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…

Hans Rickheit’s The Squirrel Machine Book Tour

WHAT IS "THE SQUIRREL MACHINE?" GRAPHIC NOVELIST BEHIND STRANGE NEW BOOK ANNOUNCES BOOK-SIGNING TOUR WHAT IS THE SQUIRREL MACHINE? A rodent ensnarement device? A mechanism for concealing one's guarded harvest? An anachronistic fable for the convulsive elite? A nugatory diversion for the subliterate? The answer to that question can be obtained in the form of an unusual new graphic novel in a book-signing tour working its way up the northeast coast this Autumn. THE SQUIRREL MACHINE is the brainchild of HANS RICKHEIT, who will be making appearances to autograph books, make sketches and speak personally to curious readers. The Plot:…

Previews: Fantagraphics Releases for December 2009

As seen in the pages of Previews, these are the books and comics slated for release by Fantagraphics Books in December, 2009. Please note that all details, including cover art, prices, specs, contents, and release dates are preliminary and subject to change. KING: THE SPECIAL EDITION by Ho Che Anderson 6.625 x 9.75, HC, 288 pages, Full Color, $34.99 ISBN 978-1-60699-310-1 Ho Che Anderson spent over 10 years researching, writing, and drawing King, a monumental graphic biography that liberates Martin Luther King Jr. from the saintly, one-dimensional, hagiographic image so relevant in pop culture. Here is King – father, husband,…

Monte Schulz to Tour West Coast This Fall

MONTE SCHULZ TOURS WEST COAST IN SEPT.-OCT. TO PROMOTE THE RELEASE OF THE NEW NOVEL, THIS SIDE OF JORDAN     This September, Fantagraphics Books will publish This Side of Jordan, a novel by Monte Schulz. To support the release, the author will tour thirteen cities on the West Coast in September and October:   Fri., Sept. 25, 8PM • Southern California Writers Conf., Irvine, CA Mon., Sept. 28, 7PM • Chaucer's Books, Santa Barbara, CA Wed., Sept. 30, 7PM • Mysterious Galaxy Books, San Diego, CA Thurs., Oct. 1, 6PM • Laguna Beach Books, Laguna Beach, CA Sat., Oct. 3, 5PM • Skylight Books, Los Angeles, CA…

Eroyn Franklin Book Release Party Aug. 22

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery celebrates publication of Eroyn Franklin's ambitious graphic novel Another Glorious Day at the Nothing Factory.   August 12, 2009 – Seattle, WA. Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery continues its summer celebration of Seattle cartoonists with a signing and book launch party for Eroyn Franklin's new graphic novel Another Glorious Day at the Nothing Factory on Saturday, August 22 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Produced with the support of the Xeric Foundation and Allied Arts, this 216 page book consists of striking hand cut images, with an individually die-cut silkscreen cover in a numbered edition of 1,000 copies….

Fantagraphics to Publish Ernie Bushmiller’s Nancy

As announced at last week's Comic-Con International, Fantagraphics Books – the leading publisher of classic strip reprints including The Complete Peanuts, Popeye, Krazy & Ignatz, Prince Valiant, Captain Easy, Dennis the Menace, Zippy the Pinhead and others – has acquired the rights from United Media to publish Nancy by Ernie Bushmiller, beginning in Spring 2010. According to Co-Publisher Gary Groth, who inked the deal, Fantagraphics has contracted to publish the first 24 years of Nancy dailies, beginning in 1938 (when Nancy took over the strip from its former star, Fritzi Ritz) through 1961. "If the demand is there," Groth noted,…

Peter Bagge Art & Music in Seattle on July 11, 2009

  An Evening of Art, Music, and Social Commentary with Cartooning Legend Peter Bagge on July 11 at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery June 30, 2009 – SEATTLE, WA. Celebrated cartoonist Peter Bagge's diverse talents are featured in an art exhibition and book signing at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery followed by a musical performance at nearby Jules Maes Saloon on Saturday, July 11 in Seattle's lively Georgetown arts community. This event marks the debut of his newest book Everybody Is Stupid Except for Me and Other Astute Observations, a collection of cartoon reporting on social, political and cultural issues for Reason…

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 at Book Expo America 2009

Fantagraphics is on its way to the Big Apple next week for Book Expo America 2009 (Stand #3422 in the W.W. Norton "pavilion") and we're bringing in tow a slew of previews of new Fall titles as well as hosting several signings: KIM DEITCH (signing Friday from 2-3:00 in our booth 3422 and 4-4:30 in autograph area table 7) MICHAEL KUPPERMAN (signing Friday from 12-1:00 in our booth 3422 and 4-4:30 in autograph area table 8) DASH SHAW (signing Friday from 1-2:00 in our booth 3422 and 4-4:30 in autograph area table 25) MONTE SCHULZ (signing Saturday from 2:30-3:00 in autograph area…

Fantagraphics to Publish New Novel by Monte Schulz

  FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS ANNOUNCES THE ACQUISITION OF THIS SIDE OF JORDAN, A NOVEL BY MONTE SCHULZ THIS SIDE OF JORDAN, by MONTE SCHULZ, will be unveiled at the 2009 Book Expo America in New York City, May 29-31, with an appearance by the author on Saturday, May 30, at 2:30PM in the Autographing Area. SEATTLE, WA, MAY 20, 2009 — This September, Fantagraphics Books is proud to publish This Side of Jordan, by Monte Schulz, only the second original prose novel (following 2007's Laura Warholic by Alexander Theroux) in the company's 33-year history. This Side of Jordan is a tapestry…