Gestalt Comics Sale

Australian publisher, and subject of the recent, and excellent, Comic Book Heroes documentary, Gestalt is having a huge sale this month.

You can pick up such fine goodies as both volumes of The Deep (written by Injustice’s Tom Taylor, and soon to be an animated series), the two volumes of creepy horror to be found in Justin Randall’s Changing Ways, the always amusing and thoughtful Digested series by Bobby N, and oh, so much more.

Browse, buy and enjoy!

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Numbercruncher Collection Out Now

From UK based publisher Titan Comics, here’s the official lowdown on the now available collection of the recent Numbercruncher mini-series, plus a cool trailer and a few random, and pretty, pages. I like what they’ve done with the mix of colour and black and white art. It fits really well on the page.

Heaven: the ultimate bureaucracy.

At its head, not a white-haired anthropomorphic deity with a harp and a throne but a wizened,weaselling old man with bad breath and bad attitude. At his right hand, Bastard Zane, a surly civil servant with a big gun whose job it is to stop those who think they can buck karma.

And then there’s Richard Thyme: genius mathematician and a man who will do whatever it takes to defy Fate and return to his one true love – even if he is dead.

Cue a critically-acclaimed and twisted tale of reincarnation, resurrection and Karmic Accountancy! Mesmerisingly written by the superb Si Spurrier (X-Men: Legacy, Crossed: Wish You Where Here) with gorgeous art from PJ Holden (2000 AD) and colorist Jordie Bellaire (Captain Marvel, Rocketeers, Manhattan Project), this is for anyone who has ever wanted to beat the system – senseless!

Finally, the head-spinning adventure ‘Numbercruncher’ is collected for the first time ever in this single gorgeous hardback volume.

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Lucy Knisley At Fantagraphics

Fantagraphics are one of those indie publishers who continue to release surprising comics from around the globe, as well as give gorgeous presentations to comics from decades ago. The last such delight I read from the publisher was Young Romance, a wonderful collection of classic love stories from legendary creators Joe Simon and Jack Kirby (the pair who created Captain America BTW).

I always look forward to checking out their wares each month in the Previews comics catalogue for something new. Besides works from respected creators such as Peter Bagge, Daniel Clowes and Carl Barks, they also bring to English speaking shores  award winning, critic loving sequential art stories from countries we don’t normally associate with comics. Below is a press release about two new graphic novels from writer/artist Lucy Knisley, and published by Fantagraphics. I must confess that I haven’t read anything of hers, but I’m aware of her last OGN, Relish from First Second Books and you can find out more about Knisley at her website.

Lucy Knisley An Age of License

Fantagraphics Books is excited to announce the acquisition of two new comics travel memoirs by acclaimed cartoonist Lucy Knisley. Fall 2014 brings An Age of License, which recounts Knisley’s charming and romantic adventures across Europe on a quest to discover what is truly important in life, find love along the way. Displacement is a travelogue about taking her elderly grandparents on a cruise, and pondering the meaning of life, while trying to hold her family together. The deal was brokered by Holly Bemiss at The Susan Rabiner Literary Agency.

New York Times Best Selling cartoonist Knisley garnered fame from her two previous graphic novels Relish and French Milk. She is also well known for her ongoing web comic, Stop Paying Attention, the latest of which is “A Light That Never Goes Out.” Knisley’s greatest strength lays in her keen ability to tell her story to both young adult and mature readers.

“I’m really excited to finally be working with Fantagraphics, which I’ve admired for years,” Knisley explains. “These books are an exploration of youth and freedom, versus responsibility and family, and I’m so glad Fantagraphics is the company to help me tell these stories.”

Much like the HBO series Girls, Knisley speaks to a generation of young women who are fiercely independent and yearn for adventure. The Eat, Pray, Love for the “social media” generation, An Age of License is a series of illustrated snapshots of a life full of cute cats, fancy food, and exotic travel.

AN AGE OF LICENSE
A Travelogue by Lucy Knisley
Fall 2014 • Paperback
208 pages • Black & white with some color
ISBN: 978-1-60699-760-8

DISPLACEMENT
A Travel Memoir by Lucy Knisley
Summer 2015 • Paperback
128 pages • Black & white with some color

Free Aus Shipping At Madman

Madman are an Australian company offering manga, anime and foreign films, and just general pop culture greatness around the country. Well, the world really. One look at their website and you’re bound to find more than a few things you’ll like, or have never heard of.

Now they’re offering free shipping for all purchases within Australia! Yay!

You can also go The Screening Room on their site to watch some anime series for free, such as the new Space Dandy, and Attack on Titan, which is crazy popular, but I have only just begun watching, right from the beginning. Thanks Madman! You’re so nice.

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