Fantagraphics news: EC, Nijigahara Holograph, Michael Jordan

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A new manga by the author of Solanin and a sports comic about Michael Jordan…plus some guesswork about the EC Library

New books from Gfrörer and Catmull announced

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Continuing our look at thrills to come in 2013, Fantagraphics announced new books by two exciting indie creators, Julia Gfrörer and Ben Catmull, with some advance looks. The cover art isn’t final, as attractive as it may be. Both will be out in September.

Fantagraphics announces two new books by Dash Shaw

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After gaining huge mainstream attention for BOTTOMLESS BELLY BUTTON and BODY WORLD—both formally experimental graphic noels that remained emotionally true—Dash Shaw has kept a low profile in recent years, as he works on multimedia projects, including animation. But Fantagraphics has just announced two new books, NEW SCHOOL and 3 NEW STORIES. Exciting news for a […]

Coming Attractions: Fall-Winter 2012: Fantagraphics, W.W. Norton, and Related Publishers

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Eisner!  Swarte!  Hernandez!  Lou Reed!  Schulz!  Kelly!  Kubert!  Tardi!  Gottfredson!  Van Sciver!  Ryan!  Woodring!  Barks!  Sendak!  Bushmiller!  Everett!  Frazetta!  Davis!  Medley!  The Crumbs!  Wilson!  Krigstein!  Deitch!  Millionaire!  Bagge! Lots of great stuff from Fantagraphics, and from their distributor, W. W. Norton!

Dave Sim’s October surprise — UPDATED!!!

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Update! A new response fro Kim Thompson! Scroll down for the amazing response! All of this hoo hah seems to have died down so maybe it is not time to resurrect it, but for those who want a capsule recap, here’s the deal with Dave Sim and Fantagraphics. I have probably missed a point or […]

Fantagraphics announces more Barks and Craig and Feldstein EC reprints

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It came as a reward in the Dave Sim epic thread. Just in case you didn’t get to the end, as announced by Fantagraphics publisher Gary Groth, here are some upcoming books in their Carl Barks and EC reprint series: The next Barks book will be titled “The Old Castle’s Secret” and will contain the […]

Dandelion Seeds: The Return of Halloween Comics!

___________________________________________________________________________ A few months ago, I brainstormed about how Halloween mini-comics being offered by Diamond could be used in a variety of ways to promote comics and have some fun!   (Read that again… there are event suggestions and a timeline there, which I’ve paralleled below, but did not exactly duplicate.) During C2E2, Diamond announced that […]

Webcomic alert: Noah Van Sciver's week

Noah Van Sciver just wrapped up a week of diaries at TCJ . it’s a pretty quotidian thing, one panel to an activity from drunkenness to reading a comic. Good stuff.

In case we haven’t hammered you over the head with it enough, Van Sciver’s upcoming book THE HYPO, an extremely well researched look at Abraham Lincoln’s early days as a depressed young lawyer, will be one of the buzz books of the fall.

SDCC 12: Fantagraphics finally goes digital with Love and Rockets

The last holdout has come in, and it’s one of the biggest and best. After years of staying aloof from the digital world, Fantagraphics has announced they are going with ComiXology to release digital versions of the Love and Rockets back catalog, as revealed today on the Love and Rockets panel. We caught up with Fanta’s associate publisher Eric Reynolds to get the who how what and why of bringing some of the greatest cartoonsits in the world to the digital platform:

SDCC 12: Love and Rockets' 30th Anniversary

Truly a milestone. And it comes with a new book, t-shirts and more. God Science is probably the best superhero book debuting at the show.

Fantagraphics to publish Chuck Forsman

One of the most watched cartoonists to graduate from CCS, Chuck Forsman’s work has been mostly available only in small mini-comics editions. But that’s changing, as Fantagraphics will reissue THE END OF THE FUCKING WORLD in book form and then publish a NEW graphic novel, CELEBRATED SUMMER, in 2013. Exciting!

Coming Attractions: Book Expo America: The Hottest Graphic Novels of 2012!

Once a year, booksellers, librarians, and assorted biblios assemble at Book Expo America, the largest publishing trade show in North America. 2012 marks the tenth anniversary of the graphic novel pavilion at BEA, and while many graphic novel publishers are absent, there are many more “mainstream” publishers offering an amazing multitude of titles, genres, subjects, and audiences!

This year, John Hogan of Graphic Novel Reporter hosts The Hottest Graphic Novels of 2012! panel, where a team of five diverse individuals recommend a variety of graphic novels due to be published in 2012! Last year’s selections got lots of press and accolades, and quite a few of the titles below seem to be just as interesting and intriguing!

I KILLED ADOLF HITLER film gets Finnish director

According to Screen Daily, the movie adaptation of Jason’s I KILLED ADOLF HITLER now has director Timo Vuorensola attached. The Finnish helmer is best known for IRON SKY, which is about a secret moonbase full of Nazis who escaped WWII but are back to wreak havoc.

Free Comic Book Day 2012: Reviews!

I read (almost) every Free Comic Book Day title, and let you know what’s the best!

Working for the Man: MoCCA 2012

BY JEN VAUGHNFantagraphics Books isn’t necessarily THE MAN of the comics world but since I’ve only ever self-published my own comics, MoCCA 2012 was my first two days on the job as a staff member of the independent comics publisher. There are more than a few differences between the two experiences. Read on!

If you like the twilight world of old tv, this is for you: Drew Friedman on Joe Franklin

You have to be a certain age and have grown up in NYC to really get this, but Drew Friedman and brother Josh Alan Friedman have created an online magazine all about the single comic strip “The Joe Franklin Story.” The strip appears in the new edition of ANY SIMILARITY TO PERSONS LIVING OR DEAD, Friedman’s seminal collection of strips about the eerie twilight world of syndicated TV before cable, a world of goniffs and mensches and dames, where Ethel Merman and Ernest Borgnine were married and Rondo Hattan roamed the woods outside.