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1 A History of Underground Comics

Estren, Mark James Trade Paperback

Brand New! 

Perched halfway between college humor magazines and National Lampoon, underground comics are an overlooked component of the history of humor in this country. At their best, they're also fun as hell to read--protopunk satire, so crazy, crass, and scatological that the stories nearly drip off the page. Mark James Estren's History of Underground Comics is an excellent survey of the art in the days before Crumb was a movie star and well-mannered alternative weeklies brought Matt Groening and Lynda Barry into every suburb. As such, I wouldn't buy it for the kids; after looking at the book, my mother remarked, I don't remember them being so dirty. (Of course they were, but she was dirtier herself back then.) If you're a fan of the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers, Trashman, Bobby London's Duck and Weevil--and you know if you are--buy this book. Even if you're from the Love and Rockets generation, take advantage of this primo guided tour 
Price: 34.95 USD

 
2 Anarchism for Beginners

Mayer, Marcos For Beginners 2008 9.78E+12 Illustrated. Trade paperback

New Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 170 p. Contai Sanyu 

The ideas of Proudhon, Bakunin, and Kropotkin, that seemed to have been buried by history, especially since the second half of 20th century, are regathering their strength. As seen by the number of libertarian flags at anti-globalization and anti-corporation rallies, their axioms appear in contemporary debates on neoliberalism and ecology, the number of websites is multiplying, indeed, passing on their principles. And intellectuals like Michel Foucault, Gilles Deleuze, Osvaldo Bayer, Noam Chomsky, and Murray Boochkin recognize in their work what they've inherited from these original nonconformists. The history built by the anarchists during their fight against power, oppression and the State, that reached its highest point in farmer's communes in pre-Franco Spain, also affected the culture and were fundamental to a vanguard of artists of the 20th century, as well as being part of some popular culture phenomena, such as the punk movement. In this text by Marcos Mayer, accompanied by the notable illustrations of SanyĂş, Anarchism For Beginners covers the history and influence of this movement through its contradictions and missteps, as well as its notable creativity and indefatigable fighting spirit. 
Price: 14.95 USD

 
 
3 As the World Burns: 50 Simple Things You Can Do to Stay in Denial

Jensen, Derrick 

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Price: 14.95 USD

 
4 Box Office Poison

Robinson, Alex Trade Paperback

Brand New! 

Alex Robinson's completely natural and inspiring knack for dialogue has made his story of dreary jobs, comic books, love, sex, messy apartments, girlfriends (and/or lack thereof), undisclosed pasts, and crusty old professionals one the most delightful and whimsical books to hit the stands in years. 
Price: 29.95 USD

 
 
5 Breaking Free: The Adventures of Tintin

Daniels, J Great Britain Attack International 1999 951426109 Trade paperback

New 

TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 176 p. A reprint of this anarchist hi-jacking of our favorite cartoon hero. Tintin and his companions are agents of the anarchist revolution that takes over England. Composed under Iron Lady Thatcher, it is still valid under Bland Blair. Totally unauthorized by Herge's heirs, of course.Softcover, b&w. 
Price: 10.00 USD

 
6 Che: A Graphic Biography

Rodriguez, Spain, and Buhle, Paul (Editor) Verso 2008 9.78E+12 Illustrated. Trade paperback

New Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 106 p. Contai 

Since his death in 1967, Ernesto Che Guevara has become a universally known revolutionary icon and political figure whose image is among the most recognizable in the world. This dramatic and extensively researched book breathes new life into his story, portraying his struggle through the medium of the underground political comic--one of the most prominent countercultural art forms since the 1960s. Spain Rodriguez's powerful artwork illuminates Che's life and the experiences that shaped him, from his motorcycle journey through Latin America, his rise to prominence as a leader in Fidel Castro's revolutionary movement, his travels in Africa, his involvement in the insurgency that led to his death in Bolivia, and his extraordinary legacy. 
Price: 16.95 USD

 
 
7 Dangerous Woman: A Graphic History of Emma Goldman



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Price: 17.95 USD

 
8 Diario de Oaxaca: A Sketchbook of Two Years in Mexico

Kuper, Peter Hardcover

Brand New 

Painting a vivid, personal portrait of social and political upheaval in Oaxaca, Mexico, this unique memoir employs comics, bilingual essays, photos, and sketches to chronicle the events that unfolded around a teachers' strike and led to a seven-month siege. When award-winning cartoonist Peter Kuper and his wife and daughter moved to the beautiful 16th-century colonial town of Oaxaca in 2006, they planned to spend a quiet year or two enjoying a different culture and taking a break from the U.S. political climate under the Bush administration. What they hadn't counted on was landing in the epicenter of Mexico's biggest political struggle in recent years. Timely and compelling, this extraordinary firsthand account presents a distinct artistic vision of Oaxacan life, from explorations of the beauty of the environment to graphic portrayals of the fight between strikers and government troops that left more than 20 people dead, including American journalist Brad Will. 
Price: 29.95 USD

 
 
9 Disaster & Resistance: Comics & Landscapes for the 21st Century

Tobocman, Seth AK Press 1904859763 / 9781904859765 

New 

"For years now Seth Tobocman has been taking on the powers that be for all of us. He's not slowing down either—check out the contents of this volume." —Harvey Pekar, groundbreaking graphic novelist and author of American Splendor series "I repeatedly tried to get more of Tobocman's work onto our pages, but it was deemed too radical. Tobocman won't compromise his principles for money or fashion." —Jerelle Kraus, former art director at the New York Times "A graphic revelation, an artistic and political document of enormous value in our troubled world." —Paul Buhle, esteemed historian of American radicalism Disaster and Resistance outlines pressing social and political struggles at the dawn of the twenty-first century—from post 9-11 New York City, to Israel and Palestine, to Iraq and New Orleans. Fans of Seth's classic works, You Don't Have to Fuck People Over to Survive, and War in the Neighborhood, will see that his punch has not softened as his new work skewers the individuals and institutions reaping havoc across the globe today. In his bold comic style, Seth chronicles events as they happen, musing not on the chaos of instability and fear, but on the struggle against it. Includes an introduction by Mumia Abu-Jamal. This book is a call to action, so listen up. "Once again Seth Tobocman stares straight into the eye of the storm and casts light on the darkness. His complete command of visual storytelling is perfectly matched by his unwavering ability to dissect and explain the most complex and urgent topics of the day. He brings us a behind-the-scenes view from the frontlines, with heart and clarity, and turns static headlines into flesh and blood realities. When people look back on our history, Seth Tobocman's inspiring comics will provide more insight into this era than a thousand newscasts." —Peter Kuper, author of Speechless Seth Tobocman is one of the founding editors of World War 3 Illustrated, author/illustrator of three collections, an educator,and has shown his work in streets and galleries across the globe—including Exit Art, The Museum of Modern Art, and the New Museum of Contemporary Art. 
Price: 20.00 USD

 
10 Fahrenheit 451: The Authorized Adaptation

Bradbury, Ray & Hamilton, Tim Paperback

Brand New 

Monday burn Millay, Wednesday Whitman, Friday Faulkner, burn 'em to ashes, then burn the ashes. For Guy Montag, a career fireman for whom kerosene is perfume, this is not just an official slogan. It is a mantra, a duty, a way of life in a tightly monitored world where thinking is dangerous and books are forbidden. In 1953, Ray Bradbury envisioned one of the world's most unforgettable dystopian futures, and in Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, the artist Tim Hamilton translates this frightening modern masterpiece into a gorgeously imagined graphic novel. As could only occur with Bradbury's full cooperation in this authorized adaptation, Hamilton has created a striking work of art that uniquely captures Montag's awakening to the evil of government-controlled thought and the inestimable value of philosophy, theology, and literature. Including an original foreword by Ray Bradbury and fully depicting the brilliance and force of his canonic and beloved masterwork, Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 is an exceptional, haunting work of graphic literature. Color. Since the original expounds the importance of valuing and preserving books and knowledge, adapting it into the comics form emphasizes the growth of the medium, as well as its potency across genres and subjects. -Publishers Weekly 
Price: 16.95 USD

 
 
11 Fat Freddy's Cat Omnibus

Shelton, Gilbert Trade Paperback



Fat Freddy's Cat began life as a footnote strip to the Freak Brothers and later appeared in many comics of his own. He is often to be found sleeping on the unfortunate Fat Freddy's head. His constant battles with the never ending army of roaches out for world domination drive him to distraction, as does Fat Freddy's never-ending failure to feed him or empty his kitty litter box. As a result of this, his main hobbies seem to be shredding Fat Freddy's water bed and any other items he can sink his claws into, and finding places to leave surprise poop packages for Freddy to discover. This cat has variously gone travelling to Mexico, saved the world from alien invasion, and worked as a government agent in Washington trying to save the world from the hee hee hee drug. He has 3 nephews of unknown origin. He tends to regard the Freak Brothers with a fair bit of contempt, but despite the odd separation he always seems to hook back up with his inept roomies. Gilbert Shelton is as near as comics have come to producing a natural comedic genius. He is truly one of the greatest and most sublimely funny talents that the comics medium has to offer. -Alan Moore. The fully realised vision of a master storyteller and social critic. -Comics Journal. 
Price: 29.99 USD

 
12 Fighting for G.O.D. (Gold, Oil and Drugs)

Begin, Jeremy & Salk, Lauren 0977795330 / 9780977795338 Trade Paperback

Brand New! 

A comic-book primer to the frightening world in which police state control and war without end are becoming the expected norm. This analysis delves into aspects of the larger framework into which 9/11 fits and scrutinizes the ancestry of the players who transcend commonly accepted liberal/conservative political ideologies. Building on the research of such notables as theologian David Ray Griffin, Michael Rupport, and Anthony Sutton—all of whom have questioned the government’s account of 9/11—this comic-book format analysis examines the Neo Con agenda and its relationship to The New World Order. From the privatized fund-raising system to which politicians are beholden to evidence contradicting the conventional wisdom that the 19 hijackers took our nation by surprise and the widespread suppression of human rights, this book discusses key issues confronting America’s citizenry and steps the populace can take to not only halt but reverse the march towards totalitarianism. 
Price: 9.95 USD

 
 
13 Flood

Drooker, Eric 

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Price: 14.95 USD

 
14 Graphic Witness: Four Wordless Graphic Novels

Masereel, Frans, and Ward, Lynd, and Patri, Giacomo Firefly Books 2007 9.78E+12 Illustrated. Trade paperback

New 

Trade paperback (US). Sewn binding. 423 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. 
Price: 29.95 USD

 
 
15 Important Comics Are Bad

Kelberman, Dina 0984185119 / 9780984185115 Trade Paperback



 Important Comics Are Bad is a collection of the first two years (ish) of this weekly comic in the Baltimore City Paper. 
Price: 14.00 USD

 
16 IMPORTANT COMICS: A COLLECTION OF UNQUESTIONABLE MERIT

Kelberman, Dina 0984185100 / 9780984185108 Trade Paperback



42 pages of Aperiodic Comics and previously unseen or heard of material! Perfect bound, paperback, full-color, a delight for all. 
Price: 12.00 USD

 
 
17 Making Comics: Storytelling Secrets of Comics, Manga and Graphic Novels

McCloud, Scott HarperCollins Publishers 2006 60780940 Illustrated. Trade paperback

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Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 264 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. 
Price: 22.95 USD

 
18 My Troubles with Women

Crumb, Robert Last Gasp 2003 867193743 Trade paperback

New Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. Audience: Gen 

Robert Crumb's talent for uninhibited autobiography shines in this collection of personal stories of sexual and family life, with comics about the women in his life: from casual sex partners to next-door neighbors to his wife and daughter. Revealing both his softer side and filthiest fantasies, this is Crumb at his most vulnerable, with comics that are hilarious, touching, disturbing, sexy, and, as always, unsparingly truthful. Includes I'm Grateful! I'm Grateful! , Aline 'n' Bob, Memories Are Made of This, Uncle Bob's Mid-Life Crisis, Footsy, My Troubles With Women, My Troubles With Women Part 2, Aline 'n' Bob in Our Lovely Home, More Good Clean Fun with the Crumb Family, and the infamous If I Were a King. 
Price: 16.95 USD

 
 
19 Palestine

Sacco, Joe Trade Paperback

Brand New! 

Based on several months of research and an extended visit to the West Bank and Gaza Strip in the early 1990s (where he conducted over 100 interviews with Palestinians and Jews), Palestine was the first major comics work of political and historical nonfiction by Sacco, whose name has since become synonymous with this graphic form of New Journalism. Like his Safe Area Gorazde, Palestine has been favorably compared to the Pulitzer Prize-winning Maus, by art spiegelman, for its ability to brilliantly navigate such socially and politically-sensitive subject matter within the confines of the comic book medium. Sacco has often been called the first comic book journalist, and he is certainly the best. 
Price: 24.95 USD

 
20 R. Crumb Draws the Blues

Crumb, Robert Last Gasp 1993 867194014 Trade paperback

New Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. Audience: Gen 

The collected music-related stories from Zap, Arcade, Raw, Weirdo and other comics. 
Price: 16.95 USD

 
 
21 R. Crumb's America

Crumb, Robert, and Howard, John Last Gasp 1996 867194308 Trade paperback

New Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 64 p. Audienc 

Collecting his political drawings and another series of thematic anthologies from the Grand Master of modern comix. From the right-on 60s and 70s to the bitterness and disillusion of the 80s and ending with the futility of fighting the all powerful system, Crumb covers a variety of political attitudes while retaining his anti-Establishment opinions. 
Price: 19.95 USD

 
22 Reinventing Comics

McCloud, Scott 

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Price: 22.95 USD

 
 
23 Relax

Kelberman, Dina Pamphlet



12 page one-shot about certain personal problems i.e. I am uptight. My first foray into long-running narrative! 
Price: 7.50 USD

 
24 Sandman: Preludes and Nocturns

Gaiman, Neil 

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Price: 19.99 USD

 
 
25 Sticks and Stones

Kuper, Peter Trade Paperback

Brand New! 

In a barren landscape, an empire is about to rise and an epic struggle is about to unfold. This earth-shaking tale is illuminated without a single word. Peter Kuper has created a picture story of epic proportions, an intricate tale of birth and death, war and peace, the rise of an empire and the consequences of hubris, artfully told without a single word. It is as elemental as hieroglyphics, a timeless story for all ages and a cautionary tale for our present-day world. A Bush-era parable so beautiful, simple, and lucid that it could be understood and enjoyed by anyone, regardless of nationality... Highly recommended. -Alan Moore 
Price: 13.95 USD

 
26 Students for a Democratic Society: A Graphic History

Pekar, Harvey, and Buhle, Paul (Editor) Hill & Wang 2008 809095394 Illustrated. Hard cover

New Glued binding. Paper over boards. With dust jacket Dumm, Gary 

The history of SDS as you've never seen it before. In 1962 at a United Auto Workers' camp in Michigan, Students for a Democratic Society held its historic convention and prepared the famous Port Huron Statement, drafted by Tom Hayden. This statement, criticizing the U.S. government's failure to pursue international peace or address domestic inequality, became the organization's manifesto. Its last convention was held in 1969 in Chicago, where, collapsing under the weight of its notoriety and popularity, it shattered into myriad factions. Through brilliant art and they were there dialogue, famed graphic novelist Harvey Pekar, gifted artist Gary Dumm, and renowned historian Paul Buhle illustrate the tumultuous decade that first defined and then was defined by the men and women who gathered under the SDS banner. This book captures the idealism and activism that drove a generation of young Americans to believe that even one person's actions can help transform the world. 
Price: 22.00 USD

 
 
27 The Art of Herge, Inventor of Tintin

Goddin, Philippe Hardcover

Brand New 

The first in a three-volume series, The Art of Herge presents a selection of Herge's outstanding, often unpublished, drawings showing the diversity of his work and offering the reader a view of the range of his talent. Georges Remi, better known as Herge, the creator of Tintin & Snowy, was born a century ago. He left us an exceptional legacy, at the center of which was Tintin, but also included much other work besides Tintin's cartoon adventures. From generation to generation the popularity of his creation has carried on and been extended, to such a degree that whatever their age, many readers feel they have grown up with Tintin. This first volume of The Art of Herge covers the years 1907 to 1937, during which the range of Herge's drawing is evident: his childhood and schoolboy sketches, the first published drawings, his burgeoning work as an illustrator and graphic designer, the advertisements, occasional paintings and, of course, the comics for which he became famous. One witnesses his development as a young and successful artist with the promise of further achievements to come. From his childhood onwards, we can judge the range of his talent from the vast number of drawings Herge produced. The prolific output of the master of the clear line included advertisements, comic strips, illustrations, fashion designs and caricatures. In this series, Herge's work is presented in chronological order, with many high-quality reproductions of the art. The artwork is accompanied by concise commentary, allowing us a closer look into the artist's daily routine and output. 
Price: 39.95 USD

 
28 The Boondocks: Because I Know You Don't Read the Newspaper

McGruder, Aaron Andrews McMeel Publishing 2000 740706098 Trade paperback

New Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 128 p. Contai 

From his strip's debut in daily papers, McGruder already seemed to have hit his stride, finding the right combination of winning characters, effective gags, and story lines that didn't shy away from racial issues and other political material. -The Onion 
Price: 12.99 USD

 
 
29 The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers Omnibus: Every Freak Brothers Story Rolled into One Bumper Package

Shelton, Gilbert Knockabout Comics 2008 861661591 Trade paperback

New 

Presenting the definitive collection of the classic underground comic strip that has been published in 15 languages, inspired countless items of merchandise, and racked up worldwide sales of over 40 million copies! The Freak Brothers are timeless clowns, and it s Shelton s mastery of satire and slapstick, silly punchlines, and the traditional simple forms of humor at the heart of these tripped-out cartoons which have kept them fresh and mirthful for 40 years. Soon to be an animated feature film! 624 pages, includes every Freak Brothers Story rolled into one bumper package. 
Price: 34.95 USD

 
30 The Real Cost of Prisons Comix

Ahrens, Lois (Editor), and Wilson Gilmore, Ruth (Introduction by), and Gilmore, Craig (Contributions by) PM Press 2008 9.78E+12 Trade paperback

New Pyle, Kevin, and Jones, Sabrina, and Willmarth, Susan 

One out of every hundred adults in the U.S. is in prison. This book provides a crash course in what drives mass incarceration, the human and community costs, and how to stop the numbers from going even higher. This volume collects the three comic books published by the Real Cost of Prisons Project. The stories and statistical information in each comic book is thoroughly researched and documented. 
Price: 12.95 USD

 
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