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Fantagraphics Books

Works: 237 works in 302 publications in 3 languages and 4,621 library holdings
Genres: Graphic novels  Comic books, strips, etc  Comics (Graphic works)  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Bildungsromans  Young adult works  Fantasy comics  Fairy tales  Erotic comics 
Roles: Publisher
Classifications: PN6727.W285, 741.5973
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Most widely held works about Fantagraphics Books
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Most widely held works by Fantagraphics Books
Love and rockets : new stories by Gilbert Hernandez( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In book no. 1, a collection of Love and Rockets tales finds Penny Century acquiring super-powers at a terrible personal cost and rampaging through the galaxy pursued by a motley group of superheroes led by Maggie's girlfriend Angel
Quimby the mouse by Chris Ware( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects comic strips from the early 1990s organized around Quimby the mouse
Wandering son by Takako Shimura( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The fifth grade. The threshold to puberty, and the beginning of the end of childhood innocence. Shuichi Nitori and his new friend Yoshino Takatsuki have happy homes, loving families, and are well-liked by their classmates. But they share a secret that further complicates a time of life that is awkward for anyone: Shuichi is a boy who wants to be a girl, and Yoshino is a girl who wants to be a boy"--Publisher's web site
Castle waiting by Linda Medley( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Unexpected visitors result in the discovery and exploration of a secret passageway, not to mention an epic bowling tournament. A quest for ladies' underpants, the identity of Pindar's father, the education of Simon, Rackham and Chess arguing about the 'manly arts, ' and an escape-prone goat are just a few of the elements in this delightful new volume."
The Frank book by Jim Woodring( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For so many centuries have meaning for us today because the fantastic elements in them are rooted in immutable reality. The Frank stories belong to this class of literature." Book jacket
How to read Nancy : the elements of comics in three easy panels by Paul Karasik( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Everything that you need to know about reading, making, and understanding comics can be found in a single Nancy strip by Ernie Bushmiller from August 8, 1959. Paul Karasik and Mark Newgarden's groundbreaking work How to Read Nancy ingeniously isolates the separate building blocks of the language of comics through the deconstruction of a single strip. No other book on comics has taken such a simple yet methodical approach to laying bare how the comics medium really works. No other book of any kind has taken a single work by any artist and minutely (and entertainingly) pulled it apart like this. How to Read Nancy is a completely new approach towards deep-reading art. In addition, How to Read Nancy is a thoroughly researched history of how comics are made, from their creation at the drawing board to their ultimate destination at the bookstore. Textbook, art book, monogram, dissection, How to Read Nancy is a game changer in understanding how the "simplest" drawings grab us and never leave."
Queen of the Amazons by Harold R Foster( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thrilling adventures of a noble knight in the days of King Arthur
Abandoned cars by Tim Lane( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Abandoned cars is Tim Lane's first collection of graphic short stories: noir-ish narratives united by their exploration of the vast American mythology by way of the desperate and haunted characters who populate its pages"--Page 4 of cover
Hank Ketcham's complete Dennis the Menace by Hank Ketcham( Book )

in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A multi-volume edition of the classic comic strip follows the irascible American youngster's post-war antics as drawn by his late cartoonist originator
The last vispo anthology : visual poetry, 1988-2008( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With The Last Vispo Anthology, Fantagraphics spotlights the intersection of art and language in this innovative new collection ... that gathers the work of visual poets from around the world into one stunning volume ... The Last Vispo is composed of visual poetry (a portmanteau of the words "visual" and "poetry") from the years 1998 to 2008, during a burst of creative activity fueled by file sharing and e-mail, which made it possible for the vispo community to establish a more heightened and sophisticated dialogue with one another"--Publisher's website, viewed on September 30, 2014
Otherworld Barbara by Moto Hagio( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A nine-year-old is found with her parents' hearts in her stomach; a dream pilot discovers a phantom island; a grieving grandmother is granted temporary youth; and an eccentric clergyman may hold the secret to immortality."--Cover
The Love and Rockets Companion : 30 years (and counting)( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Love and Rockets Companion: 30 Years (and Counting) contains three incredibly in-depth and candid interviews with creators Gilbert, Jaime and Mario Hernandez: one conducted by writer Neil Gaiman (Coraline); one conducted some six years into the comic's run by longtime L & R publisher Gary Groth; and one conducted by the book's author, spanning Gilbert's, Jaime's and Mario's careers, and looking to the future of the ongoing series, with a follow-up conversation with Groth. This book has foldout family trees for both Gilbert's Palomar and Jaime's Locas storylines; unpublished art; a character glossary (which is handy, considering that Gilbert alone has created 50+ characters!); highlights from the original series' anarchic letters columns; timelines; and the most wide-ranging Hernandez Brothers bibliography ever compiled, including album and DVD covers, posters and more. The obsessive-yet-accessible detail and high production values make it a must-have for comics collectors, scholars, libraries and old and new fans alike: for those new to the series, it will make jumping in seem less daunting. For longtime fans, it clears up confusion that even those devoted to the groundbreaking alternative comic over its 30-year run can experience, given the sheer amount of material and sophisticated storytelling techniques (such as flashbacks, flash forwards, elliptical narrative and magical realism)
The ACME novelty library by Chris Ware( )

in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cartoonists on patriotism!( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mome( )

in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete Zap comix( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There was scarcely an underground comics world before Robert Crumb's classic solo first issue of Zap. By Zap #2, he had begun assembling a Seven Samurai of the best, the fiercest, and the most stylistically diversified cartoonists to come out of the countercultural kiln. All of them were extremists of one sort or another, from biker-gang member Rodriguez to Christian surfer Griffin, but somehow they produced a decades-long collaboration: a mind-blowing anthology of abstract hallucination, throat-slashing social satire, and shocking sexual excess, that made possible the ongoing wave of alternative cartoonists like Daniel Clowes, Chris Ware, and Charles Burns. The Complete Zap Comix collects every issue of Zap - every cover and every story, and even the Zam mini comic jam among the Zap artists - in a five-volume, slipcased hardcover set. It will also include the 17th unpublished issue with work by Crumb, Moscoco, Wilson, Rodriguez, Shelton, Mavrides, and Williams. Plus, an introduction by founder R. Crumb and an oral history of Zap by Patrick Rosenkranz. Zap is the most historically and aesthetically important comics series ever published. Also included exclusively in this boxed set is a portfolio of Zap covers by the eight artists, replicated from high resolution scans and proofs, and specially printed for this edition on acid-free, 100% cotton fine-art paper utilizing archival pigment inks
The art of Joe Kubert by William Schelly( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Joe Kubert is one of the great comic book artists. His career literally traverses the history of comics, beginning in 1938 when he became a professional at age 12, to today as one of the greatest draftsmen working in the field. Kubert is known and respected as much for his sinewy, passionate drawing as he is for his consummate storytelling skills. Over his 70-year career in comics, he has worked as an artist, an editor, a publisher, an entrepreneur, and a cartooning auteur. Comics historian Bill Schelly's text parallels the visual evolution of the artist's work, tracing his life and career from his early days drawing Hawkman in the Golden Age, to his creation of Tor, his involvement in creating 3-D comics in the 1950s, his tour de force stints on DC's war comics -- Sgt. Rock, The Unknown Soldier and the groundbreaking Enemy Ace -- in the 1960s, to illustrating the adventures of Tarzan in the 1970s. And before finding a creative safe haven at DC Comics in the '50s, Kubert drew for many smaller and more obscure companies, including Holyoke, Quality, Fiction House, Harvey, St. John, and others -- all of which are represented, including a 50-page section of comic-book stories in the horror, crime, and SF genres from the pre-Comics Code era, reprinted in full color for the first time. Although Kubert is known for his contributions to pop culture icons such as Tarzan and Sgt. Rock, he has also invested his creative energy in more personal projects over the last 20 years, including journalistic and historical graphic novels such as his Eisner Award-winning Fax from Sarajevo and Yossel: April 19, 1943, all of which are illustrated along with Schelly's insightful analysis that places these later, more mature works in the context of Kubert's career"--Jacket
Duck feet by Gilbert Hernandez( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most requested volumes of the Love and Rockets library is the scariest and sweetest volume of all! Duck Feet Volume 6 of the complete Love and Rockets showcases Gilbert's Palomar in the title story, in which a spooky bruja (witch) passes through town and leaves a load of trouble and weirdness in her raggedy wake. Meanwhile, in the city, Vincente has fallen on hard times and Israel tries to fill the void left by the disappearance of his twin sister when they were children. Gilbert shifts the gears from terror to romance with "For the Love of Carmen," telling of Heraclio's courtship of the diminutive bombshell. Not to be outdone, Jaime presents the best of his "hanging around" stories, "Locas vs. Locos" and "Mojado Power," featuring Maggie and Hopey, and guest-starring Hopey's lady-killer little brother Joey and Izzy's diary secrets. All this plus Rena Titanon, two stories featuring lost little girl Rocky and her pet robot Fumble, and a cover gallery
All Waldo comics by Kim Deitch( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.34 (from 0.22 for Wandering ... to 0.80 for Son of the ...)

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Quimby the mouseWandering sonCastle waitingThe Frank bookHow to read Nancy : the elements of comics in three easy panelsQueen of the AmazonsAbandoned carsHank Ketcham's complete Dennis the Menace