FANTAGRAPHICS September 2019 Solicitations

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ZAPPED BY THE GOD OF ABSURDITY: THE BEST OF PAUL KRASSNER
By Paul Krassner
$26.99 / HC / 280 pgs / BW / 6 x 9
Zapped by the God of Absurdity is a collection of Paul Krassner’s writing that functions both as a retrospective and a memoir. His eye for the absurd serves readers well, such as his reports from a swingers’ convention. He also relates personal encounters with such famous figures as Lenny Bruce, George Carlin, Johnnie Cochran, Ram Dass, Larry Flynt, Squeaky Fromme, Dick Gregory, Charles Manson, and Robin Williams — not to mention the time he took an acid trip with Groucho Marx.

 

I KNOW WHAT I AM: THE LIFE & TIMES OF ARTEMESIA GENTILESCHI
By GinLa Siciliano
$29.99 / HC / 292 pgs / BW / 7.5 × 11.5
In seventeenth-century Rome, the extraordinary painter Artemisia Gentileschi fends off constant sexual advances as she works to become one of the greatest painters of her generation. Shockingly resonant in this current era of the #MeToo movement, I Know What I Am sheds a light on the history of routine sexual violence against woman and highlights a fierce artist who stood up to a shameful social status quo.

 

ALL THE PRESIDENTS
By Drew Friedman; Foreword by Kurt Andersen
$24.99 / HC / 100 pgs / FC / 8.5 x 10.5
All the Presidents is indeed portraits of all 44 United States Presidents, from George Washington to Donald Trump and everyone in between, all rendered in Friedman’s celebrated in-your-face style of portraiture. Each portrait will be accompanied by vital statistics and presidential factoids. The book also features a foreword by NPR’s Studio 360 host, Kurt Andersen.

 

FREE S**T
By Charles Burns
$19.99 / HC / 208 pgs / BW / 4.25 x 5.5
Since 2000, cartoonist Charles Burns (Black Hole) has been self-publishing a secret sketchbook zine that he gives out to friends and VIPs. Burns has now compiled all twenty-five issues into a single volume for all of his fans to enjoy. Featuring finished drawings, rough sketches, process pieces, and more, the book is a window into the artist’s id as well as a revealing behind-the-scenes look at how characters and motifs in works like Black Hole and Last Look have evolved.


DISNEY MASTERS GIFT BOX SET #3
by Romano Scarpa and Giovan Battista Carpi
$59.99 / Box Set / 376 pgs / FC / 7.25 x 10.75


DISNEY MASTERS GIFT BOX SET #4
by Paul Murry and Romano Scarpa with Carl Barks
$59.99 / Box Set / 364 pgs / FC / 7.25 x 10.75
We proudly offer our past year’s volumes of this landmark series in two strikingly designed slipcased sets. Box Set #3 features Mickey Mouse: The Phantom Blot's Double Mystery and Uncle Scrooge: King Of The Golden River while Box SEmt #4 features Mickey Mouse: The Pirates Of Tabasco Bay and Donald Duck Duck Avenger Strikes Again. Each box set features over 360 pages of madcap comics starring three of Disney’s most iconic characters — Donald, Mickey, and Uncle Scrooge.

 

THE COMICS JOURNAL #304
Edited by Gary Groth, RJ Casey, & Kristy Valenti
$14.99 / SC / 196 pgs / FC / 8 x 9.75
The Comics Journal #304 features a conversation with Simon Hanselmann, who discusses how his webcomic became an internationally acclaimed phenomenon. This issue also highlights labor and economics issues facing the medium plus a look at the unfinished graphic novel that Geoffrey Hayes was working on before his untimely death in 2017. Also, a peak inside the sketchbook of Sophie Franz, new work by Brazilian cartoonist Laura Lannes and a reconsideration of the comics canon by Shaenon K. Garrity. And more!

 

THE COMPLETE PEANUTS 1973–1974 (VOL. 12)
By Charles M. Schulz; Introduction by Billie Jean King
$22.99 / SC / 320 pgs / BW / 8.25 x 6.5

 

 

THE COMPLETE PEANUTS 1971-1974 GIFT BOX SET (VOLS. 11 & 12)
By Charles M. Schulz;Introductions by Kristin Chenowith & Billie Jean King
$39.99 / SC Box Set / 640 pgs / BW / 8.25 x 6.5
Rerun Van Pelt takes his first terrifying journey on the back of his mom’s bike. The schoolhouse building Sally used to talk to begins to answer back. Marcie “helps” Peppermint Patty prepare for a skating competition by designing her costume and styling her hair. Plus, when Charlie Brown’s baseball-sized rash forces him to wear a paper bag over his head, he discovers that he’s suddenly more well-liked and successful. Also, Snoopy, Woodstock, and the gang enjoy several rounds of tennis — which is why the legendary Billie Jean King aces this volume’s introduction.
Additionally, we are offering a gift box edition collecting this fall’s Vol. 12 and summer’s Vol. 11!

 

WALT DISNEY’S DONALD DUCK “CHRISTMAS IN DUCKBURG”
By Carl Barks
$29.99 / HC / 200 pgs / FC / 7.25 x 10

 

 

WALT DISNEY’S DONALD DUCK “THE GHOST SHERIFF OF LAST GASP” & “SECRET OF HONDORICA”
GIFT BOX SET
By Carl Barks
$59.99 / HC Box Set / 448 pgs / FC / 7.5 x 10.25
Carl Barks delivers another superb collection of imaginative exuberance, rollicking high adventure, and all-around cartooning brilliance. Over 170 pages of story and art, each meticulously restored and newly colored. Plus insightful story notes by an international panel of Barks experts.
We also have a double dose of Duck fun for the holidays! This season’s Carl Barks Library gift box collects our earlier volumes, The Ghost Sheriff of Last Gasp and The Secret of Hondorica in a slipcase at a price that even Uncle Scrooge couldn’t resist!


New from Fantagraphics Underground!

KEEPING SCORE
by Jesse Reklaw
SC / 96 pgs / BW / 5.5 x 8
Cartoonist Jesse Reklaw's other books (LOVF, Couch Tag) have dug deep into the themes of childhood trauma and mental illness. This new collection of diary comic strips takes the concept of "art as therapy" even further, as Reklaw uses the comics form to help maintain stability in his everyday life.

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