JULY 17, 2015- SEATTLE, WA: Kramers Ergot is the twenty-first-century’s premier comics anthology. Since its inception in 2000, it has introduced new talents and solidified aesthetics; each volume is an of-the-moment, state-of-the-medium manifesto.
This anthology has always been a reflection of creator/editor Sammy Harkham’s comics passions, both past and future. This volume plunges into the spot where contemporary visual art discovers narrative, expanding the boundaries of the comics page. Kramers Ergot 9 gathers many of the best and brightest together in one giant, oversized collection: it will feature Michael DeForge, Noel Freibert, Steven Weissman, Anya Davidson, Stefan Marx, Abraham Diaz, Leon Sadler, Julia Gfrörer, Adam Buttrick, Kim Deitch, Ben Jones, Andy Burkholder, Antony Huchette, Trevor Alixopulos, Antoine Cossé, Archer Prewitt, Kevin Huizenga, Renée French, Dash Shaw, and many other comics greats to be announced.
“I think this is the best issue yet and I couldn’t be happier doing it with any other publisher. Fantagraphics is the place where the best of the low brow and the literary strands of comics are equally represented and cherished on their own terms, and that’s something I have always strived for with Kramers, as well. So it’s a great fit.”
– Sammy Harkam
“I’ve known Sammy Harkham for, I think, his entire career, and have been reading and enjoying Kramers Ergot since it began. I’ve long admired his passion and devotion to making the very best work he’s capable of, both as a creator and editor. And as a fan of anthologies in general, I’m excited to bring one of the very best of ’em to Fantagraphics.”
-Eric Reynolds, associate editor at Fantagraphics
Kramers Ergot 9 is slated for release in March 2016.
KRAMERS ERGOT 9
Edited by Sammy Harkham
$45 * 250 Pages * Full Color * 9″ x 11 ¾”