Previews: Fantagraphics Releases for August 2009

As seen in the pages of Previews, these are the books and comics slated for release by Fantagraphics Books in August, 2009. Please note that all details, including cover art, prices, specs, contents, and release dates are preliminary and subject to change. THE COMPLETE PEANUTS 1973-1974 by Charles M. Schulz Introduction by Billie Jean King 8.5 x 7, HC, 344 pages, BW, $28.99 ISBN 978-1-60699-286-9 Celebrate life with THE COMPLETE PEANUTS! Fantagraphics is proud to present the release of the 12th volume of the most recognized comic strip of all time! Charles M. Schulz’s American masterpiece has defined the way…

Drinky Crow & Tony Millionaire Fly Into Seattle Sat. May 9

TONY MILLIONAIRE PRESENTS DRINKY CROW'S MAAKIES TREASURY AT FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKSTORE & GALLERY ON MAY 9 April 27, 2009 – SEATTLE, WA. Celebrated cartoonist Tony Millionaire will appear at Seattle's Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery on Saturday, May 9 for an exhibition of original artwork and signing of his new book Drinky Crow's Maakies Treasury. Millionaire's Maakies is among the best and most popular weekly comic strips in America, running in over a dozen of the largest U.S. weekly newspapers including the Village Voice, L.A. Weekly and Seattle's The Stranger. The strip has also been adapted into the hit animated series The…

An Evening with Humbug at the Strand in NYC

FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS AND THE STRAND PRESENT: AN EVENING OF HUMBUG In 1957, five artists — Harvey Kurtzman, Will Elder, Arnold Roth, Al Jaffee and Jack Davis — hot on the heels of creating MAD magazine, pooled their money and their talent and entered into the creative, exuberant folly of a lifetime by creating the greatest satirical magazine of their careers. Join Humbug co-founders Arnold Roth and Al Jaffee in a book signing and discussion about this historic publication with Fantagraphics Publisher and editor of the collected Humbug, Gary Groth. Attendees will also enjoy an exclusive screening of a documentary short…

Paul Hornschemeier 2009 Pacific NW Tour

PAUL HORNSCHEMEIER: THE 2009 PACIFIC NORTHWEST TOUR Promoting the release of the new graphic novel, MOTHER, COME HOME from Fantagraphics April 2, 5:30-8:30PM: CHARLES A. HARTMAN FINE ART, Portland "Paul Hornschemeier: Cloistered in Crowds" First Thursday reception and book signing 134 NW 8th Ave. • hartmanfineart.net April 3, 6PM: LUCKY'S COMICS, Vancouver Book signing and author talk 3972 Main St. • luckys.ca April 4, All Day: EMERALD CITY CON, Seattle Appearing at the Fantagraphics Books tables Seattle Convention Center • emeraldcitycomicon.com April 4, 7PM: FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKSTORE & GALLERY, Seattle A book signing and Emerald City Con after-party with Stan Sakai…

Fantagraphics to Publish Jacques Tardi in 2009

This summer, Fantagraphics will launch an ongoing series of hardcover books presenting the works of the legendary French cartoonist Jacques Tardi. The first two releases will be West Coast Blues (Le petit bleu de la Côte Ouest), a hard-boiled crime thriller adapted by Tardi from the novel by Jean-Patrick Manchette, and You Are There (Ici même), a satirical, surreal story written for Tardi by Barbarella creator Jean-Claude Forest that many consider one of the first true French graphic novels. Both will be released simultaneously in August, in what series editor Kim Thompson calls a "double-pronged shock-and-awe assault on the American…

Dame Darcy at Fantagraphics on Sat. March 14

Cult cartoonist Dame Darcy appears for music performance and book signing at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery in Seattle on Saturday, March 14. Charismatic cartoonist and counterculture maven Dame Darcy will grace Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery with her presence on Saturday, March 14 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. She will present an acoustical music performance and sign copies of her popular comic book Meat Cake as well as her new graphic novel Gasoline. {product_snapshot:id=1507,true,false,true,right}Currently in its 17th issue, Dame Darcy’s Meat Cake is a visionary blend of gothic horror, Victorian fantasy, and punk romance rendered with the artist’s singular graphic sensibility….

Daniel Clowes Does Seattle August 29!

BEHIND THE EIGHTBALL – DANIEL CLOWES AT FANATGRAPHICS BOOKSTORE & GALLERY IN SEATTLE ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 29! Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery proudly presents the return of Daniel Clowes on August 29. His appearance marks the premiere of Ghost World: Special Edition. The second in a series of deluxe publications from Fantagraphics Books, this edition of the phenomenal graphic novel includes special features available for the first time. Ghost World first appeared in Clowes’ award-winning Eightball comic book series, and the 2001 feature film, directed by Terry Zwigoff, earned the pair an Academy Award™ nomination for Best Screenplay adaptation. This critically…