New Comic Book Day: Beyond Time and Again

The latest release from Fantagraphics Books is Beyond Time and Again by George Metzger. In 1967, George Metzger began serializing his counterculture comic strip Beyond Time and Again in underground West coast newspapers, combining high fantasy with prescient views of science, climate change, and political authoritarianism. Faithfully reproduced, for the first time, from the original art, this comix collection brings Metzger’s exquisite craft and mind-bending imagination to a new generation.   Check out a video preview below: A video posted by Fantagraphics Books (@fantagraphics) on Feb 3, 2016 at 3:01pm PST

New Comic Book Day: Hip Hop Family Tree #6 and Blubber #2

                          Hip Hop Family Tree #6 by Ed Piskor drops in comics shops today, including three variant covers. From left to right: Regular edition, Fantagraphics exclusive, AOD Collectables and Velocity Comics variants. Find them at your local store or order a copy from http://www.fantagraphics.com/hhftmonthly6   Gilbert Hernandez keeps things weird with Blubber #2. Catch a glimpse in the video preview below: A wtf glimpse of #newcomicbookday release Blubber No. 2 from Gilbert Hernandez A video posted by Fantagraphics Books (@fantagraphics) on Jan 27, 2016 at 11:38am PST

Hip Hop Family Tree #6 and Blubber #2 Go Digital

It’s all hip hop and humanoids on your digital reading devices this week with new releases from two Fantagraphics favorites.   First up is the sixth issue of Ed Piskor’s Hip Hop Famiy Tree monthly comic. This edition features the first hip hop movie, Wild Style, as Piskor breaks the film down and shows exactly how it fits into the wider pop culture landscape. Highlighting the people, places, and events that made Wild Style a cult classic, Hip Hop Family Tree #6 can be yours through comiXology.         Today also marks the second volume of Gilbert Hernandez’s…

New Comic Book Day: Frank in the 3rd Dimension by Jim Woodring

This is your chance to see Frank as you’ve never seen him before. Not the stark black-and-white Frank. Not even the glorious fully-painted Frank. No, this is Frank in the third dimension: about as real as you can get him. Frank and Frank’s world are already hallucinatory, but seeing him in the most technologically advanced and artistically crafted 3-D ever produced is an experience that has to be savored to be believed. The 3-D process for Frank in the 3rd Dimension involves creating more than 150 layers per drawing in order to round and “sculpt” each image into full, volumetric…

New Comic Book Day: Book of Hope

Book of Hope by Finnish cartoonist Tommi Musturi hits stores today. Check out a video preview and order your copy from Fantagraphics.com.   Under the Radar gives Book of Hope by Tommi Musturi 7/10 in this review:   “…filled with weird jokes, funny cartoon gags, and surprisingly poignant observations on aging, death, and—yes—hope…the books’ portrayal of the little scenes that make up life and lend it its meaning are uniformly lovely. The illustrations are beautiful, and without trying to spoil anything, the later chapters more than live up to the name of the book. It’s a nice, off-kilter story about…

Enough Astronaut Blood to Last the Winter

Derek Van Gieson’s Enough Astronaut Blood to Last the Winter is part fine-art book, part travelogue documenting the author’s turbulent and fruitful period of time spent in New York City. Through drawings, paintings, photography, and short fiction, Van Gieson delivers an intense experience wrought with heartbreak, joy, destruction, perseverance, and whimsy. Enough Astronaut Blood to Last the Winter echoes influences of seminal artists like George Grosz and Richard Brautigan through its unique ability to entertain and engross. Enough Astronaut Blood to Last the Winter is sure to serve as an art object, conversation piece, and a well-worn carry-on for years to come.   “One of the…

New Comic Book Day!

  In stores this week: Violenzia by Richard Sala Hip Hop Family Tree #4 by Ed Piskor The Complete Peanuts 1957-1958 (Paperback) by Charles M. Schulz The Complete Peanuts 1955-1958 Gift Box Set (Paperback) by Charles M. Schulz Peanuts Every Sunday: The 1950’s Box Set by Charles M. Schulz