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November 5, 2013 at 1:28 PM

Fantagraphics seeks a kickstart

The interior of Fantagraphics in Georgetown. 2010 photo by Cliff DesPeaux / The Seattle Times.

The interior of Fantagraphics in Georgetown. 2010 photo by Cliff DesPeaux / The Seattle Times.

Fantagraphics, the Seattle-based, world-renowned publisher of comics and graphic novels, has posted a plea on its website for Kickstarter funds to support its spring 2014 releases.

The publisher, always a lean operation, hit hard times this year when co-publisher Kim Thompson died of lung cancer. Many of the projects Thompson was working on at the time were put on hold, according to Fantagraphics’ announcement, and the company is now seeking $150,000 to get back on track. More than $30,000 had been pledged toward that total at the time of this report.

Fantagraphics, which has its roots in the underground comix movement of the ’60s, has published works by many of the great cartoonists of the age, including Peter Bagge, Daniel Clowes, Charles Schulz and Hal Foster. It has a retail outpost in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood and sells books worldwide via its website.

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