Stephen Dixon

A few words from our publisher on the passing of Stephen Dixon: “In addition to publishing comics, graphic novels, and books of various graphic works and paintings, all visual media you may have noticed, we publish the occasional literary prose. Stephen Dixon was not just one of our few prose authors, but a towering figure of American letters, a designation he would’ve considered pretentious, but true nonetheless. We published four of his books, two collections of short stories, most recently Writing, Written in 2019, and two novels, including what I consider his magnum opus, a crowning career achievement of epic —and…

What’s in Store: Short Run Marathon, Music, and More!

Hope you can join us at Fantagraphics Bookstore for the 9th annual Short Run Marathon art show and pre-festival party this Friday, November 8 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. The exhibition features original works from an amazing array of emerging and established international artists including Glynnis Fawkes, Marc Bell, Jasjyot Singh Hans, Malaka Gharib, Krusty Wheatfield, Seattle Walk Report, Abraham Díaz, Tommi Parrish, Jamilya Lowe, Mike Centeno, Chloë Perkis, and Rumi Hara. It’s always a festive start to the Short Run and a great opportunity to socialize with Short Run exhibitors. On Sunday, May 10 at 6:00 PM we’ll host…

Fantagraphics at CAB 2019!

This year’s Comic Arts Brooklyn is just around the corner, and hoo boy are we excited! We’re gonna be all hopped up on leftover Halloween candy and ready to take Brooklyn by storm. Hope you all are excited too, because there are going to be some truly excellent cartoonists in attendance, unmissable conversations happening, plus a few brand new books for fall! So read on, and we’ll see you there, at table K3! The Basics: Comic Arts Brooklyn 2019  Saturday, November 2nd 11AM – 7PM Pratt Activities Resource Center 200 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205 CAB Featured Guests: Charles Burns,…

Original Art: Daniel Clowes | Fantagraphics Studio Edition, Delayed

Fantagraphics is committed to maintaining the highest possible production and printing standards on all of our books, and as a result, they can sometimes take longer than we anticipate. Original Art: Daniel Clowes the Fantagraphics Studio Edition will now ship in February 2020. We assure you it will be worth the wait. For questions about how this might affect your pre-order, please contact our customer service department at fbicomix@fantagraphics.com.

Garth Stein and Matthew Southworth Bring The Cloven to Fantagraphics

SEATTLE, WASH., OCTOBER 8, 2019—Fantagraphics is thrilled to announce the acquisition of worldwide rights to the three-book graphic novel series The Cloven by author Garth Stein and artist Matthew Southworth. The Cloven: Book One is set to release in July 2020 and debut at San Diego Comic-Con International. Garth Stein is a #1 New York Times-bestselling author, filmmaker and playwright based in Seattle. His book The Art of Racing in the Rain has sold over six million copies worldwide, and was released as a major motion picture in 2019 to wide acclaim. Matthew Southworth is a Seattle-based comic artist and…

Fantagraphics Halloween Costume Contest!

Casting about for Halloween costume ideas? Allow us to help you get motivated with some friendly competition! Dress as your favorite character from a Fantagraphics book (or something else clever and comics-centric), post a pic with the hashtag #FantaCostumeContest, and you’ll be entered to win a ghoulish goodie-bag of books and merch! We’ll repost the best entries, and choose 3 winners after Halloween.  Might we suggest… Can’t wait to see what you spooky kooks come up with! 

Fantagraphics at CXC 2019!

Very excited to be headed out to another installation of the Cartoonist Crossroads Columbus festival in lovely Columbus, Ohio! This should be a good one folks; we’ve got amazing special guests, fresh fall debuts, and excellent programming. Read on for all the deets. Hope to see you there! ______________________________________________________________________________ CARTOON CROSSROADS COLUMBUS September 28th-29th | Columbus Metropolitan Library 96 S. Grant Ave. Columbus, OH 43215 Fantagraphics Tables #76-77 ______________________________________________________________________________ Special Guests: Jaime Hernandez: Jaime Hernandez needs no introduction.. but here goes anyways: co-creator of the internationally-lauded comics series Love and Rockets, Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Famer, and (let’s…

What’s in Store: Australian artists, Robert Williams, and more!

Glom Press, a craft comics publisher and risograph printer based in Melbourne, Australia, comes to Fantagraphics Bookstore to present their work on Friday, September 27 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. This includes a recent series of graphic novellas by emerging and established Australian artists, a series of prints by the same, as well as the latest releases by Glom Press founders Marc Pearson and Michael Hawkins. Don’t miss a chance to meet these accomplished artists from Down Under. Celebrated painter and underground comix legend Robert Williams appears at Fantagraphics Bookstore on Saturday, October 5 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. We’ll…

What’s in Store: Kathy Acker in Seattle Symposium

The late Kathy Acker’s residencies in Seattle in 1980 and 1989 were brief but important to the development of this influential literary artist. While residing in Seattle’s Belltown arts community she was completing work on her signature novel, Blood and Guts in High School, and beginning to write Great Expectations, which includes passages about her experiences here. She returned in 1989 for a residency sponsored by Seattle’s Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA), which inspired Kathleen Hanna to form Bikini Kill and gave momentum to the Riot Grrrl feminist movement. The Kathy Acker in Seattle Symposium presents a series of exhibitions,…

Fantagraphics at SPX 2019!

SPX is turning 25, which means it can finally rent a car at a reasonable price! And Fantagraphics is going to fill that hypothetical rental car full to the brim with amazing guests, debut books, and thrilling programming—and then bring it back to the rental lot 30 minutes early with a full tank. Because we’re responsible that way. So buckle up, and check out what we’ve got planned for this very special SPX quarter-of-a-century celebration! Small Press Expo 2019 Saturday September 14th 11am-7pm // Sunday, September 15th 12pm-6pm Marriott Bethesda North Hotel & Conference Center 5701 Marinelli Road. North Bethesda,…