Fantagraphics & Beasts
Fantagraphics is one of those unsung heroes of the publishing world. The material released is alway interesting and of high quality They publish a large collection of books and comics – tending toward the offbeat and alternative variety (Clowes, Crumb, Hernandez, Woodring…) but also re-printing alot of classic materials (Peanuts, Denis the Menace, Eldon Dedini etc).
One of their more recent interesting projects is the Beasts book. The books is “a collection of mythological creatures illustrated by about a hundred of the most acclaimed artists and cartoonists from the most avant-garde gambits of the art world.” Additionally, as part of the book release there is a limited edition letterpress book showcasing 10 of the illustrations being released through the art site Tiny Showcase.