“Fantagraphics is proud to announce a new partnership with London-based publisher Breakdown Press. As of the November 2016 Diamond Previews Catalog, issue #338, Fantagraphics will be distributing a selection of Breakdown Press titles to comic book specialty stores.
Breakdown Press was founded by Simon Hacking, Tom Oldham, Josh Palmano and Joe Kessler in 2013. Their goal was to put out the work of cutting edge cartoonists and some of the very best alternative manga. Since then, Breakdown Press has become a curatorial publishing force, releasing books by Conor Stechschulte, Lale Westvind, Seiichi Hayashi, Antoine Cossé, and many others.
“Breakdown is the UK’s most ambitious, progressive, and editorially risk-taking comics publisher, so it was logical to partner with someone we considered a kindred spirit.,” said Fantagraphics President Gary Groth. “We look forward to getting their books and authors the wider readership in the US that they deserve.”
“Fantagraphics are known for working with the best cartoonists in the world and so Breakdown’s books will be a perfect fit” said Breakdown Press editor Tom Oldham “We’re excited to be working with Fantagraphics to bring our books to a wider audience in North America”.
Fantagraphics is offering two Breakdown Press books through Diamond in the November issue of Previews: The Artist by Anna Haifisch, and Red Red Rock and Other Stories 1967–1970 by Hayashi Seiichi.”
We’re very excited to be collaborating with Fantagraphics, one of the most inspiring comics publishers and certainly a great influence on us, to bring Breakdown Press’s books to a wider audience in the US. The Artist by Anna Haifisch and Red Red Rock by Hayashi Seiichi, editied by Ryan Holmberg, are available to order from the Fantagraphics section of November’s Diamond Previews now.