Fantagraphics has remained at the forefront of innovative comics for longer than the average fan will be able to remember, breaking Grovel favourites like Jaime Hernandez (Locas) and Jason (Tell Me Something, Why Are You Doing This?) to an international audience; and supplying routes to market for talents that deserve greater exposure.
MOME is its quarterly collection of short comics from a range of creators, bound together in a handy anthology. The fourth volume, out today, features work from names like Sophie Crumb and David B., but also includes work from new faces you won’t have heard of.
Not just aimed at existing comic fans, this is modern literature with a graphical element, ideal for those wanting to dip a toe in the water of sophisticated comics or sample the early work of tomorrow’s big names.