Finnish cartoonist Tommi Musturi’s The Book Of Hope is as mysterious and elusive as the human being it examines. Set in a family cottage following retirement, Musturi settles into his narrator position calmly in order to scribe, without judgment or even much push for clarity, the experience of one man as he inhabits the time […]
FU Press (i’e Fantagraphics Underground) is an imprint for more “edgy” material from the publisher. And they’ve just released a few new books from artist Derek Van Gieson, underground legend Guy Colwell and experimental cartoonist Zak Sally. And here they are: Derek Van Gieson’s Enough Astronaut Blood to Last the Winter is part fine-art book, part travelogue documenting the […]
Here’s a book that has received little attention but SHOULD, especially in a world where cartoonists are still being imprisoned and worse for their beliefs. Fantagraphics has just published The Eternaut by Héctor Germán Oesterheld and Francisco Solano Lopez. Lopez is known here for his sturdy, imaginative work for a number of publishers from the […]
In a world where the word unfettered is used quite a bit, Gilbert Hernandez can truly be said to be unfettered. The Love and Rockets grandmaster is a prolific graphic novelist (in the last couple of years alone, Speak of the Devil, Loverboys, Bumperhead, and Marble Season) and no subject matter is too raw or shocking. His The Twilight Children (drawn by Darwyn Cooke) is currently coming out from Vertigo, and here’s a brand new project, Garden Of Flesh which promises Gilbert’s own take on Biblical tales:
Walmart.com has a graphic novel section, with many superhero titles, but also media adaptations and some kids comics. Many publishers have attempted to enter the world of Walmart, and some have been accepted only to be rejected when someone actually reads them and see they are filled with sex and drugs and maybe some violence.
But as of now, you can buy Powr Mastrs 4 on the Walmart website for a mere $14.23, with free shipping.
Cartoonist Glenn Head is a comics lifer, with a sensibility filtered through the undergrounds and decanted into the best of 90s alternatives. And how he’s crafted a autobiographical comic called Chicago (Fantagraphics) that should be called “portrait of the artist as a young jerk” — with Jerk meant in the most loving sense possible. It’s quite a statement from a creator who hasn’t gotten the attention he should in today’s comics-loving wold. But Chicago, on sale today, will change that. And here’s why.
By Victor Van Scoit With San Diego Comic-Con around the corner, press releases titled “San Diego Comic-Con 2015 Exclusive” are coming fast and furious (where’s Vin Diesel when we need him?). It’s safe to assume that the norm is for the best goodies to be available only at San Diego. Leave it to James Sime, the […]