Last Gasp

Last Gasp is one of the largest and oldest publishers and purveyors of underground books and comics in the world, celebrating its 41st year in business. Over the years we have published, and in some cases brought to light, some of the most respected and talented artists working today, including R. Crumb, Justin Green, Bill Griffith, Mark Ryden, Aline Kominsky-Crumb, Frank Kozik, Todd Schorr, Winston Smith, Spain, Robert Williams, and countless others. Today, we publish 12-20 new titles per year, focusing on 'lowbrow' and 'pop surrealist' artists, as well as graphic novels and pop culture titles. We also distribute all sorts of weird 'n' wonderful subversive literature, graphic novels, tattoo, and art books, supplying them to bookstores and art galleries on six continents.
Tintin in America Cover Image
By Herge
$24.95
ISBN: 9780867199048
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Published: Casterman Editions - March 2004

Early adventures of Tin Tin have him running into Al Capone in Chicago and Native American tribes out west. Long out of print, this is a great way to fill out your Tin Tin collection, or a great place to start.


Out of Ashes Cover Image
By Keiji Nakazawa, Project Gen (Translator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9780867195958
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Published: Last Gasp - October 2005

Tragic Kingdom: The Magical Art of Camille Rose Garcia Cover Image
By Camille Rose Garcia (Illustrator), Susan Landauer (Other), Doug Harvey (Contribution by)
$39.95
ISBN: 9780867196832
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Published: Last Gasp - September 15th, 2007

Garcia knocked us out with her versions of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Pinocchio. Her take on Snow White is one of the most anticipated books of the spring. This book is a collection of her best work beyond those and more importantly, includes sketches to show her process. One of the most exciting artists at work today, we simply couldn't recommend this book more highly.


Arab in America Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780867196733
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Published: Last Gasp - February 2008

Beirut born, American raised El Rassi's autobiography about life in America as an Arab in a post-9/11 world might be the most important book to come out of the tragedy. He offers us a window from the inside out and shows us our own misconceptions, prejudices, and errors. Brilliant.


The Art of Herge, Inventor of Tintin: Volume 1: 1907-1937 Cover Image
By Philippe Goddin, Michael Farr (Translator)
$39.95
ISBN: 9780867197068
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Published: Last Gasp - August 1st, 2008

Herge, enigmatic creator of Tin Tin, reveals himself in this volume to be a master artist. Tracing his career as an artist through sketches and finished works, we are given insight into the creative process of a giant, as well as a running history of modern art. This is art at its absolute best shown in all its stages of creation.


The Tree Show Cover Image
By Mark Ryden (Artist), Holly Meyers (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
$40.00
ISBN: 9781931955089
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Published: Porterhouse Fine Art Editions - February 1st, 2009

Here's the show that broke the rules. Legendary at this point, Ryden's collection takes on its own mythology, with his sharp eye and countercultural underpinnings. Utterly brilliant work, Ryden created a host of imitators in his wake with this. A book to treasure.


Fushigi Circus Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780867197204
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Published: Last Gasp - October 2009

Here are Ryden's works prior to The Tree Show. Subversive content matched with classic technique, this little book is a gem. Ryden has this sharp ability to grab you by the collar and make you think. But he doesn't have to shock to do it, he lures you in. Unfamiliar with his work? This is the place to start.


Tintin: The Complete Companion Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780867197549
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Published: Last Gasp - November 2011

The ultimate guide for Tin Tin fans. It walks you through each of the Tin Tin books, showing where the ideas and inspiration came from. You've never seen Tin Tin this way before and it is an incredible journey through the creative processes of Herge.


Tintin & Snowy Big Activity Book Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780867197617
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Published: Last Gasp - November 2011

Anatomy of Sorrow Cover Image
By Janice Gore Ph. D. (With), Billy Shire (Foreword by), Daniel Martin Diaz (Artist)
$35.00
ISBN: 9780867197686
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Published: Last Gasp - November 15th, 2011

Diaz's collection reminds us of lost treasures dug up from the remnants of a fallen castle. Eerie, yet with a stunning, classic presentation, these paintings are journeys and windows. Shamans and shadows and the dirt of the Chicano Southwest collide in remarkable ways here.


Life After the Bomb Cover Image
By Keiji Nakazawa, Project Gen (Translator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9780867195941
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Published: Last Gasp - September 30th, 2005

Nakazawa was seven years old and living in Hiroshima when the atomic bomb was dropped on his hometown. His graphic novel series about the immediate days before and after the bomb was dropped is one of the most important pieces of literature we have on the day. As important as Maus or Hersey's Hiroshima, Nakazawa's saga is a timeless document about war and the human heart. This should be required reading in schools.


A Cartoon Story of Hiroshima Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780867196023
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Published: Last Gasp - September 2004

The Adventures of Herge: Creator of Tintin Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780867196795
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Published: Last Gasp - February 25th, 2015

Hi-Fructose: Collected Edition 1 Cover Image
By Annie Owens (Editor), Attaboy (Editor)
$35.00
ISBN: 9780867197136
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Published: Last Gasp - February 25th, 2015

Hi-Fructose is the magazine your art teacher doesn't want you to read. Here's the American underground collected in one spot: the pop-surrealists, the manifesto makers, the dangerous and the glorious. Here is our counterculture in this WalMart world. For the unfamiliar this book is the place to start. For the artist: here's your liberation.


Abraham Obama Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780867197228
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Last Gasp - November 2009

A tour through modern street art and the place where it collides with politics, Abraham Obama is a raw look at underground American politics. In the forthcoming election season nothing could be more important.


Hi-Fructose Collected Edition 2 Cover Image
By Annie Owens (Editor), Attaboy (Editor)
$39.95
ISBN: 9780867197440
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Published: Last Gasp - September 15th, 2010

Hi-Fructose is the magazine your art teacher doesn't want you to read. Here's the American underground collected in one spot: the pop-surrealists, the manifesto makers, the dangerous and the glorious. This is the second volume of the magazine's issues. Welcome.


Krampus: The Devil of Christmas Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780867197471
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Last Gasp - October 2010

Ron English's Stickable Art Offenses: A Sticker Book Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780867197594
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Published: Last Gasp - December 1st, 2011

You recognize English's work from the movie poster for Super Size Me. Here is a collection of his most subversive anti-ad work, all in usable stickers. English skewers our current socio-political climate with razor sharpness. He'll make you laugh just as hard as he'll make you think. A legend.


La Luz de Jesus 25: The Little Gallery That Could Cover Image
By Janice S. Gore (Editor), Billy Shire (Designed by)
$40.00
ISBN: 9780867197648
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Published: Last Gasp - November 15th, 2011

Billy Shire's La Luz de Jesus gallery has been the lynchpin for underground and progressive art in this country for 25 years. To celebrate the gallery's anniversary Shire organized a massive show which is cataloged here. The best started here and are in this collection: Ed Hardy, Matt Groening, Jaw Cooper, Robert Williams (who did G'nR's covers), the Clayton Brothers and more. Legendary.


Memoir: The Tattooed Portraits Series Cover Image
By Shawn Barber, Margaret Cho (Foreword by), C. W. Eldridge (Introduction by)
$39.95
ISBN: 9780867197754
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Published: Last Gasp - September 2012

Barber is one of America's finest tattoo artists. Here he shows himself to be one of our best painters as well. Memoir is a tour through the tattoo world, it's patrons and saints, madmen and artists. It is also a look at one man's own art and how the creative act must stand above all. Brilliant, beautiful work.


Merchants of Death Cover Image
By Keiji Nakazawa, Project Gen (Translator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9780867195996
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Published: Last Gasp - February 25th, 2015

The Never-Ending War Cover Image
By Keiji Nakazawa, Project Gen (Translator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9780867195965
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Published: Last Gasp - February 25th, 2015

Writing the Truth Cover Image
By Keiji Nakazawa, Project Gen (Translator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9780867195972
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Published: Last Gasp - February 25th, 2015

Tintin & Co. Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780867196900
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Last Gasp - February 25th, 2015

Breaking Down Borders Cover Image
By Keiji Nakazawa, Project Gen (Translator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9780867196009
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Published: Last Gasp - February 25th, 2015

The Art of Herge, Inventor of Tintin, Volume 2: 1937-1949 Cover Image
By Philippe Goddin, Michael Farr (Translator)
$39.95
ISBN: 9780867197242
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Published: Last Gasp - February 25th, 2015

Never Give Up Cover Image
By Keiji Nakazawa, Project Gen (Translator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9780867196016
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Published: Last Gasp - February 25th, 2015

Pop Psychedelic Cover Image
$39.95
ISBN: 9780867197426
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Published: Last Gasp - September 2012

Pinocchio Cover Image
$44.75
ISBN: 9780861661725
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Published: Knockabout Comics - March 1st, 2011

A modern re-telling like you've never seen before. Pinocchio is a war machine made by big industry and set loose in a world of hitmen, strippers, drugs, bars, toxic monsters and hard-boiled detectives. Winshluss has made the perfect wordless comic: you'll get everything that is going on and the focus on the panels expands the sense of story greatly. A true masterpiece and utterly unforgettable commentary on the 21st century.


The Art of Herge Inventor of Tintin, Volume 3: 1950-1983 Cover Image
By Philippe Goddin, Michael Farr (Translator)
$39.95
ISBN: 9780867197631
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Published: Last Gasp - November 15th, 2011

Blab World No. 2 Cover Image
By Monte Beauchamp (Editor)
$24.95
ISBN: 9780867198508
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Published: Last Gasp - August 2012

Amigos de los Muertos Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780867197815
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Published: Last Gasp - November 2012

Hi-Fructose Collected Edition 3 Box Set Cover Image
By Annie Owens, Annie Owens (Editor)
$75.00
ISBN: 9780867197716
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Published: Last Gasp - January 15th, 2013

Spain: Rock, Roll, Rumbles, Rebels & Revolution Cover Image
By Anthony Bannon Ph. D. (Foreword by)
$20.00
ISBN: 9780867197822
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Published: Last Gasp - December 2012

 

 

Situated on the main street of the historic Delaware Riverfront town of New Hope, Pennsylvania, Farley’s Bookshop and its knowledgeable, experienced staff have endeavored to satisfy the literary tastes of the area inhabitants for over forty years. Whether you are Bucks County born-and-bred or just stopping by to enjoy the crisp river air and delightful scenery, you will be pleasantly surprised to find the largest and most diverse collection of books-in-print in Bucks County. Farley’s may have competition, but it has few peers. We encourage you to browse our website, but please remember that getting acquainted with our online persona is no substitute for exploring the narrow passageways and teeming shelves of our storefront and discovering that perfect book nestled amongst so many others.