This fall, the world's greatest comix publisher, Fantagraphics, will release "Comics As Art: We Told You So," an oral history of the pioneering company that issued the work of such BB faves as R. Crumb, Dan Clowes, Peter Bagge, Johnny Ryan, Jim Woodring, Roberta Gregory, Charles Schulz, and, of course, Los Bros Hernandez. As a teaser, Fantagraphics is uploading two-page PDF spreads from the first chapter every weekend weekday until August. From the post on the Fantagraphics Flog!:
Comics As Art: We Told You So tells of Fantagraphics Books' role in helping build and shape an art movement around a discredited, ignored and fading expression of Americana. (Comic historian Tom) Spurgeon and designer Jacob Covey have assembled an all-star cast of industry figures, critics, cartoonists, art objects, curios and groundbreaking publications to bring you a detailed account of Fantagraphics' first thirty years. The book is also quite funny, and in this first chapter you'll be privvy to some hilarious photos of Gary Groth and Kim Thompson as well as some great fanzine art from Fanta's earliest and most amateurish period.Link
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