Fantagraphics November 2019 Solicitations

J & K HC
(W) John Pham, John Pham (A) John Pham
J & K follows the misadventures of a pair of idiots navigating life in the modern world, like Seinfeld mixed with Peanuts. J & K is also a singular art object unto itself. As Jay and Kay reference pop culture ephemera, these artifacts are made real and will be included as separate extras and inserts to the book: an issue of “Cool Magazine,” plus posters, stickers, and even a  5″ vinyl record! Fun for all ages! Printed in three fluorescent pantone inks, J & K will be one of the most unique and eye-popping releases of 2019.
$39.99

FANTAGRAPHICS STUDIO ED HC DANIEL CLOWES
(W) Daniel Clowes (A/CA) Daniel Clowes
Fantagraphics’ latest Studio Edition turns the spotlight to the great Daniel Clowes, author of Ghost World, Patience, Wilson, David Boring, The Death Ray, Like a Velvet Glove Cast In Iron, and many other books. This collection features over 120 pages of exact facsimiles of the original art, at original size, to best showcase the artist’s cartooning process. Curated by Clowes himself, this career overview collects raw original pages from the very beginning (1986’s Lloyd Llewelyn) to his one-man anthology, Eightball and up through his best-selling 2016 graphic novel, Patience. Plus new covers, endpapers, notes and more by Clowes himself, including five pages of a never-before-published aborted graphic novel.
$175.00

NOW #7 NEW COMICS ANTHOLOGY (MR)
Now wraps up its second year with another collection of first-rate talent from around the globe. Focusing on short stories, every issue is an entirely selfcontained cross-section of the best comics has to offer, at a price point that is unrivaled in contemporary comics publishing.  The seventh issue of the acclaimed series showcases selections from Tommi Parrish, Kurt Ankeny, Chris Wright, Maria Medem, Kate Lacour, Keren Katz, James Romberger, Noah Van Sciver, a cover by Will Sweeney and many more surprises.
$9.99

COMPLETE CREPAX HC VOL 05 AMERICAN STORIES (MR)
(W) Guido Crepax (A/CA) Guido Crepax
The Complete Crepax Vol. 5: American Stories collects stories that span 1968-1986, such as Crepax’s ode to boxer Joe Louis. In other tales, Valentina attempts to balance new relationships with lovers alongside the domestic life she shares with Phil. Meanwhile, Valentina’s fantasy life goes Hollywood. Bonnie and Clyde make an appearance, and there are several homages to the silent film era.
$85.00

DITCH LIFE HC (MR)
Two ditch dwelling degenerates and a dog are the protagonists of this dark comedy / absurdist graphic novel from acclaimed filmmaker and animator Amy Lockhart. Body horror, celebrity obsession, and wealth disparity collide in this satirical romp about an aspiring plastic surgeon to the stars who is forced to live in a shapeshifting, maggot-infested pizza box. This full-color hardcover also includes a fold-out board game, Females As: Furniture! Help Barb get her ticket to justice before Smarnold turns her into furniture!
Price Not Listed

PRINCE VALIANT HC VOL 20 1975-1976
(W) Hal Foster (A/CA) Hal Foster
Creator Hal Foster returns for the series’ 2000th strip, recalling the high points of the Prince Valiant legend. Aleta is abducted by a wizard, but Val pursues them only to learn that Aleta is capable of rescuing herself. Aleta’s younger sister Helene is gambled away by her husband, drawing Val and his Singing Sword into a deadly duel. And in between battles, romance has its way with kings, wizards and slaves. Also: a large gallery of Hal Foster’s art for the 1930 U.S. Naval Academy yearbook. Plus, an interview with Mad artist Angelo Torres, who assisted Prince Valiant artist John Cullen Murphy on the Big Ben Bolt strip.
$34.99

POGO COMP SYNDICATED STRIPS HC VOL 06 CLEAN AS WEASEL
(W) Walt Kelly (A/CA) Walt Kelly
Volume 6 presents all 104 Sunday Pogo strips from 1959-1960 in full-color for the first time since their original appearance. Albert Alligator and Beauregard Bugleboy fend off a man-from-Mars, and Howland Owl investigates Communist espionage in the postal system. Then, its election time and Okefenokee Swamp gets a new presidential candidate, Fremount the Bugboy, sparking a political debate about just who can be president – maybe even a woman! With an introduction by Jim “Garfield” Davis and supplementary features by comics historians R.C. Harvey, Maggie Thompson, and Mark Evanier.
$39.99

POGO COMP SYNDICATED STRIPS HC BOX SET VOL 5 & 6
(W) Walt Kelly (A/CA) Walt Kelly
This season, we also present a gift boxed set of 2018’s Vol. 5 and the new Vol. 6, just in time for the holidays! In Volume 5, the Okefenokee gang try to dig a canal to compete with the Suez!
$75.00

POGO COMP SYNDICATED STRIPS HC VOL 02 BALDERDASH (NOTE PRICE)
(W) Walt Kelly (A/CA) Walt Kelly
Pogo: Bona Fide Balderdash is the second volume in a series reprinting in its entirety the syndicated run of Walt Kelly’s classic newspaper strip. It features all the strips from 1951 and 1952, which have been collected before, but in now long-out-of print books, and even there they were not as meticulously restored and reproduced as in this new series. Bona Fide Balderdash also reprints, literally for the first time ever in full color, the two full years of Sunday pages, also carefully restored and color-corrected, shot from the finest copies available. This second volume is once again edited and designed by the cartoonist’s daughter, Carolyn Kelly, who is also handling much of the restoration work.
$39.99

EC WALLY WOOD ATOM BOMB HC
(W) Harvey Kurtzman (A/CA) Wallace Wood
When Wallace Wood teamed up with Harvey Kurtzman, the result was some of the best war stories ever put to paper. Wood and Kurtzman delivered deeply human tales from the Civil War to World War I to World War II to Korea. Wood and Kurtzman depicted the madness and horror of war, including the controversial title story which depicted the bombing of Nagasaki from the viewpoint of the victims on the ground. Atom Bomb and Other Stories collects all the combat tales Wood and Kurtzman did together for EC’s Two-Fisted Tales and Frontline Combat, plus other war stories Wood did for EC writer/editor Al Feldstein as well.
$34.99

EC COMICS FOUR HC SLIPCASE VOL 04
(W) Graham Ingels, Jack Kamen, Reed Crandall, Jack Davis (A) Graham Ingels, Jack Kamen, Reed Crandall, Jack Davis
A boxed set of four great books in our acclaimed EC Artists’ Library. Featured are: Grave Business illustrated by Graham Ingels, Forty Whacks illustrated by Jack Kamen, The High Cost of Dying illustrated by Reed Crandall, and The Living Mummy illustrated by Jack Davis. Collectively, that’s more than 100 stories and more than 800 pages. Plus bonus features and insightful commentary from EC scholars.
$99.99

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