Ed Piskor’s Red Room Comics to be Published by Fantagraphics

Murder on the dark web, for fun and profit! A shared universe of sci-fi horror debuts In May with an oversized 64-page first issue. Eisner Award-winning, indie cartoonist Ed Piskor is releasing Red Room, an ambitious, new sci-fi horror comic with Fantagraphics. Best known for documenting the history of hip hop with the best-selling Hip Hop Family Tree graphic novels and for distilling more than 8,000 pages of Marvel Comics continuity into the seamless masterpiece X-Men Grand Design, Red Room represents a significant milestone for the cartoonist: the creation of his first creator-owned, shared universe. Red Room will debut from Fantagraphics in May with an oversized 64-page…

Fantagraphics Bookstore Best of 2020

Time for a belated list of 2020 favorites from Fantagraphics Bookstore curator Larry Reid. This was a tumultuous year and the independent comix community was hit particularly hard. New titles were delayed and some were simply overlooked. In the struggle to keep the bookstore viable, I missed a lot of new titles completely. As a result, this list is far from comprehensive. Still, some stellar work appeared despite the dire circumstances. Below, in no particular order, is a baker’s dozen of the books that most appealed to me Daniel Clowes: Original Art. The latest in Fantagraphics’ series of deluxe studio…

A Statement on James Harvey Story in Now #9

This August, Fantagraphics published the story “How Mums Annoy You” in the ninth issue of our ongoing anthology, Now. It has recently been brought to our attention that the creator of this piece, James Harvey, is facing multiple accusations of predatory and abusive behavior. Fantagraphics published the story under the pseudonym Ethel Wolfe, at James Harvey’s request. We would like to make it absolutely clear that we were not aware of the allegations against Harvey at that time, nor did we know that the publication of this piece under a different name was an attempt to shield himself from backlash. We did not, nor would we…

Best of the “Best Of 2020” Lists!

We love seeing our books get the recognition they deserve! And to that end, we’ve collected all the books highlighted on year-end “Best of 2020” lists from various news sources into this handy listicle. Read on for lists from The New York Times, NPR Books, The Guardian, and more! Dancing After TEN by Vivian Chong and Georgia Webber NPR: Best Books of 2020 Library Journal: Best Graphic Novels of 2020 CBC Books: Best Canadian Comics of 2020 PopMatters: Best Nonfiction Books of 2020 Comics Beat: 50 Best Comics of 2020 Ms. Magazine: Best of the Rest 2020 Panel Patter: Mike’s…

Fantagraphics 2020 Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sales

Hey there Fanta-fanatics! This holiday season we’re continuing our tradition of giving you TWO chances to save on the comics and graphic novels you want and need, by offering distinct deals on both Black Friday and Cyber Monday! Knock out all your gift shopping in one weekend! Read on for all the details. Black Friday Sale: November 27th For Black Friday, we’re offering free domestic USPS Media Mail shipping plus 30% off on the dozens of 2020 titles included in our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide. This year’s guide has a little something for everyone, including Daniel Clowes and Ed Piskor Studio Editions, classic Disney and Peanuts Box…

2020 Holiday Shipping Deadlines

Hey folks! We want to get those brown paper packages in the mail on time this year, so be sure to look over our holiday shipping deadlines, detailed below. These are our last recommended order-by dates, to ensure delivery before December 25th. Questions can be addressed to helpme@fantagraphics.com! Shipping Deadlines USPS International Priority –  Dec 3rd USPS Media Mail – Dec 7th USPS Priority – Dec 15th FedEx International Economy – Dec 15th FedEx 2-day –  Dec 17th Ready to start shopping? Check out our Holiday Gift Guide here or some of our most highly recommended titles!

Fantagraphics 2020 Holiday Gift Guide

Every year, we take the guesswork out of gifting by providing you with our Holiday Gift Guide, a list of some of the year’s best and most “present-able” books! Read on for our top ten picks, thoughtfully sorted by their ideal giftee, and an extended list for your browsing enjoyment. We’ve included a wide range of classic comics collections, new graphic novels, beautiful box sets, and gorgeous art books. Looking for some all-ages faves? Skip straight to the bottom of the page for a roundup of our new Disney and Peanuts collections! Whether you’re shopping for Grandpa, or the kiddos,…

Fantagraphics Halloween Sale 2020!

Get ready to shop ’til you drop… …during the Fantagraphics Halloween Sale! Starting Thursday, October 29th, and running up to the stroke of midnight on Halloween, we’re hacking a full 30% off dozens of horror, noir, mystery, science fiction, and terrifying true stories at Fantagraphics.com/Halloween! Whether you’re curious about Crepax, hungry for Hanselmann, eager for some new EC Comics, or salivating for Sala, there’s something in the sale for everyone to enjoy, and the prices are too good to resist. So go ahead, treat yourself! For questions, please email helpme@fantagraphics.com with “Halloween Sale” in the subject line, or give us a call…