Digital Releases from Some Heavy Hitters

Whoa, what a week! We’ve got brand-new books from some of our best-sellers and crowd-pleasers, plus even more backlist titles at insanely low prices! One More Year continues to cement Simon Hanselmann as one of his generation’s defining graphic novelists. Megg the witch, Mogg the cat, and their friends Owl and Werewolf Jones are imbued with far more pathos and depth in One More Year, as Hanselmann’s protagonists never fail to surprise, delight, and horrify. You can now treat your tablet to this gorgeous new book through both comiXology and Google Play.         Jason is back! On…

What’s in Store: Comic Book Day

This Saturday, May 6 marks the 15th anniversary of Free Comic Book Day. Or, as we at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery like to call it, Comic Book Day. We’ll offer complimentary copies of Fantagraphics Books’ World’s Greatest Cartoonists collection featuring new work by Noah Van Sciver, Simon Hanselmann, Jason, Ed Piskor, Liz Suburbia, Matt Furie, Anya Davidson, Dash Shaw, Richard Sala, Emil Ferris and more! We couldn’t help but notice over the years that calling this Free Comic Book Day seems to discourage patrons from purchasing any products. This situation has been accentuated coming on the heels of successful celebrations…

Previews: Fantagraphics Releases for January 2010

As seen in the pages of Previews, these are the books and comics slated for release by Fantagraphics Books in January, 2010. Please note that all details, including cover art, prices, specs, contents, and release dates are preliminary and subject to change. KING OF THE FLIES VOL. 1: HALLORAVE by Pirus & Mezzo 64 pgs, Full Color, 9 x 12.5, Hardcover, $18.99 ISBN 978-1-60699-320-0 Set in a suburb that is both nowhere and everywhere, King of the Flies is a glorious bastard, combining the intricacy and subtlety of the best European graphic novels with a hyperdetailed, controlled noir style derived…

Jason in Seattle June 13 for Low Moon Launch & Art Show

  Celebrated Norwegian Cartoonist Jason Appears at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery on June 13 for Launch of LOW MOON Graphic Novel June 3, 2009 – SEATTLE, WA. Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is honored to host an exhibition and book signing by internationally acclaimed comics artist Jason on Saturday, June 13 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. This event marks the debut of Jason's Low Moon collection, published by Seattle-based Fantagraphics Books. {product_snapshot:id=1575,true,false,true,left}Norwegian alternative cartoonist Jason is among the most prolific and influential cartoonists of his generation. His economical narrative approach, clever rendering technique, and singular color sensibility distinguish his sophisticated yet…

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery Early 09 Schedule

Mark your calendars: An exciting offering of diverse exhibitions, performances and signings are on tap in the coming months at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery in Seattle. These and other lively events will keep the space jumpin' into the summer. Esther Pearl WatsonUNLOVABLEOpening reception and book signing Saturday, February 7, 6:00 to 9:00 PMExhibition continues through March 4, 2009(more event info) HUMBUGOriginal art, artifacts and ephemera from Harvey Kurtzman's classic humor magazine.Public preview Saturday, March 7, 11:30 to 8:00 PMExhibition continues through April Fools Day, 2009 (more about Humbug) Dame DarcyMusic performance and book signingSaturday, March 14, 6:00 to 9:00 PM…

Jason comes to Rocketship & MoCCA June 6-8!

Fantagraphics & Rocketship present: JASON IN AMERICA! FRIDAY, JUNE 6! Join the acclaimed European master cartoonist JASON for a pre-MoCCA kickoff party, art show, and world premiere of his new book, POCKET FULL OF RAIN. WHO: JASONWHAT: Opening reception, book signing and MoCCA pre-partyWHERE: Rocketship208 Smith St., Brooklyn, NY 11201 • 718.797.1348WHEN: Friday, June 6, 8PM Join cartoonist JASON for a rare North American exhibition of original art and the world premiere of his new collection, POCKET FULL OF RAIN. One of the most acclaimed cartoonists of the last decade, Jason is a multiple Harvey and Eisner Award-winner whose work Publisher's Weekly describes as "Cross…

Pocket Full of Rain by Jason – Introduction by James Sturm

{product_snapshot:id=1484,true,false,true,left} MY FIRST INTRODUCTION to the work of the Norwegian cartoonist known only as Jason was a four-page story he drew for Comix 2000, an international collection of pantomime comics. Out of all of the works in this massive anthology (the title was also its page count and year of publication) it was Jason’s four pages that proved most memorable. The story begins with a bird/human hobo coming upon a bed in the woods. Though a bit surprised, the hobo nevertheless stops to sleep. As he slumbers, two death-faced humanoid birds construct a proper bedroom around the slumbering hobo then…