New York-based Todd James (born 1969) pioneered a distinct cartoon-based graffiti style in New York in the 1980s, working under the name REAS and gaining the respect of both a street-culture audience and the art and design market. Learn More
As William Burroughs (1914-1997) developed from an author of novels and short stories into a "cosmonaut of inner space" and a technician of consciousness, he expanded his experiments beyond the confines of fiction, pursuing the implications of his cut-up technique into film, painting, collage and audio experiments. Learn More
In Fantagraphics' ceaseless effort to rediscover every world-class cartoonist in the history of the medium, we turn your attention to a neglected part of the art form — sports cartooning — and to its greatest practitioner — Willard Mullin.
Walt Whitman’s iconic collection of poems, Leaves of Grass, has earned a reputation as a sacred American text. Whitman himself made such comparisons, going so far as to use biblical verse as a model for his own. Learn More
By turns hilarious, satirical, and brilliant, David Shrigley's full-page illustrations-a combination of drawing, comics, photography, and sculpture-are sui generis: uproariously funny, pleasantly unnerving, and, most of all, really, really cool. Learn More
Welcome To Forest Island is the flagship monograph by Bwana Spoons, a painter, designer, screenprinter and zine rocker whose work has been featured on a dizzying array of shoes, skateboards, apparel, baby strollers, and gallery walls worldwide. Learn More
Wacky Packages: New New New is a follow-up title to the hilarious and colorful Wacky Packages, first published by Abrams in 2008. This new collection presents all the Wacky Packs from Series 8–14 covering the years 1974 and 1975. Learn More
This 128-page book archives one of the greatest gum card series of all Every sticker, patch, pog, poster, wrapper, box, Ad & Can Label is in here in color on 8 1/2 x 11 glossy pages. Also includes a price guide and a pound of information.
Wacky Packages - a series of collectible stickers featuring parodies of consumer products and well-known brands and packaging - were first produced by the Topps company in 1967, then revived in 1973 for a highly successful run. Learn More
Only a few months after the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor and the same year that Albert Camus offered the world his bleak vision of man’s existence by introducing his philosophical dictum of The Absurd, Virgil Partch burst onto the scene with his own twist on the phrase. Learn More
A hail of bullets. Dive-bombing lawnmowers. Muscle cars and femme fatales with more curves than a runaway bus! Throw in a side of cheesecake and welcome to the shadowy underworld of Greg Stainboy Reinel. Learn More
Pioneer of chaos mathematics, Edward Lorenz posited in his 1988 paper "Unventions What the Hell?" the now accepted theory that unventions were a necessary reaction to humans getting all uppity with their big ideas. Learn More