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Pat Moriarity Art on WEEDS
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Pat Moriarity 31 Aug 2010 1:36 PM

Cartoonist and former Fantagraphics Art Director Pat Moriarity's artwork was all over last week's episode of Showtime's WEEDS series (making for one of the most obscure Buddy Bradley cameos ever, in the process), check it out:

  

Visit Pat's website HERE.

FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS AT BUMBERSHOOT!
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Tony MillionaireJim WoodringFantagraphics historyeventsBumbershoot 30 Aug 2010 12:34 PM

This weekend is Seattle's BUMBERSHOOT festival ("bumbershoot" is old-timey for "umbrella" -- get it? it rains a lot here!), one of the biggest cultural events of the year in the great Pacific Northwest, and Fantagraphics will have a presence at the show in a few different ways, most notably a massive art exhibit curated by our own Larry Reid. Here's the skinny on all FBI goings-on: 

  

NORTHWEST COMIX: A 30-YEAR SURVEY OF SEATTLE ALTERNATIVE CARTOONISTS
Curated by Larry Reid in Association with Fantagraphics Books

Venue: Northwest Rooms

Open free to the public September 4-6 with admission to Bumbershoot 2010

This retrospective examines the Northwest's legacy as the birthplace of alternative comics (aka comix). Beginning with the work of Lynda Barry circa 1980, and running through today, the emphasis is on the role of comix in Seattle's youth movement of the '90s that went on to influence global popular culture. Curated by Larry Reid in conjunction with Fantagraphics Books, this exhibit features original artwork on display together with demonstrations by Friends of the Nib and Bureau of Drawers, as well as screenings of Hooked on Comix. Artists include Lynda Barry, Charles Burns, Peter Bagge, Jim Woodring, Ellen Forney, Patrick Moriarity, Mark Zingarelli, Roberta Gregory, Megan Kelso, Jim Blanchard, David Lasky, Justin Hampton, Ted Jouflas, and others.

 

AN EVENING WITH TONY MILLIONAIRE

Venue: Leo K. Theatre

Monday, September 6, 2010 • 5:30 pm- 6:30 pm

Tony Millionaire is the multiple award-winning creator of the self-syndicated comic strip, Maakies, which appears in weekly newspapers across the country. Maakies has been adapted to the small screen in 1998 for Saturday Night Live and in 2008 as The Drinky Crow Show for Cartoon Network's Adult Swim. Moderated by Eric Reynolds of Fantagraphics Books.

 

LISTEN WHITEY: A HISTORY OF BLACK POWER RECORDINGS
Hosted by Pat Thomas

Venue: Words & Ideas Stage

Saturday September 4, 2010 • 3:45PM - 4:45PM

Pat Thomas' forthcoming Fantagraphics book, Listen Whitey: The Sounds of Black Power 1965-1975, chronicles his huge collection of rare and out-of-print Black Power poetry, speeches, interviews, jazz, soul, rock, and pop recordings. He will be speaking about this exhaustive collection and providing unique insight into the historical movement, while playing tons of music and recordings.

Also, if you live in Seattle, you might want to get in on this contest asap to win a few thousand dollars worth of killer swag, including a bunch of Fantagraphics books!

Dave Cooper's BENT Tour
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Fantagraphics BookstoreeventsDave Cooper 23 Aug 2010 6:29 AM

FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS PRESENTS...

DAVE COOPER
GETS BENT

THE 2010 WEST COAST TOUR

Featuring the premiere of Dave Cooper's new book of paintings, BENT, from Fantagraphics Books.   

THURSDAY, SEPT. 30, 7-9PM
La Luz de Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90232

OCTOBER 1-3
Babytattooville
Riverside, CA

TUESDAY, OCT. 5, 7-9PM
Cartoon Art Museum
655 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

THURSDAY, OCT. 7, 6-9PM
Lucky's Comics
3972 Main Street
Vancouver, BC, Canada

SATURDAY, OCT. 9, 6-9PM
Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery
1201 S. Vale St.
Seattle, WA 98108

SUNDAY, OCT. 10, 5-7PM
Cosmic Monkey Comics
5335 Northeast Sandy Boulevard
Portland, OR 97213

Bent - Dave Cooper

















Are We A Tony Award-Winner, Yet?
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Bill Griffith 16 Aug 2010 12:07 PM

I just learned that there is a "Zippy the Pinhead: The Musical" opening Nov. 12 (and running thru Nov. 21) in Baltimore, MD. Hello?!?! It's written by Baltimore composer Lorraine Whittlesey and tells the story of the Zipster's return to Baltimore to attend his high school reunion, and includes numbers such as "Pinhead Love," "The Condiments" and "Type 'Z' Personality." 

Joe Sacco, Enemy of Puppies
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Joe Sacco 16 Aug 2010 8:02 AM

Joe Sacco is rightly considered to be one of our greatest living cartoonists, but he is most underrated as a humorist. From yesterday's New York Times.  

Happiness is a Something Or Other
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under PeanutsCharles M Schulz 16 Aug 2010 6:54 AM

From the new Complete Peanuts 1977-1978

The Greatest Comic Book Movie of All-Time?
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Terry ZwigoffRobert Crumb 12 Aug 2010 10:34 AM

  

Okay, you've already heard about our contest for this, and been informed about the Onion's recent interview with its director, but I just wanna testify and tell anyone who might be curious that they should go buy the new Criterion release of Terry Zwigoff's Crumb film already. I bought the Blu-Ray edition yesterday even though I think it's now the third iteration of the film that I've purchased; well worth it, though, because Criterion is the first to get it right. It's a handsome and thoughtful package, which includes a fascimile reproduction of Charles Crumb's (In)Famous Artists Test booklet, as well another booklet of 'liner notes'. And the DVD extras look fantastic: almost an hour of previously-unseen footage shot for the film, two Zwigoff commentaries (one new one conducted for this edition as well as the 2006 commentary he did with Roger Ebert for previous DVD editions), a new digital transfer of the film, etc. I'm already looking forward to picking up the Criterion edition of Zwigoff's first film, Louie Bluie, next.

Now if Criterion would just bring us Ghost World and Art School Confidential, we'd be in business...

Drew Friedman at Desert Island 10/8
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under eventsDrew Friedman 12 Aug 2010 6:44 AM

Mark your calendar! 

FANTAGRAPHICS & DESERT ISLAND PRESENT:

AN EVENING WITH DREW FRIEDMAN AND HIS NEW BOOK,

TOO SOON?

Friday, Oct. 8th, 7-9PM

Desert Island, 540 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn, NY 

Featuring a Q&A with Drew Friedman, conducted by WFMU's Dave the Spazz! 

 

Hulk Need R&R
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under misc 9 Aug 2010 8:27 AM

From Defenders #48, Marvel Comics, 1972.


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