Re/Read: The Mythology of S. Clay Wilson by Patrick Rosenkranz

   Re/Read in a recurring column by Fantagraphics Bookstore curator Larry Reid that examines backlist titles you may have missed or are worthy of another read. This week we’ll look at The Mythology of S. Clay Wilson, an ambitious 3-volume set by Patrick Rosenkranz. Comix historian Rosenkranz chronicles the life of legendary underground cartoonist/provocateur S. Clay Wilson in Pirates in the Heartland, Demons and Angels, and Belgian Lace from Hell. These books document his early years as an outlaw artist in the Midwest to his move to San Francisco where he became a founding member of the Zap Comix collective….

A Digitally Jam-Packed Week!

Whoa, what a week! Some highly-anticipated new releases plus a whole boatload of backlist favorites truly makes this a Digital Release Wednesday™ to remember. Let’s get started, shan’t we . . . Fante Bukowski Two catches up with the aspiring young writer one year later, while he’s attempting to establish himself in a new city’s literary scene, self-publishing his first zine, and coming to terms with his feelings for an old friend. Noah Van Sciver’s Fante Bukowski yearns for success as the great American novelist, but there’s just one problem: he still has no talent. Read this hot new sequel…

Buckle Up for More Backlist!

We’ve got no new digital releases today, but that’s not stopping us from delivering some more backlist Best-Ofs to you! Fire up your tablets because, for the very first time, these books will be available through comiXology: Out of the Shadows by Mort Meskin Buddy Does Seattle by Peter Bagge Buddy Does Jersey by Peter Bagge Pirates in the Heartland: The Mythology of S. Clay Wilson Vol. 1 by Patrick Rosenkranz Demons and Angels: The Mythology of S. Clay Wilson Vol. 2 by Patrick Rosenkranz

Zap on Your Tablet and Much, Much More!

Say goodbye to the most influential anthology of all-time and hello to an exciting selection of backlist titles as we introduce our weekly digital releases. This is it. The most important cartooning collective delivers one last issue of their uninhibited, id-stroking mad genius in this farewell 80-page giant issue of Zap. Zap #16 is the only issue to feature all eight Zapsters under one cover and, at long last, a woman joins the boy’s club as Aline Kominsky-Crumb delivers biting and witty strips herself. This final blowout issue not only showcases each artist individually, but also includes three double-page jams…