Fantagraphics goes to San Diego Comic-Con 2018: The Aftermath

Aaaaaand we’re back! San Diego Comic-Chaos has come and gone again. Infinite thanks to those of you who came by the booth and said (especially if you bought books or brought snacks/swag). Please enjoy this round-up of this year’s show!


And the winner is…



Excessively proud of Emil Ferris for her (count ’em) THREE well-deserved Eisner Awards this year. She took home the prizes for:

Best Writer/Artist, Best Coloring, and Best Graphic Album–New

And if there had been a prize for Best Acceptance Speech, she would have won that handily as well. There was hardly a dry eye in the place by the time she left the stage.


Other Fantagraphics artists who will be adorning their mantles with shiny new trophies this year are:

Mark Newgarden and Paul Karasik — How to Read Nancy: The Elements of Comics in Three Easy Panels

Best Comics-Related Book 

Marcelo D’Salete and Andrea Rosenberg — Run for It: Stories of Slaves Who Fought for Their Freedom

Best U.S. Edition of International Material

and the fine folks at, Dan Nadel, Timothy Hodler & Tucker Stone

Best Comics-Related Journalism/Periodical




We’re also excited to report that our Associate Publisher Eric Reynolds received his well-deserved Inkpot Award in a surprise finale to our Forever Fantagraphics panel. Look how happy he is!

Eric Reynolds mugs for the camera with his shiny new Inkpot Award



On the show floor…

We had a great line-up of attending authors this year. Here are some of our favorite snapshots from the booth!

Potential book buyers get the ol’ warm Fantagraphics welcome from RJ and Conrad


The Hernandez fam: Gilbert, Carol, Natalia, and Jaime!


Carol Tyler and Trina Robbins signing their respective memoirs, Fab4 Mania and Last Girl Standing!


A visit from Wuvable Oaf creator Ed Luce with a real-life Goteblud


Manuele Fior came all the way from Italia to sign and watercolor his gorgeous new short story collection, Blackbird Days


Fior and Noah Van Sciver deep in conversation…


After presenting its award at the Eisners, Felecia Day swung by to grab her won copy of How to Read Nancy


Trina Robbins with Coco Shinomiya, who’s modeling a coat featuring Trina’s artwork


The traditional Fantagraphics Family dinner



Mary Fleener, Carol Tyler and Robert Williams


Robert Williams, Jacq Cohen and Suzanne Williams, with Eric Reynolds bringing up the rear


All in all, a great show. See you next year!