Fantagraphics Releases For December 2008

by Jeff

Recent Fantagraphics Releases and Upcoming Arrivals as of December 2008.


By various artists; edited and designed by Jacob Covey

216-page full-color 8″ x 8″ hardcover • $34.99 USD

Like the first book, this deluxe collection includes a Who’s Who of the contemporary art world, collectively crafting a menagerie of mythological creatures, monsters, beasts and things that go bump in the night.

Castle Waiting Vol. 2 #13ir?t=comiclthenewc-20&l=as2&o=1&a=1560977868 Fantagraphics Releases For December 2008

By Linda Medley

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

Will Chess scare up a victory for his bowling team? Will the mysterious Dr. Fell come out of his shell? Is Beaky still wearing that dress? Answers to these questions and more in this rollicking issue!

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.

Misery Loves Comedy (2nd Edition)

By Ivan Brunetti

172-page b&w/color 7″ x 10″ hardcover • $24.95 USD

A psychiatric case study masquerading as a fancy-pants graphic novel. Comics for those who enjoy witnessing one man’s sanity in its final death rattle, swinging its tail from anhedonia to schadenfreude and back again. New Second Edition, now in red! (First Edition, in green, also still available.)

Mome Vol. 13 – Winter 2009

By various artists; edited by Gary Groth and Eric Reynolds

104-page b&w/color 7″ x 9″ softcover • $14.99 USD

Debuts from Freak Brothers creator Gilbert Shelton, Swiss horror-meister Thomas Ott, Josh Simmons (House), David Greenberger (Duplex Planet) and Laura Park; cover and story by Dash Shaw; plus more returning faves.

By Martin Kellerman

112-page 9″ x 9″ black & white softcover • $12.95 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?

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.

The Tijuana Bibles: America’s Forgotten Comic Strips Vol. 9ir?t=comiclthenewc-20&l=as2&o=1&a=1606991353 Fantagraphics Releases For December 2008

128-page 6″ x 9″ black & white softcover • $14.95 USD

This volume in our long-running series of vintage dirty comix focuses on sassy cartoon women straight off the funny pages from those dear departed days (Dixie Dugan, Fritzi Ritz, Black Cat, Astra, Winnie Winkle, Dumb Dora) and a few who are still around. Rated XXX – ADULTS ONLY!

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.


By various artists; edited and designed by Jacob Covey

200-page full-color 8″ x 8″ softcover • $24.99 USD

A classic mythological menagerie, comprised of creatures that were thought at one time to actually exist, depicted by about a hundred acclaimed artists and cartoonists. Now in softcover after 2 sold-out hardcover editions.

Explainers: The Complete Village Voice Strips (1956-1966) [2nd Printing]

By Jules Feiffer

5568-page 9.25″ x 5.25″ black & white hardcover • $35.00 USD

The first of four volumes collecting Feiffer’s entire run of weekly strips from the Village Voice. This edition contains about 500 strips originally published from 1956 – 1966 in a gigantic landscape hardcover format.

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

400-page 8″ x 10″ duotone 2-volume hardcover set in slipcase • $50.00 USD

At last, the entire 11-issue run of Humbug, reprinted in a deluxe format, much of it reproduced from the original art. Some of the most trenchant and engaging satire of American culture ever to appear on newsstands.

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

Brian K. Vaughan on Y: The Last Man, Lost, Ex Machina and more; Paul Karasik interviews Gipi; John Kerschbaum talks brutality. Should superheroes come out of the closet? Reviews of Zot!, Kirby: King of Comics & more!

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