|Old school: Beat Happening played the warehouse|
|Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Fantagraphics history, events||15 Nov 2007 9:03 AM|
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LOVE AND ROCKETS MOVES TO ANNUAL, BOOK-SIZE FORMAT IN 2008
Seattle, WA ---- After 25 years of being published in a traditional saddle-stitched magazine format released three or more times a year -- first in the magazine-sized VOLUME I (50 issues, 1982-1996) and then in the comic book sized VOLUME II (20 issues, 2000-2007) - the award-winning LOVE AND ROCKETS comic book series will go on hiatus effective immediately and return next summer in its third incarnation, as a series of all-original, graphic novel-length releases.
Each annual volume will comprise at least 100 pages of all-new comics, split evenly between its creators, Gilbert, Jaime (and sometimes Mario) Hernandez. (The 21st issue of Volume 2, announced in #20, will now become part of Vol. III #1.)
Former Fallout Records owner and long-time Friend of Fantagraphics (and occasional employee back in the day) Tim Hayes is opening up a bar called Tigertail this next Friday in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle. If you know what's good for you, you'll be there.
Besides a sake menu and what's sure to be a great jukebox, the works of Daniel Johnston (from Hayes' collection) will be up on display!
Seattle Weekly has more here.
You can buy tickets here for this event Friday night at the Hugo House in Seattle...
Hugo Literary Series: "We Could Be Heroes"
Friday, November 16th, 2007, 7:30 PM
Cartoonist Ellen Forney, "This American Life" regular Jack Hitt, and poet/soldier Brian Turner present new work on the theme "We Could Be Heroes," alongside new music by Canary Sing.
Richard Hugo House
1634 Eleventh Avenue (one block north of Pine, in Capitol Hill)
Tickets are on sale now at www.brownpapertickets.com.
Upcoming Releases page. Pictured above: The Pin-Up Art of Dan DeCarlo Vol. 2; the 9th volume in our Krazy & Ignatz series, "A Ragout of Raspberries"; and The Comics Journal #287, featuring a cover interview with Jeffrey Brown.
Call 1-800-657-1100 (or 206-524-1967 outside the U.S.) or click the covers above and below to order online right now. Apart from the Journal, most of our books go out to our pre-order customers before they arrive in bookstores and comic shops, which means you can have bragging rights. Whee!