APE 2015 Recap

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( October 8, 2015 ) This past weekend marked the much-discussed return of the Alternative Press Expo to San Jose. Ownership of the convention had been passed from the San Diego Comic-Con organizers (who have been running it for the past 15 years) back to its original founder, Dan Vado of Slave Labor Graphics. READ MORE

James Jean Retrospective Pareidolia - Available Now

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( October 7, 2015 ) Fans of artist James Jean can finally rejoice. His long-awaited volume of collected works, Pareidolia, has arrived from Tokyo's PIE Books. This book contains classic work as well as new art exclusive to this collection. READ MORE

Get into the Holiday Spirit

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( October 5, 2015 ) Rev up the fog machine and plunk yourself down on the nearest hay bale, Halloween is fast approaching. In honor of the best holiday, we've compiled an assortment of books to help you make the most of the spookiest time of year. READ MORE

APE Returns To San Jose: October 3rd & 4th

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( September 28, 2015 ) After many years, the Alternative Press Expo returns to its original homeland of San Jose, California. Will it be similar to the SF version of APE we've enjoyed for the past 15 years? Will it recapture the spirit of the original APEs of the 1990s? Come to San Jose and find out for yourself. READ MORE

September Staff Picks

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( September 25, 2015 ) The staff at Last Gasp provides a handy treasure map guiding you towards the best books of September 2015. A mother's diary, Japanese horror, psychedelic dreamscapes, medical oddities - it's all here for your perusal. READ MORE

Celebrate Banned Books Week with Forbidden Comics

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( September 23, 2015 ) Humble Bundle is offering a "Pay What You Will" sale on banned or challenged comic books in honor of "Banned Books Week". The featured books include titles by Alan Moore, Los Bros Hernandez, Keiji Nakazawa, Jim Woodring, and more. This sale benefits the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. READ MORE

Skin Picks: September 2015

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( September 17, 2015 ) Artist-kook Skinner (of Forbidden Activities fame) reporting LIVE from Last Gasp about his new favorite distro arrival for September. What could it be? READ MORE

End Of Summer Mailorder Sale

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( September 16, 2015 ) It's true what they say, it's hard to say good-bye to yesterday. Summer is almost gone, but Last Gasp is offering an excellent sale exclusively for our mail order customers to help ease the pain: Free shipping throughout September. READ MORE

Thanks For Coming to the 20th St. Block Party

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( September 14, 2015 ) It was great to see all of our friends and neighbors who came out to the 3rd Annual 20th Street Block Party this past weekend. Special thanks to those who bought books or brought cute dogs by our booth (or both!). READ MORE

The New Edition of Barefoot Gen Is Funded!

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( September 10, 2015 ) Our Barefoot Gen Kickstarter has reached its goal! Thanks to you, a new hardbound edition of Barefoot Gen Volumes 1 - 4 will be designed, published, and then distributed to as many schools and libraries as possible. READ MORE