The Georgetown Art Attack, one of the Northwest's liveliest and most provocative cultural encounters, returns on Saturday, June 13 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. The June installment of this monthly art walk once again includes an eclectic array of local, national and international artists working in diverse media. The public of all ages is invited to explore the historic quarter and visit its countless resident artists and creative enterprises.
Among the highlights of the June 13 Art Attack: "Les Femmes a la Carte," a one-night exhibition of work by Rebecca Woodhouse, Beverly Gimlin, Jessie Higgins Murray, Linda Sherman, and Tina Randolph in the Melinda Hannigan space at Equinox Studios; Rebecca Bolte ‘s "Things Aflame and Things Burned," a hot new series of traditional photographic still lifes on fire at Bolte Creative; "Low Moon," an exhibition of original comics and book signing by internationally acclaimed Norwegian cartoonist Jason at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery; Full Throttle Bottles presents Anthony Godoy's panoramic photographs together with a display of Hazard Factory's power tool racers in advance of Georgetown's annual Power Tool Races (on June 27); Georgetown Tile Works features outsider and southern folk artists from the Shortbusgallery collection, including Tom D., Alyne Harris, R.A. Miller, Mr. Imagination and others; Motorcycle paintings and prints by John Bickley at Smarty Pants; Paintings by Bryan Ubaghs with music by Dubcar at the Stables; a stimulating assortment of alluring shops including vintage vinyl at Georgetown Records, mid-century Americana at Fruit Cocktail Collectibles, handcrafted gifts at George, the recently relocated A Dog's Dream canine boutique, and the newly opened bicycle shop Bikes So Good; dozens of open art studios; baked goods and beverages at Two Tartes Bakery and All City Coffee, and colorful dining and imbibing at Georgetown's many illustrious bars and cafes.
Preceding the Art Attack, our SoDo neighbors to the immediate north are hosting "Art on Airport" from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM. The public is invited to tour more than 20 art studios housed in the Sunny Arms complex (707 S. Snoqualmie St.), ORB (Old Rainier Brewery, 3100 Airport Way S.), and the 4810 Building (4810 Airport Way S.)
The Georgetown Second Saturday Art Attack is a monthly promotion of the Georgetown Merchants' Association. For more information contact GMA chair Kathy Nyland or Art Attack coordinator Larry Reid, or visit: www.georgetownartattack.com
Scheduled to arrive in comics shops this week: Uptight #3 by Jordan Crane.
Comic shops will be getting this item before we have it in stock ourselves, due to the intricacies of shipping and distribution, so once again the Wednesday Warriors win out! As always, check with your local shop to confirm availability.
(Note that our description of the issue has been updated to reflect the issue's contents; the story "Keeping Two" does not appear in this issue.)
As the cast pairs off to commence moving Jain and Pin (and a pampered chicken) into the castle, the conversations range far and wide, from romance to war politics. You'll learn that the wise man always has the right goat for the job, and that sometimes you just have to say "Hooray for ridiculous." Plus, you'll find out what happens when a giant moves to your town (hint: making a pie requires semaphore signals).
Your Online Commentary & Diversions for the first day of June '09:
• Review: "Holy cats!... Wolverton's illustrations [in The Wolverton Bible], done in the same unmistakable, stippled style that characterized his grotesqueries, show off the grim, the violent, and the destructive in the Old Testament, putting the blood and guts in the spotlight. The result is like no illustrated Bible you've ever seen... This is a side of Wolverton I never suspected, but it is perfectly him, humorous, grisly, mad and wonderful." - Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing
• Review/Profile: "...Unlovable by Esther Pearl Watson... was for me like discovering a nugget of gold in a sieve! ...really original and fun." - Lezinfo (translated from French)
• Review: "With great candor and wit, [Peter] Bagge tackles [the] issues... in Everybody Is Stupid Except for Me, a collection of his strips from Reason Magazine. As in his previous works like Hate and The Bradleys, Bagge deftly manages to simultaneously anger and amuse the reader with his intensely personal stories about larger topical issues." - Rick Klaw, The SF Site: Nexus Graphica
• Review: "...[T]he comics in this collection [of Blazing Combat] are astounding... The art is reproduced from 'the original printer’s films,' so the work is clear and detailed, with the washes and shading providing depth and a feeling of realism... The stories are still timely." - Johanna Draper Carlson, Comics Worth Reading
• Interview: The Comics Reporter's Tom Spurgeon talks to Bob Fingerman about his latest projects, including Connective Tissue. Sample quote: "I think if I did nothing but comics, I would end up hating comics. For a while there I was actually beginning to hate comics."
• Interview: Robot 6's Tim O'Shea talks to Supermen! editor Greg Sadowski about the collection of Golden Age hero stories. Sample quote: "I never liked those 'Archive' editions where they bleach out the old colors and replace them with modern coloring methods printed on glossy paper. That whitewashes all the distinction out of those vintage books and transforms them into a cloyingly slick and artificial product."
• Video: From Paul Hornschemeier's blog: "Via Tuono Pettinato on Facebook: A Peanuts documentary (broken into 5 parts on YouTube) where Charles Schulz discusses the making of the animated Peanuts and the role of music. It's great footage, and makes me miss Schulz's genius all the more."
"The Fletcher Hanks Experience" will debut at MoCCA Comics festival on Saturday, June 6 at 5:00.
"The Fletcher Hanks Experience" is a safari over the craggy landscape of the psyche of Fletcher Hanks. Combining archival audio of Hanks' son with comic book panels, Paul Karasik takes the audience into the mind of the man whom R. Crumb called, "A Twisted dude".
PLUS: "You Shall Die By Your Own Evil Creation!" the 2nd of volume of collected Hanks tales will also debut at MoCCA!
PLUS PLUS PLUS: Each Hanks book purchased at MoCCA comes with a complimentary coloring book, "Color Me or DIE!" with a cover drawn by Charles Burns!!!
Paul Karasik will be signing books on Saturday, June 6 from 2-3 and Sunday, June 7 from 12-1
(For more Fantagraphics signing times and activities, click here.)
A comics conversation with award-winning cartoonists Nicolas Mahler and Mark Newgarden. Moderated by Mark David Nevins.
Join us for a lively and visually rich conversation with Nicolas Mahler and Mark Newgarden, in which we will explore how comics work, the marketplaces for graphic humor, where these cartoonists get their ideas, and, yes, the answer to the eternal question, "What is 'Funny'?"
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