Fantagraphics at MOCCA Comic and Cartoon Art Week

While we’re sad not to be able to gather in person for The Society of Illustrators MOCCA Arts Fest in NYC this year, we’re excited to jump into to some great virtual programming during their Comic and Cartoon Week, April 12th–17th! We’ve highlighted all the Fantagraphics-centric programing in this one handy blog post, but you can also find the full schedule of events on the Society’s website. All events are online and free to attend! We’ll also be doing some giveaways throughout the week of the very cool catalog “Tales from the Crypt: The Revolutionary Art of MAD and EC…

Fantagraphics April Newsletter

April is here to shower you with exciting releases — like the highly-anticipated new Barry Windsor-Smith book — some extremely cool virtual events, and more! As per usual, scroll to the bottom of this email for this month’s discount code and a sneak peek of an upcoming book. But first, the news! Cathy Malkasian’s Nobody Likes You, Greta Grump was reviewed by Hillary Chute for The New York Times Shira Spector’s Red Rock Baby Candy and I Never Promised You A Rose Garden by Mannie Murphy were on the Lambda Literary list of “March’s Most Anticipated LGBTQ Books!” The great Trina Robbins was featured in this CBS This Morning Publisher’s…

The Fantabucks Sale 2021

It’s back! Our most popular sale returns with its unbeatable 2-for-1 discount, running March 25th through 27th. The Fantabucks Sale will work a little differently in 2021 than in previous years, so please read the sale description below carefully, and check our FAQs, where we’ve tried to preemptively answer your queries. If you still have questions after that, feel free to shoot us an email at helpme@fantagraphics.com and we’ll do our best to clarify. Thanks, and happy shopping! The Basics: The Fantabucks Sale will begin at 12am PDT on March 25th and end at 11:59pm PDT on March 27th. In…

Shira Spector Red Rock Baby Candy Virtual Book Tour

This month, we are incredibly excited to publish Shira Spector’s debut graphic memoir, Red Rock Baby Candy! And we’re even more excited to announce not one, not two, but THREE epic virtual events, each with a different superstar special guest, to help celebrate the book’s release. That’s three chances to peek behind the scenes of this gorgeous, ground-breaking book, each with a unique lens for discussion. Plus, you can order your copy of the book via any of our three wonderful retail partners, and receive a free signed bookplate with your copy. Read on for all the details! The Tour:…

Fantagraphics March Newsletter!

Springing into March with three exciting new releases and some extremely cool virtual events! But first, the news: Shira Spector’s upcoming debut graphic memoir, Red Rock Baby Candy, has received a starred review from Publishers Weekly + an interview! I Never Promised You A Rose Garden by Mannie Murphy and Stone Fruit by Lee Lai on Ms. Magazine‘s list of “Most Anticipated Reads” of 2021 Lee Lai’s Stone Fruit also received a Publisher’s Weekly starred review There was a really nice review of Cathy Malkasian’s new middle-grade graphic novel, NoBody Likes You, Greta Grump, in CNMN Magazine School Library Journal…

Fantagraphics February Newsletter – Interviews, New Comics, and More!

Rolling into February with some really exciting new comics releases and a couple of extremely cool virtual events! Read on for all the details. But first, the news! A really excellent interview with Gina Siciliano presented by the National Gallery in London in tandem with their Artemisia Gentileschi exhibit A nice review of Windows On The World from Juxtapoz Magazine! Pete Bagge’s The Complete Hate was named Best Collection of Classic Material in the 2020 Broken Frontier Awards! Gary Panter interviewed by Steven Heller for Print Magazine. Publishers Weekly reviewed Mannie Murphy’s upcoming book, I Never Promised You A Rose…

Fantagraphics Bookstore Best of 2020

Time for a belated list of 2020 favorites from Fantagraphics Bookstore curator Larry Reid. This was a tumultuous year and the independent comix community was hit particularly hard. New titles were delayed and some were simply overlooked. In the struggle to keep the bookstore viable, I missed a lot of new titles completely. As a result, this list is far from comprehensive. Still, some stellar work appeared despite the dire circumstances. Below, in no particular order, is a baker’s dozen of the books that most appealed to me Daniel Clowes: Original Art. The latest in Fantagraphics’ series of deluxe studio…