Hey Pantheon Graphic Novel fans! We’re gearing up for MoCCA Arts Fest 2013 and we were thrilled to get our new series of buttons in today! Please come see us April 6th and 7th at the 69th Regiment Armory in NYC to get your swag! Ben Katchor will be there signing his new book Hand-Drying in America Saturday at 3:00 p.m., and David Mazzucchelli will be there at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday to sign copies of Asterios Polyp.
We’re thrilled to report that two Pantheon books won Eisner Awards at the ceremony in San Diego last week. Craig Thompson (pictured) won Best Writer/Artist for Habibi and Art Spiegelman’s MetaMaus won Best Comics-Related Book. See the full list of winners here.
Before Harvey Pekar self-published American Splendor in 1976, there were no publicly distributed memoir comic books. Sure, people doodled in their journals or sketchbooks, and some super-hero artists/writers included themselves in their fantastic stories, but before American Splendor, comix were synonymous with fiction and fantasy.
This book helped pave the way for some of our favorite graphic novels like Maus and Persepolis!