Simon Hanselmann // Bad Gateway Tour 2019

Bad Gateway takes the West Coast! August 1st–10th, New York Times bestselling cartoonist Simon Hanselmann will be on tour promoting the latest and greatest in his internationally-acclaimed series. In Bad Gateway, Hanselmann’s signature brand of black humor reaches new depths in this latest installment in the ongoing, drug-addled adventures of Megg, Mogg and Werewolf Jones. With Owl out of the picture, their raucous antics and unsustainable party lifestyle has begun to take a grim psychological toll. As things slide further and further out of control, Megg turns to her past to uncover the roots of her self-destructive habits. Catch Simon…

Ulli Lust on Tour July 2019!

Fans of autobio comics, Euro-comics, and general cartooning excellent rejoice! We are extremely thrilled to have the talented, LA Times Book Prize-winning artist Ulli Lust joining us here on the best coast this month to promote the release of her stunning new graphic memoir, How I Tried to Be a Good Person. The book is a story of sexual exploration, violence, and self-liberation, told with an honesty few cartoonists are capable of. This powerfully vulnerable graphic memoir picks up directly where its predecessor, Today Is The Last Day Of The Rest Of Your Life, left off, following Lust’s life as a young, enthusiastic…

What’s in Store: Hot Off The Press Book Fair feat. Ulli Lust and Zak Sally

The 5th annual HOT OFF THE PRESS BOOK FAIR at Fantagraphics Bookstore features a stellar line-up of local, national, and international artists including Berlin graphic novelist Ulli Lust, Minneapolis musician and cartoonist Zak Sally, Atlanta’s Joshua Ray Stephens, Peter Hoey of Coin-Op Books, Kelly Froh and co. of Short Run Micropress, Marc Palm, Cold Cube, Max Clotfelter, David Lasky, Hair Flip Comix, Megan Kelso, Woody, Tatiana Gil, Jae Bearhat, Rory Frances, D. W., Fogland Studios, Jason T. Miles, Brandon Lehmann, Patrick Moriarity, Reed Olsen, Tom Van Deusen, and many more.  Festivities run from 5:00 to 9:00 PM on Saturday, July…

Fantagraphics at San Diego Comic-Con 2019!

Comic-con is turning 50! That’s right, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of this behemoth of a show, and Fantagraphics will be right in the middle of the action. We’ve got special guests and debuts galore, so be sure to stop by Booth #1721 to see what’s happening! 2019 Special Guests: Ulli Lust – How I Tried to Be a Good Person All the way from Berlin, we’re thrilled to have the immensely talented Ulli Lust (Today is the Last Day of the Rest of Your Life) joining us to celebrate the release of her brand new memoir, How I Tried…

Fantagraphics at ALA Annual 2019!

We love our libraries! And this month we’re doing it up at ALA Annual in Washington DC. If you’re going to be there, come visit us at Booth #1320 for signings, raffles, ARCs, and special giveaways. Intrigued? Read on for all the deets! Signing Schedule: Jaime Hernandez Signing Tonta — Saturday, June 22nd 3-4pm Ezra Claytan Daniels Signing BTTM FDRS — Sunday, June 23rd 10–11am Gina Siciliano Signing I Know What I Am — Sunday, June 23rd 2–3pm Events Schedule: Saturday, June 22nd 8–10am: GNCRT Comics Breakfast with Ezra Claytan Daniels, Marriott North BallroomCome meet Ezra Clayton Daniels (BTTM FDRS)…

School’s Out Sale! 25% Off All-ages Books!

Summer Reading’s almost here, do you know where your kids’ books are? Well fear not, because this week Fantagraphics is knocking 25% off dozens of our bestselling all-ages comics to help you keep those kiddos occupied! So get ready to stock up on Summer Reading for the youngsters (or the young-at-heart) in your life during the Fantagraphics School’s Out Sale! Sale includes a wide variety of our classic Disney comics! Adventure with Mickey Mouse, return to the enchanted world of Snow White, discover the work of Disney Masters from around the world, or collect fan favorites Carl Barks and Don…

What’s in Store: Georgetown Carnival Arts Festival feat. Peter Bagge

Join us at Fantagraphics Bookstore this Saturday, June 8 as we celebrate the Book of Weirdo with Peter Bagge, one time editor of R. Crumb’s influential comix anthology. We’ll display original art and ephemera from the groundbreaking periodical. Bagge will be present to sign copies of this and other recent publications from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. This event coincides with the colorful Georgetown Carnival arts festival featuring interactive art, Harzardfactory’s Power Tool Drag Races, acrobats, games, food, beer, and music, including Northwest garage legends Girl Trouble. Free family fun from noon to 10:00 PM. Exhibition remains on view through July…

Fantagraphics goes to CAKE 2019!

Look out Chicago, we’re headed your way! This year’s Chicago Alternative Comics Expo is June 1st & 2nd 11-6pm at the Center on Halsted. We’ll be at Table #317, come and get a slice! Center on Halsted3656 N Halsted Ave Chicago, IL Excited to be debuting Kramers Ergot 10 at this year’s show. This latest preeminent art comics anthology includes work from R. Crumb, Dash Shaw, C.F., Johnny Ryan, John Pham, Ron Regé Jr., Simon Hanselmann, Anna Haifisch, Ivan Brunetti, Steve Weissman, Aisha Franz, , Kim Deitch, and many others including series editor Sammy Harkham, all packaged under stunning cover…

What’s in Store: Lowbrow Art and the Birth of Olympia’s Pop Underground

Please join us at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery on Saturday, May 11 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM for the opening of an exhibition of paintings and prints by Augie Pagan. His colorful work responds to comics and pop culture imagery. Pagan, who lives above the bookstore, has contributed to our Jack Davis and Vaughn Bode tribute shows. We’re pleased to present this recent body of work, which remains on view through June 5. This event coincides with the lively Georgetown Art Attack featuring contemporary visual and performing arts presentations through the historic neighborhood. On Friday, May 17 from 7:00 to…

BTTM FDRS on Tour!

Dream team comics creators Ezra Claytan Daniels (Upgrade Soul) and Ben Passmore (DAYGLOAYHOLE, Your Black Friend) are hitting the road to promote their latest creation, BTTM FDRS. This original graphic novel blends humor, horror, satire, and science fiction in an afrofuturist tour-de-force. Signing events on this tour will have a limited number of exclusive pre-publication advance copies of the book available for sale. If you’re within striking distance of one of these cities, don’t pass it up! MAY/JUNE 2019 TOUR DATES: May 11/12 – Toronto – TCAF 2019  Book Debut! May 13 – Boston – More Than Words Warehouse Bookstore…