http://www.fantagraphics.com/peanutseverysunday2

Sock Monkey: Into the Deep Woods by Matt Danner and Tony Millionaire - Video/Photo Slideshow
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under Tony MillionairepreviewsMatt DannerComing Attractions 7 Oct 2014 12:45 PM

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

80-page color 6" x 9" hardcover • $16.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-746-8

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

The precocious sock monkey Uncle Gabby, his innocent pal Mr. Crow, and their tiny doll-friend, Inches, are the heroes of this funny, unsettling, and all-new Sock Monkey storybook. Convinced that their human, Ann-Louise, has been kidnapped by a vicious monster dubbed the Amarok, our heroes bravely venture into the Haunted Woods to rescue her. The epic quest that follows takes them by sea, land, and air through many fantastic lands and introduces a cast of fanciful characters and creatures including the Trumbernick (the pixie shaman of the forest), a giant sea monster, the Guardsmen of Bear Town, and a flock of flying harpies. Beloved by adults and children, Sock Monkey hearkens back to all-ages fantasy-adventure such as The Wizard of Oz or Alice in Wonderland.

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

Set to Sea [Softcover Ed.] by Drew Weing - Video/Photo Slideshow
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsDrew WeingComing Attractions 6 Oct 2014 4:30 PM

Set to Sea [Softcover Ed.]
by Drew Weing

144-page color 5" x 6.25" hardcover • $14.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-771-0

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

The central character of Set to Sea is a big lug and an aspiring poet who runs up tabs at the local bars by day and haunts the docks by night, writing paeans to the seafaring life. When he gets shanghaied aboard a clipper bound for Hong Kong, he finds the sailor's life a bit rougher than his romantic nautical fantasies, but he learns to live — and love — a Conradian life on the sea, all the while writing poetry about pirates, bad food, unceremonious funerals, foreign ports, and unexpected epiphanies. By the end of his life, he's found satisfaction in living a life of adventure and finding a receptive and appreciative readership. What more could one ask for? Set to Sea is part rollicking adventure, part maritime ballad told in visual rhyme. Every page is a single panel, every panel is a stunning illustration, every illustration a part of a larger whole that tells a story in the deft language of cartooning.

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Aces High (The EC Comics Library) by George Evans, Al Feldstein, Harvey Kurtzman - First Look
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsHarvey KurtzmanGeorge EvansEC ComicsComing AttractionsAl Feldstein 6 Oct 2014 2:45 PM

Aces High (The EC Comics Library) by George Evans, Al Feldstein, Harvey Kurtzman - Cover

Aces High (The EC Comics Library) by George Evans, Al Felstein, Harvey Kurtzman - Inside Page

It's always a good day at the office when we get to hold a freshly printed advance copy of a new EC Comics Library book! Here is Aces High, featuring high-flying, plane-focused illustrated stories of George Evans, as written by himself, Harvey Kurtzman, and Al Feldstein. The book is due to arrive at your local shop this November, but trust us, you'll want to pre-order it sooner rather than later.

The Late Child and Other Animals by Marguerite Van Cook and James Romberger - Excerpt
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsMarguerite Van CookJames RombergerComing Attractions 6 Oct 2014 12:00 PM

In the opening pages of The Late Child and Other Animals, a new biographical memoir out from acclaimed artists and powerhouse duo Marguerite Van Cook and James Romberger, Van Cook's mother Hetty navigates the ruins of Portsmouth, where Nazi bombings have destroyed buildings and started fires. Meanwhile, her husband Fred—with whom she has decided to adopt a child—is stationed somewhere in North Africa.

You can read and download the full 17-page (10.2 MB) excerpt here. We'll have more previews soon, but in the meantime, our presale is up and ready to take your orders.

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