Interview – Gilbert Hernandez, 2007 Comic-Con International (audio)

On Friday, July 27, 2007, at Comic-Con International in San Diego, moderator Gary Groth was joined by the Hernandez Brothers for two featured spotlight panels on their work and the 25th anniversary of Love and Rockets. We are pleased to bring you this audio recording of the interview and Q&A with Gilbert. (Click here for the interview with Jaime.) Click here to download the audio file (17.2 MB MP3) or stream it here: {audio}images/stories/artists/interviews/2-01%20SDCC%20Panel_%20Gilbert%20Hernandez.mp3{/audio} Related books (click covers for complete product details) {product_snapshot:id=7,false,false,false,left} {product_snapshot:id=810,false,false,false,left} {product_snapshot:id=200,false,false,false,left} {product_snapshot:id=988,false,false,false,left}

Bottomless Belly Button – Animated Trailer

We are pleased to present this animated video trailer created by artist Dash Shaw for his graphic novel Bottomless Belly Button. Watch the streaming video below; you can also download the original, higher-res Quicktime file (68.5 MB). (Note that the video is silent, so there is no need to adjust your audio settings.) Featured/Related Books (click covers for complete product details) {product_snapshot:id=1457,true,false,true,left} {product_snapshot:id=914,true,false,true,left} {product_snapshot:id=1459,true,false,true,left} {product_snapshot:id=1505,true,false,true,left}

Robert Pollard Book Release Party & Art Exhibition

FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS & MERGE RECORDS PRESENT: TOWN OF MIRRORS: A Robert Pollard Book Release Party and Art Exhibition at the MERGE RECORDS HQ Friday, August 15, 6PM DURHAM, N.C. — The Merge Records HQ will be hosting Dayton, Ohio’s Robert Pollard on Aug. 15th for Town of Mirrors, an art exhibition and book release party celebrating the release of Town of Mirrors: The Reassembled Imagery of Robert Pollard, to be published in August by Seattle’s Fantagraphics Books. Town of Mirrors will be the inaugural art show in Merge’s downtown Durham office as part of Durham’s Third Friday, a monthly downtown…

Fantagraphics & Desert Island Celebrate Rory Hayes

FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS & DESERT ISLAND present: WHERE DEMENTED WENTED: Celebrating the Comics and Art of RORY HAYES Join us for a book release party and panel discussion featuring: KIM DEITCH BILL GRIFFITH GEOFFREY HAYES and moderator DAN NADEL Listing information: WHAT: Book Release Party for WHERE DEMENTED WENTED: THE ART AND COMICS OF RORY HAYES, with panel discussion and Q&A WHO: Dan Nadel, Kim Deitch, Bill Griffith & Geoffrey Hayes WHERE: DESERT ISLAND • 540 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn, NY • 718.388.5087 • desertislandbrooklyn.com WHEN: Friday, August 8, 7PM (discussion begins at 8PM) FREE ADMISSION An exclusive, limited-edition Hayes silkscreen will…

Fantagraphics Bookstore: “Now Serving Cheesecake”

THE CLASSIC ART OF CARTOON PIN-UP OPENS SATURDAY, JUNE 28 The post-war era in America gave rise to a remarkable number of amazing cartoonists retuning from overseas. These members of our “Greatest Generation” had their careers interrupted by World War II and again when the comic book hysteria of the 1950s all but erased this innocent pastime from the cultural landscape. When comic book work could no longer provide their livelihood, many turned to racy down-market digests, and in the process created a legacy of sensual and seductive pin-up art that remains as appealing today as it did when this…

Jason comes to Rocketship & MoCCA June 6-8!

Fantagraphics & Rocketship present: JASON IN AMERICA! FRIDAY, JUNE 6! Join the acclaimed European master cartoonist JASON for a pre-MoCCA kickoff party, art show, and world premiere of his new book, POCKET FULL OF RAIN. WHO: JASONWHAT: Opening reception, book signing and MoCCA pre-partyWHERE: Rocketship208 Smith St., Brooklyn, NY 11201 • 718.797.1348WHEN: Friday, June 6, 8PM Join cartoonist JASON for a rare North American exhibition of original art and the world premiere of his new collection, POCKET FULL OF RAIN. One of the most acclaimed cartoonists of the last decade, Jason is a multiple Harvey and Eisner Award-winner whose work Publisher's Weekly describes as "Cross…

Johnny Ryan, Leah Hayes in NYC & Boston

We'd like to bring to your attention the first-ever east coast store signings by America's Sweetheart, JOHNNY RYAN. Johnny will be appearing in New York and Boston this June to promote the release of ANGRY YOUTH COMIX #14. In Boston, Johnny will be joined by fellow Fantagraphics author (and, coincidentally, America's other sweetheart) LEAH HAYES, who will be signing copies of her acclaimed new graphic novel, FUNERAL OF THE HEART. WHO: JOHNNY RYANWHAT: ANGRY YOUTH COMIX #14 release party! WHERE: Desert Island 540 Metropolitan, Williamsburg, BrooklynWHEN: Friday, June 13, 6PM – 9PM   WHO: JOHNNY RYAN and LEAH HAYESWHAT: ANGRY YOUTH COMIX #14 and FUNERAL…

June 7: The World of Steve Ditko at Jim Hanley’s Universe!

FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS & JIM HANLEY’S UNIVERSE PRESENT THE WORLD OF STEVE DITKO: SAT., JUNE 7 Fantagraphics Books and Jim Hanley’s Universe are proud to present a very special event on the evening of Saturday, June 7, to coincide with Fantagraphics’ appearance at the 2008 MoCCA Arts Festival. Join noted Steve Ditko scholar BLAKE BELL for the world premiere of his eagerly-anticipated book, STRANGE & STRANGER: THE WORLD OF STEVE DITKO, along with an exclusive screening of Jonathan Ross’s acclaimed BBC documentary, “IN SEARCH OF STEVE DITKO.” Bell will also give a powerpoint presentation and talk on Ditko’s work and career…

Dennis the Menace – Introduction by Brian Walker

This introduction is reprinted in its entirety from Hank Ketcham’s Complete Dennis the Menace 1951-1952, the first volume in our comprehensive collection of Dennis the Menace daily strips. This volume is available in a handsome, brick-like hardcover and, now, an affordable softcover edition. {product_snapshot:id=1483,true,false,true,left} One afternoon, in October 1950, Hank Ketcham was working on a cartoon for The Saturday Evening Post when he heard a commotion coming from the bedroom area of his new home in Carmel, California. His wife Alice suddenly burst into the studio and exclaimed, “Your son is a MENACE!” Four-year-old Dennis Lloyd Ketcham, who was supposed…

Pocket Full of Rain by Jason – Introduction by James Sturm

{product_snapshot:id=1484,true,false,true,left} MY FIRST INTRODUCTION to the work of the Norwegian cartoonist known only as Jason was a four-page story he drew for Comix 2000, an international collection of pantomime comics. Out of all of the works in this massive anthology (the title was also its page count and year of publication) it was Jason’s four pages that proved most memorable. The story begins with a bird/human hobo coming upon a bed in the woods. Though a bit surprised, the hobo nevertheless stops to sleep. As he slumbers, two death-faced humanoid birds construct a proper bedroom around the slumbering hobo then…