Ed Piskor’s Red Room Comics to be Published by Fantagraphics

Murder on the dark web, for fun and profit! A shared universe of sci-fi horror debuts In May with an oversized 64-page first issue. Eisner Award-winning, indie cartoonist Ed Piskor is releasing Red Room, an ambitious, new sci-fi horror comic with Fantagraphics. Best known for documenting the history of hip hop with the best-selling Hip Hop Family Tree graphic novels and for distilling more than 8,000 pages of Marvel Comics continuity into the seamless masterpiece X-Men Grand Design, Red Room represents a significant milestone for the cartoonist: the creation of his first creator-owned, shared universe. Red Room will debut from Fantagraphics in May with an oversized 64-page…

Fantagraphics To Publish Monsters by Legendary Cartoonist Barry Windsor-Smith

Fantagraphics is excited to announce the world-wide publishing rights to Barry Windsor-Smith’s graphic novel, Monsters! Monsters is the legendary project Windsor-Smith has been working on for over 35 years. A 360-page tour de force of visual storytelling, Monsters’ vast narrative canvas is part familial drama, part espionage thriller, part metaphysical journey — in sum, an intimate portrait of individuals and an epic political odyssey spanning two generations of American history. Trauma, fate, conscience, and redemption are a few of the themes that intersect in Windsor-Smith’s Monsters. When he walks into a military recruitment office, Bobby Bailey has no idea that he is…

Fantagraphics To Publish Exciting Debut: Stone Fruit by Lee Lai

MARCH 23, 2020—SEATTLE, WA—Fantagraphics is excited to announce the 2021 publication of Stone Fruit by debut cartoonist Lee Lai . Lee Lai is one of the most exciting new voices to break into the comics medium. At the age of 27, Lai has created one of the most sophisticated graphic novel debuts in recent memory. Stone  Fruit is an ode to the love and connection shared between sisters. Bron and Ray are a queer couple who enjoy their role as the fun weirdo aunties for Ray’s niece Nessie. Their bi-weekly playdates are little oases of wildness, joy, and ease in daily…

Fantagraphics Rocks Out with Tenacious D’s Post-Apocalypto Graphic Novel

SEATTLE, WASH., FEBRUARY 10, 2020 — The last two years marked a very memorableperiod for Tenacious D, releasing Tenacious D in Post-Apocalypto (the YouTube film) and Post-Apocalypto (the album), not to mention playing some of the biggest shows of the duo’s 20+ year career. Carrying that momentum into the new decade, the Greatest Band in the World™ — comprised of comedians-musicians-actors Jack Black and Kyle Gass — are thrilled to partner with Fantagraphics to introduce the newest piece to its creative universe: Post-Apocalypto, the graphic novel, due to release September 2020. Hand-drawn entirely by Black, and co-written by Black and Gass, Post-Apocalypto, the graphic novel, is…

Garth Stein and Matthew Southworth Bring The Cloven to Fantagraphics

SEATTLE, WASH., OCTOBER 8, 2019—Fantagraphics is thrilled to announce the acquisition of worldwide rights to the three-book graphic novel series The Cloven by author Garth Stein and artist Matthew Southworth. The Cloven: Book One is set to release in July 2020 and debut at San Diego Comic-Con International. Garth Stein is a #1 New York Times-bestselling author, filmmaker and playwright based in Seattle. His book The Art of Racing in the Rain has sold over six million copies worldwide, and was released as a major motion picture in 2019 to wide acclaim. Matthew Southworth is a Seattle-based comic artist and…

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…

Honoring A Legend

Fantagraphics To Resurrect Tomi Ungerer Classics The international art and literary communities recently suffered a huge blow with the loss of legendary artist and writer Tomi Ungerer (1931–2019). Readers of all ages have been enchanted by his vast oeuvre, from his masterpieces of children’s literature (such as the internationally beloved and award-winning The Three Robbers, Moon Man, and Otto) to his equally masterful satirical and erotic work for adults. In his lifetime he was recognized for the extraordinary breadth of his creative vision, receiving both the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for Children’s Book Illustration and the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Sexual Freedom…

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…

Announcing the Disney Masters Series

Fantagraphics is proud to announce the launch of a new series, Disney Masters, which highlights acclaimed artists from around the world working in the grand Walt Disney tradition. Many of these stories are new to American readers and appear here for the first time in English. New artwork, new adventures, and new laughs! Featured creators will include: Romano Scarpa, one of the most famous Italian creators of Disney comics, builds on the rich Disney tradition of comedy and drama. Disney Masters Vol. 1 Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse: The Delta Dimension $29.99 – Hardcover – 208 pages – Full Color – 7.5″  x 10.25″ –…

It’s “Now” or Never: Fantagraphics Introduces a New Comics Anthology

It’s Now or Never: Fantagraphics Introduces a New Comics Anthology JUNE 1, 2017—SEATTLE, WA—Fantagraphics Books Inc. is proud to announce the arrival of Now, a tri-annual anthology series with all new stories that highlights the diversity and talent of cartoonists all over the globe. The first issue is set to debut at the Small Press Expo (SPX) in Bethesda, MD and will arrive in comic shops and bookstores September 20th, 2017.   We live in a golden age of quality comic art and stories. Graphic novels have never been more popular. But where to start? Now aspires to be an…