The final issue of Jason Lutes’ Berlin is coming out in March of 2018 as shown by Drawn & Quarterly’s solicits. Plus, the first issue is being rereleased for Free Comic Book Day 2018. They are also releasing the new graphic novels From Lone Mountain and Von Spatz. More details are below.
FCBD 2018 BERLIN (MR) (C: 1-0-0)
(W/A/CA) Jason Lutes
Drawn & Quarterly presents the first issue of the comics masterpiece twenty years in the making, Berlin by the master cartoonist of his generation, Jason Lutes. A fascinating portrait of the twilight of the Weimar Republic, Berlin intertwines the narratives of communists and Nazis, Jews and gentiles, jazz musicians and swingers, rich and poor amidst the nation’s imminent turn to facism. This FCBD issue includes exclusive bonus features, including an interview with Jason Lutes looking back on the landmark series, in anticipation of the hardcover release of the entire series in Fall 2018.
Teen Audiences. (STL075153) (C: 1-0-0) NOTE: Not available in Germany.
7×10, 32pgs, FC FREE!
BERLIN 22 (MR) (C: 1-0-0)
(W/A/CA) Jason Lutes
Berlin 22 is the final issue of Jason Lutes’ Berlin-a sweeping masterpiece twenty years in the making. Where will Silvia go now that she’s completely estranged from her family? Will David and his parents escape Berlin before the Nazis start rounding people up? Learn the fates of Marthe, Kurt, Anna, and the city itself, rapidly transforming around them. (STL074798) (C: 1-0-0) NOTE: Not available in Germany.
24pgs, B&W SRP: $5.95
FROM LONE MOUNTAIN GN (MR) (C: 0-1-2)
(W/A/CA) John Porcellino
John Porcellino makes his love of home and of nature the anchors in an increasingly turbulent world. He slows down and visits the forests, fields, streams, and overgrown abandoned lots that surround every city. He studies the flora and fauna around us. He looks at the overlooked. Porcellino also digs deep into a quintessential American endeavour, the road trip. Uprooting his comfortable life several times in From Lone Mountain, John drives through the country weaving from small town to small town, experiencing America in slow motion, avoiding the sameness of airports and overwhelming hustle of major cities. Grand themes of King-Cat are visited and stated more eloquently than ever before: serendipity, memory, and the quest for meaning in the everyday. (STL073986) (C: 0-1-2)
SC, 6×9, 304pgs, B&W SRP: $22.95
VON SPATZ GN (MR) (C: 0-1-2)
(W/A/CA) Anna Haifisch
Walt Disney is exhausted both physically and mentally. After a breakdown where he trashes his office, his wife Lilian brings him to a retreat to recover — the Von Spatz Rehabilitation Center. With a campus that includes studio buildings, a gallery, an art supply store, a hot dog booth, and a penguin pool, the clinic is a paradise for artists in crisis. There Disney meets Tomi Ungerer and Saul Steinberg, and together, they embark on a regimen of relaxation and art therapy. Haifisch looks at the fervent drive and crippling insecurities of the average artist and places those same issues on the shoulders of three celebrated 20th century artists. Part study of isolation, part tale of a begrudging camaraderie, daily life at the center mixes with reminiscences from the world outside. (STL073989) (C: 0-1-2)
SC, 6.5×8.7, 68pgs, FC SRP: $16.95