What Should You Buy In August? Seth, Doran, Gillen and more

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TweetAugust! New month, more comics, ’nuff excitement. We have a shuftie round and picked out the comics we’re looking forward to this month:   Jessica Lee: PALOOKAVILLE #21 SETH With an appearance slated for September’s SPX, Seth’s long awaited PALOOKAVILLE #21 couldn’t come out at a better time. With a promised extended continuation of the […]

Here’s All Our News from SDCC in One Place

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TweetOne of the things heard most frequently this weekend online was ‘why is there no comic news coming out of SDCC’? You mean aside from the masses and masses of comics news which came out of the convention, right? The Beat covered basically every single comics company you can imagine, and we’ve still got a […]

Fantagraphics are the new home for Tony Millionaire’s Sock Monkey

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TweetIt’s back to our old pal Tom Spurgeon at The Comics Reporter, for the news that Fantagraphics are preparing a collection of Tony Millionaire’s Sock Monkey character for later this year.

Fantagraphics to Publish an Eleanor Davis Collection in 2014

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TweetAs revealed today by Tom Spurgeon on The Comics Reporter, Fantagraphics will be publishing a collection of short stories from Eleanor Davis into a book for 2014 release.

Thinking about Kim Thompson, life and death

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Tweet (Photo from and © American Virus) When I moved to Los Angeles in the 80s, I lived in West Hollywood at the height of the AIDS crisis. I was a sheltered young woman without much in the way of life experience, but I was to get it in a hurry. My neighbors were dying […]

RIP Kim Thompson

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Tweet Photo by Lynn Emmert. Fantagraphics co-founder and industry titan Kim Thompson has lost his battle with lung cancer. A statement was released below, but I am crying as I type this, as are so many of you reading this. The news was not unexpected, but that doesn’t make it any easier. Kim was one […]

It’s time for a Peter Bagge retrospective

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Tweet A two part conversation between Peter Bagge (Hate, Reset) and Zak Sally at TCJ.com plants the flag on the idea that Bagge’s achievements need a reassessment: His editorship of Weirdo followed by Neat Stuff followed by Hate was a run pretty much unparalleled in comics– maybe a handful were as good, but you could […]

On the Scene: Denver Comic Con 2013, Life as a Moving Picture in Chris Ware’s Keynote

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TweetWilliam Kuskin, Ph.D., of the University of Colorado, Boulder, introduced Denver Comic Con’s keynote speaker, cartoonist Chris Ware, as a man who presents “honesty” as an “antidote to the emptiness we see in culture now, countered by art, even if he evokes a nightmare through that honesty”. Ware guided the audience at DCC through the […]

Cartoonists coming to a town near you: Knisley, Hernandez, Shaw, Hanawalt, Katin

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TweetWe’d like to remind you that a number of fantastic cartoonists are on tour either at the moment or upcoming soon this Spring. We’ve posted their schedules previously but here’s a quick catch-up on who’s where. Get out and support your local (or visiting) cartoonist! Lucy Knisley Gibert Hernandez Tuesday April 16th, 7 pm NEW […]

Cartoonists on Tour: Gilbert Hernandez

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Tweet Few cartoonists can hope to have as great a year as Gilbert Hernandez is having, with two upcoming releases of majestic power: JULIO’S DAY and MARBLE SEASON. And you’ll be able to meet the man and get them signed at the following stops: Monday April 15th, 5:30 pm 101 Mattin Center, Johns Hopkins University […]

24 Hours of Women Cartoonists: Julia Gfrorer

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Tweet 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 […]

Preview: Other Stuff by Peter Bagge and friends

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This May Fantagraphics is releasing OTHER STUFF, a compilation of various strips by Peter Bagge and his friends like Dan Clowes, Gilbert Hernandez, and R. Crumb. The stories in the book are mostly outside the famed Buddy Bradley saga, but no less hilarious.

Fantagraphics co-publisher Kim Thompson battling cancer

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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.

Tony Millionaire’s Sock Monkey Treasury is coming in November

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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.

How to read Love and Rockets

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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.

Fantagraphics news: EC, Nijigahara Holograph, Michael Jordan

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A new manga by the author of Solanin and a sports comic about Michael Jordan…plus some guesswork about the EC Library