This season’s Fantagraphics catalog arrived in the mail with the portrait of Kim Thompson, above. Kim passed away this summer, but not before he left a rich publishing legacy for us to enjoy.
Below you can see a comic about Kim’s history in the world of comic books, another portrait, and a couple of cartoons produced in his honor. They come from a Seattle publication sent to us by a friend just weeks before the Fantagraphics catalog arrived. If you want to go more in-depth, read the entire article online courtesy of The Stranger. Author Robert Boyd and several more comics artists give Kim a truly touching memorial. If you would like to sample some of our favorites from this publisher, just click Fantagraphics to roam through our online archive.