Fantagraphics to Publish Graphic Novel of Webcomic Sacred Heart

Fantagraphics to Publish Graphic Novel of Webcomic Sacred Heart

Fantagraphics Books announced recently they have managed to secure the international publishing rights to popular webcomic Sacred Heart, a high school punk rock coming of age series created by Liz Suburbia. The comic follows the stories of main characters and best friends Ben and Otto, both somewhat typically disillusioned high school-aged punks living in an average suburban neighborhood where people go to school, rob convenient stores, get drunk, have sex and break stuff.  Except in…

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Fantagraphics to Release Omnibus of Vaughn Bodé’s Cheech Wizard

Fantagraphics to Release Omnibus of Vaughn Bodé’s Cheech Wizard

Influential underground comic artist Vaughn Bodé may have left this mortal coil too soon (passing away in 1975 at the young age of 33), but he left behind a rich and influential legacy of artwork which has since become an iconic signature of the early 1960s underground comic art movement. His trademark character Cheech Wizard, a crude con man with a small conscience, would go on to become a counterculture icon featured in music, art,…

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Drew Friedman’s New Book Focuses On Comic Industry Legends

Drew Friedman’s New Book Focuses On Comic Industry Legends

Drew Friedman, a photorealistic cartoonist whose famed portraits of celebrities have appeared in numerous publications like The New York Times, Mad magazine, and Rolling Stone to name a few, has created a collection of portraits focused on publishers, editors and artists in the comic book world. The hardcover book, titled Heroes of the Comics: Portraits of the Legends of Comic Books, features Friedman’s signature illustrations of comic book heavy weights he chose himself such as…

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Fantagraphics Launches 4th Annual Not-At-Comic-Con Sale

Fantagraphics Launches 4th Annual Not-At-Comic-Con Sale

For all you indie comic lovers that weren’t able to make it to the San Diego Comic Con this year but have some money burning a hole in your pocket that you had hoped to spend on new books, Fantagraphics has the perfect thing for your woes! For the fourth year in a row, Fantagraphics is offering a very special Not-At-Comic-Con Sale where everything on their website is available fro 20% off! You heard that right,…

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Fantagraphics Unveils Cover Art For Daniel Clowes’s The Complete Eightball 1-18

Fantagraphics Unveils Cover Art For Daniel Clowes’s The Complete Eightball 1-18

Whether you recognize his name or not, Daniel Clowes is an independent comic artist that helped define our generation. My age bracket’s R. Crumb, if you will. Regardless of how his artwork and creations have seeped their way into your consciousness—New Yorker cartoons, the OK Soda ads, Ghost World the movie, or the recent plagiarism of his work by actor Shia LeBeouf—you can be sure it has. For many fans of Clowes’s work, one of his…

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Esther Pearl Watson to Appear at Fantagraphics Books This Sunday

Esther Pearl Watson to Appear at Fantagraphics Books This Sunday

You may have seen a post on this site a few days ago about the current book tour of cartoonist Eleanor Davis who has been making appearances around the Pacific Northwest to promote her new book How to Be Happy. Word just came in today via the Fantagraphics website that none other than Esther Pearl Watson, the creative mind behind Fantagraphics’ Unlovable series will be joining her. Unlovable, a comic about a pubescent, overweight, overwhelmed,…

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Cartoonist Eleanor Davis To Appear At Floating World Comics July 9

Cartoonist Eleanor Davis To Appear At Floating World Comics July 9

Winner of the 2009 Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer Award and the 2013 Society of Illustrators Gold Medal recipient. cartoonist Eleanor Davis will appear in person at Portland, Oregon comic shop, Floating World Comics on Wednesday, July 9th, 2014. She is set to appear from 5:00 – 8:00 PM for a meet and greet with fans as well as to sign copies of her new comic collection How To Be Happy published by Fantagraphics Books. …

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Portuguese Beverage Brand Allegedly Plagiarizes Charles Burns’ Artwork For New Ad Campaign

Portuguese Beverage Brand Allegedly Plagiarizes Charles Burns’ Artwork For New Ad Campaign

A Portuguese beverage brand of flavored water titled, Agua Castello, appears to have used artwork by noted indie comic icon, Charles Burns as part of a new 115 year anniversary advertisement campaign. This is a pretty cool idea since we haven’t seen Burns’ artwork on the packaging of beverages since the ill-fated, terrible tasting, but cool-looking OK Cola brand. The only problem with this seemingly positive partnership is that it appears not to be a…

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Fantagraphics Celebrates Pride with a Guide to LGBTQ Comics

Fantagraphics Celebrates Pride with a Guide to LGBTQ Comics

With Pride weekend upon us here in Seattle, Seattle-based publisher Fantagraphics is in the mood to celebrate. This week, Fantagraphics posted a list via their website of some of the top picks of books they have published with LGBTQ themes. According to the publisher’s official blog (titled FLOG!): “Seattle loves parades. But what we love more than parades is PRIDE! In downtown Seattle this Sunday, June 29, you can found yourself doused with glitter, families,…

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