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Bill Schelly Goes MAD at Fantagraphics Bookstore
Written by Larry Reid | Filed under Josh SimmonsHarvey KurtzmanFantagraphics BookstoreeventsEC ComicsDaniel ClowesBill Schelly 31 Mar 2015 4:35 PM

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery welcomes comics scholar and author Bill Schelly on Saturday, April 11 as he presents his new biography Harvey Kurtzman: The Man Who Created Mad and Revolutionized Humor in America. Schelly will give an entertaining and informative slide talk on the illustrious career of one of the pivotal figures in American popular culture. A book signing will follow the presentation.

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Harvey Kurtzman wrote, edited and drew popular titles like Two-Fisted Tales and Frontline Combat for notorious publisher EC Comics. In a departure from their lurid line of crime and horror comics, Kurtzman created the satirical Mad in 1952. EC Comics soon fell victim to the hysterical crusading of politicians, child psychologists and religious zealots when the Comics Code Authority effectively banned most of their titles. Kurtzman's Mad persevered, and ironically became the instrument that indoctrinated an entire generation in the principle of art in the service of degenerate discourse - laying the foundation for the cultural upheaval of the 1960s.

Kurtzman's many contributions to midcentury American humor are explored at length by Schelly, with insightful interviews of Kurtzman collaborators like Hugh Hefner, Al Feldstein, James Warren, R. Crumb, Jack Davis, Gilbert Shelton, and more. Episodes like the FBI investigation during the McCarthy Era and his litigation with EC publisher Bill Gaines are detailed for the first time.

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Don't miss the debut of this amazing publication with a slide talk, exhibition and book signing on April 11 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. This event coincides with the colorful Georgetown Second Saturday Art Attack featuring visual and performing arts presentations throughout the historic neighborhood.

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Mark your calendars for the return of incomparable cartoonist Daniel Clowes on Saturday, April 18 with the world premiere of The Complete Eightball, followed a week later by provocative Seattle artist Josh Simmons on April 25. Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is located at 1201 S. Vale Street (at Airport Way S.), minutes south of downtown Seattle. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM. Phone 206.658.0110.

Listing Information

Bill Schelly presents Havey Kurtzman: The Man Who Created Mad
Slide talk, exhibition, and book signing
Saturday, April 11, 6:00 to 9:00 PM
Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery
1201 S. Vale Street | Seattle | 206.658.0110
Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM




FAIRFAX: MK Brown Art Show
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under MK Brownlibraryevents 31 Mar 2015 1:25 PM

Mk Brown
Cartoonist M.K. Brown is making a special appearance this Saturday, April 4th at the Fairfax Library. From 2-4pm, enjoy the opening reception and book signing while soaking in Brown's original artwork on display. The show of original comics, gag panels and more will remain up from the 1st to the 29th of April. A percentage of the sale of her collection, Stranger than Life, will benefit Friends of the Fairfax Library. Here's a few of my favorites from the book:
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This one is part of a longer comic:
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So come get a copy of Stranger than Life and check out a book or two from your local library!  

Stranger than Life
Fairfax Library
2097 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Fairfax, CA 94930








Wuvable Oaf by Ed Luce - Photoset Preview
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsnew releasesEd Luce 31 Mar 2015 10:00 AM

Wuvable Oaf
by Ed Luce

264-page black & white with color 7″ x 10.5″ hardcover
$29.99 | 978-1-60699-816-8

Due to arrive in 2-4 weeks. Click on the thumbnails for larger versions; get more info, see more previews, and pre-order your copy here:

http://www.fantagraphics.com/wuvableoaf

Good Taste!
Written by Larry Reid | Filed under Fantagraphics Bookstoreevents 26 Mar 2015 11:28 PM

From boutique breweries to chocolate confections, decadent burgers to gourmet delis, Seattle's oldest neighborhood is also its most sumptuous. Georgetown Bites: A Taste of Georgetown offers delicacies from over two dozen diverse drinking and dining establishments on Saturday, March 28 from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

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The food and hospitality industry played a pivotal role in Georgetown's remarkable revitalization. Georgetown Brewing (maker of the popular Manny's Pale Ale) has been joined by Ellenos Yogurt and Fran's Chocolates (favored by America's first couple Barack and Michele Obama and celebrity chef Bobby Flay.) Pioneering dining and nightlife establishments like Jules Maes Saloon, one of the region's oldest taverns, along with nearby Nine Pound Hammer, Stellar Pizza, and Smarty Pants have attracted a growing array of alluring restaurants, bars, and cafes including Zippy's Burgers, Fonda la Catrina, Via Tribunali, Georgetown Liquor Company, Brass Tacks, Square Knot Diner, All City Coffee, Hallava Falafel, Flying Squirrel, Star Brass Lounge, Hitchcock Deli, and many more. Don't miss this opportunity to sample some of Seattle's most creative cuisine.

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Georgetown Bites also marks the official beginning of the Festival Street project under construction right outside Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery. City officials and contractors will appear at noon on Saturday for the ceremonial groundbreaking to preview the project and answer questions from the community. See you then.

This Week in Fanta Events 3/26-3/29
Written by Anna Pederson | Filed under Pat ThomasLucy KnisleyJohnny RyanGraham KolbeinsFantagraphics historyeventsEd PiskorEd LuceDon RosaChip KiddartAnne Ishii 26 Mar 2015 2:49 PM

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Thursday, March 26th

Seattle, WA - Yikes! How many people can one comic book shop fit into their rafters? And how many more signs can they put on their door to let you know that this place is where it's at on Thursday? Arcane Comics in the Ballard neighborhood is kicking off ECCC with a who's who lineup of guests and fans. Some of these oh so special comic celebs are Ed Piskor and Ed Luce! Piskor has just wrapped Hip Hop Family Tree Vol 3, and Mr. Luce is debuting the super-sized, and super awe inspiring Wuvable Oaf collection in beautiful hardcover. Other faces you might want to see here will be Farel Dalrymple, Simon Roy, Alexis Ziritt, and Nick Pitarra (just to name a few). Head on over at 6 PM where you come for the comics, and stay for the Don Lucho's foodtruck! (More Details)

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Friday, March 27th

Seattle, WA - It's finally here. The little Seattle comic show that could. In just over a decade the Emerald City Comicon  has grown into the third largest comic convention in the U.S, and boasts the largest artist's alley. We're set up at the best table you'll ever see, with the best creators you'll ever meet. Today some of those creators include: Lucy Knisley, Ed Luce, Don Rosa and Ed Piskor. For our full signing schedule and breakdown of panels, check out (More Details)

Seattle, WA - If comic conventions aren't your thing, but still love the books, mosey on over to Elliot Bay Books for a Lucy Knisley signing and presentation about her latest releases, An Age of License, and Displacement. The reading starts at 7 PM at my favorite Seattle bookstore, and it won't be the same without you there! (More Details)

NYC - Continuing his NYC tour, Jiraiya will be stopping by Buearu of General Services - Queer Division for a talk and signing beginning at 7 PM. Hosted by the LGBT Community Center, The Buearu is a cultural center, bookstore, and event space that strives to protect and foster community. The Massive team fits right in to that ethos as they draw attention to and celebrate the life changing genre of gay manga, that's captured in the Massive anthology. (More Details)

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Saturday, March 28th

Seattle, WA - If that beautiful Frank and Becky guidebook cover doesn't get you to come to the Washington State Convention Center for the second day of Emerald City Comicon, then what hope do we have for humanity? Oh yeah, the amazing lineup of guests and panels and books we're hosting at the Fantagraphics table! With new releases like Wuvable Oaf and the Angry Youth Comix collection that are bound to astound, you're out of excuses as to why you shouldn't get your tookis to booth 308. (More Details

Los Angeles, CA - California is hot, and full of hot jazz. Boogy down on some of that hot jazz when you stop by Book Soup for the release of Invitation to Openness: The Jazz and Soul Photography of Les McCann 1960-1980. Author Pat Thomas, and subject Les McCann will both be there tonight for a roundtable discussion of music and photography, while DJ Adam Dorn spins cool tunes. History buffs, music buffs, photography buffs, this is your night! 5 PM! (More Details

NYC - There's a Jiraiya double whammy today! First, he and designer Chip Kidd give a presentation at the SVA ampitheatre with a live Q&A followed by a signing. The SVA has kickstarted many careers, and is the perfect setting for this free and open to the public event as they discuss Jiraiya's photo-realistic work, beginning at 3 PM. Please, no photography.          Can't make it to the SVA? No problem! All around cool clothing/fashion/accessory store Opening Ceremony will continue their tradition of being stewards of travel when they host Jiraiya for a reception and signing of Massive. The artist behind many of the clothing items sold by Massive, Jiraiya's notable products are right at home with Opening Ceremony. Stop by between 6-7 PM for your last chance to meet the man beofre he travels back to Japan. (More Details)

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Sunday, March 29th

Seattle, WA - Today is your last chance to fangirl/boy out on our lovely creators here at ECCC. On deck for Sunday includes signings at the Fantagraphics booth 308 with: KnisleyPiskor, and Rosa, and FOUR different panels where you can find Fanta artists and staffers alike sharing their well-spring of knowledge on the comics biz. These panels cover topics from cartooning school, to turning your passion into a career, and how to run your own freelance business successfully! (spoiler: it involves a lot of finance spreadsheeting). Get the dates and times to your future here (More Details)

Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Vol. 7: March of the Zombies by Floyd Gottfredson - Excerpt
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsMickey MouseFloyd GottfredsonDisneyComing Attractions 26 Mar 2015 1:50 PM

In this 22-page downloadable excerpt of volume 7 of our award-winning Floyd Gottfredson's Mickey Mouse series, Goofy buys a lion from the circus and, despite Mickey's warnings on the dangers of owning a pet lion, refuses to part with the beast. But when the law gets involved, it'll take all of Mickey's cleverness and wit to save the day!

You'll also get Thomas Andrae's full 6-page foreword, with detailed insights into the Mickey Mouse strips published during World War II.

Mickey Mouse Vol. 7: March of the Zombies is due out in stores this May, and you can pre-order it right here, right now!

Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Vol. 7: March of the Zombies by Floyd Gottfredson - Cover

Warehouse Clearance and Last Chance Sale!
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under sales specials 25 Mar 2015 6:00 AM

2015 Warehouse Clearance Sale

In order to make space for all of the new books coming our way over the next few years, we're clearing out a huge chunk of our inventory! And you know what that means...

A SALE!

Starting today, Wednesday March 25th, we have over 40 titles and 100 TCJ issues on sale, all between 50-75% off! From Love and Rockets and Hate to individual issues of Interiorae, Uptight, and Niger, with plenty of older books that have long since gone out of print, there are treasures aplenty to rifle through.

Help us clear out our shelves to make way for all the great new publications coming out over the next year, and grab some extraordinary savings on the amazing older books in our warehouse at the same time.

You can browse the full list of titles here. Many books are in very limited supply, and once they're gone—they're gone!

The Kurdles by Robert Goodin - Photoset Preview
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under Robert Goodinpreviewsnew releases 24 Mar 2015 10:45 AM

The Kurdles
by Robert Goodin

60-page full color 8.75” x 12” hardcover
$24.99 | 978-1-60699-832-8

Due to arrive in 2-4 weeks. Click on thumbnails for larger versions; get more info, see more previews, and pre-order your copy here:

http://www.fantagraphics.com/kurdles

Now in Stock: EC Comics Slipcase Volume 2
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under new releasesJohnny CraigJack KamenGraham IngelsAl Feldstein 23 Mar 2015 1:00 PM

Just arrived and shipping now from our mail-order department:

EC Comics Slipcase Vol. 2 - Cover

EC Comics Slipcase Vol. 2
by Al Feldstein, Johnny Craig, Jack Kamen, & Graham Ingels

810-page black & white 7.5" x 10.5" hardcover
$99.99 | 978-1-60699-821-2

See Previews / Order Now

Already have these four volumes? We've produced a limited quantity of just the slipcase cover, which you can purchase here.

Featuring: Johnny Craig's complete crime and horror stories from Crime SuspenStories and The Vault of Horror, twenty-five legendary horror stories from "Ghastly" Graham Ingels, Al Feldstein's solo science fiction from Weird Science and Weird Fantasy, and twenty-two EC science-fiction gems illustrated by Jack Kamen. Plus essays and notes by EC experts! A great gift for Father's Day or for the genre-fiction fan in your life.

Now in Stock: Sheriff of Bullet Valley, Starring Walt Disney's Donald Duck by Carl Barks
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under new releasesDisneyCarl Barks 23 Mar 2015 12:45 PM

Just arrived and shipping now from our mail-order department:

Sheriff of Bullet Valley, Starring Walt Disney's Donald Duck by Carl Barks - Cover

Sheriff of Bullet Valley, Starring Walt Disney's Donald Duck
by Carl Barks

96-page full color 7.25" x 5.5" softcover
$9.99 | 978-1-60699-820-5

See Previews / Order Now

When a passel of extra-sneaky, extra-ornery high-tech cattle rustlers strikes the good citizens of Bullet Valley, Donald Duck bravely dons a badge to become the "Sheriff of Bullet Valley." Fortified by the know-how he's gained watching Hollywood Westerns, our ever-intrepid Duck sets out to solve the perplexing mystery of how Blacksnake McSquirt's brand keeps showing up on the cattle of the honest ranchers. Sheriff of Bullet Valley is the second entry in our new line of affordable kid-friendly Donald Duck books: just-right half-height books packed with fun, laughs, and adventure. Each story is complete with all the original artwork (no panels have been dropped or altered). Bonus: Donald's always-exasperating cousin Gladstone Gander returns in, um, "Gladstone Returns." All stories written and drawn by Disney legend Carl Barks!