Digital Underground

This week we have two new Fantagraphics Underground releases. That means your tablet is about to get strange and stranger. Let’s get to it! At long last, what you’ve been waiting for — a big collection of Gerald Jablonski’s psychedelically underground, absurdly avant-garde comics: Farmer Ned’s Comics Barn. Jablonski has been comics’ best-kept secret for…

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Re/Read: Inner City Romance

Re/Read in a recurring column by Fantagraphics Bookstore curator Larry Reid that examines backlist titles you may have missed or are worthy of another read. This time we’ll look at Guy Colwell’s essential Inner City Romance. Inner City Romance collects five issues of the transitional underground comic book series of the same name, originally published…

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Check Out This Week’s Digital Lineup!

New comics from living legends and new favorites, underground artists and Fantagraphics Underground — this week’s got it all! We are proud to present four new digital debuts that both run the gamut of subject matter and celebrate the comics medium as a whole. Gilbert Hernandez is back is with a brand-new, full-color, sexually-explicit retelling…

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Anna’s Fantagraphics Underground Press staff pick:…

Anna’s Fantagraphics Underground Press staff pick:
Recidivist Vol. IV by Zak Sally

“Zak Sally would like you to know that he’s not sorry for making a book that’s difficult to read, because it’s a part of the process. Tilting the book in certain angles to catch the right light is the only way to read some pieces of text that’s found within this zine/comic/object. It’s self-exploratory, probing, and seeking for answers that no one asked the questions to. Straight from brain to paper, the surreal experience of reading The Recidivist is also available to download straight to brain via the accompanying CD to help enlighten your journey. Beautiful, high quality art and printing service this tale of wandering thought, and make this a stand-out addition to any art collection.” -Anna

Anna’s Fantagraphics Underground Press staff pick:…

Anna’s Fantagraphics Underground Press staff pick:
Recidivist Vol. IV by Zak Sally

“Zak Sally would like you to know that he’s not sorry for making a book that’s difficult to read, because it’s a part of the process. Tilting the book in certain angles to catch the right light is the only way to read some pieces of text that’s found within this zine/comic/object. It’s self-exploratory, probing, and seeking for answers that no one asked the questions to. Straight from brain to paper, the surreal experience of reading The Recidivist is also available to download straight to brain via the accompanying CD to help enlighten your journey. Beautiful, high quality art and printing service this tale of wandering thought, and make this a stand-out addition to any art collection.” -Anna

F-Off Sale:Save 20% off select titles from the Fantagraphics…

F-Off Sale:Save 20% off select titles from the Fantagraphics Underground imprint.Read staff reviews and more on the Flog.

FU News!

If you remember back in September, we launched our micro imprint Fantagraphics Underground Press. logoforweb.jpg
FU Press is a return to our roots—publishing work by relatively unknown cartoonists that’s innovative, quirky, idiosyncratic, oddball, experimental, or downright crazy; work by established cartoonists that’s simply off-kilter or too obscure to sustain a mass market release; or archival work by significant cartoonists who have been overlooked and that might overwise be short-shrifted due to the commercial demands of the traditional marketplace. These books will only be available in comic stores, at conventions, and on our website.
So far we have published three FU books: Jason Karns’ Fukitor, Jonah Kinigstein’s The Emperor’s New Clothes, and Richard Sala’s Violent Girls. There are plenty of exciting projects on the horizon, so if you’d like the latest FU updates make sure to check out our new Facebook page.
No one represents FU more than the aforementioned Jonah Kinigstein with his brutal skewering of the artists, curators, and critics that made up the modern art movement of the 20th century. A documentary feature has been made focusing on Kinigstein’s art, involvement with Fantagraphics, and his show at New York’s Society of Illustrators. You can watch it now.
Until next time… FU, buddy!