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…

What’s in Store: Krampus Kristmas Party!

Please join us this Saturday, December 14 at Fantagraphics Bookstore on the joyous occasion of our 13th anniversary for a Krampus Kristmas party featuring a diverse group of local and national artists creating contemporary interpretations of the Krampus motif, together with a display of vintage Krampus material provided by Monte Beauchamp of Chicago, our resident expert on the subject of Santa’s evil twin. Participating artists include SHAG, Augie Pagan, Isiah X Bradley, Coin-Op, Marc Palm, Hella Handa, Alex Graham, Art Garcia, Maura Garcia, Tamlin Marx, Rick Klu, Adam M. Chavez, Black Jar Follies, Darren Chase, John Ohannesian, and Michael Scudieri….

Fantagraphics December Daily Deals!

Final sale day! Heading into this final stretch of holiday shopping, Fantagraphics is giving you one more chance to save on some of our most gift-able books! Starting Thursday, December 5th and running through the 12th, we’ll offer a deep discount and free domestic shipping on a new book each day, for one day only! So follow along on social media, or check back here to see what daily discounts have been unlocked! Happy shopping! Thursday, December 12th: Original Art: Daniel Clowes [Special Signed Edition] We’ve saved the best for last! Preorder Original Art: Daniel Clowes [Special Signed Edition] today, and we will…

Fantagraphics 2019 Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sales!

Two great sales that taste great together!  Hello Fanta-fanatics! This holiday season we’re giving you TWO chances to save, by offering distinct deals on both Friday, November 29th and Monday December 2nd! Knock out all your gift shopping in one weekend! Read on for all the details! Black Friday Sale: November 29th For Black Friday, we’re offering 30% off and free domestic shipping (with no minimum order requirement) on all titles included in our 2019 Holiday Gift Guide. This year’s guide has a little something for everyone, including classic Disney Box Sets, contemporary all-ages picture books, fresh Love and Rockets, a new Drew Friedman…

Fantagraphics Holiday Gift Guide 2019!

It’s never too early to get a jump-start on your seasonal shopping, and the Fantagraphics Holiday Gift Guide is here to help! We’ve got just the thing for everyone on your list, from the most discerning comics snob to that one friend you’re still trying to get into graphic novels. Who knows, maybe you’ll find something you didn’t know you needed for yourself! But first, some important shipping deadlines to keep in mind. Please note that we can’t guarantee international shipping by a specific date, but getting an order in by this deadline is your best bet! Shipping Deadlines for delivery before December…

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.