Redesigned to coincide with the release of Shortcomings in paperback is a brand-new edition of Adrian Tomine's first book, 32 Stories, that collects his inaugural mini-comics in a special edition. This onetime printing includes facsimile reprints of the seven mini-comics packaged in a slipcase, as well as an additional pamphlet containing a new introduction and notes by Tomine.
Avery Monsen & Jory John - All My Friends Are Dead
Hardcover, 96 pages, measures 4.8 x 6.3 inches.
If you're a dinosaur, all of your friends are dead. If you're a pirate, all of your friends have scurvy. If you're a tree, all of your friends are end tables. Each page of this laugh-out-loud illustrated humor book showcases the downside of being everything from a clown to a cassette tape to a zombie. Cute and dark all at once, this hilarious children's book for adults teaches valuable lessons about life while exploring each cartoon character's unique grievance and wide-eyed predicament. From the sock whose only friends have gone missing to the houseplant whose friends are being slowly killed by irresponsible plant owners (like you), All My Friends Are Dead presents a delightful primer for laughing at the inevitable.
Bryan Lee O'Malley - Scott Pilgrim Vol. 6
Measures 5" x 7", Black & White, 248 pp
Scott Pilgrim's Finest Hour! It's finally here... six years and almost one thousand pages have all led to this epic finale! With six of Ramona's seven evil exes dispatched, it should be time for Scott Pilgrim to face Gideon Graves, the biggest and baddest of her former beaus. But didn't Ramona take off at the end of Book 5? Shouldn't that let Scott off the hook? Maybe it should, maybe it shouldn't, but one thing is for certain -- all of this has been building to Scott Pilgrim's Finest Hour!
Hairdos of Defiance by Ed Templeton
Hardcover, 6.75 x 9 inches, 68 pages. Edition of 1500
Hairdos of Defiance is a look into a microcosm of a fringe world, one where individuals engage in the act of retreat or refusal as a generative form of identity-making. Eschewing perfection for style, progenitors of the punk scene adopted the radical alterations of their bodies to signify their displeasure. Offensively deviant, the Mohawk evolved as a style dependent on social context and determined by the historical moment; purposely assumed, it is both a mask and an act of masking.
I Could Pee on This, Too - And More Poems by More Cats
Measures 5 1/2 x 7 1/2 in, 112 pages, hardcover
I Could Pee on This, Too
And More Poems by More Cats
By Francesco Marciuliano
There's a new cat book in town! This mew release is a follow-up to the international bestseller I Could Pee on This. This one is sure to be making its mark on your couch as well as in the cat-poetry world. I Could Pee on This, Too digs into feline philosophy and cat-lyfe ponderings in pieces such as "Welcome New Cat," "Sleeping My Life Away," and "You Also Live Here." Any cat-lover who has longed understand better the enigmatic mind of their beloved or troubled cat-friends will be pawing for a third edition!
Francesco Marciuliano is the author of bestsellers I Could Pee on This, I Could Chew on This, I Knead My Mommy, and You Need More Sleep. He lives in New York City.
Jeffrey Brown - Star Wars: Darth Vader and Friends
Measures 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 in; 64 pages; Hardcover
In this funny and sweet new book in the bestselling Darth Vader™ series, Eisner Award–winning author Jeffrey Brown offers an intimate look at the friendships between best pals in the Star Warsuniverse, from Darth Vader and the Emperor to Leia and her Ewok pals, Han and Chewie, C-3PO and R2-D2, the bounty hunters, and other favorite characters. Jealousy, birthday parties, lightsaber battles, sharing, intergalactic rebellion and more all come into play as Brown's charming illustrations and humor irresistibly combine the adventures of our friends in a galaxy far, far away with everyday events closer to home.
Jeffrey Brown - Star Wars: Darth Vader and Son
Hardcover. 64 pages. Measures 6 x 6 inches.
What if Darth Vader took an active role in raising his son? What if "Luke, I am your father" was just a stern admonishment from an annoyed dad? In this hilarious and sweet comic re-imagining, Darth Vader is a dad like any otherexcept with all the baggage of being the Dark Lord of the Sith. Celebrated artist Jeffrey Brown's delightful illustrations give classic Star Wars® moments a fresh twist, presenting the trials and joys of parenting through the lens of a galaxy far, far away. Life lessons include lightsaber batting practice, using the Force to raid the cookie jar, Take Your Child to Work Day on the Death Star ("Er, he looks just like you, Lord Vader!"), and the special bond shared between any father and son.
John Pham - Epoxy 4 Comic Zine
Paperback, 8" x 10"
John Pham is incredible. Follow the ongoing saga of a space pilot crash landing. Some of the most beautiful Risograph prints we have seen.
Also includes smaller comic zine! Jay & Kay! Zines are on a whole new level now.
Paul Hornschemeier - All And Sundry : Uncollected Work 2004-2009
Hardcover, 7.75" x 10.25", 208pp, Full Color
All and Sundry: Uncollected Work 2004-2009 collects Paul Hornschemeier's work from the last five years. These works span mostly periodicals to European museums, including: drawings and comics created for an exhibit in Paris; an award-winning cover exhibited in London; the seventeen-part serialized tale "Huge Suit Visits the People" created for the celebrated German newspaper Frankurter allgemeine Zeitung:; and a few US comic strips for The Wall Street Journal and CNN. The collection concludes with extensive selections from sketches and sketchbooks, demonstrating the variety and depth of the artist's interests and pursuits. All and Sundry invites an examination of the entirety of Hornschemeier's process, from first fevered scrawl to final, pristine brush line.
Records of the Seasons by Saki Obata
Measures 5 and 7/8 x 8.25 inches, paperback, 160 pages, black and white.
Follow along through beautiful and elegantly simple illustrations pages, the four seasons, a story in a year as depicted by Japanese illustrator and designer, Saki Obata.
Regular Show #1 - Single Issue or Boxed Comic Set
Choose between individual Regular Show #1 cover variant, or boxed set. Comics measure 7 X 10 inches, 32 pp, full color.
Boxed set includes 6 cover variants of Regular Show #1, including cover #1A, #1B, #1C, #1D, #1E, and #1F.
A comic that is anything but regular! Featuring all six of the issue #1 variant covers, with artwork from Nick Edwards, Nathan Fox, Phil McAndrew, John Allison, Brian Butler and Chuck BB.
Rina Ayuyang - Whirlwind Wonderland
Paperback, 5.5" x 7.5", 128 pp, Black & White Interior Pages
Whirlwind Wonderland follows the life-altering exploits of a somewhat-normal Filipino American girl as she meanders through sleepy suburban sprawls, empty diners, fantasy-filled commuter traffic jams, misplaced football fanaticism, ethnic identity crash courses, and just good ole family hi-jinx. The book showcases new stories and old favorites written and drawn by Rina Ayuyang, cartoonist and creator of åÒNamby PambyåÓ, a mini-comic series that explores the humorous side of life's ordinary moments.
Ron Rege Jr. - Skibber Bee-Bye
Paperback, 6.5" x 6", 256pp
Weepy Elephant accepts his inheritance and steps into his role as silent observer as a family of bookbinders slowly unravels. What is up with those lik-liks? A beautiful, sad, violent picture book by one of the most exciting new cute-brut cartoonists.
Silent Wonderment Activity Zine - Tiny Splendor X Giant Robot
5.5 X 4.25 inches, 32 pages
What is up? What is down? What is the beginning and what is the end? This activity/art zine holds none of those questions sacred as you will see by its perfectly haphazard assemblage. Color it in with precious precision or scribble outside the lines out onto the desk. You are invited to explore your own additions to the zine with occasional prompts throughout the 32 page booklet. It comes with a postcard which you can cut out and send to your favorite kewpie!
This Tiny Splendor production features many of Giant Robot's favorite artists through the years including Yoskay Yamamoto, Matt Furie, Rob Sato, Sanaa Khan, Max Stadnik and Kenny Srvijitaker.
Steven Weissman - Chewing Gum in Church
Paperback, 7.5" x 7.5", 96pp, Full Color
Chewing Gum in Church is the new åÒYikesåÓ book by Steven Weissman, starring åÒSweetåÓ Chubby Cheeks, Kid Medusa, the Pullapart Boy, Elzie Crisler, Dead Boy, X-Ray Spence and, of course, LiåÕl Bloody. In a series of one page strips, this cast, having survived enough adventures to fill three mass-market paperbacks, now åÒsettlesåÓ into a daily routine of cruelty, failure, jealousy, bitterness, gluttony, sloth, violence, arrogance, and stupidity. But especially stupidity. This is WeissmanåÕs first full-color book, which is hard to imagine for an artist so renowned for his color sense.
Steven Weissman - Chocolate Cheeks
Paperback, 7.5" x 7.5", 120pp, Full Color
Hilarious, disgusting, mysterious, and cuter than a puppy playing with a kitten, Chocolate Cheeks is the next great "Yikes" book from Steven Weissman. The Pullapart Boy (a 21st Century Frankenstein's monster for kids), his social circle having dwindled down to his stupid brother (Dead Boy), their dead dog (Elzie Crisler), and a fat kid that nobody likes ("Chubby" Cheeks), attempts to make some new friends. Meanwhile, across town, the Little Tin-Stars (Cow-Boy and Cow-Girl) are in a desperate fight against the forces of nature, hostile natives, a river monster, their own horse and a man called Chocolate Cheeks. Juxtaposing gag-driven, newspaper-fashioned strips (employed to great effect in 2006's Chewing Gum In Church) with the sprawling, Western comic approach of his legendary "Look Out For Big Della" (from 2002's White Flower Day), Chocolate Cheeks is Weissman at his best: stunning, memorable, poignant, hilarious, and just gross enough to delight the children.
Two Minute Mornings
The choices made every morning have a huge impact all day long. A ritual helps to seize the day with an already organized mind. This journal includes simple, quick prompts that help you to focus on gratitude, let go of stress, and set daily intentions.
Yumi Sakugawa - I Think I Am in Friend-Love with You
Hardcover, 128 pages, measures 6.5 x 5.9.
I have a confession to make. I think I am in friend-love with you.
What's friend-love? It's that super-awesome bond you share with someone who makes you happy every time you text each other, or meet up for an epic outing. It's not love-love. You don't want to swap saliva; you want to swap favorite books. But it's just as intense and just as amazing.
And it's this search for that connection that comic-book artist Yumi Sakugawa captures in I Think I am in Friend-Love with You. It's perfect if you've ever fallen in friend-love and want to show that person how much you love them...in a platonic way, of course.