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Gene DeitchNudnik Revealed! – The History Of America's Lost Loveable Loser (hardcover) ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2013. New Copy ... $2.99 29.99
Never-published artwork from Gene Deitch – the cartoonist behind some wonderful jazz and record illustrations in the 50s – and the offbeat Nudnik cartoons in the 60s! The full-color book brings together sketches, plans film stills, and more images from the Nudnik cartoons – as well as three complete episodes, presented on storyboards with handrwritten notes – all as a great companion to the other books of Deitch's artwork that we've loved from Fantagraphics! Given the lack of paper documentation of the cartoons, this one may be the most essential from an historical standpoint – and the book is hardcover, 128 pages, and with a nicely-horizontal design. Book

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MartiCabbie Vol 1 ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2011. New Copy ... $6.99 19.99
Genius work from Spanish cartoonist Marti – the first run of his legendary Cabbie – a kind of surreal combination between Dick Tracy and Taxi Driver! The images are in a stark, bold, black and white mode that's like Chester Gould at his most pointed – but the subject matter is even more bizarre, as The Cabbie lives in a seedy urban torment between greed and lust and Catholic guilt! Marti's work was first presented in the US during the initial run of Raw Magazine – but this beautiful volume offers up 80 oversized pages as a singular narrative, in a very well done-package. Book

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Ed PiskorHip Hop Family Tree Book 2 – 1981 to 1983 ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2014. New Copy ... $19.99 27.99
The fantastic second volume of the Hip Hop Family Tree – a beautiful graphic telling of the growth of hip hop on the New York scene – done in the style of some oversized Marvel Comics special edition from the 70s! The presentation is wonderful – and surprisingly really does the history justice – giving a visual flair to the kinds of information we've learned from Jeff Chang and others, with a similar way of linking things together so that the individual stories become part of a larger cultural development! The paper stock is great – pre-aged, like some vintage comic – but the cover is nice and strong, and really gives the book some heft – a mighty sweet oversized edition, with 112 full color pages! Book

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✨✧ Roy CraneBuz Sawyer 2 – Sultry's Tiger (hardcover) ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2010. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Gorgeous work from the great Roy Crane – one of the best comic strip penmen of the 40s, and an artist we'd rank right up there with Milton Caniff and Noel Sickles for ability to convey action and emotion! The material here comes from some immediate postwar years, but still resonates with some of the WWII themes that got the strip started – and as before, Crane does a wonderful job of balancing action and comedy, pretty women and thugs – all while keeping the story moving forward. Book features a number of color Sunday pages, where they fit into the continuity of the daily black and white strips – and the volume is 210 pages, hardcover. Book

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✨✧ Michael Dowers, EditorNewave – The Underground Mini Comix of the 1980s (hardcover) ... Book
Fantagraphics, 1980s/2010. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Underground comix ruled the 60s, and indie presses sprung up in the 70s, but the real revolution in the 80s came from home-made mini comics – often printed at copy shops, and folded into these great little self-distributed publications with no rules at all! The mini comics revolution led to a surprisingly great new wave of creativity – images and words that were often tied to the punk underground of the time, and which had a very different aesthetic than the hippie styles that held sway in the 60s and 70s. This massive volume reproduces loads of the best moments of that generation, in the same size in which they were circulated – with almost 900 pages of black and white comix, and work by a huge amount of artists who include Jeff Gaither, Daniel Clowes, JR Williams, Tom Christopher, Meher Dada, Par Holman, Jim Siergey, Rick Geary, Artie Romero, Al Greenier, Brad Foster, Michael Roden, Bob X, Steve Willis, and many others. Book

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✨✧ Alexander TherouxGrammar Of Rock – Art & Artlessness In 20th Century Pop Lyrics (hardcover) ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2013. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The colorful language of pop lyrics is appraised by noted-satirist, National Book Award nominee, and critic Alexander Theroux – who appraises the lyrics and language of pop, rock, jazz, folk, blues, show tunes and more – pretty much taking in the full breadth the American songbook of the 20th century! It's a smart look at a pretty crazy world – taking in the English language rule book busting language of myriad popular song styles and stylists. Hardcover, 345 pages. Book

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✨✧ Ed PiskorHip Hop Family Tree Vols 1 & 2 (gift box with bonus comic) ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2014. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A stunning package for a wonderful collection – volumes one and two of Hip Hop Family Tree – both great volumes that tell the tale of the early days of hip hop – but presents the story in the style of a Marvel Comics tabloid from the 70s! Ed Piskor's approach to the material is really unique – and he extrapolates historical details into an extended narrative of the scene in the South Bronx, Harlem, and Queens with colorful comic-style images. The book is surprisingly respectful, and really does a great job of juggling all the personalities and historical details – while still also finding a way to make the music come to life on the page, especially the live events that strongly helped to create hip hop in the years before it was recorded. The special package features both oversized, full-color books with exclusive new cover art – in a super-cool slipcover – and a bonus comic book that teams up Spike Lee, Rob Liefeld, and Eazy E! Book

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✨✧ Les McCannInvitation To Openness – The Jazz & Soul Photography Of Les McCann 1960 to 1980 (hardcover) ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2015. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An incredible lost side of the many talents of the great Les McCann – the ultra-hip pianist, singer, and jazz composer who we've loved for years! This book showcases McCann's lesser-known skills as a photographer – a subtle shutterbug who would often take pictures in the same spaces he was performing – gaining backstage access to other musicians, and also shooting them in performance as well – all with a sensitivity that goes far beyond the usual music journalist photographs! The candid shots are especially wonderful – and capture various musical legends in ways we've never seen before – often a bit tuned-down, and much more down to earth than you might expect. The heavy book features a wealth of subjects – including Stevie Wonder, Sonny Rollins, Tina Turner, Ben Webster, Grover Washington Jr, Donald Byrd, Muhammad Ali, Average White Band, James Coburn, John Coltrane, Bill Cosby, Paul Desmond, Angie Dickenson, Eugene McDaniels, Wes Montgomery, Jimmy Smith, Pops Staples, Wilson Pickett, Lou Rawls, Jesse Jackson, Quincy Jones, Aretha Franklin, Redd Foxx, Duke Ellington, Dexter Gordon, Dizzy Gillespie, and dozens more. 200 pages, hardcover, oversized, and filled with black and white images! Book

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✨✧ Ed PiskorHip Hop Family Tree – 1970s to 1981 ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2013. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really wonderful little book – one that tells the tale of the early days of hip hop – but presents the story in the style of a Marvel Comics tabloid from the 70s! Ed Piskor's approach to the material is really unique – and he extrapolates historical details into an extended narrative of the scene in the South Bronx, Harlem, and Queens with colorful comic-style images. The book is surprisingly respectful, and really does a great job of juggling all the personalities and historical details – while still also finding a way to make the music come to life on the page, especially the live events that strongly helped to create hip hop in the years before it was recorded. The oversized book is 112 pages, on full color pages with a real comic book feel – and there's even a small discography at the back! Book

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✨✧ Steven WeissmanMean ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2007. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Early work from Steven Weissman – rare material that predates the great Yikes volumes on Fantagraphics – some of it self-published by Weissman, some of it unpublished too! The book is a great counterpart to the oddball Yikes series – and features a similar array of characters, like Kid Medusa, Big Bloody, X Ray Spence, and The Pullapart Boy – set in weird stories that are almost an underground take on Peanuts or Archie. The material is surprisingly charming – offbeat, but in the best way possible – and, if anything, Weissman's freaks and monsters present childhood struggles and anxieties with maybe even more accuracy than some of his famous predecessors. 120 pages, softcover, with images in color and black and white. Book
 
 
 



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