TCAF 2020 Would-Have-Been Highlights

Hey everybody! So, we are just incredibly bummed to not be in Toronto right now (all the Tim Hortons we could have been eating ????) because it’s one of the best shows in this hemisphere to bring new books to the people! To help assuage our grief, we decided to put together a roundup of things new stuff that we were especially excited to show you, and the artists we were going to be hosting, so that you can still check them out! Obviously it’s not as good as the real thing, but it’ll have to do for now! Our…

Gilbert Hernandez T-Shirt Fundraiser for BINC

Snag this sweet new Love and Rockets Tee to support indie bookstores and comic shops! Hey folks! After querying the Instagram hive mind, we’ve created a brand new Fantagraphics shirt, featuring art by the one and only Gilbert Hernandez, pulled straight from the pages of Love and Rockets Vol. IV #8! Even better, we’re turning it into a fundraiser for BINC (that’s the The Book Industry Charitable Foundation, FYI) who are working tirelessly to support independent bookstores and comic shops nationwide through these unstable times. 30% of each purchase (which is the net profit after fees and taxes) will go to BINC to…

Fantagraphics To Publish Exciting Debut: Stone Fruit by Lee Lai

MARCH 23, 2020—SEATTLE, WA—Fantagraphics is excited to announce the 2021 publication of Stone Fruit by debut cartoonist Lee Lai . Lee Lai is one of the most exciting new voices to break into the comics medium. At the age of 27, Lai has created one of the most sophisticated graphic novel debuts in recent memory. Stone  Fruit is an ode to the love and connection shared between sisters. Bron and Ray are a queer couple who enjoy their role as the fun weirdo aunties for Ray’s niece Nessie. Their bi-weekly playdates are little oases of wildness, joy, and ease in daily…

Discount Digital Comics for Dark Times

Hey folks! As I’m sure you don’t need another person or corporate entity to tell you, we’re living through some strange times right now. Staying inside is the order of the day for the foreseeable future, and that has far-reaching ramifications for a lot of people and places we care about. We’ll take this opportunity to remind you to reach out to your local comic shops and bookstores to see how you can support them, donate if you can, and support artists directly whenever possible! As part of our continuing initiative to limit contagion, we’re encouraging everyone to adopt our…

Stay Home, Read Comics! Free USPS Media Mail Shipping

In the light of the recent quasi-apocalyptic happenings, we’re encouraging folks to stay home and read comics by offering free USPS Media Mail rate shipping for just about everything at Fantagraphics.com! Just use code STAYHOME at checkout! Stock up on reading material for the uncertain days to come! Need some suggestions to get you started? No worries, we’ve been stuck at home and just bored enough to put together this excessive reading list. Whether you’re looking for some escapist fluff, a bottomless ongoing series, or something truly dystopian to wallow in, we’ve got you covered! Escapist “Take Your Mind Off…

What’s in Store: Magnificent Miniature Paintings by Guy Colwell

Legendary Bay Area cartoonist Guy Colwell was a pivotal figure in the transition from the era of underground comix to contemporary alternative comix. His gritty portrayal of urban culture in Inner City Romance was groundbreaking. He is also one of the few cartoonists of that period to gain recognition in the realm of fine art. The 30 exquisite miniature paintings in this exhibition represent a triumph of technique and content. Meet this amazing artist at a festive reception and book signing on Saturday, March 14 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at Fantagraphics Bookstore. This event coincides with the colorful Georgetown…

The Fantabucks Sale 2020!

Hey folks! Before we get into the details of this year’s sale, we want to take a minute to acknowledge that this is a really weird, hard time in which many of us are looking at an uncertain financial future and we all need to prioritize the important things in life. For us here at Fantagraphics HQ, one of the most important things we feel we can do is to keep connecting comics readers with our artists by printing and publishing their beautiful, important books. To that end, we’re asking that, if you have the financial wherewithal, you help us out with a small injection of…

Fantagraphics Rocks Out with Tenacious D’s Post-Apocalypto Graphic Novel

SEATTLE, WASH., FEBRUARY 10, 2020 — The last two years marked a very memorableperiod for Tenacious D, releasing Tenacious D in Post-Apocalypto (the YouTube film) and Post-Apocalypto (the album), not to mention playing some of the biggest shows of the duo’s 20+ year career. Carrying that momentum into the new decade, the Greatest Band in the World™ — comprised of comedians-musicians-actors Jack Black and Kyle Gass — are thrilled to partner with Fantagraphics to introduce the newest piece to its creative universe: Post-Apocalypto, the graphic novel, due to release September 2020. Hand-drawn entirely by Black, and co-written by Black and Gass, Post-Apocalypto, the graphic novel, is…

Best of 2019 Lists!

Sure, we all know that “Best of the Year” lists can be a little goofy but, that said, we’re not going to turn down any of richly-deserved accolades that the media chooses to heap upon our amazing cartoonists! So here they are, collected into one convenient place, the 2019 list of the lists — check ’em out! BTTM FDRS by Ezra Claytan Daniels and Ben Passmore NPR‘s Book Concierge: Best Books of 2019 The Washington Post: Best Graphic Novels of 2019 Chicago Public Library: Best Books of 2019 New York Public Library Best Books for Adults Hyperallergic: Top 25 Books…

What’s in Store: Best Comix of 2019

It’s come the time that Fantagraphics Bookstore curator Larry Reid selects his favorite comix of the year. If this list seems somehow less cohesive than in the past, it’s testament to the creative and cultural diversity in current contemporary comix. That’s a good thing. These wonderful books, and many more amazing new titles that I absentmindedly overlooked here, can be found at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery, located at 1201 S. Vale Street in the heart of Seattle’s historic Georgetown arts community. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM. Phone 206-557-4910. 20. Book of Weirdo. This oral history…