FANTAGRAPHICS March 2019 Solicitations

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3D SWEETIES HC
(W) Julian Glander (A/CA) Julian Glander
Hilariously absurd stories set in a digital, pastel-hued universe, crafted by one of the most original artists working in animation, video games, and gifs.
Glander's debut collection of comics assembles the best of his thoroughly original short stories, which originally appeared online on sites such as VICE. Set on a three-dimensional plane, Glander's stories feature cute, emoji-like characters who deal with twenty-first-century (and beyond!) problems like interior decorating woes, amorous microbiology, and where to find the absolute most aspirational succulents. Fall in love with "America's favorite mug," Cuppy. Hear the familial bickering of sentient purple slime molds. Encounter Susan Something and her unusual attitudes about gaming culture and conceptual art. But most of all, marvel at the playful, absurd look into our online lives that is 3D Sweeties, a book that looks and reads like no comic ever created before.
In Shops: Mar 27, 2019
SRP: $24.99

 

DISNEY MASTERS HC VOL 07 MURRY MOUSE PIRATES TABASCO BAY
(W) Paul Murry, Carl Fallberg (A) Carl Fallberg (A/CA) Paul Murry
Mickey's uncle wants to bring the tourists back to his fading seaside resort - and Mickey and Goofy think populating the pier with fierce pirate cosplayers is the perfect solution! But when our heroes unwittingly open the floodgates for a real pirate raid by Black Pete and his scurvy crew, it looks like our heroes will be going from plan to plank!
Our latest volume in the Disney Masters collection features a swashbuckling series of travels and travails - from cowboy capers at "Yesterday Ranch" to the fan favorite mystery of "The Vanishing Railroad!" Seven Mickey serials in all - all newly recolored in the warm colors of the original comic books!
In Shops: Mar 27, 2019
SRP: $29.99

 

IS THIS HOW YOU SEE ME HC LOVE & ROCKETS
In Is This How You See Me?, Maggie and Hopey get the band back together - literally. Now middle-aged, they leave their significant others at home and take a weekend road trip to reluctantly attend a punk rock reunion in their old neighborhood. The present is masterfully threaded with a flashback set in 1979, during the very formative stages in Maggie and Hopey's lifelong friendship, as the perceived invincibility of youth is expertly juxtaposed against all of the love, heartbreak, and self-awareness that comes with lives actually lived. The result is no sentimental victory lap, however - this is one of the great writers of literary fiction at the peak of his powers, continuing to scale new heights as an artist.
Hernandez's acclaimed ongoing comics series Love and Rockets has entertained readers for over 35 years, and his beloved characters - Maggie, Hopey, Ray, Doyle, Daffy, Mike Tran, and so many others - have become fully realized literary creations. Is This How You See Me? collects Hernandez's latest interconnected vignettes, serialized over the past four years in Love and Rockets, into a long-form masterpiece for the first time.
In Shops: Mar 27, 2019
SRP: $19.99

 

ALIENATION GN (MR)
(W) Ines Estrada (A/CA) Ines Estrada
The global climate and wildlife as we know it has been completely wiped out, fossil fuels have run dry, and we live in a total corporate monopoly. But worst of all, Elizabeth and Carlos are bored! Alienation, Inés Estrada's new graphic novel, introduces us to a powerfully exquisite and chilling near future that doesn't seem too far-fetched, where virtual reality affects our diets, sex lives, and nightly dreams.
Drawn in hazy gray pencil and printed in blue ink, Alienation focuses on Elizabeth, an erotic dancer in cyberspace, and Carlos, just fired from the last human-staffed oil rig, as they attempt to keep their romance alive. The couple is anxious about dangerous cyber stalkers and malfunctioning brain implants ("Googleglands"), but they also can't forget to go grocery shopping and fix their spotty internet service. When the realization hits them that their bodies are full of artificial organs and they live almost entirely online, they begin to question what being human actually means. Do our ancestral, or even animal, instincts eventually kick in, or are we transcending the limits of our bodies?
In Shops: Mar 27, 2019
SRP: $19.99

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