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Simon Hanselmann Divines His "Megahex" - Comic Book Resources - http://www.comicbookresources.com/...
"He doesn't just draw the funny or sexy moments – he lets the characters and the readers enjoy and laugh, but then he shows the fallout from some of the characters' actions, depicting them as them scared and desperate, pathetic and troubled. Hanselmann's skill at depicting this range of emotions and exploring those consequences is what makes his work so fascinating and so worth rereading." – Alex Dueben, Comic Book Resources - Fantagraphics Books
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"A true graphic odyssey which any lover of a dream-life must see, this eternally fresh yet solid entertainment is a genuine 'must read'." – Win Wiacek, Now Read This! - Fantagraphics Books
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"While the early issues stand as rowdy documents of the 1960s counterculture, Zap was also more. In reinventing the comic book, it set off legal battles and conversations over censorship, brought attention to cartoonists as artists, and set an example for generations of alternative comics creators like Charles Burns, Daniel Clowes, Joe Matt and the Hernandez Brothers." – Dana Jennings, The NY Times - Fantagraphics Books
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I'm Not Scary, I'm Just Drawn That Way: Great Comics For Halloween: NPR - http://www.npr.org/2014...
"This adorable little collection of strips is the perfect prize for your costume contest. Growing up, you may have gotten to know the Great Pumpkin mainly through the evergreen TV special — but the original strips collected here are both brainier and more emotionally complex than the show." – Etelka Lehoczky, NPR - Fantagraphics Books
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On the Scene: Reception at Society of Illustrators for Heroes of the Comics — The Beat - http://comicsbeat.com/on-the-...
"The portraits are a genuine insight and reflection of the person and their contribution. Special kudos to Drew for his careful research so that the bios are accurate and help to add to the ongoing study of how it all began in comics." – Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson, The Beat - Fantagraphics Books
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Multiversity Comics » Soliciting Multiversity: The Top 10 “Best of the Rest” from September 2014’s Previews - http://multiversitycomics.com/columns...
"Let me be perfectly clear: The Don Rosa & Carl Barks Duck books are as good as comics get. Period. Nothing surpasses – only matches – the pure imagination, humor, adventure, and heart of these Donald Duck & Uncle Scrooge stories." – Vince Ostrowski, Multiversity Comics - Fantagraphics Books
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"Like the similarly peripatetic cartoonist Ben Katchor, she draws from, and at, unusual angles, beckoning the eye to travel across the story-world’s space to unusual nooks and crannies, dirty floors and empty skies." – Sean T. Collins, The Comics Journal - Fantagraphics Books
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HOT PICKS! On Sale This Week | 13th Dimension, Comics, Creators, Culture - http://13thdimension.com/hot-pic...
"Any time a Carl Barks or Don Rosa book of Donald Duck or Uncle Scrooge comics is released, I get all excited. Because they’re great! I’m not kidding! Also good for jaded fans too cool for kids’ comics." – Dan Greenfield, 13th Dimension - Fantagraphics Books
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Drawing the Dark Journeys of Drifters - http://hyperallergic.com/158808...
"Lane’s fluency in portraiture, page layout, lettering, and storytelling is on display, as deep contextual details are crammed into tight panels and captions." – Dominic Umile, Hyperallergic - Fantagraphics Books
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Sock Monkey: Into the Deep Woods | Now Read This! - http://www.comicsreview.co.uk/nowread...
"Like the very best children’s classics, this is a book that isn’t afraid to confront dark matters and actively embraces fear and sadness amidst the wonders in an effort to craft a better story. Compelling, beguiling and visually intoxicating, this latest Sock Monkey yarn judiciously leavens discovery with anxiety, heartbreak with gleeful imaginative innocence and terror with bold triumph." – Win Wiacek, Now Read This! - Fantagraphics Books
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BLACKLUNG: CHRIS WRIGHT INTERVIEW | Right Ear Left Blog - http://rightearleft.wordpress.com/2014...
"I see Blacklung almost, as an expressionist play. I didn’t want these guys to seem like real people. At the same time there IS a human face behind every mask… Unless you put a mask on a dog, then it’s a dog face behind the mask." – Right Ear Left - Fantagraphics Books
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Review: Snoopy’s Thanksgiving — Good Comics for Kids - http://blogs.slj.com/goodcom...
"Now here’s something to be thankful for—the fourth in Fantagraphics’ growing line of seasonal-themed gift books collecting classic Peanuts material. Snoopy’s Thanksgiving, as the title indicates, is concerned with next month’s big holiday." – J. Caleb Mozzocco, School Library Journal - Fantagraphics Books
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Review: Megahex - Forbidden Planet Blog - http://www.forbiddenplanet.co.uk/blog...
"…not only do I find Megg, Mogg, Owl et al bloody funny at times in that first half, as the book wore on I found myself becoming more and more absorbed and fascinated by the darkness, the progression of the comedy into misery and despair, handled really well by Hanselmann." – Richard Bruton, Forbidden Planet - Fantagraphics Books
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Comic review: 'Megahex' – Las Vegas Weekly - http://www.lasvegasweekly.com/ae...
"Featuring old-school underground comix, but with the style and serial nature of even older-school Sunday newspaper comics strips, Megahex is the sort of comic that could only gestate on the Internet, and only find final, full expression in book form from a publisher like Fantagraphics." – J. Caleb Mozzocco, Las Vegas Weekly - Fantagraphics Books
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The Most Interesting Comics of the Week | Mental Floss - http://mentalfloss.com/article...
"Fantagraphics has been lovingly reprinting Banks' classic Uncle Scrooge comics into beautifully designed and recolored hardcover collections. This 14th volume of reprints, Uncle Scrooge: The Seven Cities of Gold, begins with the classic story "The Seven Cities of Cibola," which is notable for inspiring the giant, rolling boulder scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark." – Rich Barrett, Mental Floss - Fantagraphics Books
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A comiXologist Recommends: Harris Smith recommends... | comiXology Unbound - http://comixology.tumblr.com/post...
"At times harsh, but always humane, The Lonesome Go hits you like a smack in the face. It’s a graphic novel in the truest sense, meant to be read as much as viewed. It’s a rich, substantial work by an artist and writer who is using the medium of comics to its fullest potential." – Harris Smith, comiXology - Fantagraphics Books
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Scratching the Underbelly: Tim Lane’s "The Lonesome Go" - St. Louis Magazine - http://www.stlmag.com/arts...
"Disfigured hobos lurch from panel to panel into fresh horrors. The vintage hairstyles of the ‘40s, nude bodies, a prescription-pill driven freak-out climaxing in much vomit: whatever he draws, Lane’s heavily shadowed style is always a marvel. The nighttime scenes – which are most of them – rise from seas of black ink." – Bryon Kerman, St. Louis Magazine - Fantagraphics Books
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THE HEROESONLINE BLOG | STAFF PICKS :: THE LONESOME GO :: OCTOBER 1, 2014 - http://www.heroesonline.com/blog...
"This new book is a continuation of the types of themes and characters Lane first explored there: drifters, hobos, Americana, automobilia, early rock and roll and more. The narratives pay homage to the Beats, Charles Bukowski and Tom Waits, among others." – Seth Peagler, Heroes Online - Fantagraphics Books
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Multiversity Comics » Do Not Pass Go, Do Not Collect $200 and Other Rules for Making the Most of Life & Death [“Doctors” Review] - http://multiversitycomics.com/reviews...
"This book is terse and powerful in a way that would make Emily Dickinson green with envy. Never saying more than he needs to, Shaw does a commendable job showing us the story in "Doctors."" – Sam LeBas, Multiversity Comics - Fantagraphics Books
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Comics Alternative Podcast Episode 102 - http://comicsalternative.com/episode...
"…what fascinates the Two Guys the most is the very premise of Doctors. It's a narrative that raises some profound questions, and it's one that might even work well in other media, such as adapted for television." – Comics Alternative Podcast Episode #102 - Fantagraphics Books
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'Hip Hop Family Tree, Vol. 2': Cartoonist Ed Piskor continues his quest for the perfect beat – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - http://www.post-gazette.com/ae...
"Using his compelling artistry — which builds on Mr. Piskor’s love of superhero comic artists as well as famed independent artists like Robert Crumb — he shows us how characters like Fab Five Freddy, a graffiti artist who early on sees the links between hip-hop, break-dancing and graffiti, and helps foster hip-hop’s growth." – Sean D. Hamill, Pittsburgh News - Fantagraphics Books
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Women Who Conquered the Comics World | Collectors Weekly - http://www.collectorsweekly.com/article...
Lisa Hix over at Collectors Weekly sits down with Trina Robbins to talk about women in comics. - Fantagraphics Books
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SPX COUNTDOWN CONCLUSION: Eleanor Davis Shows us HOW TO BE HAPPY | Newsarama.com - http://www.newsarama.com/22117-s...
Newsarama's Zach Smith talks to Eleanor Davis as one of SPX 2014's Special Guests. - Fantagraphics Books
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Ed Piskor is Pittsburgh's Hip-Hop Historian - Pittsburgh Magazine - October 2014 - Pittsburgh, PA - http://www.pittsburghmagazine.com/Pittsbu...
Sean D. Hamill of Pittsburgh Magazine provides an in-depth look at Piskor's origins as well as the origins of Hip Hop Family Tree. - Fantagraphics Books
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Two Comic Book Legends Deliver Legendary Work | Playboy - http://www.playboy.com/article...
"Shirt-sleeves rolled up, bent over drawing boards, puffing on cigarettes, the heroes of the remarkable artist Drew Friedman’s new book aren’t super ones, they’re the (mostly) guys who created Batman, Spider-Man, Plastic Man, and many others." – Ken Tucker, Playboy - Fantagraphics Books
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Edutainment: The Slow-Cooking Rap History of the ‘Hip Hop Family Tree’ « - http://grantland.com/hollywo...
"Every name comes with a face attached, and Piskor’s nimble, deceptively goofy artwork imbues those faces with emotional life — hope, enthusiasm, fuming rage, determination." – Alex Pappademas, Grantland - Fantagraphics Books
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‘Hip Hop Family Tree, Vol. 2′: Cartoonist Ed Piskor continues his quest for the perfect beat | Pittsburgh News - http://pittsburgh.icito.com/hip-hop...
"Using his compelling artistry — which builds on Mr. Piskor’s love of superhero comic artists as well as famed independent artists like Robert Crumb — he shows us how characters like Fab Five Freddy, a graffiti artist who early on sees the links between hip-hop, break-dancing and graffiti, and helps foster hip-hop’s growth." – Sean D. Hamill, Pittsburgh News - Fantagraphics Books
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BOOK: “Hip Hop Family Tree Book 1: 1970s-1981″ by Ed Piskor | REBEAT Magazine - http://www.rebeatmag.com/book-hi...
"Combining two decidedly-American art forms: the comic book and hip-hop into one cohesive work seems like a no-brainer. Maybe it just took a cartoonist as passionate and talented as Piskor to pull it off." – Louie Pearlman, REBEAT - Fantagraphics Books
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A Conversation with Simon Hanselmann | The Comics Journal - http://www.tcj.com/a-conve...
Sophie Yanow conducts an interview with Hanselmann at The Comics Journal. - Fantagraphics Books
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Wandering Son, Volume 7 — Experiments in Manga - http://experimentsinmanga.mang...
"The realism and authenticity of the characterization in Wandering Son is one of the manga’s greatest strengths." – Ash Brown, Experiments in Manga - Fantagraphics Books
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