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!
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.
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.
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.
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