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Want to win a copy of Jason's I KILLED ADOLF HITLER? How about Schulz's COMPLETE PEANUTS Vol. 1 or Tomine's SHORTCOMINGS? Bookmunch will show you the way. UPDATE: I've just been informed that this contest is open to readers worldwide!

New Release: Mystic Funnies #2 (New Printing)

Mystic Funnies #2 (New Printing)by Robert Crumb NEW PRINTING! The second installment of Robert Crumb's latest series centers on an unfortunate everyman named "The Moron" in "Bad Karma," an epic quest for the answer to the question "What's it all mean??" Also starring "Fairy Godmother" and "Mr. Natural," who wants to talk to you about the power of the media, man. 32-page black & white comic $4.95 Order Now!

Artist Bio – Jessica Abel

{mosimage}Jessica Abel (Chicago, 1969) started making comics in college, at the University of Chicago. Her early efforts appeared in the student anthology Breakdown. After college, in 1992, she won the infamous “Stinky Date” contest in Peter Bagge’s Hate comics, and, since she had arranged to meet the artist at the Chicago Comics Convention, she decided to put together a sampler of her comics to show him and his publisher, Fantagraphics. She printed 50 copies of Artbabe #1, but Fantagraphics editor Gary Groth, who claims not to remember this encounter, didn’t take the bait. Four issues (and four years) later, she…

Attn: Portlanders

This weekend is the Wordstock Book Fair in Portland, OR, and Fantagraphics will be there, exhibiting for the first time. Come say 'hi' to us and some of the other comic-folk in attendance, including Top Shelf and Adrian Tomine.

Happy Bday Grasshut… And some books news.

From Grass Hut:"This Saturday at 6pm we are having a special instore accoustic set with Kid Mud, and most special of all Souther Salazar will be here with some bells on. He is going to draw pictures and sign books and have some good times with us. We are going to raffle off the drawings to you. 10% of all proceeds will go to Scrap. A local space that recycles all your old art and craft supplies.Oh, and we turn one this month. So if you live in the portland area, please come by, eat some pie, say hi, win…

Lookie: original Richard Sala art

One of the great privileges of working at Fantagraphics is the opportunity to see original artwork for upcoming releases. Case in point: this gorgeous painted cover by Richard Sala for Delphine #3 (release date TBD), which my crappy cameraphone did absolutely no favors to (and turned purple for some reason).

We’re #3

We are pleased to point out that Amazon.com has ranked The Complete Peanuts 1963-1966 Box Set at #3 on their list of Best Books of 2007 – Top 10 Editors Picks: Graphic Novels. I wouldn't be doing my job if I didn't suggest that you buy it directly from us. Amazon has us beat on price but they can't match the love.