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Great article by Deb Aoki for Publishers Weekly that we’re…

Great article by Deb Aoki for Publishers Weekly that we’re in: Nine Reasons Manga Publishers Can Smile in 2017 😀

Team Sakura is gearing up for a full year of events

We want you to be a part of some fun and upcoming events where you can showcase your cosplay and appreciation of Japanese culture before Sakura-con 2018.  We will be available to sell memberships throughout the year.  We hope to see you at these events and help spread the word of our convention!

Skybound Announces Partnership with Writegirl

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Daniel Clowes Returns to Fantagraphics Books with Patience

For Immediate Release:
Daniel Clowes Returns to Fantagraphics Books with Patience

MAY 6, 2015-SEATTLE, WA-Fantagraphics Books is proud to announce Patience, the first all-new, original graphic novel from Daniel Clowes (Ghost World) in more than half a decade. It’s the biggest and most ambitious book of a storied career in which he’s received an Academy Award nomination, a PEN Award, and multiple Eisner and Harvey Awards.

 

Patience is an indescribable psychedelic science-fiction love story, veering with uncanny precision from violent destruction to deeply personal tenderness in a way that is both quintessentially “Clowesian,” and utterly unique in the author’s body of work. This 180-page, full-color story affords Clowes the opportunity to draw some of the most exuberant and breathtaking pages of his life, and to tell his most suspenseful, surprising and affecting story yet. 

 

 

Fantagraphics and Clowes helped usher in today’s golden age of literary graphic novels, as evidenced by the just-released Complete Eightball 1-18. It collects the historic comic book series (1989-2004) in which Clowes classics such as Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron and Ghost World were serialized; the latter is the best-selling book in Fantagraphics’ history, with twenty editions since its 1997 debut.

“Patience is the best book yet by probably my favorite cartoonist ever,” said Fantagraphics associate publisher Eric Reynolds, “and I can’t wait for people to have the chance to not take my word for it.”

 

A full release of Patience in March 2016 will be prefaced with select events beginning in the months preceding release. Details t.b.a.

 

 

PATIENCE

By Daniel Clowes

180 Pages * Full Color * 7 7/8″ x 10 1/4″

ISBN: 978-1-60699-905-9 

 

 

This Week’s Press Highlights

Daniel Clowes created the cover art for The Stranger this week

 The Stranger cover art by Daniel clowes

Inside you’ll find a fantastic interview by Sean Nelson who calls The Complete Eightball “the stunningly smart and innovative comic that did what almost no other comic seemed able to do at the time: enter the culture of people who didn’t like comics.”

Read more: The Masterpiece That Helped Transform Comics and Culture

 The Complete Eightball

Over at the Seattle Weekly, Roger Downey writes that “It’s an early but by no means immature work, establishing Clowes as perhaps the best exemplar extant of the underground-comic sensibility of the late 20th century.”

Read more: Time in a Box: Fantagraphics Collect the First 18 Issues of Daniel Clowes’ Eightball

  Displacement by Lucy Knisley

You can listen to an interview with Lucy Knisley on NPR’s Fresh Air as she discusses her latest travelogue, Displacement

Listen here: ‘Displacement’: The Frustrations, Fears and Absurdities Of A Cruise Upended 

Arsène Schrauwen

Joe McCulloch reviews Arsène Schrauwen by Olivier Schrauwen in American Book Review, writing “This is a book of imagination and tale-telling.”

Read more: A Silly Clown  

URBAN VINYL ICON KIDROBOT JOINS NECA FAMILY OF COMPANIES

URBAN VINYL ICON KIDROBOT JOINS NECA FAMILY OF COMPANIES Will Again Be Run as an Artist-Driven Company Under the Creative Direction of Frank Kozik Hillside, NJ – November 19, 2014 – In an announcement sure to bring cheers and tears of joy to die-hard fans and artists, KR Purchase, LLC (a wholly owned subsidiary of […]