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WOW! From all the reports we've been seeing online, it sounds like Drew Friedman's book party at the legendary Friars' Club was a legend in its own right! Thanks to everyone who came out for the event, and thanks so much to The Friars Club for hosting the release party for Even More Old Jewish Comedians!
[ All photos courtesy of Drew Friedman's blog! ]
Just look at that line outside The Friars Club! The event was packed!
As the NY Daily News reports, Friedman pointed to Stone and said, "How could I not put that face on the cover of the book. I know what sells!"
It may be Stewie Stone's mug on the cover, but on the back of the book, there's a blurb from comedian Gilbert Gottfried! Doesn't he look thrilled about it!?
And speaking of "handsome," look, it's Abe Vigoda!
There are tons more wonderful photos to check out at Drew Friedman's blog, and over at the New York Photoscene blog! (No wonder Drew draws these guys! Such great expressions!) Get yourself a copy of Even More Old Jewish Comedians today!
The event starts at 7:00 PM, and the staff promises "boozy beverages" will be in supply. I'll bet Leslie will also have a supply of her latest comic, Eye of the Majestic Creature #5! It's a beaut!
Secret Headquarters is located at 3817 W. Sunset Blvd. Don't miss this rare West Coast appearance from this Brooklyn-based artist!
Kim Thompson's wife Lynn Emmert went to SPX and came back with a mini photo gallery. Kim wrote the captions.
APE: Alternative Press Expo is only a week-and-a-half away, on Saturday, October 1st and Sunday, October 2nd at the Concourse Exhibition Center in San Francisco, CA! Start making plans now to check out panels featuring these Fantagraphics artists:
Saturday, October 1st
3:00 PM // A Discussion with Daniel Clowes and Adrian Tomine
4:00 PM // Spotlight on Shannon Wheeler
6:00 PM // Drawing Inspiration: The Secrets of Comics Creativity
Sunday, October 2nd
12:00 PM // Indie Cartoonist Survival Guide: Part 3
Looks like you can find us at our usual spot at APE, tables 112-115! (And yes, as usual, our good friends Jim Blanchard and J.R. Williams will be at table 116!)
[ Please note: this is a severely truncated map, just to give you an idea where you can find us! The Concourse Exhibition Center is too wide to fit on the FLOG, so check out a PDF map here. ]
So, get ready for another exciting APE and stay tuned to the FLOG for more details, including our signing schedule and list of debuts!
Get your own copy of this historically accurate print on Thursday, October 13th, at the book release party for Mark Twain's Autobiography 1910-2010. Store owner Gabriel Fowler notes that if there are any prints leftover at the end of the night (unlikely!), they'll be available online.
UPDATE: Corrected with updated date and time!
The Northwest tour for Taking Punk to the Masses: From Nowhere to Nevermind has been hitting some pretty rockin' places, from record stores to college bookstores, but tomorrow's event is totally classy!
Join EMP curator/editor Jacob McMurray on Wednesday, September 28th at the Pan Pacific Hotel in downtown Seattle for a reading and discussion of the "grunge" era in a completely non-grunge-y locale!
Wanna find out more reasons why Washington State is a cool place to live? Why not visit Seattle? If you book a room at the Pan Pacific Hotel in the "Nirvana Room Package," you'll get a signed copy of Taking Punk to the Masses: From Nowhere to Nevermind, as well as passes to the EMP exhibit! Note: do not treat your hotel room like a rock star.
This is one powerful event, indeed.
This coming Saturday, September 24th, two crazy forces of talent will collide in one evening at the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery.
Editor Warren Bernard (you may know him as the Executive Director of SPX) will present a slideshow and discussion for his brand-new Fantagraphics title Drawing Power: A Compendium of Cartoon Advertising. The exhibit of vintage advertising material looks tremendous, and Warren's slideshows are not to be missed!
And the evening only intensifies in power with the addition of special guest, L.A.-based artist Tom Neely, who is currently on a west coast tour for his brand-new "painted novel," The Wolf!
I got my first glimpse of The Wolf at the San Diego Comic Con this past summer. Oh, Tom didn't have a booth, no siree. He was strolling down the aisles, selling the thing straight out of his wheeled suitcase. I'm sorry, but it doesn't get more punk rock than that.
And then we started flipping through it... holy hell. The artwork was so dark and intense and beautiful. I may have caught our warehouse champ Ajax wiping a tear from his eye. (He's gonna kill me for sharing that.) (Okay, in his defense, maybe it was a flake of dried blood.)
The juxtaposition of these two diverse individuals appearing at the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery on the same night will be a powerful one indeed!
The event starts this Saturday, September 24th at 6:00 PM. Warren Bernard will give a slideshow presentation, followed by a video installation by Tom Neely. Both gentlemen will sign their books throughout the following reception until 8:00 PM.
The Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is located at 1201 S. Vale Street (at Airport Way S.) in the Georgetown neighborhood of Seattle.
Even robots need love, too, especially the giant ones.
Since opening their doors in 2003, GR2 has hosted exhibitions featuring many Fantagraphics artists on their walls, and this upcoming exhibit is no exception, featuring work by Andrice Arp, Eleanor Davis, John Pham, Mark Todd (whose artwork is shown above), and Esther Pearl Watson, among dozens of other incredibly talented folks.
GR2 shows don't push their artists into contracts, and attendance is always free. If you've ever enjoyed any of their exhibits, we encourage you to support GR2 so they can continue to support independent artists for years to come!
"Robots" runs from September 24th to October 12th at GR2 [ 2062 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles ], with an opening reception this Saturday from 6:30 - 10:00 PM.
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.
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The Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is located at 1201 S. Vale St., Seattle WA 98108. Tel: 206-658-0110.