FANTAGRAPHICS November 2017 Solicitations

Fantagraphics November 2017 cover
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FANTAGRAPHICS STUDIO EDITION: CHARLES BURNS’ BLACK HOLE
by Charles Burns
$150.00 / HC / 160 pgs / BW / 14.5 x 19.5
Charles Burns’s graphic novel Black Hole is a towering achievement by a master cartoonist, and a genuine American classic. This Fantagraphics Studio Edition showcases Burns’s original art for the book, featuring exact reproductions of over 150 of his pages at original size along with full chapters plus excerpts that showcase Burns’s style. Hypnotically beautiful and horrifying, this is the closest most of us will ever get to sitting in the author’s studio. Limited to 1500 copies.

ECONOMICS IN WONDERLAND: ROBERT REICH’S CARTOON GUIDE TO A POLITICAL WORLD GONE MAD AND MEAN
by Robert Reich
$19.99 / HC / 120 pgs / PC / 8.25 x 10.5
For years, former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich has taken a large sketchpad and a magic marker on speaking tours to help teach the most important topics of the day with illustrations. Economics in Wonderland is a collection of both his mini essays and the cartoons he drew to illustrate them. Reich’s erudite talks are collected here for the first time, accompanied by his clean-line and confident cartoons, clearly explaining the consequences of the disastrous policies of global austerity with humor, insight, passion, and warmth.

ZEGAS
by Michel Fiffe
$19.99 / SC / 96 pgs / FC / 8.5 x 11.5
Emily Zegas and her brother, Boston, are recently orphaned young adults who confront their new relationship dynamic in the face of a family tragedy that never gets talked about. At its core, Zegas is a collection of interactions that map out Emily and Boston’s most primal concerns: survival, sex, and mortality. This is the first graphic novel for Fantagraphics by the popular creator and self-publisher of the ongoing comic book series Copra.

PEANUTS EVERY SUNDAY 1971-1975
by Charles M. Schulz
$49.99 / HC / 288 pgs / FC / 13.25 x 9.5
These early-1970s full-color strips showcase Charles Schulz at his philosophical and illustrative peak in one gorgeous, full-color coffee table book. Linus, Charlie Brown, Pig-Pen, Shermy, Violet, Sally, Patty, and Schroeder are all present, and the rising star is undoubtedly Snoopy. Peanuts Every Sunday: 1971-1975 has been scrupulously re-colored to match the original syndicate coloring — allowing readers once again to plunge back into Charles Schulz’s marvelous world.

STREET FIGHTING MEN: SPAIN VOL. 1
by Spain Rodriguez
$29.99 / SC / 280 pgs / BW / 8 x 11.25
Street Fighting Menis the first volume in another landmark series from Fantagraphics. The 170 pages of Trashman stories form the backbone of this volume, along with his first-hand accounts of riding with the Road Vultures Motorcycle Club and his 1969 series about cop corruption, Manning. This first volume is rounded with an informative inside account of Spain’s life and loves in the emerging counterculture of New York’s Lower East Side.

I AM NOT OKAY ?WITH THIS
by Charles Forsman
$14.99 / SC / 188 pgs / BW / 6 x 8
After his first two critically heralded graphic novels, Celebrated Summerand The End of the Fucking World (now a TV show soon to stream on Netflix), Forsman once again evokes classic comic strips while telling a powerful story that channels the teenage ethos. I am Not Okay with This collects all of Forsman’s self-published minicomic series into one volume and firmly stakes his place among the world’s best young cartoonists.

HAPPY HOUR IN AMERICA
by Tim Lane
$3.99 / comic / 24 pages / BW / 7.3 x 10.7
Inspired by classic comic books of the Golden Age, Happy Hour in Americais Tim Lane’s debut indie comic, his epic exploration of “The Great American Mythological Drama.” You’ll find selections from his forthcoming graphic novels Just Like Steve McQueenand The Assassination of Billy Lyons by That Bad Man, Stagger Lee, along with many other strange, and fascinating tales from Galaxy America! In this first issue are three stories interpreting the life of the actor, Steve McQueen, and a wrap-around cover illustrating a high point in the Stagger Lee legend!

PRINCE VALIANT VOLS. 1-3 GIFT BOX SET
by Hal Foster
$99.99 / HC Box Set / 336 pgs / FC / 10.25 x 14
Hal Foster’s Prince Valiant is one of the most magnificent adventure comics ever and Fantagraphics’ reprinting is the loveliest treatment of the strip in the history of publishing. Despite being one of our most popular series, we have never produced a holiday gift box set until now, and this deluxe package includes the first three volumes of the series, collecting the first six years of Foster’s run, from 1937 through 1942!

POGO: THE COMPLETE SYNDICATED COMIC STRIPS VOL. 4
by Walt Kelly; introduction by Neil Gaiman!
$45.00 / HC / 344 pgs / PC / 7.25x 10.5

 

 

POGO: THE COMPLETE SYNDICATED COMIC STRIPS VOLS. 3 & 4 GIFT BOX SET
by Walt Kelly
$75.00 / Hardcover Box Set / 688 pgs / 7.25 x 10.5
In addition to presenting all of 1955 and 1956’s daily Pogostrips for the first time anywhere, Pogo: The Syndicated Comic Strips Vol. 4also contains all 104 Sunday strips from these two years in full color for the first time since their original appearance in Sunday newspaper sections 60 years ago! Plus the usual in-depth annotations, samples of Kelly’s work scanned from original art, and a whole lot more!
And, for the holidays, we’re also releasing a handsome slipcased set of this volume and Vol. 3.

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