LA Art Book Fair 2016

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We are very excited to announce that we will be tabling at LA Art Book Fair again this year!

We will be releasing some brand new SHQ exclusives, you will not want to miss out. Stay tuned for details!

Preview: Thursday, February 11, 6–9 pm
Printed Matter’s LA ART BOOK FAIR, free and open to the public:
Friday February 12, 1pm-6pm
Saturday February 13, 11am-7pm
Sunday February 14, 11am-6pm

The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
152 North Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 626-6222

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2015 Holiday Gift Guide – All Ages Picks


Hello everyone! It’s that special time of year again, when we show our loved ones how much they mean to us by giving them the most precious gift of all – comics! Over the next several weeks we’ll be sharing some of our very favorite things with you. We are sure you and your lucky gift-recievers will love them as much as we do.

2015 Holiday Gift Guide Part Four – All Ages Picks


TOON BOOKS
$13 each
For young readers K – 3, there are dozens of Toon Books by today’s best writers and artists. You’ll find books by Neil Gaiman, Renée French, Jeff Smith, Art Spiegelman, Eleanor Davis, and many more. With so many diverse stories and art styles, you’re guaranteed to find something your little friend will love.


GOOSEBUMPS
Scholastic
$13
You can now terrify a child with the same stories that terrified you! The circle of life.


ARCHIE 1,000 PAGE COLLECTIONS
Archie Comics
$15 each
You can’t get much better than a massive Archie collection for less than 2 cents a page. Great for the young, the old, and anyone who wants to have a good old fashioned time hanging out with their pals from Riverdale.


BATMAN ADVENTURES
DC Comics
$20 each
The classic all ages Batman series from the ’90s is finally back in print! Perfect for the budding vigilante.


SEE SPOT SHRED BY DYLAN GOLDBERG
Self-Published
$25
Alphabet picture book about skateboarding dogs. WHAT MORE COULD YOU WANT. Adorable from Afgan to Zuchon.


MARVELS BY BRIAN SELZNICK
Scholastic
$33
The latest tome from the man who brought you The Invention Of Hugo Cabret and Wonderstruck. Contains two stories: one prose, and one beautifully illustrated.


LUMBERJANES: TO THE MAX EDITION
Boom! Comics
$40
Contains the first two volumes of the hit series! Summer camp, friendship, werewolves, mermaids… this book has everything. One of the best and most popular all ages series of the year.


MICKEY MOUSE AND DONALD DUCK BOX SETS
Fantagraphics
$50 each
Wonderful, timeless stories. Two books per set in lovely slipcovers; Fantagraphics is the king of classic comic reprints and you’ll be sharing these for generations to come.

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2015 Holiday Gift Guide Part Three


Hello everyone! It’s that special time of year again, when we show our loved ones how much they mean to us by giving them the most precious gift of all – comics! Over the next several weeks we’ll be sharing some of our very favorite things with you. We are sure you and your lucky gift-recievers will love them as much as we do.
2015 Holiday Gift Guide Part Three – Dave’s Picks


TRADING CARDS BY MOEBIUS
COMIC IMAGES
$2 each
Every once in a while we find a box of these beauties originally made in 1993. Every pack contains 12 cards. Some boxes have a chromium card! WTF?! Real chromium!


PINS BY SHQ & FRIENDS
SHQ/MISC
$5 – $10 each
What more do we have to say other than: Short Box Pin.


MINIS BY JULIAN CALLOS
SELF-PUBLISHED
$6 – $7 each
Three fanciful zines done by a wonderfully imaginative young local cartoonist just getting going in the world.


CRICKETS #5 BY SAMMY HARKHAM
SELF-PUBLISHED
$7
The most recent chapter of Blood of the Virgin might be one of the best pieces of storytelling this store has ever seen. No jokes.


INCUBATION BY CHARLES BURNS
LAST GASP
$10
A full color zine of recent, previously unseen drawings by Charles Burns. Imagine the recipient’s surprise when you’ve just given them the coolest thing they’ve ever seen.


MAD MEG
TIMELESS
$25
A (very) oversized zine of completely incredible line drawings done by the mysterious artist only known as Mad Meg. If that cover doesn’t grab you, nothing will! Published in France, so you know it’s good.


PUNKS GIT CUT ZINE ANTHOLOGY BY JAY HOWELL
LAST GASP
$25
420 pages of killer zines that you probably missed out on. Be the envy of your friends. All proceeds of this book go to Street Dog.


PAREIDOLIA BY JAMES JEAN
PIE
$45
You know that one kid in school that was always drawing on everything? Imagine if he kept drawing for 1,000 years. This book would be the result.

Stay tuned for our final installment, all ages picks…
-SHQ-

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