Fantagraphics Books has announced that they’ll be publishing yet another manga from Inio Asano (Solanin, What a Wonderful World!) titled Nijigahara Holograph - a horror story. Matt Thorn, who has translated other Fantagraphics manga in the past - will translate this new title as well.
In April 2013, Fantagraphics will publish an original graphic novel and one-shot comic by creator Dash Shaw (Bottomless Belly Button and Bodyworld). New School, the graphic novel, will be 340 pages and “is based loosely on Shaw’s own life as a foreign exchange student during his teenage years”.
This has been an exciting week for fans of Los Bros Hernandez’s Love and Rockets series, and Fantagraphics and comiXology just made it a lot more exciting.
Earlier yesterday, at a SDCC panel celebrating the 30th anniversary of the first publication of Love and Rockets, Fantagraphics announced their jump into digital distribution through their newly penned agreement with comiXology; the digital comics giant who reported 12 million digital downloads between May and June of 2012.
As a massive fan of both Jaimie Hernandez and Superheroines, my love of the Ti-Girls was written in the stars long before I picked up the first volume of Love and Rockets: New Stories. Now, Fantagraphics is offering the “director’s cut” of the Ti-Girls Adventures all compiled in God and Science: Return of the Ti-Girls. In addition to the entire run of the series, this beautiful, large format hardcover offers 30 pages of new material including four new, full-color covers and extended scenes. If you order from their site (here) you can also receive the limited supply mini-comic, Before Love and Rockets featuring punk-rock posters by Jaime Hernandez and an eight-page story from Gilbert Hernandez. If you are a fan of either Jaime Hernandez or traditional capes-and-tights stories, you’ll only be doing yourself a service by purchasing this right now.