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Fantagraphics Books

Overview
Works: 168 works in 215 publications in 3 languages and 4,342 library holdings
Genres: Graphic novels  Comic books, strips, etc  Comics (Graphic works)  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Bildungsromans  Young adult works  Fantasy comics  Fairy tales  Periodicals 
Roles: Publisher
Classifications: PN6727.B87, 741.5973
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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 1,101 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 357 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 342 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 284 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."--Amazon.com
Wandering son by Takako Shimura( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 211 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 142 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 111 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 93 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)
Otherworld Barbara by Moto Hagio( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 83 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 ACME novelty library by Chris Ware( )

in English and held by 81 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 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this eighth annual volume of New Stories, Jaime takes us to the punk reunion that Maggie & Hopey were road tripping to last issue. Will Hopey actually show up, or will Maggie have to go it alone? Hell, will anybody show up? Lots of old friends and enemies make appearances in the second chapter of this latest Locas epic. Also, what happened to Princess Animus? The film may have broke but the movie was most definitely not over. All this and Tonta, too! Meanwhile, Gilbert serves up the second and concluding part of "The Magic Voyage of Aladdin," which establishes the rivalry of its two stars, Fritz and Mila. Who's Mila, you ask? And to make matters worse, who are the Fritz lookalikes that are coming out of the woodwork?
Cartoonists on patriotism!( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mome( )

in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of Joe Kubert by William Schelly( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 57 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
The complete Zap comix( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love and rockets( )

in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All Waldo comics by Kim Deitch( Book )

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

Garden of the flesh by Gilbert Hernandez( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Garden of Flesh is a sexually explicit retelling of the story of Adam and Eve up to Noah's Ark. Hernandez presents a straightforward adaptation of the Bible parable, but one that also blurs the lines between erotica and pornography" --
 
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Quimby the mouseWandering sonCastle waitingWandering sonQueen of the AmazonsHank Ketcham's complete Dennis the MenaceLove and rockets : new storiesCartoonists on patriotism!