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…

Introducing Love and Rockets Subscriptions

Introducing Love and Rockets subscriptions! We brought back Love and Rockets to it’s magazine origins with Volume IV, and are offering an exclusive service through our website to subscribe to our first 6 issues. Love and Rockets only comes three times a year! Don’t miss out on new issues of the best comic series the medium has ever seen with our handy 6-issue subscription offering. You pay one flat rate of $25 plus shipping and we’ll deliver a fresh (and exclusive) Fantagraphics variant issue straight to your door. It’s like getting an entire issue for free! Sign up at any time…

Fantagraphics Distributes Breakdown Press To Comic Shops Across the World

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Fantagraphics is proud to announce a new partnership with London-based publisher Breakdown Press. As of the November 2016 Diamond Previews Catalog, issue #338, Fantagraphics will be distributing a selection of Breakdown Press titles to comic book specialty stores. Breakdown Press was founded by Simon Hacking, Tom Oldham, Josh Palmano and Joe Kessler in 2013. Their goal was to put out the work of cutting edge cartoonists and some of the very best alternative manga. Since then, Breakdown Press has become a curatorial publishing force, releasing books by Conor Stechschulte, Lale Westvind, Seiichi Hayashi, Antoine Cossé, and many others. “Breakdown is the UK’s most…

The Truth About Pepe the Frog

Fantagraphics Books and Matt Furie, the creator of the eternally chill comic book character Pepe the Frog, condemn the illegal and repulsive appropriations of the character by racist fringe groups linked to the alt right movement and the Donald Trump presidential campaign. Furie’s character has been categorized as a hate symbol by the Anti-Defamation League as a result of these uses, creating significant emotional and financial harm for the creator. Most media reports now routinely default to a narrow description of Pepe as a representation of white supremacy, ignoring the mellow, positive-vibed frog that he is in the hands of…

Announcing Ellen Forney’s follow-up title Rock Steady: Brilliant Advice From My Bipolar Life

Fantagraphics is proud to announce the acquisition of Ellen Forney’s forthcoming graphic novel/self-help book, Rock Steady: Brilliant Advice From My Bipolar Life. This companion book to her best selling graphic memoir, Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me (Avery, 2012) marks Forney’s return to the publisher where she began her career over 15 years ago. Due out in 2018, Forney’s new book is a combination memoir and self-help manual, a survival guide of tips, tricks and tools by one of Seattle’s most celebrated cartoonists. With Marbles, Forney helped destigmatize mood disorders with her candid presentation of her struggle to find mental…