This Week’s Press Highlights

books-lead-570Read interviews with Fanta artists like Daniel Clowes, Josh Simmons, Richard Sala, Les McCann and Ed Luce. R. Crumb writes for WSJ, Hip Hop Family Tree drops monthly and Bleeding Cool tries to predict Eisner winners + more great reviews!


Superhero-free zone: the weird comics of Daniel Clowes

Read at The Irish Times

Josh Simmons on Women in Horror, Anxiety and the Post-Apocalypse Nightmare of Black River

Read at Paste Magazine

Every Speck of Curiosity, Fear, and Gloom: a conversation with Richard Sala

Read at Electric Literature

Ed Luce Tackles Wrestling, Music, and Sex in Wuvable Oaf

Read at Comics Beat

Les McCann: Never Say No Again

Read at All About Jazz

The Odyssey of R. Crumb
Read at The Wall Street Journal



Hip Hop Family Tree’ Becomes Fantagraphics’ First Monthly Series in August

Read more at Comics Alliance

“Millionaire’s evolution of Uncle Gabby and Mr. Crow is such a delight to read… with Millionaire’s glorious intricate art to boot. Millionaire’s creations are an industry favorite, and such a stunning collection is guaranteed Eisner-bait.”

Read more Eisner predictions at Bleeding Cool


Praise for Harvey Kurtzman: The Man Who Created Mad and Revolutionized Humor in America

“The Ramones, David Letterman, Mystery Science Theater, “Saturday Night Live”: All impossible to imagine without the satire in “Mad” magazine. Comics historian Schelly has penned an exhaustive study of one of the most important humorists of the 20th century.”

Read more at the Austin American-Statesman Summer Reading Guide

Praise for the Complete Wimmen’s Comix:
“Comics histories and major collected editions like The Complete Wimmen’s Comix do important work: they expand the conversation of and around comics. And, you know, they look cool on my bookshelves.”

Read more at Comics Alliance

Praise for Love Bunglers
“The writing is nuts with how effortless it tells a story. There are no exposition dumps, there are no wasted scenes, no clunky dialogue. It’s amazing. And the art is perfect.”

Read More at Panels

Praise for Arsène Schrauwen
“The book’s exquisite geometric patterns and unexpected backgrounds assert themselves more forcefully. By the time you reach the hyper-sexed leopard men, you’re forced to reconsider your approach to Schrauwen’s canny project, which masterfully slips between recognizable emotions and genres.”

Read more at The Fan Zine