Fantagraphics Releases For January 2009

by Jeff

Recent Fantagraphics Releases and Upcoming Arrivals as of January 2009.


Beasts! Book 1 (Softcover Edition)

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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.

Monologues for Calculating the Density of Black Holes

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By Anders Nilsen

400-page monochrome/full-color 5″ x 8″ softcover • $22.99 USD

A creatively experimental laboratory, comprising a collection of free flowing stream-of-consciousness gags, strips, and drawings that slowly coalesce into an unexpectedly compelling and complex narrative.

The Comics Journal #295

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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!


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

By Jules Feiffer

568-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.


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By Esther Pearl Watson

416-page 5.75″ x 5.75″ two-color hardcover • $22.99 USD

From the pages of Bust magazine, the sometimes ordinary, sometimes humiliating, often poignant and frequently hilarious exploits of ’80s teen underdog Tammy Pierce: big hair, boogers, boys and other high school pitfalls.

Hank Ketcham’s Complete Dennis the Menace Vol. 5: 1959-1960

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By Hank Ketcham

672-page 5.5″ x 6.25″ black & white hardcover • $24.99 USD

The fifth volume of Ketcham’s phenomenal panel covers the end of the Postwar Era, 1959-1960. His legendary pen and ink work is in full flower, as are the various situations and themes that he would return to again and again.


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

400-page 8″ x 10″ duotone 2-volume hardcover set in slipcase • $60.00 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.

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