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Taking Punk to the Masses Tour: Tacoma
Written by janice headley | Filed under Taking Punk to the Massesevents 20 Sep 2011 11:13 AM

The Taking Punk to the Masses Northwest tour wraps up this Thursday, September 22nd at the University Book Store in Tacoma... a city where apparently this happened:

Page from Taking Punk to the Masses
From the pages of Taking Punk to the Masses

Holy crap, do they mean shoegazer band Lush? With Nirvana? For $5? Less if you brought canned foods?

This is the kind-of amazing paraphernalia of the grunge-era that you can only find in Taking Punk to the Masses: From Nowhere to Nevermind! Join EMP Senior Curator/editor Jacob McMurray at 5:30 PM for a reading and discussion.

The University Bookstore is located at 1754 Pacific Ave in Tacoma. Somebody, ask him about that Nirvana show.

Jaime Hernandez at Bergen Street Comics
Written by janice headley | Filed under Love and RocketsJaime Hernandezevents 19 Sep 2011 5:09 PM

Jaime Hernandez at Bergen Street Comics

Jaime Hernandez's signing at Bergen Street Comics in Brooklyn the other week was a total success, no surprise there!  Thank you so much to everyone who came out to celebrate the release of Love & Rockets: New Stories, Vol. 4 with Jaime, and thank you so much to Tom & Amy from BSC* for hosting such a wonderful event!  All photos are courtesy of their Facebook page!

[ * Bergen Street Comics, NOT the "Baby-Sitters Club"... ]

John Hodgman & Jaime Hernandez at Bergen Street Comics

My wish came true!!!  Here's Jaime with my longtime-literary-crush, John Hodgman.

Adrian Tomine & Jaime Hernandez at Bergen Street Comics

Adrian Tomine also stopped by!

Happy Love & Rockets fans at Bergen Street Comics

Some happy Love & Rockets fans!  [ l-r: Joe Hughes, Ivan Brandon, Jenny Lee, and Cliff Chiang ]

The crowd for Jaime Hernandez's signing at Bergen Street Comics

The store was packed!

Display of Love & Rockets: New Stories, Vol. 4 at Bergen Street Comics

 A display of Love & Rockets: New Stories, Volume 4, before it got wiped out by fans! Have you gotten your copy yet? Brooklynites, swing by Bergen Street Comics [ 470 Bergen Street ], or order online today

Business Time with Paul Hornschemeier
Written by janice headley | Filed under Paul Hornschemeiermerchfashion 19 Sep 2011 2:01 PM

Business tee by Paul Hornschemeier

It's been a while since Paul Hornschemeier has had a new t-shirt design, but he's back... and he means business.  As in this t-shirt design. Go get one and go for that promotion, available online at Paul's Forlorn Funnies Shirt Shop.

SPX 2011: Now With Photos!
Written by janice headley | Filed under Warren BernardPaul HornschemeierLove and RocketsKim ThompsonJoseph LambertJohnny RyanJim WoodringJaime HernandezeventsDrawing PowerDiane Noomin 19 Sep 2011 12:21 PM

We're still reeling from the amazing weekend Fantagraphics had at the 2011 Small Press Expo earlier this month! Kim's awesome wife has some photos she's gonna share with us later, but in the meantime, here's some photos, thanks to our friends at the SPX Facebook page!

Kim Thompson at SPX 2011

Here's our fearless leader Kim Thompson accepting Jaime Hernandez's "Outstanding Story" Ignatz for "Browntown" from Love and Rockets: New Stories #3!

Joseph Lambert at SPX 2011

And here's Mome newcomer Joseph Lambert accepting either the award for "Outstanding Cartoonist" or "Oustanding Collection" for I Will Bite You!

Warren Bernard at SPX 2011

Presiding over the evening's events is SPX Executive Director, Warren Bernard... also, the editor of our collection Drawing Power: An Exhibition of Cartoon Advertising!

Jim Woodring at SPX 2011

Jim Woodring signs a copy of the fancy brand-new edition of The Frank Book. (You can pre-order a copy here, and get a signed bookplate, while supplies last, by the way!)

Johnny Ryan at SPX 2011

Here's Johnny Ryan, on panel.

Diane Noomin and Paul Hornschemeier at SPX 2011

And here's Diane Noomin and Paul Hornschemeier, signing at the Fantagraphics table!

Check out even more pics at the SPX Facebook page. And thank you so much to our artists, the organizers of SPX, and everyone who came by our table and bought books!

Twain in the Membrane: Kupperman at BookCourt
Written by janice headley | Filed under Michael Kuppermanevents 19 Sep 2011 8:13 AM

The Twain in the Membrane Tour rages on with a reading and signing this Wednesday, September 21st at BookCourt in Brooklyn, NY!

The fun kicks off at 7:00 PM during "Cousin Corinne's Live Comix Block," MC'ed by Jeff Newelt, and curated by Dean Haspiel.

Michael Kupperman will be doing a slideshow and reading of Mark Twain's Autobiography 1910-2010, and Ben Katchor will also be in attendance, signing his latest, The Cardboard Valise.

Time Out New York listed this as one of the 20 Top Book Events this Fall!

Don't miss it!  And keep an eye on the Fantagraphics events page, so you don't miss any future dates on the Twain in the Membrane fall tour!

Twain in the Membrane: Kupperman at Brooklyn Book Festival
Written by janice headley | Filed under Michael Kuppermanevents 16 Sep 2011 1:29 PM

Earlier this week, we announced the Twain in the Membrane Tour, celebrating the release of Mark Twain's Autobiography 1910-2010. And it kicks off this weekend at the Brooklyn Book Festival!

Author and artist Michael Kupperman will be part of the "Funny Ha-Ha: Comedy in Comics" panel discussion, alongside Keith Knight, Kate Beaton, and Jennifer Hayden, moderated by Heidi MacDonald of The Beat and Publishers Weekly Comics World.

Get ready for some laughs this Sunday, September 18th at the St. Francis Screening Room [ 180 Remsen Street, Brooklyn Heights ]. 

And get ready to go insane for Twain! Complete tour dates can be found on our "Events" page.

Jim Woodring at Foolscap This Weekend
Written by janice headley | Filed under Jim Woodringevents 16 Sep 2011 9:02 AM

Foolscap logo

This weekend kicks off the Foolscap convention, a small conference of fantasy and sci-fi enthusiasts in Redmond, WA. And joining them as a "Guest of Honor" is our own Jim Woodring!

Jim Woodring

You guys, this convention sounds amazing. Not only do you get to hobnob with fellow readers, writers, and artists, but they're kicking it off on Friday with a chocolate reception. Why don't all cons do that?

Join Jim on Saturday from 3:00 to 4:30 PM for the panel "Woodring on Woodring," and then on Sunday from 11:00 to 12:00 pm, he'll be on the panel for "Comics Without Captions," a discussion on wordless graphic novels. 

Foolscap runs from Friday, September 16th through Sunday, September 18th at the Redmond Marriott Town Center [7401 164th Avenue NE] in Redmond, Washington.  

Things to See: Jim Woodring Drawings For Sale
Written by janice headley | Filed under Things to seeOriginal ArtJim Woodring 14 Sep 2011 12:21 PM

"Libra" by Jim Woodring

Heads up! Jim Woodring has added "ten crisp, punchy and potent new Frank drawings in various sizes, strengths and wavelengths" (his words, not mine!) to the Comic Art Collective!

They're all magnificent and ridiculously-reasonably priced, so go get 'em! (The piece above, titled "Libra," sure would make a good birthday gift for this Libra right here, cough cough, hint hint...)

Taking Punk to the Masses Tour: U-District
Written by janice headley | Filed under Taking Punk to the MassesPeter Baggeevents 14 Sep 2011 11:13 AM

Taking Punk to the Masses tour poster

School is back in session! And this Thursday, September 15th, EMP curator/editor Jacob McMurray will "school" you all on the Seattle music scene, as documented in Taking Punk to the Masses: From Nowhere to Nevermind!

Join Jacob at the University Book Store in Seattle at 7:00 PM, as he discusses the "grunge" phenomenon... on the very street where a lot of those unwashed musicians first bumped into each other, perhaps reaching for a Mudhoney 7" at Cellophane Square at the exact same time?

Peter Bagge poster for Sub Pop Records, as seen in Taking Punk to the Masses
Sub Pop poster, from the pages of Taking Punk to the Masses, featuring artwork by Peter Bagge AND one of my all-time favorite bands, Velocity Girl

The University Book Store is located at 4326 University Way, N.E. or "The Ave," as it is called 'round these parts. Flannel optional.

Powering Up for Drawing Power at the Fantagraphics Bookstore
Written by janice headley | Filed under Warren BernardFantagraphics BookstoreeventsDrawing Powerart shows 13 Sep 2011 12:43 PM

Drawing Power exhibit at the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery

I was pretty excited to get to the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery this past Sunday and see the exhibit is now up for Drawing Power: An Exhibition of Cartoon Advertising!

Drawing Power exhibit at the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery

Where the heck did editor Warren Bernard get all this cool stuff?! Well, we can ask him in person when he makes a special Seattle appearance on Saturday, September 24th at the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery!

Make plans now to join us from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Warren will be giving a slideshow presentation and talk. 

And as an extra bonus, we'll be joined by artist Tom Neely, currently on tour for his incredible "painted novel," The Wolf.  I'll be dishing more about that on the Flog later...!


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