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Archive >> January 2013

This Week in Fantagraphics Events: 1/28-2/4
Written by janice headley | Filed under Fantagraphics BookstoreeventsEsther Pearl WatsonCarol Tyler 28 Jan 2013 12:00 PM

C. Tyler You'll Never Know

Thursday, January 31st

•  Los Angeles, CA:  Do not miss Scrapbooks, Army Surplus, Comics and Other Stuff: A Conversation with Graphic Storyteller C. Tyler at the University of Southern California as C. Tyler makes a rare West Coast appearance to discuss You'll Never Know: A Graphic Memoir! Reservations are recommended, so click here to RSVP! (more info)

•  Los Angeles, CA: And you lucky Californians can also visit Esther Pearl Watson at the L.A. Art Book Fair, opening Thursday night and running through Sunday, February 3rd. (more info)

Aron Nels Steinke Signing at the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery!

 • Seattle, WA:  The Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery presents a truly Super Sunday with Portland cartoonist Aron Nels Steinke, who will be signing and discussing his autobiographical mini-comics collection, Big Plans! (more info)

Fantagraphics at Comic Con India 2013!
Written by janice headley | Filed under events 28 Jan 2013 11:00 AM

Fantagraphics at Comic Con India

Fantagraphics is heading to New Delhi for the 3rd Annual Comic Con India!

Join us Friday, February 8th through Sunday, February 10th as we present some of the finest graphic novels alongside our fellow indie publishers Drawn & Quarterly and First Second.

So, come say hi to Jacq at the Dilli Haat open-air plaza!

Fantagramming
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under staffoffice funmiscellany 26 Jan 2013 10:48 AM

Instragram

Just an FYI that we did indeed join another social media outlet for your enjoyment. Find us on Instagram as 'Fantagraphics' for more photos of your favorite books getting made, panels galore and my new favorite game 'count the razor blades found on the office floor.' While we can guarantee no brunch photos — unless someone makes us that Cannibal Fuckface waffle iron we've been wanting, we've got some mangy cats who love to pose with our books. Well anyway, it'll be some no filter fun and we can't wait to see how many of you like our photos from your workplace elevators and bathrooms. Follow Barnaby's advice and double-time it today.

Hip Hop Family Tree Playlist
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under miscellanyEd Piskorartists 25 Jan 2013 3:01 PM

Ed Piskor panel

Alright, people, party time. The lovely Arne Dus has posted a full on, four and half hour playlist of songs featured in Ed Piskor's Hip Hop Family Tree. From Fab Five Freddy to Tom Tom Club to even The Clash, Dus created the playlist to read Hip Hop Family Tree by or just dance. You can join in to on Spotify. Weekend Plans MADE.

Piskor's serialized strip from BoingBoing will be out this September in an exquisite print edition.

Seattle Comix Stars Shine at Fantagraphics Bookstore on Saturday
Written by Larry Reid | Filed under Michel GagneJim WoodringFantagraphics BookstoreeventsEllen ForneyDavid Lasky 25 Jan 2013 9:10 AM

Graphic Artists LogoFantagraphics LogoEmerald City Comic Con

Mingle with local comix luminaries at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery this Saturday, January 26 from 4:30 to 6:00 PM as the store plays host to participants in the Graphic Artists Guild annual Graphic Novel Panel, sponsored in part by Fantagraphics Bookstore and Emerald City Comicon. The party at the store is free and open to the public.

The stellar line-up includes David Lasky, artist of the sensational new graphic biography The Carter Family: Don't Forget This SongEllen Forney, whose recent memoir Marbles: Mania, Depression Michelangelo & Me was named by the Washington Post as the Best Book of the Year; cartoonist, game designer, and comix archivist Michel Gagne; and well as Fantagraphics friends Phil & Kaja Foglio, Allen Gladfelter, Stefano Gaudiano, and Mark Monlux. A special guest is the store's current featured artist Jim Woodring! We also anticipate visits from our colleagues Ryder Windham, Edd Vick and others. Complimentary refreshments and snacks will be served. This'll be great fun!

Jeremy Eaton's Jumbles Keep Coming
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under Jeremy EatonGilbert HernandezEC Segarartarbitrary cuteness 24 Jan 2013 4:30 PM

Olive Oyl and Luba

Fantagraphics' veteran Jeremy Eaton continues to draw his mashup characters or Jumbles since his show last fall in Seattle. Luba and Olive Oyl is one of our favorites, good thing that iconic Luba hammer exists for the sake of Olive Oyl's shoes (created by Gilbert Hernandez and E.C. Segar respectively). Jeremy's posted more than a few of his 'jumbles' online so check it out today! And try to name all the characters jumbled together below. 

Jeremy Jumble Spread

The Pen-Ultimate Arnold Roth Exhibit in New York City!
Written by janice headley | Filed under eventsart showsArnold Roth 24 Jan 2013 11:13 AM

The Pen-Ultimate Arnold Roth Exhibit

Here's some more wisdom for ya: Don't miss the art show The Pen-Ultimate Arnold Roth: 60 Years (and Counting) As a Freelance, currently on display at the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art in New York City!

Over 45 original Arnold Roth cartoons are hanging now, highlighting his work from publications such as Sports Illustrated, Esquire, The New Yorker, Playboy, Punch, Southampton Review and many more.

For Roth, every drawing represents an artistic challenge as well as a narrative one. “I try to give myself little problems,” he said. “Brubeck, years ago, was on a symposium and somebody asked him, ‘Would you describe what playing jazz is?’ And he said, ‘It’s getting yourself into and out of trouble.’ “I thought that was a good way to put it. If you’re not doing that, you’re really hacking it, doing the same thing over and over. I always want to push it a little.”

The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art is now housed in the Society of Illustrators [ 128 East 63rd St in Manhattan ]. This free exhibit can be found on the second floor of the Society’s historic headquarters through March 2nd, 2013.

Cover Uncovered: Peter Bagge's Other Stuff
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Peter BaggeComing Attractions 23 Jan 2013 3:14 PM

Peter Bagge's Other Stuff

The book's at the printer, we're reviewing the proofs and it's officially official, so here's the cover art for Peter Bagge's Other Stuff, coming in April. Collecting Pete's collaborations (with Alan Moore, Dan Clowes, Adrian Tomine, R. Crumb, etc.) from the back pages of Hate, along with other short subjects from Hate Annual and elsewhere, it's your handy one-stop must-have volume of Bagge miscellanea. Soon you won't have to go rummaging through your longboxes and break the hermetic seal on your mylars to read classics like "Shamrock Squid" and "The Hasty Smear of My Smile" or revisit with Lovey, Murry Wilson or Chet & Bunny Leeway. What else is in it? Why, you can peruse the Table of Contents, read Pete's intro and sample a smattering of strips in a 20-page PDF preview viewable and downloadable right here.

Happy Hour in America anytime day or night
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under Tim Lanedigital comicscomiXology 23 Jan 2013 12:12 PM

Happy Hour in America from comiXology

Today Fantagraphics and comiXology present Happy Hour in America issues 1-4 by Tim Lane. Featuring installments of Belligerent Piano, Folktales and experimental comics reminiscent of that old-timey newspaper comic strip. Lane's characters drive a cool highway until they gotta stop for gas and a quick diner breakfast but pulse and threaten to suck you into your tablet. If your shave kit consists of Brylcreem, burglarly and murder then these tales might mirror some hard-knocks in your life. Originally distributed through John Porcellino's Spit and Half Distribution, these tricked-up juke box and train-jumpin' tales can be yours for $2.99 a piece.

Piano

 “Tim Lane’s stories resonate with a dramatic intensity and emotional life that’s genuinely rare in comics today. Heartache, hope, loss and redemption — all in their naked glory on every page. And his drawing is phenomenal!” – Glenn Head

Fans of postmodern pulp auteur Charles Burns would do well to seek out Lane’s comics. What I love about Lane’s work is his eye for grotesquerie and surrealism combined with incredible precision of line.” – Illo Watch

Geneviève Castrée launches Susceptible at the Fantagraphics Bookstore!
Written by janice headley | Filed under Fantagraphics Bookstoreevents 22 Jan 2013 1:13 PM

Geneviève Castrée launches Susceptible at the Fantagraphics Bookstore

Geneviève Castrée enchanted store visitors with a musical performance back in December, and now she'll be back to enchant us again with her graphic novel debut, Susceptible, on Saturday, March 9th!

Susceptible [out in February from our friends at Drawn & Quarterly] is a devastating graphic novel about the heartbreaking loss of innocence when a child is forced to be the adult among grownups. Goglu is a daydreamer with a young working mother, a disengaged stepfather, and a father who lives five thousand miles away. Drawing, punk rock, and the promise of true independence guide Goglu to adulthood while her home's daily chaos inevitably shapes her identity.

Join us at the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery from 6:00 to 9:00 PM as Geneviève signs and discusses this beautiful new book!

Geneviève Castrée portrait

The Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is located at 1201 S. Vale Street in Seattle's Georgetown district. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM. Phone: (206) 658-0110.


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