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This Week in Fantagraphics Events: 11/4-11/11
Written by janice headley | Filed under Roberta GregoryPat ThomasMegan KelsoJoe SaccoJaime HernandezeventsDavid LaskyDash Shaw 4 Nov 2013 10:13 AM

This Is How He Drew Her: Jaime Hernandez Talk in Pasadena

Monday, November 4th

Pasadena, CA:  The great Jaime Hernandez comes to The Crawford Family Forum for an evening of art, books, and conversation. KPCC FM "Off-Ramp" producer Kevin Ferguson talks with Hernandez about his latest work, how it relates to Love and Rockets, and where his future's taking him. (more info)

New York City, NY: Author Pat Thomas will be spinning albums, and signing and lecturing about Listen, Whitey! The Sights and Sounds of Black Power 1965-1975 at the appropriately-named Revolution Books at 7:00 PM. (more info)

Listen, Whitey! The Sights and Sounds of Black Power 1965-1975

Tuesday, November 5th

Brooklyn, NY: Brooklyn, you're not left out -- Pat Thomas brings Listen, Whitey! The Sights and Sounds of Black Power 1965-1975 to the "Student Center" [ at East 27 Street and Campus Road ] of Brooklyn College, CUNY at 2:15 PM. (more info)

Wednesday, November 6th

Seattle, WA: Fantagraphics artists Megan Kelso, Roberta Gregory, and David Lasky, along with fellow local artists Colleen Frakes and Stan Shaw will appear at the Seattle Public Library at 7:00 PM to discuss their artistic careers and their contributions to the Graphic Canon anthology! (more info)

Seattle, WA: It's your last chance to view Jim Woodring's giant drawings at the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery! Stop by, and maybe Larry will let you hold the giant pen! (more info

Dash Shaw Comic Arts Brooklyn

Friday, November 8th

Brooklyn, NY: Comic Arts Brooklyn kick off their debut with an evening of animation from Dash Shaw at Spectacle! Come see limited Animation shorts, including the "very best episode" of Robotech! (more info)  

Saturday, November 9th

Seattle, WA: The Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery proudly presents Marathon: A Short Run Art Show curated by noneother than Larry Reid, featuring artwork by exhibitors in the upcoming Short Run Small Press Fest in Seattle, ! (more info)  

Brooklyn, NY: Lots of Fantagraphics artists will be exhibiting at the grand debut of Comic Arts Brooklyn! Don't miss it! (more info)  

Sunday, November 10th

Portland, OR: Kicking off his tour for The Great War, it's Joe Sacco at Powells Books tonight at 7:30 PM! (more info)
This Week in Fantagraphics Events: 10/28-11/4
Written by janice headley | Filed under staffPat ThomasLove and RocketsJaime HernandezeventsBen Catmull 30 Oct 2013 5:13 AM

Thursday, October 31st

San Francisco, CA: Kick off Halloween with Ben Catmull! He'll be signing his gorgeous new book Ghosts and Ruins at Mission: Comics & Art starting at 5:30 PM. (more info)

Friday, November 1st

Tacoma, WA:  Our Marketing, PR, and Outreach Maven Jen Vaughn will be part of the panel "Drawing for a Living: Making Money as an Artist" at Pacific Lutheran University from 2:00 to 4:00 PM! This event is totally free, with no reservations necessary. (more info)

Saturday, November 2nd

Tacoma, WA:  And Jen Vaughn returns to Tacoma for the Jet City Comic Show! Don't miss her on the panel "Digital Comics: Past, Present and Future," starting at 11:00 AM. (more info)

This Is How He Drew Her: Jaime Hernandez Talk in Pasadena

Monday, November 4th

Pasadena, CA:  The great Jaime Hernandez comes to The Crawford Family Forum for an evening of art, books, and conversation. KPCC FM "Off-Ramp" producer Kevin Ferguson talks with Hernandez about his latest work, how it relates to Love and Rockets, and where his future's taking him. (more info)

New York City, NY: Author Pat Thomas will be spinning albums, and signing and lecturing about Listen, Whitey! The Sights and Sounds of Black Power 1965-1975 at the appropriately-named Revolution Books at 7:00 PM. (more info)


Monte Schulz Gets Naughty in San Diego!
Written by janice headley | Filed under Monte Schulzevents 29 Oct 2013 4:53 PM

Naughty by Monte Schulz

Things will be getting naughty in San Diego when Monte Schulz brings his latest novel Naughty to town!

Join him on Friday, November 22nd at 7:00 PM as he presents a story of love, deceit, and insanity, and how our lives are too often directed by the inexplicable vagaries of fate. Inspired by the true story of Iva Kroeger and her husband Ralph, indicted for the murders of Mildred and Jay Arneson in 1962, Naughty culminates in a sensational trial that captivated the Bay area.

Mysterious Galaxy is located at 7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, Suite #302, in San Diego, just east of Interstate 805.

Ghosts and Ruins Halloween Party with Ben Catmull in San Francisco!
Written by janice headley | Filed under eventsBen Catmull 29 Oct 2013 2:43 PM

It's no trick! It'll be a treat to spend Halloween evening with Ben Catmull!

Kick off a spooky Thursday, October 31st at Mission: Comics & Art starting at 5:30 PM. Catmull will sign his gorgeous new book Ghosts and Ruins.

With a rendering style suggestive of Edward Gorey's gothic masterworks, Catmull ingeniously imagines haunted dwellings and the circumstances of their otherworldly occupants. With just the right touch of humor to balance the terror, Ghosts and Ruins is sure to please fans of Edward Gorey or Tim Burton, and makes a perfect gift book for the ghost story fan in your house.

Mission: Comics & Art is located at 3520 20th Street, Suite B in the Mission District of San Francisco.

Barracuda in the Attic Reading with Kipp Friedman in NYC!
Written by janice headley | Filed under Kipp Friedmanevents 28 Oct 2013 10:13 AM

Spend the weekend with the barracuda: not only will author Kipp Friedman be reading on Monday, December 16th, but you can also catch him on Saturday, December 14th in NYC!

He'll be reading a chapter from his hilarious new memoir, Barracuda in the Attic, a moving tribute to growing up among a family of creative artists (like brothers Drew and Josh Friedman) — swept up in the whirlwind of the New York arts scene of the 1960s and '70s.

So, join Kipp after 7:00 PM at KGB Bar [ 85 E 4th Street ], named best literary venue in New York City by New York Magazine and the Village Voice!

Jim Flora's Tenement K Print Out Now!
Written by janice headley | Filed under merchJim FloraIrwin Chusidart 27 Oct 2013 10:13 AM

Jim Flora's Tenement K Print

Vacancies are available for a brand new Jim Flora art print, released just last week!

Titled Tenement K, this limited edition fine art print features residents who are bawdy, musical, criminal, and/or exhibitionistic. Doesn't matter if you're rowdy, serpentine, or headless — the landlord will rent you a room. If you were a mutant miscreant, you'd be home by now.

The previously unpublished and uncirculated work, which dates from the 1940s, is owned by a private collector who allowed them to have the work professionally photographed for print reproduction. Although the work is untitled, they have provisionally named it Tenement K to differentiate it from other untitled Jim Flora works.

Only forty prints of Tenement K were produced for this edition, so don't delay -- move in today !

The High Fidelity Art of Jim Flora

You can get yourself some more Jim Flora beauty in our brand new collection The High Fidelity Art of Jim Flora, available now!

(Un)covering Guantanamo at NYU School of Law!
Written by janice headley | Filed under Janet Hamlinevents 24 Oct 2013 8:13 AM

Sketching Guantanamo

On Wednesday, November 13th at 6:00 PM, the NYU School of Law presents a special panel: (Un)covering Guantanamo: Reporting On Some of the World’s Most Controversial Trials

The Center for Human Rights and Global Justice and the ACLU are delighted to bring together a panel of speakers with unparalleled experience depicting and reporting on the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, and the military commission trials taking place there.

Included on this panel are Janet Hamlin, artist behind Sketching Guantanamo: Court Sketches of the Military Tribunals, 2006-2013, and Carol Rosenberg, who wrote the foreword for the book.

This distinguished group of journalists will address the challenges and opportunities of covering the most important terrorism trials of our time at an off-shore military base, discuss long-standing allegations of censorship and excessive secrecy, and consider the extent to which the United States government has succeeded (or not) in managing the public image of Guantanamo and the military commissions. They will also discuss the fates and stories of the detainees they have covered.

Join them at Furman Hall [ 245 Sullivan Street ] on the 9th Floor in the Lester Pollack Room. A valid ID and RSVP is required for admission to this event. Please RSVP to Audrey Watne at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it by November 6th. This event will be followed by a brief reception.

Kipp Friedman Brings Barracuda in the Attic to NYC!
Written by janice headley | Filed under Kipp Friedmanevents 23 Oct 2013 4:47 PM

Barracuda in the Attic attacks New York City on Monday, December 16th!

Join Kipp Friedman in conversation with fellow writer Jay Ruttenberg at the 2A Bar! Starting at 8:00 PM, Kipp will share stories about growing up and getting into hi-jinx on both coasts with his brothers Drew and Josh Friedman. 

2A Bar is located at 25 Avenue A in Manhattan, at the corner of 2nd Street and Avenue A. Admission is free, drinks are cheap -- you shouldn't miss it!

This Week in Fantagraphics Events: 10/21-10/28
Written by janice headley | Filed under Peter BaggeeventsEd Piskor 23 Oct 2013 12:28 PM

Peter Bagge
photo credit: Joshin Yamada, Stumptown 2012

Wednesday, October 23rd

New York City, NYPeter Bagge brings his new Drawn & Quarterly title The Woman Rebel: The Margaret Sanger Story, to Book Culture at 7:00 PM! (more info)

Thursday, October 24th

Brooklyn, NY:  And then Peter Bagge heads to WORD for a signing across the water at 7:00 PM! (more info)

HHFT

Friday, October 25th

Columbia, SC:  And Ed Piskor is bringing Hip Hop Family Tree to the 2nd Annual Cola-Con, a convention where comics meets hip hop -- so basically, the perfect place for Piskor to be! (more info)

Saturday, October 26th

Columbia, SC:  Day 2 to find Ed Piskor and Hip Hop Family Tree at the 2nd Annual Cola-Con! Ed will bring tha noise with a talk on the history of hip-hop music, everything from Grandmaster Flash to Public Enemy, and will be signing copies of his book! (more info)

Sunday, October 27th

Toronto, ON:  Someone bring Peter Bagge some of those famous Canadian donuts to his signing at IFOA: the International Festival of Authors on this night! (more info)

AAIEEE! Art Exhibit at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center!
Written by janice headley | Filed under Lilli CarréGary PanterChris Wareart shows 22 Oct 2013 3:09 PM

"AAIEEE!!!!!!"

...is just what you'll say when you check out this latest art exhibit at the Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin!

The AAIEEE! exhibition transcends the comic book of times past and reiterates how potent imagery can be. It presents works by emerging and established comic book artists like our own Lilli Carré (whose work is shown above) and Gary Panter, alongside Chris Ware, Souther Salazar, Karl Wirsum and the Chicago collective, Trubble Club. AAIEEE! is part of The Open Eye, a collection of shows around Ray Yoshida's work, collections, and influence.

AAIEEE! runs through February 16, 2014. The Kohler Arts Center is located at 608 New York Avenue in Sheboygan, situated along Interstate 43 in east central Wisconsin.