Posts Tagged ‘Fantagraphics’

Saturation: Tales Designed To Thrizzle #6

Posted by on July 17th, 2010 at 5:33 AM
Rob reviews Michael Kupperman's TALES DESIGNED TO THRIZZLE #6 (Fantagraphics).

Missing Links: Newave!

Posted by on July 16th, 2010 at 12:01 AM

Various; Michael Dowers, ed.; Fantagraphics; $24.99, 892 pp.; Hardcover, Color, B&W; ISBN: 978-1606993132 Newave! is an astonishing collection of minicomic from the '70s, '80s and early '90s, roughly from the collapse of the underground comics distribution system to the inception of the Xeric grant and an increasingly wider scope of small-press comics shows. This book puts the lie to the notion that underground cartooning was lying fallow during this period; indeed, all it did was really go underground.

Restless: Hate Annual 8

Posted by on July 3rd, 2010 at 5:11 AM

Rob reviews HATE ANNUAL 8, by Peter Bagge (Fantagraphics).

After years of steady updates in the life of his alter ego, Buddy Bradley, Peter Bagge has returned only sporadically to his most famous character.  HATE is now pretty much a

Puzzle Pieces: Mome #18

Posted by on July 2nd, 2010 at 12:01 AM

The difference between a mediocre anthology and a good one is being a strong enough editor to cull out weak material that distracts from great work. The difference between a good anthology and a great one is an editor who manages to find a way, without leaning on themes, to select material that is complementary and that is arranged in a way that allows the anthology to go from strength to strength. The Eric Reynolds-edited anthology Mome has an increased degree of difficulty in maintaining quality, because it is published two or three issues a year, and runs several serials in each issue.

Melee Rounds: Dungeon Quest

Posted by on June 16th, 2010 at 6:38 AM
Rob reviews the first volume of what is promising to be quite an epic: Joe Day's DUNGEON QUEST (Fantagraphics).

The Bill Willingham Interview (part two of four)

Posted by on April 28th, 2010 at 12:06 AM

The Fables creator discusses his early work with such titles as Elementals and Ironwood, and his foray into the indy-comics world.

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West Coast Blues by Jacques Tardi

Posted by on January 25th, 2010 at 10:00 AM
Rob Clough reviews Jacques Tardi's West Coast Blues, adapted from a story by Jean-Patrick Manchette.

Fractal Flowering: Rob Clough reviews Sublife #2

Posted by on January 4th, 2010 at 9:00 AM
Clough reviews the second issue of John Pham's one-man anthology, SUBLIFE (Fantagraphics).

TCJ 300: A Cartoon Interview with Gary Groth

Posted by on January 1st, 2010 at 4:40 AM
Noah Van Sciver speaks with the co-founder of The Comics Journal and Fantagraphics Books.

Rich Kreiner reviews Luba by Gilbert Hernandez

Posted by on December 31st, 2009 at 9:00 AM

Fantagraphics;  596 pp.,  $39.99; B&W, Hardcover; ISBN: 97815609796

In ambition, breadth and heft, this far-ranging compilation is the worthy companion to Gilbert’s formidable Palomar volume. While capable of standing on its own, Luba is very much the continuing story of

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