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F.B.I. Informant: April 8, 2009

Dear Friends of Fantagraphics,

In this edition of the F.B.I. Informant newsletter:

* Eisner Nominee Sale & Clowes Giveaway!
* Recent Fantagraphics Releases Available Now
* Previews of Upcoming Arrivals
* Upcoming Events: Humbug in NYC, Love & Bunnies, Drinky Crow!

Don't forget, you can keep up with all of our latest releases, events, new website features and other hi-jinks on FLOG! The Fantagraphics Blog.

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The nominees for the 2009 Eisner Awards have been announced and we are pleased to report that our publications have received 7 nominations in various categories. To celebrate, for a limited time we're offering 15% off nominated titles - click here to browse and buy!


We recently found a small stack of signed, limited-edition Daniel Clowes "Lloyd Llewellyn" prints in our warehouse, and we've been giving them away for FREE with qualifying purchases! Find out how to get your hands on one right here.


Don't forget, we're still offering FREE signed bookplates with selected books while supplies last, and we're frequently adding new titles - click here for the details and current selection.


Boody. The Bizarre Comics of Boody Rogers

By Boody Rogers; edited by Craig Yoe

144-page 7.5" x 10" full-color softcover * $19.99 USD

Presenting the first-ever collection of Golden Age comic-book visionary Boody Rogers's wacky, weird, wild and sexy yarns, culled from the pages of such forgotten classics as Babe, Darling of the Hills and Sparky Watts.

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Castle Waiting Vol. II #14

By Linda Medley

24-page black & white comic book * $3.95 USD

The Castle is full of mysterious behavior in this intriguing issue! Tolly's housewarming gift to Jain has an ulterior motive, Henry's having a strange private moment, Pin gets a lesson from a cat, and Dr. Fell is still oddly chipper.

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Drinky Crow's Maakies Treasury

By Tony Millionaire

272-page 12" x 5" black & white hardcover * $29.99 USD

A sumptuously designed hardcover collecting the second five years of the world's most riotous comic strip, featuring the high-seas hi-jinx of the booze-soaked corvid and simian stars of TV's The Drinky Crow Show.

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Ho! The Morally Questionable Cartoons of Ivan Brunetti

By Ivan Brunetti

112-page 6" x 6" black & white hardcover * $19.99 USD

The vast majority of Brunetti's morally questionable, aesthetically confused - and absolutely gut-busting - "gag" cartoons, discreetly presented in an uninviting, funereal package of unglamorous black and white.

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Humbug: Limited Signed Edition

By Harvey Kurtzman, Jack Davis, Will Elder & Arnold Roth

400-page 8" x 10" duotone 2-volume hardcover set in slipcase with limited-edition signed plate * $100.00 USD

At last, the entire 11-issue run of Humbug, reprinted in a deluxe format, much of it reproduced from the original art. With a limited bookplate signed by Jack Davis, Al Jaffee and Arnold Roth.

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A Mess of Everything

By Miss Lasko-Gross

232-page 6" x 9" full-color softcover * $19.99 USD

The second volume in this semi-autobiographical trilogy finds self-effacing non-conformist Melissa now in high school facing a drug habit, alienation, accidental heartbreak and other issues in an intense, honest, and funny memoir.

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Mother, Come Home

By Paul Hornschemeier

128-page 7" x 9.5" full-color hardcover * $22.99 USD

With clean, distinctive art and poignant storytelling, this is a quietly stunning tale of a father and son struggling, by varying degrees of escapism and fantasy, to come to terms with the death of the boy's mother.

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By various artists; edited by Greg Sadowski

192-page 7.5" x 10.5" full-color softcover * $24.99 USD

An indispensable collection of comic book heroes from the best and the brightest of the first generation, including Jack Cole, Will Eisner, Bill Everett, Lou Fine, Fletcher Hanks, Jack Kirby, Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster, and Basil Wolverton.

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Click here for more recent releases!


Blazing Combat

By Archie Goodwin & Various Artists

208-page 8" x 10" black & white hardcover * $22.99 USD

The legendary anti-war comic is collected for the first time in its entirety in this hardcover volume. Tales from the Revolution through Vietnam, drawn by luminaries like Frazetta, Wood, Severin, Toth and many more.

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Tales Designed to Thrizzle #5

By Michael Kupperman

32-page two-color comic book * $4.50 USD

Learn Catare, the secret art of using an enraged feline for self-defense! Plus aliens give an innocent man sexy woman's legs, and Twain and Einstein have many, many adventures. The hit series marches on!

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The Comics Journal #297

Edited by Mike Dean & Kristy Valenti; Gary Groth, executive editor

208-page 7.5" x 9.5" b&w/color softcover * $11.99 USD

Beetle Bailey and Hi and Lois creator Mort Walker; French artist Emmanuel Guibert on Alan's War; a gallery of art by pioneering caricaturist Thomas Rowlandson; a biographical essay by Masses cartoonist Art Young; and more!

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The Complete Crumb Comics Vol. 4: "Mr. Sixties!"

By Robert Crumb

144-page 8.5" x 11" b&w/color softcover * $19.99 USD

This heretofore long out of print volume includes Zap #0 & #1 ("Keep On Truckin'!"), Crumb's work from Yarrowstalks, plus much rare art, some of Crumb's long-lost American Greetings cards from the '60s, and more. Introduction by Crumb!

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By Gilbert Hernandez

600-page 7" x 10.25" black & white hardcover * $39.99 USD

The imposing Luba (along with her ever-expanding family) takes center stage in this omnibus hardcover collection - over 100 stories chronicling Luba's life as an immigrant in turn-of-the-millennium Southern California.

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Connective Tissue

By Bob Fingerman

134-page 7.25" x 8.25" duotone hardcover * $22.99 USD

Video store clerk Darla Vogel takes a plunge down the rabbit hole into a surreal world of throbbing, veinous buildings, compulsory public nudity, weird creatures, and more in this boldly bizarre illustrated prose novel.

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Don't miss Al Jaffee and Arnold Roth as they discuss Humbug with Gary Groth and sign copies of the new collection at The Strand Bookstore in NYC on Tuesday, April 14 at 7:00 PM. Click here for more details!

And at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery in Seattle, our exhibit of original art by Jaime Hernandez and Stan Sakai continues through May 6, 2009. Opening on May 9: an exhibit of original Drinky Crow Maakies art by Tony Millionaire! Stay tuned for more details.

Click here for our full listing of upcoming events in Seattle and elsewhere.

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery
1201 South Vale Street (at Airport Way S.)
Seattle, WA 98108
Mon. - Sat 11:30 - 8
Sun 11:30 - 5

Don't forget, you can keep up with all of our latest releases, events, new website features and other hi-jinks on FLOG! The Fantagraphics Blog.

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