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Twelve Gems by Lane Milburn - First Look
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Lane MilburnComing Attractions 31 Mar 2014 4:00 PM

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I came in to work to find Twelve Gems on my desk this morning. No, not actual precious jewels, but something almost as valuable: an advance copy of Lane Milburn's glorious, hilarious sci-fi comedy epic! Three mercenaries hired by an enigmatic scientist traverse the galaxy in search of a dozen legendary stones with mysterious powers. Fast spaceships, exotic worlds, grody aliens, cosmic mysteries, and blazing action blend with sly satire and all-out laughs, zapping your eyeballs with Milburn's dense, detailed, rough-hewn artwork, printed in midnight blue on white.

We're ahead of schedule with this book and it's not scheduled to be in stores until July, but we'll have limited copies for sale on the festival and convention circuit this Spring and Summer, and of course you can pre-order your copy right now.

Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Vol. 5: Outwits the Phantom Blot by Floyd Gottfredson - Excerpt
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under previewsMickey MouseFloyd GottfredsonDisneyComing Attractions 31 Mar 2014 10:26 AM

An unsung cartooning master, Floyd Gottfredson produced the newspaper-strip adventures of Disney's flagship character in near-anonymity for decades, and our series finally gives him the spotlight he deserves. The newest volume, Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Vol. 5: Outwits the Phantom Blot, finds our intrepid rodent hero getting into and out of dangerous scrapes on the open seas, in the urban underworld, on a remote tropical island (or is it?), and in his own back yard.

Our downloadable excerpt includes 8 weeks of the "Mighty Whale Hunter" continuity, wherein Mickey's thirst for adventure leads him and Goofy into hot water and hijinks on the high seas, plus the Table of Contents and a few introductory pages. We expect the book to be available in June; pre-order now to reserve your copy.

Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Vol. 5: Outwits the Phantom Blot by Floyd Gottfredson

Carol Tyler Keynote Speaker at the University of Florida!
Written by janice headley | Filed under eventsCarol Tyler 31 Mar 2014 9:36 AM

For their 11th annual University of Florida Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels, the Graduate Comics Organization will look at "Traumics: Comics Narratives of Trauma."

And presenting one of their keynote speakers is noneother than our very own Carol Tyler, and on Saturday, April 5th, she will present a talk on "Graphic Emotion: Weighted Words and Moving Marks" at 7:00 PM, with a reception to follow at 8:30 PM with drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Surely, anyone who has read Tyler's series, You'll Never Know, her graphic memoir focusing on the artist's father and his experiences in World War II, knows that she's an expert on graphic emotion!

On Sunday, April 6th, Carol will lead an artist's workshop titled "Comics: Getting Down to Basics" at 11:15 AM.

Keynote lectures and receptions will be held in Ustler Hall. All other events will be held in Pugh Hall.  Ustler Hall is located on the University of Florida at the intersection of East West Drive and Fletcher Drive. The conference is FREE and open to the public.

Cosplayers by Dash Shaw - First Look/Preview Photos
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Dash ShawComing Attractions 28 Mar 2014 12:25 PM

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Cosplayers
by Dash Shaw

32-page full-color comic book • $5.00

Ships on: April 16, 2014 (subject to change) — Pre-Order Now  

Annie and Verti are two teen cosplayers with too much time on their hands. Annie wants to act, and Verti wants to be a photographer/filmmaker. Together, they embark on making a film starring themselves and featuring an unsuspecting cast of extras they record via hidden camera. What could possibly go wrong? A one-shot dose of humor and melancholy from the creator of New School, BodyWorld, and Bottomless Belly Button.

More Fantagraphics Action at Emerald City Comicon
Written by Larry Reid | Filed under The StrangerStan SakaiPeter BaggeMichel GagneKristy ValentiKim ThompsonGary GrothEric ReynoldsEllen ForneyDavid Lasky 28 Mar 2014 11:07 AM

Call it a Love Hate relationship: Visitors to the Fantagraphics booth #207 at this weekend's sold-out Emerald City Comicon in Seattle will be the first in the country to get copies of Buddy Buys a Dump. The third volume of Peter Bagge's Buddy Bradley stories includes the Hate Annual adventures with a new 20-page conclusion. Come see.

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Ellen Forney and David Lasky will sign at our booth today at 4:30 following their informative panel discussion on health care in the comix community. Don't miss the panel on Fantagraphics' future on Saturday at 1:00 PM in room TCC 301 with panelists Gary Groth, Eric Reynolds, Michael Catron and Kristy Valenti moderated by Paul Constant of The Stranger. (Check out this week's issue for Constant's panel preview.) This fascinating discussion will continue after the panel when the editors drop by our booth. Then meet the editor of Simon and Kirby's Young Romance series, Michel Gagné, at 3:00 PM.

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Don't miss the booth appearance by Stan Sakai on Sunday at 11:00 AM. He'll be signing the first seven volumes of Usagi Yojimbo collections — a spectacular series brought to print by the late Kim Thompson. Here's a chance to meet one of America's most extraordinary artists. We'll have some seasonal Usagi treats in store for adoring fans.

Joost Swarte: Urban and Urbane at the Society of Illustrators NYC!
Written by janice headley | Filed under Joost Swarteevents 28 Mar 2014 9:36 AM

We're so excited to have the legendary Dutch cartoonist, illustrator and designer Joost Swarte joining us in New York City in April!

And in conjunction with his appearance at the 2014 MoCCA Fest, the Society of Illustrators presents Joost Swarte: Urban and Urbane, an exhibition of original artwork, sketches, prints and documentation that survey multiple facets of Swarte’s career — from RAW to The New Yorker to his architectural projects — with a special emphasis on his images of urban life, real and imagined.

The exhibit will be on view through April 26th in the MoCCA Second Floor Gallery at the Society of Illustrators, located at 128 East 63rd Street.

And, don't miss your chance to meet this legend at MoCCA! Priority seating is sold out for his Saturday, April 5th conversation with Art Spiegelman and moderator Bill Kartalopoulos, but remaining seating will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. 

The Complete Peanuts 1991-1992 (Vol. 21) by Charles M. Schulz - Video/Photo Slideshow Preview
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videopreviewsPeanutsnew releasesCharles M Schulz 27 Mar 2014 3:29 PM

The Complete Peanuts 1991-1992 (Vol. 21)
by Charles M. Schulz

344-page black & white 8.5" x 7" hardcover • $29.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-726-0

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

Peanuts enters its final decade, and The Complete Peanuts enters its homestretch, with material that is perhaps the most overlooked of Schulz’s career and soon to be reconsidered by scholars with this volume. Schulz’s cartooning has never looked more confident, and his sense of humor never more unrestrained. This is the 21st volume (of 25) of the perennial, bestselling series that collects every single one of the 18,000-plus Peanuts strips created by Charles M. Schulz, from its debut in 1950 to the end in 2000.

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witzend - Cover Uncovered
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under witzendWallace WoodComing Attractions 27 Mar 2014 11:38 AM

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At last we can reveal the slipcase artwork for our two-volume complete collection of witzend, coming this Summer. Occupying the fertile but seldom-trod ground between the undergrounds and the "overground" mainstream (sometimes called "groundlevel comics"), witzend was created in 1966 by Wallace Wood and ran for 13 issues over nearly two decades, providing a forum for unfettered expression by creators used to toiling under commercial restrictions — in other words, a place for Wood and his friends to let their freak flags fly. And oh, what a list of friends he had. We'll get into that later... in the meantime, see how many of them you can identify in this dazzling design! (Presale is pending — there's a Gordian Knot we're still untangling.)

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Buddy Buys a Dump by Peter Bagge - Photoset Preview
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under previewsPeter Baggenew releases 27 Mar 2014 10:56 AM

"I love Hate, particularly the increasingly oddball Buddy Bradley stories.... Every comics fan should have the vast majority of whatever Peter Bagge has in print..." – Tom Spurgeon, The Comics Reporter

"...Bagge’s vivid caricatures animate the most routine of actions, effectively suggesting how cozily, in this life, the mundane cohabits with the outrageous." – Rich Kreiner, The Comics Journal

"...Bagge truly pulls out all the stops in depicting extreme familial weirdness. His dialogue is as sharp as ever, his line is quite lively and his uncanny ability to depict the creeping weirdness of suburbia is even more disturbing than in the initial run of New Jersey stories in Hate." – Rob Clough, High-Low

"Peter Bagge is the funniest cartoonist in existence." – John Kricfalusi

"It's a laff riot, what can I tell ya?" – R. Crumb

"Folk hero Buddy Bradley defined and transcended grunge-era slackerdom." – Playboy

Buddy Buys a Dump: The Complete Buddy Bradley Stories from "Hate" Comics Vol. 3
by Peter Bagge

144-page full-color 6" x 9" softcover • $19.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-745-1

Due to arrive in about 3-5 weeks. Click the thumbnails for larger versions; get more info, see more previews and pre-order your copy here:

http://www.fantagraphics.com/buddybuysadump

Pretty in Ink at the San Francisco Public Library!
Written by janice headley | Filed under Trina Robbinsevents 27 Mar 2014 9:13 AM

The San Francisco library is currently hosting an exhibit based on Pretty in Ink: American Women Cartoonists 1896-2013, the ultimate collection of female comic herstory!

Featuring photos, letters, original artwork, toys, comic books and other ephemera, this exhibition captures women cartoonists from the late 19th century to now!

And on Thursday, March 27th, author Trina Robbins will discuss her work, and sign copies of the book in the main library, at 6:00 PM in the  Latino/Hispanic Community Meeting Room on the lower level.

Come see and hear all the pretty at the main library of the San Francisco Public Library system, located at 100 Larkin Street. 


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