Look ahead: Winter & Summer catalog previews

Curious about upcoming Fantagraphics releases? Check out our 2016 Winter & Summer catalogs, which include details about highly anticipated titles like Dan Clowes’ Patience, Boys Club by Matt Furie and comics anthology Kramer’s Ergot #9. Winter 2016   Summer 2016

REMOVE FROM WISHLIST: PUT THE COMPLETE ZAP ON LAYAWAY TODAY!

Have you always wanted to own the The Complete Zap Comix box set but never thought you could afford it? Well now you can- with the Fantagraphics Layaway Plan. The Complete Zap Comix collects every issue of Zap – every cover, every story, and even the Zam mini comic jam and previously unpublished 17th issue – all in a slipcased, hardcover set! You’ll get not 1, not 2, not 3, not 4 but a total of 5 handsome volumes! Featuring work by Crumb, Moscoco, Wilson, Rodriguez, Shelton, Mavrides, and Williams. Plus, an introduction by founder R. Crumb and an oral history of Zap by Patrick Rosenkranz. Zap is the most…

Fantagraphics Goes Back to Press on Two Summer Hits

 Fantagraphics Books is proud to announce that two of its highest profile summer releases — NOT FUNNY HA-HA by Leah Hayes and MOX NOX by Joan Cornellá — are going back to press after near-immediate sellouts of their first printings. Both books have been virally popular and garnered rave reviews left and right, fueling demand and eroding supply. But don’t worry: more copies are on the way! The new printing of Not Funny Ha-Ha will hit stores in October, while the new printing of Mox Nox will debut next month at the Small Press Expo (SPX) in Bethesda, MD, where author Joan Cornellá will be a…

Kramers Ergot, the Anthology that Revolutionized the Medium, Comes to Fantagraphics

For Immediate Release:   JULY 17, 2015- SEATTLE, WA: Kramers Ergot is the twenty-first-century’s premier comics anthology. Since its inception in 2000, it has introduced new talents and solidified aesthetics; each volume is an of-the-moment, state-of-the-medium manifesto. This anthology has always been a reflection of creator/editor Sammy Harkham’s comics passions, both past and future. This volume plunges into the spot where contemporary visual art discovers narrative, expanding the boundaries of the comics page. Kramers Ergot 9 gathers many of the best and brightest together in one giant, oversized collection: it will feature Michael DeForge, Noel Freibert, Steven Weissman, Anya Davidson, Stefan Marx,…

Fantagraphics Spaces Out With Joshua Cotter’s Nod Away

For Immediate Release: July 9, 2015-Seattle, WA-Fantagraphics Books is proud to announce its acquisition of Joshua Cotter’s new sci-fi epic Nod Away, to be released Spring 2016. Nod Away moves back and forth between physical and psychological worlds, utilizing traditional and abstract storytelling styles to explore what consciousness could be, where it’s located, and what function or point it serves.       Nod Away is set on a near-future version of Earth. Deep-space transport has been developed to take a small crew to a habitable planet in a nearby system in an attempt to begin colonization/repopulation. The Internet is now telepathic…

Ed Piskor’s Hip Hop Family Tree to Drop Monthly

MAY 26, 2015—SEATTLE, WA—Deconstructed: The New York Times best-selling book series Hip Hop Family Tree is making its debut as a monthly comic book with new covers, splash pages, a “director’s commentary” by Ed Piskor that traces the creator’s motivations, processes, and research involved in making this masterpiece—plus other surprises! Hip Hop Family Tree is the first monthly comic in Fantagraphics’ 39-year history. The first issue traces the very beginning of hip-hop: it spotlights the breakdancers, graffiti artists, DJs, and MCs who formed hip-hop culture in the tenement rec rooms of the south Bronx in the 1970s. Readers will discover who…

Daniel Clowes Returns to Fantagraphics Books with Patience

MAY 6, 2015-—SEATTLE, WA—Fantagraphics Books is proud to announce Patience, the first all-new, original graphic novel from Daniel Clowes (Ghost World) in more than half a decade. It’s the biggest and most ambitious book of a storied career in which he’s received an Academy Award nomination, a PEN Award, and multiple Eisner and Harvey Awards.   Patience is an indescribable psychedelic science-fiction love story, veering with uncanny precision from violent destruction to deeply personal tenderness in a way that is both quintessentially “Clowesian,” and utterly unique in the author’s body of work. This 180-page, full-color story affords Clowes the opportunity to draw…