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January Book-A-Day Sale: The Left Bank Gang
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under sales specialsJason 15 Jan 2015 12:00 AM

The Left Bank Gang by Jason - CoverToday's January Book-A-Day Sale brings us back to beloved Norwegian cartoonist Jason's work. This time, we're offering the unique graphic novel The Left Bank Gang for 45% off!

Starring four literary giants—F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Ezra Pound, and James Joyce—The Left Bank Gang is a deliciously inventive re-imagining of these four characters as not only typical Jason anthropomorphics, but...graphic novelists! Yes, in Jason's warped world, cartooning is the dominant form of fiction, and not only do these four work literary giants work in the comics medium but they get together to discuss pen vs. brush, chat about the latest graphic novels from Dostoevsky ("I can't tell any of his characters apart!") to Faulkner ("Hasn't he heard of white space? His panels are too crowded!"), and bemoan their erratic careers.

Head over to the book page for more info, including free wallpaper downloads and digital edition link!

January Book-A-Day Sale: Baobab #2
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under sales specialsIgort 14 Jan 2015 3:00 AM

Baobab #2 by Igort - CoverToday's January Book-A-Day Sale features the beautiful work of Italian cartoonist Igort. This second issue of Baobab tells the story of two aspiring cartoonists who vow to create amazing works of fantasy and magic, even talking a retired local newspaper publisher into reviving his paper just for them. But just as he sees his big break and gets ready to launch what will eventually become his signature character, "Morvo," Celestine falls terribly ill, and even his doting sister's help can't get him back on track...

In the Baobab series, Igort traces an alternate history of the very beginnings of the comic strip artform, with subtle nods toward such masters as Winsor McCay and George Herriman (upon whom the Creole Celestine is clearly based). No aficionado of comics' earliest days can miss this! Part of the Ignatz series.

Today, get Baobab #2 for 50% off!

January Book-A-Day Sale: The Theatre of Cruelty
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under sales specials 13 Jan 2015 3:00 AM

The Theatre of Cruelty by Marc Tessier and Alexandre Lafleur - CoverToday's Book-A-Day sale title comes from Montreal, where two Canadian artists Marc Tessier and Alexandre Lafleur collaborated on this debut graphic novel telling four striking stories. "The Sleeping Heart," "The Theatre of Cruelty," "The Lovers," and "To Chandra from Surya" filter autobiographical fragments through the dream world, plumbing the depths of the psyche, mining the mythology of our collective unconscious. Written and drawn over a five-year period, each tale in The Theatre of Cruelty is a rollercoaster ride through hell and heaven, fueled by a quest to capture the truth through the power of imagination.

And, for today only, grab a copy of this beautiful book at 50% off

January Book-A-Day Sale: Wandering Son
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under Wandering SonShimura Takakosales specials 12 Jan 2015 3:00 AM

Wandering Son by Shimura Takako - CoversToday's January Book-A-Day is a three-fer! Shimura Takako's beloved manga series, Wandering Son, has been hailed as a sophisticated work of storytelling, in which a group of fifth grade characters must navigate their budding puberty, and some of them find themselves dealing with the additional complications of gender dysphoria.

Today, we're pleased to offer Volumes 4, 5, and 6 as a bundle at 45% off!

January Book-A-Day Sale: Interiorae
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under sales specialsGabriella Giandelli 10 Jan 2015 9:15 AM

Interiorae by Gabriella Giandelli - CoverToday's Book-A-Day title comes to us from Italy, and it is described thusly:

"A high-rise apartment building in an unnamed European city. Its inhabitants come and go, meet each other, talk, dream, regret, hope... in short, live. A ghostly, shape-shifting anthropomorphic white rabbit roams from apartment to apartment, surveying and keeping track of all this humanity... and at the end of every night, he floats down to the basement where he delivers his report to the 'great dark one.'"

Yes, it's Gabriella Giandelli's Interiorae, praised both in her native Italy and in the U.S, in Boing Boing's "Best Damn Comics of the Year" survey. And, for today only, you can purchase this moody graphic novel for 40% off its retail price!

January Book-A-Day Sale: Angelman
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under sales specialsnicolas mahler 9 Jan 2015 3:00 AM

Angelman by Nicolas Mahler - CoverToday's January Book-A-Day title was named the "Best Funny Comic of 2012" by Paul Gravett.

Nicolas Mahler's Angelman turns the superhero trope directly on its head. The titular character is created by Korporate Comics in a flash of money-grubbing cynicism appalling even by their standards. However, Angelman’s powers (which include empathy and the ability to be a good listener) prove less than adequate to deal with the sinister threat of the insane plastic-surgeon villain Gender Bender — or with the fickleness of fashion, the rapacious super-heroine Lady Dentata, the increasingly desperate re-boot attempts by Korporate Comics, his oddly twin-like wife, a disastrously bad movie adaptation that single-handedly brings the vogue for super-hero movies to a screeching halt… all delineated in Mahler’s trademarked ultra-minimalism (albeit this time in spectacular color), and with his drier-than-dry wit.

For today only, Angelman is available from our mail-order department at 35% off!

January Book-A-Day Sale: The Last Musketeer
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under sales specialsJason 8 Jan 2015 3:00 AM

The Last Musketeer by Jason - CoverOur eighth January Book-A-Day Sale title also heralds our new theme of the week—"Across the Pond"—featuring seven Fantagraphics editions of non-U.S. titles. We're starting off with acclaimed Norwegian cartoonist Jason's The Last Musketeer.

The premise: the by-now centuries old musketeer Athos has been reduced to a suavely dressed but useless near-panhandler trading on his now almost extinct fame. All this changes when one day the Martians attack Earth. Suddenly there is a need for swashes to be buckled, and Athos leaps back into the fray with a vengeance.

You can purchase The Last Musketeer  today for a whopping 45% off! Grab your copy of this iconic, award-winning cartoonist's work while supplies last!

January Book-A-Day Sale: The Last Lonely Saturday
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under sales specialsJordan Crane 7 Jan 2015 3:00 AM

The Last Lonely Saturday by Jordan Crane - Cover

Today, our January Book-A-Day Sale features a bittersweet, melancholy book by Jordan Crane—his first self-published graphic novel. The Last Lonely Saturday is a largely wordless, two-color book telling the story of an older man on the day he visits his departed wife's gravesite.

In this evocative, romantic novella, told in a beautiful red and yellow palette, Crane's economical images waste not a line, and his narrative flows effortlessly from panel to panel in this heartwarming story of love and love lost.

For today only, The Last Lonely Saturday is available at a 40% discount

January Book-A-Day Sale: The Crackle of the Frost
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under sales specialsLorenzo Mattotti 6 Jan 2015 3:00 AM

The Crackle of the Frost by Lorenzo Mattotti & Jorge Zentner - CoverToday's January Book of the Day is by acclaimed Italian illustrator Lorenzo Mattotti and Argentine comic writer Jorge Zentner. In The Crackle of the Frost, Mattotti's whirling, vivid, and emotionally charged images tell the story of Samuel, who fled his relationship with Alice after she expressed her desire to bear his child.

A year later, he receives a letter from Alice announcing that she is pregnant, spurring him to visit her—to re-open, or perhaps close forever, that important chapter of his life

The Crackle of the Frost is available today at 35% off! Check out our book page for previews and more info.

January Book-A-Day Sale: Ghosts and Ruins
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under sales specialsBen Catmull 5 Jan 2015 5:00 AM

Ghosts and Ruins by Ben Catmull - Cover

Today's book of the day: Ben Catmull's gorgeous hardcover coffee-table art book of ghost stories, Ghosts and Ruins!

Catmull's images are evocative, haunting masterpieces that never tread in graphic imagery, choosing instead to suggest horrors far more frightening than what they explicitly depict. With just the right touch of humor to balance the terror, Ghosts and Ruins is sure to please fans of Edward Gorey or Tim Burton, and makes a perfect gift book for the ghost story fan in your house.

Ghosts and Ruins is available all day today at 30% off! Previews and photosets are available on our order page.