From Trump’s ABC To Shaky Kane’s Good News Bible: Fantagraphics’ January 2018 Solicits

Posted by October 19, 2017 Comment

Fantagraphics is leading with an ABC book by Ann Telnaes about the first six months of Donald Trump‘s presidency, as well as collected works of Eric Haven, Bernard Krigstein, Wally Wood, and Shaky Kane.

TRUMP’S A B C
by Ann Telnaes
$12.99 / HC / 32 pgs / FC / Board Book / 6 x 6
The election of Donald Trump has inspired Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Ann Telnaes to create Trump’s A B C, a children’s board book for adults that chronicles Donald Trump’s first six months in office. Each page is a miniature critique and expose of Donald Trump, illustrating his public policies, his personal defects, his ethical dysfunction, and the consequences of his Presidency on the lives of Americans.

COMPULSIVE COMICS
by Eric Haven
$19.99 / SC / 144 pgs / PC / 6 x 9
Compulsive Comics collects the very best of Eric Haven’s inverted-comic book-consciousness and genre-bending short stories. Includes the controversial story “I Killed Dan Clowes,” where the main character fatally hits acclaimed graphic novelist Daniel Clowes and then immediately goes on to accidentally kill another fan favorite, Adrian Tomine. Haven’s surrealist, self-reflexive, and superbly rendered comics surprise at every turn and showcase an inherent joy for the comics medium.

MASTER RACE AND OTHER STORIES
by Bernard Krigstein and Al Feldstein with Ray Bradbury
$29.99 / HC / 232 pgs / BW / 7 x 10
This volume collects most of Bernard Krigstein’s work for EC, including his two most highly regarded stories: “Master Race” and “The Flying Machine. Others include: “Slave Ship,” “The Monster From The Fourth Dimension,” and 28 other crime, horror, war, and science fiction stories. Like every book in the Fantagraphics EC Artists’ Library, Master Race and Other Stories also features essays and notes by EC experts on these superbly crafted, classic masterpieces.

NOW #2
Edited by Eric Reynolds
$9.99/ SC / 120 pgs / FC / 7 x 10.125
The second issue of Now showcases a cover by painter Christian Rex Van Minnen, as well as 120 pages of all new short fiction by a host of established and upcoming comics talent from around the world, including: South American cartoonists Ariel Lopez V. and Fabio Zimbres; Spanish cartoonist Conxita Herrero; acclaimed cartoonist and filmmaker Dash Shaw; Canadian artist and musician Nick Thorburn (of the bands Unicorns and Islands); Finnish cartoonist Tommi Musturi; plus new work by Sammy Harkham (Crickets), Joshua Cotter (Skyscrapers of the Midwest, Nod Away), Graham Chaffee (Good Dog, To Have and To Hold), Anuj Strestha, Andrice Arp, Joseph Remnant, and other surprises!

THE LIFE AND LEGEND OF WALLACE WOOD VOLUME 2
Edited by Bhob Stewart and J. Michael Catron
$39.99 / HC / 232 pgs / FC / 10 x 12
The Life and Legend of Wallace Wood Volume 2 is a stunning portrait of one of the most mythic figures in American cartooning. Bursting with artwork and photos along with the remembrances of friends, colleagues, and loved ones discussing the spirit, the psychological twists, the struggles with censorship and alcoholism and the slide into pornography of this complicated maverick of American pop culture. Compiled over more than three decades, The Life and Legend of Wallace Wood Volume 2 completes this remarkable portrait of a legendary comics creator.

THE WEIRD WORLD OF LAGOOLA GARDNER
by Zach Worton.
$10 / comic/ 40 pgs / BW / 8.5×11
Martians! Murder! Mayhem! Lagoola Gardner has recently acquired his deceased grandmother’s possessions, including her crystal ball and fez, which she used in her practice as a medium. These seemingly innocuous items, when worn by Lagoola, act as an antenna to the spiritual plane where she resides. This all helps his side business, as an investigator of the macabre!

GOOD NEWS BIBLE: THE DEADLINE STRIPS OF? SHAKY KANE
by Shaky Kane
$34.99 / SC / 240 pgs / FC / 8.8 x 12.3
This major retrospective of comics and illustration from essential British cartoonist Shaky Kane collects the entirety of his work from the classic ‘90s magazine Deadline for the first time. Heavily influenced by the great Jack Kirby, Shaky produces comics that combine intensity and bombast with a psychedelic and unmistakably British cynicism.

SHOWTIME
by Antoine Cossé
$22.50 / SC / 176 pgs / BW / 6.7 x 9.5
Antoine Cossé’s cinematic tale of a magician blurs the lines between what is real and what is a trick. His complex narrative draws on recent lines of public intellectual enquiry into the power of collective memory, how myth and fable can be used to construct identity, and whether individual psychology can ever effect objective reality. Meanwhile, his illustrations simply astonish.

EC FELDSTEIN KRIGSTEIN BRADBURY MASTER RACE HC (C: 0-1-2)
This volume collects most of Bernard Krigstein’s work for EC, including his two most highly regarded stories: “Master Race” and “The Flying Machine. Others include: “Slave Ship,” “The Monster From The Fourth Dimension,” and 28 other crime, horror, war, and science fiction stories. Like every book in the Fantagraphics EC Artists’ Library, Master Race and Other Stories also features essays and notes by EC experts on these superbly crafted, classic masterpieces. (STL062323) (C: 0-1-2)
HC, 7×10, 232pgs, B&W SRP: $29.99

(Last Updated October 19, 2017 11:48 am )

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