About a month ago, Steve asked me who my favourite comic creators were, and horrible as I am at answering on the spot questions, I did manage to provide him with one name: Julia Gfrorer. If you follow mainstream comics, your most beloved authors put out work regularly, but at indie central, you get a […]
The comics world was saddened last night when this statement was released. It’s hard to overstate Kim Thompson’s impact on the modern comics world—as the publisher of groundbreaking works Love & Rockets and Eightball, the editor of eveyrthing from Acme Novelty Library to Usagi Yojimbo and one of the finest translators in comics. He’s best known for championing European comics and introducing them to a wider audience in the US.
Instant want: Fantagraphics will be collecting Tony Millionaire’s Sock Monkey stories in a treasury edition. The books originally came out from Dark Horse but are joining Millionaie’s Maakie’s collections at FBI.
Daunted by the idea of jumping into the immense canon of Los Bros Hernandez? You’re missing a world of wrestling, gangs, whispering trees and unexpected heartache. If you’re confused about how to read the books, Jeffrey O. Gustafson of Jim Hanley’s universe has just posted a Definitive Guide to Comics’ Supreme Masterpiece that explains which volume comes where.
After gaining huge mainstream attention for BOTTOMLESS BELLY BUTTON and BODY WORLD—both formally experimental graphic noels that remained emotionally true—Dash Shaw has kept a low profile in recent years, as he works on multimedia projects, including animation. But Fantagraphics has just announced two new books, NEW SCHOOL and 3 NEW STORIES. Exciting news for a […]
Eisner! Swarte! Hernandez! Lou Reed! Schulz! Kelly! Kubert! Tardi! Gottfredson! Van Sciver! Ryan! Woodring! Barks! Sendak! Bushmiller! Everett! Frazetta! Davis! Medley! The Crumbs! Wilson! Krigstein! Deitch! Millionaire! Bagge! Lots of great stuff from Fantagraphics, and from their distributor, W. W. Norton!
___________________________________________________________________________ A few months ago, I brainstormed about how Halloween mini-comics being offered by Diamond could be used in a variety of ways to promote comics and have some fun! (Read that again… there are event suggestions and a timeline there, which I’ve paralleled below, but did not exactly duplicate.) During C2E2, Diamond announced that […]
Noah Van Sciver just wrapped up a week of diaries at TCJ . it’s a pretty quotidian thing, one panel to an activity from drunkenness to reading a comic. Good stuff.
In case we haven’t hammered you over the head with it enough, Van Sciver’s upcoming book THE HYPO, an extremely well researched look at Abraham Lincoln’s early days as a depressed young lawyer, will be one of the buzz books of the fall.
The last holdout has come in, and it’s one of the biggest and best. After years of staying aloof from the digital world, Fantagraphics has announced they are going with ComiXology to release digital versions of the Love and Rockets back catalog, as revealed today on the Love and Rockets panel. We caught up with Fanta’s associate publisher Eric Reynolds to get the who how what and why of bringing some of the greatest cartoonsits in the world to the digital platform:
One of the most watched cartoonists to graduate from CCS, Chuck Forsman’s work has been mostly available only in small mini-comics editions. But that’s changing, as Fantagraphics will reissue THE END OF THE FUCKING WORLD in book form and then publish a NEW graphic novel, CELEBRATED SUMMER, in 2013. Exciting!