FANTAGRAPHICS February 2018 Solicitations

Fantagraphics February 2018 cover
Fantagraphics February 2018 coverz
Credit: Fantagraphics

WHY ART?
by Eleanor Davis
$14.99 / SC / 200 pgs / PC / 5 x 6
What is “Art”? Art can be self-indulgent, goofy, serious, altruistic, evil, or expressive, or any number of other things. In Why Art?, acclaimed graphic novelist Eleanor Davis (How To Be Happy) unpacks some of these concepts in ways both critical and positive. A work of art unto itself, Davis leavens her exploration with a sense of humor and a thirst for challenging preconceptions of art worthy of Magritte.
 

FLAYED CORPSE AND OTHER STORIES
by Josh Simmons
$24.99 / HC / 164 pgs / PC / 8 x 10
Josh Simmons (Black River) returns with a harrowing and genre-bending collection of more than two dozen short stories. The individual stories in Flayed Corpse stand on their own and also complement each other in ways that only heighten the anxiety and dread pouring from the pages. Flayed Corpse also collects several collaborations between Simmons and other cartoonists, including James Romberger, Anders Nilsen, Tara Booth, Eroyn Franklin, Tom Van Deusen, and Eric Reynolds, amongst others.
 

DAVE SHERIDAN: LIFE WITH DEALER McDOPE, THE LEATHER NUN, AND THE FABULOUS FURRY FREAK BROTHERS
by Dave Sheridan
$35.00 / HC / 276 pgs / FC / 9 x 12
Dave Sheridan collects the best of the legendary underground cartoonist’s tripped-out comic strip hilarity. It includes Sheridan’s solo comics, many reprinted for the very first time, and his collaborations with Fred Schrier and Gilbert Shelton (who writes the foreword), along with his record covers, beer labels, and advertisements for more…cough, cough…organic products. The book includes a biography and reminiscences from fellow artists, friends, and family members.
 

TOTAL JAZZ
by Blutch
$19.99 / HC / 96 pgs / PC / 8 x 10.375
In this freewheeling collection of short stories and vignettes, the famed French cartoonist examines not only the music, but the nature of the jazz subculture. The grumpy festival goer, the curmudgeonly collector, and many other fan “types” are the targets of his unerring gimlet eye, drawn in a range of styles as improvisational as Coltrane and Mingus.
 

GODHEAD
by Ho Che Anderson
$24.99 / SC / 192 pgs / PC / 8 x 10
A sprawling contemporary saga with a science-fiction edge, Godhead explores the collision course between science and religion when a corporation creates a device that can talk to God. Is this humanity’s salvation or the equivalent of a Doomsday machine? Godhead is Ho Che Anderson’s most conceptually and thematically ambitious graphic novel to date, his first in over ten years.
 
BOTTOMLESS BELLY BUTTON
by Dash Shaw
$29.99 / SC / 720 pgs / PC / 6 x 8
This is a reprint of the comedy-drama graphic novel which follows the dysfunctional adventures of the Loony Family that launched Dash Shaw as a major young cartooning talent.
 
BLAZING COMBAT
by Archie Goodwin and various artists
$29.99 / HC / 228 pgs / PC / 8 x 10
This reprint of the all-star war-comics anthology is an expanded edition, with a cover gallery featuring all of Frazetta’s painted covers and exclusive interviews with Goodwin and publisher James Warren.
 

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