San Diego Comic-Con 2016: The Debuts

Each week leading up to San Diego Comic-Con (July 20th-24th) we’ll be rolling out announcements on early bird debut books, special guests, panels, and signing schedules; all happening this year at the biggest comic and pop-culture convention in the country. Check back for updates so you don’t miss all the action! Meat Cake Bible By Dame Darcy Dame Darcy is one of the sui generis artistic talents of the past two decades — musician, actress, fortune teller, dollmaker, Gen X/feminist icon, and last but not least, cartoonist to the core — and has been bewitching readers for more than 20 years with her neo-Victorian…

Fantagraphics at CAKE 2016

A solid list of guests, pre-convention parties, panels, and of course books! Special Guests  Trina Robbins – 9B Award-winning herstorian and writer Trina Robbins has been writing books, comics, and graphic novels for over forty years. She has written and drawn comics from Wonder Woman to Barbie. Her 2009 book, The Brinkley Girls: the Best of Nell Brinkley’s Cartoons from 1913-1940 and her 2011 book, “Tarpe Mills and Miss Fury,” were nominated for Eisner and Harvey awards. Her all-ages graphic novel, Chicagoland Detective Agency: the Drained Brains Caper, was a Junior Library Guild Selection. Her graphic novel, “Lily Renee: Escape…

Fantagraphics at LineworkNW 2016

Hot in it’s third year, Linework NW brings together top cartoonists and illustrators to celebrate the graphic medium we love so much. Located in the beautiful Norse Hall of SE Portland, Linework will take place May 21st & 22nd of 2016 and feature debut books, special guests and pizza from Sizzle Pie. Guests Matt Furie Matt Furie was born in Columbus, Ohio in 1979 and graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware in 2001. A Leo, he enjoys long walks in the park, bubble baths, and an occasional glass of wine. He currently lives in San Francisco. Matt Furie’s drawings come…

What’s in Store: Pirates! Mice! Witches! Comix!

Be sure to join us at the University of Washington’s Henry Art Gallery on Sunday, June 5 for a rare public appearance by legendary Seattle cartoonist Shary Flenniken. Counterculture Comics and the Semiotics of Disney Icons will attempt to clear the apocryphal haze from one of pop culture’s most intriguing episodes. Flenniken was a central figure in the Air Pirates comix collective. After meeting at a rock festival near Seattle in 1970, the group took up residence in a prop warehouse owned by Francis Ford Coppola in San Francisco’s Mission District. They created a sensation by appropriating Walt Disney’s signature…

Fantagraphics at TCAF 2016

The ever expanding Toronto Comic and Art Fest (TCAF) is Canada’s premier comic art show known for its special guests and debut books, and Fantagraphics will not disappoint! Special Guests Simon Hanselmann New York Times Best-Selling cartoonist Simon Hanselmann (Megahex) was born in Tasmania and currently resides in Seattle, WA. He spends his days meticulously watercoloring each page of comics he hand draws. Simon has found international success with his stoner witch comics, which have been translated into over a dozen languages. When not makes comics, Simon can be found smoking cigarettes and walking a one-eyed dog. He will be attending…

Fanta Artists at Heroes Con

June 17-19th, Charlotte. NC is once again home to one of the oldest and most beloved comic conventions in the country, HeroesCon. Billing themselves as a “America’s favorite convention since 1982, family friendly, laid-back, comics-oriented atmosphere; go ahead, ask anyone” we’ll take their word for it, and the word of hundreds of artists who’ve traveled to the South-Eastern city to have a good time with fans and friends. Perfectly bridging the gap between mainstream and indie, HeroesCon curates not only the main hall, but also a wonderful Indie Island that this year features Fantagraphics artists Charles Forsman, Rich Tommaso, and Ed…

Free Comic Book Day 2016

This Saturday marks the 15th annual celebration of Free Comic Book Day. Fantagraphics has been a proud participant from its inception and this year you can pick up a classic collection of Love and Rockets material. Love and Rockets is one of the most acclaimed and beloved series in comics history, and this summer, Fantagraphics has announced that the series will be rebooted as a quarterly comic book series beginning with a new #1 in July! To celebrate, Fantagraphics is offering up this one-shot sampler featuring classic L&R material by the great Hernandez Brothers, including an all-new cover and several other surprises! A…

Celebrate 4/20 with new releases and a sale!

It’s a beautiful thing when New Comic Book Day happens to fall on April 20th and what awaits you in stores includes Kramer’s Ergot #9 and the latest from Simon Hanselmann- Megg & Mogg in Amsterdam. When you buy Megg & Mogg in Amsterdam (or Hanselmann’s previous book, Megahex) from Fantagraphics.com you can also receive an exclusive, free copy of Minihex, a collection of rare, controversial and previously unpublished work packaged in a full-color mini comic. Simon Hanselmann will be signing copies of Megg & Mogg in Amsterdam at the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery this Saturday in his new hometown of Seattle. And…

Wimmen’s Comix at Green Apple Books

  It was standing room only at The Complete Wimmen’s Comix book signing on April 12th at Green Apple Books in San Francisco. Eleven creators spoke and fielded questions from the crowd. As was once true of the collective’s meetings, the artists’ discussions were lively and slightly contentious (accurately recalling 40-something years ago? Whew.) The passing back and forth of 2 microphones, one of which had a very short cable, lent an air of Three Stooges to the proceedings. The current activities of the women ranged from the theater to scientific illustration to academia  to literature and union cartoons. Having been published…

Kramers Ergot 9 Launch Party in Los Angeles

The long awaited successor to the Kramers Ergot 8 anthology has arrived! Edited and compiled by Sammy Harkham, Kramers Ergot 9 features a collection of the most dynamic cartoonists working in the medium today. With contributors like Anya Davidson, Al Columbia, Ben Jones, Kim Deitch, Julia Gfrorer, Michael Deforge and so many more, this is the must have book of the year. To celebrate its release, Fantagraphics is teaming up with Family Bookstore in Los Angeles to throw an unforgettable release party featuring some of the best talents in the business: Trevor Alixopulos Sammy Harkham Tim Hensley Beau Johnson Ben Jones…