The Fantabucks Sale 2021

It’s back! Our most popular sale returns with its unbeatable 2-for-1 discount, running March 25th through 27th. The Fantabucks Sale will work a little differently in 2021 than in previous years, so please read the sale description below carefully, and check our FAQs, where we’ve tried to preemptively answer your queries. If you still have questions after that, feel free to shoot us an email at helpme@fantagraphics.com and we’ll do our best to clarify. Thanks, and happy shopping! The Basics: The Fantabucks Sale will begin at 12am PDT on March 25th and end at 11:59pm PDT on March 27th. In…

Shira Spector Red Rock Baby Candy Virtual Book Tour

This month, we are incredibly excited to publish Shira Spector’s debut graphic memoir, Red Rock Baby Candy! And we’re even more excited to announce not one, not two, but THREE epic virtual events, each with a different superstar special guest, to help celebrate the book’s release. That’s three chances to peek behind the scenes of this gorgeous, ground-breaking book, each with a unique lens for discussion. Plus, you can order your copy of the book via any of our three wonderful retail partners, and receive a free signed bookplate with your copy. Read on for all the details! The Tour:…

Fantagraphics March Newsletter!

Springing into March with three exciting new releases and some extremely cool virtual events! But first, the news: Shira Spector’s upcoming debut graphic memoir, Red Rock Baby Candy, has received a starred review from Publishers Weekly + an interview! I Never Promised You A Rose Garden by Mannie Murphy and Stone Fruit by Lee Lai on Ms. Magazine‘s list of “Most Anticipated Reads” of 2021 Lee Lai’s Stone Fruit also received a Publisher’s Weekly starred review There was a really nice review of Cathy Malkasian’s new middle-grade graphic novel, NoBody Likes You, Greta Grump, in CNMN Magazine School Library Journal…

Fantagraphics February Newsletter – Interviews, New Comics, and More!

Rolling into February with some really exciting new comics releases and a couple of extremely cool virtual events! Read on for all the details. But first, the news! A really excellent interview with Gina Siciliano presented by the National Gallery in London in tandem with their Artemisia Gentileschi exhibit A nice review of Windows On The World from Juxtapoz Magazine! Pete Bagge’s The Complete Hate was named Best Collection of Classic Material in the 2020 Broken Frontier Awards! Gary Panter interviewed by Steven Heller for Print Magazine. Publishers Weekly reviewed Mannie Murphy’s upcoming book, I Never Promised You A Rose…

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…