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.
Barefoot Gen Volume 4: Out of the Ashes By Keiji Nakazawa Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780867195958
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Published: Last Gasp - October 1st, 2005

Arab in America By Toufic El Rassi Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780867196733
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Published: Last Gasp - February 1st, 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.


Fushigi Circus By Mark Ryden Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780867197204
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Last Gasp - October 1st, 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 & Snowy Big Activity Book By Simon Beecroft, Guy Harvey Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780867197617
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Published: Last Gasp - November 1st, 2011

Anatomy of Sorrow By Daniel Martin Diaz, Billy Shire (Foreword by), Janice Gore Ph. D. (With) Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780867197686
Availability: Special Order
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.


Barefoot Gen Volume 3: Life After the Bomb By Keiji Nakazawa Cover Image
$16.95
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.


Barefoot Gen Volume 1: A Cartoon Story of Hiroshima By Keiji Nakazawa Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780867196023
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Published: Last Gasp - September 1st, 2004

The Adventures of Herge: Creator of Tintin By Michael Farr Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780867196795
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Published: Last Gasp - April 1st, 2008

Abraham Obama By Don Goede Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780867197228
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Published: Last Gasp - November 1st, 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 By Annie Owens (Editor), Attaboy Attaboy (Editor) Cover Image
By Annie Owens (Editor), Attaboy 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 By Monte Beauchamp Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780867197471
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Published: Last Gasp - October 1st, 2010

La Luz de Jesus 25: The Little Gallery That Could By Billy Shire, Janice Gore (Editor), Alix Sloan (Preface by) Cover Image
By Billy Shire, Janice Gore (Editor), Alix Sloan (Preface 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 By Shawn Barber, Margaret Cho (Foreword by), Marisa Kakoulas (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Shawn Barber, Margaret Cho (Foreword by), Marisa Kakoulas (Introduction by)
$39.95
ISBN: 9780867197754
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Published: Last Gasp - September 1st, 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.


Barefoot Gen Volume 8: Merchants of Death By Keiji Nakazawa Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780867195996
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Published: Last Gasp - March 1st, 2009

Barefoot Gen Volume 5: The Never-Ending War By Keiji Nakazawa Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780867195965
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Published: Last Gasp - May 1st, 2008

Barefoot Gen, Vol. 6: Writing the Truth By Keiji Nakazawa Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780867195972
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Published: Last Gasp - May 1st, 2008

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

Barefoot Gen Volume 9: Breaking Down Borders By Keiji Nakazawa Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780867196009
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Published: Last Gasp - November 30th, 2009

Barefoot Gen Volume 10: Never Give Up By Keiji Nakazawa Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780867196016
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Last Gasp - November 1st, 2009

Pinocchio By Winshluss Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780861661725
Availability: Special Order
Published: Fanfare - April 25th, 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.


Blab World No. 2 By Monte Beauchamp (Editor) Cover Image
By Monte Beauchamp (Editor)
$24.95
ISBN: 9780867198508
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Published: Last Gasp - August 1st, 2012

Amigos de los Muertos By Jeral Tidwell, David Lozeau Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780867197815
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Last Gasp - November 1st, 2012

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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 fifty 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.

 

New Hope for American Art

                                               New Hope for American Art is the most comprehensive book ever published on artists from, and surrounding, the New Hope Art Colony (also known as the Pennsylvania Impressionists). This book, with its 612 pages and over 1,000 color plates of artwork include biographies of 165 individual Pennsylvania Impressionists and New Hope Modernists as well as artists from the Philadelphia Ten, a pioneering group of women all educated at Philadelphia art schools. 

In this book, you'll find biographies and artwork from such artists as:

  • Daniel Garber
  • Edward Redfield
  • George Sotter
  • Arthur Meltzer
  • Robert Spencer
  • William Langson Lathrop
  • Kenneth Nunamaker
  • John Folinsbee
  • Henry Snell
  • William F. Taylor
  • Fern Coppedge
  • M. Elizabeth Price
  • Clarence Johnson
  • S. George Phillips
  • Rae Sloan Bredin
  • Walter Baum
  • Walter Schofield
  • Morgan Colt
  • Charles Rosen
  • Joseph Meierhans
  • Charles F. Ramsey
  • Louis Stone
  • Charles Evans
  • Josef Zenk

New Hope for American Art was authored, designed and published by James M. Alterman, an expert in the field of Pennsylvania Impressionist and Modernist painting. A longtime collector and owner of two fine art galleries, Alterman wanted to create a user-friendly book intended not only to educate collectors and enthusiasts about this art but to help train one's eye. The book offers valuable tips on how to avoid common mistakes often experienced by new collectors drawn from the author's personal experiences as a collector and fine art dealer.