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Peter Bagge Speaks at Town Hall Seattle!
Written by janice headley | Filed under Peter Baggeevents 25 Sep 2013 11:26 AM

Women Rebel Peter Bagge

Join our hometown hero Peter Bagge for a special evening this Thursday, September 26th, as he discusses his latest graphic novel Woman Rebel: The Margaret Sanger Story, released by our Canadian compadres Drawn & Quarterly!

How did Pete go from the slacker tales of Buddy Bradley in Hate to a story of a noted nineteenth century birth control activist, educator, a nurse, a mother, and founder of Planned Parenthood?  We'll find out as journalist Cienna Madrid sits down with Pete at Town Hall [ 1119 Eighth Avenue, Seattle ] at 7:30 PM!

So, while you wait for your pre-order of the deluxe edition of Everybody is Stupid Except for Me (And Other Astute Observations), join your fellow comics fans for what's sure to be a fascinating night!  Tickets are $5, and are available online here.

This Week in Fantagraphics Events: 9/16-9/23
Written by janice headley | Filed under Ulli LustTom KaczynskiMax AnderssonLeslie SteineventsEd PiskorDave CooperDash ShawDanny BlandChris WrightCharles Forsman 18 Sep 2013 12:09 PM


photo credit: Charles Peterson

Wednesday, September 18th

Tempe, AZ: Don't miss Danny Bland readin' and signin' his debut novel, In Case We Die, at Changing Hands! (more info)

Thursday, September 19th

Ottawa, ON: Oh, Ottawa! Dave Cooper presents his latest art show Eddy Table and Other Misbehavers at the La Petite Mort Gallery! Dave will have a ton of affordable drawings and doodles available, as well as a cool super-affordable, specially-priced inaugural fine art print to celebrate his new printing venture! (more info)

Ottawa, ON: Ottawa, it's a two-fer-Thursday! World-famous cartoonist and filmmaker Max Andersson will screen his first feature-length film Tito on Ice as part of the Ottawa International Animation Festival! Don't miss it! (more info

Fall into Fantagraphics 

Saturday, September 21st

Brooklyn, NY: Crash, stumble, and fall right in to Bergen Street Comics for our Brooklyn Book Festival Pre-Party with Chuck Forsman, Leslie Stein, Ulli Lust, Ed Piskor, Dash Shaw, and Tom Kaczynski! Hot damn! You're crazy if you miss this one! (more info)

Durham, NC: Danny Bland is bringing the In Case We Die party to The Regulator! Be there! (more info)

Burlington, VT: Don't miss Chris Wright at the 2013 Burlington Book Festival! He'll be part of the panel "The Novel Graphic: A Summit", alongside Vermont’s first Cartoonist Laureate, James Kochalka; award-winning author and artist Genese Grill; and legendary illustrator, author, and New Yorker cartoonist Ed Koren. (more info)

Sunday, September 22nd

Brooklyn, NY: It's time for the Brooklyn Book Festival! Don't miss Chuck Forsman, Leslie Stein, Ulli Lust, Ed Piskor, Dash Shaw, and Tom Kaczynski in panels and events all day! (more info)

Ottawa, ON: Ottawa, were you not listening when I said "don't miss it" back on Thursday? Were you too busy enjoying the fun at Dave Cooper's art show? Well, you've got another chance to see Max Andersson's feature-length film Tito on Ice as part of the Ottawa International Animation Festival! Go, go, go! (more info








SPX-tra Events This Weekend in Bethesda, MD!
Written by janice headley | Filed under Michael KuppermanLeslie SteineventsAnders Nilsen 11 Sep 2013 11:13 AM

You know you don't wanna miss our schedule of signings, our list of debuts, and our programming, and that's a'comin'... but, here are a few other things you don't wanna miss this SPX weekend!

Saturday, September 14th

5:30 PM: Carousel returns to this year’s SPX with a great line up of readers and drawers, including our own Michael Kupperman, Leslie Stein, and Anders Nilsen, along with Lisa Hanawalt, Sam Henderson, and Kriota Willberg. Hosted by your pal, and ours, R. Sikoryak.

Sunday, September 15th

1:30 PM: What does this poster mean?! Mark Twain as Val Kilmer?! Does this mean Michael Kupperman is packing those eyebrows for Bethesda? Just get yourself over to the White Flint Auditorium to find out.



Dave Cooper's Eddy Table and Other Misbehavers Exhibit in Ottawa!
Written by janice headley | Filed under eventsDave Cooperart shows 10 Sep 2013 11:13 AM

Oh, how ironic that Dave Cooper's pillowy female forms will be on display at the La Petite Mort Gallery in Ottawa...

But indeed, they will, in a show titled Eddy Table and Other Misbehavers! So head over there on Thursday, September 19th at 7:00 PM for a wonderful show, affiliated with the great Ottawa International Animation Festival! (You might recall, another Fantagraphics artist Max Andersson will screen first feature-length film Tito on Ice at this animation festival, too!)

Dave will have a ton of affordable drawings and doodles available, as well as a cool super-affordable, specially-priced inaugural fine art print to celebrate his new printing venture! There will also be live music, drinks, and, Dave teases, maybe even a couple of musical surprises...

La Petite Mort Gallery is located at 306 Cumberland Street in Ottawa.

This Week in Fantagraphics Events: 9/9-9/16
Written by janice headley | Filed under Willard MullinT Edward BakPeter BaggeMichael KuppermanJim WoodringJasonFrank SantoroeventsDash ShawDanny BlandDame Darcyart shows 9 Sep 2013 1:31 PM

It's one helluva busy week for Fantagraphics!

Monday, September 9th

Portland, OR: Tonight, Danny Bland celebrates his debut novel, In Case We Die, at Powell's Books on Hawthorne at 7:30 PM! (more info)

Cairo Art Show

Wednesday, September 11th

San Francisco, CA: Join Danny Bland for a reading of In Case We Die, at Booksmith! (more info)

Thursday, September 12th

Seattle, WA: Our very own Jason T Miles will be part of group art show at Cairo, comprised of collaborative and independent ink drawings with artists Darin Shuler and Aidan Fitzgerald! Join them from 7:00 to 9:00 PM for art, words, and drinks! (more info)

Oslo, Norway: Don't miss the opening reception for a new exhibit from Jason, featuring originals from Lost Cat alongside brand new artwork! (more info

Friday, September 13th

Baltimore, MD: Atomic Books are hosting SPX-Plosion 2013 with guest of honor Peter Bagge signing Everybody Is Stupid Except for Me and Other Astute Observations and Woman Rebel: The Margaret Sanger Story (Drawn & Quarterly)! The evening will also feature readings from Michael Kupperman, and Mome-veterans T Edward Bak and Frank Santoro! (more info)

Saturday, September 14th

Seattle, WA: With baseball’s pennant races heating up and the postseason fast approaching, Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery looks back to an earlier era of the national pastime. Willard Mullin’s Golden Age of Baseball: Drawings 1934 – 1972 chronicles the game and its legendary players with an exhibit of images from the book! (more info

Berkeley, CA: Alternative comix queen Dame Darcy descends upon The Escapist Comic Bookstore for an evening of readings and signings, starting at 5:00 PM! (more info)

Oslo, Norway: Jason will be signing at Tronsmo Bookstore at 2:00 PM. Along with his Fantagraphics titles, he'll also be signing Pop!, his new collection of illustrations published by Norway's Jippi Comics! (more info

San Francisco, CA: Join Jim Woodring for a special day of performances with his friend and collaborator Bill Frisell at the SFJAZZ Center! (more info)

Los Angeles, CA: Danny Bland brings his debut novel, In Case We Die, to Book Soup, with special guests, Dave Alvin, Wayne Kramer, Lew Temple! (more info

 

Bethesda, MD: And, of course, SPX 2013! Stay tuned to the FLOG for our list of debuts, signings, and panels! (more info

Sunday, September 15th

Bethesda, MD: Yes, another action-packed day of SPX 2013! (more info)  

New York City, NY: Your favorite cartoonist-cum-animator Dash Shaw will be appearing at the IFP Filmmaker Conference! Friends of Fantagraphics get a discount on tickets -- join our Facebook event to get the code! (more info)   

Little Falls, NJ: We're thrilled to present Willard Mullin's Golden Age of Baseball: Drawings 1934-1972 at the one and only Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center! (more info)    











Jason Art Exhibit and Signing in Oslo!
Written by janice headley | Filed under Jasoneventsart shows 6 Sep 2013 2:31 PM

Jason Art Exhibit and Signing in Oslo

Get ready, Norway, 'cause the brilliant artist Jason is comin' home this month!

On Thursday, September 12th, the Grafill Gallery [ Rosenkrantz Gate 21 ] in Oslo will debut a new exhibit of Jason's works, including pages from Lost Cat, alongside some new paintings, like this one of Bukowski.

Bukowski by Jason.

An opening night reception begins at 6:00 PM, and the exhibit will be on display through October 4th.

And then on Saturday, September 14th, join Jason at Tronsmo Bookstore [ Kr. Augusts Gate 19 ] at 2:00 PM for a signing. Along with his Fantagraphics titles, he'll also be signing Pop!, his new collection of illustrations published by Norway's Jippi Comics.

Charles Forsman TEotFW Signing in Mechanicsburg, PA!
Written by janice headley | Filed under eventsChuck Forsman 6 Sep 2013 11:03 AM

Charles Forsman TEotFW Signing in Mechanicsburg, PA

Local boy does better than "okay" -- rising star Charles Forsman returns to his hometown on Tuesday, September 17th for a signing of his debut graphic novel, The End of the Fucking World.

Join Charles from 5:00 to 8:00 PM for an "evening of comics and awkward conversation" at Comix Connection, located at 6200 Carlisle Pike in the very specifically-named city of Mechanicsburg, PA. Will they let Charles return as a successful cartoonist, but failed mechanic? Find out later this month!

Dame Darcy Signing at Escapist Comics in Berkeley!
Written by janice headley | Filed under eventsDame Darcy 5 Sep 2013 4:43 PM

Dame Darcy

Berkeley! Prepare to be bewitched as alternative comix queen Dame Darcy descends upon The Escapist Comic Bookstore on Saturday, September 14th!

Join her at 5:00 PM as she reads from her most recent work, Handbook For Hot Witches, and signs copies of her classic Meat Cake!  Hopefully she'll have her handmade dolls and paperdoll books with her, too!

Meat Cake

Make an escape for The Escapist Comic Bookstore, located at 3090 Claremont Ave. in Berkeley.

Jim Woodring & Bill Frisell at the San Francisco Jazz Center!
Written by janice headley | Filed under Jim Woodringevents 4 Sep 2013 3:41 PM

It's a dream come true! The great Jim Woodring is heading down the coast to San Francisco for a special performance with his friend and collaborator Bill Frisell on Saturday, September 14th.

At 7:30 PM, Bill takes the stage with his band, Beautiful Dreamers, with Jim providing live digital illustrations, projected on the SFJAZZ Center Miner Auditorium video screen, to accompany and inspire the music.

Or, bring the kiddos at 2:00 PM for a matinee performance that afternoon with a solo set from Bill, and more of Jim's imaginative illustrations!

Tickets are on sale now (evening or matinee), but you should just go to both. The SFJAZZ Center is located at 201 Franklin Street, at the corner of Franklin and Fell streets in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley neighborhood.

Sketching Guantanamo Talk with Janet Hamlin in Nyack, NY!
Written by janice headley | Filed under Janet Hamlinevents 4 Sep 2013 12:40 PM

Sketching Guantanamo

On November 24th, artist Janet Hamlin will bring her sketches from Cuba to her hometown of Nyack, NY. 

Join illustrator/instructor Hamlin for a discussion of Sketching Guantanamo: Court Sketches of the Military Tribunals, 2006-2013, a collection of her most potent and revealing sketches drawn during the 9/11 trials, as well a chronicle of her experience at Guantanamo, in general. From 2:00 to 3:00 PM, she'll be discussing these notorious and historic trials, and showing her exclusive, powerful illustrations.

The Nyack Library is located at 59 South Broadway. Click here to register for this lecture.


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