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Category >> The Stranger

Geek Love
Written by Larry Reid | Filed under The StrangerFantagraphics Bookstore 4 Feb 2011 10:57 AM

http://www.fantagraphics.com/images/flog/larry/2011/think-seattle-campaign.jpg

The latest member of Fantagraphics fabulous marketing team, Janice Headley, came up with the winning slogan for Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery — part of a "Think Local" sustainability campaign sponsored by Seattle Good Business Network and The Stranger. The lovely Ms. Headley is joined by slightly mortified bookstore manager Larry Reid. We're not entirely certain about the association of lurid sex comix with environmental stewardship, but we're now assured that Janice will fit in perfectly with the rest of us misfits and miscreants at Fantagraphics. Welcome aboard!

The photo was shot by our Stranger friend Katie Phoenix. While researching the relationship of comix shop clerks and sex expertise — (we figured it was obvious) — Katie discovered this fascinating website. Yes, we'll certainly give Stranger sex-advice columnist Dan Savage a run for his money. So be sure to drop by Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery for expert advice on, uhm...Valentine's Day gifts for your sweetie. Yes, that's it. We've got the goods. See you all soon.

Jim Woodring officially declared a GENIUS by The Stranger
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under The StrangerJim Woodringawards 4 Aug 2010 12:24 PM

Jim Woodring - photo by Kelly O

We all knew it, but now it's official! Congratulations to Jim Woodring for being awarded this year's Stranger Genius Award in Literature. Announcing the award on The Stranger's blog Slog, Paul Constant says "Woodring is the first Stranger Genius of Literature who has been published by local publisher Fantagraphics Books (they've been ardent promoters of Woodring's work from the very beginning of his career). Quite simply, that's insane: They're the best comics publisher in the world. They publish geniuses on a regular basis, and many would argue that Woodring is the greatest cartooning genius on the Fantagraphics roster. We agree with that sentiment." Well thanks Paul! Read the rest of the announcement for more info, including what Jim plans to do with the $5000 prize money.

(Photo by The Stranger's Kelly O.)

Jim Woodring covers The Stranger
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under The StrangerJim Woodring 8 Jul 2010 1:37 PM

The Stranger - Jim Woodring

Jim Woodring's Manhog and, er, friend from Weathercraft appear on the cover of this week's issue of The Stranger (after previously appearing on The Stranger's sister publication, the Portland Mercury).

Things to see: 4/21/10
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Things to seeThe StrangerKevin HuizengaJosh SimmonsJon AdamsJohnny RyanEsther Pearl WatsonEllen ForneyDerek Van GiesonDebbie DrechslerCharles Burns 21 Apr 2010 4:07 PM

Daily clips & strips -- click for improved/additional viewing at the sources:

The Stranger - Ellen Forney

Ellen Forney's on the cover (as both artist and subject, with her BF) of this week's issue of The Stranger

Unlovable - Esther Pearl Watson

• On Facebook, Esther Pearl Watson's Unlovable Fan Page posts the most recent Unlovable strip from Bust

Fifteen - Johnny Ryan

Johnny Ryan says on his LJ "One of my comics will be in a group print show this weekend in France."

Cooper's hawk - Debbie Drechsler

Another really nice bird sketch (this time a Cooper's hawk) by Debbie Drechsler

Free Shit - Charles Burns

Meathaus posts scans of the latest issue of Charles Burns's Free Shit minicomic

Quackers 4 Life

Josh Simmons & Wendy Chin drop themselves into their Quackers universe

What Lies Beyond Death? - Kevin Huizenga

Kevin Huizenga illustrates a link to an article of interest

Abstraction House - Derek Van Gieson

• Things in Derek Van Gieson's Abstraction House are really getting weird

Truth Serum - Jon Adams

• Here's this week's Truth Serum from Jon Adams

Steven Weissman covers The Stranger
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under The StrangerSteven WeissmanFantagraphics Bookstoreevents 3 Feb 2010 2:04 PM

The Stranger - cover by Steven Weissman

Hey Seattle, come get this week's issue of The Stranger signed by cover artist (and weekly "I, Anonymous" illustrator) Steven Weissman when he's in town signing his new book Chocolate Cheeks at our flagship bookstore on Saturday! (Dear Steven: that cover image would make an awesome poster.)

Virtue & vice
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under The StrangerSteven WeissmanFantagraphics Bookstore 8 Dec 2009 12:35 PM

The Stranger playing cards

Do a good deed, and then gamble with the results: Donate $20 to The Stranger's annual "Strangercrombie" charity fundraising effort and get a set of Stranger playing cards featuring artwork by Stranger illustrators such as Steven Weissman (King of Spades above). Hopefully Jeremy Eaton is in there too. Find the donation link on the right side of this page.

UPDATE: You can also bid on an auction including a $50 gift certificate to Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery, and The Stranger's sister publication the Portland Mercury has their own charity auctions, one of which includes a selection of our best-selling essentials. Go, bid!

A Glorious Day Indeed!
Written by Larry Reid | Filed under The StrangerFantagraphics Bookstore 27 Aug 2009 11:09 AM

The Stranger cover by Eroyn Franklin

Cool cover on the current issue of Seattle alternative weekly the Stranger featuring hand cut art from Eroyn Franklin's Xeric award-winning graphic novel Another Glorious Day at the Nothing Factory. This amazing new book, limited to a numbered edition of 1,000 copies, is available exclusively at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery

Ellen Forney larns ya in the ways of love
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under The StrangerEllen Forney 25 Jun 2009 1:38 PM

Ellen Forney strip detail

Ellen Forney makes a triumphant return to the pages of our hometown newsweekly The Stranger in the new annual "Queer Issue" with the full-page strip "How to Have a Mind-Blowing, Decadent, All-Day Threesome!" They've made it available as a downloadable PDF file, enabling you to print out one copy to laminate for future reference and one to insert with her other "how-to" strips in your copy of I Love Led Zeppelin.

Millionaire takes over Seattle, covers The Stranger
Written by Larry Reid | Filed under Tony MillionaireThe StrangerMaakiesFantagraphics Bookstoreevents 6 May 2009 12:11 PM

The Stranger cover with Maakies' Drinky Crow and Uncle Gabby by Tony Millionaire

Gabby and Drinky hurl Maakies swag to the masses on the cover of this week's Stranger in advance of Tony Millionaire's appearance on Saturday evening at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery. The drinks are on us. See you all there. 

Ellen Forney covers The Stranger
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under The StrangerEllen Forney 18 Dec 2008 3:56 PM

Ellen Forney - The Stranger cover

No, Ellen isn't performing Billy Joel karaoke (that I know of). In celebration of her most recent cover illustration for The Stranger (above, and currently seen around the snowy streets of Seattle), Ellen presents a retrospective of her Stranger covers going back to 1993.