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Lucy Knisley: Special Guest at ECCC 2014
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under Lucy Knisleyevents 19 Dec 2014 12:08 PM
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The special guests of Emerald City ComiCon in 2015 are slowly being announced and we are proud to announce that Lucy Knisley will be there read and raring to sign copies of her two new travelogues: Displacement and An Age of License. Emerald City ComiCon happens to take place in the raddest city in the states: SEATTLE. It runs from Friday, March 27th - Sunday March 29th and we've got a bit more up our sleeves along with the swell people at ECCC. 

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Lucy will also be having a launch party for Displacement on Monday, January 12th at the Strand Bookstore in NYC. More details on that soon!

S. Clay Wilson Tribute at Fantagraphics Bookstore
Written by Larry Reid | Filed under ZapstaffS Clay WilsonPatrick RosenkranzJim BlanchardFantagraphics Bookstoreevents 17 Dec 2014 10:45 AM

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The celebration of our momentous Complete Zap Comix continues with two events this week. On Thursday, December 18 at 7:00 PM, editor J. Michael Catron will give an entertaining "History of Zap Comix" slide presentation at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery.

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This Saturday, December 20 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM, the bookstore hosts A Tribute to S. Clay Wilson with Patrick Rosenkranz, Dennis Dread, and Jim Blanchard. Underground comix authority Rosenkranz will screen a short film and sign copies of The Mythology of S. Clay Wilson: Pirates in the Heartland and related titles. Dennis Dread will present Entartete Kunts, a provocative collection of "degenerate" contemporary cartoonists and illustrators including Wilson and acclaimed Seattle artist (and former Fantagraphics art director) Jim Blanchard. The book includes an introduction by Rosenkranz.

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Take advantage of our Subversive Santa Sale offering $5 off any purchase of $25 or more through December 31. Simply print out this image or present it at the bookstore counter on your mobile device. Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is located at 1201 S. Vale Street in the heart of Seattle's historic Georgetown arts community. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM. Phone: 206.658.0110.

Los Angeles: Leah Hayes Art Show
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under Leah Hayeseventsart shows 10 Dec 2014 10:40 AM
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This Thursday, December 11th in Los Angeles, don your finest clothes for an art show amongst the stars and the starry-eyed at Roseark. Fantagraphics cartoonist Leah Hayes will have many exquisite paintings and drawings up on display (and for sale) alnog with Mary Ellen Loc and Elisabeth Bell's jewelry (there's talk of shark teeth dipped in fancy things). 
 
And while the art will be on display for awhile, the opening is from 4-8pm and you can bet your bippy there will be champagne to drink. Please RSVP by emailing Jill at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
See you there! 
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1111 N. Crescent Heights Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90046
 


Celebrate 8 Years of Fantagraphics Bookstore With Robert Williams!
Written by Larry Reid | Filed under Willie and JoeVictor MoscosoSpain RodriguezRobert WilliamsRobert CrumbFantagraphics Bookstoreevents 10 Dec 2014 9:44 AM

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Don't miss the wild party at Fantagraphics Bookstore this Saturday, December 13 as legendary artist Robert Williams unveils the Complete Zap Comix with an exhibition, book signing and reception from 6:00 to 9:00 PM.  Join us as we commemorate the 8th anniversary of the bookstore with another memorable holiday gala.

From the time it first appeared in 1968 - peddled from a baby carriage on the streets of San Francisco's Haight Ashbury district - R. Crumb's perversely perceptive observations altered the course of American counterculture. Crumb was soon joined by Robert Williams, Gilbert Shelton, Rick Griffin, Victor Moscoso, Spain Rodriguez, S. Clay Wilson, and Paul Mavrides. The Complete Zap Comix includes all prior issues plus the previously unpublished 17th issue. A limited number of this sold-out set will be available for sale, along with other subversive publications by Zap artists.

This event coincides with the festive holiday edition of the Georgetown Art Attack, featuring visual and performing arts presentations throughout the historic arts community. Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is located at 1201 S. Vale Street (at the corner of Airport Way S.) just minutes from downtown Seattle. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM. Phone 206.658.0110.

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Join us again on Sunday, December 14 at 4:00 PM for the Northwest premiere of Robert Williams: Mr. Bitchin' at Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Avenue on Capitol Hill. This entertaining documentary examines the fascinating career of this influential artist. Williams will introduce the film and answer questions following the screening. See you all this weekend.

Seattle Indie Press Holiday Book Bazaar
Written by Anna Pederson | Filed under Peter Baggeevents 8 Dec 2014 3:42 PM

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Saturday, December 13th

Seattle, WA - Seattle.Loves.Books. We love books so much that we have convened a special committee called the Seattle City of Literature that is working towards our current bid to be deemed a UNESCO City of Literature, where we will all recieve crowns and dominion over libraries. But until that day, you can reign over your local bookstore and help us celebrate all the amazing independent publishers that call Seattle home by stoping by the University Bookstore for the first ever Holiday Book Bazaar.

Fantagraphics will be joined by Copper Canyon Press, Chin Music Press, Wave Books, The Mountaineers Books, and The University of Washington Press, and we're all getting full-on holiday spirit this Saturday in the U-District. In addition to publisher specific tables set up throughout the store being wo/manned to give you personalized gift recommendations, there is the following: sweet treats, delicious drinks, gorgeous gift wraping, and righteous raffles. Seattle City of Literature sponsors will also be on hand to discuss and answer questions about why being a city of gormandizing readers is good for everyone.

And we're bringing our own special guest, Peter Bagge! He'll be signing books are giving a visual reading from Buddy Buys a Dump at 1:30 pm

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No last minute gifts here; get the best funny pages for your favorite reader this Saturday from 1:00 - 4:00 pm at the University Bookstore. It's FREEStranger Suggested, and snacks.

 

Tim Lane and Eroyn Franklin at Fantagraphics Bookstore
Written by Larry Reid | Filed under ZapTim LaneRobert WilliamsJosh SimmonsFantagraphics BookstoreeventsEroyn FranklinEd Piskor 3 Dec 2014 1:14 PM

Don't miss a chance to meet two of the country's most compelling contemporary cartoonists this Saturday, December 6 at 7:00 PM at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery.

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Tim Lane will sign copies of his fascinating new graphic novel The Lonesome Go. His work is inspired by 1950s pulp magazines, film noir, and EC crime and suspense comic books. The atmospheric artwork perfectly complements the midcentury mythology of Lane's engaging stories.

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As an organizer of the recent Short Run Comix & Arts Festival, Eroyn Franklin has kept a prolific schedule. She'll present a preview of her new feature length graphic novel Dirtbag, supported in part by a grant from Seattle's Office of Arts & Culture.

This event also provides an opportunity for a last viewing of the Short Run Marathon art exhibition featuring Josh Simmons, John Porcellino, Ed Piskor, Tom Neely, Pam Wishbow, and MariNaomi.

Fantagraphics Bookstore is located at 1201 S. Vale Street in the heart of Seattle's historic Georgetown arts community. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM. Phone 206.658.0110. Mark you calendars or our 8th anniversary celebration on December 13 as Robert Williams presents The Complete Zap Comix.

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The Late Child Signing at St. Mark's
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under Marguerite Van CookJames Rombergerevents 3 Dec 2014 12:17 PM
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Next Monday, St. Mark's Bookshop will gleefully celebrate the uplifting and beautiful comic collaboration between Marguerite Van Cook and James Romberger: The Late Child and Other Animals. In this generation-spanning autobiography, the journeys and struggles over decades of this mother and daughter (Van Cook) are linked in five episodes that veer between lyricism, wry wit, and harrowing suspense.
 
Starting at 7pm on December 8th, you'll find Van Cook and Romberger ready and rarin' to sign The Late Child plus their previous graphic novel, 7 Miles a Second. St. Mark's Bookshop is the place to be at 136 East 3rd Street, NY, NY 10019.
 
Join the Facebook group event and let your friends know where you'll be Sunday night---among the glittering literati and comics-making folk.  
Robert Williams Presents the Complete Zap Comix at Fantagraphics Bookstore
Written by Larry Reid | Filed under ZapVictor MoscosoSpain RodriguezS Clay WilsonRobert CrumbRick GriffinPatrick RosenkranzJim BlanchardGilbert SheltonFantagraphics Bookstoreevents 1 Dec 2014 11:30 PM

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery welcomes underground comix legend Robert Williams on Saturday, December 13 to celebrate the publication of the Complete Zap Comix Anthology with an exhibition and book signing. This event kicks off a weeklong series commemorating the monumental, multi-volume collection of comix that changed the future of this marginalized medium.

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From the time it first appeared in 1968 - peddled from a baby carriage on the streets of San Francisco's Haight Ashbury district - R. Crumb's perversely perceptive observations in Zap altered the course of American counterculture. The Zap Comix collective came to include eight creative misfits, as Crumb was joined by Robert Williams, Gilbert Shelton, Rick Griffin, Victor Moscoso, Spain Rodriguez, S. Clay Wilson, and Paul Mavrides. Over the course of three and-a-half decades they produced 16 issues on an intermittent schedule. The Complete Zap Comix Anthology will include all prior issues plus the previously unpublished #17 and a fascinating oral history of Zap by underground comix scholar Patrick Rosenkranz. A special, limited edition of the anthology will include a portfolio of signed prints from the pages of Zap. The exhibition at Fantagraphics Bookstore will feature prints, posters, drawings and related ephemera from these master cartoonists.

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Robert Williams emerged on the American art scene in 1965 as a designer for notorious hot rod celebrity Ed "Big Daddy" Roth. In addition to his later work on Zap and other underground comix, Williams has enjoyed a successful career as a fine artist. His work was featured in MoCA's landmark "Helter Skelter" exhibition in 1992 and the travelling "Kustom Kulture" show, which appeared at Seattle's Center on Contemporary Art in 1994. His paintings have since been exhibited in prestigious galleries and museums worldwide. Fantagraphics Books has published three volumes of Williams work including Malicious Resplendence, Hysteria in Remission, and Conceptual Realism. Williams will sign copies of these and other books at the reception on December 13 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM, which marks the 8th anniversary of Fantagraphics Bookstore. This event also coincides with the colorful holiday edition of the Georgetown Art Attack.

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On Sunday, December 14 at 4:00 PM, Fantagraphics Books co-hosts the Seattle premiere of Robert Williams: Mr. Bitchin' at Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Avenue on Capitol Hill. This wildly entertaining documentary, directed by Mary Reese and Nancye Ferguson, chronicles the career of this incredibly influential artist. Williams will introduce the movie and answer questions following the screening.

On Thursday, December 18, at 7:00 PM, editor J. Michael Catron will give a slide presentation on the history of Zap Comix and its lasting cultural implications. The festivities will conclude on Saturday, December 20 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM with a Tribute to S. Clay Wilson featuring Patrick Rosenkranz, Dennis Dread and Jim Blanchard. Rosenkranz will sign copies of The Mythology of S. Clay Wilson: Pirates in the Heartland. Dennis Dread will present Entartete Kunts, a collection of contemporary cartoonists and illustrators influenced by the Wilson's work, including Seattle artist Jim Blanchard.

The Zap Comix exhibition continues through January 8, 2015. Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is located at 1201 S. Vale Street in the heart of Seattle's historic Georgetown arts community. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM. Phone: 206.658.0110.

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Robert Williams presents the COMPLETE ZAP COMIX ANTHOLOGY Exhibition and book signing Saturday, December 13, 6:00 to 9:00 PM.
Fantagraphics Bookstore's 8th anniversary party!

Sunday, December 14, 4:00 PM. Screening of Robert Williams: Mr. Bitchin' documentary at Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Avenue.

Thursday, December 18, 7:00 PM. Editor J. Michael Catron presents the History of ZAP Comix slide talk at Fantagraphics Bookstore.

Saturday, December 20, 4:00 to 6:00 PM. A Tribute to S. Clay Wilson with Patrick Rosenkranz, Dennis Dread, and Jim Blanchard.

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery
1201 S. Vale Street
Seattle, WA 98108 | 206.658.0110
Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM.



Dropping anchor at Linework NW 2015
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under events 1 Dec 2014 1:06 PM
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Linework NW Illustration and Comics Festival announced its new set-up for the 2015 show in Portland, OR on April 18th and 19th. This highly regarded show is already changing up the format after a successful first year show. Expanding from a one day show at the majestic Norse Hall, Linework will now be two days BUT have different sets of cartoonists, zinesters, artists and printmakers tabling on Saturday and Sunday. A few publishers such as Fantagraphics, Ad House, Oni, Nobrow and more will be there both days as publishing 'anchors'.

"The effect is more like a music festival than your typical comics show" explains LWNW co-founder Zack Soto. "Basically, Linework will be two one-day shows that occur back-to-back. This will allow for a broader and more diverse lineup over the course of the weekend, and should give attendees a great reason to visit the show on both days." We, for one, are very excited about next year's show and some future announcements to look forward to. 

From the 2014 show, Jim Woodring signing for happy readers, Jason Fischer to his left and Ben Marra on stage. 
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Applications are now open until the end of the year: 12.31.14 so get it filled out, sent it and get back to making comics! Looking forward to seeing this kid come back to read the next volume in Prison Pit:
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NYC: New School presents Marguerite Van Cook
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under Marguerite Van CookJames Rombergerevents 1 Dec 2014 12:34 PM
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The New York Comics and Picture Symposium welcomes Marguerite Van Cook on the week of her graphic novel coming out to comic stores everywhere (and birthday!). Van Cook will be presenting at the 110th meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium  held on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 7 pm at Parsons The New School, 2 West 13th Street, in the Bark Room (off the lobby). Free and open to the public. Please note 7 pm starting time.

Van Cook will read from and discuss her original graphic autobiography The Late Child and Other Animals, accompanied by a slide show of images from the book. The book is written and colored by Van Cook and adapted to the comics form and drawn by artist James Romberger.

A decade after Hetty Martin survives the bombing of Portsmouth by the Nazis in World War II, she gives birth to a child out of wedlock, Marguerite. Now Hetty must go before a tribunal to prove that she is a fit mother. From there, The Late Child and Other Animals tells the story of Marguerite's childhood in the recovering British naval port and the rural beauty of the Isle of Wight and in Normandy, France. The journeys and struggles over decades of this mother and daughter are linked in five episodes that veer between lyricism, wry wit, and harrowing suspense.

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Marguerite Van Cook came to New York her punk with band The Innocents, after touring the UK with The Clash. She stayed and opened the seminal installation gallery Ground Zero with her partner James Romberger. Her own works as an artist and filmmaker have placed her in many museum collections.

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Her current generational graphic memoir The Late Child and Other Animals with Romberger has been translated and published in France under the title L'Enfant inattendue. Her color work on the graphic memoir 7 Miles a Second, a collaborative project with James Romberger and the late David Wojnarowicz garnered her a nomination for an 2014 Eisner award for Best Painter/Multimedia Artist. Read more at her website.

James Romberger‘s ecological comic Post York was published in 2012 by Uncivilized Books; it includes a flexi-disc by his son Crosby and it was nominated for an 2013 Eisner award for Best Single Issue. Romberger collaborated with Marguerite Van Cook and the late writer, artist and AIDS activist David Wojnarowicz on the critically acclaimed graphic novel 7 Miles A Second, which was first published in 1996 by DC/Vertigo and then released in a revised, expanded edition in February 2013 by Fantagraphics Books. You can read more on his website

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