Nov. 9 – Ed Piskor & Jim Rugg: RED ROOM Virtual Book Launch

Streaming live to Fantagraphics’ Facebook page at

Join New York Times bestselling artist Ed Piskor for a virtual book launch celebrating the release of his newest book, Red Room! Ed will sit down with fellow artist (and Cartoonist Kayfabe partner) Jim Rugg (Street Angel) to discuss the shadowy world of outlaw comics. Signed bookplate copies available to order via our virtual hosts, Floating World Comics in Portland, OR!

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A cyberpunk, outlaw, splatterpunk masterpiece from the New York Times bestselling creator of Hip Hop Family Tree and X-Men: Grand Design!

Aided by the anonymous dark web and nearly untraceable cryptocurrency, a criminal subculture has emerged. It livestreams murders as entertainment. Who are the killers? Who are the victims? Who is paying to watch? How to stop it? Red Room is constructed as a series of interconnected stories, shining a light on the characters who exist in the ugliest of corners in cyberspace. Piskor cuts the graphic horror with his sharp sense of humor, gorgeous cartooning, and dynamic storytelling. Red Room peels back the curtain on the side of humanity few of us knew existed, let alone understood.

Fans and followers of Piskor’s YouTube channel sensation, Cartoonist Kayfabe, have already made Red Room: The Antisocial Network one of the most eagerly anticipated and talked-about releases of 2021. It is the first in a series of graphic novels, with the second scheduled for release in Summer 2022.

WHO: Ed Piskor & Jim Rugg
WHAT: RED ROOM Virtual Book Launch
WHEN: Tuesday Nov. 9, 5pm PST
WHERE: Streaming live to Fantagraphics’ Facebook page at

Ed Piskor (b. 1982) was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. He is a former student of The Kubert School and collaborated with underground comics pioneer Harvey Pekar (American Splendor) before creating the best selling series Hip Hop Family Tree and X-Men: Grand Design (the latter for Marvel Comics).