The Dopest Comics for Stoners—and a Fantagraphics 420 Sale!

In honor of this highest of holidays, we’re offering you 20% off our dopest books! We’ve gathered a selection of the best comics to read while high and we encourage you to indulge (responsibly)—you can find some of our choicest weed-reads (and recommended cannabis pairings) below, but check out the full sale list here! The sale runs from midnight 4/20/2022 to 11:59 PM—take advantage of this deal on our best comics for stoners while you can! The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers: The Idiots Abroad and Other Follies by Gilbert Shelton and Paul Mavrides You can’t go wrong with a classic!…

Sneak Peek at Fall 2022 New Releases

We can’t tell you what the future holds, but we can tell you what you’ll be reading: our amazing new releases! We have so many incredible titles coming out later this year and we’re offering you a sneak peek now–see the full list here! See You At San Diego: An Oral History of Comic-Con, Fandom, and the Triumph of Geek Culture by Mathew Klickstein A comprehensive chronicle of Comic-Con International and modern geekdom itself as told through countless intimate, hilarious, and often-thought provoking stories by nearly fifty of the most integral members of today’s convention and fandom community. See You At…

A Statement on Red Room: Trigger Warnings #3

Fantagraphics, Ed Piskor, and Jim Rugg have decided to not publish the variant cover for Red Room: Trigger Warnings #3 that referenced the comic Maus. Jim Rugg states, “I am sorry for my latest Red Room cover. I have drawn several variant covers for the Red Room series and I had fun parodying famous and iconic comics and graphic novel covers, but I realize (now) that the morally charged subject matter of Maus made it an inappropriate subject for the necessarily over-the-top Red Room treatment and I apologize for my misjudgment. I did not consider how this would affect people. I never meant to hurt anyone. I’m sorry I hurt you….

Fantagraphics March Newsletter

When it comes to books, we’ve got good things happening this month: new issues of Love and Rockets *and* Red Room: Trigger Warnings, the highly anticipated release of Life of Che: An Impressionistic Biography, our ever-popular Fantabucks Sale, and more! First things first though, here’s the news roundup: R. Kikuo Johnson (No One Else) and Lee Lai (Stone Fruit) are finalists for the LA Times Book Prize for Graphic Novel/Comics. The winners will be announced at the LA Times Festival of Books and we are just so proud! Another honor: Stone Fruit by Lee Lai made the 2022 Stella Prize Longlist—the second graphic novel ever to be nominated! The Paris Review published a lovely…

The Fantabucks Sale 2022

Mark your calendars, it’s almost here! Our most popular sale returns with its unbeatable 2-for-1 discount, running March 25th through 27th. Like last year, the Fantabucks Sale will work a little differently in 2022 than in years before, 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…

Fantagraphics February Newsletter

The skies are still gray (for most of us), but the books are bright this month! We’ve got some amazing new releases for you to look forward to, plus a cool new shirt and a Valentine’s Day gift guide (keep scrolling)! First things first, here’s the news roundup: The New York Times recommended Gilbert Hernandez’s profanely funny new graphic novel, Blubber, which offers “a menagerie of weird invented monsters — like the Pollum, the Junipero Molestat, the mythical Forest Nimmy — engaged in unspeakable and strange acts.” No One Else by R. Kikuo Johnson made it onto AV Club’s roundup…

Fantagraphics January Newsletter

2021 is behind us, long live 2022! We have no idea what’s in store for us this year, but we do know one thing: there will be plenty of good comics! Keep reading for a first look at the excellent titles we’re ringing in the new year with (plus a sneak peek at our newest t-shirt design)—in the meantime, here’s the news roundup: Two Fantagraphics titles made it onto the New York Times list of the best graphic novels of 2021: Crisis Zone by Simon Hanselmann (which Ed Park deemed “the first great work of pandemic fiction”) and I Never Promised You a Rose Garden by…

Fantagraphics in 2021

Another year is coming to an end and what a year it has been! Shipping delays, paper shortages, blocked canals, a long-lasting global pandemic, the list goes on. But Fantagraphics, dear reader, persevered and delivered a full year of fantastic graphic novels! The highlight of 2021 was the release of Monsters by the legendary Barry Windsor-Smith. Nearly 40 years in the making, Monsters exceeded everyone’s expectations and was heralded by NPR as “a harrowing tale that…explore wide-ranging questions about the nature of humanity and the scope of individual responsibility.” Lee Lai’s Stone Fruit was the first graphic novel to make…

Fantagraphics December Newsletter

The holidays are here, but there’s no need to stress! We’ve got tons of great books to gift now (seriously, we’ve got something for everyone!) and some amazing 2022 titles to look forward to. We’ve got an all-star lineup in the new year: new comics from Gilbert Hernandez, Ron Regé, Jr., Antoine Cossé, Thomas Ott, Gipi, Héctor Germán Oesterheld, Jordan Crane, Anna Haifisch, Conor Stechschulte, Mikael Ross, Alex Graham, Jim Woodring, Steve Brodner, Noah Van Sciver, Ed Piskor, Johnny Ryan, Moto Hagio, Lizzy Stewart, Simon Hanselmann, and so many more! Stay tuned—in the meantime, here’s the news roundup: NPR chose *four* Fantagraphics titles for their Best Books 2021 list: Monsters by Barry Windsor-Smith, I Never Promised You a Rose Garden by Mannie Murphy, Celestia by Manuele…