Synopses & Reviews
Mome (mõm), n. Archaic, a fool; blockhead. The influence of Fantagraphics’ flagship quarterly anthology of new comic art and storytelling continues to grow. Celebrating it’s fifth anniversary in 2010, the series has published over 2,000 pages of comics in its half-decade of existence, becoming a staple for those eager to discover what’s new in the world of literary comics. Mome showcases the best new talent of this decade’s ascendant cartoon generation, alongside work from some of North America and Europe’s most respected creators.
Recent contributors of short stories to Mome include: Gilbert Hernandez, Dave Cooper, Ivan Brun, Josh Simmons, Lilli Carré, Nicolas Mahler, Laura Park, Olivier Schrauwen, Tom Kaczynski, Dash Shaw, Ray Fenwick, Andrice Arp, Eleanor Davis, Nathan Neal, Conor O’Keefe, Derek Van Gieson, Jon Vermilyea, Frank Santoro, Ben Jones, Rick Froberg, Kamagurka & Seele, Robert Goodin, Sara Edward-Corbett and many more.
"Mome helps me stay on top of the coolest cartoonists in the industry." Whitney Matheson
"For fresh talent in comics, you have to go to the anthologies and there’s none better at the moment than Mome." USA Today - "Pop Candy"
"Mome may be the best contemporary survey of the current graphic scene… If you have peepers, you should take ‘em out and use ‘em." Roger Sabin The Observer
"The premier journal of innovative comic art currently being published." Thurston Moore and Byron Coley ARTHUR Magazine
Comicdom’s premier anthology of comics lit.
About the Author
Eric Reynolds is the Associate Publisher of Fantagraphics Books and lives in Seattle, WA.