Ulli Lust on Tour July 2019!

Fans of autobio comics, Euro-comics, and general cartooning excellent rejoice! We are extremely thrilled to have the talented, LA Times Book Prize-winning artist Ulli Lust joining us here on the best coast this month to promote the release of her stunning new graphic memoir, How I Tried to Be a Good Person. The book is a story of sexual exploration, violence, and self-liberation, told with an honesty few cartoonists are capable of. This powerfully vulnerable graphic memoir picks up directly where its predecessor, Today Is The Last Day Of The Rest Of Your Life, left off, following Lust’s life as a young, enthusiastic…

What’s in Store: Hot Off The Press Book Fair feat. Ulli Lust and Zak Sally

The 5th annual HOT OFF THE PRESS BOOK FAIR at Fantagraphics Bookstore features a stellar line-up of local, national, and international artists including Berlin graphic novelist Ulli Lust, Minneapolis musician and cartoonist Zak Sally, Atlanta’s Joshua Ray Stephens, Peter Hoey of Coin-Op Books, Kelly Froh and co. of Short Run Micropress, Marc Palm, Cold Cube, Max Clotfelter, David Lasky, Hair Flip Comix, Megan Kelso, Woody, Tatiana Gil, Jae Bearhat, Rory Frances, D. W., Fogland Studios, Jason T. Miles, Brandon Lehmann, Patrick Moriarity, Reed Olsen, Tom Van Deusen, and many more.  Festivities run from 5:00 to 9:00 PM on Saturday, July…

Fantagraphics at San Diego Comic-Con 2019!

Comic-con is turning 50! That’s right, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of this behemoth of a show, and Fantagraphics will be right in the middle of the action. We’ve got special guests and debuts galore, so be sure to stop by Booth #1721 to see what’s happening! 2019 Special Guests: Ulli Lust – How I Tried to Be a Good Person All the way from Berlin, we’re thrilled to have the immensely talented Ulli Lust (Today is the Last Day of the Rest of Your Life) joining us to celebrate the release of her brand new memoir, How I Tried…

Fantagraphics at ALA Annual 2019!

We love our libraries! And this month we’re doing it up at ALA Annual in Washington DC. If you’re going to be there, come visit us at Booth #1320 for signings, raffles, ARCs, and special giveaways. Intrigued? Read on for all the deets! Signing Schedule: Jaime Hernandez Signing Tonta — Saturday, June 22nd 3-4pm Ezra Claytan Daniels Signing BTTM FDRS — Sunday, June 23rd 10–11am Gina Siciliano Signing I Know What I Am — Sunday, June 23rd 2–3pm Events Schedule: Saturday, June 22nd 8–10am: GNCRT Comics Breakfast with Ezra Claytan Daniels, Marriott North BallroomCome meet Ezra Clayton Daniels (BTTM FDRS)…

School’s Out Sale! 25% Off All-ages Books!

Summer Reading’s almost here, do you know where your kids’ books are? Well fear not, because this week Fantagraphics is knocking 25% off dozens of our bestselling all-ages comics to help you keep those kiddos occupied! So get ready to stock up on Summer Reading for the youngsters (or the young-at-heart) in your life during the Fantagraphics School’s Out Sale! Sale includes a wide variety of our classic Disney comics! Adventure with Mickey Mouse, return to the enchanted world of Snow White, discover the work of Disney Masters from around the world, or collect fan favorites Carl Barks and Don…

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…