Cyber Monday: Fantagraphics 40% off sale and gift guide!

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  Fantagraphics is having a site wide 40% off sale for Cyber Monday. Seriously, get your gifting done early — they’ve even provided a gift guide. A few of our own suggestions: For anyone anywhere: a Peanuts volume, perhaps this classic Sundays collection in color with all the 60s Sundays in a boxed set. BTW this […]

Review: Guy Colwell looks at the subtle side of control

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Human beings have, historically, revealed a vigorous capacity for steering other human beings away from the way they are currently living into a more preferred lifestyle. This goes without saying as you look through the history of conquest, or even the religious wrangling of English kings, as well as the tentacled reach of Catholic missionaries […]

Interview: Anya Davidson on rebellion, punk rock and ‘Band for Life’

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Anya Davidson’s ‘Band for Life’ is one of the boldest graphic novels of the year, an eye splitting trip into the lives of am indie punk rock band and their misadventures. Call it Josie and the Pussycats for the post-iTunes generation. Here Davidson talks about her own music tastes and band as well as the history of the strip and her use of color.

Review: Two tiny books with big differences between them

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Nicolas by Pascal Girard This is a deceptively simple book that takes slices from the life of creator Pascal Girard’s life that all revolve around his younger brother, who died as a child. Girard’s cartooning takes form in simple scrawls, but the childlike renderings hint at the young man who lives inside Girard and has since […]

Dash Shaw’s animated film about high school to be shown at two acclaimed film festivals

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Add comics formalist/experimenter Dash Shaw (Bottomless Belly Button) to the list of cartoonist/movie directors: his animated film My Entire High School is Sinking Into the Sea will debut at be shown at both the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) (its world premiere) and New York Film Festival (NYFF). Pretty prestigious places to be shown. Shaw […]

SDCC ’16: Crushing the Mainstream: Love & Rockets’ Past, Present and Future

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By Donald Powell The Love & Rockets panel on Thursday at SDCC gave a bird’s eye view of the history of underground comics over the past 30 years. In addition to Love & Rockets co-creators Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez, the panel was moderated by Gary Groth, Fantagraphics’ head honcho and Comics Journal gadfly. The Hernandez […]

Video: Odenkirk, Richter and Adlon among those who appreciate Tony Millionaire’s Drinky Crow

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Tony Millionaire’s Maakies comic strip is still one of the glories of comics, if you like luscious linework, raucous drunken antics, the tang of salt air and the underlying sadness of like’s uncertainty. And finally after five years, a new collection, Drinky Crow Drinks Again! To celebrate, a trailer has been made, as revealed at […]

SPX to spotlight Fantagraphics’ 40th Anniversary with Sacco, Clowes, more

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If you weren’t coming to SPX before, you are now: this year’s edition will sotlight Fantagraphics’ 40 year anniversary with a TRUE all-star line-up including: Joe Sacco, Trina Robbins, Daniel Clowes and The Hernandez Brothers, Carol Tyler, Jim Woodring, Drew Friedman and Ed Piskor.

Review: ‘5,000 Kilometers Per Second’ untangles relationships with elegance

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In 2010 Grand Prize winner at the Angoulême Comics Festival in France and the Lucca Comics Festival in Italy 5,000 Km Per Second, Italian cartoonist Manuele Fior utilizes his strong watercolor skills to offer not the whole of a relationship, but slices, and leaves it up to the readers to fill in the spaces with the parts he […]