FantaCo Returns to Comic Stores in July
FantaCo has announced its return to comic shops this July with a focus on horror and three releases.
FantaCo began in July 1968 as an extension of a mail order company and comic shop. FantaCo was registered as a coproration in August 1978 with a store and combining the mail order company and publishing under one roof. That lead to FantaCon in 1979.
Primarily known for horror the publisher has worked with John Byrne, Frank Miller, Dave Cochran, Kevin Eastman, Michael Kaluta, Steve Bissette, Steve Niles, Clive Barker, George Romero, Dario Argento, Bernie Wrightson, Tom Savini, Forry Ackerman, Dennis Kitchen, Jeffrey Jones, Spain, Phil Seuling and many of the artists that they published for the first time have gone on to become very well-known, like Greg Capullo, Mike Dubisch and more.
The publisher never stopped publishing. Instead they focused on Kickstarters and selling comics and books through their website, Amazon, and more. Their return to store shelves is due to demand and they will be introducing their entire catalog to direct market retailers according to publisher Tom Skulan.
This July you’ll find:
The Monster Art of Basil Gogos
Hundreds of drawings, paintings, sketches by the “Famous Monster Artist of Filmland’” Basil Gogos, in a 200 page plus softcover. Produced in full color to give the artist’s work the depth and detail it deserves, this new book features a behind the scenes look into the art and techniques used by the legendary cover artist to create his iconic monster paintings. A great many images have never been published before.
Deep Red Vol 4 Number 1
Chas Balun’s “Gonzo-Gore Splatter mag” is back, featuring all new articles, photos, reviews and interviews with the bloodiest filmmakers, actors and artists. The original “Splat-Pack” are back, talking about new and old classic genre films and lost classics. Edited by ‘Bram Stoker award’ nominee and author of Xeorx Ferox, John Walter Szpunar, Deep Red is back and “here is blood in your eye,” for a new generation splatter fans.
The dark art work of five of today’s artists is featured in this ‘over-sized’ 11×17 portfolio sized book, including covers, pinups, and selected dark works by Marcelo Trom, Jim Whiting, Ahmed Raafat, Raymond Lowell, and Nate Osborne. DarkARTS presents each artist’s work as it was meant to be seen, in the original oversize.