Fantagraphics, the renowned publisher of graphic novels, is thrilled to unveil the Winter 2024 catalog, featuring a captivating lineup of new graphic novels, classic comics collections, and spellbinding art books. Among the highly anticipated releases is My Favorite Thing Is Monsters Book Two by Emil Ferris.
Continuing the enthralling tale of young Karen Reyes, an inspiring “monster” whose illustrated diary leads readers on a captivating journey, My Favorite Thing Is Monsters Book Two concludes Ferris’s critically acclaimed story set in ’60s Chicago. Unraveling the mystery surrounding her enigmatic neighbor, Anka Silverberg, a holocaust survivor, Karen’s adventure explores themes of Queer identity and turbulent events during the violent Chicago summer of 1968. The book’s lushly illustrated narrative, infused with B-movie horror and pulp monster mag iconography, weaves dark mysteries and historical events into a spellbinding visual storytelling style.
Another monumental addition to the catalog is How War Begins: Dispatches from the Ukrainian Invasion by Igort. Originally serialized on social media, Igort’s real-time work of graphic journalism presents testimonies of Ukrainians during the Russian invasion of 2022. With art styles ranging from cartoony simplicity to photorealism, Igort provides a heart-wrenching portrayal of the invasion’s impact on ordinary people, capturing the horror and resilience amidst the turmoil.
Manuele Fior’s Hypericum takes readers on a sublime and romantic journey into Egyptian grandeur, entwined with a romance set in 1990s Berlin. The graphic novel follows Teresa, a scholarship winner working on an exhibition in Berlin, and Ruben, a young Italian exploring the city as his playground. Fior’s work masterfully connects two eras, exploring how time shapes the strongest bonds.
Search and Destroy Vol. 1 by Atsushi Kaneko and Osamu Tezuka presents a contemporary reimagining of the timeless, award-winning manga Dororo in a dystopian future where mercenary robots known as “creatures” serve the elite, victimizing the desperate masses. With influences from Western cartoonists and filmmakers, Kaneko crafts a thrilling and visually rich sci-fi manga.
Mark Doox delivers a dazzlingly illustrated postmodern epic of social commentary in The N-Word of God, recontextualizing symbols used against Black people into religious symbols of resilience, protection, and counter-truth. Through satirical wit and stunning illustrations, Doox challenges binary racial ideas, creating a metamodern masterpiece of Black storytelling.
Rick Altergott makes a triumphant return to the comics medium with Blessed Be, a farcical and comedic full-length graphic novel set in the eerie realm of ’70s men’s magazines and small-town conservatism.
Additionally, the Winter 2024 catalog includes The Complete Web of Horror, a collection of the legendary horror magazine from 1969. This book features the classic horror and science fiction stories by renowned comic artists like Bernie Wrightson and Michael Kaluta, alongside contextual essays and lost stories now restored in a comprehensive volume.
Eleanor Davis’s beloved graphic novel You & a Bike & a Road, has been long out of print since the book was released by Koyama Press in 2017. Fantagraphics is proud to reprint this touching tale of self-discovery during Davis’s bike tour across America.
With over two dozen books to explore in this season, Fantagraphics Winter 2024 catalog promises to deliver an unforgettable array of graphic novels that will captivate readers across various genres and artistic styles. For more information and release dates, visit Fantagraphics.com/winter2024.