Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: Pussey! TPB – July 1995 (Fantagraphics Books)

TITLE: Comic Book Spotlight: Pussey! TPB YEAR: July 1995 COMPANY: Fantagraphics Books By Daniel Clowes When it comes to alternative comics success, Daniel Clowes has seen his stories such as “Ghost World” (2001) adapted into a film, and “Art School Confidential” (2006). These stories were among the many stories that were featured in his solo anthology comic book series “Eightball” which was published by Fantagraphic Books. One of the titles that graced “Eightball” was “Pussey!” following the life of comic […]

Amazing Heroes Issue #9 – March 1982 (Redbeard Inc.)

TITLE: Amazing Heroes Issue #9 YEAR: March 1982 COMPANY: Redbeard Inc. (an imprint of Fantagraphics Books) Editor: Kim Thompson Art Director: Peppy White Assistant Editor: J. Collier Writers: Dwight R. Decker, Jim Korkis, Rich Morrissey, Gene Reed, David Singer Before “Wizard: Guide to Comics Magazine” and “Hero Illustrated”, the only other major comic book magazine in the ’70s and ’80s was “The Comics Journal” (also published by Fantagraphics Books).  But as “The Comics Journal” was seen as an analytical journal, […]

Love and Rockets Issue #42 – August 1993 (Fantagraphics Books)

TITLE: Love and Rockets Issue #42 YEAR: August 1993 COMPANY: Fantagraphics Books Art, Story, Lettering by Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez “Love and Rockets”, created by the Hernandez Brothers, primarily Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez (brother Mario Hernandez would contribute a few times), the comic book series would focus two different stories, one focusing on Gilbert’s “Palomar” series which featured a fictional Mexican village of Palomar and Jaime’s “LOCAS” series which focused on a group of Latino-American friends living in Hoppers. An […]

The Death-Ray by Daniel Clowes – September 2011 (Fantagraphics Books)

TITLE: The Death-Ray YEAR: September 2011 COMPANY: Fantagraphics Books Art/Story by Daniel Clowes When it comes to alternative comics success, Daniel Clowes has seen his stories such as “Ghost World” (2001) adapted into a film, and “Art School Confidential” (2006). These stories were among the many stories that were featured in his solo anthology comic book series “Eightball” which was published by Fantagraphic Books. In “Eightball” issue #23 (Spring 2004), Clowes introduced his story “The  Death-Ray” and the story has […]

Ten Years of Love and Rockets 1982-1992 – 1992 (Fantagraphic Books)

TITLE: Ten Years of Love and Rockets YEAR: 1992 COMPANY: Fantagraphics Books Art, Story, Lettering by Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez From 1982-1992, the first ten years of the beloved “Love and Rockets” comic book series, in 1992, Fantagraphics Books released “Ten Years of Love and Rockets 1982-1992”. Created by the Hernandez Brothers, primarily Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez (brother Mario Hernandez would contribute a few times), the comic book series would focus two different stories, one focusing on Gilbert’s “Palomar” series […]

The Love Bunglers – June 2014 (Fantagraphics Books)

TITLE: The Love Bunglers (collected from “Love and Rockets: New Stories Vol. 3 and 4) YEAR: June 2014 COMPANY: Fantagraphics Books Story and Art by Jaime Hernandez For those who grew up reading “Love and Rockets”, many grew up reading stories featuring character Maggie Luisa Chascarillo, one of the members of a group of friends From Huerta (a.k.a. “Hoppers”), California known as “LOCAS” by a mechanic. While many grew up reading about the spunky or crazy adventures featuring Maggie, Jaime […]

The Complete Love and Rockets vol. 20: Dicks and Deedees – 2003 (Fantagraphics Books)

TITLE: The Complete Love and Rockets vol. 20: Dicks and Deedees YEAR: 2003 PAGES: 94 COMPANY: Fantagraphics Books By Jaime Hernandez Back in 1982, brothers Gilbert, Jaime and Mario Hernandez created a comic book series known as “Love and Rockets”, one of the first comic books in the alternative comics movement of the 1980s. With each stories from each brother created independently from each other (primarily featuring the works of Gilbert and Jaime), Gilbert would focus on characters in the […]

Eightball Issue #11 (June 1993) (Fantagraphics Books)

TITLE: Eightball Issue #11 YEAR: June 1993 COMPANY: Fantagraphics Books By Daniel Clowes When it comes to alternative comics success, Daniel Clowes has seen his stories such as “Ghost World” (2001) adapted into a film, and “Art School Confidential” (2006). These stories were among the many stories that were featured in his solo anthology comic book series “Eightball” which was published by Fantagraphic Books. In each issue, you would have around a half dozen stories in black and white or […]