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If I Were in Brussels I'd Sure as Hell Go To This
Written by Kim Thompson | Filed under Joost Swarteeventsart shows 26 Aug 2011 4:29 PM
galerie champaka

Galerie Champaka

 

Eric Verhoest et Thomas Spitaels
ont le plaisir de vous inviter
à l’inauguration de
Trafic par

Joost Swarte

Vernissage en présence de l’artiste,
le jeudi 8 septembre 2011
de 18h00 à 20h30
_

Eric Verhoest en Thomas Spitaels
hebben het genoegen u uit te nodigen
op de opening van
Trafic door

Joost Swarte

Vernissage in het bijzijn van de kunstenaar
op donderdag 8 september 2011
van 18u00 tot 20u30

 


Galerie Champaka - Arts de Bande Dessinée

Rue Ernest Allardstraat, 27
Bruxelles 1000 Brussel
Belgium
Tel : +32 2 514 91 52 
Fax : +32 2 346 16 09
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www.galeriechampaka.com


(Apologies to Tom Spurgeon for swiping his title.) That is one classy invitation, too.

I doubt the fact that the show's title is the same as the title of Jacques Tati's final movie is a coincidence; as I recall Tati's Playtime is Joost's favorite movie.

And yes, we're barreling down the final few laps of the Swarte Book Marathon! It's still on for early 2012.
















Gilbert Hernandez exhibit opens in Las Vegas TONIGHT!
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Gilbert Hernandezeventsart shows 26 Aug 2011 3:58 PM

Alternate Realities gallery

Aieee! Last minute Beto alert! He's got some artwork on display at a comic shop in his hometown of Las Vegas, with what sounds like a hoot of an opening reception tonight. From the Facebook invitation:

Alternate Reality Comics proudly invites you to our FIRST ever Artist Spotlight Reception!! Please join us for this great event as we try to bridge the gap between the comic world and various other art forms!!

This months featured local artists will be the very talented Keri Schroeder and comic book legend Gilbert Hernandez (creator of Love and Rockets).

We will also have live performances from local folk talent Rushmore Beekeepers and local poet/spoken word artist Harry Fagel.

The reception will run from 6:00pm-9:00pm
Performances start at 7:30pm






Fantagraphics at the Boise Art Museum
Written by janice headley | Filed under Shannon WheelerJim WoodringeventsEllen ForneyColleen Cooverart shows 17 Aug 2011 2:20 PM

Ellen Forney & Jim Woodring, Frye Museum, 03/27/08
Ellen Forney & Jim Woodring at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle, 03/08

This weekend, the Boise Art Museum unveils a new exhibit that is right down our alley: Comics at the Crossroads: Art of the Graphic Novel.

The exhibition spotlights 40 different comic book artists from the Pacific Northwest, including our own Jim Woodring, Ellen Forney, Shannon Wheeler, and Colleen Coover. We're also excited to see Fanta-friends David Lasky and Matthew Southworth included in the line-up!

Included in the exhibit will be original artwork, unpublished drawings, book covers, and more!

A preview party for Comics at the Crossroads is happening this Friday, August 19th at 5:30 PM, and the exhibit runs from August 20th to November 27th at the Boise Art Museum [670 Julia Davis Drive, Boise, Idaho].

Fantagraphics Bookstore's Fabulous Fall Line-up!
Written by Larry Reid | Filed under Warren BernardTrina RobbinsTony MillionaireShannon WheelerOil and WaterNell BrinkleyFantagraphics BookstoreeventsDame Darcyart shows 16 Aug 2011 10:38 AM

Make a habit of visiting Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery this fall as we approach five years of presenting comix culture to the masses. It just keeps getting better:

 Hooked on Comix

On Saturday, September 3 between noon and 3:00 PM, we host a sneak preview of "Hooked on Comix 3." Fimmakers David P. Moore and Audry Mandelbaum will be present for a continuous screening of the latest installment of their insightful documentary series on alternative comix. This one features the lovely Dame Darcy and always entertaining Tony Millionaire. Can't wait.

DrawingPower

On Saturday, September 10 we open Drawing Power, an amazing exhibition of cartoon advertising curated by Warren Bernard. On Saturday, September 24 Bernard will present a slide talk followed by a book signing from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. He'll be joined by visual artist and cartoonist Tom Neely presenting his latest "painted novel" The Wolf.

 OilandWater

On Saturday, October 1 we'll host a special preview of the topical graphic novel Oil and Water with journalist writer Steve Duin from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

The Brinkley Girls

The following Saturday, October 8 we welcome comix legend Trina Robbins for an exhibition and slide talk on Nell Brinkley from her phenomenal book Brinkley Girls, who will be in town as an guest at the Geek Girl Con.

Don't miss a minute of the action. Visit Fantagraphics Bookstore daily. If you don't live here, with local housing prices remaining soft and the Seattle job market improving, now's a good time to move. See ya'll soon.

Roq La Rue Presents The Blab! Show
Written by janice headley | Filed under eventsBlabart shows 8 Aug 2011 12:21 PM

This Friday, August 12th, the fabulous Roq la Rue gallery debuts The Blab! Show, curated by noneother than Monte Beauchamp!  

Beauchamp returns to the theme of "Krampus," which you may remember from back issues of Blab! and the collection of vintage Krampus postcards The Devil in Design, and the show features interpretations by artists like Shag, Andy Kehoe, and Ryan Heshka. If you don't recall, Krampus is a sinister holiday devil, so appropriately enough, Roq la Rue promise they'll be "throwing one hell of an opening party!"

The Blab! Show runs until September 3rd. For anyone outside the Seattle area, an online gallery will be posted here this Friday. Roq la Rue is located at 2312 2nd Ave. in the bustling Belltown neighborhood.

Paul Karasik exhibit at the West Tisbury Public Library
Written by janice headley | Filed under Paul Karasikeventsart shows 8 Aug 2011 8:13 AM

Paul Karasik - photo by Lynn Christoffers
photo credit: Lynn Christoffers

Check out the Paul Karasik exhibit at the West Tisbury Public Library! [ GET IT?! ]

This Eisner Award-winning artist and scholar debuted an exhibit last Friday at his hometown library, and fortunately for those of you in Massachusetts, it will run until the end of August! Plus, Paul will be donating half of the proceeds from the sale of his work to the library's expansion fund.

The West Tisbury Public Library is located at 1042 State Road in Vineyard Haven, MA. And be sure to check out [ heh, heh... okay, I'll stop ] this lovely profile on Paul in The Martha's Vineyard Times!

Comic art exhibit with Jim Woodring et al. tonight at Gage Academy in Seattle
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Jim Woodringeventsart shows 5 Aug 2011 3:36 PM

http://www.fantagraphics.com/images/flog/mike/201108/david_chelsea_-_alzheimers.jpg
(Artwork by David Chelsea)

We learned of this so last minute I don't even have time to write anything clever, so I'm just copy & pasting this info from the Gage Academy website:

Steele Gallery: Think Ink

August 5 – September 5
Opening Reception: Friday, Friday, August 5, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Local artists, cartoonists and graphic illustrators exhibit pen and ink artworks that display exceptional technical skill and creative, narrative story lines. Working with the constraints and possibilities of the fluid nib and inkwell, artists David Chelsea, David Lasky, Bob Rini, Jim Woodring and more dazzle the viewer with complex compositions and unexpected shifts in perspective.

Don't miss the concurring guest lecture with artist David Chelsea August 5.





Esther Pearl Watson Presents Lady Comix Art
Written by janice headley | Filed under Gabrielle BelleventsEsther Pearl WatsonDame Darcyart shows 28 Jul 2011 9:13 AM

Lady Comix Art curated by Esther Pearl Watson

One of the many awesome things about San Diego Comic-Con was getting to chat with pioneer of female comic art, Joyce Farmer, and current champion of the ladies, Esther Pearl Watson. We talked about how it wasn't always so easy to be a woman in the comics world. So, a show like this, spotlighting the latest wave of amazing women artists, just makes me really, really happy.

Lady Comix Art opens this Saturday, July 30th at the Webb Gallery in Waxahachie, TX. Curated by our own Esther Pearl Watson, the show features fellow female Fantagraphics artists like Dame Darcy and Gabrielle Bell, among an awesome line-up of ladies. The opening night soiree runs from 7:00 - 11:00 PM.

The Webb Gallery is located at 209 West Frankin Street in Waxahachie, TX, and the show runs through September 18th. And here's a print I spotted (and snapped a pic of!) at Esther's booth at SDCC that seems particularly appropriate for the show:

Esther Pearl Watson print

Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit with Stan Sakai
Written by janice headley | Filed under Usagi YojimboStan Sakaieventsart shows 8 Jul 2011 11:13 AM

Stan Sakai at the Japanese American National Museum

I can't think of a nicer way to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit than with this Usagi Yojimbo exhibit at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles!  

The exhibit gets hoppin' this Saturday, July 9th, as the great Stan Sakai is in town to give a talk, a demonstration, and sign some books!

In fact, the whole day is jam-packed with fun activities, including screenings of anime films from the '20s and '30s, origami workshops, and a cooking lesson on how to make a broccoli carrot slaw, sure to satisfy any samurai!

Sakai-san explains himself, on his blog

I have been in a lot of exhibits, but this one will be the most comprehensive. It will not only display a lot of art in all phases of production, but also merchandising such as UY toys, pajamas, and statues. There will even be a section of Usagi art by other creators such as Frank Miller and even Stan Lee. A mini-documentary will be shown in the theater, with interviews with friends such as Sergio Aragones, Scott Shaw, Stan Lee, Geoff Darrow, and others. 

The exhibit runs 'til October 30th, but the opening day is FREE and open to the public, so why wait!

Explosive Georgetown Art Attack on July 9!
Written by Larry Reid | Filed under Megan KelsoFantagraphics Bookstoreart shows 1 Jul 2011 1:32 PM

ArtAttackImageJuly

The Georgetown Art Attack celebrates independent artists on Saturday, July 9 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM as creative enterprises present a stellar array of visual and performing arts throughout the historic industrial arts corridor

Among the highlights: All City Coffee commemorates a decade as a Georgetown institution with a 10th Anniversary exhibition of neighborhood artists including Miaja Fiebig, Chris Pfeifle, Chris McMullen, Tom E. Hall, David Mazak, Edward Matlock and more; The Georgetown Trailer Park Mall marks its first anniversary with live music, treats and the recent addition of new art venues including the Shasta 1400 Pinata Trailer and the Interstate Art Space; "Peripheral Visions," a collection of work from Augie Pagan at the Firm; Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery presents "The Quiet Rrriot," an examination of the Riot grrrl zine movement featuring Megan Kelso, Nikki McClure and Stella Marrs; Elizabeth Scallon's "Space for Thoughts" at Vecta Photo; Nautilus Studio presents "De-Vice" by Yvette Endrijautzki and Brandon Bowman with recent work by Richard Olmsted; New work by Barry Sean Little at Calamity Jane's; "Half-Man, Half-Creature" group show at American Pie; paper mosaic art by Eric Edwards and music by The Sweet Spots at Georgetown Arts and Cultural Center; Krab Jab Studios presents Tenaya Sims with resident artists Mark Tedin, Julie Baroh, Michael Hoppe, Sandra Everingham, and artist-at-large Kyle Abernathy; a painting sale at Mary Tudor Studio; as well as diverse dining, adult libations, exotic shopping, and delightful distractions at every turn.

Then join us on Sunday, July 10 for the annual Georgetown Garden Walk. Maps are available at the Bank of America lot at 12th Avenue S. and S. Bailey St. The Georgetown Art Attack is a monthly promotion of the Georgetown Merchants Association (www.georgetownmerchants.org.) For a map of Art Attack participants visit: www.georgetownartattack.com.