Beloved Cartoonist Jason Mixes Fact and Fiction in His Latest Graphic Novel GOOD NIGHT, HEM Starring Ernest Hemingway

Fantagraphics Will Publish The Three Interconnecting Short Stories This Fall SEATTLE, WA (August 26) Three interconnecting short stories starring Ernest Hemingway comprise the latest graphic novel by the beloved Norwegian cartoonist, Jason, out this fall from Fantagraphics. Mixing fact and fiction, Jason has imaginatively recreated one of America’s greatest and most controversial writers of the 20th century in the playful and thoughtful GOOD NIGHT, HEM. Paris, 1925. Our story begins when Hemingway meets Athos, the last Musketeer, who, together with several more friends of Hemingway, travel to Spain’s Pamplona for the fiesta. Festivities and complications ensue. Paris, 1944. The second…

Award-Winning Cartoonist Bastian Vivès’ THE BUTCHERY is a Poetic Exploration of a Romance Gone Awry

Out This August from Fantagraphics (August 19) This August, Fantagraphics will publish THE BUTCHERY, a poetic graphic novel by award-winning French cartoonist Bastien Vivès which explores the emotional bloodbath of a romance gone awry. A young man and woman fall for each other, and all is sweetness and light. But when their relationship crumbles, they each must endure the ensuing emotional fallout. Starting from this ostensibly simple premise, Bastien Vivès crafts an affecting narrative about the mercurial and tempestuous nature of romance and why we pursue it anyway. THE BUTCHERY is composed of the little moments that make and break…

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…

Fantagraphics 2020 Holiday Gift Guide

Every year, we take the guesswork out of gifting by providing you with our Holiday Gift Guide, a list of some of the year’s best and most “present-able” books! Read on for our top ten picks, thoughtfully sorted by their ideal giftee, and an extended list for your browsing enjoyment. We’ve included a wide range of classic comics collections, new graphic novels, beautiful box sets, and gorgeous art books. Looking for some all-ages faves? Skip straight to the bottom of the page for a roundup of our new Disney and Peanuts collections! Whether you’re shopping for Grandpa, or the kiddos,…

Fantagraphics Halloween Sale 2020!

Get ready to shop ’til you drop… …during the Fantagraphics Halloween Sale! Starting Thursday, October 29th, and running up to the stroke of midnight on Halloween, we’re hacking a full 30% off dozens of horror, noir, mystery, science fiction, and terrifying true stories at Fantagraphics.com/Halloween! Whether you’re curious about Crepax, hungry for Hanselmann, eager for some new EC Comics, or salivating for Sala, there’s something in the sale for everyone to enjoy, and the prices are too good to resist. So go ahead, treat yourself! For questions, please email helpme@fantagraphics.com with “Halloween Sale” in the subject line, or give us a call…

Aquatlantic Book Trailer

Out this week! Aquatlantic is the first English-language graphic novel by Italian maestro, and former Raw contributor, Giorgio Carpinteri. Watch this great trailer, then buy the book! In this graphic novel, Aquatlantics maintain a fragile peace with their “surface brothers”—as long as their world remains a myth. But when an actor who plays the character of the “indefensible Earthman,” all cynicism and vulgarity, is gradually possessed by his role, a chain reaction jeopardizes the entire kingdom and the uneasy peace between the two species. Giorgio Carpinteri’s sheer graphic brilliance — fusing aspects of Futurism, Cubism, Russian Constructivism, and German Expressionism with echoes…

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…