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F.B.I. Informant: November 4, 2008

 

Dear Friends of Fantagraphics,

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

• Holiday Gift Guide
• Recent Fantagraphics Releases Available Now
• Previews of Upcoming Arrivals
• Upcoming Events: Zippy Storms Seattle!
• New Website Features

 

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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http://fantagraphics.com/index.php?option=com_myblog&Itemid=113&task=rss

 


HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

 

We've put together a handy way to dive into your holiday gift shopping, with items for every interest and budget: browse these categories for some quick gift ideas!

 

Quick Gift Ideas - A selection of great gift books for every interest
Gifts Under $20 - Affordable books that still make a big impact
Gift Sets & Special Editions - Deluxe boxed sets, value multipacks, and fancy-pants Special Editions
Gifts for Kids - A quick selection of kid-friendly titles
Novelties - Prints, cards and other miscellany
Stocking Stuffers - Small items, big gift-giving fun


PLUS...

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.

 


RECENT FANTAGRAPHICS RELEASES

 

The Comics Journal #293

200-page b&w/color 7.5" x 9.5" squarebound softcover magazine • $11.99 USD

 

Bob Levin gets drunk with Zap cartoonist S. Clay Wilson; Alex Robinson: from Journal hatchet job to critical acclaim; reviews of Ware, Hergé, Huizenga, Spiegelman, Hernandez and more; plus Joe Matt and the CCS Class of 2008.

 

Click here for a Video/Photo Slideshow on Flickr.

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Man of Rock: A Biography of Joe Kubert

By Bill Schelly

220-page 6" x 9" black & white softcover • $19.99 USD

 

This full-bodied biography provides a unique, behind-the-scenes look at the career of one of the most distinctive, dynamic artists in the history of comics.

 

Click here for a Video/Photo Slideshow on Flickr.

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American Presidents

By David Levine

128-page 8.5" x 10" black & white softcover • $19.99 USD

 

The best of five decades of portraits of American Presidents and their administrations, by perhaps the most influential caricaturist of the late twentieth century, gathered in a comprehensive and visually dynamic book.

 

Click here for a Video/Photo Slideshow on Flickr.

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Popeye Vol. 3: "Let's You And Him Fight!"

By E.C. Segar

168-page 10.5" x 14.75" b&w/color hardcover • $29.99 USD

 

Our third volume collecting the entirety of Segar's original Popeye (Thimble Theatre) covers 1932-1934 and includes the never-republished extra-large strips set at the Chicago World's Fair and an insightful scholarly essay.

 

Click here for a Video/Photo Slideshow on Flickr.

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Hey, Wait... (New Printing)

By Jason

64-page 7" x 10" black & white softcover • $12.95 USD

 

This superbly evocative story by the award-winning Norwegian cartoonist is a tale of childhood friendship and tragedy, and the terrible lingering aftereffects thereof. Gilbert Hernandez calls this one of the best graphic novels ever. Now back in print.

 

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The Left Bank Gang (New Printing)

By Jason

48-page 7" x 10" full-color softcover • $12.95 USD

 

Set in 1920s Paris, this is a deliciously inventive re-imagining of the great literary figures of the period (Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Pound, and Joyce) as graphic novelists... and perpetrators of a thrilling, double-crossing heist! Now back in print.

 

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Sshhhh! (New Printing)

By Jason

120-page 7" x 10" black & white softcover • $16.99 USD

 

A sharp suite of short tales, ranging from funny to terrifying to surreal to touching, all told entirely in pantomime. Jason's clean, deadpan art style hides a wealth of emotion and human complexity, leavened with a wicked wit. Now back in print.

 

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Fuzz & Pluck: Splitsville

By Ted Stearn

280-page 7" x 9" black & white hardcover • $24.99 USD

 

The hilariously bizarre further adventures of an irritable plucked rooster and an awkward but lovable bear take them on separate paths to the gladiatorial ring and a Quixotic task, with an unlikely climactic convergence.

 

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The Lagoon

By Lilli Carré

80-page 7 3/8" x 9 3/8" black & white hardcover • $14.99 USD

 

A family is seduced by a siren song emanating from the lagoon after dark as it reverberates through weedy waters, eventually escaping the lagoon to creep into their windows at night, in this haunting, lyrical graphic novel debut.

 

Click here for a Video/Photo Slideshow on Flickr.

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Petey & Pussy

By John Kerschbaum

128-page 6" x 9" black & white hardcover • $21.95 USD

 

This graphic novel debut reads very much like a Loony Tunes cartoon — if all of the anthropomorphic animals were kvetching, balding, foul-mouthed misanthropes. A twisted combination of mundane realism and gross-out slapstick.

 

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Click here for more recent releases!


UPCOMING ARRIVALS COMING SOON

 

Comics Are for Idiots: Blecky Yuckerella Vol. 3

By Johnny Ryan

104-page b&w/color 6.5" x 8.5" softcover • $11.99 USD

 

America's stupidest second-grader returns for a third collection of gag strips, as seen in Vice magazine and elsewhere. Join Blecky Yuckerella and her supporting cast of absurdist goofballs for another gust of gross-out guffaws.

 

Click here for a Video/Photo Slideshow on Flickr.

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Rocky Vol. 2: Strictly Business

By Martin Kellerman

112-page 9" x 9" black & white softcover • $14.95 USD

 

Fritz the Cat meets Jane Austen!?! Basically, it's the pottymouthed animal-headed Seinfeld-esque comic strip from Sweden we've all come to love. Won't you join us for more?

 

Click here for a Video/Photo Slideshow on Flickr.

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The Comics Journal #294

200-page 7.5" x 9.5" b&w/color squarebound softcover magazine • $11.99 USD

 

Norwegian comics superstar Jason on surrealism and death; Mark Tartulli on the tough world of the funny papers and the Lio movie; Christmas cards from a lineup of comics superstars; and the early years of Billy DeBeck's Barney Google.

 

Click here for a Video/Photo Slideshow on Flickr.

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Zippy: Welcome to Dingburg

By Bill Griffith

160-page 8.5" x 9" b&w/color softcover • $18.99 USD

 

Take a tour and meet the residents of Zippy’s hometown, “Dingburg,” the only city in the U.S. inhabited entirely by pinheads — well, aside from Washington, D.C., and certain sections of Newark.

 

Click here for a Video/Photo Slideshow on Flickr.

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Click here for more upcoming releases!


UPCOMING EVENTS

ZIPPY STORMS SEATTLE THIS SATURDAY!

 

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery welcomes Zippy the Pinhead creator Bill Griffith to Seattle for a rare Northwest appearance on Saturday, November 8, from 6-9 PM. We'll send out a reminder later this week; in the meantime, click here for more info.

 

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
206-658-0110


NEW WEBSITE FEATURES

 

Click here for more content features!

 

Learn more by visiting www.fantagraphics.com

 

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