FANTAGRAPHICS October 2017 Solicitations

Fantagraphics October 2017 cover
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ZAHHAK: THE LEGEND OF THE SERPENT KING
By Hamid Rahmanian and Simon Arizpe
$39.99 / HC / 18 pgs / FC / ?10 x 7.5
 
For the first time ever, a tale from the Persian Book of Kings springs to life in this stunning and ingenious pop-up book. Zahhak: The Legend of the Serpent King retells the myth of the misguided Prince Zahhak who murders his father to usurp the throne. Cursed with monstrous snakes that grow out of his shoulders, he rules for one thousand years before being defeated. This fantastic tale literally pops off the page and will delight readers young and old with every turn of the page.
 

FANTAGRAPHICS STUDIO EDITION: JAIME HERNANDEZ
By Jaime Hernandez
$150.00 / HC / 192 pgs / FC / ?11 x 14
 
Fantagraphics Studio Edition: Jaime Hernandez collects almost 200 pages of the raw, original art from the first fifty issues of the Love and Rockets comic book, including such classic stories as “The Death of Speedy,” “Chester Square,” and “Wigwam Bam.” This book traces his evolution from his punk-poster beginnings to his current style and is indispensable for collectors, fans, and cartooning students alike.
 

WALT DISNEY’S MICKEY MOUSE VOL. 12: ?“THE MYSTERIOUS DR. X”
By Floyd Gottfredson
$35.00 / HC / 296 pgs / PC / 10.5 x 8.75
WALT DISNEY’S MICKEY MOUSE VOLS. 11 & 12 GIFT BOX SET
By Floyd Gottfredson
$49.99 / HC Box Set / 544 pgs / PC / 10.5 x 8.75
 
In this final volume of narrative Mickey strips, Floyd Gottfredson and co-writer Bill Walsh infect Mouseton with the super-hi-tech of the Sputnik era. Restored from Disney’s original proof sheets, The Mysterious Dr. X also includes more than 30 pages of top-secret extras! You’ll enjoy behind-the-scenes art, Gottfredson’s rare Christmas comics, and commentary by Disney’s own scientific geniuses!
A budget priced box set in a handsomeslipcase featuring Volume 11, Mickey vs. Mickey, will also be published at the same time.
 
 

And Then the World Blew Up
By Mr. Fish
$29.99 / SC / 180 pgs / FC / ?9 x 12
 
And Then the World Blew Up isa collection of cartoons,illustrations, personal essays, culture-war correspondence andinterviews with famous intellectual and artistic outlaws, who, likethe author, are just trying to defuse the apocalyptic bomb that is themiracle of our Creation. Drawn, painted, and collaged in Mr. Fish’smany virtuosic styles, And Then the World Blew Up is an eloquent take-no-prisonersresponse to American political life.
 

HOW TO READ NANCY: THE ELEMENTS OF COMICS IN THREE EASY PANELS
By Paul Karasik and Mark Newgarden;
Introduction by James Elkins
$29.99 / SC / 276 pgs / BW 9 x 12.25
 
This groundbreaking work ingeniously isolates the separate building blocks of the language of comics through the deconstruction of a single Nancystrip from 1959. No other book on comics has taken such a simple yet methodical approach to laying bare how the medium really works. In addition, How to ReadNancy is a thoroughly researched history of how comics are made, from their creation at the drawing board to their ultimate destination at the bookstore. Perfect for students, academics, scholars, and casual fans.
 

LAST GIRL STANDING
By Trina Robbins
$19.99 / SC / 160 pgs / PC / 6 x 9
 
Trina Robbins’ Last Girl Standingchronicles a life of sex, drugs, rock ’n’ roll and comics. From her New York childhood in the 1940s to visiting the EC offices and posing for men’s magazines in the 1950s, interacting with rock royalty and entering the orbit of underground cartoonists in the 1960’s and ultimately transforming into a comics historian and lecturer in the ’90s and 2000s, Trina Robbins broke the rules and takes no prisoners in this heavily illustrated memoir.
 

RUN FOR IT: STORIES OF SLAVES WHO FOUGHT FOR THEIR FREEDOM
By Marcelo D’salete
$24.99 / HC / 180 pgs / BW / 6.75 x 9.5
 
Run For It is one of the first literary and artistic efforts to face up to Brazil’s hidden history of slavery. Transcending history with vivid illustrations and engaging the reader’s poetic imagination through stories of individual suffering caused by the horrors of slavery, Run For It has received rave reviews worldwide. These intense tales offer a tragic and gripping portrait of one of history’s darkest corners.
 

HOUSE OF WOMEN
By Sophie Goldstein
$29.99 / HC / 192 pgs / BW / 8.5 x 10
 
When Sarai and her fellow emissaries from the Empire disembark from their ship, they find themselves on a planet teeming with life and mystery. The natives, whom they intend to “civilize,” are not as malleable as expected and their only other human contact, a man, causes further conflict within their ranks. House of Women is Sophie Goldstein’s second solo graphic novel, following 2015’s much-lauded The Oven.
 

CARTOON CLOUDS
By Joseph Remnant
$22.99 / HC / 164 pgs / BW / 7 x 9.5
 
Cartoon Clouds follows a recent art school graduate and his three friends as they try to navigate that anxiety-fueled time between finishing college and trying to figure out what they’re going to do with the rest of their lives. Drawn in a naturalistic style, the philosophical nature of Cartoon Clouds is reminiscent of the films of Éric Rohmer or Noah Baumbach. Joseph Remnant has been a prominent presence in the cartooning scene recently, self-publishing his own comic book Blindspot, illustrating Harvey Pekar’s acclaimed Cleveland, and appearing in such magazines as The Believer.
 

WALT DISNEY UNCLE SCROOGE AND DONALD DUCK THE DON ROSA LIBRARY VOL. 8:
“ESCAPE FROM FORBIDDEN VALLEY”
By Don Rosa
$29.99 / HC / 208 pgs / FC / 8.5 x 11
 
WALT DISNEY UNCLE SCROOGE AND DONALD DUCK THE DON ROSA LIBRARY VOLS. 7 & 8: GIFT BOX SET
By Don Rosa
$49.99 / HC Box Set / 376 pgs / FC / 8.5 x 11
 
It’s Fantagraphics’ eighth complete book of Duck adventures by Don Rosa! Famed for his prizewinning “Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck”, Rosa wrote and drew a whopping two decades’ worth of ripping Scrooge and Donald yarns! And “Escape from Forbidden Valley” is just the start! Presented in brilliant color with a treasure trove of Rosa’s cover art and behind-the-scenes factoids, these Duckburg epics are back in a definitive, comprehensive edition for posterity at a bargain price worthy of Scrooge himself!
                A budget priced box set in a handsomeslipcase featuring Volume 7, Treasure Of The Ten Avatars, will also be published at the same time.
 

DADDY LOST HIS HEAD AND OTHER STORIES
By Jack Kamen and Al Feldstein with Ray Bradbury
$29.99 / HC / 192 pgs / BW / 7.25 x 10.25
 
Famed for his deft delineations of beautiful, scheming women, handsome jealous husbands, and not-so-innocent children, Jack Kamen returns with a collection of over 20 classic EC horror tales from The Vault ofHorror, Tales From the Crypt, and The Haunt of Fear. Like every book in the Fantagraphics EC Artists’ Library, Daddy Lost HisHead and Other Stories also features essays and notes by EC experts on these superbly crafted, classic masterpieces.
 

TANK TANKURO: PREWAR WORKS 1934-1935
By Gajo Sakamoto
$29.95 / HC / 256 pgs / FC / ?8.85 x 6.38
 
Published in 1934 and lost in the subsequent turmoil of World War II, Tank Tankurowas one of the first “superheroes” to appear in manga. Gajo Sakamoto’s creation influenced many manga artists and is the foundation from which many masterpieces of manga art would later spring. Famous for its adventure stories full of surrealism and eccentricity, this hidden gem is revived in full color in a deluxe hard cover + book case format, beautifully designed by Chris Ware!

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