Fantagraphics August Newsletter

Summer marches on and temps are rising everywhere—it seems like a good time to read something cool! We’ve got some amazing new books coming out this month and events both physical and virtual, so there’s plenty to stay busy with. But first, the news! Fantagraphics is the second-winning-est publisher with 4 wins at this year’s Eisner Awards! Congratulations to our talented artists and the editors and designers working behind the scenes! The New York Times reviewed Lizzy Stewart’s It’s Not What You Thought It Would Be in a round-up of graphic novels that explore the theme of loneliness, calling it “mournful, lovely” and noting that…

Simon Hanselmann’s Hilarious Eisner Award-Winning Pandemic Webcomic CRISIS ZONE To Be Published by Fantagraphics in August

The Unabridged and Uncensored Publication Includes 500 Additional Panels and Extensive “Director’s Commentary” from Hanselmann (August 4, 2021) In March 2020, as the planet began to enter lockdown, acclaimed cartoonist Simon Hanselmann decided that what the world needed most was free, easily accessible entertainment — so he set out to make the greatest webcomic ever created! The result is also certain to be one of the most acclaimed and eagerly anticipated graphic novels of 2021: CRISIS ZONE, coming from Fantagraphics this August. Set in the colorful NSFW world of the bestselling Megg, Mogg and Owl series, CRISIS ZONE was born…

Fantagraphics to Collect Legendary Underground Comix THE FABULOUS FURRY FREAK BROTHERS Ahead of Their New Animated Series

The Freak Brothers Find a New Home at Fantagraphics Ahead of The Animated Series Starring Woody Harrelson, Pete Davidson, John Goodman, and Tiffany Haddish SEATTLE, WA, (August 2, 2021) The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers are the most iconic and enduring underground comix characters ever created, having sold over 45 million comics in 16 languages. Fantagraphics is proud to announce that it is collecting all their drug-addled adventures in a new series of four volumes under the series title The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers Follies with the first volume being The Idiots Abroad and Other Follies. The Freak Brothers will also find a new…

Fantagraphics to Publish Queen of the Ring: Wrestling Drawings by Jaime Hernandez (1980–2020)

Featuring 125 Never-Before-Seen Illustrations of Pin-ups, Action Shots, and Fake Wrestling Magazine Covers SEATTLE, WA (July 29, 2021) For the past four decades, Jaime Hernandez has been creating some of the most beloved graphic novels of all time. He’s been honored as a member of the Will Eisner Hall of Fame, and he’s received the prestigious PEN Award, an L.A. Times Book Prize, and numerous Harvey, Ignatz, and Eisner Awards. But what does the lifelong Angeleno do to relax? He draws ― and, for more than forty years, he has been drawing and privately amassing a body of work that…

Comic-Con@Home 2021 Panels & Sale

Another year without an in-person Comic-Con! Here’s hoping that next year we’ll all be able to get together in person down in San Diego, but until then we’ve got Comic-Con@Home, and all that comes with it! You can find a full schedule of this year’s online programming here, and we’ve collected all the Fanta-centric stuff into this one handy blog post. You can also shop our virtual booth, and attend the Eisner Awards, all from the comfort of your couch. And then of course, there’s our big annual Comic-Con Sale, with 25% off just about everything in our webstore! Scroll…

What’s In Store: Hot Off the Press Book Fair July 10!

Join some of Seattle’s most talented cartoonists, comics presses, and other artists for the Fantagraphics Bookstore’s first in-store event in a year!

Fantagraphics June Newsletter

Summer is upon us, and there’s no better time to kick back with an ice cold bev and a fresh stack of comics! We have some incredibly cool books, coming out this month, and can’t wait to tell you all about ‘em, but first, the news! Barry Windsor-Smith’s Monsters received great reviews from both The Guardian and The New York Times Ed Piskor’s Red Room #1 got great reviews from SYFYWire, Daily Dead, and Multiversity.com among many others IGN compared Glenn Head’s new memoir Chartwell Manor to Maus in this great review Publisher’s Weekly ran a great feature on Stone Fruit by Lee Lai ScreenRant ran a great advance review and preview of Celestia by Manuele Fior TCAF…

Fantagraphics May Newsletter

Lots of good stuff coming up this month! Some a”May”zing new releases (sorry), exciting events and more. But first, the news! Barry Windsor-Smith gave a rare video interview for the Comix Experience Graphic Novel Club, talking about his highly-anticipated new book, Monsters BWS’ Monsters also had previews run on both IGN and Daily Dead, and a great review in Forbes this week A great The New York Times Book Review feature on Gary Panter Lee Lai’s Stone Fruit got a starred review from Library Journal Library Journal also gave Manuele Fior’s Celestia a great advance review The AV Club reviewed…

Fantagraphics at TCAF 2021

While we’re sad not to be able to gather in person for TCAF this year, we’re excited to jump into some great online programming during their virtual show, May 8th–15th! We’ve highlighted all the Fantagraphics-centric programing in this one handy blog post, but you can also find the full schedule of events on the TCAF website. All events are online and free to attend! We also have a virtual booth with new and featured books for you to browse in the Online Marketplace! Panel Schedule: SUNDAY MAY 9TH Be the Change – 10AM PT/1PM ET (Pre-recorded) You’re never too young…