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Fantagraphics Books

Works: 112 works in 214 publications in 3 languages and 3,502 library holdings
Genres: Comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels  Fiction  Fantasy comic books, strips, etc  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bildungsromans  Young adult works  Comics (Graphic works)  History  Periodicals 
Roles: Publisher
Classifications: PN6727.S18, 741.5973
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Most widely held works about Fantagraphics Books
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Most widely held works by Fantagraphics Books
Black hole by Charles Burns( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chilling graphic novel set in suburban Seattle during the mid-1970s describes the lives of the area's teenagers, who are suddenly faced with a devastating, disfiguring, and incurable plague that has descended on the young people of Seattle
Quimby the mouse by Chris Ware( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 363 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 269 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
Wandering son by Takako Shimura( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the second volume of Shimura Takako's superb coming-of-age story, our transgendered protagonists, Shuichi and Yoshino, have entered the sixth grade. Shuichi spends a precious gift of cash from his grandmother on a special present for himself, a purchase that triggers a chain of events in which his sister Maho learns his secret, and Shuichi inadvertently steals the heart of a boy Maho in interested in"--Publisher's web site
Queen of the Amazons by Harold R Foster( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thrilling adventures of a noble knight in the days of King Arthur
Hank Ketcham's complete Dennis the Menace by Hank Ketcham( Book )

in English and held by 143 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 105 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
The Love and Rockets Companion : 30 years (and counting)( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 90 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 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love and rockets( )

in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vol. 1. Music for mechanics.--v. 2. Chelo's burden.--v. 3. Las mujeres perdidas.--v. 4. Tears from heaven.--v. 5. House of raging women.--v. 6. Duck feet.--v. 7. The death of Speedy.--v. 8. Blood of Palomar.--v. 9. Flies on the ceiling.--v. 10. Love and Rockets X.--v. 11. Wigwam bam.--v. 12. Poison river.--v. 13. Chester Square.--v. 14. Luba conquers the world.--v. 15. Hernandez satyricon.--v.17. Fear of comics.--v.18. Locas in love.--v.19. Luba in America.--v.20. Dicks and deedees
Cartoonists on patriotism!( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mome( )

in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of Joe Kubert by William Schelly( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 56 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
The complete Zap comix( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love and rockets : new stories by Gilbert Hernandez( Book )

3 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of graphic stories, including parts three and four of Ti-Girls Adventures, the story of superheroes gone wild, "Sad Girl," in which a teenaged girl named Killer sets out to get revenge against her ex-boyfriend, and "Hypnotwist," a wordless tale of a woman's surreal journey through the night
Prince Valiant by Harold R Foster( Book )

37 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Universally acclaimed as the most stunningly gorgeous adventure comic strip of all time, Prince Valiant ran for 35 years under the virtuoso pen of its creator, Hal Foster. (Such was its popularity that today, decades after Foster's death, it continues to run under different hands.) The giant Sunday-funnies pages (Valiant ran only on Sundays) gave Foster a huge canvas upon which he was able to limn epic swordfights, stunning scenes of pomp and pageantry, and some of the most beautiful human beings-- male and female-- ever to appear in comics. And he matched his nonpareil visual sense with the narrative instincts of a born storyteller, propelling his daring young hero from one crisis to another with barely a panel to catch one's breath. Prince Valiant has previously been widely available only in re-colored, somewhat degraded editions (now out of print and fetching collectors' prices). Thanks to advances in production technology and newly available original proof sheets, this new series from the industry leader in quality strip classics is the first to feature superb restored artwork that captures every delicate line and chromatic nuance of Foster's original masterpiece. Comic strip aficionados will be ecstatic, and younger readers who enjoy a classic adventure yarn will be bowled over"--Publisher's web site
All Waldo comics by Kim Deitch( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chelo's burden by Gilbert Hernandez( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amazing Heroes( )

in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Usagi Yojimbo by Stan Sakai( Book )

in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the adventures of the rabbit ronin Usagi Yojimbo in seventeenth-century Japan
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  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.31 (from 0.21 for Wandering ... to 0.79 for Son of the ...)

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Quimby the mouseWandering sonWandering sonQueen of the AmazonsHank Ketcham's complete Dennis the MenaceCartoonists on patriotism!The art of Joe KubertLove and rockets : new stories