Ed Luce’s Wuvable Oaf to Launch Thursday at Portland’s Floating World

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It’s Monday.  The work week has just begun.  That means it’s time to start making weekend plans.  If you’re in Portland, OR, you can get an early start to the debauchery by joining Ed Luce at Floating World Comics from 6PM-8PM on Thursday, June 4th to celebrate the launch of his Fantagraphics book, Wuvable Oaf. The […]

Fantagraphics to publish deluxe Complete Wimmen’s Comix in September

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After the stunning and sold out $500 slipcased edition of Zap Comix was published by Fantagraphics last year, I wondered if they would give a similar treatment to the equally groundbreaking but not quite as historically lauded Wimmen’s Comix. Run as a collective, with various contributors taking turns as editors, Wimmen’s Comics ran from 1972 […]

New Dan Clowes “SF love story” Patience due in 2016

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Fantagraphics has been teasing something new from Daniel Clowes for a few weeks and now and here’s the official word: Patience, a new 180-page graphic novel from Clowes is coming in March 2016. It’s described as “an indescribable psychedelic science-fiction love story.” Certainly the art seems like a technicolor throwback to some of Clowes earlier genre-influenced work, as well as The Death Ray.

MoCCA Debuts from BIrdcage Bottom Books to Youth in Decline

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It’s time for our annual look at some of the comics coming out for this weekend’s MoCCA Festival, being held this year at Center 548, is located at 548 W. 22nd Street, just off the Westside Highway, with programming at the High Line Hotel on West 20th Street and 10th Avenue. And here’s the books […]

Fantagraphics teases a new Daniel Clowes graphic novel

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Coming in March 2016. Five years in the making. pic.twitter.com/oChHUyKbQm — Fantagraphics Books (@fantagraphics) April 6, 2015 It’s been way too long since we’ve heard from Dan Clowes, Shia LaBeouf aside, but the pile of what appears to be artwork in the above tweet suggests he hasn’t been idle. Clowes’ last work was Wilson, which […]

Jen Vaughn leaving Fantagraphics for the freelance life

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Beloved comics figures Jen Vaughn is leaving her marketing position at Fantagraphics, and Tom Spurgeon has her exit inerview: VAUGHN: The plan was to stay in comics. Period. I’ve worked with comics and graphics novels at almost every level: handselling Y: the Last Man and Jeffrey Brown at a bookstore (Bookstop in Austin), comic book […]

Rio Rancho school library review committee rules to keep Palomar on the shelves

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Gilbert Hernandez’s Palomar—a masterpiece of small town life, longing and the search for love—survived a challenge and will remain on the shelves at the school library in Rio Rancho, NM Betsy Gomez reports for the CBLDF.

Rio Rancho mom “incredibly disturbed” by finding “Palomar” in school library

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Sadly I can’t embed the local news scare quotes story here but the transcript is almost as good. A mother in Rio Rancho, NM found her son had checked out Gilbert Hernandez’ PALOMAR from the school library, and then things got dangerous!

Benjamin Marra’s Terror Assaulter O.M.W.O.T. coming from Fantagraphics in 2015

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Benjamin Marra’s saucy blend of over the top violence, in your face graphics and themes of exploitation movies is coming to Fantagraphics in Fall 2015 with a large scale edition of TERROR ASSAULTER: O.M.W.O.T. (One Man War On Terror). Marra’s work deals with the same themes of simplistic adventure and alpha males who kill and kiss with impunity…and a layer of self-awareness means that you can read it, enjoy the violence and not feel guilty afterwards. What is not to love here, people?

Preview: Love and Rockets: New Stories #7 is coming out next year

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Do I really need to say any more? After more than a year, a new issue of Love and Rockets: New Stories is coming out in a few weeks. While everyone else is popping the champagne, I’ll celebrate by running the nine page preview of new work by the incomparable Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez.

Live action/CGI Sock Monkey movie in the works from Millionaire and Danner

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You guys! You guy! Ohmigod! Cartoonist Tony Millionaire and animator Matt Danner are trying to make a hybrid CGI/live action movie based on Millionaire’s Sock Monkey books. Danner—WWE Slam City, Hotwheels—has penned a script and the duo re attempting to line up financing for the film.

More Publishers Join No-DRM Movement at ComiXology

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By Bruce Lidl A number of comics publishers today joined comiXology’s no-DRM initiative, and will start offering their titles without digital anti-copying technology. Comixology’s announcement at San Diego in July that publishers could now distribute DRM-free focused on a small group of early enthusiasts, including Image Comics, Dynamite Entertainment, Zenescope Entertainment, MonkeyBrain Comics, Thrillbent, and Top Shelf Productions. From conversations […]

Fantagraphics launches new micro imprint FU Press with Fukitor and The Emperor’s New Clothes

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Rumors about Fantagraphics launching a smaller, micro press had been floating around for a while and in advance of SPOX they’ve made it official. FU Press will publish small limited editions (100 to 500 copy print runs) of material that is more “off the beaten path” than Tim Lane or Lucy Knisley. “Work by relatively […]

SDCC ’14: Fantagraphics to Collect Liz Suburbia’s ‘Sacred Heart’ as Graphic Novel

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More news through from San Diego, as Fantagraphics have announced that they’ll be collecting the webcomic ‘Sacred Heart’, by Liz Suburbia, as a one-shot graphic novel in 2015. The publication of this collection is pretty interesting, as Suburbia will be completely redrawing the story for the book – which presumably would also give her a […]

Previews: Megahex, Gast and Masters of Comics

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Fantagraphics has released a bunch of previews of their summer hits, including Simon Hansellman’s Megahex, Carol Swain’s Gast and the Drew Friedman cartoonist portrait books, Heroes of the Comics. And here for your pleasure are the previews. MEGAHEX Megg is a depressed, drug-addicted witch. Mogg is her black cat. Their friend, Owl, is an anthropomorphized […]

CAKE Report: Indie comics go to Chicago

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by Benjamin Rogers — Once again the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo was a huge success. CAKE 2014 featured over 120 exhibitors and drew 2,200 attendees over the course of the weekend, a ten percent increase from last year’s show. Conference organizer Neil Brideau said that CAKE was excited to continue increasing its scope, noting that “this was the first year we’ve had a large international presence.” He highlighted some artists who travelled a long way to attend the show such as Inés Estrada of Mexico, and Philippa Rice and Luke Pearson of the UK.