Mome Fall 2009

Mome Fall 2009

by Gary Groth
     
 

It brings us great joy to welcome Archer Prewitt, Ted Stearn (new Fuzz & Pluck), Renée French, and Nicholas Mahler. Plus Dash Shaw, the Cold Heat crew, Lilli Carré, Conor O'Keefe, Nate Neal, Sara Edward-Corbett, and Laura Park's 2010 Ignatz Award-nominated Outstanding Story "Untitled."
This issue features several of our favorite alternative comic

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It brings us great joy to welcome Archer Prewitt, Ted Stearn (new Fuzz & Pluck), Renée French, and Nicholas Mahler. Plus Dash Shaw, the Cold Heat crew, Lilli Carré, Conor O'Keefe, Nate Neal, Sara Edward-Corbett, and Laura Park's 2010 Ignatz Award-nominated Outstanding Story "Untitled."
This issue features several of our favorite alternative comic artists of the last 15 years, bringing us great joy. Archer Prewitt is the first, with an all-new “Funny Bunny” strip created in between his active musical career. “The Moolah Tree” is the new Fuzz & Pluck graphic novel from Ted Stearn, following Fuzz & Pluck and Fuzz & Pluck: Splitsville, beginning serialization here. We are equally proud to debut new work from Renée French, whose work is also featured on the front and back cover of this issue. And Nicholas Mahler debuts to ask "What Is Art?" (translated by secret weapon Kim Thompson).
Also: the second chapter of T. Edward Bak's "Wild Man—The Strange Journey—and Fantastic Accounts—of the Naturalist Georg Wilhelm Steller, from Bavaria to Bolshaya Zemlya (and Beyond)"; a new "Cold Heat" story by the team of Ben Jones, Frank Santoro & Jon Vermilyea; Dash Shaw interprets an episode of "Blind Date" into comics form; and new stories from Lilli Carré, Conor O'Keefe, Laura Park, Nate Neal, and Sara Edward-Corbett, with incidental drawings by Kaela Graham.
Since its inception in 2005, MOME has served as a McSweeney’s for comics. Whether exposing new talent like Eleanor Davis (author of the recent Stinky by Toon Books); featuring short stories by contemporary graphic novelists like Dash Shaw (The Bottomless Belly Button); bringing the work of international superstars like David B. (Epileptic) to American audiences; or introducing the work of legends like Gilbert Shelton (The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers) to a new generation of readers, MOME is the most acclaimed, accessible, frequent, and reasonably priced anthology on the market despite its high production values and mostly color format.

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Editorial Reviews

Rob Clough
“The key to [MOME]'s continued success has been flexibility regarding its mission. It's still a place where young artists are sought out and spotlighted... It's also a place where key foreign comics can find a home... Lastly, it's a place where great American cartoonists can publish their short stories... This variety of approaches... positions it as a sort of descendant of Weirdo and RAW. It may not represent the absolute cutting edge of comics the way that Kramer's Ergot does, but it's still the widest available survey of alt-comics in publication and will be increasingly valuable in that regard as it continues to evolve.”
Molly Young - We Love You So
“If the world of alt-comics feels appealing but intimidatingly vast (what doesn’t these days), MOME is the perfect place to start.... The volume is thick, slick and printed in what looks like Technicolor. An anthology is only as good as the sensibilities of those who compile it, of course, so it’s worth noting that a subscription of MOME equals four issues per year of work culled from the depths by an outfit that not only has keen vision in such matters, but also a stake in finding the very best. What’s not to trust?”
Brian Heater - The Daily Cross Hatch
“Sometimes... an issue manages to hit perfectly, striking the ideal balance between new blood and Fantagraphics mainstays. It’s a standard that Volume 16 meets and exceeds, making for the best addition to the quarterly series in recent memory. ... Taken together, it’s a vital and vibrant sign of life for both the series and the indie comics community at large.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781606991534
Publisher:
Fantagraphics Books
Publication date:
11/10/2009
Series:
Mome Series
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
16 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

Gary Grothis the co-founder ofThe Comics Journaland Fantagraphics Books. He lives in Seattle.

Eric Reynolds is the Associate Publisher of Fantagraphics Books and lives in Seattle, WA.

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