What’s in Store: Art, Music and More!

Join us at Fantagraphics Bookstore this Saturday, January 12, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM to celebrate the publication of Tom Van Deusen’s new comix collection Expelling My Truth. This party includes an exhibition of original art from the book with readings by Simon Hanselmann, Max Clotfelter, and Van Deusen, along with the ever-popular complimentary refreshments. This event coincides with the monthly Georgetown Art Attack featuring colorful visual and performing arts presentations throughout the historic art community. On Saturday, January 26 at 8:00 PM, Fantagraphics Bookstore and Georgetown Records, in association with Goethe Institut Seattle, present an experimental music performance by…

Holiday Hangover Sale: 25% Off Sitewide!

Beat back the post-holiday blues with the Fantagraphics Holiday Hangover Sale, starting January 7th and running through January 9th. We’re taking 25% off just about everything at Fantagraphics.com, including everything from classic comics collections to brand new releases. So take that extra cash you got from returning all those well-intentioned gifts you got this year and turn it into something you actually want, new comics! All order fulfillment subject to availability. Due to increased order volume please allow an additional 5 business days for shipping. Cannot be combined with other promotions including 20/20 membership (although 20/20-ers will still receive free…

What’s in Store: A Very Good Year!

It’s come that time when Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery curator Larry Reid chooses his favorite comix of the year. I customarily select about a dozen outstanding titles. This being a banner year for contemporary comix, I’ll be more expansive this time, listing my top twenty. This exercise is subjective by nature. I try to avoid the term “best,” preferring instead to name the books that most appealed to me.  20. Doukhobor Comics by Rose Driver. What’s not to like about an eccentric anarchist/nudist/arsonist religious cult that, with the help of Leo Tolstoy, made their way from Russia to the Pacific…

Fantagraphics Best of 2018 Lists

  ‘Tis the season—for every major media outlet to blast their opinions on this year’s best comics offerings. At Fantagraphics we are enormously proud of all the books we publish, and the artists who make them, so we decided to compile all of their year-end accolades into one handy list for you to browse. While we’re tooting our own horn, we might as well mention that any of these titles would make a fantastic gift for the discerning comics fan in your life. Just sayin’. Check back, we’ll be updating as more lists go up! The Lie and How We…

Enjoy 40% Off during the 2018 Cyber Monday Sale!

Faster than you can polish off your Thanksgiving leftovers, we’re going to make all of your holiday shopping woes disappear with the Fantagraphics Cyber Monday Sale. For one day only, we’re carving a whopping 40% off just about everything at Fantagraphics.com, including everything from brand new releases to all our classic collections! This is our biggest sale of the year, so if there’s anything you’ve been waiting to pick up, now is the time! There’s no code needed, just be sure to visit Fantagraphics.com before midnight Pacific on Monday, November 26th. Need some gift-guidance to help you maximize your sale…

Fantagraphics goes to CAB 2018!

Hi folks! The holidays are coming, but we’re gonna squeeze in one more show for ya, so plan to be at Pratt Institute this Sunday between 11am and 7pm for this year’s Comic Arts Brooklyn! Debut books, Special Guests, and programming galore. But first…   That’s this Friday, November 9th! Then, Sunday from 11am-7pm, we’ll be parked at CAB tables #C3–C4, right between Special Guests Jim Woodring and Olivier Schrauwen on one side and Simon Hanselmann and Nick Thorburn on the other! True bliss!   Signing Schedule: Roman Muradov . . . . . 12pm – 2pm Mark Newgarden ….

The Fantagraphics 2018 Holiday Gift Guide!

It’s never too early to get a jump-start on your seasonal shopping, and the Fantagraphics Holiday Gift Guide is here to help! We’ve got just the thing for everyone on your list, from the most discerning comics snob to that one friend you’re still trying to get into graphic novels. Who knows, maybe you’ll find something you didn’t know you needed for yourself! But first, some important shipping deadlines to keep in mind. Please note that we can’t guarantee international shipping by a specific date, but getting an order in by this deadline is your best bet!   Shipping Deadlines for…

Fantagraphics to publish BTTM FDRS by Ezra Claytan Daniels & Ben Passmore

Next Door Horror! Fantagraphics to publish BTTM FDRS by Ezra Claytan Daniels & Ben Passmore September 28, 2018—SEATTLE, WA: Fantagraphics is proud to announce the acquisition of BTTM FDRS by writer Ezra Claytan Daniels (Upgrade Soul) and artist Ben Passmore (Your Black Friend). Out in Summer 2019, this shocking satire explores a world where gentrification and body horror collide in a rapidly changing Chicago. Once a thriving working-class neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side, The “Bottomyards” is now the definition of urban blight. When an aspiring fashion designer, Darla, and her image-obsessed BFF, Cynthia, descend upon the neighborhood in search of cheap…

Fantagraphics goes to CXC 2018!

Fantagraphics goes to… Midwest comics enthusiasts take note! Although barely recovered from last weekend’s Small Press Expo, we’re incredibly excited for the lineup of Special Guests, debut books, and programming at this year’s Cartoon Crossroads Columbus! Whether you’ll be there all four days, or just hitting the show floor on Saturday/Sunday, there is plenty Fanta-friendly content (plus a lot of other great stuff, of course) to get excited for. Come find us at Tables #68-69 all weekend. Ready for more details? Read on!   Special/Featured Guests:                     Jim Woodring (and his…

David Lasky and Nick Thorburn at Fantagraphics Bookstore

Join us on Saturday Septemeber 8 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at Fantagraphics Bookstore as Seattle cartoonist David Lasky discusses his forthcoming Georgetown Steamplant graphic novel (in collaboration with writer Mairead Case) and discuss their approach to the project, scheduled for publication in fall of 2019. This is the first graphic novel funded by the City of Seattle’s public art program. Bookstore curator Larry Reid served on the panel that selected Lasky from more that 70 applicants. Lasky will publish a minicomic preview of the project to distribute free while supplies last. Interactive artist Jake Fennell will present “Reality is…