"[E]normously well crafted and equally enormously entertaining, timeless comedy adventures … handsomely designed volumes … the perfect gift for just about any read of comics, regardless of age, background, or experience…" – School Library Journal

Walt Disney’s Uncle Scrooge: The Seven Cities of Gold (The Complete Carl Barks Disney Library Vol. 14)
by Carl Barks

240-page full color 7.5”  x 10.25” hardcover • $29.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-795-6

Due to arrive in about 2-4 weeks. Click on thumbnails for larger versions; get more info, see more previews, and pre-order your copy here:

http://www.fantagraphics.com/7citiesofgold

Next up in our treasured Floyd Gottfredson Mickey Mouse series is Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse: Lost in Lands of Long Ago. The cover sports a menacing Peg-Leg Pete, which surely means shenanigans in store for our intrepid and iconic mouse.
Look for previews sporting even more brontosaurs (none o’ that Apatosaurus nonsense here), classic western yarns, and ghosts soon! And, you know the drill—the book is ready for your pre-order here.

Next up in our treasured Floyd Gottfredson Mickey Mouse series is Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse: Lost in Lands of Long Ago. The cover sports a menacing Peg-Leg Pete, which surely means shenanigans in store for our intrepid and iconic mouse.

Look for previews sporting even more brontosaurs (none o’ that Apatosaurus nonsense here), classic western yarns, and ghosts soon! And, you know the drill—the book is ready for your pre-order here.

The Complete Peanuts 1953-1954 (Vol. 2 - Softcover)
by Charles M. Schulz

Ships in: October 2014 (subject to change) — Pre-Order Now

320-page black & white with spot color 8.25” x 6.25” softcover • $22.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-792-5

Our second paperback volume of the acclaimed Complete Peanuts series finds Schulz continuing to establish his tender and comic universe. It begins with Peanuts’ third full year and a cast of eight: Charlie Brown, Shermy, Patty, Violet, Schroeder, Lucy, baby Linus, and Snoopy. By the end of 1954, Pigpen and his dust cloud join the crowd. Linus emerges as one of the most complex and endearing characters in the strip, and acquires his security blanket! Charlie Brown is becoming his best-known self, the lovable loser, but he hasn’t yet abandoned his brasher, prankish behavior from our first volume. And, Lucy has grown up and forcefully elbowed her way to the center of the action. For readers unfamiliar with the early years of the strip, Snoopy’s appearances here may come as the biggest surprise: he behaves, for the most part, like a dog!

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beouija:

BROOKLYN if you are free this Monday I would love to see you at the wonderful Desert Island. I’ll be singing & doing my Artists’ Statement presentation about the strange passions within the author/reader relationship, maybe for the last time. 9/22 @ 7:00, 540 Metropolitan Ave. I’d love to see you there!

If you’re in Brooklyn, don’t miss out on this opportunity to see the amazing Eleanor Davis at Desert Island this Monday, 9/22!

beouija:

BROOKLYN if you are free this Monday I would love to see you at the wonderful Desert Island. I’ll be singing & doing my Artists’ Statement presentation about the strange passions within the author/reader relationship, maybe for the last time. 9/22 @ 7:00, 540 Metropolitan Ave. I’d love to see you there!

If you’re in Brooklyn, don’t miss out on this opportunity to see the amazing Eleanor Davis at Desert Island this Monday, 9/22!

In these first nine pages of Tony Millionaire and Matt Danner's upcoming Sock Monkey book, Sock Monkey: Into the Deep Woods, Uncle Gabby appears to be dreaming about how he came to be a sock monkey living in the house of Ann-Louise. In a shifting dreamscape perspective, he gooes from a monkey with a toothache, to a fallen monkey’s tooth next to an orchid, to a freshly-sewn sock monkey with a hidden monkey’s tooth embedded in its breast pocket, beginning to flicker to life.
You can download and read the whole 9-page, 1 MB excerpt here, and check out our book listing page for more previews and to pre-order your copy! Sock Monkey: Into the Deep Woods comes out in October.

In these first nine pages of Tony Millionaire and Matt Danner's upcoming Sock Monkey book, Sock Monkey: Into the Deep Woods, Uncle Gabby appears to be dreaming about how he came to be a sock monkey living in the house of Ann-Louise. In a shifting dreamscape perspective, he gooes from a monkey with a toothache, to a fallen monkey’s tooth next to an orchid, to a freshly-sewn sock monkey with a hidden monkey’s tooth embedded in its breast pocket, beginning to flicker to life.

You can download and read the whole 9-page, 1 MB excerpt here, and check out our book listing page for more previews and to pre-order your copy! Sock Monkey: Into the Deep Woods comes out in October.

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thecomicsvault:

I often get asked “why do you post so much hip hop music on this blog?” and “what’s the connection between comics and hip hop culture?”. To which I answer: “BECAUSE.” and “BASICALLY EVERYTHING!”.

From their underground beginnings, to their acceptance in mainstream culture. From the similarities between over the top characters, the super groups, the feuds, the team-ups and their ability to advance their art form and re-invent themselves and their medium over the years.

Hip Hop and comic books will always be linked, and my love for both is the main inspiration for this blog.

Above is selections from
Ed Piskor’s HIP HOP FAMILY TREE TWO-IN-ONE
from this past Free Comics Day. It illustrates better than I could how closely linked the two mediums are.