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Fantagraphics is offering a Marvel crossover for Free Comic Book Day, as part of their February 2024 solicits and solicitations Reprinting comics from Marvel's Atlas era as part of a new Atlas Library collaboration with Marvel, and form FCBD that includes Stan Lee and Joe Maneely's satire on Fredric Wertham, The Raving Maniac. As well as[...]
Comic Creators React to Thomas Woodruff's Eisner-Nominated Graphic Opera
Thomas Woodruff and his history teaching at School of Visual Arts in New York City for 39 years, Chair of the BFA Illustration and Cartooning Department for 20 years, and only stepping down as Chair Emeritus in 2021. Francis Rothbart! The Tale of a Fastidious Feral published by Fantagraphics is described as "A stunning, head-turning, "graphic opera" masterpiece[...]
Comic Creators React to Thomas Woodruff's Eisner-Nominated Graphic Opera
Bleeding Cool reported on some of the social media fuss that had kicked off after Francis Rothbart! The Tale of a Fastidious Feral published by Fantagraphics picked up four nomination for the Eisner Awards 2023 Most of it focused around creator Thomas Woodruff and his history teaching at School of Visual Arts in New York City[...]
The Chuckling Whatsit Review: A Sinister Cocktail
It's also my introduction to the (now dead) artist's prodigious Fantagraphics bibliography. The Chuckling Whatsit cover by Richard Sala The Chuckling Whatsit's plot is probably too complex for its own good Someone's killing astrologers, and the bodies pile up There are monster men, insane asylums, and assassins killing informants at night If there's a criticism of The[...]
Fantagraphics to Publish Daniel Clowes' Monica In October
Now Daniel Clowes returns with his latest work, to be published by Fantagraphics in October this year, Monica which Fantagraphics describes as "the most personal and ambitious book of his storied career." Fantagraphics to Publish Daniel Clowes' Monica In October Monica is a series of short, interconnected narratives that tell the life story — actually, stories — of[...]
You've seen the YouTube channel, now buy the comic, Ed Piskor's horrific Red Room returns with blockchain and NFTs on its mind, in Red Room: Crypto Killaz #1, from Fantagraphics as part of their May 2023 solicits and solicitations Which means this kind of chainsaw debauchery will be followed by Disney Ducks As it should[...]
Fantagraphics To Publish The 1963 Annual By Don Simpson in 2023, Ish
A year ago, Bleeding Cool reported that Don Simpson, in a rather incendiary fashion, was planning to create and complete the 1963 Annual, the Image Comics title that was meant to have been written by Alan Moore and drawn by Jim Lee, that would have been the final issue to the 1963 comic book from[...]
Gary Groth
From 1971 on, Murphy drew the strip from Foster scripts and pencil sketches until strip #2241 in 1980, when Murphy drew the solo with scripts by his son Cullen Murphy. Brian Kane posted the following; Prince Valiant, sketches and finished work. "I was screwed over by Gary Groth and Fantagraphics, which has kept the 6-volume "Hal Foster's Prince[...]
Graphic Novel Tells Netflix s Lady Dynamite! Series Through The Dogs
It told the story of stand-up comedian/actor Maria Bamford moving back to Los Angeles after spending six months away in recovery for bipolar disorder and attempts to build up her life from scratch with the help of her agent Bruce Ben-Bacharach played by Fred Melamed. And now Fantagraphics is to publish Hogbook And Lazer Eyes, a new graphic[...]
Fantagraphics Publish Giovan Battista Carpi Literary Disney Parodies
There have been translations into English but they have been rather lacking. Well, next year, Fantagraphics looks to be retranslating and putting them back into print, starting with Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck in Les Misérables and War and Peace by Giovan Battista Carpi for the 29th of August, 2023. In the tradition of Mickey's Christmas Carol[...]
See You At San Diego
American Cinematheque will be selling the art via auction, with proceeds going back to the American Cinematheque itself See You At San Diego: An Oral History Of Comic-Con, Fandom And The Triumph Of Geek Culture by Mathew Klickstein and published by Fantagraphics, is an oral history of San Diego Comic-Con from its earliest days with forewords[...]
Keeping Two
I mentioned my anticipation of the upcoming graphic novel, Keeping Two by Jordan Crane from Fantagraphics, twenty years in the making, and including previous versions of the comic book Crane created the comics anthology NON, and the all-ages graphic novel The Clouds Above In Keeping Two, Crane uses comics to thread several timelines and the[...]
Jim Rugg Parodies Maus For Ed Piskor's Red Room
Ed Piskor's Red Room has been a massive smash hit for Fantagraphics A meta-narrative of a horror comic set on the dark web, it began as a serialised Patreon publication before being picked up for print Say that without spitting over everyone And during the series, Ed has gotten his Cartoonist Kayfabe collaborator Jim Rugg[...]
Sam Kieth's I Before E #1 (Fantagraphics Books, 1991).
By the time that I Before E #1 was released in 1991, Sam Kieth had only had one Marvel gig involving the Hulk — Incredible Hulk #368.  And while that issue captured the imagination of the mainstream comics audience and quickly led to more Marvel work (including a Hulk cover for Wizard shortly after this),[...]
Eightball #11 featuring the start of Ghost World (Fantagraphics Books, 1993)
Daniel Clowes got his start in comics contributing to Cracked magazine in 1985 and shortly after Fantagraphics published his Lloyd Llewellyn series.  Since then he's become an Oscar-nominated screenwriter and has received Eisner, Harvey and Ignatz awards for comics and the PEN Award for literature.  His most famous and acclaimed work has appeared in the[...]
Ed Piskor's smash hit from Fantagraphics over the last year, Red Room, returns in December as Red Room: Trigger Warnings #1, the first of four issues running into 2022 Here is the visual-less solicitation, as well as everything else new lined up by Fantagraphics for their December 2021 solicits and solicitations. RED ROOM TRIGGER WARNINGS #1 FANTAGRAPHICS[...]
Bid For Set of Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Cards On Auction Today
This nine-panel grid, rendered in clean inks, takes readers of this indie classic through quite a range of emotions. Jaime Hernandez Love and Rockets #44 Story Page 10 Maggie and Penny Original Art (Fantagraphics, 1994) Credit: Heritage Auctions Jaime Hernandez Love and Rockets #44 Story Page 10 Maggie and Penny Original Art (Fantagraphics, 1994). Ruby is about to[...]
Fantagraphics Announces Print Publication Of CRISIS ZONE
On August 4th, American publisher Fantagraphics announced they would publish a physical collection of CRISIS ZONE, a webcomic by Simon Hanselmann. Crisis Zone cover courtesy of Fantagraphics Fantagraphics will publish the Eisner-winning work in what the publisher describes as an unabridged and uncensored format, with over 500 additional panels and creator commentary Most intriguing to me is[...]
Chris Ware's Acme Novelty Library Set At Auction Today
Creator Chris Ware had worked on RAW Magazine, created strips for alternative newspapers and self-published a number of mini-comics, but it was the bold, brash insanity of the over-sized Acme Novelty Library #1 from Fantagraphics Books in 1994 that announced a superstar of indie comics and set him on the path to win the kind[...]
LATE: Captain America, Mighty Valkyries and Red Room
Jane and R na fight to save the gods and restore the mortal world! Don't miss the conclusion to Jason Aaron, Torunn Gr nbekk and Mattia de Iulis' realm-shaking epic! Rated T+In Shops: Sep 15, 2021 SRP: $3.99 RED ROOM #2 FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS APR211664 (W) Ed Piskor (A) Ed Piskor Grooming victims to be slaughtered on the DARK WEB for[...]
Ed Piskor's Red Room Is Fantagraphics' Best-Selling Comic In Decades
Ed Piskor of Hip-Hop Family Tree graphic novels and Marvel's X-Men: Grand Design, and the Cartoonist KayFaybe channel on YouTube is releasing Red Room, a new comic book from Fantagraphics Books described as "an ambitious, new sci-fi horror comic" that "represents a significant milestone for the cartoonist: the creation of his first creator-owned, shared universe[...]
Check out the preview below. BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH MONSTERS SGND HC (MR) FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS DEC201452 (W) Barry Windsor-Smith (A / CA) Barry Windsor-Smith A special signed volume of Barry Windsor-Smith's MONSTERS will be available in February 2021 Limited to 1200 copies, the author's signature appears on a beautifully designed and printed vellum tip-in sheet that is bound into this edition with[...]
Don Simpson and Gary Groth On Alan Moore's No-Credit For In Pictopia
On the 27th of February, Bleeding Cool posted an article referencing a then-current meme, Publish An Alan Moore Comic Without Saying It's An Alan Moore Comic. It referred to Fantagraphics republishing In Pictopia! as In Pictopia, the 13-page story by Alan Moore and Don Simpson, originally published by Fantagraphics in Anything Goes in 1986 This was[...]
Jim Rugg's Eightball Cover For Ed Piskor's Red Room, Coming To FCBD
Earlier today, Bleeding Cool scooped the news on the full Free Comic Book Day titles for the 14th of August, 2021, including Ed Piskor's new horror comic book series Red Room from Fantagraphics, which will launch for FCBD The Red Room Free Comic Book Day issue will feature 100% original content, exclusive to FCBD, and[...]
Publish An Alan Moore Comic Without Saying It's An Alan Moore Comic
It originally appeared in Anything Goes! #2 in 1986, a comic published by Fantagraphics to raise money to help pay the costs of The Comics Journal from a libel lawsuit brought on by Michael Fleisher. It is a true gem A story about a comic book character living in a city full of other comic book[...]
William Van Horn Donald Duck
At the age of 81, he doesn't draw comics a lot now but his son Noel Van Horn is now also a Disney comics artist, focusing on Mickey Mouse stories. Fantagraphics To Collect William Van Horn's Donald Duck Comics And now Fantagraphics is going to collect William Van Horn's work Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge: Pie in the[...]
Mickey Mouse Zombie Coffee
Originally published in 2016 as Café Zombo, it is now being translated into English and published in Mickey Mouse's home country for the first time in August 2021 from Fantagraphics Books. Mickey Mouse Gets His Zombie Coffee Published in English in 2021 Mickey Mouse: Zombie Coffee sees Mickey, Minnie, Donald Duck, Horace Horsecollar, and Clarabelle Cow go[...]
4 Thoughts About Bezimena from Fantagraphics
Published through Fantagraphics in 2019, the black and white story received some amount of critical acclaim, including a positive NPR review. A page from Bezimena, via Taddle Creek Magazine A wholly adult-only OGN that most closely resembles a David Lynch movie, Bezimena focuses its attention on the story of a sexual predator Bunjevac formats the story in[...]
Fantagraphics Finally Publishes Barry Windsor-Smith's Monsters OGN
What was originally a 22-page story was now over 270 pages Fantagraphics published his similarly-withdrawn X-Men story, Lifedeath III as the Storyteller spinoff, Adastra In Africa It was hoped something similar could be achieved with Monster And that's just what happened Barry Windsor-Smith's Monsters is now scheduled for January 19th, 2021 and is 380 pages long. Monsters,[...]
Humanoids' Mark Waid couldn't make it but Fantagraphics' Gary Groth, Boom Studios' Ross Richie, Dark Horse's Mike Richardson and IDW's Dirk Wood did The stream just wrapped. Along the way, Steve Geppi talked about the importance of communication from retailers, publishers and distributors, recommending that everyone needed to stay in their lane, publisher, retailers, distributors, that[...]