Upcoming Arrivals: wrapping up 2007

Our final remaining 2007 releases have just been added to the website and made available for pre-order on our Upcoming Releases page. Pictured above: The Pin-Up Art of Dan DeCarlo Vol. 2; the 9th volume in our Krazy & Ignatz series, "A Ragout of Raspberries"; and The Comics Journal #287, featuring a cover interview with Jeffrey Brown. Call 1-800-657-1100 (or 206-524-1967 outside the U.S.) or click the covers above and below to order online right now. Apart from the Journal, most of our books go out to our pre-order customers before they arrive in bookstores and comic shops, which means…

Robert Pollard Art Show + Book Announcement!

FANTAGRAPHICS TO PUBLISH "TOWN OF MIRRORS: THE REASSEMBLED IMAGERY OF ROBERT POLLARD"

STUDIO DANTE HOSTS "DO THE COLLAGE" EXHIBITION DEC. 9 & 10 IN NEW YORK CITY

On the eve of his first solo visual art exhibition in New York City, Fantagraphics Books is proud to announce the release in June 2008 of TOWN OF MIRRORS: THE REASSEMBLED IMAGERY OF ROBERT POLLARD, a coffee-table collection of artwork and lyrics from the celebrated front man of Dayton, OH's legendary GUIDED BY VOICES.

My life as a Zippy strip.

So, this weekend I was working a book convention in Portland. I had copies of Zippy: Walk a Mile in My Muu-Muu in tow (the new Zippy the Pinhead collection by Bill Griffith) and a woman walked by the booth on Saturday, saw Zippy out of the corner of her eye, and made a beeline for it. She declared, "I love Zippy!" I said to her, "Me, too!" and added, "I'm glad to hear it, I always consider Zippy a good barometer of taste, because it's kind of a polarizing strip." She looked at me without a hint of irony…

Sacco in Minneapolis

Rain Taxi sponsors a reading series as a further demonstration of its commitment to literary culture. JOE SACCOTuesday, November 13, 7:00 pm$10 ($8 for Walker Members and Rain Taxi subscribers) Walker Art Center1750 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis Join us as celebrated cartoonist JOE SACCO visits Minneapolis for a special presentation co-hosted by Rain Taxi Review of Books and the Walker Art Center. Appearing in conjunction with the Walker exhibition Brave New Worlds, Sacco will offer a visual tour of his acclaimed approach to comics journalism, in which he combines the techniques of eyewitness reportage with the medium of graphic storytelling to…

Kudos for I Killed Adolf Hitler

Publishers Weekly has named Jason's I Killed Adolf Hitler to their Best Books of 2007 list. They say: "Hard-boiled hit men, a time machine and a quest to save the world add up to a story about the permanence of love in this darkly humorous tale." Also on the list: Sherman Alexie's The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, illustrated by our pal Ellen Forney, who is called out for her "witty cartoons." Congratulations to all!

Various.

Don't forget: Adrian Tomine appearing 7 o'clock tonight at the University Bookstore, chatting with Fantagraphics' third arm, Eric Reynolds. In Florida: "Small Stuff" at Bear & Bird Gallery on Nov. 24th. Features a bunch of artists selling work in a "cash and carry" format. A great way to buy some art for the gift-giving season. One of my favorites, Scott Campbell is in the show, as is Australian cartoonist Benjamin Constantine. Constantine (Ben Cee) recently sent comics to the office that I really enjoyed. His work has shades of Kevin Scalzo hanging out with Dave Cooper. He seems to be…

Capitalism works.

Why was this story even written? This is the worst kind of wag the dog journalism about comics that I can recall reading recently, and while I'm not surprised that the NY Times ran with it, I'm a little surprised that the author's c.v. includes the Believer, which is one of the very few mags I go out of my way to read, even about things that are totally out of my wheelhouse, because I respect their editorial vigor. This story is degrading to the Times and Believer. Platinum Studios is the worst kind of intellectual property grindhouse, a shell…