FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS September 2017 Solicitations

Fantagraphics Books September 2017 cover
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NOW #1
edited by Eric Reynolds
$9.99 / SC / 128 pgs / FC / 7.25 x 10.125

Fantagraphics is proud to launch a new, ongoing comics anthology of short stories by a mix of established and up-and-coming talent. This three times per year series features all-new, done-in-one stories for comics fans of all stripes. The first issue includes new work from acclaimed authors such as Eleanor Davis, Noah Van Sciver, Gabrielle Bell, Dash Shaw, Sammy Harkham, and Malachi Ward, as well as international authors such as J.C. Menu, Conxita Herrerro, Tommi Parrish, Tobias Schalken, and Antoine Cossé. Plus other surprises, and a gorgeous painted cover by Chicago artist Rebecca Morgan.

 

PEPPY IN THE WILD WEST
by Hergé
$16.99 / HC / 56 pgs / FC / 8.25x 11

Created by Hergé when he was drawing the first few Tintin adventures, Peppy in the Wild West is a freewheeling all-ages adventure featuring some of the loopiest takes on tried and true tropes of the Old West that you’ve ever seen. After his hat business fails, the adventurous bear Peppy heads west to start a new life. What follows is a rollicking cascade of one darned thing after another! First serialized in black and white in 1934, this is the first publication of Peppy in the Wild West and the only English translation since 1969.

 

WALT DISNEY’S DONALD DUCK “THE SECRET OF HONDORICA”
by Carl Barks
$29.99 / HC / 200 pgs / FC / 7.5 x 10.2

 

WALT DISNEY’S DONALD DUCK “THE PIXILATED PARROT” & “TERROR OF THE BEAGLE BOYS” GIFT BOX SET
by Carl Barks
$49.99 / HC / 400 pgs / FC / 7.5 x 10.25

Carl Barks delivers another superb collection of outrageous hijinks, preposterous situations, and all-around cartooning brilliance. Over 160 pages of story and art, each meticulously restored and newly colored, with insightful story notes by a panel of Barks experts. This fall also brings, as always, a new slipcased gift set for the holidays of two of our previous volumes: “The Pixilated Parrot” and “Terror of the Beagle Boys” (Vols. 9 and 10 for those keeping track at home).

 

FRED THE CLOWN IN... “THE IRON DUCHESS”
by Roger Langridge
$19.99 / SC / 96 pgs / BW / 6.75 x 10

This nearly wordless romp from master cartoonist Roger Langridge is the author’s paean to the silent, heartbreaking slapstick comedies or the teens and ’20s, spun for a contemporary audience. Though Langridge has garnered considerable acclaim the past few years for his brilliant takes on The Muppet Show, Popeye, Betty Boop, and Marvel Monsters, he is at heart a cartooning auteur, earning multiple Eisner, Harvey, Reuben, and Ignatz Awards nominations.

 

THE COMPLETE PEANUTS 1965–1966 (VOL. 8) PAPERBACK EDITION
by Charles M. Schulz; Introduction by Hal Hartley
$22.99 / SC / 320 pgs / BW with spot color / 8.25 x 6.5

 

THE COMPLETE PEANUTS 1963–1966 (VOLS. 7 & 8) PAPERBACK GIFT BOX SET
by Charles M. Schulz
$39.99 / SC Box Set / 640 pgs / bw with spot color / 8.25 x 6.5

We are now in the mid-1960s, one of Schulz’s peak periods of creativity. This volume marks two milestones for Snoopy: the first “dogfight” with the Red Baron, and the launch of his writing career. Two new characters make their bows. Roy, who won’t make a lasting and a strange kid he has met. Her name? Peppermint Patty. A budget priced box set covering the years 1963-1966 will also be published at the same time.

 

QUAZARZ VS. THE JEALOUS MACHINES
by Shabazz Palaces and Joshua Ray Stephens
$25.00 / SC / 32 pgs / FC / 11 x 17

Simultaneous with the release of the new album by Shabazz Palaces, Fantagraphics in conjunction with Sub Pop are making available a full-color, hand-numbered, 32-page book illustrated by Joshua Ray Stephens who worked directly with Shabazz Palaces to interpret the album track-by-track, creating a cohesive whole that synchronizes music and image. This limited-edition art piece further expands the ambitious universe of Quazarz and Shabazz Palaces. A download code for the full album will also be included.

 

BEIRUT WON’T CRY
by Mazen Kerbaj
$30.00 / SC / 264 pgs / FC / 5 x 8

Throughout the summer of 2006, during the Israeli attack on Lebanon, Mazen Kerbaj published drawings, comics, and writing giving a first-hand account of someone creating during a time of intense everyday brutality. Drawn and written in English, French, and Arabic, Beirut Won’t Cry shows us how an artist views the world and everything in it — his relationships, his family, and his creative pursuits — as it violently crumbles around him. Both historically vital and hilarious, Beirut Won’t Cry introduces Kerbaj’s unique voice and urgent pen to an American audience for the very first time, teaching readers how to carry on and resist in times of war and oppression.

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