Earlier this year, world-famous cartoonist and filmmaker Max Andersson screened his first feature-length film Tito on Ice at the Seattle International Film Festival. And now, Tito on Ice is taking on Canada with screenings at the Ottawa International Animation Festival in September!
Catch this inventive documentary on Thursday, September 19th and Sunday, September 22nd at the Empire Theatres in the World Exchange Plaza [ 111 Albert Street ].
To promote their Fantagraphics book Bosnian Flat Dog, Andersson and fellow Swedish artist Lars Sjunnesson toured the countries of former Yugoslavia with a mummified Marshal Tito in a refrigerator.
Now comes the documentary, Tito on Ice, which takes Super 8 footage of their tour and animates it with cardboard cutouts and garbage and other recycled materials. The result is a surreal trip through the Balkans that is part promotion, part performance art, and part history of Marshal Tito and the dissolution of Yugoslavia in the early 1990s. It’s also about the underground arts and music venues that popped up when the country split apart.
Through it all there is a comics creator’s eye at work: live-action interviews suddenly switch to animation, and more than 50 sets were built for the film, all shot and animated on Super 8 film. Tito on Ice is a joyous trip through the war torn subconscious of an underground artist.
Printed by our pals at Desert Island Brooklyn, this tasty tabloid collection packs in over 100 Maakies strips within 28 pages! Burp!
The magnificent Mr. Millionaire tells us on his blog, it's "mostly reprints, but in a form I’ve always wanted. Good old fashioned full page width in a newspaper. Like an old movie re-released in 3D but old-fashioned and better."
Come get yours before we sell out again, 'cause we can't keep these beauties in stock! 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.
• Seattle, WA: The great Gary Panter puts down the pen and picks up his guitar for an opening slot with Sub Pop band No Age at Washington Hall. Don't get your copies of Dal Tokyo squished in the mosh pit! (more info)
Chris will be part of the panel "The Novel Graphic: A Summit" taking place on Saturday, September 21st at 1:00 PM, 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.
The audience will be encouraged to ask questions and contribute to the conversation. A book signing will follow, so be sure to get yourself a copy of Blacklung!
Kupperman has teamed up with online shop TopatoCo to release a new series of poster prints and that great tee shown above! That Snake 'n' Bacon print demands to be framed in your kitchen! Imagine Mark Twain's murder in your study!
Prints measure about 11" X 16", and are printed on high quality matte paper. Go get yourself some, before I buy it all for meeeee!!!
• Edinburgh, UK: The great Joe Sacco will be a special guest at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. On Tuesday night, he'll discuss his groud-breaking work Palestine, and hopefully give some hints to his upcoming Fantagraphics release, BUMF -- a collection of all-new short humorous fiction in the vein of his satirical story in The Comics Journal #302. (more info)
Wednesday, August 14th
• Edinburgh, UK: And tonight, Joe Sacco will take the stage again at the Edinburgh International Book Festival alongside fellow guest-of-honor Chris Ware. In a talk moderated by Teddy Jamieson, they'll discuss the brilliance in bringing together word and image on the page. (more info)
It's so fitting to have our book launch for Bread & Wine at The Strand since the book's sub-title is "An Erotic Tale of New York"!
So, get ready for a sensual evening on Thursday, August 15th at 7:00 PM as Samuel R. Delany and Mia Wolff take the stage to discuss this graphic autobiography -- a true story from celebrated science-fiction writer, professor, and theorist Delany, on his relationship with a homeless man who was selling books on the street in Manhattan.
This tender and intimate memoir first came out in 1999, and has since gone out-of-print. We're thrilled to reissue this beautiful tale, with an introduction by Watchmen writer Alan Moore, commentary by the book’s protagonists, Delany and Dennis, and a new interview with Delany and Wolff.
Join Joe on Tuesday, August 13th at 8:30 PM as he demonstrates the power of comic journalism to grasp at the truth. He'll discuss his groud-breaking work Palestine, and hopefully give some hints to his upcoming Fantagraphics release, BUMF -- a collection of all-new short humorous fiction in the vein of his satirical story in The Comics Journal #302.
Joe takes the stage again on Wednesday, August 14th at 7:00 PM alongside fellow guest-of-honor Chris Ware. In a talk moderated by Teddy Jamieson, they'll discuss the brilliance in bringing together word and image on the page.
Tickets are on sale now (here and here), so don't delay, get yours today before it's sold out!
On Saturday, September 7th, the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery welcomes Drawn & Quarterly cartoonist Brian Ralph to celebrate the launch of the highly-anticipated Reggie-12, a hilarious pop-culture send-up of the infallible boy hero first presented in the seminal Asian culture magazine Giant Robot. Join us from 6:00 to 8:00 PM as The Cave-In and Daybreak author presents a hilarious slide show with a signing to follow.
Reggie-12 is a young robot with endless enthusiasm. He lives with a bumbling sad-sack friend, a wise-cracking cat, and a well-meaning but forgetful inventor. Laughs explode from the page in this work, which reinterprets classic Japanese adventure manga through Brian Ralph's trademark style. Come along for a wild ride with Reggie-12, Casper, and Professor Tinkerton as they eat pizza, play video games, and get dissed by bad guys.
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.
• Richmond, VA: Don't miss this! Dash Shaw brings his animation and comic slideshow presentation to Velocity Comics tonight -- his talks are always compelling and fascinating, so get there on time! (more info)
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