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Cash in that 401K and Call Your Travel Agent!
Written by Larry Reid | Filed under Ted Jouflas, Roberta Gregory, Peter Bagge, Pat Moriarity, Megan Kelso, JR Williams, Jim Woodring, Jim Blanchard, Jeremy Eaton, events, Ellen Forney, Charles Burns
15 Jun 2010 10:36 AM
Make plans for Labor Day weekend in Seattle now! The Bumbershoot art and music festival promises to be the best in recent memory. In addition to performances by the likes of Bob Dylan, Neko Case, Hole, the Decemberists, Weezer and countless other bands, the festival includes a large exhibition of contemporary Seattle cartoonists.
Organized by Fantagraphics resident curator Larry Reid, " Counterculture Comix: A 30-Year Survey of Seattle Alternative Cartoonists" begins with Lynda Barry's work circa 1980 and continues through the present. The show reveals Seattle as the ancestral home of the alternative comix genre and examines the role comix played in Seattle's youth movement of the 90s, which penetrated popular culture globally.
Hundreds of original artworks, comix and related ephemera by an impressive roster of influential Seattle artists will be displayed including Lynda Barry, Charles Burns, Peter Bagge, Ellen Forney, Jim Woodring, Megan Kelso, Jim Blanchard, Roberta Gregory, David Lasky, Ted Jouflas, Justin Hampton, J. R. Williams, Pat Moriarity, Donna Barr, Mark Zingarelli, Michael Dougan, Jeremy Eaton, Jason T. Miles, and more.
See you in September.
Things to see: 6/14/10
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Things to see, T Edward Bak, Steven Weissman, Noah Van Sciver, Michael Kupperman, Mark Kalesniko, Marco Corona, Kevin Huizenga, Josh Simmons, Johnny Ryan, Jim Blanchard, Hans Rickheit, Gary Panter, Eleanor Davis, Derek Van Gieson
14 Jun 2010 5:40 PM
Periodic clips & strips - click for improved/additional viewing at the sources:
• Whoa, how come I didn't know that
has a Kevin Huizenga blog? Now I do, thanks to Fight or Run Sean T. Collins. Meanwhile, over on his main blog, a screenshot of a scan of something wild
gives Michael Kupperman a blurry sneak peek of a work in progress (I took the liberty of bumping up the contrast)
• A new
comic for Johnny Ryan ; elsewhere, Vice this
• A sketch for
by The Groovy Age of Horror (uh, NSFW) — via Josh Simmons Sean T. Collins again; meanwhile, on Josh's own blog, a sketch of Malibu
Post-It naughtiness by ; elsewhere, Steven Weissman sketchbook pages
• Speaking of Post-Its,
here's 10 amazing ones from Eleanor Davis
White Cats of the Red Sea," an illustration by Marco Corona
• Head to
's blog for the Jim Blanchard uncensored versions of his diseased Norwegians (and the story behind the censor bars)
Girl in Fish Net Stockings by Mark Kalesniko
knew my email address he'd probably be Noah Van Sciver asking me to plug the new issue of his self-published comic Blammo — hey Noah, send me a copy and I'll think about it, cough cough
, Renee French Rock Hudson (ha ha), some embarrassment, and a dead bug photo
Page 28 of 's Hans Rickheit Ectopiary
introductory pages by — oops, Derek Van Gieson one more
's T. Edward Bak sea otter linocut print
• It ain't a cartoon but I'd be a fool not to link to
this short prose story by Gary Panter
Things to see: 5/13/10
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under video, Tim Hensley, Things to see, Steven Weissman, rock, Renee French, Paul Hornschemeier, Noah Van Sciver, Michael Kupperman, Josh Simmons, Joost Swarte, John Hankiewicz, Jim Blanchard, fashion, Eleanor Davis, Derek Van Gieson
13 May 2010 3:55 PM
Daily clips & strips — click for improved/additional viewing at the sources:
celebrates the release of Tim Hensley with what seems to be a Wally Gropius new and/or previously unseen Wally drawing
• This week's "
I, Anonymous" spot by Steven Weissman
Riverside" is a new lithograph by John Hankiewicz
• Look closely at "
Magnolia" (above) and " Oak," two pieces for Eleanor Davis Tree Show VI at GRSF
artwork in the Lady Gaga anthology fanzine Michael Kupperman (which also includes Prison for Bitches Johnny Ryan)
The Tiger & The Princess of Hearts" is 's piece in the tiger-themed group show Jim Blanchard opening at Roq la Rue gallery in Seattle tomorrow night Tiger Tiger Burning Bright
's animated Noah Van Sciver music video for Lust-Cats of the Gutters
• A portrait of "
Lexie Super-Dog" by on his & Wendy Chin's Josh Simmons Quackers blog
• It's, like, a rock made out of trussed-up hair,
or something, by Renee French
's new weekly Paul Hornschemeier t-shirt design for his Forlorn Funnies Shirt Shop
covers Joost Swarte The New Yorker (via ) The Beat
• Your daily deluge of
: " Derek Van Gieson Abstraction House," a "Devil Doll" outtake, and supervillain record-shopping habits
Daily clips & strips (through yesterday) — click for improved/additional viewing at the sources:
presents "NSFW," his story from Tim Hensley Kramer's Ergot 7 (Update: Tim's taken the post down temporarily and promises to re-post with additional material in the future)
Three more previews of 's art in the Steven Weissman show at GR2 Butter and Blood
's Frank Santoro Silver Surfer — oh man I hope this is a teaser and not just fan art
Proof that could do cute with the best of them Jim Flora
's newest Jim Blanchard rock poster, for a show that doubles as the closing reception for his art show Icon Soup
presents the Noah Van Sciver dramatic intro to a story called "The Hypo"
• Time to catch up on some great
stuff Renee French here, here, here and here
draws a Kevin Huizenga character from Minty Lewis's P.S. Comics
• A couple of
moody panels from Derek Van Gieson
's got an art show up now at Jim Blanchard The Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro in Bellingham WA, with a blowout closing reception/rock show on May 29. Hoo doggie! More info at Jim's blog.
Things to see: 3/1/10
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Things to see, Steven Weissman, Richard Sala, Renee French, Nate Neal, Mark Kalesniko, Kevin Huizenga, Jordan Crane, Jim Flora, Jim Blanchard, Hans Rickheit, Gabrielle Bell, Frank Santoro, Derek Van Gieson, Anders Nilsen
1 Mar 2010 2:02 PM
Good grief, all you art bloggers sure stay busy over the weekends...
• Man, remember the awesome comics that Tower Records'
Pulse magazine ran back in the 1990s, like this one from ? Frank Santoro
A piece by for an Oz-themed art show Richard Sala at Gallery Meltdown in L.A. which opened on Saturday (Steven Weissman's in it too)
• Speaking of
, Steven Weissman here are some ideas he's working on
Nautical sketches circa 1950s by Jim Flora
• Two from
, who describes Jim Blanchard the commissioned drawing at top as "Definitely the high point of my art career so far"; at bottom, a record cover (click through for even more groovy lettering on the back cover)
A series of mother-with-child sketches by Mark Kalesniko
God damn, Renee French
Alain Saint-Ogan fan art and "F" is for Fielder by Kevin Huizenga
• This and two more
sketchbook spreads by Anders Nilsen
's Hans Rickheit Ectopiary page 13, plus a singing monkey
The continuation of a New York Lucky story by Gabrielle Bell
sneaks a guy into Nate Neal this page of 's story Derek Van Gieson
• More new
at Jordan Crane What Things Do
• Talk about a blockhead (haw haw):
shares a I'm Learning to Share! rarity, Charles M. Schulz Two-by-Fours (via ) Robot 6
3 images from one of 's current projects Ben Catmull
Two spot illos for the Feb. issue of Linus by Sergio Ponchione
shares some Valentine's Day advice from ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive Project Blog & Shel Silverstein Jack Cole
Groovy poster design by for his Missus's band The DTs' gig tomorrow night (head there after seeing Jim Blanchard Gahan Wilson at our store)
's Johnny Ryan contribution to The Sinstones, an anthology minicomic of Flintstone gags
animated editorial cartoon by (there's a cute dog) Steve Brodner
, yer makin' me hungry with your Laura Park noodle doodles
Looky (and clicky for better lookies):
contributor Molly Kiely poses for Newave! a self-portrait with the book
• These and more
sketchbook wishbones by John Hankiewicz
The Skittish Horse by Jim Flora
• An unpublished commissioned
portrait of Johnny Cash by Jim Blanchard
• What's this,
new from Fight or Run art ? (click for full image) Kevin Huizenga
's Hans Rickheit Ectopiary, page 10 (plus more on his blog)
does Hitchcock: Tim Hensley (above), Frenzy , Marnie Lifeboat
A 2009 diary strip from Gabrielle Bell
Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is pleased to host an exhibition and publication party for on Saturday, January 30 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. This event promises to be both entertaining and enlightening. The public is invited to join us for this festive reunion of influential independent cartoonists. NEWAVE! The Underground Mini Comix of the 1980s
Self published mini comics in the 1970s and 1980s were the direct descendants of the Underground Comix movement of the 1960s hippie era. Early practitioners photocopied, stapled and distributed their miniature zines at comic book conventions and emerging comic book specialty shops. The immediacy and independence of these publications gave rise to today's popular alternative comics movement.
Mini comics creator Michael Dowers, former publisher of Starhead Comix and editor at Fantagraphics Books, compiled this impressive anthology. Included are interviews and commentary by the artists as well as the rare mini comics themselves.
The exhibition will feature original art and graphics by underground mini comix pioneers Jaimie Alder,
Jim Blanchard, Wayne Gibson, David Lasky, Wayno, J.R. Williams, Steve Willis, Dennis Worden, and XNO. NEWAVE editor Michael Dowers will produce and distribute a mini comic on site. A comix jam by contributing artists will be accompanied by music from local indie rock band "iji."
Don't miss this splendid occasion on Saturday, January 30. Fantagraphics Bookstore is located at 1201 S. Vale Street at Airport Way in the heart of Georgetown.
Listing Information NEWAVE! Underground Mini Comix of the 1980s exhibition and publication party.
Featuring Jaimie Alder, Jim Blanchard, Wayne Gibson, David Lasky, Wayno, Steve Willis, Dennis Worden, XNO. Mini comic demonstration and giveaway by Michael Dowers. Music by iji.
Saturday, January 30, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery
1201 S. Vale St. (at Airport Way S.) Seattle, WA 206.658.0110 Open daily 11:30 - 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM.
This recent commissioned portrait of Joy Division's Ian Curtis by
Jim Blanchard blows me away. Hit Jim's blog for the larger version.