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Cartoon Polymaths exhibit at Parsons
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Kevin Huizengaeventsart shows 1 Feb 2011 1:36 PM

More Forms New Forms - Kevin Huizenga

"Cartoon Polymaths," an exhibit featuring Richard McGuire, Saul Steinberg, Paper Rad, Mariscal, Tony Sarg and Winsor McCay opening at Parsons The New School this week looks like a must-see for NYC comics fans. Kevin Huizenga did a two-page comic for the program, the above panel from which Kevin posted on his The Balloonist blog.

Coming to Fantagraphics Bookstore: LOVESICK exhibit Feb. 12; Aaron Renier & Jason Shiga Feb. 23
Written by Larry Reid | Filed under Fantagraphics Bookstoreeventsart shows 1 Feb 2011 7:44 AM
Lovesick
Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery, in association with the Bureau of Drawers, hosts "LOVESICK" Comix Exhibition Opening February 12.

Aaron Renier and Jason Shiga appear on Wednesday, February 23.

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery loves local comix! Saturday, February 12 features the opening of "Lovesick," an exhibition of emerging and established artists from the Bureau of Drawers cartoonist collective. The show includes original art, handmade books and prints by 16 Seattle comix artists and illustrators. Exhibiting artists will be present for a festive reception at Fantagraphics Bookstore on Saturday, February 12 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM — just in time for Valentine's.

The Bureau of Drawers formed in 2010 as an alliance of independent local alternative cartoonists. They meet weekly for an informal salon at Café Racer in Ravenna and have participated in high profile events at the Seattle Art Museum, Bumbershoot, and Urban Light Studios. The group includes accomplished cartoonists like David Lasky, Tom Dougherty and Scott Faulkner as well as promising young talent like Nikki Burch and Marc Palm. Other participating artists include Breanne Boland, Billis Helg, Tyler Hill, Calamity Jon Morris, Sean Robinson, Mark Stockbridge, Ed Trumbule, Adam Watson, Dalton Webb, and Stevie VanBronkhorst. Expect an eclectic mix of topical works on the loose theme of unrequited love.

This event coincides with the 3rd anniversary edition of the colorful Georgetown Second Saturday Art Attack featuring adventurous — and amorous — visual and performing arts events throughout the historic neighborhood. For more information and a participant map visit: www.georgetownartattack.com. Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is located at 1201 S. Vale St. (at Airport Way S.) just minutes south of downtown Seattle. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM. Phone 206.658.0110.

On Wednesday, February 23 at 6:30 PM, Fantagraphics Bookstore is pleased to present Aaron Renier in conversation with Jason Shiga. Renier will present his new graphic novel, The Unsinkable Walker Bean, on the acclaimed First Second imprint. Renier's previous book, Spiral Bound (Top Shelf, 2005), was widely heralded as a book that appealed to sophisticated readers of all ages. Jason Shiga's award-winning books also attract an all ages readership. In addition to self-published comics, his work has appeared in McSweeney's Quarterly. His next effort, Empire State, is due later this year from Abrams. Renier and Shiga will discuss their unique approach to creating comics, followed by a signing and reception. This event marks the first in a series of "Comics Talks" at Fantagraphics Bookstore featuring discussions with writers, artists, and editors of diverse comics from the Northwest and beyond.

Listing Information:

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery and Bureau of Drawers Present

LOVESICK

Illustration and comix art by: Breanne Boland, Nikki Burch, Tom Dougherty, Scott Faulkner, Billis Helg, Tyler Hill, David Lasky, Calamity Jon Morris, Marc Palm, Sean Robinson, Mark Stockbridge, Ed Trumbule, Adam Watson, Dalton Webb, Stevie VanBronkhorst

Opening reception Saturday, February 12, 6:00 - 9:00 PM

Exhibition continues through March 9, 2011

Fantagraphics Book Club Presents the first in a series of "Comix Talks"

Aaron Renier in conversation with Jason Shiga

Wednesday, February 23, 6:30 PM

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery
1201 S. Vale St. (at Airport Way S.)
Seattle, WA 98108 206.658.0110
Open daily 11:30 - 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM
www.fantagraphics.com



New Chicago Comics opening photos
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Paul HornschemeierLilli Carréjeffrey browneventsart showsAnders Nilsen 25 Jan 2011 12:42 PM

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Anders Nilsen posts photos from the opening night of the New Chicago Comics exhibit at the city's Museum of Contemporary Art, which ends its too-short run next week. Above: exhibiting artists Anders, Paul Hornschemeier, Lilli Carré and Jeffrey Brown. Did you ever see a cuter bunch of cartoonists?

New Chicago Comics preview tonight, open to public tomorrow
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Paul HornschemeierLilli Carréjeffrey browneventsart showsAnders Nilsen 7 Jan 2011 11:44 AM

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At his News and/or Head Lice blog, Paul Hornschemeier posted photos of the installation in-progress of the New Chicago Comics exhibit opening this weekend at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Top: Paul & MCA curator Michael Green. Above: Anders Nilsen, Lilli Carré & Green. Not pictured: Jeffrey Brown.

Drinky Crow Returns at Scott Eder Gallery Jan. 28
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Tony MillionaireMaakieseventsart shows 5 Jan 2011 11:04 AM

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Tony Millionaire! Drinky Crow! Art show! At Scott Eder Gallery in Brooklyn, opening Jan. 28, reception 6-9 PM. Mark yer calendars. More details when we get 'em.

UPDATE 1/14/11: The full press release with all the details is here.

Frank Santoro solo exhibit opens Jan. 20
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Frank Santoroeventsart shows 4 Jan 2011 1:03 PM

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Frank Santoro's "New Values," an exhibit of artwork inspired by and interpreting Greco-Roman mythology, opens on Thursday Jan. 20 at Dem Passwords in West Hollywood, CA.

New Chicago Comics exhibit preview
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Paul HornschemeierLilli Carréjeffrey browneventsart showsAnders Nilsen 21 Dec 2010 9:26 PM

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Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago's New Chicago Comics exhibit (mentioned previously), which features  Jeffrey Brown, Lilli Carré, Paul Hornschemeier, and Anders Nilsen, opens to the public on January 8 with a special fancy-pants preview on Friday January 7, 6-10 PM. Advance tickets to the preview event are available here. See what Paul has to say about it here.

Happy Anniversary...
Written by Larry Reid | Filed under Zak SallyrockJim WoodringFantagraphics Bookstoreeventsart shows 13 Dec 2010 2:44 PM

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We'd like to thank the big crowd that braved a biblical deluge to attend the fabulous fourth anniversary at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery in Seattle on Saturday. Thanks to our talented musician friends Mark Pickerel and Zak Sally — who escaped a biblical blizzard in Minneapolis to appear. Kudos also to Jason T. Miles and Max Clotfelter for organizing the amazing "Medieval Thinkers" art exhibition. Another magical evening at Fantagraphics Bookstore!

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If you weren't able to make it, be sure to drop by the store to see the art show, peruse hand crafted publications by exhibiting artists, check out amazing new releases from Zak Sally's La Mano 21 imprint, and wonderful new offerings from Fantagraphics books, natch.

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(Jim Woodring)

The store is open every day 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM. We have delightful and affordable gifts to suit just about any taste. Ask our friendly staff for suggestions. See you all soon.

[Photos by "Medieval Thinkers" contributor Matt Tamaru — see more on his Flickr page. – Ed.]




Ray Fenwick's Mascots book launch on Dec. 23
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Ray Fenwickeventsart shows 13 Dec 2010 12:49 PM

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Ray Fenwick will be in attendance at a launch/exhibit/signing party for his new book Mascots at the 84 1/2 gallery in Winnipeg on Thursday, December 23, 7:00 PM-11:00 PM. Do go... Winnipeggers? Winnipegians? Winnipegites? ...Manitobans!

Giant Robot's Post-It Show 6 Curated by Esther Pearl Watson and Mark Todd
Written by janice headley | Filed under Steven WeissmanstaffMartin CendredaMark ToddLilli CarréJordan Cranejon vermilyeaJeremy Tinderjeffrey brownJaime HernandezeventsEsther Pearl WatsonEleanor DavisDave Cooperart showsAndrice ArpAnders Nilsen 9 Dec 2010 10:26 AM

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These Giant Robot Post-It Shows are always drool-enducing, but this year's show enduces an even bigger slobbery accumulation because it's curated by the great Esther Pearl Watson, and her equally-rad spouse Mark Todd. 

If you've somehow missed Post-It Shows 1 through 5, basically these shows collect tiny 3X3" masterpieces on a Post-It note from an array of awesome artists.  Each piece is one-of-a-kind, and cash-and-carry, so hit the ATM on the way to GR2, and maybe bring some cardboard to sandwich your Post-It, if you're fussy about those kinds of things. (I am.)  Oh, and did I mention that each Post-It is only $20 BUCKS???  'Cause, yeah.

It's no surprise that Esther and Mark have collected a calvacade of rad comic artists, including our own: Andrice Arp, Jeffrey Brown, Lilli Carre, Martin Cendreda, Dave Cooper, Jordan Crane, John Cuneo, Eleanor Davis, Jaime Hernandez, Jason T Miles, Anders Nilsen, Jeremy Tinder, Jon Vermilyea, and Steven Weissman.  And there's tons of other artists in the show, as you can probably tell from all the fine print in that graphic above.  (Yeah, $20 bucks for an original Matt Groening?? Get there early, folks.)

Here's a sneak peek at some of the post-its from our fine artists:

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[ clockwise from the top left: Jon Vermilyea, Andrice Arp, Lilli Carre, and Jeremy Tinder ]

Post-It Show 6 at GR2 (2062 Sawtelle Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90025) runs from December 11 - January 12, 2011, with an opening reception featuring many of the artists taking place from 6:30 - 10:00 pm this Saturday, December 11.  I mentioned each Post-It was only $20 right? You're welcome.