FANTAGRAPHICS September 2018 Solicitations

Fantagraphics September 2018 cover
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By Noah Van Sciver
$8.00 / Comic / 44 pgs / BW / 7 x 10.25
With each issue of his Eisner and Ignatz Award nominated series Blammo, Noah delivers a handful of short comic vignettes. In issue #10, Noah digs into the true story of Artemus Ward, often lauded as America's first stand-up comedian, offers two autobiographical stories, as well as two shorter works of fiction.

By Hector German Oesterheld and Alberto Breccia
$29.99 / HC / 224 pgs / BW / 8 x 10
The great Alberto Breccia, in collaboration with the Argentine writer Hector German Oesterheld (The Eternaut,) present Mort Cinder, a horror story with political overtones that follows the wanderings through time of a man who rises from the grave each time he is killed, bearing witness to the darkest sides of humanity. American comics creators such as Frank Miller (300, Sin City) and Mike Mignola (Hellboy) owe Breccia a great debt; these horror-adventure tales are as thrilling, dread-inducing, and accessible as when they were created a half a century ago.

By Various; Edited by Eric Reynolds
$9.99 / SC / 128 pgs / FC / 7.125 x 10.125
This fourth issue of Now continues the mission to present over 100 pages of all new short comics fiction by a host of established and up-and-coming talent from around the globe. This issue includes Trenton Doyle Hancock, J.C. Menu, Roman Muradov, María Medem, Walt Holcombe, Rebecca Kirby, Noah Van Sciver, Jesse Reklaw, Matthias Lehmann, Walker Tate, Nick Thorburn, and many other surprises. With an incredibly diverse line-up and unbelievable price point, find out why Now is the most talked-about comics anthology in years.

By Carl Barks
$29.99 / HC / 200 pgs / FC / 7.5 x 10.25
Carl Barks delivers another 170 pages of exuberance, adventure, and all-around cartooning brilliance, along with insightful story notes by an international panel of Barks experts. In our title story, Donald, Uncle Scrooge, and the nephews are searching for pearls but instead find themselves facing a volcano’s fury! Then Donald and the boys head off to the Amazon rainforest to do battle with an invasive bug species. But a mystery foe sends a crocodile stampede their way. Also, Donald agrees to pilot a rocket in an “Around-the-World-in-80 Minutes” race, not realizing that his opponent is none other than Gladstone Gander, whose infernal luck never lets him lose!

By Paco Roca; Translated by Erica Mena
$34.99 / HC / 328 pgs / FC / 7 x 9.75
Eisner-award winner Paco Roca (Wrinkles) reconstructs World War II through the memories of Miguel Ruiz, a member of “La Nueve,” a company of men that went from fighting against the Franco regime in the Spanish Civil War to battles across Europe and Africa, spurred on by their patriotism and hate for brutal dictatorships. Ruiz’s stories are filled with horror and humor but Twists of Fate is much more than a forgotten hero’s personal story. It’s a timely look into what we remember and why we forget, a reminder that everyone has a tale to tell, and an ode to a generation that stood up to, and beat back, violent fascism.

PEANUTS VOL 10 SC 1969-1970 (VOL.10)
By Charles M. Schulz; Introduction by Mo Willems
$22.99 / SC / 320 pgs / BW / 8.25 x 6.5

PEANUTS VOL 9 & 10 SC BOX SET 1967-1970 GIFT BOX SET (VOLS. 9 & 10)
By Charles M. Schulz; Introductions by John Waters & Mo Willems
$39.99 / SC / 640 pgs / BW / 8.25 x 6.5
He turns up first as Snoopy’s secretary, then becomes a good friend whom Snoopy helps to fly south, eventually gaing a name that is the perfect salute to the decade that ends with this volume: Woodstock! In other stories, Peppermint Patty runs afoul of her school’s dress code, Lucy declares herself a “New Feminist,” and Snoopy returns to the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm on a speaking engagement! Vol. 10 also features an introduction by renowned children’s book author Mo Willems.
As always for the fall, we are also offering a gift box edition collecting this season’s Vol. 10 and spring’s Vol. 9!

By Max de Radiguès
$14.99 / SC / 192 pgs / BW / 6 x 7.5
After conducting 52 simultaneous robberies in the same city, May and Eugene are now on the run from the law, former accomplices, and their own violent past. What makes these criminals so surprising is that they are a young mother and her preteen son. Bastard traces the escape of May and Eugene as they crisscross the United States, racing to get to their stolen cash. Both bloody and tender and full of plot twists and high tension, Bastard is a hard-boiled page-turner introducing an adolescent anti-hero that you’re sure not to forget.

By Ali Fitzgerald
$24.99 / HC / 196 pgs / BW / 6.25 x 7.25
Ali Fitzgerald began teaching comics-making to refugees at a Berlin emergency shelter. In her eight years in Germany, Fitzgerald experienced her student’s and her own creative highs, along with the deep depression of the disillusioned. In the refugee center, worlds collide and Fizgerald’s story entwines the complex themes of political and personal displacement. Her drawings are compassionate and unflinchingly intimate making for a stunning graphic memoir about what you find when you attempt to help lost people.

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