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Support SAW this January!
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under Things to see 15 Jan 2014 7:45 PM

Our friends Tom Hart and Leela Corman over at the Sequential Artists Workshop in Florida need your help! They are all about making comics education affordable for all and have been doing a great job thus far. SAW currently has an IndieGoGo campaign up with a ton of great rewards geared to you. A mere ten bucks gets you a mini from Steven Weissman, Jessica Abel, Box Brown or more from their fantastic list of contributors. Thirty-six dollars can get you a whole saddle-bag full of minis. There's art by David Lasky, an Eric Curry shirt and much, much more!
SAW Workshop  
In 2014, SAW is hoping to do a number of things with your donations  such as bring more artists to Florida to work and teach, assist more students through affordable programs and/or scholarships, expand/extend our grant program expand their library, upgrade their equipment (computer, Risograph, etc.) AND expand studio space to accommodate 4 or more drawing spaces. They hold amazing workshops with visiting artists (like Dash Shaw and Gabrielle Bell coming up in 2014). SAW also provides printing scholarships to biannually, everyone's favorite Annie Koyama was even a judge in 2013.
Julie Doucet 
Still on the fence? Go ahead and check out the video above or all the other amazing things you can get for your donation like a Julie Doucet print or a Derek M. Ballard poster! Squeeee! I want them all. Interested in visiting and taking some classes yourself? Head right over to the main SAW website and get yourself on the boards. Yes, the bristol boards.
 
Chris Ware & Chip Kidd to WOW Seattle
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under Things to seeeventsChris WareChip Kidd 18 Dec 2013 3:00 PM
Chris Ware 
Hold on to your horses, the howling wolves of great comics and design are baying. We don't want to unseat you but find you some seats! On February 19thChip Kidd & Chris Ware will appear before your very eyes at Town Hall in Seattle. Part of the Litarary\Arts Series, the two will engage in a coloful conversation (maybe even a fight to the death?) starting at 7:30pm.
 
There is a signing afterwards and their books will be on sale for those of you not clutching a well-loved copy already. Buy your tickets now and make it a great holiday gift; be it Christmas, Boxing Day, Valentines or Darwin Day! 
Chris Ware 
 
Chris Ware is an award-winning comic book artist and cartoonist, whose work includes the celebrated graphic novel Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth and most recently Building Stories. 
Chip Kidd  
Chip Kidd, associate art director at Alfred A. Knopf, is a renowned graphic designer who recently released the book Go: A Kidd's Guide to Graphic Design and designed Tony Millionaire's Maakies treasuries. Seattle Arts and Lectures are excited to have these two artists talk with each other about the worlds of design and comics, as their conversation should make for a colorful evening.
 
Sponsored by Paper Hammer & Marquand Books, The Stranger's arts and performance quarterly, A&P, University Book Store.
 
Town Hall Seattle
1119 8th Ave, Seattle 
February 19th, 7:30pm  
Fantagraphics Pop-Up Store in Downtown Seattle
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under Things to seeslimy marketingevents 11 Dec 2013 1:40 PM

Popup 

The time to fa-la-la and fill your friends' bookshelves will excellent graphic novels and comics is here! Fantagraphics Books is excited to be participating in the American Express Holiday Pop Up Shop in Seattle's historic Pioneer Square neighborhood. Conveniently located on the corner of Western Ave and University St (55 University St), the AmEx Holiday Pop Up Shop brings local businesses together to showcase a collection of merchandise all under one roof. 

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Fantagraphics Books will be slinging our wares from December 11th through the 16th. In this time, we will be providing shoppers the opportunity to browse some of our latest releases, plus a few classic favorites. Come on down and pick up a gift for that special someone (but also feel free to spoil yourself with a comic or two). Don't fret, if you can't make it to the Pop Up Shop, you can always find us at the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery located in the beautiful Georgetown neighborhood. 

We've got it all on display, original graphic novels, classic reprints, underground comics and haunting novels (some Seattle-centric!)

Xmas colors 

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Alki Art Gallery and Event Space
55 University Street at corner of Western Ave. Seattle, WA 98101 

Look how much fun Jacq is having reading the fun and fiesty Unlovable!

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COUCH TAG RELEASE PARTY at DESERT ISLAND
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under Things to seeJesse ReklawFantagraphics Bookstoreevents 6 Dec 2013 11:51 AM
Couch Tag poster
Join Jesse Reklaw, Desert Island's Gabe Fowler and and friends tonight at Desert Island for a rockin' good time. From 7 to 9pm, Reklaw will be signing copies of his new graphic novel, Couch Tag, just for you! Let him know which of his 13 cats was your favorite.
 
He'll also be signing at the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery in Seattle on December 14th while gracing the shelves of Portland's Floating World on December 19th! See you at every single location!
Couch Tag 
 
Jim Woodring at Olympia's Danger Room
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under Things to seeJim Woodringevents 19 Nov 2013 12:49 PM

Woodring

An interview and book signing by everyone's favorite Jim Woodring to take place at Danger Room on Saturday, December 7th at 3pm. For a hoppin' good time head over to the downtown Olympia Library for a live drawing demonstration by Jim and his GIANT pen Nibbus Maximus at 7pm.  (The poster pretty much sums it up!)

Jim will also be signing copies of his book FRAN so either bring your copy or buy the newest installment of his series set in the surreal Unifactor.

Fran  

201 W 4th Ave
downtown Olympia
360.705.3050
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downtown Olympia Timberland Library
313 8th Ave SE
Olympia WA 98501 
 

 




Janet Hamlin at NYU School of Law
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under Things to seeJanet Hamlinevents 12 Nov 2013 2:25 PM

Sketching Furman

Don't forget! Tomorrow night at 6pm in Furman Hall on the NYU School of Law campus there is the (Un)covering Guantanamo Panel with Janet Hamlin. 

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 This event will be followed by a brief reception.

Sketching Gitmo

Joe Sacco on The Great War Tour
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under Things to seeJoe Saccoevents 28 Oct 2013 4:50 PM
The Great War 
Joe Sacco's latest book is The Great War, published by our distributor W.W. Norton. This BEAUTIFUL book is actually one large illustration 24 feet in length. Get your self this beautiful accordian folded book today and catch Sacco out on the town(s) to get it signed.
 
Nov. 10th – Powell's Bookstore at 7:30pm, Portland OR
Nov. 12th – Los Angeles Public Library (Mark Taper Auditorium-Central Library) at 7:15pm, Los Angeles, CA (with Gene Luen Yang and Charles Hatfield)
Nov. 14th – Town Hall at 7:30pm, Seattle, WA 
Nov. 18th – 92nd Street Y / Unterberg Poetry Center at 8:15pm, NYC (with Geoff Dyer)
Nov. 19th – McNally Jackson at 7:00pm, NYC (with Matt Weiland)
Nov. 20th – Politics and Prose at 7:00pm, Washington, DC
Nov. 21st – Free Library of Philadelphia at 7:30pm, Philly, PA
 
The Great War page 
 
Joe Daly debuts a new webcomic!
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under webcomicsThings to seeJoe Daly 18 Oct 2013 6:19 PM

Highbone Theatre

For those of you wondering what's up with the next volume of Dungeon Quest, well, Joe Daly has detoured onto another project for a while: a new graphic novel, Highbone Theatre, which he's unveiling, chunk by chunk, as a webcomic! And there's some pretty big chunks posted so far. Expect the same blend of neck-spasming action, awkward dude interactions, and flaccid penises you love Dungeon Quest for! There's also a Facebook page for you to like for updates and such.

Highbone Theatre by Joe Daly

Menu's tribute to Kim Thompson
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Things to seeKim Thompson 8 Oct 2013 2:28 PM

Jean-Christophe Menu just sent this very sweet strip to us today. Thanks, J-C.

James Romberger & Rick Prol Art Opening
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under Things to seeJames Rombergerart showsart 7 Oct 2013 12:45 PM

James and Rick

Come one, come all to the NYC art opening to celebrate the James Romberger and Rick Prol's show this October 16th. The reception will take place at the Dorian Grey Gallery on 9th Street (near Ave A.) from 6pm 'til 9pm. If you enjoyed Romberger's Fantagraphics graphic novel 7 Miles a Second or Post York from Uncivilized Books, this is the place to be!

The show will run from October 16h-November 17, 2013 and the gallery hours are Tuesday-Sunday 12pm-7pm.

Dorian Grey Gallery
437 East 9th Street (at Avenue A)
New York, NY 10009
516.244.4126
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