Happy New Comics Wednesday! This week’s comic shop shipment is slated to include Harvey Kurtzman: The Man Who Created MAD and Revolutionized Humor in America by Bill Schelly. Get yours online from Fantagraphics http://www.fantagraphics.com/harveykurtzmanhc
The 2015 Eisner Award nominations have been announced!
"Among publishers, DC, Marvel, and Fantagraphics top the list with the most nominations. DC and Vertigo/DC have 14 plus 4 shared. Marvel can boast 12 nominations plus 6 shared. Fantagraphics’ 15 nominations include 3 in the Graphic Album–Reprint category and 6 in the two archival categories.
Fantagraphics Books - Publisher of Comic Books and Graphic Novels by the World's Greatest Cartoonists, Simon Hanselmann Megg the witch, Mogg the cat, their friend Owl, and Werewolf Jones struggle unsuccessfully with their depression, drug use, sexuality, poverty, lack of ambition, and their complex feelings about each other. It's a comedy!
112-page black and white 6.5" x 8.5" softcover $18.99 | 978-1-60699-833-5
Josh Simmons returns with his first full-length graphic novel since 2007's acclaimed House. A group of women, one man, and two dogs are making their way through a post-apocalyptic world in search of a city that supposedly still has electricity and some sort of civilization. Along the way, they go to a comedy club, take a drug called Gumdrop, and encounter gangs of men who are fools, lunatics, or murderous sadists. In other words, all manner of terrors.
Josh Simmons is one of the field's most distinctive voices in the genre of horror (The Furry Trap, House),and this full-length graphic novel is his best work yet, echoing director John Carpenter's perfect tick-tock pacing, as well as Shirley Jackson's ability to transcend genre and turn it into literature.
Dörfler is set in a dystopian world where memories have become weaponized tools of the totalitarian police state. The story unfolds across multiple dimensions of time and space, amidst a backdrop of beauty and decay in two very different landscapes. Two lovers wander the Northern Mountains, ancient lands where inter-dimensional creatures roam and electronic technology has been rendered inoperable. A woman in the city is on a mission for revenge against the government that subjects its citizens to cruel experiments.
Stay tuned to the Flog for coming posts that will reveal more art and story. The book is also available for pre-order now.
“The nominations for the 2015 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards have been announced, with Marvel Entertainment, DC Entertainment and indie publisher Fantagraphics each receiving 18 nods across the board.”
Ingels delivers a shock to readers with his grisly depictions —leavened only by a sly wink to the reader and a generous dose of dreadful puns. His brushwork oozes ominously across every panel, perfectly setting the mood for the shudder-inducing fates of such corrupt characters as the sadistic asylum director, the political candidate who murders his opponent, the ventriloquist with the homicidal "dummy," the millionaire who persecutes an aged junkman, and the medieval duke who runs over a young boy with his carriage then taxes the peasants to pay for cleaning up his victim's blood.
Like every book in the Fantagraphics' EC line, Grave Business and Other Stories superbly showcases these classic comic book masterpieces and enhances the reader's experience with commentary and historical and biographical detail from EC experts. You can pre-order your copy now: http://www.fantagraphics.com/gravebusiness
What better way to spend Record Store Day than a visit to Georgetown Records and the Fantagraphics Bookstore and Gallery. Flip through vinyl and check out a very special appearance by Daniel Clowes and the unveiling of The Complete Eightball!