Thursday, April 11, 2024

Fantagraphics Books Will Publish the Late Joe Matt's Final Issue of "Peepshow"

Fantagraphics Proudly Announces the Posthumous Release of Peepshow #15 by Joe Matt

SEATTLE, WA—Fantagraphics Books is honored to announce the upcoming release of Peepshow #15, the latest and final issue of the critically acclaimed series by the late Joe Matt. Scheduled for release on July 17, 2024, this posthumous issue marks a significant moment in the legacy of one of the most distinctive and divisive voices in alternative comics.

Joe Matt, who passed away unexpectedly in 2023 at the age of 60, left behind a legacy that has influenced a generation of cartoonists, filmmakers, writers, artists, and readers alike. Known for his painfully honest and self-reflective work, Matt had been laboring over this new issue for 17 years, following the release of the previous issue in 2006.

In an extraordinary display of dedication and friendship, fellow cartoonist Chester Brown completed the final four uninked pages of Peepshow #15, ensuring that Joe Matt's vision would be fully realized. This issue is a testament to Matt's unyielding commitment to exploring the depths of his own character, offering readers a no-holds-barred look at his life with the same candidness and raw humor that defined his career.

Peepshow #15 details Matt's move from Toronto to Los Angeles in 2003 and his subsequent struggles, portrayed with his characteristic blend of self-deprecation and introspection. It's utterly shameless, completely self-absorbed, crafted with an exhibitionist's enthusiasm for his favorite subject, himself. Peepshow #15 is Joe Matt at his Joe Mattiest.

“Peepshow is amongst the great bodies of autobiographical work in the history of comics,” says Eric Reynolds, VP & Co-Publisher of Fantagraphics. “I’m grateful to Joe’s friends, and to Joe’s family, who have come together to put his final work out into the world where it belongs.”

Peepshow #15 is more than just the final chapter of a seminal series—it's a celebration of a life devoted to the art of comics. 

"Peepshow #15" by Joe Matt will be available in comic shops, online retailers, and from on July 17, 2024.

Peepshow #15
By Joe Matt
July 17, 2024 • $6.99
Pages 36 • Black & White • 6.75" × 9.75"


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