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11.14.2013

Fantagraphics Books adds Hooked on Comix to its rewards!

Fantagraphics Kickstarter Campaign adds Hooked on Comix ...

Hooked on Comix DVD Package: Get all three DVDs of documentary series on alternative contemporary cartoonists, Hooked on Comix Volumes 1-3. Interviews done in the cartoonists' home or studio, everyone from Peter Bagge to Mary Fleener, Jaime Hernandez to Dame Darcy, Jessica Abel to Tony Millionaire, Ivan Brunetti to Chris Ware and MORE! For a larger description: Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3





11.13.2013

Fantagraphics Kickstarter is funded!

From Eric Reynolds via Facebook: 
I was determined not to assault my Facebook and twitter friends with pleas to support our kickstarter again until we got really close to meeting our initial goal. Well, I got beat to the punch. We hit our goal around 6AM this morning. I'm floored. I can't thank everyone who contributed enough. We will do right by you all by making the best books we can! In the meantime, we're not done yet. We have 22 days to go and will announce some stretch goals today, and more premiums, that we're really excited about. THANK YOU (you know who you are).
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By the way, this is the original raw-footage of the Laughin' Spittin' Man that was on Dan Clowes' wall when we shot his interview. The audio and video was used in Hooked on Comix Volume 1.

11.10.2013

New York Times Article ...

Fantagraphics Seeks Support With a Kickstarter Campaign

By ALLAN KOZINN

 
Fantagraphics Books, the graphic novel imprint that, since the mid-1970s, has published a large and varied line, with new works and classic reprints, and has fought to establish comic books as a form of high art, has fallen on hard times since its co-founder, Kim Thompson, was diagnosed with lung cancer in February.
Mr. Thompson, who died in June, was in charge of the company’s European graphic novel line, and was forced to set aside 13 projects that were to have been published during the spring and summer. Not having those books — about a third of the company’s planned releases — in the stores has caused a hiccup in the company’s cash flow, and that, in turn, has put Fantagraphics’s ability to publish some of its 2014 line in doubt.
The company’s solution is to turn to what it hopes is a devoted readership to help foot the bill. Gary Groth, the surviving founder and publisher, announced a Kickstarter campaign on Tuesday, with a goal of raising $150,000 by Dec. 5, with inducements that include signed copies of the company’s books and a target-shooting trip with Mr. Groth.
“If we were a big corporate publisher (or perhaps an avaricious smaller one),” Mr. Groth wrote on the campaign’s web page, “we’d have plenty of money to weather this temporary crisis. But we’re not.” He added that the company, which is based in Seattle, has a staff of 20 and publishes 100 titles a year.
The Kickstarter campaign is meant to support 39 books in the spring and summer line, including installments in its series of “Peanuts” and “Prince Valiant” reprints, as well Dan Clowes’s “The Complete Eightball 1-18,” in a two volume slipcase edition, and works by modern cartoonists and graphic novelists like Eleanor Davis, Simon Hanselmann, Jim Woodring and Tony Millionaire.
The company’s plea appears to have struck a chord among graphic novel fans. Early Wednesday afternoon, barely 24 hours after the campaign was announced, pledges exceeded $84,000.

11.06.2013

Fantagraphics Books needs your help!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/fantagraphicsbooks/fantagraphics-2014-spring-season-39-graphic-novels?ref=users

FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS IS ASKING FOR YOUR SUPPORT. CONTINUE OUR LEGACY BY HELPING TO FINANCE OUR SPRING-SUMMER SEASON, AND BE A PART OF THE COMPANY THAT HAS PUBLISHED MORE GREAT CARTOONISTS THAN ANY PUBLISHER IN THE HISTORY OF COMICS.

2013 has been a particularly hard year for all of us at Fantagraphics Books. Earlier in the year, one of our founding partners, Kim Thompson, was diagnosed with lung cancer and died four and a half months later, on June 19. Because Kim was such an active part of our company, his death has had repercussions — emotionally, of course, but financially as well. Kim edited our European graphic novel line and as a result of his illness, 13 of his books scheduled for the Spring-Summer season had to be cancelled or postponed, representing the loss of nearly a third of that season. Our fixed costs stayed the same —because they’re fixed— but the income 13 books would’ve generated was lost, disrupting our cash flow, and leaving us in a tight spot. Many, if not most of them, will be re-scheduled (Jacques Tardi’s Run Like Crazy, Run Like Hell is scheduled for July 2014, for example) but in the meantime, we’ve suffered a severe shortfall that will impede our ability to produce next season’s books. That’s why we’re asking our faithful readers and new converts alike to help us recoup — and help finance our next season’s books. The money you contribute will go toward production, design, marketing, and printing our books.