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About Dogs

Hereville

The Night Bookmobile

978-0-8109-8361-8 • US$16.95/CAN$18.95

Barry Deutsch

978-0-8109-9617-5 • US$19.95/CAN$23.95

How Mirka Got Her Sword

George Booth | Introduction: Bill Cosby

Audrey Niffenegger

978-0-8109-8422-6 • US$15.95/CAN$18.95 • hardcover 978-1-4197-0619-6 • US$9.95/CAN$10.95 • trade paperback • e

Angry Little Girls Lela Lee

978-0-8109-5868-5 • US$16.95/CAN$18.95 • e

The Horror! The Horror!

Angry Little Girls in Love

Jim Trombetta | Introduction: R. L. Stine

R. Crumb’s Heroes of Blues, Jazz & Country

Illustrations: R. Crumb | Introduction: Terry Zwigoff

Comic Books the Government Didn’t Want You to Read!

978-0-8109-3086-5 • US$21.95/CAN$24.95 • e includes bonus 21-song cd

978-0-8109-5595-0 • US$29.95/CAN$35.95 includes bonus dvd

Lela Lee

978-0-8109-7275-9 • US$16.95/CAN$18.95 • e

Secret Identity

The Fetish Art of Superman’s Co-creator Joe Shuster

Jerry Robinson

Archie Marries . . .

Craig Yoe | Introduction: Stan Lee

978-0-8109-9634-2 • US$27.50/CAN$31.50

Ambassador of Comics

Michael Uslan, Stan Goldberg, and Bob Smith Introduction: Danica McKellar

N. C. Christopher Couch Introduction: Pete Hamill | Foreword: Dennis O'Neil

978-0-8109-9620-5 • US$24.95/CAN$29.95 includes bonus comic book

Shazam!

978-0-8109-7764-8 • US$35.00/CAN$42.00

The Golden Age of the World’s Mightiest Mortal Chip Kidd and Geoff Spear | DC Comics

Johnny Cash

Art in Time

978-0-8109-9596-3 • US$35.00/CAN$42.00

I See a Darkness

Unknown Comic Book Adventures, 1940–1980

Reinhard Kleist

The Simpsons Futurama Crossover Crisis

978-0-8109-8463-9 • US$17.95/CAN$23.50

Dan Nadel

978-0-8109-8824-8 • US$40.00/CAN$51.99

Matt Groening | Edited by Bill Morrison

Kirby

The Art of Harvey Kurtzman

978-0-8109-8837-8 • US$24.95/CAN$27.95 includes bonus comic book

King of Comics

The Mad Genius of Comics

Build Your

Mark Evanier | Introduction: Neil Gaiman 978-0-8109-9447-8 • US$45.00/CAN$52.00 • e

Denis Kitchen and Paul Buhle Introduction: Harry Shearer

978-0-8109-7296-4 • US$45.00/CAN$52.00 • e

Still Angry Little Girls Lela Lee

978-0-8109-4915-7 • US$14.95/CAN$17.95 • e

Krazy Kat

The Art of Jaime Hernandez

The Comic Art of George Herriman

Todd Hignite | Introduction: Alison Bechdel

978-0-8109-9185-9 • US$22.50/CAN$25.50

Patrick McDonnell, Karen O’Connell, and Georgia Riley de Havenon

The Secrets of Life and Death

978-0-8109-9570-3 • US$40.00/CAN$51.99 • e

Tall Tales

Al Jaffee | Introduction: Stephen Colbert 978-0-8109-7272-8 • US$16.95/CAN$18.95 • e

The Laugh-Out-Loud Cats Sell Out

The Art of Osamu Tezuka God of Manga

978-0-8109-9571-0 • US$12.95/CAN$14.50

978-0-8109-8249-9 • US$40.00/CAN$51.99 includes bonus dvd documentary

Edited: Art Spiegelman and Françoise Mouly Introduction: Jon Scieszka 978-0-8109-5730-5 • US$40.00/CAN$49.95 • e

Love Is . . . Kim Casali

Art Out of Time

Underground Classics

978-0-8109-4940-9 • US$15.95/CAN$17.95

Unknown Comics Visionaries, 1900–1969

The Transformation of Comics into Comix

Dan Nadel

978-0-8109-5838-8 • US$45.00/CAN$52.00

Library

The TOON Treasury of Classic Children’s Comics

Adam Koford | Introduction: John Hodgman

Helen McCarthy | Foreword: Katsuhiro Otomo

Love Is . . . a Wild Ride

978-0-8109-0598-6 • US$32.50/CAN$37.50

Y’r daddy planted that apple tree th’ day we met.

Kim Casali

Death by Laughter

978-0-8109-5791-6 • US$15.95/CAN$17.95

Harry Bliss Introduction: Christopher Guest

Wacky Packages

The Topps Company, Inc. Introduction: Art Spiegelman | Afterword: Jay Lynch

Love Is . . . All Around

978-0-8109-7084-7 • US$16.95/CAN$18.95

2012

James Danky and Denis Kitchen

978-0-8109-9531-4 • US$19.95/NCR • e includes 4 limited-edition stickers

Kim Casali

978-0-8109-7839-3 • US$15.95/CAN$18.95

Dread & Superficiality Woody Allen as Comic Strip

Wacky Packages

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Written and illustrated: Stuart Hample Introduction: R. Buckminster Fuller 978-0-8109-5742-8 • US$35.00/CAN$45.50

978-0-8109-9522-2 • US$27.50/CAN$31.50

Erotic Comics

Manga Kamishibai

A Graphic History from Tijuana Bibles to Undergound Comix

978-0-8109-8838-5 • US$19.95/NCR • e includes 4 limited-edition stickers

Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow?

Eric P. Nash | Introduction: Frederik L. Schodt 978-0-8109-5303-1 • US$35.00/CAN$45.50 • e

978-0-8109-9515-4 • US$31.95/CAN$36.95

Brian Fies

978-0-8109-9636-6 • US$24.95/CAN$27.50 • e

Meanwhile

Winsor McCay

Jason Shiga

Erotic Comics 2

Mom’s Cancer Brian Fies

978-0-8109-7277-3 • US$31.95/CAN$36.95

Wordless Books

978-0-8109-7107-3 • US$14.95/CAN$16.95 • e

The Golden Age of DC Comics

The Original Graphic Novels David A. Beronä | Introduction: Peter Kuper 978-0-8109-9469-0 • US$37.50/CAN$42.50 • e

Nat Turner

365 Days

Kyle Baker

Les Daniels, Chip Kidd, and Geoff Spear

978-0-8109-7227-8 • US$14.95/CAN$16.95 • e

978-0-8109-4969-0 • US$32.50/CAN$37.50

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John Canemaker | Foreword: Maurice Sendak 978-0-8109-5941-5 • US$45.00/CAN$63.00

Tim Pilcher with Gene Kannenberg, Jr. Foreword: Alan Moore

Graphic Novels

His Life and Art

978-0-8109-8423-3 • US$15.95/CAN$17.95 app available on itunes

A Graphic History from the Liberated ’70s to the Internet

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The Art of Japanese Paper Theater

Tim Pilcher with Gene Kannenberg, Jr. Foreword: Aline Kominsky-Crumb

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Garbage Pail Kids The Topps Company Introduction: Art Spiegelman Afterword: John Pound 978-1-4197-0270-9  •  US$19.95 / CAN$21.95 206 illustrations •  224 pages 5 ½ x 7 1/8"  •  hardcover with wax jacket  • e includes 4 limited-edition stickers

An inspired collaboration between avantgarde cartoonists and humorists including Art Spiegelman, Mark Newgarden, John Pound, Tom Bunk, and Jay Lynch. This first-ever compilation of Series 1 through Series 5 from 1985 and 1986 celebrates this pop-culture phenomenon, and includes images of all 206 rare and hard-to-find stickers, plus four limited-edition, previously unreleased bonus stickers.

Graphic Novels The Carter Family Don’t Forget This Song

Frank M. Young and David Lasky 978-0-8109-8836-1  •  US$24.95 / CAN$27.95 177 full-color illustrations  •  192 pages 6 ½ x 9 ½"  •  hardcover  • e includes original audio cd AVAILABLE OCTOBER

Economix

How Our Economy Works (and Doesn’t Work), in Words and Pictures

Mars Attacks

“Frank Young and David Lasky have spun a work of visual music that will replay in your head and heart well after you've finished reading it.” —Art Spiegelman

The Topps Company Introduction: Len Brown Afterword: Zina Saunders

An original graphic novel about the Carter Family—the first superstar group of country music—who made hundreds of recordings and sold millions of records. Its dynamic narrative is pure Americana.

978-1-4197-0409-3  •  US$19.95/ CAN$21.95 200 illustrations  •  224 pages 5 ½ x 7 1/8"  •  hardcover with wax jacket  • e includes 4 limited-edition trading cards AVAILABLE OCTOBER

The Art of Daniel Clowes

AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER

Gonzo

A Graphic Biography of Hunter S. Thompson Will Bingley & Anthony Hope-Smith Foreword: Alan Rinzler 978-1-4197-0242-6  •  US$17.95 / CAN$19.95 black-and-white illustrations throughout 180 pages  •  6 ½ x 9 ¼"  •  paperback

My Friend Dahmer Derf Backderf 978-1-4197-0216-7  •  US$24.95 / CAN$27.95 180 two-color illustrations 224 pages  •  6 x 9 ¼"  •  hardcover with jacket 978-1-4197-0217-4   •  US$17.95 / CAN$19.95 224 pages  •  6 x 9 ¼"  •  paperback with f laps  • e teacher's guide available online

Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow? Brian Fies 978-1-4197-0441-3  •  US$14.95 / CAN$16.95 200 color illustrations  •  208 pages 6 5 /8 x 10 3 /16"  •  paperback with f laps  • e AVAILABLE AUGUST

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Modern Cartoonist

Edited by Alvin Buenaventura Introduction: George Meyer

transforms “the dismal science” of economics into a fun, fact-filled story, making it the essential guide to understanding the economy.

978-1-4197-0208-2  •  US$40.00 / CAN$45.00 300 color illustrations  •  224 pages 9 ¼ x 12"  •  hardcover with jacket  • e

Out of Line

The great American writer, the great American iconoclast, the great American hedonist—however you choose to view him, Hunter S. Thompson remains the high-water mark for all social commentators worldwide and a truly fearless champion of individual liberties. This is his story, the story of a troubled kid from Louisville who went on to become an international literary icon.

The Art of Jules Feiffer Martha Fay Introduction: Leonard S. Marcus 978-1-4197-0066-8  •  US$40.00/ CAN$45.00 300 illustrations  •  224 pages 11 ¼ x 10 ½"  •  hardcover with jacket  • e AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 2013

Explorer

The Mystery Boxes

You only think you know this story. In My Friend Dahmer, a haunting and original graphic novel, writer-artist Derf Backderf offers an insightful portrait of a disturbed young man struggling against the morbid urges emanating from the deep recesses of his psyche.

Edited by Kazu Kibuishi 978-1-4197-0009-5  •  US$10.95 / CAN$11.95 full-color illustrations  •  128 pages 6 x 9"  •  paperback 978-1-4197-0010-1  •  US$19.95 / CAN$21.95 full-color illustrations  •  128 pages 6 x 9"  •  hardcover

Hereville

“A hopelessly optimistic moon-age daydream.” —Village Voice Now in paperback, this award-winning graphic novel tells the story of a boy’s relationship with his father, spanning the period from the 1939 World’s Fair to the last Apollo space mission in 1975.

How Mirka Met a Meteorite Barry Deutsch 978-1-4197-0398-0  •  US$16.95 / CAN$18.95 full-color illustrations throughout 128 pages  •  6 x 9"  •  hardcover  • e Winner of the Eugene M. Emme Astronautical Literature Award!

AVAILABLE NOVEMBER

Richard L. Graham | Foreword: Sid Jacobson

Jason Shiga

978-1-4197-0078-7  •  US$29.95 / CAN$32.95 300 color illustrations  •  304 pages 7 ¾ x 10 ¾"  •  flexibound paperback with flaps includes code for exclusive digital content

978-0-8109-9747-9  •  US$17.95 / CAN$21.95 two-color illustrations throughout  •  144 pages 6 ¼ x 8"  •  hardcover  • e  

Earnest, informational, and kitschy, this outstanding collection of government-commissioned comics covers every aspect of American life and is the ultimate comics vox populi.

PS Magazine

The Best of The Preventive Maintenance Monthly Will Eisner | Preface: Ann Eisner Overview: Eddie Campbell Intro: General Peter J. Schoomaker, USA (Retired)

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The missing link between Eisner’s comic books and his more mature graphic novels.

The first monograph on the award-winning, New York Times–bestselling cartoonist Dan Clowes, author of Mister Wonderful and Ghost World, compiled with his complete cooperation. It includes all of Clowes’s best-known illustrations, as well as rare and previously unpublished work, all reproduced from the original art, and also features essays by noted contributors such as Chip Kidd, Chris Ware, and Kristine McKenna.

“Jules Feiffer is not only an Academy Award– winning filmmaker, but a Pulitzer Prize winner, a playwright, a teacher, a children's book author and illustrator, and a screenwriter. He is also one of the greatest cartoonists working today.” —Robert Osborne, host, Turner Classic Movies The long-awaited monograph, providing a revealing glimpse into the beloved artist’s creative process and his role as America’s foremost Renaissance man.

Kids “One of the most thought-provoking comics released in a long time.” —Slate magazine

A Love Story (or Not)

Comics for the People, 1940s–2000s

978-0-8109-9748-6  •  US$21.95/ CAN$24.95 270 color illustrations  •  272 pages 5 5/8 x 7 7/8"  •  hardcover with rounded corners  •

The Art of Comics

“An amazing lesson in true-world economics! Delightfully presented, powerful, insightful, and important information! What a fun way to fathom a deep and often dark subject!” —John Perkins, author of Hoodwinked

Michael Goodwin | Illustrations: Dan E. Burr Foreword: David Bach With clear, witty writing and quirky, accessible Introduction: Joel Bakan art, this important and timely graphic novel 978-0-8109-8839-2  •  US$19.95 / CAN$21.95 280 black-and-white illustrations  •  304 pages 6 ½ x 9 ¼"  •  paperback with f laps  • e

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Mars Attacks, this comprehensive book is the first-ever compilation of the infamous science-fiction trading card series produced by Topps in 1962. Edgy, subversive, and darkly comedic, this over-the-top series depicting a Martian invasion of Earth continues to win new generations of fans. Includes 4 exclusive limited-edition trading cards.

Empire State

Government Issue

Funny, fantastic, spooky, and suspenseful, each of these seven unique and beautifully illustrated short graphic works revolves around a central theme: a mysterious box and the marvels—or mayhem—inside. Artists include middle school favorites Kazu Kibuishi (Flight, Amulet), Raina Telgemeier (Smile), and Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy).

The Someday Funnies Michel Choquette | Foreword: Jeet Heer Introduction: Robert Greenfield

praise for hereville: how mirka got her sword

“Utterly ingenious.”

—Kirkus, starred review

“Without a doubt, the best graphic novel of 2010 for kids. Bar none.” —School Library Journal, starred review

Bold storytelling and sly pokes at popular culture blend seamlessly in Jason Shiga’s quirky comedy about the vagaries of love and friendship.

Fairy Tales for Angry Little Girls Lela Lee 978-0-8109-9593-2  •  US$17.95 / CAN$21.95 color illustrations throughout 168 pages  •  7 ⅛ x 9 ½"  •  hardcover  • e The fourth book in the successful Angry Little Girls series, this clever collection of new comics proves that there’s an angry little girl inside of everyone.

Cats, Dogs, Men, Women, Ninnies & Clowns The Lost Art of William Steig

978-0-8109-9618-2  •  US$55.00 / CAN$62.00 200 color illustrations  •  216 pages 11 ½ x 15 ½"  •  hardcover with jacket

Jeanne Steig | Introduction: Roz Chast Afterword: Jules Feiffer

The legendary anthology of comic strips from the early 1970s, which includes 129 previously unpublished strips by 169 writers and artists such as Harvey Kurtzman, Jack Kirby, Tom Wolfe, and Art Spiegelman.

978-0-8109-9577-2  •  US$40.00 / CAN$45.00 450 color illustrations  •  352 pages 7 ½ x 10 ¼"  •  hardcover  • e

Yiddishkeit

The Comics

Jewish Vernacular and the New Land

The Complete Collection

Harvey Pekar and Paul Buhle Introduction: Neal Gabler

Brian Walker

978-0-8109-9749-3  •  US$29.95/ CAN$32.95 180 color illustrations  •  240 pages 6 5/8 x 10 3/16"  •  hardcover with jacket  • e With original stories by notable writers and artists such as Barry Deutsch and Peter Kuper, Yiddishkeit traces the influence of Yiddish from medieval Europe to the tenements of New York.

Page by Paige The eagerly anticipated sequel to the awardwinning graphic novel about a wisecracking, sword-wielding Orthodox Jewish heroine who fights monsters.

“Funny, sweet, geeky and affecting, and definitely worth a read.” —Wired.com

Laura Lee Gulledge 978-0-8109-9721-9  •  US$18.95 / CAN$22.95 black-and-white illustrations throughout 144 pages  •  6 ½ x 9"  •  hardcover with jacket  • e Paige Turner has just moved to New York with her family, and she’s having trouble adjusting to the big city. In the pages of her sketchbook, she tries to make sense of her new life, including trying out her secret identity: artist.

More than 450 never-before-published cartoons by William Steig, the beloved New Yorker cartoonist and award-winning children’s book author.

978-0-8109-9595-6  •  US$40.00 / CAN$48.00 1,322 illustrations  •  672 pages 9 ¼ x 12 ½"  •  hardcover with jacket Organized by decade, with biographical profiles and analysis of the different genres, The Comics is a graphically stunning, definitive survey of American newspaper comics.

Krazy Kat & the Art of George Herriman A Celebration

Craig Yoe | Appreciation: Bill Watterson 978-0-8109-9594-9  •  US$29.95 / CAN$35.95 200 color illustrations  •  176 pages 9 x 12 ¼"  •  hardcover  • e This tribute to one of the most influential and innovative comic strips of all time—and its celebrated creator—features rare art, memorabilia, and seminal essays by Gilbert Seldes and e. e. cummings.

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ABRAMS is known, while defining the medium of comics and comics art for generations to come. We are proud to present our new titles for 2012, as well as our award-winning backlist.

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Garbage Pail Kids The Topps Company Introduction: Art Spiegelman Afterword: John Pound 978-1-4197-0270-9  •  US$19.95 / CAN$21.95 206 illustrations •  224 pages 5 ½ x 7 1/8"  •  hardcover with wax jacket  • e includes 4 limited-edition stickers

An inspired collaboration between avantgarde cartoonists and humorists including Art Spiegelman, Mark Newgarden, John Pound, Tom Bunk, and Jay Lynch. This first-ever compilation of Series 1 through Series 5 from 1985 and 1986 celebrates this pop-culture phenomenon, and includes images of all 206 rare and hard-to-find stickers, plus four limited-edition, previously unreleased bonus stickers.

Graphic Novels The Carter Family Don’t Forget This Song

Frank M. Young and David Lasky 978-0-8109-8836-1  •  US$24.95 / CAN$27.95 177 full-color illustrations  •  192 pages 6 ½ x 9 ½"  •  hardcover  • e includes original audio cd AVAILABLE OCTOBER

Economix

How Our Economy Works (and Doesn’t Work), in Words and Pictures

Mars Attacks

“Frank Young and David Lasky have spun a work of visual music that will replay in your head and heart well after you've finished reading it.” —Art Spiegelman

The Topps Company Introduction: Len Brown Afterword: Zina Saunders

An original graphic novel about the Carter Family—the first superstar group of country music—who made hundreds of recordings and sold millions of records. Its dynamic narrative is pure Americana.

978-1-4197-0409-3  •  US$19.95/ CAN$21.95 200 illustrations  •  224 pages 5 ½ x 7 1/8"  •  hardcover with wax jacket  • e includes 4 limited-edition trading cards AVAILABLE OCTOBER

The Art of Daniel Clowes

AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER

Gonzo

A Graphic Biography of Hunter S. Thompson Will Bingley & Anthony Hope-Smith Foreword: Alan Rinzler 978-1-4197-0242-6  •  US$17.95 / CAN$19.95 black-and-white illustrations throughout 180 pages  •  6 ½ x 9 ¼"  •  paperback

My Friend Dahmer Derf Backderf 978-1-4197-0216-7  •  US$24.95 / CAN$27.95 180 two-color illustrations 224 pages  •  6 x 9 ¼"  •  hardcover with jacket 978-1-4197-0217-4   •  US$17.95 / CAN$19.95 224 pages  •  6 x 9 ¼"  •  paperback with f laps  • e teacher's guide available online

Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow? Brian Fies 978-1-4197-0441-3  •  US$14.95 / CAN$16.95 200 color illustrations  •  208 pages 6 5 /8 x 10 3 /16"  •  paperback with f laps  • e AVAILABLE AUGUST

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Modern Cartoonist

Edited by Alvin Buenaventura Introduction: George Meyer

transforms “the dismal science” of economics into a fun, fact-filled story, making it the essential guide to understanding the economy.

978-1-4197-0208-2  •  US$40.00 / CAN$45.00 300 color illustrations  •  224 pages 9 ¼ x 12"  •  hardcover with jacket  • e

Out of Line

The great American writer, the great American iconoclast, the great American hedonist—however you choose to view him, Hunter S. Thompson remains the high-water mark for all social commentators worldwide and a truly fearless champion of individual liberties. This is his story, the story of a troubled kid from Louisville who went on to become an international literary icon.

The Art of Jules Feiffer Martha Fay Introduction: Leonard S. Marcus 978-1-4197-0066-8  •  US$40.00/ CAN$45.00 300 illustrations  •  224 pages 11 ¼ x 10 ½"  •  hardcover with jacket  • e AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 2013

Explorer

The Mystery Boxes

You only think you know this story. In My Friend Dahmer, a haunting and original graphic novel, writer-artist Derf Backderf offers an insightful portrait of a disturbed young man struggling against the morbid urges emanating from the deep recesses of his psyche.

Edited by Kazu Kibuishi 978-1-4197-0009-5  •  US$10.95 / CAN$11.95 full-color illustrations  •  128 pages 6 x 9"  •  paperback 978-1-4197-0010-1  •  US$19.95 / CAN$21.95 full-color illustrations  •  128 pages 6 x 9"  •  hardcover

Hereville

“A hopelessly optimistic moon-age daydream.” —Village Voice Now in paperback, this award-winning graphic novel tells the story of a boy’s relationship with his father, spanning the period from the 1939 World’s Fair to the last Apollo space mission in 1975.

How Mirka Met a Meteorite Barry Deutsch 978-1-4197-0398-0  •  US$16.95 / CAN$18.95 full-color illustrations throughout 128 pages  •  6 x 9"  •  hardcover  • e Winner of the Eugene M. Emme Astronautical Literature Award!

AVAILABLE NOVEMBER

Richard L. Graham | Foreword: Sid Jacobson

Jason Shiga

978-1-4197-0078-7  •  US$29.95 / CAN$32.95 300 color illustrations  •  304 pages 7 ¾ x 10 ¾"  •  flexibound paperback with flaps includes code for exclusive digital content

978-0-8109-9747-9  •  US$17.95 / CAN$21.95 two-color illustrations throughout  •  144 pages 6 ¼ x 8"  •  hardcover  • e  

Earnest, informational, and kitschy, this outstanding collection of government-commissioned comics covers every aspect of American life and is the ultimate comics vox populi.

PS Magazine

The Best of The Preventive Maintenance Monthly Will Eisner | Preface: Ann Eisner Overview: Eddie Campbell Intro: General Peter J. Schoomaker, USA (Retired)

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The missing link between Eisner’s comic books and his more mature graphic novels.

The first monograph on the award-winning, New York Times–bestselling cartoonist Dan Clowes, author of Mister Wonderful and Ghost World, compiled with his complete cooperation. It includes all of Clowes’s best-known illustrations, as well as rare and previously unpublished work, all reproduced from the original art, and also features essays by noted contributors such as Chip Kidd, Chris Ware, and Kristine McKenna.

“Jules Feiffer is not only an Academy Award– winning filmmaker, but a Pulitzer Prize winner, a playwright, a teacher, a children's book author and illustrator, and a screenwriter. He is also one of the greatest cartoonists working today.” —Robert Osborne, host, Turner Classic Movies The long-awaited monograph, providing a revealing glimpse into the beloved artist’s creative process and his role as America’s foremost Renaissance man.

Kids “One of the most thought-provoking comics released in a long time.” —Slate magazine

A Love Story (or Not)

Comics for the People, 1940s–2000s

978-0-8109-9748-6  •  US$21.95/ CAN$24.95 270 color illustrations  •  272 pages 5 5/8 x 7 7/8"  •  hardcover with rounded corners  •

The Art of Comics

“An amazing lesson in true-world economics! Delightfully presented, powerful, insightful, and important information! What a fun way to fathom a deep and often dark subject!” —John Perkins, author of Hoodwinked

Michael Goodwin | Illustrations: Dan E. Burr Foreword: David Bach With clear, witty writing and quirky, accessible Introduction: Joel Bakan art, this important and timely graphic novel 978-0-8109-8839-2  •  US$19.95 / CAN$21.95 280 black-and-white illustrations  •  304 pages 6 ½ x 9 ¼"  •  paperback with f laps  • e

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Mars Attacks, this comprehensive book is the first-ever compilation of the infamous science-fiction trading card series produced by Topps in 1962. Edgy, subversive, and darkly comedic, this over-the-top series depicting a Martian invasion of Earth continues to win new generations of fans. Includes 4 exclusive limited-edition trading cards.

Empire State

Government Issue

Funny, fantastic, spooky, and suspenseful, each of these seven unique and beautifully illustrated short graphic works revolves around a central theme: a mysterious box and the marvels—or mayhem—inside. Artists include middle school favorites Kazu Kibuishi (Flight, Amulet), Raina Telgemeier (Smile), and Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy).

The Someday Funnies Michel Choquette | Foreword: Jeet Heer Introduction: Robert Greenfield

praise for hereville: how mirka got her sword

“Utterly ingenious.”

—Kirkus, starred review

“Without a doubt, the best graphic novel of 2010 for kids. Bar none.” —School Library Journal, starred review

Bold storytelling and sly pokes at popular culture blend seamlessly in Jason Shiga’s quirky comedy about the vagaries of love and friendship.

Fairy Tales for Angry Little Girls Lela Lee 978-0-8109-9593-2  •  US$17.95 / CAN$21.95 color illustrations throughout 168 pages  •  7 ⅛ x 9 ½"  •  hardcover  • e The fourth book in the successful Angry Little Girls series, this clever collection of new comics proves that there’s an angry little girl inside of everyone.

Cats, Dogs, Men, Women, Ninnies & Clowns The Lost Art of William Steig

978-0-8109-9618-2  •  US$55.00 / CAN$62.00 200 color illustrations  •  216 pages 11 ½ x 15 ½"  •  hardcover with jacket

Jeanne Steig | Introduction: Roz Chast Afterword: Jules Feiffer

The legendary anthology of comic strips from the early 1970s, which includes 129 previously unpublished strips by 169 writers and artists such as Harvey Kurtzman, Jack Kirby, Tom Wolfe, and Art Spiegelman.

978-0-8109-9577-2  •  US$40.00 / CAN$45.00 450 color illustrations  •  352 pages 7 ½ x 10 ¼"  •  hardcover  • e

Yiddishkeit

The Comics

Jewish Vernacular and the New Land

The Complete Collection

Harvey Pekar and Paul Buhle Introduction: Neal Gabler

Brian Walker

978-0-8109-9749-3  •  US$29.95/ CAN$32.95 180 color illustrations  •  240 pages 6 5/8 x 10 3/16"  •  hardcover with jacket  • e With original stories by notable writers and artists such as Barry Deutsch and Peter Kuper, Yiddishkeit traces the influence of Yiddish from medieval Europe to the tenements of New York.

Page by Paige The eagerly anticipated sequel to the awardwinning graphic novel about a wisecracking, sword-wielding Orthodox Jewish heroine who fights monsters.

“Funny, sweet, geeky and affecting, and definitely worth a read.” —Wired.com

Laura Lee Gulledge 978-0-8109-9721-9  •  US$18.95 / CAN$22.95 black-and-white illustrations throughout 144 pages  •  6 ½ x 9"  •  hardcover with jacket  • e Paige Turner has just moved to New York with her family, and she’s having trouble adjusting to the big city. In the pages of her sketchbook, she tries to make sense of her new life, including trying out her secret identity: artist.

More than 450 never-before-published cartoons by William Steig, the beloved New Yorker cartoonist and award-winning children’s book author.

978-0-8109-9595-6  •  US$40.00 / CAN$48.00 1,322 illustrations  •  672 pages 9 ¼ x 12 ½"  •  hardcover with jacket Organized by decade, with biographical profiles and analysis of the different genres, The Comics is a graphically stunning, definitive survey of American newspaper comics.

Krazy Kat & the Art of George Herriman A Celebration

Craig Yoe | Appreciation: Bill Watterson 978-0-8109-9594-9  •  US$29.95 / CAN$35.95 200 color illustrations  •  176 pages 9 x 12 ¼"  •  hardcover  • e This tribute to one of the most influential and innovative comic strips of all time—and its celebrated creator—features rare art, memorabilia, and seminal essays by Gilbert Seldes and e. e. cummings.

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Garbage Pail Kids The Topps Company Introduction: Art Spiegelman Afterword: John Pound 978-1-4197-0270-9  •  US$19.95 / CAN$21.95 206 illustrations •  224 pages 5 ½ x 7 1/8"  •  hardcover with wax jacket  • e includes 4 limited-edition stickers

An inspired collaboration between avantgarde cartoonists and humorists including Art Spiegelman, Mark Newgarden, John Pound, Tom Bunk, and Jay Lynch. This first-ever compilation of Series 1 through Series 5 from 1985 and 1986 celebrates this pop-culture phenomenon, and includes images of all 206 rare and hard-to-find stickers, plus four limited-edition, previously unreleased bonus stickers.

Graphic Novels The Carter Family Don’t Forget This Song

Frank M. Young and David Lasky 978-0-8109-8836-1  •  US$24.95 / CAN$27.95 177 full-color illustrations  •  192 pages 6 ½ x 9 ½"  •  hardcover  • e includes original audio cd AVAILABLE OCTOBER

Economix

How Our Economy Works (and Doesn’t Work), in Words and Pictures

Mars Attacks

“Frank Young and David Lasky have spun a work of visual music that will replay in your head and heart well after you've finished reading it.” —Art Spiegelman

The Topps Company Introduction: Len Brown Afterword: Zina Saunders

An original graphic novel about the Carter Family—the first superstar group of country music—who made hundreds of recordings and sold millions of records. Its dynamic narrative is pure Americana.

978-1-4197-0409-3  •  US$19.95/ CAN$21.95 200 illustrations  •  224 pages 5 ½ x 7 1/8"  •  hardcover with wax jacket  • e includes 4 limited-edition trading cards AVAILABLE OCTOBER

The Art of Daniel Clowes

AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER

Gonzo

A Graphic Biography of Hunter S. Thompson Will Bingley & Anthony Hope-Smith Foreword: Alan Rinzler 978-1-4197-0242-6  •  US$17.95 / CAN$19.95 black-and-white illustrations throughout 180 pages  •  6 ½ x 9 ¼"  •  paperback

My Friend Dahmer Derf Backderf 978-1-4197-0216-7  •  US$24.95 / CAN$27.95 180 two-color illustrations 224 pages  •  6 x 9 ¼"  •  hardcover with jacket 978-1-4197-0217-4   •  US$17.95 / CAN$19.95 224 pages  •  6 x 9 ¼"  •  paperback with f laps  • e teacher's guide available online

Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow? Brian Fies 978-1-4197-0441-3  •  US$14.95 / CAN$16.95 200 color illustrations  •  208 pages 6 5 /8 x 10 3 /16"  •  paperback with f laps  • e AVAILABLE AUGUST

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Modern Cartoonist

Edited by Alvin Buenaventura Introduction: George Meyer

transforms “the dismal science” of economics into a fun, fact-filled story, making it the essential guide to understanding the economy.

978-1-4197-0208-2  •  US$40.00 / CAN$45.00 300 color illustrations  •  224 pages 9 ¼ x 12"  •  hardcover with jacket  • e

Out of Line

The great American writer, the great American iconoclast, the great American hedonist—however you choose to view him, Hunter S. Thompson remains the high-water mark for all social commentators worldwide and a truly fearless champion of individual liberties. This is his story, the story of a troubled kid from Louisville who went on to become an international literary icon.

The Art of Jules Feiffer Martha Fay Introduction: Leonard S. Marcus 978-1-4197-0066-8  •  US$40.00/ CAN$45.00 300 illustrations  •  224 pages 11 ¼ x 10 ½"  •  hardcover with jacket  • e AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 2013

Explorer

The Mystery Boxes

You only think you know this story. In My Friend Dahmer, a haunting and original graphic novel, writer-artist Derf Backderf offers an insightful portrait of a disturbed young man struggling against the morbid urges emanating from the deep recesses of his psyche.

Edited by Kazu Kibuishi 978-1-4197-0009-5  •  US$10.95 / CAN$11.95 full-color illustrations  •  128 pages 6 x 9"  •  paperback 978-1-4197-0010-1  •  US$19.95 / CAN$21.95 full-color illustrations  •  128 pages 6 x 9"  •  hardcover

Hereville

“A hopelessly optimistic moon-age daydream.” —Village Voice Now in paperback, this award-winning graphic novel tells the story of a boy’s relationship with his father, spanning the period from the 1939 World’s Fair to the last Apollo space mission in 1975.

How Mirka Met a Meteorite Barry Deutsch 978-1-4197-0398-0  •  US$16.95 / CAN$18.95 full-color illustrations throughout 128 pages  •  6 x 9"  •  hardcover  • e Winner of the Eugene M. Emme Astronautical Literature Award!

AVAILABLE NOVEMBER

Richard L. Graham | Foreword: Sid Jacobson

Jason Shiga

978-1-4197-0078-7  •  US$29.95 / CAN$32.95 300 color illustrations  •  304 pages 7 ¾ x 10 ¾"  •  flexibound paperback with flaps includes code for exclusive digital content

978-0-8109-9747-9  •  US$17.95 / CAN$21.95 two-color illustrations throughout  •  144 pages 6 ¼ x 8"  •  hardcover  • e  

Earnest, informational, and kitschy, this outstanding collection of government-commissioned comics covers every aspect of American life and is the ultimate comics vox populi.

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The Best of The Preventive Maintenance Monthly Will Eisner | Preface: Ann Eisner Overview: Eddie Campbell Intro: General Peter J. Schoomaker, USA (Retired)

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The missing link between Eisner’s comic books and his more mature graphic novels.

The first monograph on the award-winning, New York Times–bestselling cartoonist Dan Clowes, author of Mister Wonderful and Ghost World, compiled with his complete cooperation. It includes all of Clowes’s best-known illustrations, as well as rare and previously unpublished work, all reproduced from the original art, and also features essays by noted contributors such as Chip Kidd, Chris Ware, and Kristine McKenna.

“Jules Feiffer is not only an Academy Award– winning filmmaker, but a Pulitzer Prize winner, a playwright, a teacher, a children's book author and illustrator, and a screenwriter. He is also one of the greatest cartoonists working today.” —Robert Osborne, host, Turner Classic Movies The long-awaited monograph, providing a revealing glimpse into the beloved artist’s creative process and his role as America’s foremost Renaissance man.

Kids “One of the most thought-provoking comics released in a long time.” —Slate magazine

A Love Story (or Not)

Comics for the People, 1940s–2000s

978-0-8109-9748-6  •  US$21.95/ CAN$24.95 270 color illustrations  •  272 pages 5 5/8 x 7 7/8"  •  hardcover with rounded corners  •

The Art of Comics

“An amazing lesson in true-world economics! Delightfully presented, powerful, insightful, and important information! What a fun way to fathom a deep and often dark subject!” —John Perkins, author of Hoodwinked

Michael Goodwin | Illustrations: Dan E. Burr Foreword: David Bach With clear, witty writing and quirky, accessible Introduction: Joel Bakan art, this important and timely graphic novel 978-0-8109-8839-2  •  US$19.95 / CAN$21.95 280 black-and-white illustrations  •  304 pages 6 ½ x 9 ¼"  •  paperback with f laps  • e

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Mars Attacks, this comprehensive book is the first-ever compilation of the infamous science-fiction trading card series produced by Topps in 1962. Edgy, subversive, and darkly comedic, this over-the-top series depicting a Martian invasion of Earth continues to win new generations of fans. Includes 4 exclusive limited-edition trading cards.

Empire State

Government Issue

Funny, fantastic, spooky, and suspenseful, each of these seven unique and beautifully illustrated short graphic works revolves around a central theme: a mysterious box and the marvels—or mayhem—inside. Artists include middle school favorites Kazu Kibuishi (Flight, Amulet), Raina Telgemeier (Smile), and Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy).

The Someday Funnies Michel Choquette | Foreword: Jeet Heer Introduction: Robert Greenfield

praise for hereville: how mirka got her sword

“Utterly ingenious.”

—Kirkus, starred review

“Without a doubt, the best graphic novel of 2010 for kids. Bar none.” —School Library Journal, starred review

Bold storytelling and sly pokes at popular culture blend seamlessly in Jason Shiga’s quirky comedy about the vagaries of love and friendship.

Fairy Tales for Angry Little Girls Lela Lee 978-0-8109-9593-2  •  US$17.95 / CAN$21.95 color illustrations throughout 168 pages  •  7 ⅛ x 9 ½"  •  hardcover  • e The fourth book in the successful Angry Little Girls series, this clever collection of new comics proves that there’s an angry little girl inside of everyone.

Cats, Dogs, Men, Women, Ninnies & Clowns The Lost Art of William Steig

978-0-8109-9618-2  •  US$55.00 / CAN$62.00 200 color illustrations  •  216 pages 11 ½ x 15 ½"  •  hardcover with jacket

Jeanne Steig | Introduction: Roz Chast Afterword: Jules Feiffer

The legendary anthology of comic strips from the early 1970s, which includes 129 previously unpublished strips by 169 writers and artists such as Harvey Kurtzman, Jack Kirby, Tom Wolfe, and Art Spiegelman.

978-0-8109-9577-2  •  US$40.00 / CAN$45.00 450 color illustrations  •  352 pages 7 ½ x 10 ¼"  •  hardcover  • e

Yiddishkeit

The Comics

Jewish Vernacular and the New Land

The Complete Collection

Harvey Pekar and Paul Buhle Introduction: Neal Gabler

Brian Walker

978-0-8109-9749-3  •  US$29.95/ CAN$32.95 180 color illustrations  •  240 pages 6 5/8 x 10 3/16"  •  hardcover with jacket  • e With original stories by notable writers and artists such as Barry Deutsch and Peter Kuper, Yiddishkeit traces the influence of Yiddish from medieval Europe to the tenements of New York.

Page by Paige The eagerly anticipated sequel to the awardwinning graphic novel about a wisecracking, sword-wielding Orthodox Jewish heroine who fights monsters.

“Funny, sweet, geeky and affecting, and definitely worth a read.” —Wired.com

Laura Lee Gulledge 978-0-8109-9721-9  •  US$18.95 / CAN$22.95 black-and-white illustrations throughout 144 pages  •  6 ½ x 9"  •  hardcover with jacket  • e Paige Turner has just moved to New York with her family, and she’s having trouble adjusting to the big city. In the pages of her sketchbook, she tries to make sense of her new life, including trying out her secret identity: artist.

More than 450 never-before-published cartoons by William Steig, the beloved New Yorker cartoonist and award-winning children’s book author.

978-0-8109-9595-6  •  US$40.00 / CAN$48.00 1,322 illustrations  •  672 pages 9 ¼ x 12 ½"  •  hardcover with jacket Organized by decade, with biographical profiles and analysis of the different genres, The Comics is a graphically stunning, definitive survey of American newspaper comics.

Krazy Kat & the Art of George Herriman A Celebration

Craig Yoe | Appreciation: Bill Watterson 978-0-8109-9594-9  •  US$29.95 / CAN$35.95 200 color illustrations  •  176 pages 9 x 12 ¼"  •  hardcover  • e This tribute to one of the most influential and innovative comic strips of all time—and its celebrated creator—features rare art, memorabilia, and seminal essays by Gilbert Seldes and e. e. cummings.

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Eisner Award Winner

ABRAMS COMICARTS BACKLIST

Harvey Award Winner

About Dogs

Hereville

The Night Bookmobile

978-0-8109-8361-8 • US$16.95/CAN$18.95

Barry Deutsch

978-0-8109-9617-5 • US$19.95/CAN$23.95

How Mirka Got Her Sword

George Booth | Introduction: Bill Cosby

Audrey Niffenegger

978-0-8109-8422-6 • US$15.95/CAN$18.95 • hardcover 978-1-4197-0619-6 • US$9.95/CAN$10.95 • trade paperback • e

Angry Little Girls Lela Lee

978-0-8109-5868-5 • US$16.95/CAN$18.95 • e

The Horror! The Horror!

Angry Little Girls in Love

Jim Trombetta | Introduction: R. L. Stine

R. Crumb’s Heroes of Blues, Jazz & Country

Illustrations: R. Crumb | Introduction: Terry Zwigoff

Comic Books the Government Didn’t Want You to Read!

978-0-8109-3086-5 • US$21.95/CAN$24.95 • e includes bonus 21-song cd

978-0-8109-5595-0 • US$29.95/CAN$35.95 includes bonus dvd

Lela Lee

978-0-8109-7275-9 • US$16.95/CAN$18.95 • e

Secret Identity

The Fetish Art of Superman’s Co-creator Joe Shuster

Jerry Robinson

Archie Marries . . .

Craig Yoe | Introduction: Stan Lee

978-0-8109-9634-2 • US$27.50/CAN$31.50

Ambassador of Comics

Michael Uslan, Stan Goldberg, and Bob Smith Introduction: Danica McKellar

N. C. Christopher Couch Introduction: Pete Hamill | Foreword: Dennis O'Neil

978-0-8109-9620-5 • US$24.95/CAN$29.95 includes bonus comic book

Shazam!

978-0-8109-7764-8 • US$35.00/CAN$42.00

The Golden Age of the World’s Mightiest Mortal Chip Kidd and Geoff Spear | DC Comics

Johnny Cash

Art in Time

978-0-8109-9596-3 • US$35.00/CAN$42.00

I See a Darkness

Unknown Comic Book Adventures, 1940–1980

Reinhard Kleist

The Simpsons Futurama Crossover Crisis

978-0-8109-8463-9 • US$17.95/CAN$23.50

Dan Nadel

978-0-8109-8824-8 • US$40.00/CAN$51.99

Matt Groening | Edited by Bill Morrison

Kirby

The Art of Harvey Kurtzman

978-0-8109-8837-8 • US$24.95/CAN$27.95 includes bonus comic book

King of Comics

The Mad Genius of Comics

Build Your

Mark Evanier | Introduction: Neil Gaiman 978-0-8109-9447-8 • US$45.00/CAN$52.00 • e

Denis Kitchen and Paul Buhle Introduction: Harry Shearer

978-0-8109-7296-4 • US$45.00/CAN$52.00 • e

Still Angry Little Girls Lela Lee

978-0-8109-4915-7 • US$14.95/CAN$17.95 • e

Krazy Kat

The Art of Jaime Hernandez

The Comic Art of George Herriman

Todd Hignite | Introduction: Alison Bechdel

978-0-8109-9185-9 • US$22.50/CAN$25.50

Patrick McDonnell, Karen O’Connell, and Georgia Riley de Havenon

The Secrets of Life and Death

978-0-8109-9570-3 • US$40.00/CAN$51.99 • e

Tall Tales

Al Jaffee | Introduction: Stephen Colbert 978-0-8109-7272-8 • US$16.95/CAN$18.95 • e

The Laugh-Out-Loud Cats Sell Out

The Art of Osamu Tezuka God of Manga

978-0-8109-9571-0 • US$12.95/CAN$14.50

978-0-8109-8249-9 • US$40.00/CAN$51.99 includes bonus dvd documentary

Edited: Art Spiegelman and Françoise Mouly Introduction: Jon Scieszka 978-0-8109-5730-5 • US$40.00/CAN$49.95 • e

Love Is . . . Kim Casali

Art Out of Time

Underground Classics

978-0-8109-4940-9 • US$15.95/CAN$17.95

Unknown Comics Visionaries, 1900–1969

The Transformation of Comics into Comix

Dan Nadel

978-0-8109-5838-8 • US$45.00/CAN$52.00

Library

The TOON Treasury of Classic Children’s Comics

Adam Koford | Introduction: John Hodgman

Helen McCarthy | Foreword: Katsuhiro Otomo

Love Is . . . a Wild Ride

978-0-8109-0598-6 • US$32.50/CAN$37.50

Y’r daddy planted that apple tree th’ day we met.

Kim Casali

Death by Laughter

978-0-8109-5791-6 • US$15.95/CAN$17.95

Harry Bliss Introduction: Christopher Guest

Wacky Packages

The Topps Company, Inc. Introduction: Art Spiegelman | Afterword: Jay Lynch

Love Is . . . All Around

978-0-8109-7084-7 • US$16.95/CAN$18.95

2012

James Danky and Denis Kitchen

978-0-8109-9531-4 • US$19.95/NCR • e includes 4 limited-edition stickers

Kim Casali

978-0-8109-7839-3 • US$15.95/CAN$18.95

Dread & Superficiality Woody Allen as Comic Strip

Wacky Packages

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Written and illustrated: Stuart Hample Introduction: R. Buckminster Fuller 978-0-8109-5742-8 • US$35.00/CAN$45.50

978-0-8109-9522-2 • US$27.50/CAN$31.50

Erotic Comics

Manga Kamishibai

A Graphic History from Tijuana Bibles to Undergound Comix

978-0-8109-8838-5 • US$19.95/NCR • e includes 4 limited-edition stickers

Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow?

Eric P. Nash | Introduction: Frederik L. Schodt 978-0-8109-5303-1 • US$35.00/CAN$45.50 • e

978-0-8109-9515-4 • US$31.95/CAN$36.95

Brian Fies

978-0-8109-9636-6 • US$24.95/CAN$27.50 • e

Meanwhile

Winsor McCay

Jason Shiga

Erotic Comics 2

Mom’s Cancer Brian Fies

978-0-8109-7277-3 • US$31.95/CAN$36.95

Wordless Books

978-0-8109-7107-3 • US$14.95/CAN$16.95 • e

The Golden Age of DC Comics

The Original Graphic Novels David A. Beronä | Introduction: Peter Kuper 978-0-8109-9469-0 • US$37.50/CAN$42.50 • e

Nat Turner

365 Days

Kyle Baker

Les Daniels, Chip Kidd, and Geoff Spear

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John Canemaker | Foreword: Maurice Sendak 978-0-8109-5941-5 • US$45.00/CAN$63.00

Tim Pilcher with Gene Kannenberg, Jr. Foreword: Alan Moore

Graphic Novels

His Life and Art

978-0-8109-8423-3 • US$15.95/CAN$17.95 app available on itunes

A Graphic History from the Liberated ’70s to the Internet

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The Art of Japanese Paper Theater

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Eisner Award Winner

ABRAMS COMICARTS BACKLIST

Harvey Award Winner

About Dogs

Hereville

The Night Bookmobile

978-0-8109-8361-8 • US$16.95/CAN$18.95

Barry Deutsch

978-0-8109-9617-5 • US$19.95/CAN$23.95

How Mirka Got Her Sword

George Booth | Introduction: Bill Cosby

Audrey Niffenegger

978-0-8109-8422-6 • US$15.95/CAN$18.95 • hardcover 978-1-4197-0619-6 • US$9.95/CAN$10.95 • trade paperback • e

Angry Little Girls Lela Lee

978-0-8109-5868-5 • US$16.95/CAN$18.95 • e

The Horror! The Horror!

Angry Little Girls in Love

Jim Trombetta | Introduction: R. L. Stine

R. Crumb’s Heroes of Blues, Jazz & Country

Illustrations: R. Crumb | Introduction: Terry Zwigoff

Comic Books the Government Didn’t Want You to Read!

978-0-8109-3086-5 • US$21.95/CAN$24.95 • e includes bonus 21-song cd

978-0-8109-5595-0 • US$29.95/CAN$35.95 includes bonus dvd

Lela Lee

978-0-8109-7275-9 • US$16.95/CAN$18.95 • e

Secret Identity

The Fetish Art of Superman’s Co-creator Joe Shuster

Jerry Robinson

Archie Marries . . .

Craig Yoe | Introduction: Stan Lee

978-0-8109-9634-2 • US$27.50/CAN$31.50

Ambassador of Comics

Michael Uslan, Stan Goldberg, and Bob Smith Introduction: Danica McKellar

N. C. Christopher Couch Introduction: Pete Hamill | Foreword: Dennis O'Neil

978-0-8109-9620-5 • US$24.95/CAN$29.95 includes bonus comic book

Shazam!

978-0-8109-7764-8 • US$35.00/CAN$42.00

The Golden Age of the World’s Mightiest Mortal Chip Kidd and Geoff Spear | DC Comics

Johnny Cash

Art in Time

978-0-8109-9596-3 • US$35.00/CAN$42.00

I See a Darkness

Unknown Comic Book Adventures, 1940–1980

Reinhard Kleist

The Simpsons Futurama Crossover Crisis

978-0-8109-8463-9 • US$17.95/CAN$23.50

Dan Nadel

978-0-8109-8824-8 • US$40.00/CAN$51.99

Matt Groening | Edited by Bill Morrison

Kirby

The Art of Harvey Kurtzman

978-0-8109-8837-8 • US$24.95/CAN$27.95 includes bonus comic book

King of Comics

The Mad Genius of Comics

Build Your

Mark Evanier | Introduction: Neil Gaiman 978-0-8109-9447-8 • US$45.00/CAN$52.00 • e

Denis Kitchen and Paul Buhle Introduction: Harry Shearer

978-0-8109-7296-4 • US$45.00/CAN$52.00 • e

Still Angry Little Girls Lela Lee

978-0-8109-4915-7 • US$14.95/CAN$17.95 • e

Krazy Kat

The Art of Jaime Hernandez

The Comic Art of George Herriman

Todd Hignite | Introduction: Alison Bechdel

978-0-8109-9185-9 • US$22.50/CAN$25.50

Patrick McDonnell, Karen O’Connell, and Georgia Riley de Havenon

The Secrets of Life and Death

978-0-8109-9570-3 • US$40.00/CAN$51.99 • e

Tall Tales

Al Jaffee | Introduction: Stephen Colbert 978-0-8109-7272-8 • US$16.95/CAN$18.95 • e

The Laugh-Out-Loud Cats Sell Out

The Art of Osamu Tezuka God of Manga

978-0-8109-9571-0 • US$12.95/CAN$14.50

978-0-8109-8249-9 • US$40.00/CAN$51.99 includes bonus dvd documentary

Edited: Art Spiegelman and Françoise Mouly Introduction: Jon Scieszka 978-0-8109-5730-5 • US$40.00/CAN$49.95 • e

Love Is . . . Kim Casali

Art Out of Time

Underground Classics

978-0-8109-4940-9 • US$15.95/CAN$17.95

Unknown Comics Visionaries, 1900–1969

The Transformation of Comics into Comix

Dan Nadel

978-0-8109-5838-8 • US$45.00/CAN$52.00

Library

The TOON Treasury of Classic Children’s Comics

Adam Koford | Introduction: John Hodgman

Helen McCarthy | Foreword: Katsuhiro Otomo

Love Is . . . a Wild Ride

978-0-8109-0598-6 • US$32.50/CAN$37.50

Y’r daddy planted that apple tree th’ day we met.

Kim Casali

Death by Laughter

978-0-8109-5791-6 • US$15.95/CAN$17.95

Harry Bliss Introduction: Christopher Guest

Wacky Packages

The Topps Company, Inc. Introduction: Art Spiegelman | Afterword: Jay Lynch

Love Is . . . All Around

978-0-8109-7084-7 • US$16.95/CAN$18.95

2012

James Danky and Denis Kitchen

978-0-8109-9531-4 • US$19.95/NCR • e includes 4 limited-edition stickers

Kim Casali

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Dread & Superficiality Woody Allen as Comic Strip

Wacky Packages

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Written and illustrated: Stuart Hample Introduction: R. Buckminster Fuller 978-0-8109-5742-8 • US$35.00/CAN$45.50

978-0-8109-9522-2 • US$27.50/CAN$31.50

Erotic Comics

Manga Kamishibai

A Graphic History from Tijuana Bibles to Undergound Comix

978-0-8109-8838-5 • US$19.95/NCR • e includes 4 limited-edition stickers

Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow?

Eric P. Nash | Introduction: Frederik L. Schodt 978-0-8109-5303-1 • US$35.00/CAN$45.50 • e

978-0-8109-9515-4 • US$31.95/CAN$36.95

Brian Fies

978-0-8109-9636-6 • US$24.95/CAN$27.50 • e

Meanwhile

Winsor McCay

Jason Shiga

Erotic Comics 2

Mom’s Cancer Brian Fies

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Wordless Books

978-0-8109-7107-3 • US$14.95/CAN$16.95 • e

The Golden Age of DC Comics

The Original Graphic Novels David A. Beronä | Introduction: Peter Kuper 978-0-8109-9469-0 • US$37.50/CAN$42.50 • e

Nat Turner

365 Days

Kyle Baker

Les Daniels, Chip Kidd, and Geoff Spear

978-0-8109-7227-8 • US$14.95/CAN$16.95 • e

978-0-8109-4969-0 • US$32.50/CAN$37.50

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John Canemaker | Foreword: Maurice Sendak 978-0-8109-5941-5 • US$45.00/CAN$63.00

Tim Pilcher with Gene Kannenberg, Jr. Foreword: Alan Moore

Graphic Novels

His Life and Art

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A Graphic History from the Liberated ’70s to the Internet

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The Topps Company, Inc. | Introduction: Jay Lynch

The Art of Japanese Paper Theater

Tim Pilcher with Gene Kannenberg, Jr. Foreword: Aline Kominsky-Crumb

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New New New

Jon J. Muth | Introduction: Adam Kempenaar

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The Art of Comics

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