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Georgetown Second Saturday Art Attack Continues with Spring Surge on March 8!
The inaugural Georgetown Second Saturday Art Attack in February attracted countless throngs of art enthusiasts to Seattles colorful and creative Georgetown community. This lively event continues on Second Saturday, March 8, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. The list of participants has expanded to more than 30 galleries, studios, nightclubs, boutiques, and cafes. The public of all ages is invited to explore the singular appeal of this diverse industrial arts district.
Among the many highlights of Art Attack festivities: Mike the One Man Band performing his vaudevillian act at Jules Mae's Saloon; an exhibition of expressive portraits by photographer Rebecca Bolte at Bolte Creative; an interactive Comics Jam with Jim Woodring's Friends of the Nib, featuring a guest appearance by underground comix legend Kim Deitch screening his rarely seen film short Dial M for Monster at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery; a show of recent work by Georgetown painter Mark LaFalce at Two Tarts Bakery, open house salons at Bella Vitale, Equinox, and Catherine Gill Studios; Jenna Colby's "The Hunted Verses the Hunters" exhibit at Georgetown Tile Works; and much more.
Come dine, drink, shop and socialize in one of our regions most entertaining and engaging cultural environments. Most participating businesses cater to all ages clientele and admission is free. The Georgetown Second Saturday Art Attack is a production of the Georgetown Merchants Association. Website: www.georgetownartattack.com
Georgetown Second Saturday Art Attack
All City Coffee, Artcore Tattoo, Art at the Top of the Stairs. Backstage, Bella Vitale, Belle & Wissell, Bolte Creative, Calamity Jane's, Catherine Gill Studios, A Dog's Dream Natural Pet Supply, Equinox Studios, Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery, Fruit Cocktail Collectibles, Full Throttle Bottles, George, Georgetown Art Center, Georgetown Liquor Company*, Georgetown Records, Georgetown Tile Works, Great Stuff, Hangar Café, Jules Maes Saloon*, MIX, 9 Lb. Hammer*, Smarty Pants Restaurant*, Squid and Ink, Stellar Pizza & Ale, Two Tarts Bakery, and more.
Apologies to our New York fans, but due to inclement weather, the HOTWIRE2 comics signing (at Rocketship) originally slated for tonight has been RESCHEDULED.
It has been pushed back to March 14th (Friday nite 8:00-10:00) at Rocketship..... it is NOT ON TONITE.
Hope to see you all then, and apologies on behalf of Mother Nature. Stay warm, all!
Craig Yoe's ARFLOVERS blog has a nice new interview up with cartoonist and Hotwire editor, Glenn Head. Craig and Glenn will of course be on hand at Rocketship this Friday as well, along with Jonathan Rosen, Sam Henderson, Danny Hellman, Mark Newgarden, David Sandlin, Chadwick Whitehead, R. Sikoryak, Doug Allen, Marc Dean Veca, and more!
Meanwhile, the response to the "open call" slot(s) for BEASTS! Book Two has been surprising and it's been fun to see the work of people I wouldn't have otherwise come across. I can't find time to respond to everyone and though there are a few standout pieces we're all looking forward to seeing more before the March 1st deadline...
Want to submit something? Here are the details...
Jeremy Eaton is collaborating with outsider musician Willy Blanefield III over at Blanefield's MySpace page, with Eaton providing illustrations for each of Blanefield's mercurial songs (with titles such as "Retarded" and "We Burned Frank Sinatra"). Meanwhile, Eaton is selling the originals over at Comic Art Collective, including this amazing Shaft-as-literal-sex-machine Kirby homage.
Join Ellen for a multimedia reading and performance next Thursday!
Plus! Dazzling dancer Fuschia FoXXX! (Voted one of The Stranger's "Sexiest Citizens"!) Scantily-clad sirens, including Holly Chernobyl! (Also voted one of The Stranger's "Sexiest Citizens"!) Chocolate kisses! More!!
Thursday, February 28, 7pm
FRIENDS OF THE NIB COMICS JAM WITH SPECIAL GUEST KIM DEITCH AT FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKSTORE & GALLERY ON SATURDAY, MARCH 8.
The public is invited to join a stellar group of accomplished cartoonists in the "Friends of the Nib Comics Jam" at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery on Saturday, March 8 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. Celebrated cartoonist and visual artist Jim Woodring will preside over the activities, which will include a guest appearance by New York underground comix legend Kim Deitch. Aspiring cartoonists of all ages are encouraged to participate in this lively session, which will include a rare screening of Deitch's 1960 short film "Dial M for Monster."
Friends of the Nib is an informal cartoonist's salon formed by Woodring that meets weekly at Café Racer in Seattle’s Ravenna neighborhood. Acclaimed artists such as Ellen Forney, David Lasky and animator Bruce Bickford regularly attend to mentor emerging cartoonists and network with their peers. The “Comics Jam” on March 8 will feature more than a dozen artists cartooning on-site while offering casual encouragement to public participants.
Kim Deitch is among America’s most prominent and influential alternative cartoonists. The (astonishingly sophisticated) animated and live-action film short "Dial M for Monster" he created as a teenager with his friend Tony Eastman has become legendary among Deitch fans; it was never released, and has only been shown a handful of times in small venues as part of Deitch's multimedia presentations; see below for a two-page comic strip by Deitch about the film. Prior to the 7:30 screening, he will introduce the film with a brief media presentation.
Deitch's work has been featured in Art Spiegelman's RAW and R. Crumb'sWeirdo anthologies. In a recent review of Deitch's Shadowland graphic novel, New York Times book critic John Hodgman observed, "Few underground cartoonists deserve that subterranean title so fully as Kim Deitch. He was there at the beginning of the movement, drawing for The East Village Other in 1967, and his work retains much of that psychedelic, R. Crumb-like earthiness." In addition to Shadowland, Fantagraphics Books has collected Deitch's work in Beyond the Pale and published comic book series including The Stuff of Dreams, Mishkin File, and Waldo World.
Admission is free to the public of all ages.
Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is located at 1201 S. Vale St. in Seattle's Georgetown industrial arts district. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM. Phone 206.658.0110.
The "Comics Jam" coincides with the monthly "Georgetown Second Saturday Art Attack." Over twenty-five galleries, studios, nightclubs, boutiques, and cafes participate in this lively showcase of Georgetown’s creative diversity.
"Friends of the Nib" Comics Jam with special guest Kim Deitch
Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery
Open Daily 11:30 – 8:00 PM. Sundays until 5:00 PM
*It's the inaugural Georgetown Second Saturday Art Attack!