“Inio Asano is one of the best new manga creators, hands down.” – Shaenon Garrity,

“Inio Asano is one of the great emerging voices in manga… [Nijigahara Holograph] is guaranteed to be one of the books of the year, and should help cement Asano’s reputation.” – ComicsAlliance

“Asano is so young, and [his] ability to talk about human nature, and the distress of becoming an adult is equally painful and beautiful. [He] is in my opinion one of the best and more moving storytellers working nowadays.” – Emma Rios (Pretty Deadly)

Nijigahara Holograph (虹ヶ原ホログラフ)
by Inio Asano
translated by Matt Thorn

296-page black & white 7" x 9.5" hardcover • $29.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-583-9

Due to arrive in about 3-5 weeks. Click the thumbnails for larger versions; get more info, see more previews and pre-order your copy here:


It’s a great pleasure to reveal the final cover artwork for one of our most anticipated books of 2014. How to Be Happy collects short comics by Eleanor Davis and it will floor you with its beauty and depth. You’ve seen some of this work in Best American Comics, Mome, Nobrow, and Lucky Peach (if you’re tuned in to the hip print outlets) and on the web (if you’re tuned in to Tumblr), and now it’s collected in one gorgeous book, due out this Summer.

Pre-sale is on now, and more previews are in the pipeline. For now, we thought you might also like a look at the jaw-dropping wraparound cover art unfettered by text and stuff.

Special Guest: Matt Furie

Linework NW is delighted to announce our first Special Guest of 2016: Matt Furie!

Matt Furie is a prolific illustrator, cartoonist, animator, and fine artist. His intensely detailed and pop-inflected art has been exhibited at Fecal Face Gallery, Giant Robot, New Image Art, 111 Minna, The Showcave, and many more.

His comics and books include Boy’s Club, Dungeon Family, and the children’s book The Night Riders (McSweeney’s). He is also the creator of Pepe the Frog, the character that sparked a 1000 memes.

Linework NW is proud to announce that Fantagraphics will be premiering the long-awaited Boy’s Club collected edition at Linework NW this year! 


I’m about 30 pages into my new (as yet untitled) crime story.

Here are some location shots: an el station, a diner and a bowling alley - these are all partly from reference pictures and partly from my head. All my stories take place in the same city, so there will likely be some visual overlap with my other stuff.  This is going to be a pretty huge undertaking, I think - longer than Good Dog for sure. 

I’ll be posting various things every week or so, just to show you what i’m up to - lord knows when it’ll be finished…

With the alt-right’s attempts to co-op Pepe as an image of white supremacy (and Hillary Clinton’s website getting his origin story wrong) the time has come America. Let’s #MakePepeGreatAgain.

Image by Matt Furie, creator of Boy’s Club and Pepe the Frog. Repost and show us your rarest pepes.



I’m honored that my little existential robot story, “We Were Not Made for This World” (first published in Project Telstar by AdHouse, later collected in Let Us Be Perfectly Clear by Fantagraphics) is being made into a film. All the shots that director Colin West McDonald has sent me so far have me itching to see the final footage…

Read more about the project on The Robot Scriptures’ site.