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The Francies
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Al Columbia 21 Jul 2014 3:10 PM
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Just watch this. It's called "Nightmare," by The Francies. Written and Directed by Al Columbia. What else do you really need to know? Al has plenty of well-deserved fans for his visual art, but he's a helluva musician and filmmaker, too.

Friday Flash Sale! Al Columbia's Pim and Francie, plus Biologic Show #0
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under sales specialsAl Columbia 20 Jun 2014 2:15 PM

Pim and Francie: The Golden Bear Years by Al Columbia 

Al Columbia fans, get ready for our Friday Flash Sale! While supplies last, we're including a FREE copy of Biologic Show #0 with every purchase of Pim and Francie: The Golden Bear Days!

Did you catch that? That's a FREE copy of Biologic Show #0 with your purchase of Al Columbia's Pim and Francie.

Do you just want to buy Biologic Show #0 to complete your Al Columbia collection? We have very limited quantities remaining in stock, now selling at $10 a pop

Biologic Show #0 by Al Columbia 

Biologic Show 0 by Al Columbia - A Friday the 13th Surprise
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under Al Columbia 13 Jun 2014 5:37 PM

Biologic Show #0 by Al Columbia - Cover

Holy cats! It's Friday the 13th, a full moon, and — we've just discovered 2 cartons of Al Columbia's Biologic Show #0 at our warehouse!

Coincidence? I think not.

If you're looking for some good old-fashioned twisted horror and beautiful, depraved artwork, look no further! Disclaimer: Fantagraphics is not responsible for any side effects from reading this comic, to include melting eyeballs, temporary insanity, or the sudden desire to turn on all the lights in your house.

Stories in Biologic Show #0 include "Seymour Sunshine," "Extinction," "Grinding Larry," and a tale of Columbia's waif hero and heroine, Pim and Francie.

Hi-Fructose Special on Al Columbia
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under Things to seeartistsartAl Columbia 30 Apr 2014 1:09 AM
Hi-Fructose
"Horror is a peculiar and particular flavor of dis-ease. The body does not respond to it as it does to fear, with the urge toward fight of flight; instead, horror washes over you and lingers, reminding you that all is not as it should be in the world," writes Silke Tudor.  
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In Issue 31 of Hi-FructoseAl Columbia is featured in a special matte paper insert featuring paintings, illustrations and some comics found in Pim and Francie, published by Fantagraphics in 2009. Columbia's dark hallways and candy-coated big-eyed children create the perfect landscape to lose yourself and your own mind in.
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Founder and Editor-in-Chief 'Attaboy' says. "It's the layers of drawings and tracings atop half finshed thoughts, tear outs and revisions filled with obsessive detail that turns us into the shamless voyeaurs to what appears to be true madeness. We invite you to join us there." 


This Week in Fantagraphics Events: 9/30-10/7
Written by janice headley | Filed under Michael KuppermanKim DeitcheventsDanny BlandAl Columbia 1 Oct 2013 3:13 PM

In Case We Die by Danny Bland

Wednesday, October 2nd

Chicago, IL: The magnificent Danny Bland presents his debut novel, In Case We Die, at Quimby's, starting at 7:00 PM! Don't miss it! (more info)

Al Columbia

Thursday, October 3rd

Lincoln, NE: Wow! If you live in the area, you simply cannot miss this talk with the great Al Columbia at Lucas Hall at Nebraska Wesleyan University!

Locust Moon Comics Festival, October 2013

Saturday, October 5th

Philadelphia, PA: Don't miss the great Kim Deitch and Michael Kupperman at the 2013 Locust Moon Comics Festival! I want someone to film a buddy comedy of their trip this weekend. (more info)





Al Columbia: Music Video
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under videomiscellanyartAl Columbia 15 Jul 2013 12:56 PM

black bikini from al columbia on Vimeo.

When Al Columbia is not drawing chilling comics or making home-made flame throwers (they can shoot as far as fifteen feet!), he's with his band cooking up something cool. The music video "Black Bikini" was filmed on location at 'Plum Island.' Columbia has about eight songs ready for his new album called Journey to Death Island, which will be out from Psychopop Records in the near distant future. Give it a listen, maybe even a shimmy and shake.

Just Add Color (and Gore)
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under artAl Columbia 18 Jun 2013 10:40 AM
Pim and Francie painting
 
The only thing that could make Al Columbia's Pim and Francie even more terrifying is to add color. Columbia recently sent Hi Fructose some exclusive new paintings they are featuring on their website that continue the horrorscape he created in 2009's Pim and Francie. Turn the lights down low, grab that gristle pie you made for lunch and enjoy these haunting illustations after the jump.  
 
This Week(end) in Fantagraphics Events: 11/22-11/26
Written by janice headley | Filed under staffNoah Van SciverMaxMalachi WardJim RuggFantagraphics BookstoreeventsDavid LaskyCharles BurnsAl Columbia 23 Nov 2012 12:00 PM

Turkey smurkey. It's a holiday weekend -- put down that comic book, get off the couch, and come buy more comic books!

Thursday, November 22nd

Salvador, Brazil: Max launched his retrospective exhibition, Panóptica, at the Instituto Cervantes de Salvador! Check out the FLOG for pics and reports from previous stops on this exhibit's tour! (more info

Horror Hangover

Friday, November 23rd

Seattle, WA: The Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery has extended our exhibit for Noah Van Sciver's The Hypo: The Melancholic Young Lincoln and Frank M. Young & David Lasky's The Carter Family: Don’t Forget This Song to today! Beat the stampedes this Black Friday, and support independent shops! (more info

Vancouver, BC: It's a Horror Hangover thanks to Robin McConnell of Inkstuds with this group show featuring Fantagraphics' staffers Jason T. Miles and Jen Vaughn, Mome veterans Malachi Ward and Jim Rugg! Plus, check out that poster illustration from Al Columbia! (more info)   

The Last Vispo Anthology: Visual Poetry 1998 - 2008

Saturday, November 24th

Seattle, WA: Join us at the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery for the book release party for The Last Vispo Anthology, edited by Northwest literary artists Nico Vassilakis and Crag Hill.  Their work will be feted with an exhibition, readings, and a musical performance from Lori Goldston (former Nirvana and Earth cellist, and recent Stranger “Genius Award” recipient) performing with former Black Cat Orchestra bandmate Kyle Hanson. (more info

St. Petersburg, FL: Meanwhile, the Eve N Odd Gallery will be hosting a launch party for The Last Vispo Anthology: Visual Poetry 1998-2008, as well, with prints from the book on display! (more info)

Vancouver, BC: You'll be horrified if you miss the last day of Horror Hangover, hangin' at the Hot Art Wet City's Pop-Up Gallery! (more info)

Sunday, November 25th

Vancouver, BC: And the celebration continues for The Last Vispo Anthology at the STAG (Strathcona Art Gallery) Library with unscheduled pop-up readings and performances by: Jim Andrews (Vancouver), Judith Copithorne (Vancouver), Crag Hill (Idaho), Donato Mancini (Vancouver), Gustave Morin (Windsor), Michael V. Smith (Kelowna), Nico Vassilakis (Seattle) and possibly more! (more info)

It's a Horror Hangover This Weekend in Vancouver!
Written by janice headley | Filed under staffMalachi WardJim RuggeventsAl Columbia 19 Nov 2012 2:00 PM

Horror Hangover

Who says Halloween is the scariest holiday? When you can't bear the sight of dirty dishes and leftovers, when the parents have worn your last nerve, or when you can't seem to button your jeans anymore, it's time to head to the Horror Hangover in Vancouver, BC!

(Yeah, I know Canadians celebrated Thanksgiving in October -- it's been a helluva hangover.)

This group show was curated by Robin McConnell of Inkstuds, who explains, "Horror Hangover is a chance for cartoonists to work on some conceptual ideas for visions of times mostly terrible, some exhausting, with a couple of positive examples." Sounds perfect for the holidays to me!

Not only does the show feature Fantagraphics' staffers Jason T. Miles and Jen Vaughn, but you can also find work from Mome veterans Malachi Ward and Jim Rugg! Plus, check out that poster illustration from Al Columbia!

The opening reception is this Friday, November 23rd, from 7:00 to 11:00 PM, and your last chance to see it is on Saturday, November 24th from Noon to 6:00 PM. Hot Art Wet City's Pop-Up Gallery is located at 752 E. Broadway. 

Al Columbia loves you
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under merchAl Columbia 27 Aug 2012 4:19 PM

I Love You - Al Columbia

New Al Columbia print, limited to 10 copies, available only from Floating World Comics. You know what to do.

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