Fantagraphics goes to CAKE 2019!

Look out Chicago, we’re headed your way! This year’s Chicago Alternative Comics Expo is June 1st & 2nd 11-6pm at the Center on Halsted. We’ll be at Table #317, come and get a slice! Center on Halsted3656 N Halsted Ave Chicago, IL Excited to be debuting Kramers Ergot 10 at this year’s show. This latest preeminent art comics anthology includes work from R. Crumb, Dash Shaw, C.F., Johnny Ryan, John Pham, Ron Regé Jr., Simon Hanselmann, Anna Haifisch, Ivan Brunetti, Steve Weissman, Aisha Franz, , Kim Deitch, and many others including series editor Sammy Harkham, all packaged under stunning cover…

BTTM FDRS on Tour!

Dream team comics creators Ezra Claytan Daniels (Upgrade Soul) and Ben Passmore (DAYGLOAYHOLE, Your Black Friend) are hitting the road to promote their latest creation, BTTM FDRS. This original graphic novel blends humor, horror, satire, and science fiction in an afrofuturist tour-de-force. Signing events on this tour will have a limited number of exclusive pre-publication advance copies of the book available for sale. If you’re within striking distance of one of these cities, don’t pass it up! MAY/JUNE 2019 TOUR DATES: May 11/12 – Toronto – TCAF 2019  Book Debut! May 13 – Boston – More Than Words Warehouse Bookstore…

Fantagraphics goes to TCAF 2019!

It’s that time again, when we pay a visit to our neighbors to the north for this year’s Toronto Comic Arts Festival! So very excited for this year’s show, which includes several very exciting special guests, promising panels, and mouth-watering debut books! It’s all happening at Booth #150 on the first floor! Read on for details! THE BASICS: The Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2019 — Free to Attend!Main Exhibition: Saturday May 11 and Sunday May 12Primary Venue: Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto Festival Website Big news! In an attempt to streamline our sale process at the show, we…

Fantagraphics at MOCCA Arts Festival 2019!

Come one, come all to the Society of Illustrators annual MOCCA Arts Festival, Fantagraphics Table D151! But, before you even get to the show, plan to spend the evening of Friday the 5th with us at Desert Island Comics in Brooklyn for an International Cartoonist Spotlight event featuring MOCCA Special Guests Florent Ruppert (France) and Aisha Franz (Germany)! Now, on to our very exciting roster of artists who will be signing at our table over the course of the weekend! Saturday, April 6th: 12pm-1pm: Kim Deitch & Joe Ciardiello 1pm-2pm: Charles Glaubitz & Gary Panter  2pm-3pm: Julian Glander & M….

Daniel Clowes & Ed Piskor Studio Editions

Coming October 2019, Fantagraphics Books is excited to announce the release of two stunning additions to our Studio Edition series: Daniel Clowes: The Fantagraphics Studio Edition and Ed Piskor: The Fantagraphics Studio Edition. The Fantagraphics Studio Edition series illuminates the compelling, painstaking process by which great comics are created. Each deluxe, oversized volume collects over 100 pages of high resolution, un-retouched original art scans, capturing subtle nuances of the artist’s skillful brush strokes and pen lines. These full-size reproductions retain original pencil marks, corrections, and marginalia—fascinating imperfections that provide insights into the creative process of these master cartoonists. This is truly the closest most…

What’s in Store: Patrick Moriarity and special guest Dame Darcy

Join us on Saturday, March 9 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at Fantagraphics Bookstore for an exhibition of drawings, prints, and paintings from Patrick Moriarity’s spectacular new 3D anthology Deep Artwork, together with special guest Dame Darcy reading from her recent memoir Hi Jax & Hi Jinx. Moriarity relocated to Seattle from Minneapolis in 1991 to work as an art director at Fantagraphics Books. His popular series from that era, Big Mouth, illustrated stories by luminaries like Henry Rollins, Charles Bukowski, Harvey Pekar, R. Crumb, Dame Darcy and many more.  His latest project, Deep Artwork, adapts his cartoon imagery into…

Jaime Hernandez on Tour!

We’re hugely excited to announce that master cartoonist Jaime Hernandez will be on tour this March for his newest Love and Rockets book, Is This How You See Me? The new book picks up where his previous collection, The Love Bunglers left off, with Maggie and Hopey flashing backward and forward in time to reveal how the passage of time has molded these young LA punks into complex, middle-aged women. Tour Schedule: March 6th: Indiana University , Bloomington, INMarch 8th: Stand Bookstore, New York, NYMarch 9th: Politics and Prose, Washington, DCMarch 10th: The Beguiling Books & Art, Toronto, ONMarch 11th:…

The Fantabucks Sale Returns!

ATTENTION: We’ve made some important changes to how Fantabucks can be used. Even if you’ve purchased Fantabucks before, please take some time to read the description below to make sure you understand the changes we’ve made this year: Our annual 2-for-1 sale is back! Buy a $50 Fantabuck coupon, and you’ll receive two unique $50 gift certificate codes, worth a total of $100, to be used on any full-price merchandise at Fantagraphics.com. When you purchase a Fantabuck, your two personalized coupon codes will be included in your email invoice. Fantabucks can not be used to purchase discounted merchandise during future…

Honoring A Legend

Fantagraphics To Resurrect Tomi Ungerer Classics The international art and literary communities recently suffered a huge blow with the loss of legendary artist and writer Tomi Ungerer (1931–2019). Readers of all ages have been enchanted by his vast oeuvre, from his masterpieces of children’s literature (such as the internationally beloved and award-winning The Three Robbers, Moon Man, and Otto) to his equally masterful satirical and erotic work for adults. In his lifetime he was recognized for the extraordinary breadth of his creative vision, receiving both the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for Children’s Book Illustration and the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Sexual Freedom…

Remembering Ted Stearn

Today we mourn the loss of Ted Stearn, a beloved member of the Fantagraphics family. Ted’s unique sense of humor and biting wit will never be forgotten. An accomplished cartoonist, animator, and artist, he brought laughter to all who knew him either personally or through his art. A note from our Associate Publisher, Eric Reynolds: “In addition to working with him for over 20 years, my wife and I considered Ted a genuine friend. He was wonderfully prickly, often morose, but always in a way that was laden with a whipsmart, deadpan sense of humor. I loved talking comics and…