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Rock Candy window display
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Femke Hiemstraevents 25 Oct 2009 11:56 AM

Rock Candy window display

Feast your peepers on this amazing window display for Rock Candy: The Artwork of Femke Hiemstra at the American Book Center in Amsterdam featuring just some of Femke's collection of creepy/cute toys and figurines (more of which can be seen in the book). The book launch for Rock Candy takes place at the ABC on Saturday — Halloween day, appropriately.

Like a Dog book release TOMORROW!
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Zak Sallyevents 23 Oct 2009 4:22 PM

Like a Dog by Zak Sally

Short notice: Tomorrow night at Big Brain Comics in Minneapolis there's a book release party for Zak Sally's Like a Dog and John Porcellino's Map of My Heart (from D&Q). Festivities start at 5 PM - more info at the La Mano blog. Twin Cities comics fans, this is a Must Do!

Unclothed Man screening in Switzerland
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under eventsDash Shaw 22 Oct 2009 2:09 PM

still from The Unclothed Man in the 35th Century A.D. by Dash Shaw

Dash Shaw posted this announcement about his animated short film on his blog:

"The Unclothed Man in the 35th Century A.D. will be playing November 2nd and 5th at Cinema Tous Ecrans, a film festival in Switzerland. Here's the info."

The book of the same title was a hit debut at APE last weekend and should be available for pre-order here soon. Read our news release for more info about the film and book.

Seattle Bookfest This Weekend
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under events 22 Oct 2009 10:40 AM

This weekend Fantagraphics will be exhibiting at the first annual Seattle Bookfest in the Columbia City neighborhood of South Seattle. The event takes place Saturday and Sunday from 10AM to 6PM each day. We'll have a slew of recent releases for sale, as will our pals from Top Shelf, who will be exhibiting right next to us. On Saturday from 3 to 4PM, our own Gary Groth will interview Megan Kelso and Ellen Forney on a panel and they will sign books afterwards. Should be a fun event, come on down!

Columbia City Events Center

3528 S. Ferdinand

Seattle, WA 98118

Monte Schulz in Corte Madera on Sat.!
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Monte Schulzevents 22 Oct 2009 9:52 AM

Rock Candy book launch in Amsterdam
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Femke Hiemstraevents 21 Oct 2009 11:24 PM

Rock Candy: The Artwork of Femke Hiemstra

On Saturday, October 31 at 3 PM, join artist Femke Hiemstra at the American Book Center in Amsterdam to celebrate the release of her new book Rock Candy: The Artwork of Femke Hiemstra. Femke will be signing books and prints of her artwork will also be for sale. RSVP on Facebook here.

Paul Hornschemeier/Jay Ryan tour poster, dates
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Paul Hornschemeierevents 21 Oct 2009 12:12 PM

Jay Ryan/Paul Hornschemeier tour poster

As previously announced, Paul Hornschemeier and Jay Ryan hit the road together this November & December for an extensive book tour behind their respective new releases All and Sundry and Animals and Objects In and Out of Water. They'll have the poster above, drawn by Jay and Paul and printed by Jay, available for sale along the way, and the whole thing wraps up at our blowout Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery 3rd Anniversary party, about which more will be announced later. Full list of dates below; more info on Paul's blog.

Wed., November 11, 7pm
Quimby's Bookstore
1854 West North Ave
CHICAGO, IL

Thurs, Nov 12th, 7pm
The Sugar Maple
441 E. Lincoln Ave
MILWAUKEE, WI

Fri., Nov. 13, 7pm
Wholly Craft
3169 N. High St.
COLUMBUS, OH

Sat, Nov 14th, 4 to 6pm
Million Year Picnic
99 Mt. Auburn Street
CAMBRIDGE, MA

Sun., Nov. 15, 7pm
Rocketship
208 Smith St.
BROOKLYN, NY

Mon., Nov. 16, 6-8pm
Giant Robot
437 East 9th St.
NEW YORK, NY

Wed., Nov. 18, 7-9pm
Atomic Books
3620 Falls Rd.
BALTIMORE, MD

Fri., Nov. 20, 7pm
Carmichael's Bookstore
2720 Frankfort Ave.
LOUISVILLE, KY

Mon., Dec. 7, 6pm
Giant Robot
2062 Sawtelle Blvd.
LOS ANGELES, CA

Tues., Dec. 8, 7pm
Foundation Editions@NOMAD
1993 Blake Ave.
LOS ANGELES, CA

Wed., Dec. 9, 6-8pm
Giant Robot
618 Shrader St.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Thurs., Dec. 10, 7pm
D. King Gallery
2284 Fulton St.
BERKELEY, CA

Fri., Dec. 11, 6pm
Goodfoot Gallery
2845 SE Stark
PORTLAND, OR

Sat., Dec. 12, 6-9pm
Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery
1201 South Vale St. @ Airport Way S.
SEATTLE, WA
*Fantagraphics Bookstore's 3rd Anniversary party*




































































The Al Columbia North American Tour
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under eventsAl Columbia 21 Oct 2009 7:46 AM

More details to come, but mark your calendar now! 

Saturday, Nov. 7, 6PM

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery, Seattle, WA

Friday, Nov. 13, 7PM

Desert Island, Brooklyn, NY

Friday, Dec. 11

Ada Books, Providence, RI

 

WFMU Record Fair
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Jim FloraeventsDrew Friedman 20 Oct 2009 9:50 PM

WFMU Record Fair

As if you might need more of an excuse to go, Drew Friedman and Irwin Chusid will be at the WFMU Record Fair in NYC this coming Saturday from 2-5 PM hawking their respective wares: "My new prints will be on display and available to order, along with Old Jewish Comedian books, Jim Flora prints and calendars, and bottles and bottles of Durkee Sauce. Come one come all," says Drew.

Feiffer & Ware at Chicago Humanities Festival Nov. 7
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Jules FeiffereventsChris Ware 20 Oct 2009 6:14 PM

Jules Feiffer
Chris Ware

Jules Feiffer and Chris Ware appear at the Chicago Humanities Festival at the Francis W. Parker School on Friday, Nov. 7. From 1-2 PM, Feiffer presents a lecture on "Depression-Era Humor": More info here. And from 4:30-6:00, Feiffer and Ware appear on a panel titled "The Not-So-Funny Situation of Alternative Comix" alongside Lynda Barry, Matt Groening and moderator Michael Miner of The Chicago Reader: More info here.