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ULTIMATE CATALOG OF COMICS IS PROUD TO WELCOME... EC COMICS TO ITS LAIR!

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THE FANTAGRAPHICS

New Peanuts!........62 Daniel Clowes!.........8 New manga!............6 New Disney Ducks by Carl Barks!....4 Love and Rockets 30th!.................14 Walt Kellys Pogo Vol. Two!............51 Amazing new collectors FBIMINIS!...2 ...and Sendak and Tardi speak out in the new Comics Journal!.............98
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Greetings Classics
Call to order:

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Some technical notes: No more than one copy of each FBIMINI per customer no fair buying four Jim Woodring books and asking for four Woodring FBIMINIs! but you can request as many different FBIMINIs as you want so long as you buy the matching book (or $50 worth of any other Fantagraphics publications). If ordering by phone or by mail, order the FBIMINIs as you would any item; if ordering by email, list them in the comments section. We are also still offering free signature plates for many books, while supplies last check for the little golden circles all over this catalog. Happy browsing! The Publishers

PRESENTING: THE FBIMINIS!


We are always grateful to readers who buy books directly from us, so we are offering a special treat for them: Thirty mini-comics (nine of them new since the last catalog) featuring fascinating, previously-unpublished (or at least way out of print) sketches, drawings, even full stories, which are available for FREE with the purchase of their matching tie-in books. (If youre already bought the book in question and simply must get your hands on its FBIMINI, we are offering the FBIMINIs as giveaways for any purchase of $50 or more.)

The Trip to the Moon Created around the same time as The Armed Garden, a classic fairy tale, David B. style, never before released in English. [Pg 71] (free with purchase of The Armed Garden) Prehistoric Bradleys Pre-Neat Stuff, pre-Hate Bradleys comics starring Buddy Bradley, written and drawn by Peter Bagge. [Pg 72] (free with purchase of Buddy Does Seattle or Buddy Does Jersey) Re-Lost, Re-Found As huge as Bill Griffiths omnibus of his classic underground is, some stories didnt make the cut. Here are 12 pages of the best! [Pg 79] (free with purchase of Lost and Found collection)

FBIMINI #1 by David B.

Sibyl-Annes Christmas A full-color holiday short story starring the plucky mouse and her friends, newly translated to English exclusively for this giveaway! [Pg 24] (free with purchase of Sibyl-Anne Vs. Ratticus)

FBIMINI #6 by R. Macherot

Unfinished Fatale Tardi drew 21 pages of Jean-Patrick Manchettes noir thriller Fatale in the 1980s before the project was scotched. [Pg 32] (free with purchase of any TWO Tardi books)

FBIMINI #11 by Tardi

FBIMINI #2 by Peter Bagge

FBIMINI #3 by Bill Griffith

Boob Tube Billy A selection of Tony Millionaires concept sketches for a so-farunsuccessful bid to get Billy Hazelnuts animated. [Pg 87] (free with purchase of any Millionaire book) Cool Shit from the Pit A selection of outrageous character sketches from Johnny Ryans great Prison Pit series! [Pg 28] (free with purchase of any Johnny Ryan book) Unmasked: 44 Portraits Over 30 full-color ghoulish and ghastly portraits from the modern-day master of the macabre, previously seen only on his web page! [Pg 29] (free with purchase of The Hidden)

FBIMINI #7 by Tony Millionaire

From the Unifactor A stash of conceptual sketches, finished drawings, and other graphics from Jim Woodrings masterpiece, Congress of the Animals! [Pg 36] (free with purchase of Congress of the Animals) Still More Humorama We had too many great Humorama Pin-Up gags to fit in the book... so heres a dozen more! [Pg 42] (free with purchase of any Pin-Up Art of... book) The Nancy Auditions Vol. 1 From the legendary audition by Brunetti to take over the Nancy strip in a perfect Bushmiller style. [Pg 44] (free with purchase of Nancy Vol. 1) Toth in Black and White A couple of the stories printed in Setting the Standard presented in crisp black-and-white versions! [Pg 61] (free with purchase of Setting...) Coming Attractions A full-color mini-comic collecting Golden Age house ads with more great comic book covers. [Pg 61] (free with purchase of Action!)

FBIMINI #12 by Jim Woodring

FBIMINI #8 by Johnny Ryan

FBIMINI #13

Before Love and Rockets From 30 years ago (last seen in the out of print LR Sketchbook Vol. 1), a selection of Jaimes legendary pre-LR punk posters and flyers, and a wild Gilbert Inez story. [Pg 14] (free with purchase of any L&R book) Original Jordan Page From the Tillieux archives, a facsimile of a gorgeous original page from the second story in Murder by High Tide, with Tillieuxs original watercolor color indications on the back! [Pg 24] (free with purchase of Murder by High Tide)

FBIMINI #4 by Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez

FBIMINI #9 by Richard Sala

FBIMINI #14 by Ivan Brunetti

FBIMINI #15 by Alex Toth

FBIMINI 5 by M. Tillieux
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FBIMINI 10 by Joost Swarte


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Actually, That Wasnt All There Was Twelve pages of Joost Swartes earliest published, more undergroundy comics that didnt make it into Is That All There Is? newly translated! [Pg 31] (free with purchase of Is That All There Is?)

FBIMINI #16

ON THE COVER: Splash page from ...And All Through the House... by Johnny Craig, from Vault of Horror #35. Copyright 2012 William M. Gaines Agent, Inc.

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GREETINGS

Sharks and Spinach A complete Popeye sequence written and drawn by Segars assistant during Segars final illness. [Pg 64] (free with purchase of any Popeye) Getting Lucky Sketches, unfinished pages, and much more from DeStefano and Chieffets graphic novel. [Pg 76] (free with purchase of Lucky in Love)

FBIMINI #17 by Doc Winner

FBIMINI #18 by S. DeStefano

Who Is Dead in the White House? Another story about Abraham Lincolns early days that didnt make it into The Hypo. [Pg 34] (free with purchase of The Hypo)

FBIMINI #23 by Noah Van Sciver

FBIMINI #27 by Hans Rickheit


Sigmund Freud Imagine Freud as drawn by an unholy amalgamation of Kirby and Panter: An unused story that didnt quite make it into Folly. [Pg 27] (free with purchase of Folly)

FBIMINI #19 [discontinued]


The Road to Wigan Pier Visual essay on George Orwells chronicle of a journey into the squalor of Englands industrial North. [Pg 91] (free with purchase of any Sacco) Groundthumper From the pages of Critters, a neverbefore-reprinted Sakai story starring Usagi Yojimbos precursor. [Pg 92] (free with purchase of any Sakai book) SOH! A strange sketchbook selection from Joe Daly, plus a 2-page strip. [Pg 12] (free with purchase of any Daly book)

FBIMINI #20 by Joe Sacco

Ti-Girls: Roughs and Rejects A gorgeous selection of roughs, penclls, and semi-completed rejected pages by Jaime for the God & Science graphic novel. [Pg 16] (free with purchase of God & Science)

FBIMINI #24 by Jaime Hernandez

Angelman Merchandise A full-color selection of clothing items, toys, music, and books derived from Angelman. [Pg 21] (free with purchase of Angelman)

FBIMINI #28 by Nicolas Mahler

FBIMINI 21 by Stan Sakai


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Crackle of the Frost Sketchbook Unbelievably spectacular sketchbook (including page roughs) from one of Europes most dazzling comics craftsmen. [Pg 23] (free with purchase of Crackle of the Frost)

FBIMINI #25 by Lorenzo Mattotti

Ralph Azham covers Eight utterly dazzling color cover and poster treatments for the Ralph Azham materials serialization. [Pg 34] (free with purchase of Ralph Azham) Last Day / First Version Very different, both in content and drawing style, first draft of the early pages of Last Day. [Pg 20] (free with purchase of Today...)

FBIMINI #29 by Lewis Trondheim

FBIMINI #30 by Ulli Lust

FBIMINI #22 by Joe Daly

FBIMINI #26 by Ron Reg, Jr.


Thank You A selection of nifty drawings created by Reg for supporters of his Cartoon Utopia project. [Pg 27] (free with purchase of The Cartoon Utopia)

Even More Problematic A dozen sketchbook pages that didnt make the Problematic cut. [Pg 36] (free with purchase of Problematic)

FBIMINI #31 by Jim Woodring

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spotlight: disney

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Walt Disneys Donald Duck:


A Christmas for Shacktown
by Carl Barks
The new volume of our Carl Barks collection comes from one of his most inspired periods: A Christmas for Shacktown stays within Duckburg, featuring a Christmas party for poor children (whose existence is depicted with surprising grittiness) and an early co-starring role for Scrooge but theres more gold to be found in the volume, in the The Golden Helmet a quest for a relic that grants the finder ownership of America and The Gilded Man, which takes up the hunt for a rare stamp in South America. Plus: ten of Barkss 10-pagers, and rarely seen one-page Duck gags... 240-page full-color 7.25 x 10.75 hardcover $28.99 (WDDD02)
More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/donaldduckchristmas

2012 Disney Enterprises, Inc.

Walt Disneys Uncle Scrooge:


Only a Poor Old Man
by Carl Barks; introduction by George Lucas
2012 Disney Enterprises, Inc.

This second release in our Barks series focuses on Barkss other great protagonist: The miserly Scrooge McDuck. It starts off with Only a Poor Old Man, his first big starring story, in which Scrooges plan to hide his money in a lake goes terribly wrong. Plus Tralla La La (a.k.a. the bottle cap story) and Back to the Klondike, both with behind-the-panels essays about the creation of these legendary stories. This volume also includes the full-length The Secret of Atlantis, and two dozen short stories and one-page gags all newly re-colored in the warm, friendly colors of the classic original comic books. 240-page full-color 7.25 x 10.75 hardcover $28.99 (WDUS01)
More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/unclescroogepoorold

Walt Disneys Donald Duck:


by Carl Barks

Lost in the Andes


The premiere release of our widely acclaimed new presentation of Carl Barkss classic Duck stories features Barkss own favorite, Lost in the Andes, (a.k.a. the square eggs story). Plus two Gladstone Gander stories (including the epic Race to the South Seas), two Christmas yarns), as well as shorts in which Donald plays a TV quiz show contestant who ends up encased in a barrel of gelatin, a truant officer who matches wits with his nephews, and a ranch hand who outwits cattle rustlers. Lost in the Andes also features an introduction by noted Barks scholar Donald Ault, and detailed commentary/annotations for each story. 240-page full-color 7.25 x 10.75 hardcover $24.99 (WDDD01)
More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/donaldduckandes

2012 Disney Enterprises, Inc.

PLEASE NOTE: All Disney books are available to North American (U.S. and Canada) customers ONLY, sorry!

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spotlight: disney

Walt Disneys Mickey Mouse Vol. 4:


2012 Disney Enterprises, Inc.

House of the Seven Haunts!


by Floyd Gottfredson

When grim grinning ghosts come out to socialize, theyll find fearless Mickey all ready to rumble and hes bringing Goofy, Donald Duck, and Pegleg Pete along for the ride! When Mickey sets out to eject The Seven Ghosts from Bassett Manor, he finds more than just specters providing the scares. Next, our hero discovers an Island in the Sky and meets its maker, the atomic scientist Dr. Einmug! Plus the usual copious supplementary materials, including essays and rare, vintage art. 288-page b&w 10.5 x 8.75 hardcover (with some color) $29.99 (WDMM04)
More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/mickey4

Walt Disneys Mickey Mouse Vol. 3:


High Noon at Inferno Gulch
by Floyd Gottfredson
Traveling from Umbrellastan to Texas, our hero dukes it out with Dr. Vulter, Pegleg Pete, and malicious miser Eli Squinch! Saddle up for Gottfredsons two most famous Wild West epics: the title story, and a Race for Riches, run amid rockslides and rustlers, with the brutal Bat Bandit! Back home in Mouseton, the mayhem continues when Mickey, Donald, and Goofy run a crime-fighting newspaper. Plus the usual copious supplementary materials, including an appreciation by the late Bill Blackbeard. 288-page b&w 10.5 x 8.75 hardcover (with some color) $29.99 (WDMM03)
ALSO AVAILABLE: The first two volumes of this complete reprint of Floyd Gottfredsons classic comedy-adventure Mickey Mouse yarns feature (in Volume One) the title story Race to Death Valley and (in Volume Two) the title story Trapped on Treasure Island. Each volume includes dozens of pages of features and rare illustrations. 288-page bw 10.5 x 8.75 hardcover (with some color) $29.99 (WDMM01 and WDMM02)
2012 Disney Enterprises, Inc.

Walt Disneys Mickey Mouse Box Sets


by Floyd Gottfredson
The first four volumes of Mickeys thrilling adventures from the 1930s, packaged in beautiful and sturdy slipcases and priced cheaper than the individual volumes! These make perfect gifts and/ or collectors items. Each set contains two 10.5 x 8.75 hardcover volumes for only $49.99 (MMX1&2 & MMX3&4)
2012 Disney Enterprises, Inc. 2012 Disney Enterprises, Inc.

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spotlight: manga

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Wandering Son Volumes 1-4


by Shimura Takako
Fifth grade: the threshold to puberty, and the beginning of the end of childhood innocence. Shuichi and his new friend Yoshino have happy homes and loving families, and are well-liked by their classmates. But they share a secret that further complicates a time of life that is awkward for anyone: Shuichi is a boy who wants to be a girl, and Yoshino a girl who wants to be a boy. Shimura Takako portrays Shuishi and Yoshinos very private journey with affection, sensitivity, gentle humor, and grace. Volume 1 introduces the protagonists and the friends and family whose lives intersect with their own. Volume 2 showcases understanding new friends for Shuichi and Yoshino, and an eventful class trip. In Volume 3, secrets have been revealed (for better or for worse), and in the latest installment, Volume 4 (available in February 2013), love is all around especially for Nitori. 208-page b&w 7.5 x 9.5 hardcovers $19.99 each (WSON01, WSON02, WSON03, WSON04) or all four for $59.99 (WSONPK)
More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/wanderingson4

The Heart of Thomas


by Moto Hagio
A boys boarding school in Germany, sometime in the latter part of the 20th Century. Fourteen-year-old Thomas Werner falls from a lonely pedestrian overpass to his death immediately after sending a single, brief letter to a male schoolmate: To Juli, one last time / This is my love / This is the sound of my heart / Surely you must understand. Inspired by Jean Delannoys 1964 film Les Amitis Particulires, this story of romance, secrets and betrayals within an all-boy school is so delicate, complex, enigmatic and compelling it can be found near or at the top of any list of classic shojo manga. Translated by manga scholar Matt Thorn and packaged with the same loving attention to detail as Hagios Eisner Award nominated A Drunken Dream, The Heart of Thomas is the most eagerly anticipated manga translation of the new decade. 524page b&w 7 x 9.25 hardcover (with some color) $39.99 (HEATHO)
More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/heartofthomas

ALSO BY MOTO HAGIO: A DRUNKEN DREAM AND OTHER STORIES, $24.99 (DRUNKD)

Nominated for an Eisner Award, A Drunken Dream and Other Stories is a stunning, 288-page collection of Hagios 10 greatest stories, ranging from 1970s Bianca to 2007s The Willow Tree and including the famously heartbreaking Iguana Girl and the haunting The Child Who Comes Home. Also includes a long, candid interview with Hagio about her entire career.

All mailes order copi hed autograp ! or by auth

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spotlight: EC Comics

Corpse on the Imjin! and Other Stories


by Harvey Kurtzman et al.
The creation of MAD would have been enough to cement Harvey Kurtzmans reputation as one of the titans of American comics, but Kurtzman also created two other comics landmarks: the scrupulously-researched and superbly-crafted war comics Two-Fisted Tales and Frontline Combat. Kurtzman employed some of the finest of the EC artists including Jack Davis, John Severin, and Wallace Wood (each of whom will be featured in his own collection), but his vision came through clearest in the dozen or so stories he both wrote and drew himself, in his uniquely bold, slashing, cartoony-but-dead-serious style (Stonewall Jackson, Iwo Jima, Big If, and Kurtzmans own favorite, Air Burst) as well as his vivid, narrativelydense covers, all 23 of which are reproduced here in full color. This collection also includes a dozen stories written and laid out by Kurtzman for such stellar EC shorttimers as Alex Toth, Joe Kubert, and Gene Colan, plus a selection of essays by EC scholars and a vintage Kurztman interview. (See page 99 for the Comics Journal Library special edition about Kurtzman.) 240-page b&w 7 x 10 hardcover (with some color) $28.99 (CORIMJ)
More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/corpseontheimjin
2012 William M. Gaines Agent, Inc.

Came the Dawn


and Other Stories
Although best known for his science fiction stories, Wallace Wood applied his preternaturally lush brushwork to over two dozen EC stories in the thematically horror/crime/suspense genres all collected here in one of the two premiere releases in Fantagraphics highly-anticipated new EC line. These tales range from supernatural shockers from the pages of Tales From the Crypt and The Haunt of Fear (The Living Corpse, Terror Ride, Man From the Grave, Horror in the Freak Tent) to often pointedly contemporary crime thrillers from Crime SuspenStories (The Assault, The Whipping, and Confession, which was singled out for specific excoriation in Seduction of the Innocent, thus giving it a special cachet), but the breathtaking art and whiplash-inducing shock endings are constants throughout. Like every book in the Fantagraphics EC line, Came the Dawn! features extensive essays and notes on these classic stories from EC. 240-page b&w 7 x 10 hardcover $28.99 (CAMDAW)
More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/camethedawn
2012 William M. Gaines Agent, Inc.

Were excited to launch this new line of classic EC reprints, with, for the very first time, author-specific books. Heres whats coming up!
Taint the Meat, Its the Humanity and Other Stories by Jack Davis Every single Davis story from Tales From the Crypt. 208-page b&w 7 x 10 hardcover $28.99 (TAINT) (coming in February) 50 Girls 50 and Other Stories by Al Williamson The complete Al Williamson EC comics, including Frazetta and Krenkel collaborations. 264-page b&w 7 x 10 hardcover $28.99 (50GIRL) (coming in February)
2012 William M. Gaines Agent, Inc.

by Wallace Wood, Al Feldstein et al.

2012 William M. Gaines Agent, Inc.

Fall Guy for Murder and Other Stories by Johnny Craig Shock and horror from Crime SupenStories and elsewhere! 168-page b&w 7 x 10 hardcover $28.99 (FALLGU) (coming in May) SPECIAL! Order the first five books in the EC series for ONLY $99: the EC FIRST FIVE SET (FIVEEC)

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New & Recent Releases

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The Daniel Clowes Reader


edited by Ken Parille
A central figure in the emergence of the graphic novel, Daniel Clowes has set the standard for literary cartooning. This collection collects ten full Clowes comics stories (including Blue Italian Shit, LIke a Weed, Joe; such previously-unreprinted stories as Justin M. Damiano and the prose manifesto Modern Cartoonist; and the entirely of Ghost World) and includes more than a dozen highly accessible critical essays that examine his comics and place his body of work within numerous biographical, artistic, and cultural contexts (such as the DIY movement, Generation X, and the traditions of super-hero, humor and alternative comics). Rounding out the volume are interviews in which Clowes talks at length about his life, career, creative process, and the collections stories. 300-page b&w/color 6 x 9 softcover $29.99 [DCREAD]
More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/clowesreader AVAILABLE IN FEBRUARY 2013

Ghost World: The Special Edition


by Daniel Clowes
This deluxe edition of our most popular book ever expands the original graphic novel which tells the story of two best friends, Enid and Rebecca, facing the prospect of growing up and apart from 80 pages into a 288-page, behind-thescenes tour through the making of both the classic book and the subsequent hit film. Including a new introduction and several pages of new strips by Clowes, as well as over 200 pages of extras: the Oscar-nominated screenplay by Clowes and Terry Zwigoff, dozens of pages of never-before-collected ephemera, including unused concept drawings, notes, movie posters, foreign edition covers, merchandise, artwork created for the movie by Clowes, Sophie Crumb and the cast, and much more, all annotated by Clowes. Truly lavish, definitive and comprehensive. 288-page full-color hardcover 7.5 x 10.75 NEW LOW PRICE! $25.00 (GHSPEC)
More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/ghostworldse

Ghost World
by Daniel Clowes
This critically-praised, best-selling original graphic novel inspired the cult hit movie, depicting the lives of Enid and Becky, two angst-ridden teenage girls on the cusp of adulthood, unsure of their next steps, and facing the prospect of growing up, and more importantly, apart. 80-page two-color 7 x 10 softcover, $11.95 (GHOSS)

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Caricature
by Daniel Clowes
Anchored by the haunting title story, the first apotheosis of Clowess seminal Eightball series, Caricature includes eight other dramatic short stories, including Green Eyeliner originally commissioned by Dave Eggers for Esquire as the first work of comics to be featured in the magazines fiction issue Gynecology, Blue Italian Shit, the fully painted The Gold Mommy, and more. These stories have drawn comparisons to Nabokov for their complex naturalism and sense of humor, and are close in spirit to his recent serial in the New York Times Sunday Magazine, "Mr. Wonderful." 100-page b&w/color 7 x 10 softcover, $16.95 (CARIS)

Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron


by Daniel Clowes
Disturbing and surreal, Clowess very hallucinatory tale of murder, madness, pornography and longing contains images and situations that will haunt you in your dreams. 144-page b&w 7 x 10 softcover, $19.95 (VELVET)

Pussey!

by Daniel Clowes
This hilarious classic is a brutal and scathing peek into the insular, pathetic world of the comic book industry, as seen through the eyes of antihero Dan Pussey (pronounced Poosay), creator of the smash superhero comic Nauseator. Clowes presents the complete saga of Young Dan Pussey from cradle to grave, mercilessly skewering the business and medium of comics, bouncing from art to commerce to culture high and low. No one emerges unscathed, and we mean no one. 64-page b&w 7.25 x 11 softcover, $9.95 (PUSSC)

Twentieth Century Eightball


by Daniel Clowes
Collects the best of Clowess short humor strips from 1988 to 1996 (from Eightball and elsewhere) into one definitive softcover package, bringing these hilarious comics back into print at last many recolored for this volume! Includes such seminal comics and rants as Art School Confidential (see page 109 for the screenplay of the movie version), I Hate You Deeply, Ugly Girls, Why I Hate Christians, My Suicide, and over three dozen more, as well as several short strips drawn especially for this book. 100-page b&w/color 7 x 10 softcover, $19.00 (20CEN)

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The Life and Death of Fritz the Cat


by R. Crumb
Created by an adolescent R. Crumb in the late 1950s, Fritz the Cat rose to fame along with his creator during the underground comix revolution of the 1960s, and remains Crumbs most well-known character and an internationally recognized icon of 1960s culture. Fritz is a feline, freewheeling chiseler who allowed Crumb to express some of his most acidic commentary on American culture. Tragicomedy, farce and satire all rolled into one, The Life and Death of Fritz the Cat chronicles the very best of Fritzs adventures from his early days as an idealistic college student to his ultimate fate as a jaded, burned-out superstar, including Crumbs infamous send-off of the character in the wake of Ralph Bakshis animated feature film, an experience and project that completely dissatisfied Crumb. Finally collected in a single volume, these Fritz stories are a funny, insightful, authentic record of a tumultuous period in American life, with humor and compassion by the most well-respected cartoonist of all time. 96-page b&w hardcover $19.99 [FRITZH]
More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/lifeanddeathfritz

The Book of Mr. Natural


This collection features over 120 pages of vintage Crumb comics starring the white-bearded, diminutive sage-cum-charlatan, ranging from charming, free-wheeling early 70s stories to the disturbing, controversial 90s stories (as seen in the Crumb movie). 128-page b&w 6.25 x 10.75 hardcover $19.99 (BOOKMH)
More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/mrnat-uralhc

Kafka
David Zane Mairowitzs brilliant text and the illustrations and comic panels of Robert Crumb (himself no stranger to self-loathing and alienation), help us to understand the essence of Kafka and provide insight beyond the clich Kafkaesque. The book includes a brief but inclusive biography as well as the plots of many of his works, all illustrated by Crumb. 176-page b&w 6.25 x 8.5 softcover $12.95 (RCKAFK)

Self-Loathing Comics #1
WAREHOUSE FIND! Robert and Aline Kominsky-Crumbs hilarious depiction of their lives in France. This was Roberts first post-HUP comic, and the last comic produced prior to Terry Zwigoffs Crumb documentary, which made Robert the most famous artist in America. Follow Crumb in A Day in the Life, which begins the moment he awakens at 6 a.m. and follows him through a busy day of drawing, eating, cleaning up cat vomit, jogging with Aline, visiting the post office, and throwing out a bunch of unwanted comic books. And, of course, theres a little sexual fantasizing thrown in for good measure, followed by a day in the life of Alines existence! (Sorry, #2 is sold out.) 32-page b&w comic $3.50 (SELF1)

Mystic Funnies #2
A book-length story centering on an unfortunate everyman named The Moron in Bad Karma, an epic quest for the answer to the question Whats it all mean?? Co-featuring Fairy Godmother and Mr. Natural, who wants to talk to you about the power of the media, man. Sorry, #1 and #3 are sold out. 36-page b&w comic $4.95 (MYST2)

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The Complete Crumb Comics

Crumb has accumulated a massive oeuvre scattered among countless comics and anthologies. In 17 fat volumes to date, The Complete Crumb Comics has collected all of this work, from his juvenilia through his prime 1980s Weirdo days, all the way up to Hup! (which will one day be released as its own collection) including lots of rare illustration work and similar goodies. Sorry, several of the books are currently out of print, but Volume 2 and 3 are about to be re-released, with more on the way. All softcover unless specified! Vol. 2: Some More Early Years of Bitter Struggle, $19.99 (CR02S) Vol. 3: Starring Fritz the Cat $19.99 (CR03S) Vol. 6: On The Crest of a Wave, signed h/c, $75.00 (CR06Z) Vol. 7: Hot N Heavy, $19.99 (CR07S) Vol. 9: R. Crumb Vs. the Sisterhood, $19.99
(CR09S)

Vol. 13: The Season of the Snoid, $19.99


(CR13S)

R. CRUMB SKETCHBOOKS: Each of these volumes reproduces over 150 pages of Crumbs own private sketchbooks from the early 1960s to the mid-70s, in chronological order. Theres a wealth of material here: portraits, landscapes, ideas for strips and of course theres girls galore! VOL. 1: 1964MID-1965, h/c, $39.95 (CRSK1H) | VOL. 2: MID-1965 EARLY 1966, s/c, $19.95 (CRSK2S); h/c, $39.95 (CRSK2H); signed h/c, $75.00 (CRSK2Z) | VOL. 3: 1966, h/c, $39.95 (CRSK3H); signed h/c, $75.00 (CRSK3Z) | VOL. 4: LATE 1966 EARLY 1967, h/c, $39.95 (CRSK4H); signed h/c, $75.00 (CRSK4Z) | VOL. 5: EARLY 1967MID-1968, s/c, $19.95 (CRSK5S); h/c, $39.95 (CRSK5H); signed h/c, $75.00 (CRSK5Z) | VOL. 6: MID-1968EARLY 1969, s/c, $19.95 (CRSK6S); h/c, $39.95 (CRSK6H); signed h/c, $75.00 (CRSK6Z) | VOL. 7: MID-19691970, s/c, $19.95 (CRSK7S); h/c, $39.95 (CRSK7H); signed h/c, $75.00 (CRSK7Z) | VOL. 8: FALL 1970 FALL 1972, s/c, $19.95 (CRSK8S); h/c, $39.95 (CRSK8H); signed h/c, $75.00 (CRSK8Z) | VOL. 9: 19721974, s/c, $19.95 (CRSK9S); h/c, $39.95 (CRSK9H); signed h/c, $75.00 (CRSK9Z) | VOL. 10: 19751977, s/c, $19.95 (CRS10S); h/c, $39.95 (CRS10H); signed h/c, $75.00 (CRS10Z)

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Dungeon Quest Book Three


by Joe Daly
In 2011s Dungeon Quest Book Two, we left our heroes, Millennium Boy, Steve, Lash and Nerdgirl as they began their initiation into the mysteries of Atlantis under the tutelage of the androgynous forest mystic, Bromedes. In this third book at 288 pages, an extra huge one! our heroes complete their studies and are guided towards further quests in Rufford Park and beyond, to the Zuur Plateau. They must survive a perilous cliff path, discover moon shrines, battle wild Womraxes, endure knock-out gas, hypnagogic visions, nakedness and deprivation and, finally, embark on a desperate and courageous mission to rescue Nerdgirl from cruel Forest Bandits and retrieve their stolen equipment. Joe Dalys hilarious and utterly unique series features rousing adventure and ass-kicking action all staged in front of fantastic backdrops replete with strange vegetation, ancient ruins and steampunk imagery. 288-page b&w 6 x 8.25 softcover $19.99 [DUNQU3]
ALSO AVAILABLE: Dungeon Quest Book One (DUNQUE) and Book Two (DUNQU2): 136-page b&w 6 x 8.25 paperback $12.99 each. More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/dungeonquest3

The Red Monkey Double Happiness Book


by Joe Daly
Set in Cape Town, South Africa, The Red Monkey Double Happiness Book is stuffed to the gills with mystery, suspense, action, adventure, conspiracy theories, cool cars, and excellent weed as Dave and his freeloading pal Paul, wellmeaning stoners in the tradition of Cheech & Chong and Harold & Kumar, thwart criminal malfeasance even as they ponder the larger questions, such as What steps can I personally take to help protect the Earth and the species that inhabit it? (though most peoples answers to these questions dont involve sword fights and hovercrafts). Joe Daly brings a refreshingly original and hilarious voice to the comics medium, a dry, deadpan wit anchored in everyday reality combined with unnervingly deranged plots, rendered with a hyper-detailed, half-realistic and half-cartoony Tintin-style crispness. 112-page full-color 7.75 x 10.25 hardcover $22.99 (REDMON)
More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/redmonkey
ALSO BY JOE DALY: SCRUBLANDS, 128pp. s/c, $16.95 (SCRUB) Off-

beat, hallucinatory, often hilarious strips ranging from representational Jim Jarmusch-like scenarios to wild visual excursions, albeit linear ones a unique mix of deadpan absurdity and surreal imagery. Eisner Award nominee for Best Graphic Album!

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Heads or Tails
by Lilli Carr
Harvey and Eisner nominee Lilli Carrs elegant short stories read like the gothic, family narratives of Flannery OConnor or Carson McCullers, but told visually. Poetic rhythms a coin flip, a circling Ferris wheel are punctuated by elements of melancholic fantasy pushed forward by character-driven, naturalistic dialogue. The creator of 2008s acclaimed graphic novel The Lagoon cited in many annual critics lists including Publishers Weekly and USA Todays Pop Candy is back with a stunningly designed and packaged collection of some of the most poetic and confident short fiction being produced in comics today. 200-page full-color 7 x 9 softcover $19.99 [HEATAI]
More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/headsortails

The Lagoon
by Lilli Carr
A family is seduced by a mysterious creature's siren song that can be heard emanating from the lagoon after dark in talented young Eisner-and-HarveyAward-nominated cartoonist Lilli Carrs first long-form work. For the wise or pixilatedGrandpa, the song reminds him that, in the time he has left, he must pause to respect, appreciate, and fear nature. The song hints at something that Zoey, the daughter, is too young to fully grasp. And the song lures the sexually frustrated mother, and eventually, her husband, into danger. Older teen and adult readers are invited to imagine the enigmatic creatures haunting, evershifting tune as it reverberates through weedy waters, eventually escaping the lagoon to creep into windows at night. 80-page b&w hardcover 7.25 x 9.25 $14.99 (LAGOON)
More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/lagoon

Interiorae by Gabriella Giandelli; introduction by Lorenzo Mattotti


A high-rise apartment building in an unnamed European city. Its inhabitants come and go, meet each other, talk, dream, regret, hope... in short, live. A ghostly, shape-shifting anthropomorphic white rabbit roams from apartment to apartment, surveying and keeping track of all this humanity... and at the end of every night, he floats down to the basement where he delivers his report to the great dark one. Lushly delineated in color penciled halftones, this moody graphic novel was originally serialized in our acclaimed Ignatz series of upscale saddle-stitched booklets in duotone form (see page 39), but this complete edition restores the artists original striking full-color work, and features an introduction by Lorenzo Mattotti. 144-page full-color 7.5 x 10 softcover $14.99 [INTERI]
More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/interioraesc

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Love & Rockets: New Stories #5


How do you follow up a one-two punch like Jaime Hernandezs stunning two-part masterpiece The Love Bunglers from LRNS #3 and #4, which sent Maggie and Rays relationship in a startling new direction, as well as providing some mind-blowing revelations about Maggies (and her familys) past? If youre Jaime, you deftly move sideways and switch focus to other characters, specifically Rays ex, the rambunctious Frogmouth and a new character, Tonta, the Frogmouths visiting half-sister. On the other-brother side, Gilbert Hernandez celebrates L&Rs 30th anniversary by bringing one of his current characters (Killer, granddaughter to the legendary Luba) into the Palomar milieu in a story that showcases a fictionalized movie Palomar (starring Fritz as a combination of Luba and Tonantzn), even as it brings back a number of the classic Palomar characters for real!

ALSO AVAILABLE: LRNS #1-4, featuring

Jaimes Ti-Girls Adventures in #1-2, Gilberts wordless Hypnotwist in #2, and King Vampire in #4. Each is a 104-page b&w 6.625 x 9 softcover $14.99 (LNRS01,
LNRS02, LNRS03, LNRS04, LNRS05)

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The Complete Love and Rockets Library

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Every story from Love and Rockets Vol. I (Palomar, Locas and more), plus Jaimes stories from Vol. 2, collected in a series of 9 handsome and compact softcovers, offered here at a special package price! With Maggie the Mechanic, Heartbreak Soup, The Girl from H.O.P.P.E.R.S., Human Diastrophism, Perla La Loca, Beyond Palomar, Penny Century, Esperanza, and the mixed bag of Amor Y Cohetes. The ultimate Love and Rockets gift item! See below for individual volumes. 256288-page b&w softcovers 7.5 x 9.25 $99.99 (LRLPK3) START HERE! MAGGIE THE MECHANIC (Locas Vol. 1) by Jaime Hernandez 288 pages $14.95 (MAGGS1) THE GIRL FROM H.O.P.P.E.R.S (Locas Vol. 2) by Jaime Hernandez 256 pages $14.95 (HOPPS2) PERLA LA LOCA (Locas Vol. 3) by Jaime Hernandez 256 pages $16.95 (PERLA3) PENNY CENTURY by Jaime Hernandez 256 pages $18.99 (PENNYC) ESPERANZA by Jaime Hernandez 248 pages $18.99 (espera) START HERE! HEARTBREAK SOUP (Palomar Vol. 1) by Gilbert Hernandez 292 pages $14.95 (HBSOU1) HUMAN DIASTROPHISM (Palomar Vol. 2) by Gilbert Hernandez 288 pages $14.95 (HUMDI2) BEYOND PALOMAR (Palomar Vol. 3) by Gilbert Hernandez 288 pages $16.95 BPALO3) AMOR Y COHETES by Gilbert, Jaime and Mario Hernandez 276 pages $16.99 (AMORYC)

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The Love & Rockets The Love & Rockets Companion: 30 Years Reader: From Hoppers to Palomar (and Counting)
edited by Marc Sobel & Kristy Valenti
The Love and Rockets Companion: 30 Years (and Counting) contains three incredibly in-depth and candid interviews with creators Gilbert, Jaime and Mario Hernandez: conducted by Neil Gaiman, Gary Groth and more. This book has foldout family trees for both Gilberts Palomar and Jaimes Locas storylines; unpublished art; a character glossary; highlights from the original series anarchic letters columns; timelines and more. The obsessive-yet-accessible detail and high production values make it a must-have! 240page b&w 7.5 x 9.25 softcover $24.99 (LRCOMP)
More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/lrcompanion AVAILABLE IN FEBRUARY 2013

edited by Marc Sobel

The Love and Rockets Reader started as a series of answers to the deceptively simple question: what makes Love & Rockets so great? In six years, it quickly grew into a meticulously researched study containing indepth analysis of the series. Marc Sobel delves into the comics themes, symbols and influences. Organized into seven main chapters, the book includes: the Hernandez Brothers comics roots, such as the Southern California punk scene, self-publishing, and their vital partnership with Fantagraphics; an examination of the Hernandez Brothers ill-fated Mister X, a sci-fi collaboration; a review of Marios solo book, Brain Capers; and a paradigm-changing analysis of Gilberts vastly underappreciated erotic graphic novel, Birdland. As an extra, the book includes Jaimes very first published work: Another Time, Another Place, from 1977. 304-page b&w 7.5 x 9.25 softcover $24.99
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Love & Rockets: The Covers


by Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez
The Covers is a beautiful, oversized art book featuring over 150 iconic Love & Rockets comic book covers. From the very first cover of the very first issue in 1982, Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez have created artwork that has subverted, contradicted and celebrated the history of the comic book medium, inviting fans and readers into their world. Amazingly, many of the covers created by Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez for the various iterations of Love & Rockets over the past 30 years have never been collected, or only reprinted in black and white. Not only is this problem now rectified, Love & Rockets: The Covers will present them without trade dress (logos, marketing hype, etc.) allowing the original cover illustrations to communicate on their own. A perfect gift for fans of the series. 200-page full-color 10 x 13 softcover $35.00 (LRCOVS)
More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/lrcovers AVAILABLE IN MARCH 2013

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God and Science:


Return of the Ti-Girls
by Jaime Hernandez
Originally serialized in Love and Rockets: New Stories, Ti-Girls Adventures was both a rollickingly creative super-hero joyride that ranged from the other side of the universe to Maggies shabby apartment, and a genuinely dramatic fable about madness, grief, and motherhood as Penny Centurys decades-long quest to become a genuine super-heroine is fulfilled. God and Science brings in many older characters from Jaimes universe, in addition to some new characters to fall in love with. This directors cut version includes a full 30 new pages in addition to the original 100-page epic, including four new full-color faux Ti-Girls covers, several expansions of scenes, and an epilogue. 136-page b&w 8.75 x 11.25 hardcover $19.99 (GODSCI)
More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/godandscience

Locas II

by Jaime Hernandez
One of the most humane, graceful and imaginatively inexhaustible artists in American popular culture, Jaime Hernandez has created in Locas one of the great American novels of the last 30 years, graphic or otherwise. Written and drawn over a quarter century from 1981 to 2007 in the pages of the legendary comic book series Love and Rockets, these stories (complete in two huge volumes sorry, the first one is currently sold out) tell the story of Maggie Chascarrillo, a bisexual, Mexican-American woman attempting to define herself in a community rife with class, race and gender issues, and Hopey Glass, a feisty antiauthoritarian punkette who quickly becomes Maggies on-again, off-again lover and a constant presence in her life throughout the book. Presented in a larger format on deluxe coated paper for an even more immersive reading experience! 424-page b&w 8 x 11 hardcover $49.95 (LOCAS2)

work processes, from the earliest ideas all the way to finished artwork | LOVE & ROCKETS TRADING CARDS, 36 full-color cards, $6.48 (LRTRC) An invaluable reference for anyone whos ever had trouble keeping track of the comics ever-expanding cast! | FEAR OF COMICS, 120pp. s/c $12.95 (FEARCO) Collects Gilberts inventive kick out the jams strips. Surreal fantasy, blackout shorts, and uncategorizable stuff, all vintage Beto! | DICKS AND DEEDEES, 96pp. h/c $18.95 (DICDEE) All-Jaime book includes Election Day, Everybody Loves Me, Baby, The Race, and the revelatory Penny Century biography Bay of Threes. | GHOST OF HOPPERS, 120pp. h/c $18.95 (GHOSTH) Maggie confronts her past. | THE EDUCATION OF HOPEY GLASS, 144pp. h/c $19.99 (EHOPEY) Another all-Jaime volume: Rays romantic life takes twists and turns with The Frogmouth, and Hopey Glass settles down to a domesticated life sort of. Visit our website at www.fantagraphics.com/ loveandrockets for details about other Hernandez Bros. comics and books!

MORE HERNANDEZ BROS. BOOKS: LOVE & ROCKETS SKETCHBOOK, 160pp. h/c $19.98 (LRSK2H) A fascinating look into the Bros.

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The Adventures of Venus Chance in Hell


by Gilbert Hernandez
This super-affordable little hardcover collects all the previously uncollected Venus stories from Measles and elsewhere, in which Lubas niece creates and collects comic books, walks through a scary forest, plays soccer, schemes to get the cute boy she likes, laments the snowlessness of a California Christmas, and travels to a distant planet. Plus a new story done just for this book! 96page b&w 7.75 x 7.75 hardcover $9.99 (ADVVEN)
More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/adventuresofvenus

by Gilbert Hernandez
Gilbert Hernandezs first original graphic novel from Fantagraphics tells the story of a little orphan girl who lives in the slum of slums. Our heroine is adopted by a decent man who raises her well, and she eventually marries a kind, well-to-do man, only to discover that she cant relate to the good life and the comforts it provides. 120-page 5.5 x 7.5 b&w hardcover $16.95 (CHANCE)

The Troublemakers
by Gilbert Hernandez
Meet drug dealer Dewey Booth he cant be punished enough! And what about rock n roll loser Wes he needs money to start his own club. And then theres ber-stacked Nala she enjoys All mailhumiliating men dumb enough to es pi co r orde hed fall for her. This hard-boiled pulp autograp ! or th au by graphic novel will delight longtime Hernandez fans as well as provide a perfect introduction to newcomers to Hernandezs work. 120page b&w 5.5 x 7.5 hardcover $19.99 (TMAKER)
More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/troublemakers

High Soft Lisp


by Gilbert Hernandez
Five six. 128 pounds. Fortythree twenty-two thirty-six. High soft lisp. Genius level I.Q. Thats sums up Rosalba Fritz Martinez, bombshell, former punkette, former psychiatrist, Z movie star in this sexy, urprising graphic novel. This book works both as a standalone graphic novel and a further exploration of Hernandezs rich world. 144page b&w 6.5 x 9.75 softcover $16.95 (HIGHSO)

Luba
by Gilbert Hernandez
Luba collects the entirety of the post-Palomar tales, showcasing Gilbert Hernandezs wicked wit and great compassion. Tales of sex, violence and rock n roll rub elbows with stories of love, sensitivity, and understanding and thanks to the miraculous alchemy of Hernandezs peerless storytelling, what emerges is a coherent, exciting, funny portrait of one of the richest group of fictional characters ever to spring from a cartoonists mind. 600page b&w 7 x 10.25 hardcover $39.99 (LUBAHC)
More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/luba

Love From the Shadows


by Gilbert Hernandez
The third in Gilbert Hernandezs line of original hardcovers featuring Love and Rockets Fritz in her guise as a Z-movie actress is a trippy hardboiled thriller that stars Fritz in no fewer than three roles. The story weaves in and out of reality and hallucination, and possibly back in forth in time... 120-page b&w 5.5 x 8.5 hardcover $19.99 (LOVSHA)
More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/lovefromtheshadows

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Isle of 100,000 Graves


by Fabien Vehlmann and Jason
Five years ago, little Gwennys father found, inside a bottle, a map with instructions on how to reach the mysterious Isle of 100,000 Graves and its legendary treasures and then he vanished. Now Gwenny, having stumbled across another bottle-shipped map, enlists the dubious help of a shipful of pirates, sets out to find the island, and her long-lost dad. Little does she realize that the Isle is the location of a secret school for executioners and torturers, where apple-cheeked youngsters are taught the finer points of extracting information from prisoners and then putting an end to their lives in a variety of gruesome ways. And theyve reached the point in their studies where theory should ideally give way to practice, so an influx of uninvited visitors comes as a blessing to the faculty. And yes, this story (in which Jason works with a writer for the first time) is a comedy. Albeit a dark one. 56-page full-color 7.25 x 10.25 softcover $14.99 (islgra)
More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/isleofgraves

Athos in America
by Jason
Another original collection of full-color graphic novellas in the format of Low Moon, Athos in America takes its title from one story, a prequel of sorts to The Last Musketeer, in which the seemingly ageless swashbuckler turns up in a bar in 1920s New York and relates the tale of how he went to Hollywood to play himself in a film version of The Three Musketeers. Another tie-in with a previous Jason story occurs in The Smiling Horse, in which the characters from & in Low Moon haplessly attempt to kidnap a woman. Also in this volume: The Brain That Wouldnt Virginia Woolf, a mashup of The Brain That Wouldnt Die and Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf, told in reverse chronological order; the Bukowski pastiche A Cat From Heaven that shows an unexpectedly dark side to Jason; Tom Waits on the Moon, in which we follow four people (one of them a scientist working on a teleportation machine) until something goes terribly wrong; and So Long Mary Ann, a prison-escape love-triangle story. 200-page full-color 5.5 x 8.5 hardcover $24.99 (athame)
More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/athosinamerica

MORE JASON BOOKS: BLACK AND WHITE PAPERBACKS: SSHHHH! 120pp. s/c, $16.99 (SSHHH) A sharp suite of short tales, ranging from the funny to the terrifying to the surreal to the touching, all told entirely in pantomime. Jasons clean, deadpan art style hides a wealth of emotion and human complexity, leavened with a wicked wit. | HEY, WAIT 68pp. s/c, $12.95 (HEYWAI) A tale of childhood friendship and tragedy, and the terrible lingering aftereffects thereof. Love and Rockets co-creator Gilbert Hernandez calls this one of the best graphic novels ever, and it made Sherman Alexie cry fair warning.

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Jason Conquers America


by Jason
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the first publication of Jasons work on this side of the pond, we present a collectors compilation of 18 pages of never-before-reprinted-in-the-U.S. Jason shorts; interviews with Jason and his colorist Hubert; a complete checklist of Jasons work Stateside; and fond tributes to the beloved Norwegian cartoonist by Kim Deitch, Mike Allred, and Rich Tommaso. SPECIAL OFFER: Buy any two Jason books from this catalog and we will toss in Jason Conquers America for free! 32-page full-color 6.5 x 10.25 comic book $4.99 (jascon)

I'll Be Back

HARDCOVER OMNIBUSES: WHAT I DID, 272pp b&w h/c with a two-color section $24.99 (WHATID) Collects Hey, Wait..., Sshhhh!, and the otherwise out-of-print two-color period detective novel The Iron Wagon. | LOW MOON, 216pp full-color h/c $24.99 (LOWMOO) Five full-color short stories, including the hilarious title Western (originally seen in the New York Times). | ALMOST SILENT, 304pp. h/c, $24.99 (ALMSIL) Four Jason graphic novels (of which three are otherwise out of print) in one big collection You Cant Get There From Here (Frankensteins love triangle), Tell Me Something, Meow, Baby! (a collection of shorts), and The Living and the Dead (see left). COLOR PAPERBACKS: THE LAST MUSKETEER, 48pp. s/c, $12.95 (LASMUS) Living in present-day Montpelllier, France, an ageing Athos is drawn back into action by a Martian invasion. A mash-up of two Alexanders Dumas and Raymond with an additional dose of Jasons patented deadpan wit and pathos [see below]. | THE LEFT BANK GANG, 48pp. s/c, $12.95 (LEFTBG) Set in 1920s Paris, this is a deliciously inventive re-imagining of the great literary figures of the period (Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Pound, and Joyce) as anthropomorphic graphic novelists. And then the story twists into a Killing/Reservoir Dogs-style heist caper! | WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS? 48pp. s/c, $12.95 (WHYARE) Imagine a long-forgotten, never-produced Alfred Hitchcock wrong man thriller screenplay discovered, adapted and filmed by Jim Jarmusch and youll have some idea of the unique flavor of this graphic novel. | I KILLED ADOLF HITLER 48pp. s/c, $12.95 (IKILLA) A contract killer, used to rubbing out dysfunctional relatives, abusive co-workers, loud neighbors, or just annoyances in general, is given the unique job of traveling back in time to kill Adolf Hitler in 1939... but things go spectacularly wrong. | Werewolves of Montpellier 48pp s/c $12.99 (WEREWO) Pretty much exactly what you would expect from a book written and drawn by Jason carrying that title!

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Jack Jacksons American History:


Los Tejanos and Lost Cause
by Jack Jackson
Fantagraphics, which published Los Tejanos in 1981, is proud to bring Jack Jacksons graphic histories of Texas back into print in a series of three volumes, each reprinting two of his long narratives. Los Tejanos shows Texas fight for independence through the tragic story of tejano Juan Segun. The 1998 Lost Cause documents the violent reaction to Reconstruction by Texans through an examination of the Taylor-Sutton feud, which raged across South Texas, embracing two generations and causing untold grief, and the gunslinger John Wesley Hardin, who swept across Texas killing Carpetbaggers, Federal soldiers, and Indians. This edition includes an essay by and interview with Jackson about the controversy Lost Cause generated, and an introduction by the novelist Ron Hansen. 320-page b&w 7.25 x 10 hardcover $35.00 (LOSTEJ)
More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/lostejanos AVAILABLE IN JANUARY 2013

Beta Testing the Apocalypse


by Tom Kaczynski
Tom Kaczynskis comics riff on dystopian modernity, bleak man-made landscapes and the psychological effects of technological, social or environmental developments. Beta Testing includes approximately 10 stories from MOME and elsewhere, including The New, created expressly for this book. The New is set in a third-world megalopolis that creaks under the pressure of explosive growth. The story follows a starchitect as he struggles to impose his vision on the metropolis. 136-page full-color 6.5 x 9.5 flexibound paperback $19.99 (BETAPO)
More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/betatesting AVAILABLE IN JANUARY 2013

Today Is the Last Day of the Rest of Your Life


by Ulli Lust
In 1984, a punked-out Austrian teenager set out for a wild hitchhiking trip across Italy. This powerfully talented cartoonist has looked back at that tumultuous summer and delivered a long, sensitive, autobiographical masterpiece. Miraculously combining a perfect memory for both emotional and physical detail, Ulli Lust meticulously shows the who, where, when and how of a sometimes dangerous and sometimes exhilarating journey. Considered one of the very finest examples of the new breed of graphics novels coming from Europe. Today is the Last Day of the Rest of Your Life won the 2011 Angoulme Revelation prize. 460-page 2-color 6.75 x 9 softcover $35.00 (LASDAY)
More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/todayishtelastday AVAILABLE IN FEBRUARY 2013

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Angelman
by Nicolas Mahler
Angelman is Austrian cartoonist Nicolas Mahlers sardonic take on super-heroes, their fans, the businessmen behind them, the current media obsession with them, not to mention their fancy-ass Ultimate collections. Created by Korporate Comics in a flash of money-grubbing cynicism, Angelmans powers (which include empathy and the ability to be a good listener) prove less than adequate to deal with the sinister threat of the insane plastic-surgeon villain Gender Bender or for that matter with the fickleness of fashion, the rapacious super-heroine Lady Dentata, the increasingly desperate re-boot attempts by Korporate Comics, a disastrously bad movie adaptation all delineated in Mahlers trademarked ultraminimalism and with his drier-than-dry wit. 96-pages 7 x 9.75 full color hardcover $18.99 (ANGELM)
More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/angelman

The Lost Art of Ah Pook / Observed While Falling


by Malcolm McNeill
In 1970, William S. Burroughs and artist Malcolm McNeill began a small collaborative project which led to a booklength meditation on time, power, control, and corruption and specifically, the Mayan god of death, Ah Pook. While the book was never finished in its intended form, McNeill created nearly a hundred paintings and illustrations that are finally seeing the light of day in The Lost Art of Ah Pook. (Burroughs text will not be included.) As a separate but complementary book, Observed While Falling is an account of the personal and creative interaction that defined the Burroughs and McNeill collaboration, Ah Pook Is Here. The memoir chronicles the events that surrounded it, the reasons it was abandoned, and the unusual circumstances that brought it back to life. Observed While Falling presents a unique view of the creative process that will be of interest to artists, writers and general readers alike. LOST ART: 144-page full-color 13 x 11 hardcover $35.00 (LOSART) OBSERVED WHILE FALLING: 304page b&w 6 x 9 hardcover $29.99 (OBSWHI)
More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/lostartofahpook

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Tales Designed to Thrizzle Vol. 2


by Michael Kupperman
In the spirit of two-ness, Michael Kuppermans second allcomics collection of surreal slapstick and crazy non-sequitur goofiness features two of Kuppermans recurring duos: Americas favorite mustachioed physicist/writer double team of Twain and Einstein (solving new crimes and barreling through exciting new adventures), and the crime-fighting team of Snake and Bacon (Sssssssssssss!), who make a special return just to star in Reservoir Dogs 2. Elsewhere in this volume the crusty Quincy, M.E. makes his comic book debut, struggling through the fantastic landscapes of his own dreams in Quinception. Also: The Jungle Princess battles rhino traders Slightly cursed merchandise... Cockney grave robbers... Cowboy Oscar Wilde... The origin of The Hamanimal... Plus a photocomic starring comedian Julie Klausner: Voyage To Narnia. 176-page full-color 7.25 x 10 hardcover $24.99 (THRO2)
ALSO AVAILABLE: Issues #2, 4, 5, 6, 7, and the most recent #8 of the original comic, $4.50 each (THRIZ2, 4, etc.). Issues #1-4 are collected in the luxurious and durable Tales Designed to Thrizzle Volume 1 and even better, Kupperman has taken the original two-color printing and made the entire book full color, and Robert Smigel provided the introduction! 160-page full-color 7.25 x 10 hardcover $24.99 (THRO1)

Mark Twains Autobiography: 1910-2010


by Michael Kupperman
The version of the autobiography they tried to suppress! See how Mark Twain hunted the Yeti (Come out here and face me, you snow-covered coward!), met the Six Million Dollar Man, had a love affair with Mamie Eisenhower (Boy oh boy, this lady was one hot dish), was directly responsible for the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, took LSD, and accidentally became involved in X-rated films. This volume is augmented by dozens of hilarious new Kupperman illustrations, and several full comics stories. 128-page two-color 5.75 x 8 hardcover $19.99 (mtwain)
More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/marktwain

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The Crackle of the Frost


by Lorenzo Mattotti and Jorge Zentner

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When confronted with his girlfriends request that they have a child together, Samuel fled that relationship. But now, a year later, when he receives a letter from Alice announcing she is expecting a baby, old emotions flare up and he embarks on a long journey to see Alice again to reopen, or perhaps close forever, that important chapter of his life. The Crackle of the Frost is the story of what he sees, hears, experiences, and learns during that journey; combining the narrative drive with lush full-color paintings to create a graphic-novel masterpiece, as if Edward Hopper had suddenly decided to jump into comics. 120-page full-color 8x 10 hardcover $19.99 (CRAFRO)

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Stigmata

by Lorenzo Mattotti and Claudio Piersanti


He lives day to day and hand to mouth, this shambling lug of a man, wrestling with his demons, picking up work where he can, and drinking himself into oblivion. Until one days his palms begin to bleed These newfound stigmata lose him his job, and he ends up as part of a traveling carnival, where he even finds love. But his past catches up with him violently so. Has he lost his last chance at redemption? This stunning graphic novel, executed in a mad, expressionistic swirl of black lines, is the result of a unique collaboration between the preeminent Italian cartoonist/ graphist Lorenzo Mattotti (RAW, The New Yorker, and the graphic novels Fires and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde) and the award-winning Italian screenwriter Claudio Piersanti. 192-page b&w 7.25 x 9.25 hardcover $19.99 (stigm)
More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/stigmata

The Raven

by Lou Reed, Edgar Allan Poe, and Lorenzo Mattotti


In 2000, veteran rock n roller Lou Reed, legendary director Robert Wilson, and a cast of singers and actors premiered Reeds musical POEtry in Hamburgs Thalia Theater. An ambitious combination of Edgar Allan Poes poems and stories and Reeds reinterpretations of same (with a few classic Reed songs integrated for good measure), POEtry bridged the centuries to provide a unique vision of beauty and horror for the dawning 21st century. For the definitive book version compiling the songs, verses and narratives that comprise POEtry/The Raven, Reed commissioned Lorenzo Mattotti to visualize this extraordinary collaboration. Mattottis vivid, abstracted and enigmatic artwork brings out all the terror and beauty of this centuries-spanning masterwork. 188-page full-color 9 x 9 softcover $19.99 (ravens)
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France and Belgium have long been home to some of the greatest classics of all-ages and childrens comics. This collection of books features vintage examples from the 1950s and 1960s as well as more recent works by contemporary cartoonists such as David B. (Epileptic).

Murder by High Tide


by Maurice Tillieux
Imagine the beautifully crisp images of Herg (Tintin) put in service of wise-cracking, fast-paced detective stories punctuated with scenes of spectacular vehicular mayhem and youll see why Gil Jordan is still considered a masterpiece in Europe. Jordan is a nattilydressed but tough-as-nails private eye, seconded by his trusty ex-burglar assistant Crackerjack and his eccentric friend Inspector Crouton. This premiere volume (watch for the sequel in 2013!) includes the murder-mystery title story and Leap of Faith, featuring a vengeful, mysteriously escaped convict with apparent superhuman powers. 96-page full-color 8.5 x 11 hardcover $18.99 (giljo)

Sibyl-Anne Vs. Ratticus


by Raymond Macherot
Sibyl-Anne and Boomer live in blissful peace in the countryside until the evil Ratticus, evicted from his previous residence, sets his eye on the quiet acre that the couple share with their friends (a porcupine, a crow, and a rabbit). After an unsuccessful attempt to infiltrate the quiet little community in drag, the devious Ratticus engineers the takeover of a neighboring rat colony and builds it into an army that sweeps Sibyl-Anne and her friends off their homestead and onto an island. Battles by land, by sea, and even by air ensue, until finally the wicked are defeated and peace is restored. 64-page full-color 8.5 x 11 hardcover $16.99 (siban1)

Toys in the Basement


by Blanquet
Blanquet has been delighting and terrifying American readers with his hypnotically slick, ultra-detailed creepiness for years. So it makes perfect sense that his first graphic novel to be published in the U.S. would be... a childrens book! Our hero, attending a Halloween party in an embarrassing pink bunny costume, stumbles across a secret underground society of damaged, forgotten, and angry toys in the basement of his friends house including the terrifying Amelia, a towering sentient assemblage of broken toy parts out for revenge! Imagine Toy Story adapted by David Lynch and Charles Burns and youll have a good idea of what this is like. 32-page full-color 8.25 x 11 hardcover $14.99 (TOYSIN)

The Littlest Pirate King


by David B. & Pierre Mac Orlan
For decades they have roamed the seas, this shipload of undead pirates. They are desperate to die, but a malevolent God refuses to allow them their final release. Until one day, having exterminated yet another ship of the living, they come across a little pink baby. Adopting him as their mascot and dubbing him their Littlest King, they continue their journeys. But eventually the King begins to grow up... The Littlest Pirate King is David B.s first full-color graphic novel to be released in English (see page 71 for his The Armed Garden collection), and his vivid palette combines with his stunningly elegant graphics to create a magical yarn that can be enjoyed by young and old alike. 48page full-color 8.25 x 11 hardcover $16.99 (LITTPK)

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Castle Waiting Volume 1


by Linda Medley

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Castle Waiting is the story of an isolated, abandoned castle, and the eccentric inhabitants who bring it back to life. A fable for modern times, it is a fairy tale thats not about rescuing the princess, saving the kingdom, or fighting the ultimate war between Good and Evil but about being a hero in your own home. Linda Medley lavishly illustrates Castle Waiting in a classic visual style reminiscent of Arthur Rackham and William Heath Robinson. Blending elements from a variety of sources fairy tales, folklore, nursery rhymes Medley tells the story of the everyday lives of fantastic characters with humor, intelligence, and insight into human nature. Castle Waiting can be read on multiple levels and can be enjoyed by readers of all ages, especially young girls. AVAILABLE IN JANUARY 2013 472-page b&w 5.5x 8 paperback $24.99 (CASTLS)
ALSO AVAILABLE: Castle Waiting Volume 1 in its original hardcover edition for $29.99. (CASTLE) NOTE: Castle Waiting Volume 2 is currently out of print, but will be replaced with an expanded, improved edition in March. You can pre-order it for $29.99 (CASTL2). Castle Waiting Volume II #16-18 (CWAI16, 17, 18) the epilogue not in the original GN are now available for $3.95 each, or $8.00 for all three.

Cinema Panopticum
by T. Ott
A little girl visits an amusement park, but finds everything too expensive. Finally, behind the rollercoaster she eyeballs a small booth with the words CINEMA PANOPTICUM written on it. Inside there are boxes with screens. Every box contains a movie, and the price is right: one coin. She puts her money in the first box: The Hotel begins. A traveler goes to sleep in what seems to be an otherwise empty hotel. His awakening is the stuff of nightmares. Other stories include The Champion, The Experiment, and The Prophet, each executed in his hallucinatory and hyper-detailed scratchboard style. Otts O. Henry-esque plot twists and intense scratchboard artwork will haunt you long after youve put the book down.104-page b&w 6.5 x 9.25 paperback $16.99 (CINPAS)

difficult to Google, is a dystopian nightmare; very few copies left! | R.I.P.: BEST OF 1985-2004, 192 pp. h/c/ $28.99 (RIPOTT). The long-awaited omnibus collection of T. Otts short shockending horror stories, collecting a dozen twisted tales of murder, suicide, oppression, terror, mutilation, and nuclear annihilation in one darkly beautiful volume.

ALSO BY THOMAS OTT: The Number 73304-23-4153-6-96-8, 104pp. h/c $28.95 (73304) Thomas Otts first and to date only long-form graphic novel, and the most insanely

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The Adventures of Jodelle


by Guy Peellaert and Pierre Bartier
Best known for his collage-style images of celebrities (Rock Dreams) and classic record covers (David Bowies Diamond Dogs and The Rolling Stones Its Only Rock N Roll), the Belgian painter, illustrator and cartoonist Guy Peellaert created one of the very earliest adult graphic novels in 1965. The Adventures of Jodelle melded the bold compositional skills of a top pop-art-era draftsman with a unique sensitivity to the comics medium, as applied to a sexy satirical spy adventure set in an Asterix-style fantasy Rome/Las Vegas featuring both billboards and vampires. Jodelle has been restored and re-colored digitally to improve on the originals color separations, as well as re-translated and re-lettered, and features an analytical/contextual essay by the brilliant French art and comics critic and historian Pierre Sterckx plus a huge (80-page!) selection of never-beforeseen archival art reproductions, sketches, photographs accompanying an extensive biographical essay by Peellaerts son Orson. It is printed as a lush, oversized hardcover, in a way that highlights the eye-popping, psychedelic color. 160-page full-color 10 x 13 hardcover $45.00 (ADVJOD)
More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/adventuresofjodelle AVAILABLE IN FEBRUARY 2013

Dal Tokyo
by Gary Panter
Gary Panter began imagining Dal Tokyo, a future Mars that is terraformed by Texan and Japanese workers, as far back as 1972, appropriating a friends idea about cultural and temporal collision (the Dal is short for Dallas). No description will prepare the reader for the confounding visual and verbal richness of Dal Tokyo, as Panters famous ratty line collides and colludes with nearJoycean wordplay, veering from more or less intelligible jokes to dizzying non-sequiturs to surreal eruptions that can engulf the entire panel in scribbles. One doesnt read Dal Tokyo; one is absorbed into it and spit out the other side. Presented in a lush, huge format. 220 pages 16.25 (yes!) x 6.25 black & white hardcover $35.00 (DALTOK)
More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/daltokyo

ALSO AVAILABLE FROM GARY PANTER: Jimbos Inferno, 40 pp., h/c, $29.95 (JIMINH) Jimbo in Purgatory 40 pp., h/c, $29.95 (JIMBO), beautiful,

gigantic (11 x 15 and 12 x 17.25) hardcovers collecting Panters eyeball-singeing Drer-meetsJack-Kirby re-interpretation of Dantes Inferno starring Jimbo featuring UFOs, giant robots, and such philosophical puzzlers as Why do so many recreational activities involve smoke and heat? (Both also available with a limited signed plate by Panter for $50.00 each.)

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The Cartoon Utopia


by Ron Reg, Jr.
Ron Reg, Jr. is a very unusual yet accomplished storyteller whose work exudes a passionate moral, idealistic core that sets him apart from his peers. The Cartoon Utopia is his Magnum Opus, in which, the Utopians of the future world attempt to send messages through consciousness, outside of the constricts of time as we understand it, in the form of art, music and storytelling... 144 pages 10 x 12 black & white hardcover $24.99 (CARUTO)
More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/cartoonutopia

Folly

by Hans Rickheit
Lovers of art comics know Hans Rickheit from his smashing graphic novel The Squirrel Machine (returning in softcover in 2013), but Rickheit has, for over a decade, been producing his own self-published Xeroxed comics reaching into the deepest cupboards of the back-mind and culling these strange artifacts. Finally, these scattered elements have been compiled into a compact, lushly illustrated bedside reader. Give your cerebellum a tug and become a spelunker of the subconscious as we trespass among the scorched archaic wastelands of the offspring of apes and fools. Immerse yourself in the nocturnal meanderings of unnamed protagonists. Ponder the uncomfortable sexuality of the twins, Cochlea & Eustachia. Recoil at the doings of a dwarfish malefactor in Hail Jeffrey or simply stare at the pretty pictures. 144-page b&w 7 x 10 paperback with some color $18.99 (FOLLY)

7 Miles a Second

by James Romberger, David Wojnarowicz, and Marguerite Van Cook


7 Miles a Second is the story of lthe egendary artist David Wojnarowicz, written during the last years before his AIDS-related death in 1992. The graphic novel depicts Wojnarowiczs childhood of prostitution and drugs on the streets of Manhattan, through his adulthood living with AIDS, and his anger at the indifference of government and health agencies. Originally published as a comic book in 1996 by DCs Vertigo Comics, 7 Miles a Second was an instant critical success, but struggled to find an audience amongst the typical Vertigo readership. Romberger and Van Cooks visuals give stunning life to Wojnarowiczs words, blending the gritty naturalism of Lower East Side street life with a hallucinatory, psychedelic imagination that takes perfect advantage of the comics medium. 68-page 9 x 12 full-color hardcover $19.99 (7MILES) AVAILABLE IN FEBRUARY 2013

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Prison Pit: Book Four


by Johnny Ryan
Prison Pit blends Johnny Ryans fascination with WWE wrestling, grindhouse cinema, first person action video games among other things into a showcase of brutal violence. As always, a plot summary of the fourth installment of the hugely popular sci-fi-prison-planet-gore-fest-slugfest-a-thon serial must, in order to be presentable to normal, decent human beings, be cut into fine Belgian lace. And so, with apologies: Cannibal F***face discovers the only way to escape the Caligulon is to brainf*** the Slorge and create a giant, brainless oafchild that only knows how to annihilate everything in its path. And what happens when the Slugstaxx show up and use their nightj*** to turn this mindless monster against CF? Total F***ing Mayhem. 104 pages 6.5 x 8.5 black & white softcover $12.99
Also Available: Prison Pit Book One, Prison Pit Book Two, and Prison Pit Book Three same format: $12.99 each (PPIT01) (PPIT02) (PPIT03) More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/prisonpit4

Take a Joke
by Johnny Ryan
Before Prison Pit, Ryan garnered a considerable following via his humor anthology Angry Youth Comix. Take a Joke collects the stories from the last four issues of this series as well as many strips created for the wildly-popular Vice. It features several of the artists longest humor pieces to date, notably: Graveyard Goofs, in which Ryans hapless antiheroes Sinus OGynus and Loady McGee exhume the corpse of the recently-deceased Santa Claus as part of a Top Secret experiment, and Boobs Pooters Jokepocalypse, starring a coprophiliac version of Godzilla who destroys the world with hilarious jokes and crazy pranks. All this plus the infamous The Day The New Yorker Came to Town, plus a handy index to help you find things like ass angels, smores crucifix and Yeti-tit earmuffs. 128-page b&w 7 x 10 softcover with some color $18.99 (takejo)
More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/takeajoke

vomit, snot, farts, toe jam, b.o. and ear-wax jokes starring his adorably repugnant heroine and her pals in this first collection. | BACK IN BLECK (BLECKY YUCKERELLA VOL. 2), 104pp. s/c, $11.95 (BLECK2) And Bleckier than ever! | COMICS ARE FOR IDIOTS!, 104pp, s/c $11.99 (CIDIOT) The third all-Blecky collection. | FUC_ _ _U, _SS_ _LE: Blecky Yuckerella Vol. 4 , 104pp, s/c $11.99 (BLECK4) The fourth and final all-Blecky collection. | SHOULDNT YOU BE WORKING? #2, 80pp. comics $5.95 (SWORK2) Created while Ryan was working at a urological clinic, this comic provides a look into the mind of one of todays most acclaimed (and reviled) humorists. (Sorry, issue #1 is sold out.) | SEE ALSO: Hotwire Comix & Capers, page 38.

MORE JOHNNY RYAN BOOKS AND COMICS: ANGRY YOUTH COMIX VOL. 2 #2, 45, 79, 1114, 24pp. comics, $2.95 each (ANG2, 45, 79, 1114) More adventures of Loady and Sinus, plus Boobs Pooter (who stars in #12) and more of Johnnys miscreants and their reprehensible buffoonery. | BLECKY YUCKERELLA, 104pp. s/c, $11.95 (BLECKY) Johnny serves up a generous portion of piss,

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Delphine
by Richard Sala
A mysterious traveler gets off the train in a small village surrounded by a thick sinister forest. He is searching for Delphine, who vanished leaving behind one clue. In his newest chiller, Richard Sala takes on the tale of Snow White and stands it on its head, retelling from Prince Charmings perspective in a contemporary setting. No insipid saccharine coating of Disney animation magic here but plenty of blood. Panels full of it. 128-page duotone 7.25 x 10 hardcover $24.99 (DELPHI)
More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/delphinehc AVAILABLE IN FEBRUARY 2013

Mad Night
Judy Drood and her reluctant companion Kasper Keene try to unravel a string of mysterious occurrences and heinous murders in the usually tranquil Lone Mountain College. Gothic horror, madcap comedy, and an old-fashioned murder mystery. 232-page b&w 7 x 10 softcover $18.95 (MNIGHT)
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The Chuckling Whatsit


Ace detective Judy Drood and her reluctant companion Kasper Keene try to solve a string of heinous murders in the usually tranquil Lone Mountain College. Gothic horror, madcap comedy, and an old-fashioned murder mystery coalesce perfectly in this chilling graphic novel. 200-page b&w 7 x 10 softcover $16.95 (CHUCK)

The Hidden
Is this the end of the world? How did it happen? Why did it happen? There is one man who knows... Take a walk with the dazed survivors of a mysterious worldwide catastrophe whom a terrible truth awaits. The Hidden is the full-color, unadulterated horror graphic novel that Sala fans have been waiting for: and Salas painted artwork has never looked better (or more gruesome). 120-page full-color 8 x 8 hardcover $19.99 (hiddrs)
More info & previews: www.fantagraphics. com/thehidden

Peculia and the Groon Grove Vampires


Night is coming and the local baby-sitters club needs an extra sitter. That strange new family is expecting four warm bodies, not three one for each member of their household each sharp-toothed, bloodthirsty, undead member of their household! 80-page b&w 6 x 8 softcover $9.95 (PECGGV)

Peculia
Salas adventuress of the macabre faces down monsters, zombies, witches, madmen, evil children and a villainess who may be in love with her, in this delightful collection. 96page b&w 7 x 10 softcover with some color $12.95 (PECULA)

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The Furry Trap


by Josh Simmons
Josh Simmons returns with a harrowing collection of modern horror short stories that could curl the toes of a corpse in a state of rigor mortis. From the title creatures in Night of the Jibblers to the witches and ogres of Cockbone, to the depraved, caped crusading antihero in Mark of the Bat, Simmons is a master of creating terrifying beasts that inspire nightmarish horrors. Collectively, these skincrawling masterpieces complement each other in a way that only heightens the anxiety and dread pouring from page to page. Just remember: Youve been warned. 140-page full-color 8.25 x 10.25 hardcover $24.99 (FURTRA)
More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/furrytrap

House

by Josh Simmons
In the thick of a dense wood, a young man comes upon a decrepit house and two teen-aged girls. Deciding to explore the abandoned house together, the trio makes strange discoveries: a mysterious portrait, hidden passages, and an entire group of cottages submerged in a giant sinkhole. The deeper the trio explores into the house, the more tense and ominous the situation becomes, until misfortune leads to terror and tragedy. Simmons captures the aloof ennui and deep curiosity of being a teenager, and this adventurous, silent graphic novel demonstrates the solid strength of this young cartoonist's storytelling ability. House is a visual and formal tour de force that proclaims Simmons a major cartooning talent of the new century. 80-page b&w 7 x 9 softcover $12.95 (HOUSJS)

Jessica Farm
by Josh Simmons
Like a Lynchian take on Alice in Wonderland, this atmospheric graphic novel fuses serialized adventure, fantasy and psychological horror, all stamped with Simmonss signature macabre sensibility. The seeming innocence of Jessicas world quickly falls away and her humble farmhouse is soon revealed to be a complex labyrinth inhabited by a strange variety of creatures: some whimsical, some sexual, some despairing and some malevolent. This ambitious experiment in world-building is the first installment of a decades-long, life-spanning comics project. 96-page b&w 7 x 8.75 softcover $14.99 (JFARM1)
SEE ALSO: Josh Simmons contributes to our Mome anthologies, page 42

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Is That All There Is?


by Joost Swarte; introduction by Chris Ware
By appropriating and subverting Tintin creator Hergs classic clear line style, Joost Swarte revitalized European alternative comics in the 1970s with a series of satirical, musically elegant, supremely beautifully drawn short stories often featuring his innocent, magnificently-quiffed Jopo de Pojo, or his orotund scientist character, Anton Makassar. Under Swartes own exacting supervision, Is That All There Is? will collect virtually all of his alternative comics work from 1972 to date, including the RAW magazine stories that brought him fame among American comics aficionados in the 1980s. Especially great pains have been taken to match Swartes superb coloring, which includes stories executed in watercolor, comics printed in retro duotones, fiendishly clever use of Zip-a-Tone screens, and much more. (Theres even a story about how to color comics art using those screens, with Makassar as the teacher.) Other noteworthy stories include Swartes take on an episode from Hergs early days, a Fats Domino story, a tribute to the legendary Upside-Downs strip, and a story titled simply Modern Art. Chris Ware provides an appreciative foreword. 144-page full-color 8.5 x 11softcover $25.00 (isthaS)
ALSO AVAILABLE (limited quantities): Hardcover version $35.00 (isthaT) More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/isthatallthereis

The Cavalier Mr. Thompson


by Rich Tommaso
Welcome To Big Spring, Texas and The Cavalier Hotel. A place brimming with all manner of colorful characters horse thieves, roughnecks, shady lawmen, con men, oil barons, gamblers, bootleggers, flappers, dappers, wildcatters, railroad men, drunkards and murderers... Nick Ford, The Cavaliers new hotel dick keeps a sharp eye on folks who may cause trouble. Along with number one son, Sam Hill, The Cavalier should have been easy to patrol and kept duty free of any unsavory activity. That is, until Ross Thompson a slick operator from Chicago turned everything upside down. Now youll have to crack open this here book for yourself to find out just how he done it... 144page 6 x 9 two-color softcover $16.99 (CANMRT)
More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/cavaliermrthompson

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Like a Sniper Lining Up His Shot


by Jacques Tardi and Jean-Patrick Manchette
Martin Terrier, ice-cold mercenary-turned-contract-killer, has his future all mapped out: He has just executed what he intends to be his final job and is ready to move on to the next phase of his life, which involves discreet retirement accompanied by a long-lost girlfriend. But Terriers employers are emphatically not pleased with his decision, old enemies begin to re-emerge, and soon Terrier is forced to once again ply his brutal trade. Manchette (the author of West Coast Blues, also available in a stunning adaptation by Jacques Tardi see below) claimed to have written the novel in an attempt to emulate the ultraviolent, hellbent-for-leather, pitch-black ambiance of Robert Aldrichs Kiss Me Deadly, and Tardi matches him bullet for bullet and blow for blow. As The Village Voice noted of the original novel (La Position du tireur couch, released in English under the title The Prone Gunman by City Lights in 2001), Thirty pages before the finale, its hard not to wonder how the book could possibly end... But the book does end, in circumstances far worse than you might easily imagine, on a note of extraordinary bleakness. 104-page black-and-white 7.75 x 10.75 hardcover $18.99 (snilin)
ALSO AVAILABLE: West Coast Blues 80-page b&w 7.5 x 10.5 hardcover $18.99
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New York Mon Amour


by Jacques Tardi, Bejamin Legrand, and Dominique Grange
New York Mon Amour includes the story that introduced Tardi to American readers two decades ago, Manhattan, and other tales of the Big Apple in one spectacular volume including the novel-length Cockroach Killer. This violent, surreal conspiracy thriller, starring a hapless exterminator named Walter, features a striking two-color black-and-red technique unique in Tardis oeuvre, and remains one of the cartoonists most startling, confounding works. New York Mon Amour is rounded off with two short stories written by Dominique Grange. 84-page two-color 8.25 x 10.75 hardcover $19.99 (NEWYOR)
More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/newyorkmonamour

You Are There

by Jacques Tardi and J.-C. Forest


One of the earliest full-length, standalone graphic novels to be published in Europe, You Are There (Ici Mme) was serialized in the early 1980s and then released in book form. Thirty years later, this dark, funny, consistently surprising masterpiece has finally been translated into English. Written by Barbarella creator Jean-Claude Forest, You Are There is an imaginative satire with a Beckettian twist, culminating in an apocalyptic, hallucinatory finale. Set in Tardis preferred early 20th century milieu, You Are There is drawn in his crisp 1980s neo-clear line style, gorgeously detailed, elegantly stylized, with impossibly deep slabs of black: You Are There is a feast for both the eyes and the brain. 196-page b&w 8.25 x 10.75 hardcover $26.99 (YOUARE)
More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/ youarethere

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The Extraordinary Adventures of Adle Blanc-Sec / The Arctic Marauder


by Jacques Tardi
Both a rip-roaring adventure series set in pre-World War I Paris and a parody of same, Adle Blanc-Sec has been enchanting, thrilling, and puzzling readers worldwide through four decades. In the premiere installment, Adle becomes involved in an interlocking series of mysteries that involve a revived pterodactyl, a frightful on-stage murder, and a demon from the depths of hell plus of course moronic gendarmes and a climax atop the Eiffel Tower. The second volume features mummies, mad scientists, cavemen, and a very definitive ending! The Arctic Marauder, an icepunk Jules Verne pastiche executed in an extraordinary faux-woodcut scratchboard style, ties into the Adle series in ways wed rather not spoil here! ADELE VOL. 1: 96-page full-color 8.5 x 11.5 hardcover $24.99 (ADELE1) ADELE VOL. 2: same format and price (ADELE2) THE ARCTIC MARAUDER: 64-page b&w 8.5 x 11.5 hardcover $16.99 (ARCMAR)
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Goddamn This War! and It Was the War of the Trenches


by Jacques Tardi and Jean-Pierre Verney
Created 15 years after his masterpiece It Was the War of the Trenches, Tardis Goddamn This War! is no mere sequel or extension, but a brand new graphic novel that can be read entirely on its own. Deploying a more recent pen-ink-and-watercolor technique Tardis splintered narrative covers all six years of the war from the point of view of an unnamed soldier. The bold colors of the early chapters fade into a grimy monochromatic haze as the war drags on. Includes an extensive year-byyear historical text section written by Tarids WWI historian Jean-Pierre Verney, along with stunning rare photographs from his personal collection. 152-page full-color 7.25 x 10.5 hardcover $24.99 (GODDAM). IT WAS THE WAR OF THE TRENCHES remains Tardis towering, harrowing, double-EisnerAward-winning masterpiece on the subject. 120-page b&w 7.75 x 10.5 hardcover $24.99 (WARTRE)
ALSO AVAILABLE: The Comics Journal #302 features a brand new, book-length interview with Tardi!! $30.00 (CJ302) More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/goddamnthiswar AVAILABLE IN FEBRUARY 2013

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The Hypo:
by Noah Van Sciver

The Melancholic Young Lincoln


The debut graphic novel from Noah Van Sciver follows the twentysomething Abraham Lincoln as he loses everything. Moving towns with little to his name, he is quickly given a place to stay by a womanizing young bachelor. Lincoln begins friendships with the towns lawyers and politicians; even courting a young woman. But, as time passes and uncertainty creeps in, young Lincoln battles depression (which he calls the hypo), culminating in a nervous breakdown that threatens his life. Dense crosshatching and an attention t o detail help bring together this original telling of a man driven to overcome all obstacles and become the person he strives to be. All the while unknowingly laying the foundation of character he would use as one of Americas greatest presidents. 192-page b&w 7.25 x 9.25 hardcover $24.99. (HYPO)
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Ralph Azham Vol. 1:


Why Would You Lie to Someone You Love?
by Lewis Trondheim and Brigitte Findakly
Within his tiny village, Ralph Azham is considered a useless, insolent lay-about particularly since he was supposed to be a Chosen One. (Things didnt work out.) Yet his few unique abilities (he can predict births and deaths) suggests there is more than meets the eye. And when the terrifying Horde stages a raid on his village, Ralph takes the young villager Raoul under his (literal) wing and sets out for adventure... Funny yet serious, wildly inventive, the prolific Trondheims latest venture features stunningly rich coloring by his longtime collaborator Brigitte Findakly, and is presented in a distinctive landscape format. 96-page full-color 8.25 x 6.375 hardcover $14.99 (RALAZ1)
More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/ralphazham1

ALSO BY LEWIS TRONDHEIM: McCONEY BOOK 1: HARUM SCARUM, 48pp. s/c, $10.95 (MCCON1) and McCONEY BOOK 2: THE HOODOODAD, 48pp. s/c, $10.95 (MCCON32) Two full-length, full-color stories in the European format by Trondheim featuring his bunny. | APPROXIMATE CONTINUUM COMICS, 160 pp., $18.99 (APPROX) Upon its publication 20 years ago, this beautifully-drawn book set the standard for the honest, often hilarious chronicling of a cartoonists life. | THE NIMROD #4-7, 32pp., $3.95 each (NIMR04-07) All-Trondheim comics, including a McConey story in #4 and Genesis Apocalypto in #5 (warning: #6-7 serialize Approximate Continuum). | See also MOME #68 (page 42) for his At Loose Ends serial.

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Blacklung
by Chris Wright
Blacklung is a sweeping, magisterially conceived, visually startling tale of violence, amorality, fortitude, and redemption, one part Melville, one part Peckinpah. After an act of terrible violence, the teacher is brought before the ships captain and instructed to use his literary skills to aid him in writing his memoirs. As the captains protected confidant the teacher bears witness to monstrous brutality, relentless cruelty, strange wisdom, and a journey of redemption through loss of faith. Blacklung is a story that could only exist in sequential pictures densely textured, highly stylized, delicately and boldly rendered drawings that is, taken together, wholly original. 128-page b&w 9 x 12 hardcover $24.99 (BLACKL)
More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/blacklung

Youll Never Know Book 3:


Soldiers Heart
by Carol Tyler
Youll Never Know is the first graphic novel by Carol Tyler. Stunningly rendered in detailed inks and subtle All mails pie order co watercolors, it tells the story d autographe of the 50-something authors by author! relationship with her World War II veteran father, and how his war experience shaped her childhood and affected her relationships in adulthood. Youll Never Know refers not only to the title of her parents courtship song from that era, but also to the many challenges the author encountered in uncovering the difficult and painful truths about her Dads service. In one of the most eagerly-anticipated graphic novels of 2012, the third and final volume, Soldiers Heart, concludes the story in a way that is both surprising and devastating. 128-page 12 x 10.25 full color hardcover $24.99 (NEVKN3)
ALSO AVAILABLE: Youll Never Know Book 1 and 2 (same format), $24.99 each (NEVKNO) and (NEVKN2)

More info & previews (Book 3): www.fantagraphics.com/youllneverknow3 More info & previews (Book 2): www.fantagraphics.com/youllneverknow2 More info & previews (Book 1): www.fantagraphics.com/youllneverknow

ALSO BY CAROL TYLER: LATE BLOOMER, 136pp, h/c $28.95 (LATEB) The biggest, richest

and most delightful collection of Tylers work to date. Tales of loss, difficult relatives and questionable relationships are infused with Tylers rueful humor, pitiless wit and deep empathy. All told, the three-dozen stories here cement Tylers reputation as a cartoonist to be reckoned with. | THE JOB THING, 72pp, s/c $7.95 (JOBAB) The subtitle is stories about shitty jobs and its autobiographical, told with Carol Tylers wry humor.

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Problematic
by Jim Woodring

Sketchbook Drawings 2004 2012


If you are one of the fortunate thousands who enjoy untangling the enigmatic images that fill Jim Woodrings comics and drawings, Problematic is just the book for you to put under your pillow and dream on. Filling at least one pocket-sized Moleskine sketchbook a month since 2004, Problematic is bursting full of concept sketches, figure studies, finished drawings, revenge portraits and scene tryouts. While Woodring found some of the material usable for print, the untamable notions are often the most interesting ones. There are plenty of them in Problematic. 300-page b&w 5 x 7 hardcover $28.99 (PROBJW)
More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/problematic AVAILABLE IN JANUARY 2013

Congress of the Animals


by Jim Woodring
An act of casual rudeness sets into motion a chain of events which propels Frank into a world where he is on his own at last; and like so many who leave home, Frank finds himself contending with realities of which he had no previous inkling. In Congress of the Animals we are treated to the pitiful spectacle of Frank losing his house, taking a factory job, falling in with bad company, fleeing the results of sabotage, escaping the Unifactor in an amusement park ride, surviving a catastrophe at sea, traveling across hostile terrain toward a massive temple seemingly built in his image, being and intervening in an ageold battle in a meadow slathered in black and yellow blood. And when he finally knocks on opportunitys door he finds... Suffice to say he finds what most of us would like to find. 104-page b&w 7.25 x 9.75 hardcover $19.99 (congan)
More info & previews: www.fantagraphics. com/congress-oftheanimals

Weathercraft
by Jim Woodring
Weathercraft is Jim Woodrings first fulllength graphic novel, and it features the same hypnotically gorgeous linework and mystical iconography seen in his earlier work. The iconic Frank has only a brief supporting appearance in Weathercraft, which stars Manhog, Woodrings pathetic, brutish everyman (or everyhog). After enduring 32 pages of almost incomprehensible suffering, Manhog embarks upon a transformative journey and attains enlightenment. He wants to go to celestial realms but instead altruistically returns to the unifactor to undo a wrong he has inadvertently brought about... Weathercraft also co-stars Franks cast of beloved supporting characters, including Franks Faux Pa and the diminutive, mailbox-like Pupshaw and Pushpaw; it is both a fully independent story that is a great introduction to Woodrings world, and a sublime addition to, and extension of, the Frank stories.104-page b&w 7.5 x 9.5 hardcover $19.99 (WEATHE)
More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/weathercraft

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The Frank Book


by Jim Woodring

softcover edition

Readers who havent discovered Jim Woodrings Frank stories will find a treat waiting for them in the pages of this book. Since publication in 1991 of the awardwinning, epoch-making Frank in the River, these lusciously hypnotic fables have dazzled cartoon lovers the world over. Frank is a generic anthropomorph who lives in a world of mysterious and dangerous beauty. Propelled by forces beyond his control, including his own unquenchable curiosity, he finds himself in one bizarre escapade after another, frequently involving the loathsome Manhog or the power-hungry Whim. Luckily, Frank has a protector and ally in the form of his feisty godling companion, Pupshaw. Franks adventures are told in a series of nearly wordless cartoon stories that draw readers deep into a hallucinatory mindscape governed by a profound interior logic that raises The Frank Book to a level above fantasy. Available in a new softcover edition! 352-page b&w 8.75 x 11.25 softcover with a color section $34.99 (FRANSC)

Seeing Things
by Jim Woodring
Jim Woodrings charcoal drawings take the otherworldly qualities of his comics to a higher level of clarity and nuance. These crisply rendered images reflect his life-long obsession with hidden worlds, alternate realities and the inexplicable resonance of the unprecedented and irrational in lucid art. Seeing Things collects the most toothsome of these drawing. The Portfolio in Color appears like a rainbow at the end of all this exalted storminess to send readers out into the world whistling with delight. This new softcover edition features a striking all-new cover design. 104-page b&w/color 8.5 x 11 softcover $16.95 (SEETHS)

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MORE FROM JIM WOODRING: THE (PFRANK) A compact and dazzling col-

PORTABLE FRANK, 200pp., $16.99

lection of the very best Frank stories, personally chosen by Woodring! SEE ALSO: The Comics Journal Special Editions, page 104.

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Barack Hussein Obama


by Steven Weissman
Barack Hussein Obama is not a graphic novel. Its neither a biography nor an experiment, but a whole, fully-realized parallel America, a dada-esque, surrealistic satirical vision that is no more cockeyed than the real thing, its weirdness no more weird, its vision of the world no more terrifying, where the zombie-esque simulacra of Joe Biden and Hillary and Newt and Obama wander, if not exactly through the corridors of power, through an America they made and have to live in, like it or not. Before you lose your will to vote, read Barack Hussein Obama. 112-page full-color 7.25 x 9.25 hardcover $22.99 (BARHUS)
More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/barackhusseinobama

Chocolate Cheeks
by Steven Weissman
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Chocolate Cheeks has arrived to disgust and delight comic-book readers young and old. Sweet Chubby Cheeks and the Pullapart Boy (a 21st Century Frankensteins monster for kids) are driving each other crazy. They go camping, start a business, form a band, join a team, try to make some new friends and engage in a holy war. Things go from worse to worst, though, when the two boys find a cator is it a bird?one hot summer day in a tale that ratchets up the horror and suspense to a truly shocking conclusion (which may not be suitable for the youngest readers). 120-page full-color
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7.5 x 7.5 softcover $16.99

More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/chocolatecheeks


MORE STEVEN WEISSMAN BOOKS: CHEWING GUM IN CHURCH, 104pp. s/c, $14.95 (CHEWG)

The Yikes kids settle into a daily routine of cruelty, failure, jealousy, bitterness, gluttony, sloth, violence, arrogance, and stupidity in a series of full color one-page All mailAll mailstrips. | THE KID FIRECHIEF, 96pp. s/c, $12.95 es es order copi order copi hed hed (KIDFC) Olaf Oedwards travels everywhere (including autograp autograp ! ! or or by auth by auth back in time) on his selfless mission of firefighting. Printed red on yellow. | WHITE FLOWER DAY, 112pp. s/c, $14.95 (WHITEF) Pulllapart Boy has a run-in with his smarty-pants cousin, College Boy; Lil Medusa demonstrates why she has such a hard time making friends; and Lil Bloody joins up with the Lil Tin Stars on a scary journey through the wilderness. | DONT CALL ME STUPID, 96pp. s/c, $12.95 (DONST) Meet the whole Yikes gang in this first collection! | CHAMPS, 96pp. s/c, $12.95 (CHAMP) Its competitive action as you like it, when the Tournament of Big Wheels comes to the Yikes kids neighborhood, and touring champion Johnny Takagi enters into a rivalry with Lil Bloody. | MEAN, 128pp, s/c $16.95 (MEANC) Collecting Weissmans early, self-published, unpublished, and otherwise rare Yikes comics, featuring all your favorites: Lil Bloody and Pullapart Boy, X-Ray Spence and Kid Medusa

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THE IGNATZ SERIES


Presenting the greatest assemblage of international cartooning ever under one imprint! The Ignatz Series is a collection of internationally-produced comics designed midway between comic book pamphlets and graphic novels, at a very reasonable price, all printed in a deluxe, oversize two-color format of jacketed saddle-stitched comics on thick, deluxe stock. All books in the Ignatz Series are 8.5 x 11, duotone or black & white, 32 pages.
BAOBAB #13 by Igort, $7.95 each (BAOBA13) Partly the story of an orphaned Japanese child, partly a graphic noval clef about a George Herriman-like cartoonist of a century ago inventing the medium of fantasy comic strips. | CALVARIO HILLS by Marti, $7.95 (CALVH1) America seen as a racist, corrupt, gun-happy wasteland, in a fabulously dark neo-Chester Gould style... plus new adventures of the legendary Cabbie (For more by Mart, see the new release of The Cabbie Vol. 1 on page 86.) | CHIMERA #1 by Lorenzo Mattotti, $7.95 (CHIME1) A wordless fantasia of birth, death, gods, gods, monsters, and humans, rendered in Mattottis astonishingly gorgeous, hyperexpressive ink-line style. (For more by Mattotti, see his new releases Stigmata and The Raven on page 23.)| DELPHINE #24 by Richard Sala, $7.95 each (DELPH24) In a twisted retelling of Snow White, a lost traveler searches for his lost love and battles witches, werewolves, and a pack of sinister dwarfs. (For much more by Sala, see page 29.) | THE END #1 by Anders Nilsen, $7.95 (END01) This concept album is a meditation on paying attention, an abstracted autobiography and a travelogue, drawn in disparate styles, from iconic to finely rendered. (For more by Nilsen, see his work in Mome on page 42 and his book Monologues for Calculating the Density of Black Holes on page 89.) | GANGES #14 by Kevin Huizenga, $7.95 each (GANGE14) New clear-line autobiographical stories by one todays hottet talents. (For more, see page 82.) | GROTESQUE #14 by Sergio Ponchione, $7.95 each (GROTE14) Ponchione has created a lushly delineated surrealistic mythology in these stories. (See also his full-color short stories in recent issues of MOME on page 42.) | INSOMNIA #13 by Matt Broersma, $7.95 each (INSOM13) An interrelated trio of noir-ish crime tales executed in Matt Broersmas crisp, abstracted style. | INTERIORAE #14 by Gabriella Giandelli, $7.95 each (INTER14) Strange things are happening in an apartment house, including a walking, talking, dream-stealing, invisble white rabbit. (See page 13 for the full-color book version.) | NEW TALES OF OLD PALOMAR #13 by Gilbert Hernandez, $7.95 each (NTOOP13) Gilbert Hernandez returns to his beloved Central American village with all-new stories. (More Palomar on pages 14 and 17.) | NIGER #13 by Leila Marzocchi, $7.95 each (NIGER13) A tiny intruder causes consternation in a community of forest birds in this ecological fable. | REFLECTIONS #13 by Marco Corona, $7.95 each (REFLE13) Part old ladys memoir of her youth, part pirate story (!), done in alternating black-and-white linework and lush two-color washes, Reflections will surprise you. | SAMMY THE MOUSE #13 by Zak Sally, $7.95 each (SAMMY13) Surreal funny-animal antics from the creator of Like a Dog (see page 95). | WISH YOU WERE HERE #1 (The Innocents) and #2 (They Found the Car) by Gipi, $7.95 each (INNOC1, TFOUND) A series of interlocking short stories, by turns haunting and thrilling, featuring a group of characters coming to terms with a past that refuses to stay buried...

SPECIAL OFFER: BUY ANY TWO IGNATZES AND GET THE THIRD IGNATZ FREE! (If ordering online, list your free Ignatzes in the comments field).

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NEWAVE!

The Underground Mini Comix of the 1980s


edited by Michael Dowers
NEWAVE! is a gigantic collection of the best small press cartoonists to emerge in the wake of the first-generation underground cartoonists. By the 1980s this DIY phenomenon became known as Newave Comix. Unrestrained by commercial boundaries or editorial edicts, their work was particularly innovative and experimental, a pioneering force that sowed the seeds for the alternative comix scene today. This obese little tome includes the obscure and the famous alike, featuring seminal work from Daniel Clowes, Fred Hembeck, Gary Panter, Rick Geary, Mary Fleener, XNO, Jim Blanchard, Sam Henderson, J.R. Williams, Steve Willis, Doug Allen, Gary Leib, Mack White, and dozens more, plus a historical introduction and interviews by editor Michael Dowers. 892-page (yes!) b&w 5 x 7 hardcover $24.99 (NEWAVE)
More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/newave

Naked Cartoonists
edited by Gary Groth
In an irreverent twist to the fine art tradition of The Nude, this unique and original collection presents a stripped-down version of the infamous Gallery of Rogues exhibit of cartoonist self-portraits at Ohio State University. The all-star cartoonists inside arent afraid to bare all: Scott (Dilbert) Adams, Sergio (Mad) Aragons, Will (The Spirit) Eisner, Will (Mad) Elder, Jules (Village Voice) Feiffer, Al (Mad Fold-Ins) Jaffee, Lynn (For Better Or For Worse) Johnston, Bil (Family Circus) Keane, Russell (Broom-Hilda) Myers, Charles (Peanuts) Schulz, Jeff (Bone) Smith, Art (Maus) Spiegelman, Mort (Beetle Bailey) Walker, Gahan (The New Yorker) Wilson, and over 50 more! Also includes biographies for each artist, and a foreword by Frank Stack. 156-page full-color 6.25 x 8.25 hardcover $22.99 (NAKCAR)
More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/nakedcartoonists

Hotwire Comics #3
edited by Glenn Head
Anything goes in Hotwire, eschewing literary high-mindedness for pure, gutwrenching viscerality. Hotwire leaps off the page from the get-go with David Sandlins Infernal Combustion, about boozing it up in a broke-down Caddy, and Tim Lanes bit of freight-hopping grit, Spike. Mary Fleener returns with The Judge, a true tale about her own life fending out thugs... with a .38! Meanwhile, Hotwire captain Plus more knockout work by Rick Altergott, Matti Hagelberg, Johnny Ryan, Mats?!, Max Andersson, Sam Henderson, Steve Cerio, Doug Allen, J. Bradley Johnson, Blanquet, Michael Kupperman, Danny Hellman, Mack White, Lorna Miller, David Paleo, Christian Northeast, Karl Wills and Jays Pulga. 136page b&w/color 9 x 12 softcover $22.99 (HOTW3)
ALSO AVAILABLE: Hotwire Comix #1 $19.99 (HOTW1) and Hotwire Comix #2 $19.99 (HOTW2), featuring more great, outrageous comics.

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No Straight Lines:
edited by Justin Hall

Four Decades of Queer Comics


This book celebrates the vibrant artistic underground of LGBTQ cartooning by gathering together a huge collection of excellent stories that can be enjoyed by all. No Straight Lines showcases major names such as Alison Bechdel, Howard Cruse (Stuck Rubber Baby), and Ralf Knig (one of Europes most popular cartoonists), as well as high-profile, crossover creators who have flirted with the world of comics, such as legendary NYC artist David Wojnarowicz and media darling and advice columnist Dan Savage. No Straight Lines also spotlights many talented creators who never made it out of the queer comics ghetto, but produced amazing work that deserves wider attention. These comics have forged their aesthetics from the influences of underground comix, gay erotic art, punk zines, and the biting commentaries of drag queens, bull dykes, and other marginalized queers; they have analyzed their own communities, and their relationship with the broader society; they are smart, funny, and profound. 328-page b&w and color 7.75 x 10.25 hardcover $35.00 (NOSTRL)
More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/nostraightlines

Abstract Comics
edited by Andrei Molotiu
Beginning with the experiments of Saul Steinberg, artists have played with the possibility of comics containing little to no representational imagery. Abstract Comics is the first collection devoted to this budding genre. It gathers experiments in the form by cartoonists primarily known for other types of comics psychedelic Undergroundera excursions by R. Crumb and Victor Moscoso are followed by pieces by Gary Panter, Patrick McDonnell, Lewis Trondheim, James Kochalka, J.R. Williams, and Warren Craghead alongside little-known pioneers and recent creators devoted to perfecting the form. Abstract Comics gathers work from around the globe and highlights a wide variety of approaches that result in work that is graphically bold and often surprisingly humorous or emotionally disturbing. 232-page b&w/color 8.5 x 11 hardcover $39.99 (ABSTRA)
More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/abstractcomics

From Wonderland With Love


edited by Steffen Rayburn-Maarup
This eye-popping anthology introduces adventurous readers to 19 exciting talents from Denmark, most of whom are taking their first bow on the English-speaking stage. Nikoline Werdelins stunning, Eisner Award-nominated Because I Love You So Much is a slice-of-life daily strip about a suburban couple who discover their daughter is being molested. Julie Nords elegantly drawn From Wonderland With Love is a modernistic riff on Alice in Wonderland, and Ib Kjeldsmarks Sloth is a riotously punk-inflected day-glo duo-toned road trip. Plus visually explosive silent comics by Mrdn Smet, sinister Lynchian surrealism, a watercolored animal fable, a meticulous nightmare yarn...176- page b&w/color 8 x 11.25 softcover $29.99
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More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/fromwonderland

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Mome

edited by Gary Groth and Eric Reynolds


MOME was a quarterly anthology showcasing the best new talent of the aughts rising cartoon generation. Anchored by a core roster of contributors, the series also featured surprise guests, as well as gorgeous design by Jordan Crane. MOME was conceived as a contemporary literary journal, though one that told its stories via the medium of comics, rather than prose. 120-136-page b&w/color 7 x 9 softcovers $14.95 each (MOME1, 2, 410); $14.99 each (MOME1122); $24.99 (MOME23) Visit fantagraphics.com for a full rundown of each volume.

PIN-UPS

edited by Alex Chun et al.


THE GLAMOUR GIRLS OF BILL WARD, 176pp. s/c, $24.95 (BWARDS) Features the best o f Wards Humorama work, including a selection of Wards famously buxom telephone girls, mostly shot from original art and printed in stunning full color. | The Classic Pin-up Art of Jack Cole, 104pp. s/c, $18.99 (CLASJS) Justly celebrated as the creator of Plastic Man, Jack Cole created some of his most beautiful work for the Humorama line of pin-ups so beautiful that his next stop would be Playboy! (See page 67 for more Cole.) | THE PIN-UP ART OF DAN DECARLO VOLUME 2, 216pp. s/c, $18.95 (DANDC2) So nice we had to go to the same well twice! More saucy pin-ups from one of the all-time great cute-girl artists sorry, Volume One is sold out. (See also Bill Morrison's DeCarlo biography, Innocence and Seduction, on page 101). | THE GLAMOR GIRLS OF DON FLOWERS, 296pp. s/c, $19.95 (FLOWER) Flowers had one of the most fluid lines ever to grace the comics page, and nowhere was this more evident than in his quintessential singlepanel pin-up cartoon, the aptly named Glamor Girls. | THE PIN-UP ART OF BILL WENZEL, 216pp. s/c, $18.95 (WENZEL) Wenzel set himself apart from his peers with his decidedly more Rubenesque rendering of the female form. Aloof secretaries or smoldering vixens, Wenzels women carried their weight well, the better to hold up their ample chests. | AN ORGY OF PLAYBOYS ELDON DEDINI, 220pp. h/c with DVD, $39.95 (DEDINI) The first retrospective collection of Dedinis work gathers in one volume the most sophisticated, elegant and funny gag panels of the past six decades. Also includes an exclusive documentary DVD! | THE PIN-UP ART OF HUMORAMA, 216pp. s/c, $19.99 (PINHU1) A selection of girlie pin-ups published in the 1950s by Abe Goodman (brother to Marvel Comics publisher Martin Goodman!) is his cheap little magazines by the likes of Playboys Jack Cole, Archies Dan DeCarlo and glamour girl legend Bill Ward, as well as Basil Wolverton, MADs Dave Berg (The Lighter Side), and future syndicated cartoonists Bill Hoest (The Lockhorns) and Brad Anderson (Marmaduke). Plus Foreword and bonus pinup by noted purveyor of comics raunch Howard Chaykin.

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BLAB!

edited by Monte Beauchamp


The preeminent anthology of painting and the illustration arts, BLAB! is a coffee-table showcase of fine art, illustration, and comix, and a gold standard in the work of the professional visual arts. BLAB!s list of contributors past and present reads like a Whos Who of the contemporary visual art world including Mark Ryden, Chris Ware, Gary Panter, Joe Coleman, Gary Baseman, Richard Sala, Walter Minus, Doug Allen, Archer Prewitt, Spain Rodriguez, Stephane Blanquet, Peter Kuper, Drew Friedman, Jonathon Rosen, Mark Mothersbaugh, Sue Coe, Camille Rose Garcia, David Sandlin, Bob Staake, Skip Williamson, Tim Biskup, Shag and many more. Plus vintage novelties and oddities and other surprises. Visit our website for a detailed description of each issues contents: http://www.fantagraphics.com/blab Volumes 1113, 1518: All 120-page part-color softcovers, all $19.95 except Vol. 18, $22.95 (BLAB1113, 1518)

BLAB! StorybooKS
This series of original picto-novelettes is curated and designed by Monte Beauchamp, who has selected the crme de la crme of the art and illustration world from the pages of BLAB! to produce their own full-length works. Although presented in a faux childrens-book format, these books are aimed squarely at adults and young adults. 10 x 10 hardcovers $14.95 each except as noted.
OLD JEWISH COMEDIANS (OLDJEW, $14.95), MORE OLD JEWISH COMEDIANS (MORJEW, $16.99), EVEN MORE OLD JEWISH COMEDIANS (OLDJEW, $14.95) all by Drew Friedman: Portraits of Jewish comedians born before 1930 from Milton Berle to Henny Youngman. Who pays retail? Buy all three for the bargain price of $39.99 (JEWBAR) and see more great Friedman work on page 78! | THE MAGIC BOTTLE by Camille Rose Garcia, $14.95 (MBOTTL) A creepy fairytale: Lulu Blackenshoe finds a magic bottle containing an old pirates map that shows the way to the Peppermint Islands... | DARLING CHRI by Walter Minus $14.95 (DARCHE) Sensually illustrated story of a young woman penning her final goodbye letter to her lover. | AN ALPHABETICAL BALLAD OF CARNALITY by David Sandlin $14.95 (ALHPAB) A rhyming sintemental education in 26 easy steps. | STRUWWELPETER by Bob Staake $14.95 (STRUWW) A gorgeously stylized adaptation of the cruel childreans classic by New Yorker cover artist. | SHAG: A TO Z by Shag $16.95 (SHAGA) 26 stunning original paintings by the modern master of cocktail art. | SHEEP OF FOOLS by Sue Coe and Judith Brody, $14.95 (SHEEPF) Scathing PETA-approved attack on transoceanic livestock transportation, told as a childrens picture book.

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The Brinkley Girls


by Nell Brinkley; edited by Trina Robbins
For over 30 years Nell Brinkleys gorgeous girls pirouetted, waltzed, Charlestoned, vamped and shimmied their way through the pages of William Randolph Hearsts newspapers, captivating the American public with their innocent sexuality. This sumptuously designed oversized hardcover edition collects Brinkleys breathtakingly spectacular, exquisitely colored full page art from 1913 to 1940, including silent movie serial inspired adventures, flapper comics, and the pulp magazine inspired Heroines of Today, plus photos, reproductions of her heretofore unseen paintings, and much more, including a typically informative and insightful biographical introduction from Robbins! 136-page full-color 9.75 x 13.25 hardcover $29.99 (BRINKG)
More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/brinkleygirls

Nancy Likes Christmas


by Ernie Bushmiller; introduction by Bill Griffith

The second volume in our series, Nancy Likes Christmas features three more full years of Ernie Bushmillers beloved comic strip (1946-1948), featuring nearly one thousand meticulously restored daily strips from its post-WorldWar II graphic high point superbly crafted but not yet quite stylized into the almost machine-life sleekness of later decades. And what can you say about the jokes in Nancy other than that, contrary to its reputation for a zen-like, ultra-square oddness, many of them are actually just extremely funny? Nancy Likes Christmas is topped off with a new introduction by Zippy the Pinhead creator Bill Griffith, a lifelong fan of Nancy and admirer of Bushmillers genius, and once again designed with pop-art snap and crackle by Fantagraphics senior designer Jacob Covey. 360-page b&w 8.5 x 8.5 Flexibound softcover $24.99 (NANV02)
ALSO AVAILABLE: Nancy Is Happy, featuring every strip from 1943-1945 and an introduction by the one and only Daniel Clowes. 360-page b&w 8.5 x 8.5 Flexibound softcover $24.99 (NANV01) More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/nancylikeschristmas

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Captain Easy: Soldier of Fortune Vol. 3


Complete Sunday Newspaper Strips 19381940
by Roy Crane
Long before the first superhero, Roy Cranes courageous, indomitable, and cliff-ganging rough guy served as the template for characters that later defined comic books, and set the aesthetic standards for the newspaper strip. This third of four oversized, full-color volume of Captain Easy reprints features what many consider the absolute peak of the series: Temple of the Swinks, in which Wash and Easy discover an ancient temple with statues of an unknown animal called a swink... a real-life specimen of which shows up! In other stories, Wash and Easy sail for Singapore aboard a dhow with a cargo of wild animals, crash land a plane on an island inhabited by (inevitably) pirates and (just as inevitably) beautiful women, and sail the South Seas in a schooner whose villainous captain plans to rob them. When they return to America, Wash Tubbs pet swink draws huge crowds and a reputation for being worth a million dollars. Then Wash and Easy travel to Peru to rescue an American lost in the jungle and, in the cover-featured story, Easy goes deep sea diving in search of a beautiful girls lost diamond. 138-page full-color 10.5 x 14.75 hardcover $39.99 (CEASY3)
ALSO AVAILABLE: Volume 1 (19331935) and Volume 2 (19361937) $39.99 each (CEASY1) and (CEASY1) More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/captaineasy3

Buz Sawyer Vol. 2:


by Roy Crane

Sultrys Tiger

With this volumes Buz Sawyer dailies from 1945 to 1947, Roy Crane truly hit his stride both as a writer and as a cartoonist. World War II has ended; with so many pilots mustered out at the end of the war, jobs for pilots are hard to find, and Buzs record as a hot-shot pilot does not recommend him to commercial airlines. He finally finds the perfect job as a troubleshooter, flying to trouble spots all over the world. He encounters Sultry, the beautiful and dangerous woman he met on a Japanese-held island during the war; he travels to the arctic to stop the Mad Baron, an insane exNazi; and, in the only adventure to combine the daily and Sunday story lines, he teams up with his old pal Roscoe Sweeney to discover a fabulous ancient Mayan treasure. (This book reprints the Sunday pages from this adventure in full color for the first time.) 210-page b&w 9 x 8.5 hardcover $35.00 (BUZSA2)
ALSO AVAILABLE: Buz Sawyer Vol. 1: The War in the Pacific $35.00 (BUZSA1) More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/buzsawyer1

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Mysterious Traveler:
by Steve Ditko; edited by Blake Bell

The Steve Ditko Archives Vol. 3


Mysterious Traveler: The Steve Ditko Archives Vol. 3 continues to showcase the artists 1950s work, in a series that began with the 2009 Strange Suspense: The Steve Ditko Archives Vol. 1 and the 2010 Unexplored Worlds: The Steve Ditko Archives Vol. 2 both following up on Strange and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko, Blake Bells 2008 critically-acclaimed retrospective of Ditkos career. For the first time, spectacular full-color reprints of stories are on display from the peak period of his career as an artist. Five years before his breakthrough at Marvel with Spider-Man, Ditko was churning out horror and sci-fi stories for Charlton Comics. But churning out isnt fair delighted by Charltons creative laissez-faire attitude, Ditko in fact created some of of the best work of his career for such books as Tales of the Mysterious Traveler and This Magazine Is Haunted. The book also features editor Bells insightful introduction, providing historical background and speaking to Ditkos influence and his unique craft. 224-page full-color 7.25 x 9.5 hardcover $39.99 (UNEXWO)
ALSO AVAILABLE: Ditko Archives Vol. 1: Strange Suspense, same format and price (SSUSP1), Ditko Archives Vol. 2: Unexplored Worlds, same format and price (UNEXPL) More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/ditkoarchives

Strange and Stranger:


The World of Steve Ditko
by Blake Bell
Steve Ditko is best known as the co-creator, with Stan Lee, of Spider-Man, Dr. Strange, and other classic Marvel and DC characters. But, in the context of Steve Ditkos 50-year career in comics, his creative involvement with Spider-Man is merely the tip of the iceberg. Strange & Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko is a coffee table art book tracing Ditkos life and career, his unparalleled stylistic innovations, and his strict adherence to his philosophical principles, with lush displays of obscure and popular art from the thousands of pages of comics hes drawn over the last 55 years. 216-page full-color 9 x 12 hardcover $39.99 (SSDTK)

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Amazing Mysteries:
by Bill Everett; edited by Blake Bell

The Bill Everett Archives Vol. 1


This book collects over 200 pages of Everetts earliest, never-before-reprinted work from titles such as Amazing Mystery Funnies (1938), Amazing-Man Comics (1939), Target Comics (1940), Heroic Comics (1940), and Blue Bolt Comics (1940). These titles feature an endless array of great vintage Everett characters such as Amazing-Man, Hydroman, Skyrocket Steele, Sub-Zero, The Chameleon, and many more, all produced by Everetts shop Funnies, Inc. for such clients as Centaur, Novelty Press, and Eastern Color, and all displaying Everetts brilliant cartooning and energetic storytelling. The Bill Everett Archives is a stunning companion to Blake Bells 2010 critically Fire and Water: Bill Everett, The Sub-Mariner and the Birth of Marvel Comics. This volume follows the format of Bells Steve Ditko Archives series (see facing pgae): never-before-reprinted, beautifully restored, full-color stories from one of comic books greatest visionaries and most accomplished artists. Also includes an introduction by Bell that delves even deeper into Everetts life, fiery personality, and the history of the era. 224-page full-color 7.25 x 9.5 hardcover $39.99 (AMAMYS)
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Fire & Water:


by Blake Bell

Bill Everett, the Sub-Mariner and the Birth of Marvel Comics


In 1939, Marvel Comics launched its comics line with a four-color magazine starring a daring new antihero: The Sub-Mariner. As created by the great Bill Everett, the Sub-Mariner was an angry half-breed (half-man, half sea-creature) who loathed and fought against all mankind until he joined the Allied Forces to defeat the Nazis during World War II. The Sub-Mariner alone would have insured any cartoonists place in comics history. But Everett was a master of many kinds of comics: romance, crime, humor, and horror (for which he produced work of such beauty that he ranks with the legendary EC artists artists). Compiled with the aid and assistance of Everetts family, friends, and cartoonist peers, this is an intimate biography of a troubled man; an eye-popping collection of Everetts comics, sketchbook drawings, and illustration art (including spectacular samples from his greatest published work as well as never-beforeseen private drawings); and an in-depth look at his involvement in the birth of the company that would revolutionize pop culture forever: Marvel Comics! 216-page full-color 9 x 12 hardcover $39.99 (FIRWAT)
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Prince Valiant Vol. 6: 19471948


by Hal Foster
Hal Fosters masterpiece of adventure enters its second decade as Valiant and Aleta journey to The New World, a 16-month epic that allows Foster to draw some of his spectacular native Canadian backgrounds, and during which Aleta gives birth to Arn and acquires her Indian nurse, Tillicum. Most of the rest of the book is taken up with the action-packed five-month sequence The Mad King, during which Val, back at Camelot, confronts the evil, fat little King Tourien of Cornwall. This volume is rounded off with an essay by Foster scholar Brian M. Kane (The Prince Valiant Companion) discussing Fosters depiction of Indians as it relates to other interpretations of the times, accompanied by various graphic goodies such as a previously unpublished camping cartoon by Foster from circa 1915, some of Fosters Mountie paintings, Fosters own map of Vals voyage to/from the New World, more rare photos and art and a spectacular fold-out of an original watercolored Foster page! As always, this volume is shot directly from Fosters personal collection of syndicate proofs, their glorious colors restored to create an unprecedentedly sumptuous reading experience. 112-page full-color 10.5 x 14.25 hardcover $35.00 (Princevaliant6)
Also available: Prince Valiant Vol. 1 (19371938), Prince Valiant Vol. 2 (19391940), Prince Valiant Vol. 3 (19411942), Prince Valiant Vol. 4 (1943 1944), and Prince Valiant Vol. 5 (19451946) (PVAL01, PVAL02, PVAL03, PVAL04, PVAL05). More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/princeval AVAILABLE IN JANUARY 2013 iant6

The Definitive Prince Valiant Companion


by Brian M. Kane
Compiled by award-winning Foster biographer Brian M. Kane, The Definitive Prince Valiant Companion updates the original versions story synopsis section with over thirty years of material and newly compiles rare and new articles such as a never before reprinted newspaper feature from 1949; Fosters final interview; interviews with Fosters successors John Cullen Murphy, Gary Gianni and Mark Schultz; a new, in-depth article by Kane on Fosters artistic influences; a Foreword by comics historian Brian Walker; and an Introduction by Ray Bradbury. The icing on the cake: a sixteen-page color section of carefully selected strips from the entire run of the comic. 160-page b&w/color 8.5 x 11 hardcover $39.99 (PVCOMH); softcover $24.99 (PVCOMS)
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Jack Davis: Drawing American Pop Culture


by Jack Davis
Jack Davis: Drawing American Pop Culture features the greatest collection in both quantity and quality of Jack Daviss work ever assembled! It includes work from every stage of his long and varied career: excerpts of satirical drawings from his college humor zine, The Bull Sheet; examples of his comics work from EC, MAD, Humbug, Trump, and obscure work he did for other companies in the 1950s such as Dell; movie posters including Its a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, The Bad News Bears, Woody Allens Bananas, and others; LP jacket art for such musicians as Spike Jones and Ben Cooler; cartoons and illustrations from Playboy, Sports Illustrated, Time, TV Guide, Esquire, and many others; unpublished illustrations and drawings Davis did as self-promotional pieces, proposed comic strips that never sold (such as his Civil War epic Beaureagard), finished drawings for unrealized magazine projects and even illustrations unearthed in the Davis archives that the artist himself cant identify! 192-page full-color 10 x 13 hardcover $49.99 (ARTJAC)
More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/artofjackdavis

Mr. Twee Deedle:

Raggedy Anns Sprightly Cousin The Forgotten Fantasy Masterpiece of Johnny Gruelle
by Johnny Gruelle; edited by Rick Marschall
Unjustly forgotten by history and never before reprinted since its first appearance in Americas newspapers from 1911 to 1914, Raggedy Ann creator Johnny Gruelles Mr. Twee Deedle is a classic of comic-strip fantasy fully on the level of Little Nemo in Slumberland (which it was in fact created to replace when Nemo was stolen by a rival paper). This huge volume presents the first year of this forgotten masterpiece as well as selected episodes from later years, as well as special drawings, promotional material, and related artwork. The title character is a magical wood sprite who befriends the strips two human children, Dickie and Dolly. Gruelle depicts a charming, fantastical childs world, filled with light whimsy and outlandish surrealism. The artwork is among the most stunning to ever grace an American newpaper page, and Gruelles painterly color (reproduced with the usual eye-popping Fantagraphics quality in a huge format) makes every page look like it was created on a canvas.128-page full-color 14 x 18 hardcover $75.00 (MRTWEE)
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Krazy & Ignatz 19221924


At Last My Drim of Love Has Come True
by George Herriman; introduction by Bill Blackbeard
...as have readers dreams of a komplete set of Krazy Kat Sundays! The 13th and last of the Fantagraphics collections of Sunday Krazy Kat strips features three years of classic Kat strips, plus the complete year of Us Husbands (a little-seen domestic-comedy strip Herriman did in the 1920s as a sideline), as well as the first look in a century at what might be Herrimans very first continuing strip! Plus more rare art including an undated Sunday strip presented here for the first time, the rarely-seen 10-week Saturday run of full-color strips, an article on the Krazy Kat ballet, and updated and expanded DeBaffler endnotes explaining some of the arcana behind the strips jokes. 264-page black-and-white 9 x 12 paperback with extensive color sections $24.99 (KRIG13)
More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/krazy1922-1924

addition to the full-color, full-page Sundays, this final volume (chronologically speaking) features scores of late daily strips and more rare artwork, and a concluding essay by editor Bill Blackbeard. | 19411942, 120pp. s/c, $19.95 (KRIG9) Two full years of Herriman Krazy Kat Sunday strips in color...what more could you want? Well, there is also a smartly written essay by Jeet Heer on George Herrimans exquisite use of language, another rare photo of Herriman, and another spectacular never-before-seen Herriman color piece. But mostly its the strips, 104 gorgeous, splendid, touching, mystifying, hilarious masterpieces. | 19391940, 120pp. s/c, $19.95 (KRIG8) A Brick Stuffed with Moom-bims features more Herriman paintings... and of course two years worth of strips. | 19371938, 120pp. s/c, $19.95 (KRIG7) Shifting Sands Dusts Its Cheeks in Powdered Beauty is the second color volume, with half-dozen or so pages worth of never-before-seen Herriman memorabilia squozen in. | 19351936, 120pp. s/c, $19.95 (KRIG6) A Wild Warmth of Chromatic Gravy collects the very first full-color Sunday Krazy Kat strips beginning in June 1935. With a flood of rare art and a revelatory essay by journalist and critic Jeet Heer. | KRAZY & IGNATZ IN BLACK & WHITE: 19331934, 120pp. s/c, $19.95 (KRIG5) Necromancy by the Blue Bean Bush is adance with nearly two full years of the Sunday Krazy Kat the last year before the switch to color snug between multiple pages of Herriman extras. | 19311932, 120pp. s/c, $19.95 (KRIG4) A Kat Alilt with Song includes rare Herriman extras such as early strips, gag cartoons, vignettes of the Coconino Kast of Kharacters drawn for Kat fans, and more, in addition to two full years of Sunday strips. | 19291930, 120pp. s/c, $19.95 (KRIG3) A Mice, a Brick, a Lovely Night is back in print again! | 19271928, 120pp. s/c, $19.95 (KRIG2) Love Letters in Ancient Brick is the second black and white volume and includes a fascinating essay on the series' ties to the vaudeville tradition. | 19251926, 120pp. s/c, $19.95 (KRIG1) There Is A Heppy Lend Fur Fur A-Waay is the first Fantagraphics volume, collecting what many consider to be Herrimans prime. |19191921, 160pp. s/c, $24.99 (KRIG12) A Kind, Benevolent, and Amiable Brick collects yet another three years worth of Kat strips. | 19161918, 160pp. s/c, $24.99 (KRIG13) Love in a Kestle or Love in a Hut The first three years of the Krazy Kat Sunday! | Krazy & Ignatz: The Kat Who Walked in Beauty, 114pp. h/c, $29.95 (KATBEA) A unique, 15 x 11, hardcover stand-alone collection of some of the most graphic and brilliantly conceived daily strips ever created, along with many other gems, including the very first stand-alone Krazy & Ignatz strips and more rarities.

MORE KRAZY KAT KOLLECTIONS: KRAZY & IGNATZ IN COLOR: 19431944, 120pp. s/c, $19.95 (KRIG10) In

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Krazy & Ignatz: First Sundays


by George Herriman; introduction by Bill Blackbeard
First Sundays collects the three Krazy & Ignatz softcover books which comprehensively compile the first nine years (1916 through 1924) of Krazy Kat Sunday strips, under one set of hardcovers. The covers to the original three softcover books are not included, but literally everything else is, including nine years worth of black-and-white masterpieces (and 10 color strips), plus all the bonuses (other rare strips such as Herrimans recently-discovered very first continuing series, and the entire Us Husbands). 600-page black-and-white 9 x 12 hardcover with some color $95.00 (KRIGH1)
ALSO AVAILABLE: Krazy & Ignatz: Third Sunday Deluxe Hardcover (1935 1944) 600-page full-color 9 x 12 hardcover $95.00 (KRIGH3) [Sorry, Second Sunday is sold out and will NOT be reprinted; check eBay and Amazon.coms sellers for copies.]

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The Complete Pogo Vol. 2:


Bona Fide Balderdash
by Walt Kelly; edited by Carolyn Kelly
volume begins, Walt Kellys long professional experience (including seven years creating Pogo stories for comic books) had him at the peak of his powers, and this book features page after page of gorgeously drawn, hilarious vaudevillian dialogue and action among the swamp denizens, as well as Kellys increasingly sharp-tongued political satire especially on display during the 1952 election season. New arrivals include Tammanany the Tiger, the voluble P.T. Bridgeport, the sinister Sarcophagus MacAbre Uncle Antler the bull moose... and the bats Bewitched, Bothered, and Bemildred. The two years of daily strips in this volume have been collected before but in now long out of print books; and even there they were not as meticulously restored and reproduced as here! Bona Fide Balderdash also reprints, for the first time ever in full color, the two years of Sunday pages, carefully restored and color-corrected, shot from the finest copies available. This second volume also includes a new introduction by the legendary author, recording artist, and satirist Stan Freberg. 356-page b&w and color 11 x 9 hardcover $39.99 (CPOGO2)
ALSO AVAILABLE: The Complete Pogo Vol. 1: Into the Wild Blue Wonder (same

Even though Pogo had been in syndication for less than two years as this

format and price, CPOGO1) $39.99 and the Pogo Vols. 1/2 Box Set (CPOGB1), $69.99

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ALSO BY WALT KELLY: OUR GANG VOLUMES 1, 3, and 4. Before he rose to fame with Pogo, Walt Kelly created literally hundreds of pages of comics featuring the Little Rascals of film fame. Each book collects a slew of these classics, with covers by Jeff (Bone) Smith. 112pg full-color 7 x 10 s/c $12.99 (OURGA1 and OURGA2) $14.99 (OURGA3 and OURGA4)

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Blazing Combat
written and edited by Archie Goodwin
Written and edited by Archie Goodwin and drawn by such luminaries as Frank Frazetta, Wally Wood, John Severin, Alex Toth, Al Williamson, Russ Heath, Reed Crandall, and Gene Colan, Warren Publishings Blazing Combat originally seared newsstands nationwide in 1965 and 66. Following in the tradition of Harvey Kurtzmans Two-Fisted Tales and Frontline Combat, Goodwins stories reflected the human realities and personal costs of war rather than exploiting the clichs of the traditional mens adventure genre. In addition to sparklingly crisp reproductions of the complete run scanned from original negatives, this collection includes interviews with Goodwin and the original publisher James Warren, who discuss the death of Blazing Combat and market censorship as well as the creative gestation of the series. 208-page b&w 8 x 10 softcover $19.99 (blazsc)
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I Shall Destroy All the Civilized Planets! / You Shall Die From Your Own Evil Creation!
Comics and More Comics of Fletcher Hanks
edited by Paul Karasik
The superhero Stardust gazes down at evil-doers from space and doles out ice cold slabs of poetic justice with his wizardry. A villain out to kidnap all the heads of state gets turned into a giant head, himself no body, just a head! The jungle protectress, Fantomah, looks like Jean Harlow in a skin-tight black negligee. But when she sees evil transpire, her head transforms into a flaming skull and she tosses the villain to gorillas who graphically tear the guy limb from limb. Welcome to the bizarre world of Fletcher Hanks, Super Wizard of the inkwell. Fletcher Hanks worked for only a few years in the earliest days of the comic book industry (19391941), and his work was largely forgotten for decades. But among aficionados he is legendary. Hanks drew in a variety of genres depicting sciencefiction saviors, white women of the jungle, and he-man loggers. Cartoonist Paul Karasik has spent years tracking down these obscure and hard to find stories buried in the back of long-forgotten comic book titles; in so doing, he also uncovered a dark secret: why Hanks disappeared from the comics scene. These Eisner Award winning books collect all of his known stories, plus an Afterword which solves the mystery of Whatever Happened to Fletcher Hanks, the mysterious cartoonist who created a hailstorm of tales of brutal retribution... and then vanished. I Shall Destroy: 120-page full-color 8.5 x 11 softcover $19.95 (ISHALL) You Shall Die: 224-page full-color 8.5 x 11 softcover $24.99 (YSHALL)
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Young Romance:
by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon

The Best of Simon & Kirbys Romance Comics


Together, Joe Simon and Jack Kirby created such classic two-fisted comic series as Captain America, Boys Ranch, The Newsboy Legion, and The Boy Commandos. But few people realize that one of their greatest successes from 1947, when they singlehandedly created the genre, to the end of the 1950s was... romance comics! In such best-selling titles as Young Love and Real Western Romances, Simon and Kirby delighted a generation of girls and women (and probably a fair number of boys and men as well) with hundreds of charming and endlessly inventive stories of love and heartbreak. And now, for the first time since their original publication in the 1940s and 1950s, 21 of these classics have been meticulously restored and are printed herein in full, glorious color. So get out your handkerchiefs and enjoy the trials, tribulations, tragedies and triumphs of Suzi, Marjorie, Annaliese, Toni, Kathy, Sari... and 15 other star-crossed young lovers from half a century ago. 208-page full-color paperback $29.99 (YOUROM)

Dennis the Menace


by Hank Ketcham
Dennis vaults into the 1960s with his anarchic spirit still intact. As always, this book is a series of unrelated panel gags (with the exception of one week-long story involving Denniss mildmannered grandpa), but what gags! Hank Ketcham is legendary for being one of the most exquisitely skilled cartoonists of all time, and each and every panel is a small masterpiece of design and draftsmanship. Denniss foils in this ling-running and beloved strip his long-suffering parents, their neighbors the Wilsons, his dog Ruff, his best pal Joey, his nemesis Margaret, and a seemingly endless parade of babysitters, as well as hapless shopowners, policemen, teachers, and family friends all come to realize that its Denniss world... they just live in it! 672-page b&w 5.5 x 6.25 hardcover $24.99 (DENN06)
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MORE DENNIS: DENNIS THE MENACE 19591960 (VOL. 5), 672pp. h/c, $24.95 (DENN05) Two more years of great Dennis panels as the 50s wind down.| DENNIS THE MENACE 19571958 (VOL. 4), 672pp. h/c, $24.95 (DENN04) Introducing the anti-Margaret: Gina! | DENNIS THE MENACE 19551956 (VOL. 3), 672pp. h/c, $24.95 (DENN03) Dennis actually flirts with a girl, exacerbates confrontations between Dad and the police, and stymies hapless baby-sitters. | 19531954 (VOL. 2), 672pp. h/c, $24.95 (DENN02) An elderly

neighboring couple (him cranky, her sweet) begins to appear now and again... poor George and Martha Wilson, little do they realize whats in store for them! | 19511952 (VOL. 1), 624pp. h/c, $24.95 (DENN01) The first volume captures Dennis debut in 16 American newspapers on March 14, 1951. With a foreword by Patrick McDonnell (Mutts) and an introduction by Brian Walker. | 19511954 BOXED SET, $39.95 (DBX1&2) The first two hardcover volumes of the Complete Dennis the Menace, comprising the entire first four years of the strip, are assembled in a gorgeous, durable slipcase.

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Humbug

by Harvey Kurtzman, Will Elder, Arnold Roth, Al Jaffee, and Jack Davis
If you know Harvey Kurtzman from EC Comics, MAD, Little Annie Fanny, or even Goodman Beaver, The Jungle Book, and Hey, Look, you may think youve seen the best of Kurtzman. WRONG! In 1957, after Kurtzmans acrimonious departure from MAD (and his brief fling with Hugh Hefner on the short-lived Trump), Kurtzman enlisted a handful of his friends to co-create and co-publish a magazine called Humbug. Although a commercial disaster (it ran for only 11 issues), the near-forgotten Humbug represents a peak of not only Kurtzmans work, but of his compadres: Will Elder, Jack Davis, Al Jaffee, and Arnold Roth. With no publisher to rein them in, this little band of creators produced some of the most trenchant and engaging satire of American culture ever to appear on American newsstands. Now, at last, the entire run of Humbug is being reprinted, in cooperation with the surviving cartoonists, in a deluxe format (two superb hardcovers in a slipcase), much of it reproduced from the original art or original photostats, some of it retinted or retypeset as needed, all of it meticulously restored allowing even owners of the original cheaplyprinted issues to enjoy the full impact of these creators artistry for the first time. The Humbug collection includes a historical article by Kurtzman/EC scholar John Benson and publisher Gary Groth; a long, hilariously discursive interview with two of the surviving artists, Jaffee and Roth; and a how we restored Humbug visual featurette. 476-page two-color 8 x 10 slipcased hardcover set $60.00 (HUMBUG)
SPECIAL EDITION w/ insert signed by Jaffee, Roth and Davis! $100.00 (HUMBSE) More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/humbug

Drawing Power:
A Compendium of Cartoon Advertising 1870s1940s
edited by Rick Marschall and Warren Bernard
The history of the genre known as Cartoon Advertising is addressed for the first time in the oversized, full-color, 128-page, fully illustrated book Drawing Power. This landmark volume features the work of iconic cartoonists doing work that mostly has been lost to history, by the nature of its in-the-moment splashes. There are examples by Thomas Nast, Joseph Keppler, .F Opper, Bud Fisher, George Herriman, John Held, Jr., Charles Dana Gibson, Percy Crosby, Peter Arno, Gluyas Williams, Milton Caniff and over 60 other cartoonists. Generous portfolios are devoted to the substantial work in the genre by R F Outcault, Dr. Seuss, cartoon sheet music, and more. Many famous products and many famous campaigns and slogans but also forgotten gadgets and outrageous claims are found in Drawing Power. Dr. Scotts Electric Cigarettes from the 1880s Yellow Kid cigars the Campbell Soup Kids Rose ONeills Jello-O ads Snap, Crackle, and Pop Little Orphan Annies Ovaltine Mr Coffee Nerves they are all here! Other pitchmen include Popeye, Mickey Mouse, Barney Google, Walt & Skeezix, and more! 128-page full-color 9.5 x 13 softcover $28.99 (DRAWP)
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Barnaby Vol. 1

by Crockett Johnson; designed by Daniel Clowes


Cartoonist Crockett Johnson (of Harold and the Purple Crayon) created a comic strip about a precocious five-year-old named Barnaby Baxter and his fairy godfather Jackeen J. OMalley, a cigar-chomping, bumbling con-artist with a tenuous grasp on magic. Co-edited by Johnson biographer Philip Nel and Fantagraphics Associate Publisher Eric Reynolds, with art direction by graphic novelist Daniel Clowes, this fivevolume Barnaby series collects the full run of original newspaper strips from 1942-1952. The first volume collects strips from 1942 and 1943. Barnabys deft balance of fantasy, political commentary, sophisticated wit, and elegantly spare images expanded our sense of what comic strips can do. 336-page 10.5 x 6.75 b&w with some color hardcover $35.00
More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/barnaby1 AVAILABLE IN FEBRUARY 2013

Joe Kubert Archives Vol. 1


edited by Bill Schelly

Weird Horrors and Daring Adventures:

Joe Kubert was one of the greatest American cartoonists of all time, known best for the work he did for DC Comics Sgt. Rock, Enemy Ace, and Tarzan in the 1960s-1970s but he had produced a significant amount of non-super hero genre comics since the 1940s. Since these stories were created in the pre-Comics Code era, they are more thrilling, violent and sexy than much of his later, Codeconstrained work with titles like: Cowpuncher, Three Stooges, Eerie, Planet Comics, Meet Miss Pepper, Jesse James, Crime Does Not Pay, Weird Thrillers, and Police Lineup. As with Fantagraphics acclaimed Steve Ditko and Bill Everett Archives series, Weird Horrors and Daring Adventures boasts state-of-the-art restoration and retouching, plus historical notes and an essay by the books editor Bill Schelly. (See also page 102 for Schellys two books on Kubert.) 240-page 7.25 x 10.5 full color hardcover $35.00
More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/kubertarchives1 AVAILABLE IN JANUARY 2013

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Willie & Joe: Back Home


by Bill Mauldin; edited by Todd DePastino
In the summer of 1945, a great tide of battered soldiers began flowing back to the united States from around the globe. Though victorious, these exhausted men were nevertheless too grief-stricken over the loss of comrades, too guilt-ridden that they had survived, and too numbed by trauma to share in the countrys euphoria. Most never saw a ticker-tape parade, or stole a Times Square kiss. All they wanted was to settle back into quiet workaday lives without fear. How tragic that the forces unleashed by World War II made this simple wish impossible. Willie & Joe: Back Home brilliantly chronicles the struggles and disillusionments of these early postwar years and, in doing so, tells Bill Mauldins own extraordinary story of his journey home to a wife he barely knew and a son he had only seen in pictures. The drawings capture the texture and of this confusing time: the ubiquitous hats and cigarettes, the domestic rubs, the rising fear of another war, and new conflicts over Civil Rights, civil liberties, and free speech. This second volume of Fantagraphics series reprinting Mauldins greatest work identifies and restores the dozens of cartoons censored by Mauldins syndicate for their attacks on racial segregation and McCarthy-style witch hunts. Mauldin pleaded with his syndicate to let him out of his contract so that he could return to the simple quiet life so desired by Willie & Joe. The syndicate refused, so Mauldin did battle, as always, through pen and ink 288-page b&w 8 x 10 hardcover $29.99 (MAULD2)
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Willie & Joe: The WWII Years


by Bill Mauldin; edited by Todd DePastino
During WW II, the closest most Americans ever came to combat was through the cartoons of Bill Mauldin, the most beloved enlisted man in the U.S. Army. The new paperback edition of the sold-out 2008 two-volume, deluxe hardcover set brings together Mauldins complete works from 1940 through the end of the war under one cover. This collection of over 600 cartoons, most never before reprinted, is more than the record of a great artist: it is an essential chronicle of Americas citizen-soldiers from peace through war to victory. Bill Mauldin knew war because he was in it. He had created his characters, Willie and Joe, at age 18, before Pearl Harbor, while training with the 45th Infantry Division and cartooning part-time for the camp newspaper. His brilliant send-ups of officers were pure infantry, and the men loved it. Mauldins cartoons and captions recreated on paper the fully realized world of the American combat soldier. Willie & Joe is edited by Todd DePastino, Mauldins official biographer, who also contributes an introduction and running commentary by DePastino, providing context for the drawings, pertinent biographical details of Mauldins life, and occasional background on specific cartoons (such as the ones that made Patton howl). 704-page b&w 7 x 9 softcover (sorry, the two-volume hardcover set is sold out) with some color $39.99 (MAUL1S)
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Messages in a Bottle:
edited by Greg Sadowski

Comic Book Stories by B. Krigstein


Bernard Krigstein began his career as an unremarkable journeyman cartoonist during the 1940s and finished it as a respected fine artist and illustrator but comics historians know him for his explosively creative 1950s, during which he applied all the craft, intelligence and ambition of a burgeoning serious artist to his comics work, with results that remain stunning to this day. Krigsteins legend rests mostly on the 30 or so stories he created for the EC Comics, but dozens of stories drawn for other, lesser publishers such as Rae Herman, Hillman, and Atlas (which would become Marvel) showcase his skills and radical reinterpretation of the comics page, in particular his groundbreaking slicing and dicing of time lapses through a series of narrow, nearly animated panels. Greg Sadowski has assembled the very best of Krigsteins comics work, starting with his earliest creative rumblings, through his glory days at EC (including the legendary Master Race), to his final, even more brilliantly radical stories for Atlas Comics running through every genre popular at the time, be it horror, science fiction, war, western, or romance (but no super-heroes). Legendary EC colorist Marie Severin, in her last major assignment before her retirement, has recolored 15 stories for this edition. The remainder has been taken from printed comics, digitally restored with subtlety and restraint. This edition reprints the out-of-print 2004 hardcover B. Krigstein Comics, with a number of stories re-tooled and improved in terms of reproduction, and several new stories added. It also contains an extensive set of historical and editorial notes by Sadowski. Page stats from Krigsteins personal archives and a comic book checklist of the artists entire body of work round out this substantial volume. 272-page 7 x 10 full-color softcover $35.00 (MESSA)
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Flannery OConnor: The Cartoons


edited by Kelly Gerald
Flannery OConnor was among the greatest American writers of the 20th century; in the Southern tradition of Eudora Welty and William Faulkner, she wrote such classic novels and short stories as Wise Blood and A Good Man is Hard to Find. Well known for her tantalizing brand of Southern Gothic humor and her Catholicism, the real surprise is learning this much beloved icon did not set out to be a fiction writer, but a cartoonist. Flannery OConnor: The Cartoons emphasizes OConnors most prolific period as a cartoonist, her high school and college publications in the early 1940s. While many of these images lampoon student life and the WWII home front, something much more is happening. Worked in both pen & ink and linoleum cuts, her acidic observational cartoons form a visual precursor to her prose. Her cartoons are a creative threshing floor for experimenting techniques that are deployed later with such great success in her fiction.152-page 10.25 x 8.5 two-color hardcover $22.99 (FLANNO)
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Out of the Shadows

by Mort Meskin; edited by Steven Brower

See for yourself why Mort Meskin earned the admiration and respect of his peers (A genius Carmine Infantino; A great talent Jack Kirby) for his atmospherically charged work, his masterful use of form and composition to convey mood and action, his noirish use of light and shadow to create suspense. This, the first-ever collection of Meskins comics, surveys his work from the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s, and makes a strong case for his amazing ability to stamp his own fresh visual imprimatur across a wide variety of genres: superheroes (The Black Terror, The Fighting Yank, a never-before published Golden Lad), adventure (the origin of Sheena, Queen of the Jungle), science fiction (Tom Corbett, Space Cadet) plus horror, kid gangs, crime, Western even romance! Rescued from the fading obscurity of old, yellowing comic books, this deluxe volume meticulously reproduces his work from the best available sources. 200-page full-color 7.5 x 10.5 paperback $26.99 (OUTSHA)
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From Shadow to Light:


The Life and Art of Mort Meskin
by Steven Brower
From Shadow to Light: The Life and Art of Mort Meskin is a coffee-table art book, biography, and critique of one of the 20th centurys most influential and unjustly neglected Golden Age comic book artists, a man who worked side by side with giants such as Jerry Robinson and Jack Kirby, and whose three-decade career which included romance, crime, and Western comics, as well as the original Sheena of the Jungle spanned from the 1940s to the 1960s. His drawing ability, chiaroscuro technique, and storytelling skills are considered by connoisseurs of the form to be among the most sophisticated of his time on a par with peers such as Joe Kubert and Steve Ditko. (Meskins fans and admirers include Jim Steranko, Alex Toth, Carmine Infantino, and Kirby.) From Shadow to Light compiles for the first time the best of Meskins art from his comic book career, his post-comics advertising career, and his fine art including many pages reproduced from original art. 220-page full-color 9 x 12 hardcover $39.99 (SHADOW)
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GREAT COMIC BOOK HEROES, 80pp. s/c, $8.95 (GCBHC) In 1965, Jules Feiffer wrote what is arguably the first critical history of the comic book superheroes of the late 1930s and early 1940s. This seminal essay was a turning point for the publics understanding of the genre; we are pleased to present this compact, affordable reprint.

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Setting the Standard:


Comics by Alex Toth 19521954
by Alex Toth; edited by Greg Sadowski
Alex Toths influence on the art of comic books is incalculable. Toth came to the medium with a fresh eye, and enough talent and discipline to graphically strip it down its to its bare essentials. His efforts reached fruition at Standard Comics in the early 1950s, creating an entire school of imitators and establishing Toth as the comic book artists artist. Setting the Standard collects the entirety of this highly influential body of work, which covers virtually every genre, in one huge volume. The book also includes a vintage, typically feisty Toth interview; a full story reproduced from Toths original artwork; and extensive historical and critical notes for every story. And of course every page of Setting the Standard has been restored to bring Toths unsurpassed graphics and page designs into full clarity, making this an essential edition for anyone with an appreciation of the art of graphic storytelling. 432-page full-color 7.5 x 10.5 softcover $39.99 (SETSTA)
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Action! Mystery! Thrills!


edited by Greg Sadowski; introduction by Ty Templeton
Majestic, iconic, chaotic, or downright weird, a classic comic book cover has an irresistible appeal, and Action! Mystery! Thrills! celebrates this unique cultural icon by selecting 160 of the greatest examples from the Golden Age of comics and printing them, meticulously restored, full-sized on glossy paper. Every comic book genre from superhero to detective to Western to funny animal is represented, as are such geniuses as Carl Barks, Charles Biro, Dick Briefer, L.B. Cole, Jack Cole, Reed Crandall, Will Eisner, Bill Everett, Lou Fine, Walt Kelly, Jack Kirby, Mac Raboy, and Alex Schomburg. A copious endnotes section offers biographies and commentaries on each artist and cover. 240-page full-color 7.5 x 10.5 softcover $29.99 (ACTMYS)
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Supermen!

edited by Greg Sadowski; introduction by Jonathan Lethem


Supermen! collects the best and the brightest of this first generation of super-heroes, including Jack Cole, Will Eisner, Bill Everett, Lou Fine, Fletcher Hanks, Jack Kirby, Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster, and Basil Wolverton. Beautifully designed and restored in full color, Supermen! contains twenty full-length stories, ten full-sized covers, vintage promotional ads, and comprehensive end notations by editor Greg Sadowski, making it indispensable to anyone interested in the origins of superheroes and the history of the comic book form. 192page full-color 7.5 x 10.5 softcover $26.99 (SUPMEN)
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Charlie Browns Christmas Stocking


by Charles M. Schulz
This special pocket-sized hardcover (an ideal stocking-stuffer, if we dare point out the obvious) features two classic, near-forgotten non-syndicated-strip Peanuts sequences. Charlie Browns Christmas Stocking (created in 1963 for Good Housekeeping) comprises 15 original panels featuring the Peanuts cast of the time (including Frieda, Violet, and even Shermy) while The Christmas Story (created in 1968 for Womans Day) focuses on Lucy and Linus,with the Van Pelt siblings explaining the holiday to Snoopy. 56-page 6 x 6 three-color hardcover $9.99 (CBXMAS)
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The Complete Peanuts


by Charles M. Schulz; introduction by Patton Oswalt
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Its the 1980s: hanging out at the mall, punkers (Snoopy with a Mohawk!), killer bees, and Halleys Comet. Schulz pokes fun at runaway licensing with the introduction of Tapioca Pudding... Peppermint Patty wins the All-City School Essay Contest Charlie Brown, Linus, Sally and Snoopy go to rain camp and survival camp Sally gives Santa Claus a heart attack Charlie Brown poses in a swimsuit issue plus the return of Molly Volley, Snoopys accidental destruction of his dog house, and lots of strips set in the desert starring the one and only Spike! 344-page 8.5 x 7 black & white hardcover $28.99 (CPEA18)
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The Complete Peanuts


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Snoopy launches an expedition to save Spike from fearsome rubber band-wielding coyotes. The Peppermint Patty-Marcie-Charlie Brown love triangle of overlapping unrequited love heats up (well, kind of), while Linus denies that he is Sallys Sweet Babboo. Charlie Brown agrees to join Peppermint Pattys team the Pelicans but as a mascot and Peppermint Patty manages to be held back in school and still go on a European trip with her dad. All this plus appearances from Franklin, Rerun, and the rest of the gang! 344-page 8.5 x 7 black & white hardcover $28.99 (CPEA17)
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REQUEST A FREE COPY OF UNSEEN PEANUTS WITH ANY PEANUTS ORDER! Original 32-page comic featuring over 100 Peanuts strips that were never reprinted in book form (until The Complete Peanuts) with fascinating annotations and historical background. Only one per customer, please! FREE (UNSEEN)

CHARLES M. SCHULZ: LIL BEGINNINGS, 292pp. s/c, $30.00 (LILBEG) A complete collection of Schulzs pre-Peanuts strip Lil Folks and other panel gags, amply annotated and referenced. Not readily available for general sale in bookstores!

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The Complete Peanuts Gift Boxed Sets


The first 16 volumes of The Complete Peanuts are available in these deluxe two-fer gift box sets. Not only do you get a superb Sethdesigned slipcase free (and yes, its a different design on each one), but you save money over the cost of the individual volumes. And theyre ideal gift items! (Note: Two sets are currently not available.) Box Set 1 (19501952 and 19531954) $49.95 (PBX1&2) Box Set 2 (19551956 and 19571958) $49.95 (PBX3&4) Box Set 3 (19591960 and 19611962) $49.95 [REPRINTING SPRING 2013] Box Set 4 (19631964 and 19651966) $49.95 [REPRINTING FALL 2013] Box Set 5 (19671968 and 19691970) $49.99 (PBX9&10) Box Set 6 (19711972 and 19731974) $49.99 (PB11&12) Box Set 7 (19751976 and 19771978) $49.99 (PB13&14) Box Set 8 (19791980 and 19811982) $49.99 (PB15&16) Box Set 9 (19831984 and 19851986) $49.99 (PB17&18)

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Popeye Vol. 6: Me Lil SweePea


by E.C. Segar
This final volume starts off in grand style with Mystery Melody, featuring the ter-rifying return of the shapeshifting Sea Hag. Olive Oyl, Wimpy, Poopdeck Pappy, the Jeep, the newly domesticated Goon, and Toar all appear in this fourmonth epic. Other stories include the melodramatic A Sock for Susans Sake (Popeye becomes the protector of a girl who lives on the streets), Popeyes boxing duel with King Smacko, the return of Thimble Theatres original star Castor Oyl as a detective who solves the case of Plastic Pan, the Poopdeck Pappy yarn Wild Oats (culminating in a six-month prison sentence for the rambunctious oldster), The Valley of the Goons (in which Popeye is shocked to discover who the new leader of the Goons is), and the selfexplanatory King SweePea. And thats just the dailies! Popeye Volume 6 also includes 62 splendid full-page full-color Sundays, featuring further adventures of Popeye and an epically surreal six-month interplanetary voyage for Sappo, the star of Popeyes top strip. The supplementary features include two historical articles by Popeye expert Rick Marschall (one on Popeyes translation to the world of licensing and merchandising, and one on Segars place in comics and pop culture history), an illustrated Segar-written biography of Popeye originally serialized in newspapers of the time, and more rare art and photos. 160-page color/b&w 10.5 x 14.75 hardcover $29.99 (POPEY6)
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POPEYE VOL. 5: WHAS A JEEP?, 168pp. h/c, $29.95 (POPEY5) Concluding Popeyes Ark, plus War Clouds, and The Search for Popeyes Poppa, which introduces Poopdeck Pappy, and is followed up by the self-explanatory Civilizing Poppa... | POPEYE VOL. 4: PLUNDER ISLAND, 168pp. h/c, $29.95 (POPEY4) Indisputably Popeyes greatest adventure, an eight-month, Sundays-only epic co-starring the terrifying Sea Hag and Goon, presented here for the first time in its uncut full-color glory. | POPEYE VOL. 3: LETS YOU AND HIM FIGHT, 168pp. h/c, $29.95 (POPEY3) In addition to the dailies and full-color Sundays from 19321934, this volume includes the never-republished extra-large strips set at the Chicago Worlds Fair and an insightful scholarly essay. | POPEYE VOL. 2: WELL BLOW ME DOWN, 168pp. h/c, $29.95 (POPEY2) Our second volume covers 19301932 and introduces Segars second greatest character: Wimpy, the most likable lowdown cad ever to grace the comics page. | POPEYE VOL. 1: I YAM WHAT I YAM, 182pp. h/c, $29.95 (POPEY1) In this first volume, covering 19281930, Popeye makes his debut and quickly becomes the centerpiece of a series of adventures involving the mysterious Whiffle Hen, the Sea Hag, a murderous gambler, and a house with strange powers. Castor Oyl attempts to turn Popeye into a boxing champion in a series of hilarious Sunday strips.

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Nuts

by Gahan Wilson
In this thematically and narratively linked series of one-page stories originally published in the National Lampoons Funny Pages section throughout the 1970s, the master of the macabre eschewed his usual ghouls, vampires, and end-of-the-world scenarios for a wry, pointed look at growing up normal in the real, yet endlessly weird world. Watch as our stoic, hunting-capwearing protagonist (known only as The Kid) copes with illness, disappointment, strange old relatives, the disappointment of Christmas, life-threatening escapades, death, school, the awfulness of camp, and much more all delineated in Wilsons roly-poly, sensual, delicately hatched line. Nuts was (partly) collected in a now long-out-of-print volume back in 1979. This new hardcover edition reprints every single Nuts story from the Lampoon (as sequenced by the artist), rescuing over two dozen pages from oblivion, with a critical essay about the strip by Gary Groth. If you dont remember what it was like being a child, this book will bring it all back for good or for ill! 144-page black-and-white 8 x 8 hardcover $19.99 (NUTSGW)
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Gahan Wilson:

Fifty Years of Playboy Cartoons


by Gahan Wilson; introductions by Neil Gaiman and Hugh Hefner
Gahan Wilson is among the most popular, widely-read, and beloved cartoonists in the history of the medium. His playfully sinister take on childhood, adulthood, men, women, and monsters has appeared in every issue of Playboy from the December 1957 issue to today. Gahan Wilson: 50 Years of Playboy Cartoons features not only every cartoon Wilson drew for Playboy, but all his prose fiction and text-and-art features that have appeared in that magazine as well. Wilsons notoriously black sense of comedy is on display throughout the book; he leaves no sacred cow unturned and peels back the troubling layers of modern life with his incongruously playful and unnerving cartoons, assailing our deepest fears and our most inane follies. Although Wilson is known as an artist who relishes the creepy side of modern life, this three-volume set truly demonstrates the depth and breadth of his range and is a testament to one of the funniest and wickedly disturbingcartoonists alive. Featuring introductions by Neil Gaiman and Hugh Hefner. 942-page full-color 3-volume hardcover box set with slipcase NEW LOW PRICE $75.00 (GWILSO); special Collectors Edition with exclusive letterpress print and set of facsimile Gahan Wilson holiday cards to Hugh Hefner NEW LOW PRICE $100.00 (GWILSC)
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I thought I told you never to enter this room!

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Spacehawk
by Basil Wolverton
Basil Wolverton is one of the greatest, most idiosyncratic talents in comic book history. Best known for his humorous grotesqueries in MAD magazine, it is his science-fiction character Spacehawk that fans have most often demanded be collected. Spacehawk features every story from Spacehawks intergalactic debut in 1940 to his final, Nazi-crushing adventure in 1942. The closest thing to a costumed action hero Wolverton ever created, Spacehawk is still infused with Wolvertons quintessential weirdness: strangely repulsive aliens, and stories of gruesome retribution reminiscent of Wolvertons peer, Fletcher Hanks (see page 52). Spacehawk had no secret identity, no fixed base of operations, and no sidekicks or love interests. His mission: to protect the innocent and to punish the guilty as a dark counterpart to Buck Rogers and Flash Gordon. 272-page 9.25 x 13 full-color softcover $39.99
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The Wolverton Bible


by Basil Wolverton
Best known for his grotesque, spaghetti & meatballs humor cartooning, Wolverton has been regarded as one of the spiritual grandfathers of underground and alternative comix. But from 1953 through 1974, Wolverton, a deeply religious man, wrote and illustrated a narrative of the Old Testament (including over 550 illustrations), some 20 apocalyptic illustrations inspired by the Book of Revelations, and dozens of cartoons and humorous illustrations for various Worldwide Church publications. Many of the illustrations in this book are regarded as Basil Wolvertons finest work. Still others have never been published, and some of the humorous drawings printed here rival Wolvertons work in MAD magazine. While supplies last, all orders for The Wolverton Bible will also receive, FREE, a set of 10 Wolvertoons Postcards (also available for purchase separately)! 320-page b&w 8 x 10 hardcover $24.99 (WOLBIB)
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The Culture Corner


by Basil Wolverton
Did you ever wonder how to stop brooding if your ears are protruding? Or how to snore without being a bore? Or for the masochists among you, how to sit on a tack? If conundrums like these have perplexed and mystified you, the remedy is at hand: cartooning genius Basil Wolvertons Culture Corner, an indispensable guide to demystifying lifes most worrisome and disconcerting social quandaries. Each of these strips, which originally ran in Fawcetts Whiz Comics (starring Captain Marvel) from 1945 to 1952, is a miniature masterpiece of scandalous visual humor. This complete collection is the first time this littleknown feature has been reprinted since its original publication over 60 years ago, and also includes Wolvertons original pencil versions of each strip, which have been carefully preserved over the years, and demonstrate a looser, more spontaneous interpretation of the finished strips. 160-page fullcolor 9 x 6.75 hardcover $22.99 (CULTCO)
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CLASSICS BACKLIST
Jack Cole
BETSY AND ME In this syndicated gag strip, Plastic Man genius Jack Cole stripped his style down to classic late-1950s elegance for this breezy domestic farce about a middle-class urban couple and their genius son. 104-page softcover $14.95 (betame)

Milt Gross
HE DONE HER WRONG This unabridged edition of the 1930 graphic masterpiece combines hilariious slapstick, tragic heartbreak, heroism and villainy, character development, high emotions and raucous thrills, alll without a single word of text. 256-page softcover $16.95 (HEDONE)

Greg Sadowski
B. KRIGSTEIN VOL. 1 A gigantic retrospective/biography/ critical assessment of one of the most important cartoonists in the history of comics, created with full access to Krigsteins archives and files. Reproduces several full Krigstein comics stories and many of his commercial assignments, as well as his fine art paintings. 240page full-color hardcover; few left! (See also page 57!) $49.95 (BKRIG1)

Will Elder
CHICKEN FAT WAREHOUSE FIND! A spectacular collection of sketches, drawings, and full paintings from the vaults of the MAD genius. 96-page softcover $14.95 (CHICKE)

Jules Feiffer
PASSIONELLA This collection of 50s and 60s Feiffer classics includes his re-telling of Cinderella, with Marlon Brando as Prince Charming and Marilyn Monroe in the title role, and Kept, the story of a man who discovers the secret of seduction. 180-page hardcover $19.95 (PASSIO)

Mort Walker & Jerry Dumas


SAMS STRIP This hilarious early-1960s meta-comic strip from Beetle Bailey creator Mort Walker and Jerry Dumas featured walk-on appearances by Krazy Kat, Popeye, Dagwood, Charlie Brown, and dozens of other classic characters. This volume collects all 500-plus strips. 208-page softcover $22.99 (SAMSTR)

Hal Foster
PRINCE VALIANT Hal Fosters Sunday comic strip was a feast for eyes and spirit alike, keeping readers rapt with thrilling adventures from the Age of King Arthur. Two 48page softcovers available: Vol. 21, 30, $16.95 each (VAL21, VAL 30)

Craig Yoe
THE GREAT ANTI-WAR CARTOONS Featuring a stunning variety of work, from the hands of Francisco Goya to Art Young, from Robert Minor to Ron Cobb, and from Honor Daumier to Robert Crumb, as well as page after page of provocative images from such titans as James Montgomery Flagg, C.D. Batchelor, Edmund Sullivan, Boardman Robinson, William Gropper, Maurice Becker, George Grosz, Rick Griffin, and many more. 184-page b&w 9 x 12 softcover $24.99 (WARCAR)

A.B. Frost
Stuff and Nonsense The first extensive reprinting of comics stories by celebrated American illustrator and pioneer of the comic strip A.B. Frost (18511928), with a variety of stories that highlight Frosts extraordinary skill at caricature and slapstick humor. 200-page hardcover $24.95 (STUNON)

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Freedom Fries
by Steve Brodner
For close to four decades, Steve Brodner has been the most savage editorial cartoonist/illustrator working in the United States. A superlative craftsman as a political cartoonist (he doubles as a celebrity caricaturist) and a no-holdsbarred satirist, Brodner is a familiar and beloved contributor to The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, The Atlantic, Harpers, The New York Times, and every other magazine that counts. Freedom Fries is Brodners absurdly nightmarish journey through the last 30 years of American politics (up to 2004). What a cast of characters: Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush I, Clinton, Bush II. And those are just the presidents! In addition to the hundreds and hundreds of mostly full-color cartoons (all shot from Brodners original art), this volume includes Brodners own acid-tipped commentary and behind-the-scenes scoops (the Martha Stewart anecdote alone is priceless), plus a handful of unpublished cartoons that were just too hot to handle (targeting the Pope and Rush Limbaugh, among others), a Bushanos fold-out, and an introduction by Lewis Lapham. 240-page full-color 9 x 12 softcover $29.95 (FREEDF)

Bent

by Dave Cooper
Dave Coopers work has found a devoted and passionate following with visitors to his solo gallery shows in Los Angeles and New York in recent years. Cooper continues to obsess and fixate over his bizarre procession of milky figures as they crawl and wriggle into hidden meadows, jungles and cities. Everything in this world seems to be undulating and overripe the multi-colored Jell-O vegetation, the billowing clouds, and the twitching, lai m l Al es agitated women, whether thin like sinewy rubber, or fat and bursting with doughy order copi d he ap gr auto ! flesh. This volume collects Coopers finest, most revealing paintings, ink drawings, by author pencil sketches, and photographs from the past five years, many of which enjoy homes in the collections of influential collectors and some of Hollywoods elite. Among this esteemed crowd is the great auteur, Oscar-nominated Guillermo del Toro (Pans Labyrinth and the Hellboy movies), who provides an enthusiastic, thoughtful introduction. 80-page full-color 10.25 x 9 hardcover $22.99 (BENT)
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utes to pillowy female forms, featuring over 50 of Coopers luminescent oil paintings and lush drawings. | WEASEL #6: OVERBITE, 44pp. h/c, $16.95 (WEAS6) Paintings and Drawings of Mostly Pillowy Girls: this coffee-table artbook, Coopers first, showcases his sometimes disturbingly cute canvases of young women. | RIPPLE: A PREDILECTION FOR TINA, 120pp. s/c, $14.95 (RIPPLE) A floundering painter hires a homely model to pose for a series of erotic paintings. Over time, their relationship evolves into a confused sexual entanglement. Introduction by David Cronenberg. | SUCKLE: THE STATUS OF BASIL, 136pp. s/c, $14.95 (SUCKL) Suckle is a bizarre travelogue through a nightmarish cartoon landscape. Born from a strange vulvic eruption in the desert, Basil sets off on a tangled, twisted quest through the wilds of sex, disease, religious belief and urban living. But mostly sex. Coopers first graphic novel remains one of his very best.

ALSO BY DAVE COOPER: WEASEL #7: UNDERBELLY, 48pp. h/c, $22.95 (UNDERB) Another collection trib-

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BEASTS! Books 1 & 2


edited and designed by Jacob Covey
A Whos Who of the contemporary art world, collectively crafting a menagerie of mythological creatures, monsters, beasts and things that go bump in the night, superbly conceived and designed by Jacob Covey. Each volume assembles a unique line-up of 90-plus artists depicting a unique set of beasts. Contributors to the series include luminaries such as Art Chantry, Jay Ryan, James Jean, Jesse LeDoux, Marc Bell, Mat Brinkman, Sammy Harkham, Seonna Hong, Souther Salazar, Tim Biskup, and Tom Gauld in Book 1; and Brian Chippendale, Craig Thompson, Jim Woodring, Femke Hiemstra, Lauren Weinstein, Mark Todd, Travis Lampe, Tom Neely, Dash Shaw, Yuko Shimizu, and Tomer Hanuka in Book 2; plus dozens of your favorite artists from the Fantagraphics roster (Al Columbia, Jaime Hernandez, Peter Bagge, etc.) and many, many more. Visit our website for the full roster of contributors to each volume, as well as preview images and more: http://www.fantagraphics.com/beasts Book 1: 200-page full-color 8 x 8 softcover $24.99 (BEAS1S); Book 2: 216-page full-color 8 x 8 hardcover $34.99 (BEAS2H)

The Sweetly Diabolic Art of Jim Flora


edited by Irwin Chusid and Barbara Economon
Our third coffee-table art book celebrating one of the great overlooked paintbox fantasists of the twentieth century, a visionary whose work is steeped in vari-hued paradox. Floras figures are fun while threatening; playful yet dangerous; humorous but deadly. His helter-skelter arabesques are clustered with strangely contorted critters of no identifiable species, juxtaposed amid toothpick towers and trombones twisted into stevedore knots. Yet, despite the raucous energy projected in these hyperactive mosaics, a typical Flora freak circus often projects harmony and balance an ordered chaos. This volume of Floriana features paintings, drawings, and sketches from the 1940s through the 1990s many never previously published or exhibited; more artifacts from the artists 1940s tenure in the Columbia Records art department; and vintage newspaper and magazine illustrations. 180-page full-color 11 x 10 softcover $34.99 (SWEART)
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American Presidents
by David Levine
David Levine is perhaps the most influential caricaturist of the late twentieth century. His devastating wit and delicately cross-hatched drawing have exposed the venality of the Nixon administration, the phoniness of the Reagan years, the duplicity of the Clinton era, and the evil of the Bush cabal. Now for the first time, the best of Levines five decades of portraits of American Presidents and their administrations are gathered in a comprehensive and visually dynamic book. From John Adams to George Bush; from John Quincy Adams to George W. Bush; from the Great Emancipator to the Great Society, Levine has captured them all, up to 2008s rivals John McCain and Barack Obama. 128-page b&w 8.5 x 10 softcover $19.99 (AMPRES)

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Town of Mirrors
by Robert Pollard
Robert Pollard is the Dayton, Ohio singer-songwriter, who was the leader and creative force behind the legendary indie rock group Guided by Voices, one of the most influential bands of its generation. In addition to being a prolific songwriter/ recording artist, Pollard is a gifted and prolific visual artist, working mostly in the medium of collage (not surprising, given his interest in sound collage as a recording artist). Pollards collages are the visual equivalent of his poetic and imagistic lyrics, surreal and reminiscent of the collages of artists ranging from Jack Kirby to Winston Smith. Town of Mirrors collects the very best of Pollards visual art and lyrics/poetry. 144-page full-color 10 x 10 hardcover $22.99 (TOWMIR)

Just When You Thought Things Couldnt Get Any Worse


by Edward Sorel
Edward Sorel is widely recognized as Americas premier illustrator. He has also indulged, over the last 30 years, in his first love making comic strips. Sorels strips are iconoclastic, cynical, and universally excoriating. No target escapes his watchful wrath: politicians, theological dynasties, ideologues left and right, lawyers, publishers, and the usual gang of movers and shakers (nor does he spare himself). Sorel proves he is that most dangerous of creatures a cartoonist with a chip on his shoulder, an inveterate troublemaker, a burner of bridges. This is the first compilation of Edward Sorels comic strips, beautifully designed to complement his classic drawing style. 144-page b&w/color 8 x 10 softcover $18.95 (JUSTWH) SEE ALSO: The Comics Journal Library Vol. 4, page 99.

Conceptual Realism
by Robert Williams
This oversized coffee-table art book is a catalog accompanying Robert Williams Fall 2009 solo exhibition of new work debuting at New York Citys prestigious Tony Shafrazi Gallery and touring throughout 2010. The book features approximately 25 new paintings, complete with essays on each piece by the artist, insights into the process behind each painting (including sketches, underpaintings, etc.), and many other surprises, including an introduction by painter, tattoo artist and international tattoo cultural advocate Don Ed Hardy. It was Williams who brought the term lowbrow into the fine arts lexicon, becoming a nexus around which the seminal elements of West Coast Outlaw culture slowly started to aggregate. Williamss new paintings, on display in Conceptual Realism, take the viewer into the world of subjective theorya mock realm of violated graphic physics, and the next logical step into abstract thought. 80-page full-color 11.5 x 13.25 softcover $24.99 (CONREA)
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David B.

The Armed Garden

David B. gives full rein to his fascination with history, magic and gods, not to mention grand battles, in this literate, witty, and absorbing collection of stories all based on historical fact, or at least historical legend, and delineated in a striking stylized two-color format. The Veiled Prophet, set during the 8th century (the time of Harun al-Rashid, the Caliph of 1001 Nights fame), tells the story of a lowly Persian fabric dyer who becomes a prophet and great leader and within a year his followers have defeated seven armies sent to stop him! The Armed Garden, set in the 15th century, relates the bloody quest for a Paradise on Earth by a humble Prague blacksmith who has been visited by Adam and Eve. And The Drum Who Fell in Love picks up the story with one of Gardens protagonists: even skinned and turned into a drum, he finds a way to lead his men into battle112-page twocolor 7.5 x 10.75 hardcover $19.99 (armgar)
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ALSO BY DAVID B.: BABEL #1-2, $7.95 (BABEL1-2) In this spin-off of his award-winning masterpiece Epileptic in the Ignatz format, David B. focuses once again on his relationship with his ailing brother, but delves deeper into their fantasy life and obsession with history. See also pages 42 for David B.s appearances in MOME (note that these are the stories collected in The Armed Garden), page 24 for his The Littlest Pirate King kids graphic novelette, and page 39 for other releases in the Ignatz series. (Issue #1 is almost sold out!)

Ho Che Anderson

King: The Special Edition


Ho Che Anderson spent over 10 years researching, writing, and drawing King, a monumental graphic bio-graphy that liberates Martin Luther King Jr. from the saintly, one-dimensional, hagio-graphic image so prevalent in pop culture. Here is Kingfather, husband, politician, deal broker, idealist, pragmatist, inspiration to millionsbrought to vivid, flesh-and-blood life. In recognition of the advances made in American social equality that has made it possible to elect Americas first black President, Fantagraphics Books has published King: The Special Edition, a newly designed volume that includes nearly 100 additional pages of extras, including a new prologue and epilogue; artist diary excerpts and background notes; preparatory sketches; discarded images and pages; an interview with the author; and excerpts from the draft of the script. 288-page full-color 6.625 x 9.75 hardcover NEW LOW PRICE $25.00 (KINGSE)

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ALSO BY HO CHE ANDERSON: YOUNG HOODS IN LOVE, 80pp, s/c $9.95 (YHOOD) Gritty urban tales including a teenage

on the cusp of discovering the wonders of sex, a prostitute searching for true love, a woman on a murder spree. | SCREAM QUEEN, 56pp, s/c $3.99 (SQUEEN) The original Scream Queen at a great bargain price. | SCREAM QUEEN: SAND & FURY, 144pp, s/c $16.99 (SANDFU) Another great psychological horror comic from Ho Che Anderson.

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Peter Bagge
Hate Annual
The new ninth issue features the first full-length Buddy story in ten years: just when things are starting to look idyllic for our heroes, a family crisis forces Lisa to re-unite with her Seattle-based parents and brings Buddy and their young son Harold along with her and Buddy quickly learns why shes been avoiding them for 20-odd years! Plus more! Two other back issues of these 32page b&w/color comics are available as well but going fast! Hate Annual #1, 7, 9: $4.95 each (HATA1,

Buddy Does Jersey


This sequel to Buddy Does Seattle describes the arc of Buddys East Coast experience after he slinks home to his native New Jersey with his tail between his legs. Watch Buddy contend with running a small business with a less-than-reliable partner; reintegrate with his dysfunctional family; deal with his girlfriend Lisas brief conversion to lesbianism and subsequent breakup with Buddy; and witness the shocking final fate of the exuberant Stinky. Originally released in color, these stories are here presented in the pristine black-and-white of earlier Buddy stories, in order to better show off the crisp beauty of inker Jim Blanchards linework. With a long introduction by Bagge and a hilarious cartoon foreword by Johnny Ryan. (These are the stories that precede and set up the Hate Annual continuity.) 352-page b&w 6 x 9 softcover $16.95 (BUDJER)

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Buddy Does Seattle


These legendary stories, from the classic first fifteen issues of Bagges Hate comic, are a defining icon of Seattles early 1990s culture (the Seattle Weekly has written, 20 years from now, when people wonder what it was like to be young in the 1990s Seattle, the only record well have is Hate and in fact now it is 20 years from then), as well as Generation X in general. This is the first time these hilarious stories, starring the hapless Buddy Bradley and his cast of loser cohorts (including the neurotic Lisa, the too-good-for-him Valerie, and the ineffable hustler/mooch Stinky), have ever been available under one cover, and never have they been available at such a low price. Bagges riotous tales of the early 1990s subculture and yes, an aspiring grunge band is part of the proceedings are more hilarious now than ever. 340-page b&w 6 x 9 softcover $19.99 (BUDSEA)

Yeah!

(Art by Gilbert Hernandez)


Written by Bagge and drawn by Gilbert Hernandez (with some assists by Bagge himself, Eric Reynolds, and Jaime Hernandez who inks an entire chapter), this fun, very much allages comic (originally published by an imprint of DC Comics) stars a struggling Josie and the Pussycats-esque intergalactic rock band from New Jersey. Jane Wiedlin of The Go-Gos says, Reading Yeah! is a bit like reading my life story. 224-page b&w 7 x 10.25 softcover $19.99 (YEAH)

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Charles Burns
Big Baby
An impressionable young boy named Tony Delmonte lives in a seemingly typical American suburb until he sneaks out of his room one night and becomes entangled in a horrific plot involving summer camp murders and backyard burials. Burnss clinical precision as an artist adds a sinister chill to his droll sense of humor, and his affection for 20th-century pulp fiction permeates throughout this masterpiece of modern horror. 96-page b&w softcover $16.95 (BIGBA)

El Borbah
Meet El Borbah, a 400-pound private eye who wears a Mexican wrestlers tights and eerie mask. Subsisting entirely on junk food and beer, he smashes through doors and skulls as he stalks a perfectly realized film-noir city filled with punks, geeks, business-suited creeps and mad scientists. Charles Burns effortlessly spins pulpy yarns with gritty punchlines and pictures so perfect they must have existed in some collective memory of junk drama. 96-page b&w softcover $16.95 (ELBORB)

Ivan Brunetti
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HO! The Morally Questionable Cartoons of Ivan Brunetti


Hoping to further increase his irrelevance to the esteemed world of graphic novels and thus cement his status as former cartoonist, the saturnine Ivan Brunetti has compiled HO!, which collects the vast majority of his morally questionable, aesthetically confused and absolutely gut-busting gag cartoons. Introduction by comedian Patton Oswalt (The King of Queens, Comedians of Comedy). 112page black & white 6 x 6 hardcover $19.99 (IVANHO)

Misery Loves Comedy


Misery Loves Comedy collects the first three issues of the legendary comic book series Schizo in their entirety, as well as a host of miscellaneous flotsam and jetsam from various anthologies, c. 19922005. These are comics for those who enjoy witnessing one mans sanity in its final death rattle, swinging its tail from anhedonia to schadenfreude and back again. Also: lots and lots of filthy jokes. 172-page b&w/color 7 x 10 hardcover $19.95 (MISLOV)

Americas most beloved depressed cartoonist gets off the couch and back to making us laugh at his misery! Brunetti taps into his academic side with strips on biographical and historical subjects such as Piet Mondrian, Sren Kierkegaard, Franoise Hardy, Louise Brooks and othersplus his usual kvetching in this giant oversized comic. | SCHIZO #3, 24pp, BARGAIN PRICE 99 cents (SCHZ3) A laugh-out-loud outpouring of misanthropy and self-loathing, drawn with fiendish skill. (NOTE: Reprinted in Misery Loves Comedy)

MORE IVAN BRUNETTI BOOKS: SCHIZO #4, 56pp, s/c $12.95 (SCHZ4)

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Al Columbia

Pim & Francie: The Golden Bear Days

This gorgeous grimoire is part alchemy, part art book, part storybook, part comic book, and part conceptual art from the pen of Al Columbia. Collecting over a decades worth of artifacts, excavations, comic strips, animation stills, storybook covers, and much more, this broken jigsaw puzzle of a book tells the story of Pim & Francie, a pair of childlike, male and female imps whose irresponsible antics get them into horrific, fantastic trouble. Their loosely defined relationship only contributes to the existential fear that lingers underneath the various perils they are subjected to. Columbias brilliant, fairytale-like backdrops hint at further layers of reality lurking under every gingerbread house or behind every sunny afternoon. Never have such colorful, imaginative vistas instilled such an atmosphere of dread, and with such a wicked sense of humor. 240-page full-color 8.25 x 8.25 hardcover $28.99 (PIMFRA)
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Jordan Crane

Uptight #34

With his continuing comics series Uptight, Jordan Crane continues to prove himself to be one of the most skilled and versatile cartoonists of his generation. First he maps uncharted territory of graphic melancholia with a brand new serialized tale of infidelity, in sumptuous greytone; Vicissitude, the first chapter, spans issues 3 and 4. Issue 3 also includes the first installment of Freeze Out, a delightful new all-ages adventure starring Simon & Jack, the boy and cat heroes from Jordans classic tale The Clouds Above, while issue 4 marks the return of his serialized tale Keeping Two. Each issue is wrapped up with Cranes stunning, to-be-framed, full color covers. Issues 1 and 2 are already out of print! 24-page b&w comics $2.75, $3.95 (UPTIG34)
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The Clouds Above


On their way to school, Simon and his cat Jack keep taking shortcuts that lead them through fantasy worlds of wooden monsters and insatiable appetites. Will they make it back home safely? The Clouds Above calls to mind everything from Where the Wild Things Are to The Wizard of Oz to The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, with its depiction of a fantastic world that lurks just around the corner from reality and that only children believe exists. 224 full-color 6.5 x 6 trade paperback $16.95 (CLOUSC)
ALSO AVAILABLE: The Clouds Above h/c $18.95 (clouds): We still have a few copies left of this edition, for just a couple dollars more what a bargain!

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Kim Deitch

The Search for Smilin Ed!

Originally created in 1997 and 1998 for the underground anthology Zero Zero, The Search for Smilin Ed has Deitch once again burrowing into the nooks and crannies of vintage American popular culture. Launched on his latest investigation by a remark from his brother about a shared childhood favorite (Yknow, I heard that when Smilin Ed died... his body was NEVER found!), Deitch begins to uncover some truly amazing things about the kiddie-show host and his malevolent sidekick, Froggy the Gremlin. Meanwhile, Deitchs muse and nemesis Waldo the Cat abandons Deitch to hang out with some demon buddies, and soon both Waldo and Deitch are closing in on the mysteries of Smilin Ed and Froggy. Ranging across the entire 20th century, replete with flashbacks, stories within stories, and guest appearances from other Deitch regulars, The Search for Smilin Ed is a narrative whirligig that shows Deitch at his wildest and woolliest. For those whose heads have started to spin at the complexity of Deitchs mythology, theres an essay on the subject, and a full-color double fold-out guide to The Kim Deitch Universe. Plus a brand new story starring Waldo in his 21st century post-Alias the Cat state of domestic bliss, stumbling across an army of (French-) talking beavers. 144-page b&w 6.75 x 9.75 paperback $16.99 (SMILIN)
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Deitchs Pictorama
Kim Deitch, creator of the acclaimed graphic novels Shadowland, Alias the Cat and Boulevard of Broken Dreams, has recruited his siblings Simon and Seth to produce a unique, all-new picto-fiction pocket book. Alternating between heavily illustrated near-comics stories and outright prose pieces, Deitchs Pictorama is a testament to the Deitch familys amazing yarn-spinning abilities! FeaAll mailes turing five tall tales involving bottle cap collectors, drug dealers, family secrets, very order copi hed autograp unusual dogs, a conspiracy of sentient rats, the Golem, old-time crooners, and Kim ! or th by au Deitch hisself! This entire Deitch treat is wrapped up with an introduction by legendary Academy Award-winning animator, cartoonist and illustrator and proud papa Gene (Tom Terrific, Terrble Thompson [see page 106], Tom and Jerry) Deitch. 240-page b&w 6 x 8 paperback $18.99 (PICRAM)
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A Shroud for Waldo, the origin of Waldo and his uncertain fate are revealed for the first time. But can this drunken low-life of a cat be trusted to prevent the Apocalypse? With a little supernatural help from Jesus Christ himself, Waldo just might succeed! Introduction by Jim Woodring.

MORE FROM KIM DEITCH: WAREHOUSE FIND! A SHROUD FOR WALDO, 64pp., s/c, $7.95 (SHROUD) In

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Stephen DeStefano & George Chieffet


Lucky in Love Book One: A Poor Mans History
I was fifteen in 1942, and I was five foot three, which is the tallest I ever was. I had jet black hair and a smile as big as day. Readers and moviegoers have read and seen many growing-up-in-the-bigcity- then-being-drafted-into-WorldWar-II tales, both real and fictional, but none with the visual pizzazz and feisty humor of Lucky in Love. Co-created by George L. Chieffet (script) and veteran cartoonist and animator Stephen DeStefano (plot and art), Lucky in Love is almost the All mailes order copi flipside to dramatic works on the hed ap gr to au ! same theme such as Alans War by author and Youll Never Know. Elegantly drawn in a supremely confident, lively, cartoony black-and-white style that recalls Milt Gross as well as classic Disney animation and comics, Lucky in Love is a unique coming-of-age story that follows its lovable eponymous hero Lucky Testatuda from his rascally teen years in Hoboken, New Jerseys Little Italy to his induction into the air force and subsequent wartime experiences. 120-page one-color 7 x 10 hardcover $19.99 (LUCKY1)
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Dame Darcy

Meat Cake
Alternating between one-off (often cruelly tragic) fairy tales and ongoing romps starring her eclectic cast of characters, including Effluvia the Mermaid, the roguish rou Wax Wolf, Igpay the Pig-Latin pig, Stregapez (a women who speaks by dispensing Pez-like tablets through a bloody hole in her throat), the mischievous Siamese twins Hindrance and Perfidia, Scampi the Selfish Shellfish, the stalwart Friend the Girl, and the blonde bombshell Richard Dirt, all delineated in her inimitable luxurious scrawl, Meat Cake is like a peek into the most creative, deranged dollhouse you ever saw. This is an expanded reprint of the out of print hardcover with more stories (including Hungry Is the Heart, the legendary collaboration with Watchmens Alan Moore) from the first 11 issues of the beloved comic. 240-page b&w 7 x 10.25 paperback $22.99 (MEATCS)
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COMICS FROM DAME DARCY: MEATCAKE #3, 24-pp. comic, $2.50 (MEAT03) MEATCAKE #13, 14, 1617, 32-pp. comics, $3.95 each (MEAT13, 14, 16, 17) None of these (except #3) collected in the book! Issue #14 offers histo-

ries of rock star witches Clara Bow and Cleopatra, tips on how to exercise ones demons, and a magical-doll story. Issue #16 profiles Rudolph Valentino, the secret language of flowers, love spells, and spells for mermaid hair, plus...sex magic! In #17 God is revealed to the Faeiry Sisters so of course they get into a fight over it. Also, Trixxie Roxx stars in The Horrors of Fame.

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Joyce Farmer

Special Exits

Joyce Farmer, best known for co-creating the Tits n Clits comics anthology in the 1970s (a feminist response to the rampant misogyny in underground comix) spent 11 years crafting her first full-length comic: Special Exits, a stunning graphic memoir in the vein of Alison Bechdels Fun Home or Harvey Pekar, Joyce Brabner, and Frank Stacks Our Cancer Year, about caring for her dying father and stepmother, Lars and Rachel. Special Exits gracefully deals with the hard reality of caring for aging loved ones: those who are or who have been in similar situations might find comfort in it, and those who havent will find much to admire in the bravery and good humor of parents and daughter. Dense, detailed, and drawn All mailes order copi with exquisite sensitivity, Special d he autograp ! Exits proceeds at a leisurely by author pace that not only helps to convey the slow, inexorable decline in Lars and Rachels health, but perfectly captures the timbre of the exchanges between a long-married couple: the affectionate bickering, the gallows humor, the occasional querulousness, and the love and acceptance beneath it all. It had a powerful effect on me, says R. Crumb; towards the end I actually found myself moved to tears. 208-page b&w 8 x 10 hardcover $26.99 (SPECEX)
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Ellen Forney

LUST: Kinky Online Personal Ads

I Love Led Zeppelin


Harvey and Eisner Awardnominated cartoonist Ellen Forneys strips are characterized by bold, sensual brushstrokes and striking images of powerful, butt-kicking women. While most of the stories sprang from Forneys own inspiration, some are collaborations with such luminaries as comedian Margaret Cho, novelist (and Al Gores daughter) Kristin Gore, Forneys beloved Grandma Florence, writer and editor Dan Savage, and Camille Paglia, focusing largely on the topics of Sex, Drugs, and Rock n Roll. Introduction by Sherman Alexie. 112page b&w/color softcover 9 x 12 $19.95 (ILOVEZ)

Ellen Forneys follow-up to her wildly popular I Love Led Zeppelin is a collection of cartoons celebrating the sometimes stunningly crude, sometimes surprisingly sweet online world of personal classifieds. Forney has for several years been illustrating the Seattle alt-weekly The Strangers Lustlab classified ads by interpreting the most interesting, outrageous, or idiosyncratic ad in that weeks paper. To cap it off, the collection includes frank, revealing interviews with some of the advertisers conducted by Forney, plus an introduction by the notorious sex advice columnist and novelist (and editor of The Stranger) Dan Savage. 168-page b&w hardcover 6 x 6.5 $19.95 (LKINK1)

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Drew Friedman
Any Similarity to Persons Living or Dead is Purely Coincidental
Finally back in print, Any Similarity... is a collection of Drew Friedmans earliest comic strips and illustrations, featuring his most obsessively stippled black-and-white panels and his most hilarious wise-guy takes on the stars and demi-stars and never-quite-stars of that swamp we like to call showbiz. In these strips, many of them written by his brother Josh Alan Friedman (both are sons of the legendary Bruce Jay Friedman: humor genes will tell!), the artist works out his obsession with such celebrities as Jim Nabors, Frank Sinatra Jr., Joe Franklin, Bob Hope, the Three Stooges, Andy Griffith... and Ed Wood, Jr. film star Tor Johnson, whom Friedman actually catapulted back into some sort of semi-fame when these strips were first published in the 1980s. Friedman is the kind of pop-culture aficionado whose teasing adoration can often be mistaken for mockery or contempt. But who but a worshipful fan would lavish quite so many dots on the loving delineation of these greats every pimple and wrinkle? 88-page b&w 9.25 x 12.25 hardcover $19.99 (ANYSIM)
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Too Soon?
Too Soon? you ask? Its a collection of the last 15 years worth of Drew Friedmans illustrations, caricatures and portraits lampooning the rich, the famous, the infamous, lAll mai es and the never-will-beorder copi d he autograp famous. (And promise! ! by author no Friends.) Too Soon? gathers Friedmans best, most strident and scathing work from some of the most popular publications including Time, Newsweek, The New Yorker, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, The New Republic, The Weekly Standard, Blab! and more yes, even Field & Stream. Too Soon? casts its net over the entirety of the forced-smiling-celebrity/politico congregation, political animals on one side of the aisle, showbiz beasts on the other... and the sad, innocent victims of their crimes that languish in the middle. Too Soon? is naturally replete with liver spots, wrinkles, burst capillaries, blood, sweat and tears. No one is spared, no matter which side of the aisle he or she inhabits. Too Soon? is in fact not TOO SOON its about time. 200-page full-color 8 x 10 hardcover $29.99 (TOOSOO)
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The Fun Never Stops!


This comprehensive collection of premier caricaturist Drew Friedmans best comic strips, illustrations, and mug shots lAll mai deals with all the familes pi co r de or hed autograp iar Friedman themes the ! by author world has come to love: showbiz has-beens, ugly old white men, nefarious politicians, debauched celebrities, the ubiquitous Lord of Eltingville, etc. Most of the work is from the 1990s, and shows Friedmans gradual phasing out of his famous (and amazing) black-and-white stipple look to his current (and equally amazing) lush watercolor style. The book is topped off with a detailed, career-spanning biographical introduction by Ben Schwartz and a foreword by Daniel Clowes. 136-page b&w/color softcover 8 x 10.5 $16.95 (FUNNEV)
SEE ALSO: Drew Friedmans BLAB! Storybook series of Old Jewish Comedians portrait books, page 43.

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Bill Griffith

Lost and Found: Comics 19692003

Bill Griffith: Lost and Found collects hundreds and hundreds of pages of Griffiths early underground comics, most of them long out of print and unavailable. Lost and Found is not only a gargantuan treasury of these underground comix hand-picked by the artist himself but a mini-memoir of the artists comix career during the early days of the San Francisco Underground and his on-again, off-again involvement with Hollywood and TV; Griffiths running recollections and commentary serve as a wry and often hilarious counterpoint and context to the stories themselves. Lost and Found follows Griffiths career from New York to San Francisco in chapters like New York: The East Village Other and Screw; The Arcade Years; First Zippy Appearances; Young Lust; Cast of Characters: Claude Funston, Mr. The Toad, Shelf-Life, The Toadettes, Alfred Jarry and the Griffith Observatory. And while the vast majority of the book consists of non-Zippy comics, Lost and Found also features the earliest, never-before-collected appearances of Zippy from 1971 to 1974, when Zippy was primarily a sidekick for Griffiths first major character, Mr. The Toad. Previously uncollected later work features Griffiths comics for High Times, The National Lampoon, Arcade, The San Francisco Examiner and The New Yorker. 310-page b&w 8 x 10 softcover with an extensive color section $39.99 (LOSFOU)
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characters, Zippy confronts the Grim Reaper, and Zippy realizes Bobs Big Boy isnt God | ZIPPY: CONNECT THE POLKA DOTS, 160pp. s/c, $18.95 (ZPOLKA) Zippy visits his doppelgnger atop the Leaning Tower of Pizza, talks Republicanism with several symbolic elephants, deconstructs King Kong | ARE WE HAVING FUN YET?, 128pp. s/c, $12.95 (AREWE) An all-original trip on the Freeway of Fun with Zippy, Griffy, Half-Life, Ernie Bushmiller, Jean-Paul Sartre, et al. | ZIPPY: FROM HERE TO ABSURDITY, 128pp. s/c, $19.95 (ZIPFHA) Zippy weaves in and out of "Bushmiller Country" (the land formerly inhabited by Nancy) and suddenly begins spouting foreign languages! | ZIPPY ANNUAL 20002003, 128160pp. s/c, $19.95 each (ZIPAN14) Each volume contains a year of black-and-white dailies and color Sundays, with an informative Pindex of comments and notations from Zippy Central.

ZIPPY COLLECTIONS: Each volume collects a years worth of strips, Sundays in color. | ZIPPY: DING DONG DADDY FROM DINGBURG, 204pp. s/c, $18.99 (ZDINGD) The tour of Zippys hometown Dingburg continues in the latest collection of recent Zippy daiies and Sundays. | ZIPPY: WALK A MILE IN MY MUU-MUU, 160pp. s/c, $18.95 (ZWALK) Zippys voice usurped by old comics

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Tim Hensley
Wally Gropius
Superficially resembling 1960s teenage humor comics, Tim Hensleys graphic novel Wally Gropius is actually an acute satire of power, celebrityhood, and modern culture that tells the story of the titular character, who bears a closer resemblance to a teenaged lAll mai es Richie Rich or a classmate of Archie order copi d he autograp Andrews at Riverdale High than he ! by author does the famous Bauhaus architect whose name he shares. Wally is the human Dow Jones, the heir to a vast petrochemical conglomerate. When the elder Thaddeus Gropius confronts Wally with the boilerplate plot ultimatum that he must marry the saddest girl in the world or be disinherited, a yarn unravels that is part screwball comedy and part unhinged parable on the lucrativeness of changing your identity. Hensleys dialogue is witty, lyrical, sampled, dada, and elliptical all in the service of a very bizarre mystery. Theres sex, violence, rock and roll, intrigue, and betrayal all brought home in Hensleys truly inimitable style. Created during an era when another well-off W was stuffing the coffers of the morbidly solvent, Wally Gropius transforms futile daydreams and nightmares into the absurdity of capital. Originally serialized in Fantagraphics house anthology Mome, the story is presented here in a larger format with additional, previously unseen material. 64-page full-color 10 x 12.5 hardcover $18.99 (WALLGR)
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Rand Holmes
The Artist Himself: A Rand Holmes Retrospective
edited by Patrick Rosenkranz
In his heyday, Rand Holmes was Canadas most revolutionary artist. His hippie hero Harold Hedd became the spokesman of the emerging counterculture as he avoided work, explored free love, and flouted drug laws. Created with the full cooperation of Holmess family, this book is an intimate and expansive account of a very private man who expressed his deepest feelings in the then disreputable medium of comix. Richly illustrated with drawings, comic strips, watercolors, and paintings that span Holmess whole career, from the hot rod cartoons he drew as a teenager, dozens of covers for the Canadian alternative newspaper Georgia Straight, pornographic cartoons for the sex tabloid Vancouver Star, to complete comic stories from Slow Death Funnies, Dope Comix, All Canadian Beaver, Death Rattle, Grateful Dead Comix, and many more. The full-length Harold Hedd comic novels, Wings Over Tijuana and Hitlers Cocaine, are reprinted in their entirety together for the first time. 328-page b&w/color 8 x 10 paperback $39.99 (ARTRAN)
More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/artisthimself

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Kevin Huizenga
Ganges Vol. 4
Can you make an exciting comic out of insomnia? Kevin Huizenga rises to the challenge as he depicts his alter ego Glenn Ganges wrestling with sleeplessness, trying to trick it by reading a particularly abstruse book, obsessively breaking his past, present and future life into ever more hallucinatory, complex grids, and wandering around his darkened house trying not to wake up his wife. Also: Loose cat action! Huizenga continues to spotlight his everyman Glenn Ganges (previously seen in the acclaimed Drawn and Quarterly Showcase and Or Else) with this suite of all-new stories created for the superb Ignatz line of periodicals (see page 39) which also featured new work by Gilbert Hernandez, Richard Sala, and Mart. The three earlier volumes are also available, including the visually breathtaking second one, which juxtaposes musings on the dot-com era boom wih videogame graphics. 32-page two-color 8.5 x 11 jacketed saddle-stitched comic $7.95 (GANGE4)
ALSO AVAILABLE: GANGES #1, #2 and #3 (same format, same price): (GANGE1) (GANGE2) (GANGE3) More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/ganges

Mark Kalesniko
Freeway
In his first new graphic novel since 2001s acclaimed Mail Order Bride, Mark Kalesniko delivers a 416-page tour de force chronicling a single day in the life of his recurring alter ego, Alex Kalienka. Stuck in a horrendous traffic jam on his way to his increasingly miserable job as an animator at Babbitt Jones Studios, a burnt-out and depressed Alex rages, reminisces, fantasizes and hallucinates. Flashbacks to his earliest days as a starry-eyed young animator snagging his dream job, through the increasingly depressing political battles and creative compromises, with a love affair gone badly wrong along the way, alternate with scenes of an increasingly agitated present-day Alex, who imagines a series of increasingly violent deaths for himself. Woven into this narrative fabric is a series of imagined moments from two generations ago, a golden age of animation, when an earlier Alex made his entry into a much different Babbitt Jones as imagined by the increasingly despondent present-day Alex. 416-page b&w 7 x 10 paperback $28.99 (FREEWA)
More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/freeway

ALSO BY MARK KALESNIKO: MAIL ORDER BRIDE, 264pp. s/c $19.95 (MAILOR) A lonely comic-shop owner expects his Asian mail-order bride to fulfill his stereotypical fantasy, but she turns out to be much more complex than that in this sharp and affecting look at their prickly relationship. ALEX, 250pp. s/c $19.95 (ALEXC) This prequel of sorts to Freeway is an existential exploration of depression and the healing power of art as a man faces the realization that accomplishing his career goals is no route to inner peace.

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R. Kikuo Johnson
Night Fisher
This debut graphic novel from an exciting young talent is a compassionate, hard-nosed coming-of-age story, an unsentimental portrait of that most awkward period between adolescence and young adulthood, and that rarest of things: a mature depiction of immature lives. Johnson explores the relationships of his characters with naturalistic ease. This intimate and compelling story is drawn in a chiaroscuro style reminiscent of Milton Caniff combined with the sensual ink work of Paul Pope or Jessica Abel. 144-page b&w 7 x 10 softcover $12.95 (NIGHTF)
SEE ALSO: R. Kikuo Johnson also contributes to our Mome anthologies, page 42.

Miss Lasko-Gross
A Mess of Everything
The second volume in Miss Lasko-Grosss semiautobiographical trilogy picks up where Escape from Special left off: self-effacing non-conformist Melissa is now in high school, where the stakes are higher as she copes with an anxiety-induced drug habit, an anorexic best friend, alienating her friends with her uncomfortable honesty, and accidentally breaking her best guy friends heart. Eventually, her woes cause lai All m her to nearly flunk out of school, and by the end of es order copi hed the book Melissa faces the choice that we all do at autograp ! by author some point: to take the risk and pursue her dreams or settle for a safer, more secure routine. The unsentimental truthfulness that is the hallmark of Lasko-Grosss work is coupled with a raw but increasingly refined visual vocabulary, expressing the awkward navet and inexperience of a young girl with the keen insights of a mature artist and resulting in an intense, honest, and funny memoir. 232-page full-color 6 x 9 softcover $19.99 (MESSEV)
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ALSO BY MISS LASKO-GLASS: ESCAPE FROM SPECIAL, 136pp, s/c $16.95 (ESCAPE) The first part of the coming of age trilogy (which continues with the new release A Mess of Everything), Escape from Special chronicles Melissas childhood right up to the point of her entry into high school.

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Paul Hornschemeier
All & Sundry
All & Sundry corrals Paul Hornschemeiers work from the last five yearswork previously ungathered, and in many cases never before seen in print. These works include: conceptual drawings and comics for a museum exhibit in Paris; an awardwinning book cover design; the serialized tale of divine intervention, non-linearity, and social webs Huge Suit Visits the People; comics and illustrations created for various high-profile publications; covers and designs lAll mai es from foreign editions of Pauls books; recent pi co r de or hed autograp album art for David Byrnes Luaka Bop re! by author cord label; a collaboration with Michael Kupperman; as well as short, illustrated prose thus far seen only in the pages of the anthology Mome (p. 3233). The collection concludes with extensive selections from sketches and sketchbooks. 208-page full-color 7.5 x 10 hardcover $29.99 (ALLSUN)
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The Three Paradoxes


An intricate and complex autobiographical comic: Paul, in the comic, draws a character Paul who is trying to finish a story called Paul and the Magic Pencil. We zoom out of that story to the creator, Paul, who leaves to walk with his father, bringing his camera in order to fulfill a promise to his girlfriend to photograph the places that affected him as a child. Each chapter of the story is drawn in a completely different style, and yet it all comes together as one story: a story questioning change, progress, and worth within the authors life. 80-page full-color 6.5 x 8.5 hardcover $16.95 (TPARAD)

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Let Us Be Perfectly Clear


Culled from the pages of Forlorn Funnies and other sources, this collection is half composed of Hornschemeiers gloomy comedic work, and half his just-plain-gloomy work, presented in an elegantly produced flip-book format with two front covers. 136-page fullcolor 6.5 x 8.5 hardcover $19.95 (LETUS)

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clean, distinctive art and poignant storytelling, Hornschemeiers widely acclaimed debut graphic novel is a quietly stunning tale of a father and son struggling, by varying degrees of escapism and fantasy, to come to terms with the death of the boys mother. Long out of print and now available for the first time in hardcover.

ALSO BY PAUL HORNSCHEMEIER: MOTHER COME HOME, 128pp. full-color h/c, $22.99 (MCHOME) With

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Megan Kelso
Queen of the Black Black
Before her comics were serialized in the New York Times Sunday Magazine or released by Fantagraphics, Megan Kelso was a classic DIY cartoonist/publisher, who crafted and self-published her popular minicomic Girlhero from 1991 to 1996. Queen of the Black Black, which collects these early Girlhero strips (as well as a few from other sources), provides an engrossing chronicle of an ambitious young cartoonist carefully developing her own unique style and approach. Kelso scrutinizes bicycle messengers, venereal diseases, infidelity, unwanted pregnancies, temporary work assignments, family reunions, and classroom daydreams in subtle and unexpected manners, setting herself technical challenges such as depicting music in comics (the virtuoso The Daddy Mask, with its sensuous gray swirls of sound on the page), integrating lettering into artwork in creative ways, and generally working her way toward what would become her mature style. The title story, Queen of the Black Black, rendered in lush gray tones, explores the fraught relationship between the ageing, demanding queen of a fairy-tale realm and a hornblower whom she takes under her wing. And theres even an early Artichoke Tale! 160-page black-and-white 7 x 9.25 softcover $19.99 (qublbl)
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Artichoke Tales
Having proved herself a master of the cartoon short story with Queen of the Black Black and The Squirrel Mother. Megan Kelso expands her range by creating a family saga spanning three generations and an entire continent. Artichoke Tales is a coming-of-age story about a young girl named Brigitte whose family is caught between the two warring sides of a civil war, a graphic novel that takes place in a world lai m All es that echoes our own, but whose people order copi d he ap autogr have artichoke leaves instead of hair. ! by author Influenced in equal parts by Little House on the Prairie, The Thorn Birds, Dharma Bums, and Cold Mountain, Kelso weaves a moving story about family amidst war. Kelsos visual storytelling, combining delicate linework with rhythmic, musical page compositions, creates a dramatic tension between intimate, ruminative character studies and the unflinching depiction of the consequences of war and carnage. 176-page one-color 6.5 x 8 hardcover $22.99 (arttal)
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personal stories about the travails of adolescence and stories about the idea of America and American history, including a trilogy of short stories about Alexander Hamilton. Full color.

ALSO BY MEGAN KELSO: THE SQUIRREL MOTHER, $16.95 (SQUIRR) Kelsos latest 136-page collection of graphic short stories features

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Tim Kreider
Twilight of the Assholes: Cartoon and Essays 20052009
As reality gets ever bleaker, Tim Kreiders humor becomes increasingly apocalyptic and hilarious. He juxtaposes the Biblical Christ with His blonde, flag-draped, machine-gun-toting American incarnation in Jesus vs. Jeezus, proposes a third political party that represents Americans real values in The Sex Party, draws the dead Saddam Hussein as a mischievous invisible imp still causing trouble, and envisions the officials of the Bush administration getting their comeuppance in the grisly fashion of Dick Tracy villains. Kreider mocks not only the evil and hapless Bush but the fecklessness of progressives, the imbecile bigotry of radical Islam, and, most of all, the dumb bovine complacency of the American voter. Twilight of the Assholes is an hysterical chronicle of the end of the Era of Darkness, and, believe it or not, a heartening document of one mans loss and tentative restoration of faith in democracy. 288-page b&w 8 x 9.5 softcover $28.99 (twilig)
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Tim Lane
Abandoned Cars
A debut collection of graphic short stories, noir-ish narratives that is united by their exploration of the great American mythological drama. Lanes desperate and haunted characters exist on the margins of society alienated, floating in the void between hope and despair, confused but introspective. Some of them are experiencing the aftermath of an existential car crash... Others have gone off the deep end, or were never anywhere but the deep end. Its an America depicted as a subdued and haunted Coney Island, made up of lost characters boozing, brawling, haplessly shooting themselves in the face, and hopping freight trains in search of Elvis. 168-page b&w 7 x 9.5 softcover $18.99 (ABCASC).
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Roger Langridge
Fred the Clown
The signature creation of New Zealand cartoonist Roger Langridge, Fred the Clown is the thinking mans idiot. Fred has an eye for the ladies (especially of the bearded variety), but the only part of themselves theyre willing to share with him is a carefully placed kneecap. Freds misadventures are a curious balance of bleakness and joyful absurdism; the universe may dump on Fred from a great height, but he never gives up. Part Samuel Beckett, part Tex Avery, Fred the Clown is beautifully drawn, utterly inspired lunacy. 192-page b&w 6 x 8.25 softcover $16.95 (FREDC)

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Mezzo & Pirus

King of the Flies Vol. 2: The Origin of the World

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 from the finest American cartoonists. Mezzo and Pirus, previously best known in Europe for a series of cynical, brutal gangster stories, have abandoned their guns and gals for this cycle of suburban stories, but in King of the Flies the violence has just (for the most part) been interiorized. King of the Flies first appears to be a series of unrelated short stories, each starring (and narrated by) a different protagonist, but it soon becomes obvious that these seemingly disparate episodes weave together to form a single complex narrative, with events that are only glimpsed (or even referred to) revisited from different perspectives revolving around Eric, a neer-do-well, drug-taking teenager at war with his stepfather and, apparently, the whole world. King of the Flies is designed as a trilogy of albums, which will combine to form a single graphic novel of stunning intricacy and intensity (the third one is due at the end of 2013). 64-page full-color 9 x 12.5 hardcover $18.99
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ALSO AVAILABLE: King of the Flies Vol. 1, Hallorave: $18.99 (KINGF1) More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/kingoftheflies2

Mart

The Cabbie: Volume 1

The Cabbie spins off Martin Scorseses Taxi Driver with a graphic style that unapologetically appropriates and even refines the brutal slabs of black, squashed perspectives, and grotesque approach to human physiognomy (and its ability to withstand punishment) that define Chester Goulds Dick Tracy. And as Art Spiegelman (the first to publish Marts work in English, in RAW) notes in his introduction, while Goulds graphic black and white precision and his diagrammatic clarity live on in Marts work more interestingly, perhaps, so does Goulds depravity. Indeed, The Cabbie is even more savage than the legendarily brutal Dick Tracy, with its pimps, whores, petty thieves, corrupt businessmen, all swirling around the ingenuously violent Cabbie whose self-administered upstanding citizen status entitles him in his view to even more shocking acts of violence! 64-page b&w 9 x 12 hardcover $19.99 (cabbi1)
More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/thecabbie1

ALSO BY MARTI: CALVARIO HILLS, $7.95 (CALVH1) The eponymous main

story mashes together elements of Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and Washington D.C., is a conspiracy fantasia in which the sinister NRA (spearheaded by Charlton Preston) attempts to sabotage the election to mayor of Marion Parry, while an imprisoned gangster kingpin schemes to enlist an army of crackheads to put him over the top. The back-up is the first chapter of an all-new Cabbie story in which our naively heroic protagonists fare turns out to be the disgraced President of the nation.

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Tony Millionaire
500 Portraits
500 Portraits collects for the first time over two decades of portrait work by the beloved and award-winning creator of Drinky Crows Maakies, Sock Monkey and Billy Hazelnuts. Tony Millionaires gorgeous fountain pen illustrations, which mingle naturalistic detail with strong doses of the fanciful and grotesque, include the famous (Bob Dylan), the infamous (Abu Ghraib soldier/model Lynndie England), the fictional (Yoda), the animal kingdom (a cockroach), and everything in between. Literary figures (Hemingway), literary characters (Don Quixote & Sancho Panza), Hollywood legends (Steven Spielberg), comics icons (Herg) and historical figures (Hitler) also figure prominently. Many of these 500 portraits were created for The Believer, the magazine founded by Dave Eggers that Millionaire has helped define visually with his signature portraits of interview subjects in every issue since the magazine started. But it also includes dozens if not hundreds of illustrations from various other publications, including The New York Times, The New Yorker, Ephemera Press Historical Maps, The Wall Street Journal, and others, as well as hilarious Millionaire reminscences. 192-page b&w 7.5 x 5.75 hardcover $22.99 (500por)
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Billy Hazelnuts and the Crazy Bird


Billy Hazelnuts transmutes nursery rhymes and the golem myth into a storybook about Becky, girl scientist, her friend Billy Hazelnuts (who was created from cooking ingredients by tailless mice), and their journey to find the missing moon while battling an evil steam-driven alligator with a seeing-eye skunk. Millionaire fuses the darker spirit of older fairy tales with an absurdist adventure story, throws gender politics into the mix, and brings it to life with his dementedly charming, meticulous drawing style and breathtaking imagination. 104-page b&w 6.5 x 9 hardcover $19.99 (BILHA2)
ALSO AVAILABLE: The original Billy Hazelnuts graphic novel: 104-page b&w 6.5 x 9 hardcover $19.95 (BILHAZ) More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/billyhazelnuts2

TONY MILLIONAIRE MAAKIES BOOKS: LITTLE MAAKIES ON THE PRAIRIE, 120pp, h/c $19.95 (LITMAK) The most recent colletion of Millionaires Maakies hilarious strips, picking up where Wrinkled Knees leaves off. | MAAKIES WITH THE WRINKLED KNEES, 120pp, h/c $19.95 (WRINKN) Another great collection of Millionaire hilarity, still in the unwielde extra-wide format. | DRINKY CROWS MAAKIES TREASURY, 272pp. h/c, $29.99 (MAATRE) Two more years! | DER STRUWWELMaakies, 96pp. h/c, $19.95 (DERSTR) The earliest collection available.

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Victor Moscoso

Sex, Rock & Optical Illusions

No one better represents the psychedelic 1960s and 1970s than Victor Moscoso, whose posters for such bands as The Grateful Dead, Big Brother & the Holding Company, and the Steve Miller Blues Band, deploying his unique vibrating colors and hallucinatory, near-illegible lettering stand as enduring works of art and recognizable icons of their time. As if that wasnt enough, Moscoso was a seminal underground cartoonist, a charter member of the Zap gang whose gorgeously surreal near-narratives puzzled a generation of hippies. This career-spanning retrospective covers both his lives, from his earlist (1966) poster work to his most recent graphic experimentation. Includes a preface by Milton Glaser and an introduction by Steve Heller. 144-page full-color 9 x 12 hardcover $34.95 (SEXRRO)

Cathy Malkasian
Temperance
Do ideas of war and enemies hold a people together? Is a culture of conflict too seductive not to be irresistible? These are the questions Cathy Malkasian explores in her brilliant second graphic novel, Temperance. After a brutal injury in battle, Lester has no memory of his prior life. For the next All mailthirty years his wife does everything to keep him from es order copi hed remembering and re-constructing a society, autograp ! by author Blessedbowl, that elevates him as a hero. Blessedbowl is a cultural convergence of lies, memories, stories, and beliefs. Its people thrive on ideas of persecution, exceptionality, and enemies, convinced that war lurks just outside their walls. They have come to depend on Lester, their greatest war hero, to lead the charge once the Final Battle begins Malkasian creates a densely textured social context, masterfully conveying the idiosyncratic physical domain with its spiraling structures and quasi-medieval architecture along with intimate yet plastic portraits of her characters in a rich, tonal pencil line. Temperance is a galvanizing work of empathy and violence by one of todays the most thoughtful and accomplished cartoonists. 240-page two-color 8 x 10 hardcover $22.99 (tempe)
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ALSO BY CATHY MALKASIAN: PERCY GLOOM, h/c, $18.95 (PERCYG) In Malkasians stunning 174-page debut

graphic novel, lazy-eyed little Percy struggles to overcome the loss of his wife to a lotharian cult leader. Animation director Malkasian creates a dense and believable, totally original milieu for this fantastical tale, executed in stunningly subtle two-color tones.

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Nate Neal

The Sanctuary

In his first full-length graphic novel, Nate Neal explores the primal mysteries and sordid inner workings of a Paleolithic cave-dwelling tribe, creating an original silent reading experience by using symbols instead of words. When a mysterious nomad girl is offered up as an item of trade, she seeks refuge by forming a tenacious friendship with the local cave-painter turned outcast. Together they set out on a dangerous mission to bring truth to their corrupt tribe with the help of their new discovery (via some psychotropic mushrooms): drawings that tell a story. All mailes order copi Subsequently, they become enmeshed in the violent power struggles and sensual hed ap gr to au ! intrigues between the alpha males and alpha females. In The Sanctuary, art, by author inspiration, and communication is in conflict with tradition and law, and the novel dramatizes the moral imperative of man facing the truth even at the cost of his, and societys, lives. Introduction by Dave Sim. 200-page b&w 7.5 x 10 softcover $22.99 (SANCTC)
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Mark Newgarden
We All Die Alone
He was in the first issue of RAW magazine. He co-created the Garbage Pail Kids. He wrote, drew and syndicated a weekly alternative comic strip in the 1990s, and created a Web Premiere Toon for The Cartoon Network called B. Happy. This career-spanning collection from Mark Newgarden includes samples of all of this, as well as his legendary surreal RAW-published Nancy mashup Loves Savage Fury. Plus a dizzying archival section of Newgardens graphic and conceptual influences that is worth the price of the book by itself. Edited by Dan Nadel, designed by Helene Silverman, and featuring fuzzy covers. 224-page b&w and full-color 7.5 x 8.5 hardcover $28.95 (WEALLD)

Anders Nilsen

Monologues For Calculating the Density of Black Holes


Like the artists first volume, Monologues for the Coming Plague, ...Black Holes is a creatively experimental laboratory, comprising a collection of free flowing stream-ofconsciousness gags, strips, and drawings that slowly coalesce into an unexpectedly compelling and complex narrative. The hints of story that came together in Coming Plague are extrapolated and expanded upon and grow to incorporate some of Nilsens other outr strips from the anthology MOME, two of which are reprinted here in expanded form. The book is an audacious investigation into the rhythms of storytelling, the blurring of media, and an exercise in reconciling contrasts. It is playful, provocative and serious all at once another tour de force by Big Questions creator Anders Nilsen. 400-page monochrome/full-color 5 x 8 softcover $22.99 (MCALBH)

More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/monologues2 SEE ALSO: Anders Nilsens Ignatz book The End, page 39.

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Diane Noomin
Glitz-2-Go
Glitz-2-Go stars veteran underground cartoonist Diane Noomins (Young Lust, Arcade, True Glitz, and Twisted Sisters, which she edited) signature character, DiDi Glitz, the frustrated middle-aged glamourpuss and anxiety-ridden suburban Sisyphus. All of her stories, beginning with her debut Restless Reverie in 1974s Family Fun Comics, are finally back in print for the first time in over 30 years. This book collects all of Noomins best comics, including a few painfully autobiographical stries where Noomin steps upfront from behind the character veil, and a few collaborations with husband Bill Griffith, co-starring a certain Pinhead. So mix yourself up a mai tai and kick back with a fistful of Glitz! 128-page b&w 7 x 10 softcover with some color $19.99 (GLITZ2)

Norman Pettingill
Norman Pettingill: Backwoods Humorist
Norman Pettingill was an avid trapper and fisherman from Northern Wisconsin, and a self-taught artist. In 1947, at the age of 51, he began creating hundreds of pen-and-ink drawings and marketed many of them as postcards, printing and distributing them himself. He combined a gift for the fine detail and verisimilitude of illustration with the visual exaggeration and outrageous wit of cartooning. By merging his fascination with nature and backwoods culture with his wild sense of humor, he depicted an out-of-control hillbilly wonderland of talking grizzlies, dancing morons, nightclubs, giant mosquitoes, tumble-down shacks, pipe smoking grannies, google-eyed drunks, hilarious hunting mishaps and moonshine soaked fishermen! Pettingill reveled in exposing the commercialization of outdoor activities and demythologizing the myth of the outdoorsman. His landscapes and drawings of wild animals could be breathtakingly wondrous, and even his most grotesque depictions of hillbillies were fused with a love and respect for the rituals of a primitive life in the boondocks. This book is the first published retrospective of Pettingills work, containing over a hundred of the artists best and rarely seen drawings, printed in an oversized format under a unique cover printed on genuine plywood, with a biographical essay by editor Gary Groth, an introduction by Robert Crumb, and an appreciation by Johnny Ryan. 144-page full-color 12 x 9 hardcover $39.99 (NORPET)
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Joe Sacco

Safe Area Gorazde: The Special Edition

In the wake of his acclaimed Palestine, Joe Sacco spent four months in Bosnia in 19951996, immersing himself in the human side of life during wartime, researching stories rarely found in conventional news coverage. The book focuses on the Muslim enclave of Gorazde, which was besieged by Bosnian Serbs during the war; Sacco spent four weeks in Gorazde, entering before the Muslims trapped inside had access to the outside world, electricity or running water. Released in 2000, Safe Area Gorazde confirmed Sacco as one of the preeminent journalists of his time, and earned him a 2001 Guggenheim Fellowship. Now for its 10th anniversary, Fantagraphics is releasing an expanded hardcover edition which, much like 2007s now out of print Palestine: The Special Edition, supplements the original work with page after page of related drawings, on-site sketches, photographs, and transcripts from Saccos notes. 272-page b&w (with some color) 7.5 x 10 hardcover $29.99 (SAFESE)
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Palestine
Based on several months of research and an extended visit to the West Bank and Gaza Strip in the early 1990s (where he conducted over 100 interviews with Palestinians and Jews), Palestine was the first major comics work of political and historical nonfiction by Sacco, whose name has since become synonymous with this graphic form of New Journalism. Like Safe Area Gorazde, Palestine (whose sequel, Footnotes in Gaza, was released in 2009 to great acclaim) has been favorably compared to Art Spiegelmans Pulitzer Prize-winning Maus for its ability to brilliantly navigate such socially and politically sensitive subject matter within the confines of the comic book medium. Sacco has often been called the first comic book journalist, and he is certainly the best. This edition of Palestine also features an introduction from renowned author, critic, and historian Edward Said (Peace and Its Discontents and The Question of Palestine), one of the worlds most respected authorities on the Middle Eastern conflict. 288-page b&w 7 x 10 paperback $24.95 (PALESC)

tour diary with punk band the Miracle Workers (including bound-in CD!) plus biting satirical strips, blues bios, concert posters, and Rolling Stones worship. | SAFE AREA GORAZDE, 216pp. s/c, $19.95; (SAFES) This critically acclaimed volume focuses on Gorazde, the Muslim held enclave besieged by Bosnian Serbs during the war, where Sacco spent a month during his 5-month Bosnian sojourn. | NOTES FROM A DEFEATIST, 216pp. s/c, $19.95 (NODEF) This massive book finally collects the entirety of Saccos earlier journalistic and autobiographical work, plus a sizable serving of his satirical strips, many of them never before collected in book form.

MORE JOE SACCO BOOKS: BUT I LIKE IT, 120pp. h/c with CD, $24.95 (BLIKEI) Sacco covers the rock n roll beat in this collection that includes his

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Stan Sakai
An astonishingly exciting and engaging series about a warrior rabbit in Feudal Japan, the wandering and masterless samurai named Miyamoto Usagi, a.k.a. Usagi Yojimbo! Lethal sword battles are followed by moments of quiet humor, and horror and suspense alternate with slapstick. The Eisner Award-winning Usagi Yojimbo has been going strong for over 20 years, and Fantagraphics is pleased to keep the first seven collected volumes of this perennial all-ages favorite in print! Each volume measures 6 x 9. See below for listing of individual volumes.
ALSO AVAILABLE: The last few collectors copies of the USAGI YOJIMBO COLOR SPECIAL comics #2 and #3: $3.50 (UYCS2, UYCS3) More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/usagi

Usagi Yojimbo

Vol. 1: The Ronin With all of the earliest Usagi stories laying the groundwork for the saga to come, this is the obvious starting point for new readers. 152-page softcover $15.95 (UYB01S) Vol. 2: Samurai Usagis origin story is told in the first novel-length tale, plus more short stories! Introduction by Mark Evanier. 152-page softcover $16.95 (UYB02S) Vol. 3: The Wanderers Road Seven classic Usagi short stories packed with action and humor, including a Ninja Turtles team-up! Introduction by Robert Asprin. 152-page softcover $16.95 (UYB03S) Vol. 4: The Dragon Bellow Conspiracy Usagis first full-length graphic novel centers around a plot to overthrow the Shogun! Introduction by Alejandro Jodorowsky. 180-page softcover $16.95 (UYB04S)

Vol. 5: Lone Goat and Kid Usagi battles ninja bats, meets the deadly assassin Lone Goat, and appears in a unique story about a kitemaker. Foreword by Stan Lee! 142-page softcover $14.95 (UYB05S); 152-page hardcover (with bonus material!) $25.00
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Vol. 6: Circles The four-part title story follows our hero back to his home village for an epic confrontation, plus four more stories. Introduction by Jeff Smith. 168-page softcover $16.95 (UYB6S) Vol. 7: Gens Story The title story reveals the origin of the mercenary swordsrhino. Plus the final fate of the Blind Swordspig, a supernatural tale and more. Introduction by Sergio Aragons. 168-page softcover $16.95 (UYB7S)

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Wilfred Santiago
21: The Story of Roberto Clemente
No other baseball player dominated the 1960s like Roberto Clemente and no other Latin American player achieved his numbers. He played like a man possessed, fielding superbly, unleashing his rifle arm, and hitting in clutch situations. Despite his aesthetic brilliance, he faced prejudice throughout his career and was given his due only after his unexpected and tragic death in a 1972 plane crash. 21 chronicles Clementes life from his early days growing up in rural Puerto Rico, the highlights of his career (including the 1960s World Series where he helped the Pirates win its first victory in 33 years, and his 3000th hit in 1972 during the last official at-bat of his life) as well as his private life and public mission off the field. Wilfred Santiago captures the grit of Clementes rise from his impoverished Puerto Rican childhood, to the majesty of his performance on the field, to his fundamental decency as a human being in a drawing style that combines realistic attention to detail and expressive cartooning. 200-page two-color 5.75 x 7.5 hardcover $22.99 (21gn)
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Olivier Schrauwen

The Man Who Grew His Beard

The Man Who Grew His Beard is Belgian cartoonist Olivier Schrauwens first American book after having staked out a reputation over the last decade as one of Europes most talented storytellers. It collects seven short stories, each a headspinning display of craft and storytelling that mixes early twentieth-century comics influences like Winsor McCay with a thoroughly contemporary voice that provokes and entertains with subversively surreal humor and subtle criticism of twentieth-century tropes and images. The stories themselves, though each stands alone, are intertwined thematically, offering peeks into the minds of semiautistic, achingly isolated men and their feverish inner worlds and how they interact and contrast with their real environment. Though Schrauwen (whose work has been seen in several issues of MOME) taps surrealist or absurdist impulses in his work, you will not read a more careful and precise collection of stories this year. The stories include Hair Types (a hilarious piece that explores the pseudoscientific classification of personality as a function of hair), Chromo Congo, The Task, The Lock, The Cave, and The Imaginist. 112-page full-color 8.5 x 10.25 softcover $19.99 (mwgh)
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Leslie Stein

Eye of the Majestic Creature

Eye of the Majestic Creature is a collection of semi-autobiographical and fantasybased comics that combine dry humor, psychedelia, and emotion to show the viewpoint of one persons world internally and externally. The story follows a young girl, Larrybear, and her talking acoustic guitar Marshmallow on their adventures through the countryside, Chicago, San Francisco and New York. While Larrybear struggles to connect with strangers, her friends, and her family to various degrees of success, her growing population of anthropomorphic friends have adventures of their own. You get a glimpse of her past life when she visits her home town of Chicago, trying to relate to old friends who have not matured since high school, as well as her family (which includes her Hippopotamus father and his harem of ex-wives, two brothers, and Salsa-dancing mom). In the present, she moves to New York to find work for a time, resulting in many hilarious and drunken adventures with her new coworkers at a cell phone decorating shop, and her old friend Boris, who shares with her his P.G. Wodehouse books, as well as his Incredible Hulk weed. Drawn in shades of gray using the near-deceased practice of stippling, Steins imagery draws you into her world for a complete and engrossing experience. 128-page b&w 7.5 x 11 paperback $18.99 (eyemaj)
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Spain

Cruisin with the Hound: The Life and Times of Fred Toot

Although hes best known for his two-fisted tales of the chopper-riding Trashman, Spains blunt graphic style and uncompromising gift for caricature, rendered in eye-punishing slabs of black and white, work equally well for subtler fare such as these memoirs of his misspent youth. Cruisin with the Hound ranges from Spains days as an innocent young churchgoer to his time as a member of the Road Vultures motorcycle gang, with stops along the way for his discoveries of science fiction and other, more adult pursuits (The Birth of Porn) as well as the The Education of an Underground Cartoonist, describing his journey from a pimply Captain Marvel-reading scribbler to his arrival as a professional artist. But the heart of this collection is a cycle of stories (originally published in Blab!) set during Spains teenage days in the 1950s, often featuring Fred Toot, a wild, flaky character in whose company some of his wildest escapades occurred. 120-page b&w 7.5 x 10.25 paperback $19.99 (cruhou)
More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/cruisinwiththehound

ALSO BY SPAIN: NIGHTMARE ALLEY, $14.95 (NIGALL) An adaptation of the long out-of-print 1930s cult novel of the same name by William Lindsay Gresham, the story is a study of the lowest depths of showbiz and its sleazy inhabitants and environs, the dark, shadowy world of a second rate carnival filled with cheap hustlers, scheming grifters, and Machiavellian femmes fatales: The book depicts the rise of Stan Carlisle from a carnival mentalist to a successful spiritualist, preying on the rich and gullible matrons of society, to his eventual fall and total disintegration..

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Zak Sally
Like a Dog
One mans heartfelt and irreverent record of his time on this rock, Zak Sallys unflinchingly veracious book is both direct and oblique, which we find rather miraculous considering the messy and murky waters of human experience it manages to navigate. Dont be surprised if you find yourself laughing and crying as you claw your way through each hard fought page! Of all of Sallys creative pursuits (including a career in music spanning 15+ years), Like a Dog is the one hes been working a lifetime toward. This hardcover book collects the best of his acclaimed All mailes order copi short stories from the past 15 d he autograp ! years, published in the first 2 by author issues of his Eisner-nominated self-published series Recidivist and in publications like Mome, The Drama, Your Flesh, Dirty Stories, and more. Like a Dog also includes extensive liner notes by the artist, previously unpublished material, and an introduction by John Porcellino. 134-page color/b&w 7 x 10.5 hardcover $22.99 (LIKDOG)
More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/likeadog
SEE ALSO: Zak Sallys Ignatz title Sammy the Mouse, on page 39.

Frank Stack
The New Adventures of Jesus
Underground comics were known for their satirical assaults on beliefs held dear by middle America. None was more witty or biting than the very first underground comic ever published: Frank Stacks The Adventures of Jesus. Stacks strip first saw print in Texas counterculture and college publications, and in 1964, Texas Ranger editor Gilbert Shelton (who would later go on to create the little-known Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers) made 50 photocopies of about a dozen strips, stapled and collated the pages, designed a cover and distributed it to friends around campus. In this witty addendum to the New Testament, Jesus fulfills his promise to reward the just and punish the unjust, yet returns to Earth with remarkably little fanfare. He soon realizes he may have postponed his second coming a bit too long, arriving when the planet has fallen into a dangerously advanced state of decrepitude, i.e., the late 20th Century. Nonetheless, Jesus is determined to carry out his sacred obligation. Fantagraphics Books is proud to collect, for the first time, over 40 years worth of The New Adventures of Jesus including a brand new story by Stack. This edition also features an introduction by R. Crumb and a preface by Gilbert Shelton. 160-page b&w 7.5 x 9.75 softcover $19.95 (NEWADV)
MORE FRANK STACK: Naked Glory, 96pp., s/c, $12.95 (GLORY) Naked women! Lots and lots of naked women, fleshed out with

consummate skill by Frank Stack in this lovely softcover. Sensuous, provocative and sometimes downright lubricious, rendered in a variety of media, from smoky pastels to intricate etchings, by one of comics most classically elegant draftsmen with 16 pages of color plates.

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Dash Shaw

The Unclothed Man in the 35th Century A.D.

One part MOME collection, one part authorized IFC Channel spinoff, the first quar-ter of this hardcover collects the work storyboards, scripts, character designs, etc. that Shaw has created for a series of original shorts airing on IFC.com in Nov. 2009. The latter 3/4ths collect Shaws acclaimed, genre-bending short stories from MOME, including Look Forward, First Son of Terra Two, All maila remarkable story of two lovers es order copi hed autograp traveling in opposite directions ! by author in time. Also featured: Galactic Funnels, the 2008 Ignatz Award nominee for Outstanding Story, about the parasitic relationship between an artist and his lover/mentor; Satellite CMYK, a sci-fi mindwarp that ingeniously drives the narrative through Shaws masterful control of color, and Making the Abyss, a fictionalized story of a surreal film set filled with nuclear tanks, hot tubs, and blind ambition. Plus a new 20-page story. 104-page full-color 7 x 9 hardcover $19.99 (UNCMAN)
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Bottomless Belly Button


This astonishing debut is one of the years most lauded graphic novels. Bottomless Belly Button is a comedydrama that follows the dysfunctional adventures of the Loony Family. After 40-some years of marriage, Maggie and David Loony shock their lai All m es children with their announceorder copi d he ap autogr ! ment of a planned divorce, by author sparking a week-long family reunion at the creepy (and possibly haunted) family beach house. In a six-day period rich with atmospheric sequences, these characters stumble blindly around one another, often ignoring their surroundings and consumed by their own daily conflicts. Shaws masterfully-paced visual storytelling explores the interconnecting relationships among the characters with small gestural details and nuanced expressions that bring the characters to vivid and intimate life. (Note: This book is available with two different covers. When ordering, please indicate your preference for Mom or Dad.) 720-page monochrome 6 x 8.5 softcover $29.99 (BOTTBB)
More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/bbb
SEE ALSO: Dash Shaw also contributes to our MOME anthologies, page 42.

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Esther Pearl Watson


Unlovable Vol. II
Loosely based on a teenagers diary from the 1980s found in a gas-station bathroom, Unlovable is the remarkable story of Tammy Pierce, as filtered through the pen of Los Angeles artist Esther Pearl Watson. This All mailes second and concluding volume order copi hed ap gr to au ! picks up where the first volume by author left off (winter break) and finishes Tammys tragicomic sophomore year of high school in 1985. In the epic saga that is Unlovable, Tammy finds herself dealing with tampons, teasing, crushes, The Smiths, tube socks, facial hair, lice, celibacy, fantasy dream proms, gym showers, skid marks, a secret admirer, prank calls, backstabbers, winter ball, barfing, narcs, breakdancing, hot wheels, glamour shots, roller coasters, Halloween costumes, boogers, boys, boy crazy feelings, biker babes, and even some butt cracks. Tammys life isnt pretty, but it is endlessly charming and hilarious. 416-page two-color 5.75 x 5.75 hardcover $22.99 (unlova) $22.99 (unlov2) or buy the Complete Unlovable Box Set for only $39.99 (unlovb)
More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/unlovable2 ALSO AVAILABLE: Unlovable Volume I (same format),

Drew Weing

Set to Sea

In Drew Weings debut graphic novel, the central character is a big lug and an aspiring poet who runs up tabs at the local bars by day and haunts the docks by night, writing paeans to the seafaring life. When he gets shanghaied aboard a clipper bound for Hong Kong, he finds the sailors life a bit rougher than his romantic nautical fantasies. He helps rebuff a pirate assault, survives a gunshot to the eye, and learns to live and love a Conradian life on the sea, all the while writing poetry about pirates, bad food, unceremonial funerals, foreign ports, and unexpected epiphanies. By the end of his life, hes found satisfaction in living a life of adventure and finding a receptive and appreciative readership. Drawn in an elaborate crosshatched style that falls somewhere between Gustave Dor engravings and E. C. Segars Popeye, Set to Sea is part rollicking adventure, part maritime ballad told in visual rhyme. 144-page b&w 5.5 x 6.25 hardcover $16.99 (SETSEA)
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The Comics Journal #302


The Comics Journal has been, for more than 35 years, the standard bearer of critical inquiry, discriminating taste, vigorous debate, and serious discussion of comics as art. The multiple award-winning magazine provides its international readership with an eclectic mix of journalism, commentary, interviews, reprints of classic comics and newspaper strips, historical essays, and reviews of contemporary work. Previously published as a bi-monthly magazine, The Comics Journal has adapted to the digital revolution by expanding its size and recasting itself as an annual book, a cross between a literary journal and a coffee table art book with the critical content of the former and the design and print quality of the latter. And now its time for the second volume! Maurice Sendak (Where the Wild Things Are) granted his last extensive interview to Gary Groth/The Comics Journal #302 a fascinating, rambling conversation that ranks with the most intimate, informative, and fascinating chats the magazine has ever run. And on the flip side, the legendary French cartoonist Jacques Tardi talks extensively about his life and his work in his first major interview in over a decade (and his first to be translated into English), and offers an extensive preview of his stunning new memoir about his fathers days as a WWII prisoner of war. Also: New comics from Lewis Trondheim and Joe Sacco; a classic kids comics roundtable spearheaded by Art Spiegelman, with contributions from (among others) Jeff Smith and Seth; the great Bob Levin unravels the history of Robert Crumbs eccentric lawyer Albert Morse; Roy Cranes How to Draw Buz Sawyer tutorial; new details and revelations from the 1950s comics Senate hearings; and much, much more. 672-page b&w 6.75 x 8.5 softcover $30.00 (cj302) AVAILABLE IN FEBRUARY 2013
ALSO AVAILABLE: The Comics Journal #301 features a roundtable on Robert Crumbs controversial Book of Genesis, and an interview witih the seminal underground cartoonist; Al Jaffee and Michael Kupperman in conversation; Joe Sacco on Footnotes in Gaza; sketchbooks from Jim Woodring, Stephen Dixon, and Tim Hensley; Gene Deitchs Gerald McBoingBoing comics; and criticism and analysis. 640-page b&w 6.75 x 8.5 softcover $30.00 (cj301) More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/tcj301 More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/tcj302

intergenerational dialogues between the cream of the cartooning biz: Huizenga/Spiegelman, Sally/J. Hernandez, Shaw/Mazzucchelli, Rall/ Bors, Borgman/K. Knight, H.C. Anderson/Chaykin, Harkham/Menu, Quitely/Gibbons, Bechdel/Novgorodoff, and more. | THE COMICS JOURNAL #299 $11.99 (CJ299) Bob Levins heavily-illustrated, long, and revelatory article about the infamous 1970s Someday Funnies project which involved 190 of the times greatest cartoonists and writers and never came to fruition until, in part thanks to this aricle, it did! | THE COMICS JOURNAL #298 $11.99 (CJ298) Interviews with the Eisner Award-winning Gabriel B and Fabio Moon, and with Perry Bible Fellowship creator Nicholas Gurewitch plus a rather startling chat with Trevor Von Eeden. | THE COMICS JOURNAL #297 $11.99 (CJ297) A career-spanning interview with Mort Walker, plus a chat with Emmanuel Guibert (Alans War, The Photographer), and the famous 17th century caricaturist Thomas K. Rowlandson is profiled. | THE COMICS JOURNAL #296 $11.99 (CJ296) The annual Bestof-the-Year issue, including interviews with Dash Shaw, Frank Quitely, David Hajdu, and cover girl Lynda Barry, plus a look at the Finnish comics scene. | THE COMICS JOURNAL #295 $11.99 (CJ295) The feature inteview is Brian K. Vaughan (Y: The Last Man and Lost), plus Paul Karasik chats with Gipi. | THE COMICS JOURNAL #294 $11.99 (CJ294) Interviews with wordless cartoonists Mark Tatulli (Lio) and Jason, plus a full-color gallery of Billy DeBecks classic Barney Google.

BACK ISSUES OF THE COMICS JOURNAL: THE COMICS JOURNAL #300 $14.99 (CJ300) A spectacular anniversary issue featuring

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The Comics Journal Specials


WINTER 2002, 156pp. s/c, $19.95 (cjs02) Joe Sacco contributes a new cover, a new strip, and is the subject of a long interview. Taking full advantage of the coffee-table size and color capacity, text-and-visual features include an appreciation by Jim Woodring on the great turnof-the-century cartoonist T.S. Sullivant, with many examples of Sullivants virtuoso pen and ink work; an essay by Don Phelps (Reading the Funnies, see below) on Smokey Stover, with a generous portion of full color Smokey Stover strips; an appreciation of the obscure newspaper cartoonist W.E. Hill by Bill Griffith with examples of Hills fullpage Sunday strips; and an excerpt from the second chapter of B. Krigstein, a critical biography of Bernard Krigstein from Fantagraphics. THE COMICS JOURNAL SPECIAL 2005, 180pp. s/c, $24.95 (CJS05W) Nearly half of this volume is devoted to Manga; another large chunk examines Vaughn Bod in articles by Bob Levin, Donald Phelps, and George Beahm. The theme of the comix section this volume is Seduction, inspiring new work from Bill Griffith, Gilbert Hernandez, Jaime Hernandez, Arnold Roth, and many others. Also includes an essay on Milt Gross, by Bill Blackbeard.

The Comics Journal Library


JACK KIRBY, 132pp. s/c, $18.95 (KIRBY) This monumental book collects a variety of Kirby-related writings from The Comics Journal, with rare and full-color art, exclusive interviews, fascinating essays, and an overview of his long fight to get his original art back from Marvel Comics. | R. CRUMB, 120pp. s/c, $18.95 (RCRUMB) Collecting four long out-of-print interviews in an oversized artbook format. An absorbing oral history of comics in the latter half of the 20th century, from an artist who single-handedly shaped it to a great extent. | DRAWING THE LINE, 156pp. s/c, $22.95 (DRAWL) This volume gathers together the epic, exhaustive Journal interviews with four of the sharpest social commentators of our times: Ralph Steadman, Jules Feiffer, Edward Sorel, and David Levine. With a full-color gallery of rarely seen work. | THE WRITERS, 280pp. s/c, $18.95 (WRITER) A collection of in-depth Journal interviews with writers who led the ascendancy of writer-driven mainstream comic books: Chris Claremont, Steve Gerber, Len Wein, Steve Englehart, Gerry Conway, Marv Wolfman, Denny ONeil, and Alan Moore. | HARVEY KURTZMAN, 124pp. s/c $19.95 (HARVEY) Every stage of Kurtzmans career is represented in this richly illustrated book, beginning with his entry into comics via superhero stories, World War II-era Army cartoons, his first collaborations with John Severin and Will Elder at Prize Comics Western, and his groundbreaking period at EC as editor of Two-Fisted Tales, Frontline Combat and Mad. Kurtzmans post-Mad career at Trump, Humbug, and Help! is also examined in depth. Plus obscurities unearthed from Kurtzmans solo freelance career from Childrens Digest, Pageant, U.S. Crime, and Why most of which havent been seen since their original publication. All of which illustrate the most informative and compelling interviews with Kurtzman ever published.

MORE INSIGHTFUL WRITING ON COMIC STIPS: READING THE FUNNIES, 308pp. s/c, $19.95 (READI)

Winner of the prestigioius American Book Award! Frequent Comics Journal contributor Donald Phelps, whom Art Spiegelman has called our great poet of the poetics of comics, provides insightful essays on popular classics such as Chester Goulds Dick Tracy, E.C. Segars Thimble Theatre (which produced Popeye), Frank Kings Gasoline Alley, B. Kliban, Major Hoople, Harrison Cady, and more. His keen eye discerns the sublime qualities of this most American art form with wit and refreshing candor.

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The Best American Comics Criticism


edited by Ben Schwartz; cover by Drew Friedman
Comics and graphic novels truly came into their own at the end of the 20th century, but the critics took a decade to catch up. This thick book collects the best commentary on comics from these last ten years. Contributors include John Hodgman, Jeet Heer, Daniel Clowes, Donald Phelps, Jonathan Franzen, Peter Bagge, Chris Ware, Seth, David Hajdu, Douglas Wolk, and editor Ben Schwartz, while the subjects tackled include Epileptic, Daniel Clowess David Boring and Ice Haven, Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth, Jack Kirbys Fourth World series, Persepolis, Peanuts, Krazy Kat, the earliest days of super-hero comics, Fun Home, the 9/11 comics, Little Orphan Annie, Spider-Man, the forgotten comics of John Stanley, Gasoline Alley, comics pioneer Rodophle Tpffer, Lynda Barry, Kavalier and Clay, Mort Weisinger and Julius Schwartz. Plus Daniel Clowes in conversation with Jonatham Lethem, Frank Miller in conversation with Will Eisner, Alan Moore chatting about Steve Ditko, interviews with Tatsumi, Chester Brown, Kim Deitch, and Will Elder, and much, much more. 232-page illustrated 7 x 9 softcover $19.99 (BAMCOM)
More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/bestamerican

Most Outrageous:
by Bob Levin

The Trials and Trespasses of Dwaine Tinsley and Chester the Molester
In May 1989, Dwaine Tinsley stood at the summit of an unlikely career. A high school dropout and ex-con from trailer-trash circumstances, Tinsley rose to be cartoon editor for Hustler magazine, helping spearhead that publications fight against the forces of censorship and repression that sought to overthrow the political and cultural gains of the 1960s. His primary personal contribution was Chester the Molester, a hulking middle-aged man who craved pre-pubescent girls... And then Tinsleys teenage daughter accused him of years of sexual abuse. And the prosecution in his ensuing criminal trial cast boxes full of his cartoons against him. This thought-provoking, unforgettable book fearlessly examines Tinsleys inflammatory story with uncommon insight. 200-page illustrated 6 x 9 softcover $19.99 (MOSOUT)
More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/mostoutrageous

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genius in as off-beat a collection of characters as are likely to be found outside a carnival midway, fashioning powerful arguments for the value of unfettered expression. | THE PIRATES AND THE MOUSE, 272-page h/c $24.00 (PIRMOU) This hilarious but scrupulously researched volume relates the suicidal but vastly entertaining attempt by the Air Pirates underground cartoonists collective to bring down Disney via deliberate copyright violation. Lots of illustrations.

MORE BOB LEVIN BOOKS: OUTLAWS, REBELS, FREETHINKERS AND PIRATES, 200page softcover $16.95 (OUTLAW) In these profile/essays, Levin explores the back roads of creative

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Innocence and Seduction:


The Art of Dan DeCarlo
by Bill Morrison
Though best known as the definitive Archie Comics artist and creator of Josie and the Pussycats, DeCarlo also brought his unique style to dozens of other characters including Millie the Model, Willie Lumpkin, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Big Boy, Batman and even the Simpsons. This book presents a fitting tribute to the life and art of one of the worlds all-time best cartoonists in a wide-ranging career retrospective, lavishly designed with over 300 illustrations. Included are rare World War II-era cartoons, original Humorama pinups, seldom-seen newspaper strips, examples of his justly famous commercial comics work, and of course, lots and lots of those fabulous DeCarlo girls! 208-page full-color 9 x 12 softcover $34.95 (INNSED)
SEE ALSO: Dan DeCarlo pin-up books on page 42!

Meanwhile
by R.C. Harvey

A Biography of Milton Caniff


Milton Caniff was one of the most influential American cartoonists of the 20th century. He rose to prominence during World War II when the trenchant pragmatic patriotism of his Terry and the Pirates strip warmed hearts and steeled nerves on the home front as well as the battlefront. He went on to create Steve Canyon, which ran from 1947 to Caniffs death in 1988. Meanwhile... traces Caniffs life from the cradle to the grave, examining the artistic innovations and work routines of a nationally distributed cartoonist whose career was central to the development of the art form. It also serves as a history of the medium and reveals the inner workings of the syndicate business (at which Caniff was as expert as he was at cartooning). 952-page 6 x 9 hardcover $34.95 (MILBIO)

Squa Tront #13


edited by John Benson
Five years in the making, Squa Tront returns with a profusion of rare and interesting features from the EC era: the story behind Basil Wolvertons first EC art; Howard Nostrands last interview; art from the unpublished third issue of Flip; Jack Daviss WWII cartoons; plus EC era art by Wallace Wood, John and Marie Severin, Harvey Kurtzman, and Roy Krenkel. The longest running EC historical magazine and a perfect companion to Fantagraphics new series of EC reprints (see page 7). 48-page b&w and color 8.5 x 11 softcover $9.99 [SQTR13]
ALSO AVAILABLE: Squa Tront #10 (Feldstein interview, a Wood/Krigstein/Kurtzman panel, and more) $7.95) [SQTR10]

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The Art of Joe Kubert


edited by Bill Schelly
Joe Kuberts career literally traverses the history of comics, beginning in 1938 when he became a professional at age 12, to today as one of the greatest draftsmen working in the field. The Art of Joe Kubert is a deluxe, full-color coffee table book that honors this legendary creator with beautifully reproduced artwork from every phase of his career as well as critical commentary by the books editor, comics historian and Kubert biographer Bill Schelly. Schellys text parallels the visual evolution of the artists work, tracing his life and career from his early days drawing Hawkman in the Golden Age, to his creation of Tor, his involvement in creating 3-D comics in the 1950s, his tour de force stints on DCs war comics Sgt. Rock, The Unknown Soldier and the groundbreaking Enemy Ace in the 1960s, to illustrating the adventures of Tarzan in the 1970s. And before finding a creative safe haven at DC Comics in the 50s, Kubert drew for many smaller and more obscure companies, including Holyoke, Quality, Fiction House, Harvey, St. John, and others all of which are represented, including a 50-page section of comicbook stories in the horror, crime, and SF genres from the pre-Comics Code era, reprinted in full color for the first time. 232-page full-color 9 x 12 hardcover $39.99 (ARTKUB)
More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/artofjoekubert

Joe Kubert: Man of Rock


by Bill Schelly
Joe Kuberts extraordinary career spans the history of the comic book in America: he began drawing comics in 1938, just as Superman made his debut in Action Comics #1, and continues to be one of the most vital cartoonists working today, writing and drawing both mainstream comic book characters as well as, more recently, graphic novels of his own conception. This insightful book provides a unique, behind-the-scenes look at the career of one of the most distinctive, dynamic artists in the history of comics, covering all facets of Kuberts creative life: artist, writer, innovator, entrepreneur, and educator. Man of Rock is a full-bodied biography intended to be read and enjoyed by anyone interested in the history of American popular culture. 220-page b&w 6 x 9 softcover $19.99 (MROCK)
More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/manofrock

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Jewish Images in the Comics


by Fredrik Strmberg
In his third book to examine different cultural aspects of our society as mirrored in comics, Fredrik Strmberg shines the spotlight on more than 150 comic strips, comic books and graphic novels from all over the world, stretching over the last five centuries. The book is divided into chapters on Anti-Semitism, the Old Testament, the Holocaust, the Golem and much more, featuring everything from such well-known graphic novels as Art Spiegelmans Maus to much more obscure but no less culturally interesting examples of how Jewish culture has been depicted in comics for better or for worse (sometimes for far worse). A short essay and a representative illustration accompany each comics sample. The book is augmented by a context-setting introduction as well as an extensive source list and bibliography. 424-page 6 x 6 b&w hardcover $26.99 [JEWIMG]

Black Images in the Comics


by Fredrik Strmberg; introduction by Charles Johnson
This book spotlights over 100 comic strips, comic books, and graphic novels to feature black characters from all over the world. The book begins with the appalling images of blacks as ignorant coons in syndicated strips (Happy Hooligan and The Katzenjammer Kids), and continues with the colonialist images of Tintin in the Congo and the offensive Ebony character in Will Eisners otherwise classic The Spirit from the 40s and 50s. Earnest attempts at 60s integration are seen in such strips as Peanuts, and the book wraps up with the increased visibility in current comics, especially in work by black creators such as Aaron McGruders pointed The Boondocks. A short essay and a representative illustration accompany each comics sample. The book is augmented by a context-setting introduction as well as an extensive source list and bibliography. 304-page 6 x 6 b&w softcover $19.99 [blimgs]

The Comics Go To Hell


by Fredrik Strmberg; cover by Jaime Hernandez
The Devil is one of the most potent and longest-lived icons in the history of human civilization. Fredrik Strmberg examines how cartoonists through the ages have used the myths about the Devil. Comics featured in this book include the infamous Jack T. Chick tracts, Hellblazer, Love & Rockets, The Checkered Demon, Donald Duck, Mephisto, The New Adventures of Jesus, The Demon, Futurama, Preacher, Hot Stuff The Little Devil, Castle Waiting, Sandman, The Book of Leviathan, Swamp Thing, Spawn, Uncanny X-Men, Tintin, and Lady Death. Like Strmbergs previous books from Fantagraphics, this book is designed for maximum browsability, with each spread featuring a short essay on a comic next to a representative panel of the work at hand. 360-page 6 x 6 b&w hardcover $18.95 [comicg]

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Rebel Visions:
by Patrick Rosenkranz

The Underground Comix Revolution 19631975


This is a provocative chronicle of the guerilla art movement that changed comics forever. Rosenkranz spent over 30 years researching this book and acquiring the cooperation of every significant underground cartoonist who worked throughout this period, including Robert Crumb, Gilbert Shelton, Bill Griffith, Art Spiegelman, Jack Jackson, S. Clay Wilson, Robert Williams, and many more. The book is illustrated with many never-before-seen drawings by all of the underground cartoonists and exclusive photographs. This is the definitive book on a memorable and historic era, available for the first time in paperback in this newly designed, expanded and revised edition. 292-page full-color 9 x 12 softcover $34.99 (REBVSC)
More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/rebelvisionssc

The Strange Case of Edward Gorey


by Alexander Theroux
Drawing on exclusive interviews conducted with the artist shortly before his passing in 2000, National Book Award-nominee Alexander Theroux combines artistic analysis, personal reminiscence (the two were friends and neighbors for over 25 years), and an intimate familiarity with Goreys oeuvre to create the most revealing and intimate portrait yet of the beloved but reclusive and enigmatic artist. Originally released in paperback in 2000 but out of print for most of the last decade, this very expanded re-release is an essential book for all Gorey fans and scholars, and Therouxs own opinionated cantankerousness makes for an entertaining pas de deux between the two great originals. 160-page b&w 6 x 9 hardcover $14.99 (EDWGOR)
More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/gorey

ALSO BY ALEXANDER THEROUX: THE ENIGMA OF AL CAPP, $6.95 (ENIGMA) Theroux traces Capps transformation from a brilliantly funny social advocate creator of the American myth into a much darker, haunted man who adopted the conservative politics he once criticized. 64-page softcover.

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Rick Altergott

A cult favorite, Doofus is the most dismaying comic you'll find this decade, in which Altergott delineates with scrupulous, classical zip-a-toned detail the exploits of the world's biggest dork. This book is in short supply, so act now! 112-page softcover $16.95 (DOOFUS)

DOOFUS OMNIBUS and THE LIZARD OF OZ

Peter Bagge

THE BUDDY BRADLEY STORIES

Although weve since collected these stories into big omnibus editions (see page 8), we still have copies of these older editions (which are slightly larger, in some cases available as hardcovers, and in the case of the last three, in full color) in stock.
BUDDY GO HOME (#1620) full color, $16.95 (BUDHO) BUDDYS GOT THREE MOMS (#2125) full color, $16.95 (BUDGO) BUDDY BITES THE BULLET (#2630) full color, $16.95 (BUDBIT) Special Offer: BUDDY COLOR PACK: All three full color Buddy books (Home/Moms/Bullet) for only $29.99! (BUDPK)

Altergott & Bordeaux


Bordeaux wraps up the small-town serial Maple Valley Public Library and the awkward teen romance Queen of the Geeks," while Doofus continues his search for his missing friend Henry Hotchkiss in the epic Blessed Be. Issues #14 also available. 32-page b&w comics $3.50

RAISIN PIE

each (RAISP15)

Jim Blanchard
More than ten years worth of pointillist portraiture of the worlds most legendary scene-makers, including Duke Ellington, Redd Foxx, Frances Farmer, Lemmy Kilmister, Ron Jeremy, Frank Sinatra, Nell Carter, Dean Martin and so many, many more. 64-page softcover $9.95 (BEASTS)

BEASTS AND PRIESTS

Jessica Abel

Containing the best of Abel's self-published Artbabe (plus other rarities), this book features her original takes on the young hipsters and seekers that populate her work much of it widely available here for the first time! 100-page softcover $12.95
(SNDTRK)

SOUNDTRACK: SHORT STORIES 19901996

Mark Bod
LIZARD OF OZ
Continuing after Vaughn Bodes death, son Mark Bode crafts one lush last book-length romp with some favorite characters in a fantasy setting. 56 page softcover $12.95

Max Andersson & Lars Sjunneson


The 1999 NATO bombing of Serbia. A grenade shell from a Sarajevo souvenir shop. A refrigerator with the frozen mummy of Tito... These serve as the starting point for a journey down the collective unconscious of the Balkans, created by two expatriate Swedish cartoonists working as one (very sick) brain. 112-page softcover $13.95 (BOSNIA)

BOSNIAN FLAT DOG

Charles Burns

COMICS: Even though the Pantheon


edition of Black Hole is available, we still have collectors editions copies of the serialized Black Hole comic #2, 610, with front and back covers not in the collection. 32pp., 99 cents each

Max Andersson
PIXY
A wildly inventive, sharply satirical graphic novel epic of safe sex suits, buildings that eat people, drunken foetuses with bazookas, money that shits on you, and recyclable bodies. 72page softcover $11.95 (PIXY) Hilarious and grim fairy tales including the continuing adventures of the accident-prone Car-Boy and other stories. 32pp. each; #14, $4.95

(BLAH2, 6-10)

Sophie Crumb

BELLY BUTTON COMIX #2

COMICS: Death and Candy

Thrill to these vivacious autobiographical stories of a woman living her early 20s in Paris and Berkeley, with stories of young love, cell phones, and sexual frustration! 32-page comic $4.95
(BBUTT2)

each (DEAT14)

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John Cuneo
Master illustrator John (Rolling Stone, Mother Jones, The Atlantic) Cuneo has spent years creating page after page of weird, perverse, erotic, hilarious, and disgusting images in his sketchbooks. nEuROTIC is a sharply designed little volume that collects the very best of his humorous erotica. 96-page full-color hardcover $19.95 (NEUROT)

MINIMUM WAGE BOOK ONE

NEUROTIC

This lost early version of the beginning of Beg the Question was edited out of the book. Few copies available of this bit of Fingerman apocrypha! 72-page softcover $9.95 (MWAG)

Eve Gilbert

Gene Deitch

Prior to his Oscar-winning animation career, Gene Deitch created one of the most unusual comic strips of the 1950s, about a very odd little boy and his time-traveling adventures with great historic figures. 104-page softcover $18.95 (TERRBT)

TERRBLE THOMPSON

Populated by junkies, grifters, hustlers, strippers, pimps and various strains of victims and criminals, this collection of autobiographical stories is a biting, satirical portrait of America as seen from the lower depths. 96-page softcover $12.95 (TITSAS)

TITS, ASS AND REAL ESTATE

Leah Hayes

Ray Fenwick
MASCOTS
A collection of impressionistic full-color paintings and stories taking place on found book covers, playing with lettering and language in an absurd manner. 128-page hardcover $22.99 (MASCOT)

Debut graphic novel features several short stories told in scratchboard. Obsessive animals and unnerving deaths rack the pages of this tour-deforce. 120 page softcover $14.95 (FHEART)

FUNERAL OF THE HEART

HOLY MOLY

Debbie Drechsler
Debbie Drechslers account of her abuse at the hands of her father, told from the point of view of an adolescent, is one of the most searingly honest and profoundly disturbing uses of the comics medium in its history. 88-page hardcover $14.95 (DGIRLH)

DADDYS GIRL

Hayes debut comic is an old and affecting sketchbook done while the artist should have been paying attention in class, a profoundly more interesting used of class time. 40-page softcover $4.95 (HOLYMO)

Rory Hayes

Bob Fingerman
BEG THE QUESTION
The definitive collection of Fingermans breakout comic series about twentysomething bohemians making their way through the twists and turns of New York life, with added graytones and bonus material! 240-page softcover $16.95
(BEGTHS)

The conttroversial cartoonist Rory Hayes ws a self-taught dynamo of the underground comix revolution comics great primitive. This is the first retrospective of Hayess career and includes a career-spanning essay by Savage Pencil and an interview with Hayes himself. 144-page softcover

WHERE DEMENTED WENTED

$22.99 (DEMWEN)

Walt Holcombe

CONNECTIVE TISSUE

Tissue. 134-page hardcover $22.95

If William Burroughs, Lewis Carroll, H.P. Lovecraft, and Harvey Kurtzman ever collaborated, the result might resemble Bob Fingermans bold confection of words and picturesthe copiously illustrated prose novel Connective
(CONTIS)

Blessed with a lovely bouncy, rubbery SpongeBob SquarePants-y style, and beloved by fellow cartoonists like Seth and Chris Ware, Walt Holcombe tells wildly imaginative stories of love gained and (often) lost. 216-page hardcover $24.95 (TJUST)

THINGS JUST GET AWAY FROM YOU

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Kaz

DUH: UNDERWORLD VOL. 4

Wilfred Santiago
The Age of Anxiety has never been better depicted in comics form than in this graphic novel that explores the inner life of its protagonist, a Latin American transient who confronts feelings of inadequacy, anger, guilt, and alienation. 128-page softcover $14.95 (INMYD)

$9.95

The fourth collection of Kasz comic strip, Underworld, is stuffed with almost-parodies of famous comic strip characters, A Pogo for punks, real holdyour-bowels funny. 96 page softcover
(UNDWO4)

IN MY DARKEST HOUR

The first volume of this riotous series features Rockys beginnings as a struggling cartoonist. Sex, swearing and grisly one-night stands galore. 112-page softcover $12.95 (ROCKY)

ROCKY VOLUME I: THE BIG PAYBACK

Martin Kellerman

Mitch Schauer Et al.


RIP, M.D.
Mitch Schauer and Mike Vosburg team up on this creepy all-ages adventure following an eleven-year old boy who is an accidental Monster Doctor! 88 page paperback $12.99 (RIPMD)

Rocky Volume II: Strictly Business

More hilarious boozing, screwing around, swearing, and pop-culture obsessing from Swedens finest daily strip! 120-page softcover $12.95 (ROCK2)

R. Sikoryak

John Kerschbaum
PETEY & PUSSEY
John Kerschbaums new graphic novel reads very much like a Loony Tunes cartoonif all of the anthropomorphic animals were kvetching, balding, foulmouthed misanthropes. 128-page hardcover $19.99 (PETPUS)

Before Masterpiece Comics, Sikoryak cut his satirical teeth with this chronicle of the career of Mike, a supporting character, as told through a series of comic-book cover pastiches from the late 1930s to the undergrounds of the 1960s and beyond, all impeccably parodied. 48-page two-color paperback $8.95 (SEDUC)

THE SEDUCTION OF MIKE

Frank Stack

THE NEW ADVENTURES OF JESUS: THE SECOND COMING

Max

In a series of vignettes, gags, illustrations, text pieces, and dream stories, Bardn examines, questions, defends his own beliefs, convictions and philosophies while tangling with the Andalusian Dog and the Holy Trinity. 80-page full-color hardcover $14.95 (BARDIN)

BARDN THE SUPERREALIST

softcover $19.95

Jesus is back in this collection of the very first underground comic ever published. Introduction by Robert Crumb; preface by Gilbert Shelton. 160-page
(NEWADV)

NAKED GLORY

John Pham
This graphic novel anthology series features atmospheric science fiction, apocalyptic stories and wordless comics by John Pham. Issue 1 (64 pages) $8.99 (SUBLIF); Issue 2 (48 pages) $7.99 (UBLIF2)

SUBLIFE

$12.95 (GLORY)

Naked women! And lots of em, fleshed out with consummate skill in this gorgeous collection. Sensuous and provocative, these stunning women sizzle with passion. Rendered in a variety of media, from smoky pastels to intricate etchings. 72-page softcover

Ted Stearn

Stearns bear-and-rooster duo return in this graphic novel featuring Quioxtic quests and questionable gladiator events. 280-page hardcover $24.99
(FUZZPL)

FUZZ AND PLUCK: SPLITSVILLE

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C. Swain & B. Paley


GIRAFFES IN MY HAIR
A comics memoir of sex, drugs and rock n roll, a life lived in the countercultural margins, from the Summer of Love to the punk years. 136-page hardcover $19.99 (GIRAFF)

Barry Windsor-Smith
YOUNG GODS & FRIENDS
Superficially resembling the 1960s Thor, Young GODS is sexy, ribald and funny, as three errant gods with mismatched goals and personalities seek fun across the universe. 192page hardcover $29.95 (YOUGOD)

Carol Swain
FOODBOY
A loss and hope, friendship, and faith; when Ross ends up alienated after an encounter with a troupe of Evangelists, his friend Gareth must to try to help him. 80-page softcover $9.95 (FOODB)

THE FREEBOOTERS

A lively, character-driven graphic narrative set in a fantastic, ancient milieu; a riotous, unexpected and postmodern take on the barbarian genre. Lots of previously unseen material. 184-page hardcover $29.95 (FREEBO)

Penny Van Horn


RECIPE FOR DISASTER
Short stories and vignettes, mostly autobiographical, part mystical exploration, depicting incidents from the authors life, in painstaking scratchboard style. 88-page paperback $9.95 (RECIP)

ADASTRA IN AFRICA

Originally conceived for X-Men, this story was re-invented by Windsor-Smith and recast with his character Adastra as a compelling, touching and magnificently drawn fable, with informative and amusing extras! $15.00 (ADASTR)

THE BUSH JUNTA

White & Groth, eds.

Craig Yoe, ed.

An historical account of the high crimes and misdemeanors of the administration of George W. Bush, as told by an international assemblage of world-class cartoonists. 200-page softcover $18.95 (BUSHJ)

BOODY: THE BIZARRE COMICS OF BOODY ROGERS

The weird and sexy world of Boody Rogers, a cowboy cartoonist of the Golden Age, is collected in this tome. 144-page paperback $19.99 (BOODY)

FOCUS ON NEIL GAIMAN

Neil Gaiman: The Sandman Papers


edited by Joe Sanders
Twelve wide-ranging essays of criticism, exploration, and appreciation that grapple with questions of how script and art combine to make The Sandman an especially complex, rewarding comic. 280-page softcover $18.95 (SANDPA)

Neil Gaiman: Hanging Out with the Dream King


edited by Joe McCabe
Artists, writers, editors, and musicians share their thoughts on working with Gaiman and present a unique mosaic portrait of the writer whose name has become synonymous with modern fantasy. Illustrated with many unpublished photos and comic pages. Signed edition limited to 1,000 copies! 280-page softcover $17.95 (HANDKS); hardcover signed by Gaiman $39.95 (HANDKZ)
ALSO AVAILABLE: The Comics Journal #169, with an extensive interview with Neil Gaiman, is still available. $6.00 (CJ169)

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Sexytime

The Post-Porn Rise of the Pornoisseur


by Jacques Boyreau and Peter Van Horne

An oversized coffee table book celebrating the art of the 1970s porn movie poster, collecting over 100 of the most outrageously over-the-top examples of the era, pristinely remastered. It includes classics like The Sex-Ray Machine, Candy Goes to Hollywood, and The Senators Daughter starring such 70s porn stalwarts as Annie Sprinkle, John Holmes, and Seka. This is the book for those who harbor a healthy, passionate yet tortured curiosity and appreciation, in short, a total jones for retro design mixed with brazen sexuality. Selected with heat sensitive attention to detail and accompanied by a brain-ripping narration by Jacques Boyreau, this collection of movie posters from the golden age of American porn is a portrait of taboo-busting 1970s porno chic erotomania. 96-page 10.75 x 14.25 full-color hardcover $29.99 [SEXYTI]

Portable Grindhouse
by Jacques Boyreau

The Lost Art of the VHS Box

Harken back to those thrilling days of yesteryear when the advent of rental videos astonished the movie-going consumer who could only feed his addiction by going to the theater or watching chopped up movies in between commercials on TV. Portable Grindhouse: The Lost Art of the VHS Box is a feast for exploitation cognoscenti, reprinting some of the most louche, decadent, minimo-pervo artwork to ever grace a VHS box, featuring such movies as From Beyond, Penitentiary II, Beast of the Yellow Night, Cop Killers, Bay of Blood, Escape from Death Row, and Cocaine Wars. Throughout, editor Jacques Boyreau succinctly narrates the household-piercing story of VHS. Portable Grindhouse is published in a VHS format, slyly packaged inside a facsimile VHS box, and contains almost a hundred reproductions of VHS art with commentary. 200-page 5.5 x 9.25 full-color paperback $19.99 [PGRIN1]

Art School Confidential


by Daniel Clowes and Terry Zwigoff
Art School Confidential, Daniel Clowes and Terry Zwigoffs major motion picture follow-up to Ghost World, follows Jerome (Minghella), an art student who dreams of becoming the greatest artist in the world. The film expands on a short comic story by Clowes that was originally published in his comic book series Eightball (and later collected in the book Twentieth Century Eightball see page 8) though features an entirely new narrative only tangentially resembling the original comic. This scrapbook/screenplay also features the shooting script for the film, including several scenes edited out from the final cut. It also boasts two full-color sections jammed with photos, artwork (much by Clowes), and many other surprises. 204page 6 x 6.5 b&w and color paperback $14.95 [ARTSCH]

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The Grammar of Rock


by Alexander Theroux
One of Americas least compromising satirists takes a comprehensive look at the colorful language of pop lyrics and the realm of rock music in general, from the best to the worst, with encyclopedic insight and probing wit. In a way that no one else has ever done, with his usual encyclopedic insights into the state of the modern lyric, Theroux focuses on the state of language the power of words and the nature of syntax in The Grammar of Rock. He analyzes its assaults on listeners impulses by investigating singers styles, pondering illogical lunacies in lyrics, and deconstructing the nature of diction and presentation in the language. 352-page 6 x 9 hardcover $28.99 [GRAMRO)
More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/grammarofrock AVAILABLE IN FEBRUARY 2013

Taking Punk To The Masses:


From Nowhere To Nevermind
by Jacob McMurray
A visual and oral history of Grunge, the Seattle Sound, and the underground punk subculture that redefined music in the late 1970s and 1980s, represented through the collection of Experience Music Project, Seattles museum of music and popular culture, pulling from a permanent archive of 800+ filmed oral history interviews and 140,000 artifacts instruments, costumes, posters, records and other ephemeradedicated to rock n roll. These artifacts are put into context by the stories of those that lived it: Mudhoneys Mark Arm, Devos Mark Mothersbaugh, Hsker Ds Grant Hart, Xs Exene Cervenka, Sub Pop founders Bruce Pavitt and Jonathan Poneman, Black Flags Henry Rollins, Nirvanas Krist Novoselic, and nearly 100 others. Includes an exclusive DVD with hours of interviews. 248 page paperback with DVD. $29.99 (takpun)
More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/takingpunk

Everything Is An Afterthought:
The Life And Writings Of Paul Nelson
by Kevin Avery; Foreword by Nick Tosches
In the 60s, Paul Nelson pioneered rock & roll criticism with a first-person style of writing that would later be popularized as New Journalism. In the early 1970s, Nelson signed the New York Dolls to their first recording contract, then settled back down to writing criticism at Rolling Stone as the last in a great tradition of recordreview editors. Championing the early careers of artists like Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, Rod Stewart, Neil Young, and Warren Zevon, Nelson not only wrote about them but often befriended them. He was also one of punk rocks first stateside mainstream proponents. This unique anthology-biography compiles Nelsons best works (some of it previously unpublished) while also providing a vivid account of his life. 512 page hardcover. $29.99 (eveaft)
More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/paulnelson

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Significant Objects

edited by Joshua Glenn and Rob Walker


Significant Objects represents the latest plot twist to the story of a very unlikely project that began as an experiment, turned into an experimental literary magazine secretly published on eBay, and currently raises money for youth tutoring nonprofits. Founded by Joshua Glenn and Rob Walker, SignificantObjects.com has published an extraordinary series of 200 stories and counting by William Gibson, Curtis Sittenfeld, Sheila Heti, Colson Whitehead, Nicholson Baker, Meg Cabot, Gary Panter, Ben Katchor, Lydia Millet, Jonathan Lethem, and other talented writers about ordinary stuff like novelty items, discarded souvenirs, and tasteless kitchenware picked up cheap at thrift stores and yard sales. The goal: To see if commissioning great stories about these insignificant things would increase their value as measured in actual eBay auctions. The experiment, in short, was a smash hit. As will be the Significant Objects book, which features 100 moving, absurd, surprising, and always entertaining stories from the projects three volumes. It will change the way you look at things, forever. 242-page paperback $24.99 (SIGOBJ) [Choose your cover: Cow creamer or bunny candle]

The Last Vispo Anthology:


Visual Poetry 1998-2008
edited by Nico Vassilakis and Craig Hill
Fantagraphics spotlights the intersection of art and language in this innovative new collection that gathers the work of visual poets from around the world into one stunning volume. The alphabet is turned on its head and inside-out and the results culminate in a compilation of daring and surprising verbo-visual gems. The collection extends the dialectic between art and literature that began with ancient shaped text, medieval pattern poetry, and dada typography, pushing past the concrete poetics of the 1950s and the subsequent mail art movement of the 1980s to its current incarnation. Rather than settle into predictable, unchallenged patterns, this vibrant poetry seizes new tools to expand the body of work that inhabits the borderlands of visual art and poetic language. The Last Vispo Anthology features 148 contributors from 23 countries on five continents. It includes 12 essays that illuminate the abundant history and the state of vispo today. 336-page color and b&w Flexibound $39.99 (LASVIS)

What is All This? Uncollected Stories


By Stephen Dixon
Fantagraphics Books is proud to present this incredible volume of short stories, a massive collection of vintage Dixon. Dixons finely chiseled sentences cut to the quick of peoples lives. None of these stories have been collected in any book; they have appeared in a wide variety of literary journals over almost 40 years and Dixon has entirely rewritten all of them. Dixon admirers will be cheered to learn that these stories comprise a wholly original work. 566-page softcover $29.99 (WHATIS)
This mammoth collection presents five decades of Dixon: sex, frustration, and attempts at deeper communication, mostly missed... There are echoes of Ernest Hemingway and prefigurings of Raymond Carvers lower-middle-class minimalism... these stories are a testament to an impressive career spent too much under the radar. Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Estonia: A Ramble Through the Periphery


by Alexander Theroux
A penetrating examination of a country that, for many, seems alien and distanced from the modern world. For Theroux, the country and its people become a puzzle. His fascination with their language, manners, and legacy of occupation and subordination leads him to a revelatory examination of Estonias peculiar place in European history. This travelogue of his months abroad brims with anecdotes of Therouxs encounters with the Estonian people and his fellow Americans, whom he at times feels more alienated than the frosty, humorless Europeans. 352-page hardcover. $24.99 (ESTONI)
More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/estonia Theroux reads like a thoroughly modern avatar of 18th Century literature. He puzzles like Sterne, spins adventures like Fielding, bends genres like Defoe, and holds forth like Dr. Johnson. Jonathan Franzen

Talk to Her
by Kristine McKenna
Talk to Her is McKennas second collection (the first was 1999s Book of Changes) of favorite interviews culled from her files, and the book reveals her highly intimate technique as an interviewer. That she manages to get such candor out of her subjects is remarkable. The stunning list of interview subjects includes: Filmmaker Robert Altman; Jackie Onassiss cousin Edie Beale; punk rocker and poet Exene Cervenka; the musician Elvis Costello; surf guitar legend Dick Dale; the postmodern critic Jacques Derrida; John (Johnny Rotten) Lydon; cartoon journalist Joe Sacco; and many more, plus an interview with Orson Welless assistant about the great ones last days. Talk to Her also includes portraits of each interview subject by some of the best cartoonists in the world, including Daniel Clowes, Charles Burns, Phoebe Gloeckner, Jason T. Miles, Tony Millionaire, Jeff Wong and others. 264-page paperback $16.95 (TALKTO)
Kristine has a rare talent for catching her subjects being themselves and saying things they care about. Beck

Laura Warholic or, The Sexual Intellectual


by Alexander Theroux
This is a compendious satire, a bold and inquisitorial circuit-breaking examination of love and hate, of rejection and forgiveness, of the sacred and the profane, of trust and romantic disappointment, of the terrors of contemporary life. Therouxs maximalist and pyrotechnic prose style and seaching intellect are the chief attractionsa whirlwind of outrageous comedy, nuanced philosophical insight, winsome love scenes, flame-throwing tirades, subtle theological musings, and an unflinching genius for a profound, if merciless, look at the human condition. 824-page hardcover $29.95 (lauraw)
More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/laurawarholic [Laura Warholic] is brilliantly written. Norman Mailer

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The Big Town


by Monte Schulz
The story of a failed businessman whose dreams of prosperity hinge on the secret proposition of a millionaire industrialist and a dangerous relationship he finds with a poor orphan girl chasing love in the great American metropolis. Harry Henneseys hopes of success, both in his household and the world, have driven him to sell his small town home and take his chances in the big city. The Big Town evokes a lost era through language and flamboyant characters reminiscent of Fitzgerald, Dos Passos, Ring Lardner, etc. Yet its also eerily relevant to our own time with its study of the role of business, crime, morality, and love in our lives. 360-page hardcover. $29.99 (BIGTOW)
More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/bigtown

The Last Rose of Summer


by Monte Schulz; cover by Cathy Malkasian
Three strong-minded women related by marriage form an uneasy household in the summer of 1929. Forced by her husband Harry to uproot their two small children from Illinois and take up residence in East Texas, Marie Hennesey struggles to find a place not only within her mother-in-laws home but in a Southern town whose troubling unfamiliarities compound her marital woes and homesickness. As summer wears on, the conflicts among these women are exacerbated by a child murder that sends shockwaves of fear and mistrust throughout the community, particularly between the towns white residents and a black shantytown across the river. An ever-increasing sense of dread culminates in the arrival of a terrible storm whose aftermath reveals poignant and unexpected truths about these three women living at a time when America was poised on the brink of economic catastrophe. 322-page hardcover $29.99 (LASTRO)
More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/lastrose

This Side of Jordan

by Monte Schulz; cover by Al Columbia


A thoroughly American novel told in the voice of a lost generation hurtling toward the Great Depression, evoking a long ago America of crowded Main Streets and tourist camps, miles of cornfields, rural churches, and musty parlors. It ends on the fairgrounds of a traveling wagon circus that beckons an unlikely trioa sociopathic gangster, a consumptive farm boy, and a grandiloquent dwarf toward a startling resolution. The narrative of this novel has the momentum of a freight train, but told in the seductive, rhythmic tradition of Southern lyricism reminiscent of Flannery OConnor and Truman Capote, and filled with vivid, outsized literary characters. 320-page hardcover $22.99 (SIDJOR)
More info & previews: www.fantagraphics.com/thissideofjordan

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Covey, Jacob.......................... 69 Classic Pin-Up Art of Jack Cole....................................42 Crackle of the Frost, The.........23 Craig, Johnny...........................7 Crane, Jordan........................74 Crane, Roy.............................45 Crime SuspenStories.................7 Cruisin with the Hound...........94 Crumb, Robert...................10-11 Crumb, Sophie.................8, 105 Culture Corner....................... 66 Cuneo, John......................... 106 Daddys Girl......................... 106 Daly, Joe................................12 Dal Tokyo............................... 26 Daniel Clowes Reader, The.......8 Darcy, Dame.......................... 76 Darling Chri.........................43 Davis, Jack...................7, 49, 54 Death and Candy.................105 DeCarlo, Dan.................42, 101 Definitive Prince Valiant Companion, The..................48 Deitch, Gene.................. 75, 106 Deitch, Kim............................75 Deitch, Seth............................75 Deitch, Simon.........................75 Deitchs Pictorama..................75 Delphine..........................29, 39 Dedini, Eldon.........................42 Dennis the Menace.................53 DePastino, Todd..................... 56 DeStefano, Stephen................ 76 Dicks and Deedees................. 16 Disney, Walt.........................4, 5 Ditko, Steve............................ 46 Dixon, Stephen.....................111 Donald Duck............................4 Dont Call Me Stupid...............38 Doofus Omnibus, The...........105 Dowers, Michael.....................40 Dragon Quest........................12 Drawing Power.......................54 Drechsler, Debbie................. 106 Drinky Crows Maakies Treasury..............................87 Drunken Dream, A................... 6 Duh: Underworld 4...............107 Dumas, Jerry.......................... 67 Economon, Barbara................ 69 Education of Hopey,................ 16 El Borbah...............................73 Elder, Will........................ 54, 67 End, The.................................39 Enigma of Al Capp, The........104 Escape from Special................82 Esperanza..............................14 Estonia: A Rumble Through the Periphery...........................112 Even More Old Jewish Comedians..........................43 Everything Is an Afterthought.110 Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec, The............33 Eye of the Majestic Creature....94 Fall Guy for Murder and Other Stories...................................7 Farmer, Joyce.........................77 Fear of Comics....................... 16 Feiffer, Jules..................... 60, 67 Feldstein, Al..............................7 Fenwick, Ray......................... 106 Findakly, Brigitte.....................34 Fingerman, Bob.................... 106 Fire & Water...........................47 Flora, Jim............................... 69 Flowers, Don..........................42 Folly.......................................27 Foodboy...............................108 Forest, Jean-Claude................32 Forney, Ellen..........................77 Foster, Hal....................... 48, 67 Frank Book, The.....................35 Frazetta, Frank.........................7 Fred the Clown.......................85 Freebooters, The...................108 Freedom Fries......................... 68 Freeway.................................81 Friedman, Drew........43, 78, 100 Friedman, Josh Alan...............78 From Shadow to Light............. 60 From Wonderland With Love...41 Frontline Combat......................7 Frost, A.B............................... 67 Fuc- --u ssle......................28 Fun Never Stops, The..............78 Funeral of the Heart.............. 106 Furry Trap, The.......................30 Fuzz and Pluck: Splitsville......107 Gaiman, Neil........... 15, 65, 108 Gahan Wilson: Five Years of Playboy Cartoons................. 65 Ganges............................39, 81 Garcia, Camille Rose..............42 Ghost of Hoppers................... 16 Ghost World.............................8 Giandelli, Gabriella..........13, 39 Gil Jordan..............................24 Gilbert, Eve.......................... 106 Gipi.......................................39 Giraffes in My Hair...............108 Girl from H.O.P.P.E.R.S., The...14 Glamor Girls of Don Flowers...42 Glamour Girls of Bill Ward......42 Glenn, Joshua......................111 Glitz-2-Go..............................90 God and Science.................... 16 Goddamn This War!...............33 Goodwin, Archie.....................52 Gorey, Edward.....................104 Gottfredson, Floyd....................5 Grammar of Rock, The..........110 Grange, Dominique................32 Great Anti-War Cartoons, The.67 Great Comic Book Heroes, The...................................... 60 Gresham, William Lindsay.......94 Griffith, Bill.............................79 Gross, Milt............................. 67 Grotesque..............................39 Groth, Gary......................1-116 Gruelle, Johnny......................49 Hagio, Moto............................. 6 Hall, Justin.............................41 Hanging Out with the Dream King..................................108 Hanks, Fletcher.......................52 Harum Scarum.......................34 Harvey, R.C..........................101 Hate Annual...........................72 Haunt of Fear, The....................7 Hayes, Leah......................... 106 Hayes, Rory.......................... 106 He Done Her Wrong............... 67 Head, Glenn..........................40 Heads or Tails........................13 Heart of Thomas, The............... 6 Heartbreak Soup....................14 Hefner, Hugh......................... 65 Hensley, Tim...........................80 Hernandez, Gilbert...14-17, 39, 72 Hernandez, Jaime...... 14-16, 103 Hernandez, Mario..............14-15 Herriman, George.............50-51 Hey, Wait............................18 Hidden, The...........................29 High Soft Lisp.........................17 His Wife Leaves Him.............111 HO! The Morally Questionable Cartoons of Ivan Brunetti......73 Holcombe, Walt.................... 106 Holmes, Rand.........................80 Holy Moly............................. 106 Hoodoodad, The....................34 Hornschemeier, Paul...............83 Hotwire Comics......................40 House....................................30 Huizenga, Kevin...............39, 81 Human Diastrophism..............14 Humbug.................................54 Hypo, The..............................34 I Killed Adolf Hitler..................19 I Love Led Zeppelin.................77 I Shall Destroy All the Civilized Planets!................................52 Igort.......................................39 In My Darkest Hour...............107 Innocence and Seduction......101 Innocents, The........................39 Insomnia................................39 Interiorae.........................13, 39 Is That All There Is?.................31 Isle of 100,000 Graves...........18 It Was the War of the Trenches..............................33 Jack Davis: Drawing American Pop Culture..........................49 Jack Jacksons American History.................................20 Jackson, Jack.........................20 Jaffee, Al................................54 Jason................................18-19 Jason Conquers America........19 Jessica Farm...........................30 Jewish Images in the Comics.103 Jimbos Inferno....................... 26 Jimbo in Purgatory.................. 26 Job Thing, The........................35 Joe Kubert: Man of Rock.......102 Johnson, Charles..................103 Johnson, Crockett...................55 Johnson, R. Kikuo...................82 Just When You Thought Things Couldnt Get Any Worse.......70 Kaczynski, Tom.......................20 Kafka.....................................10 Kalesniko, Mark......................81 Kane, Brian M........................48 Karasik, Paul..........................52 Kaz......................................107 Kellerman, Martin.................107 Kelly, Carolyn.........................51 Kelly, Walt..............................51 Kelso, Megan.........................84 Kerschbaum, John................107 Ketcham, Hank.......................53 Kid Firechief, The....................38 King of the Flies...................... 86 King: The Special Edition.........71 Kominsky-Crumb, Aline..........10 Krazy & Ignatz........................50

7 Miles a Second....................27 21: The Story of Roberto Clemente.............................93 50 Girls 50 and Other Stories...7 500 Portraits...........................87 Abandoned Cars....................85 Abel, Jessica.........................105 Abstract Comics......................41 Action! Mystery! Thrills!........... 61 Adastra in Africa...................108 Adventures of Jodelle.............. 26 Adventures of Venus, The........17 Alex.......................................81 All & Sundry...........................83 Almost Silent...........................19 Altergott, Rick.......................105 Alphabetical Ballad of Carnality, An.......................................43 Amazing Mysteries..................47 American Presidents................ 69 Amor Y Cohetes.....................14 Anderson, Ho Che..................71 Andersson, Max....................105 Angelman..............................21 Angry Youth Comix.................28 Any Similarity to Persons Living or Dead................................79 Approximate Continuum Comics................................34 Arctic Marauder, The..............33 Armed Garden, The................71 Art of Joe Kubert, The...........102 Art School Confidential.........109 Artichoke Tales.......................84 Artist Himself, The: A Rand Holmes Retrospective............80 Athos in America....................18 Ault, Donald.............................4 Avery, Kevin.........................110 B., David..........................24, 71 B. Krigstein Vol. 1................... 67 Babel.....................................71 Back in Bleck..........................28 Bagge, Peter...................72, 105 Baobab..................................39 Barack Hussein Obama..........38 Bardn the Superrealist..........107 Barks, Carl...............................4 Barnaby.................................55 Bartier, Pierre......................... 26 Beasts!................................... 69 Beasts and Priests.................105 Beauchamp, Monte.................43 Beg the Question.................. 106 Bell, Blake........................ 46, 47 Belly Button Comix................105 Benson, John........................101 Bent....................................... 68 Berg, Dave,..............................7 Bernard, Warren.....................54 Best American Comics Criticism, The....................................100 Beta Testing the Apocalypse....20 Betsy and Me.......................... 67 Beyond Palomar.....................14 Big Baby.................................73 Big Town, The.......................113 Billy Hazelnuts........................87 BLAB!.....................................43 Black Hole............................105 Black Images in the Comics...103 Blackbeard, Bill.............5, 50, 51 Blacklung...............................35 Blanchard, Jim.....................105

Blanquet.................................24 Blazing Combat......................52 Blecky Yuckerella....................28 Bod, Mark..........................105 Boody: The Bizarre World of Boody Rogers.....................108 Book of Mr. Natural, The.........10 Bordeaux, Ariel.....................105 Bosnian Flat Dog..................105 Bottomless Belly Button............ 96 Boyreau, Jacques..................109 Brinkley, Nell..........................44 Brinkley Girls, The...................44 Brodner, Steve........................ 68 Broersma, Matt.......................39 Brophy, Judith........................43 Brower, Steven........................ 60 Brunetti, Ivan..........................73 Buddy Bites the Bullet............105 Buddy Does Jersey..................72 Buddy Does Seattle.................72 Buddy Go Home...................105 Buddys Got Three Moms......105 Burns, Charles................73, 105 Burroughs, William.................21 Bushmiller, Ernie.....................44 Bush Junta, The....................108 But I Like It.............................91 Buz Sawyer.............................45 Cabbie, The........................... 86 Calvario Hills.................... 39, 86 Came the Dawn and Other Stories...................................7 Caniff, Milton.......................101 Capp, Al..............................104 Captain Easy..........................45 Caricature................................9 Cartoon Utopia, The...............27 Castle Waiting........................25 Cavalier Mr. Thompson, The....31 Champs.................................38 Chance in Hell........................17 Charles M. Schulz: Lil Beginnings........................... 62 Charlie Browns Christmas Stocking............................... 62 Chewing Gum in Church........38 Chicken Fat............................ 67 Chieffet, George..................... 76 Chimera.................................39 Chocolate Cheeks...................38 Chuckling Whatsit, The...........29 Chun, Alex.............................42 Chusid, Irwin.......................... 69 Cinema Panopticum...............25 Clouds Above, The..................74 Clowes, Daniel..8-9, 55, 78, 109 Coe, Sue................................43 Colan, Gene............................7 Cole, Jack........................ 42, 67 Columbia, Al..................74, 113 Comics Are for Idiots!.............28 Comics Go to Hell................ 106 Comics Journal, The..........98-99 Complete Crumb Comics, The.11 Complete Peanuts, The...... 62-63 Complete Pogo, The...............51 Conceptual Realism................70 Congress of the Animals......... 36 Connective Tissue................. 106 Cooper, Dave......................... 68 Corona, Marco.......................39 Corpse on the Imjin! and Other Stories...................................7

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Segar, E.C.............................. 64 Self-Loathing Comics..............10 Set to Sea...............................97 Setting the Standard: Comics by Alex Toth 1952-1954........... 61 Sex, Rock & Optical Illusions....88 Sexytime...............................109 Shag......................................43 Shag: A to Z...........................43 Shaw, Dash............................ 96 Sheep of Fools........................43 Shouldnt You Be Working?.....28 Shroud for Waldo, A...............75 Sibyl-Anne Vs. Ratticus............24 Significant Objects................111 Sikoryak, R...........................107 Simmons, John.......................30 Sjunnesson, Lars...................105 Sobel, Marc............................15 Sorel, Edward.........................70 Soundtrack: Short Stories 1990-1996........................105 Spacehawk............................. 66 Spain.....................................94 Special Exits............................77 Squa Tront...........................101 Squirrel Mother, The...............84 Sshhhh!..................................18 Staake, Bob............................43 Stack, Frank...........................95 Stearn, Ted...........................107 Stein, Leslie............................94 Sterckx, Pierre......................... 26 Stigmata,................................23 Strange and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko....................... 46 Strange Case of Edward Gorey, The....................................104 Strange Suspense.................... 46 Strmberg, Fredrik................103 Struwwelmaakies, Der.............87 Struwwelpeter.........................43 Stuff and Nonsense................. 67 Sublife..................................107 Suckle: The Status of Basil....... 68 Supermen!............................. 61 Swain, Carol........................108 Swarte, Joost..........................31 Sweetly Diabolic Art of Jim Flora................................... 69 Taint the Meat, Its the Humanity and Other Stories...................7 Takako, Shimura...................... 6 Take a Joke............................28 Taking Punk to the Masses....110 Tales Designed to Thrizzle.......22 Tales from the Crypt.................7 Talk to Her...........................112 Tardi, Jacques..................32, 33 Temperance...........................88 Templeton, Ty......................... 61 Terrble Thompson................ 106 Theroux, Alexander...104, 110, 112 They Found the Car................39 Things Just Get Away from You................................... 106 This Side of Jordan...............113 Thompson, Kim................. 1-116 Three Paradoxes, The..............83 Tillieux, Maurice......................24 Tinsley, Dwaine....................100 Tits, Ass and Real Estate........ 106 Today Is the Last Day of the Rest of Your Life..........................20

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Krazy Kat................................50 Kreider, Tim...........................85 Krenkel, Roy.............................7 Krigstein, Bernard............. 57, 67 Kubert, Joe.................7, 55, 102 Kupperman, Michael...............22 Kurtzman, Harvey...............7, 54 Lagoon, The...........................13 Lane, Tim...............................85 Langridge, Roger....................85 Lasko-Gross, Miss...................82 Last Musketeer, The................19 Last Rose of Summer, The.....113 Late Bloomer..........................35 Laura Warholic, or, The Sexual Intellectual.........................112 Left Bank Gang, The...............19 Legrand, Benjamin.................32 Let Us Be Perfectly Clear..........83 Lethem, Jonathan................... 61 Levin, Bob............................100 Levine, David.......................... 69 Life and Death of Fritz the Cat, The......................................10 Like a Dog.............................95 Like a Sniper Lining up His Shot.....................................32 Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron.9 Little Maakies on the Prairie.....87 Littlest Pirate King, The............24 Locas II.................................. 16 Los Tejanos............................20 Lost and Found: Comics 1969-2003..........................79 Lost Art of Ah Pook, The..........21 Lost Cause.............................20 Love & Rockets Companion.....15 Love & Rockets Covers............15 Love & Rockets: New Stories....14 Love & Rockets Reader............15 Love & Rockets Sketchbook...... 16 Love from the Shadows...........17 Low Moon..............................19 Luba......................................17 Lucas, George..........................4 Lucky in Love.......................... 76 LUST: Kinky Online Ads...........77 Lust, Ulli.................................20 Maakies.................................87 Mac Orlan, Pierre...................24 Macherot, Raymond................24 Mad Night, The......................29 Maggie the Mechanic..............14 Mahler, Nicolas......................21 Mail Order Bride....................81 Mairowitz, David Zane............10 Malkasian, Cathy............88, 113 Maltin, Leonard...................... 62 Man Who Grew His Beard, The......................................93 Manchette, Jean-Patrick..........32 Mark Twains Autobiography 1910-2010..........................22 Marschall, Rick.......................54 Mart................................ 39, 86 Marzocchi, Leila......................39 Mascots................................ 106 Mattotti, Lorenzo.........13, 23, 39 Mauldin, Bill........................... 56 Max.....................................107 McCabe, Joe........................108 McConey................................34 McKenna, Christine...............112 McMurray, Jacob..................110

McNeill, Malcolm....................21 Mean.....................................38 Meanwhile A Biography of Milton Caniff......................101 Meatcake............................... 76 Medley, Linda.........................25 Meskin, Mort.......................... 60 Mess of Everything, A..............82 Messages in a Bottle...............57 Mezzo.................................... 86 Mickey Mouse...........................5 Millionaire, Tony.....................87 Minimum Wage.................... 106 Minus Walter..........................43 Misery Loves Comedy............73 Molotiu, Andrei.......................41 MOME...................................42 Monologues for Calculating the Density of Black Holes..........89 More Old Jewish Comedians...43 Morrison, Bill........................101 Moscoso, Victor......................88 Most Outrageous..................100 Mother, Come Home..............83 Mr. Twee Deedle....................49 Murder by High Tide...............24 Mysterious Traveler................. 46 Mystic Funnies........................10 New Tales of Old Palomar......39 New York Mon Amour............32 Naked Cartoonists..................40 Naked Glory........................107 Nancy....................................44 Neal, Nate.............................89 Nelson, Paul.........................110 nEuROTIC............................ 106 New Adventures of Jesus, The...95 NEWAVE!...............................40 Newgarden, Mark...................89 Niger.....................................39 Night Fisher............................82 Nightmare Alley......................94 Nilsen, Anders..................39, 89 Nimrod, The...........................34 No Straight Lines....................41 Noomin, Diane.......................90 Norman Pettingill: Backwoods Humorist..............................90 Notes from a Defeatist............91 73304-23-4153-6-96-8, Number. The......................................25 Nuts....................................... 65 OConnor, Flannery................57 Observed While Falling...........21 Old Jewish Comedians...........43 Orgy of Playboys Eldon Dedini.................................42 Oswalt, Patton........................ 62 Ott, T.....................................25 Our Gang..............................51 Out of the Shadows................ 60 Outlaws, Rebels, Freethinkers and Pirates.........................100 Palestine.................................91 Paley, Bruce..........................108 Panter, Gary........................... 26 Parille, Ken...............................8 Passionella............................. 67 Peculia...................................29 Peellaert, Guy......................... 26 Penny Century........................14 Percy Gloom...........................88 Perla la Loca..........................14 Petey & Pussy........................107

Pettingill, Norman...................90 Pham, John..........................107 Piersanti, Claudio...................23 Pim & Francie: The Golden Bear Days..................................74 Pin-Up Art of Bill Wenzel.........42 Pin-Up Art of Dan DeCarlo......42 Pin-Up Art of Humorama........42 Pirates and the Mouse...........100 Pirus....................................... 86 Pixy......................................105 Poe, Edgar Allan Poe..............23 Pogo......................................51 Pollard, Robert........................70 Ponchione, Sergio...................39 Popeye................................... 64 Portable Frank, The.................35 Portable Grindhouse.............109 Prince Valiant................... 48, 67 Prison Pit................................28 Problematic: Sketchbook Drawings 2004-2012........... 36 Pussey!.....................................9 Queen of the Black Black........84 R. Crumb Sketchbooks............11 R.I.P.: Best of.............1985-2004 Raisin Pie..............................105 Ralph Azham..........................34 Raven, The.............................23 Rayburn-Maarup, Steffen.........41 Rebel Visions: The Underground Comix Revolution 1963-1975........................104 Recipe for Disaster................108 Red Monkey Double Happiness Book, The............................12 Reed, Lou...............................23 Reflections..............................39 Reg, Ron, Jr..........................27 Reynolds, Eric.........................42 Rickheit, Hans.........................27 Rip, M.D...............................107 Ripple: A Predilection for Tina.. 68 Robbins, Trina........................44 Rocky...................................107 Rogers, Boody......................108 Romberger, James..................27 Rosenkranz, Patrick.........80, 104 Roth, Arnold...........................54 Ryan, Johnny..........................28 Sacco, Joe..............................91 Sadowski, Greg........... 57,61, 67 Safe Area Gorazde.................91 Sakai, Stan.............................92 Sala, Richard....................29, 39 Sally, Zak.........................39, 95 Sams Strip............................. 67 Sammy the Mouse..................39 Sanctuary, The........................89 Sanders, Joe.........................108 Sandlin, David........................43 Sandman Papers, The...........108 Santiago, Wilfred............93, 107 Schauer, Mitch......................107 Schelly, Bill.....................55, 102 Schrauwen, Olivier..................93 Schulz, Charles M..............62-63 Schulz, Monte.......................113 Schwartz, Ben.................78, 100 Scream Queen.......................71 Scrublands.............................12 Search for Smilin Ed!, The......75 Seduction of Mike, The..........107 Seeing Things.........................35

Tommaso, Rich.......................31 Too Soon?..............................78 Tosches, Nick.......................110 Toth, Alex........................... 7, 61 Town of Mirrors......................70 Toys in the Basement..............24 Trondheim, Lewis....................34 Troublemakers, The................17 Twain, Mark...........................22 Twentieth Century Eightball.......9 Twilight of the Assholes...........85 Two-Fisted Tales.......................7 Tyler, Carol........................... l35 Uncle Scrooge..........................4 Unclothed Man in the 35th Century A.D......................... 96 Underworld..........................107 Unlovable..............................97 Uptight...................................74 Usagi Yojimbo........................92 Valenti, Kristy..........................15 Van Cook, Marguerite.............27 Van Horn, Penny...................108 Van Horne, Peter..................109 Van Sciver, Noah....................34 Vehlmann, Fabien..................18 Verney, Jean-Pierre.................33 Vosburg, Mike......................107 Walker, Mort.......................... 67 Walker, Rob.........................111 Wally Gropius........................80 Wandering Son......................... 6 Ward, Bill...............................42 Ware, Chris............................31 Watson, Esther Pearl...............87 We All Die Alone....................89 Weasel................................... 68 Weathercraft........................... 36 Weing, Drew..........................97 Weird Horrors and Daring Adventures...........................55 Weissman, Steven...................38 Wenzel, Bill............................42 Werewolves of Montpellier......19 West Coast Blues....................32 What I Did..............................19 What Is All This?...................111 Where Demented Wented..... 106 White, Mack.........................108 White Flower Day...................38 Why Are You Doing This?........19 Williams, Robert.....................70 Williamson, Al..........................7 Willie & Joe: Back Home......... 56 Willie & Joe: The War Years.... 56 Wilson, Gahan....................... 65 Windsor-Smith, Barry............108 Wish You Were Here...............39 Wolverton, Basil...................... 66 Wolverton Bible, The............... 66 Wood, Wallace.........................7 Woodring, Jim.................. 35, 36 Wojnarowicz, David................27 Wright, Chris..........................35 Yeah!.....................................72 Yoe, Craig...................... 67, 108 You Are There........................32 You Shall Die from Your Own Evil Creation!.......................52 Youll Never Know..................35 Young GODS & Friends........108 Young Hoods in Love..............71 Zentner, Jorge........................23 Zwigoff, Terry...................8, 109

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