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More pics from Al Columbia signing
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Fantagraphics BookstoreeventsAl Columbia 9 Nov 2009 10:28 AM

Jonas Seaman, whom you may remember from his amazing photos of our Johnny Ryan event last month, is back with a new set of photos from this past weekend's Al Columbia art opening/book signing.

Al:

Al Columbia photo by Jonas Seaman

Jim Woodring:

Jim Woodring photo by Jonas Seaman

Al signing an issue of Mome:

Al Columbia photo by Jonas Seaman

L to R: Jason Leivian from Floating World Comics in Portland, Al, and comics artists Mike Allred & Matthew Southworth:

photo by Jonas Seaman

Many more photos can be seen here; thanks again to Jonas!

Al Columbia event photos
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Fantagraphics BookstoreeventsAl Columbia 8 Nov 2009 9:53 PM

Al Columbia "Pim & Francie" Exhibit Opening/Book Signing, Nov. 7, 2009

Al Columbia "Pim & Francie" Exhibit Opening/Book Signing, Nov. 7, 2009

Al Columbia "Pim & Francie" Exhibit Opening/Book Signing, Nov. 7, 2009

Al Columbia "Pim & Francie" Exhibit Opening/Book Signing, Nov. 7, 2009

See a slideshow of the entire exhibit (and more photos) here (or just browse here). Mike Allred was there but I missed him; hopefully more photos will turn up and we'll share those when we get them. Much fun was had by all; thanks to everybody who came out, and to Al for making the trip (and for kicking off volume 3 of my Yoda sketchbook). The show's up through December 9, so even if you missed the opening, come on down and check it out. Good pieces remain at very reasonable prices!

Reminder: Al Columbia in Seattle this Saturday!
Written by Larry Reid | Filed under Fantagraphics BookstoreeventsAl Columbia 4 Nov 2009 4:06 PM

Al Columbia flyer

Come down to Georgetown this Saturday, November 7 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM and welcome visionary cartoonist and visual artist Al Columbia back to Seattle. He’ll be in town to celebrate the debut of his first book, PIM & FRANCIE, with a reception, book signing and exhibition of original works .

Al Columbia is widely regarded among his peers as one of the most accomplished and influential artists working in comics today. PIM & FRANCIE represents a breathtaking vision of contemporary American art. Collecting over a decade’s worth of artifacts, excavations, comic strips, storybook covers, and much more, this book tells the story of title characters Pim and Francie, a pair of childlike imps whose irresponsible antics get them into horrific, fantastic trouble... sort of. You just gotta see it for yourself.

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is located at 1201 S. Vale Street at the corner of Airport Way S. in the heart of Seattle’s historic Georgetown arts community. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00. Phone 206.658.0110. Hope to see you all Saturday.

The Fletcher Hanks Experience in Evanston TOMORROW
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Paul KarasikFletcher Hanksevents 4 Nov 2009 2:55 PM

Paul Karasik at Comix Revolution - flyer

Paul Karasik brings The Fletcher Hanks Experience to Comix Revolution tomorrow at 6 PM!

Al Columbia brings Pim & Francie to Seattle Nov. 7
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Fantagraphics BookstoreeventsAl Columbia 28 Oct 2009 10:40 AM

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery celebrates Al Columbia's astonishing new graphic novel PIM & FRANCIE on Saturday, November 7.

October 27, 2009 - SEATTLE, WA. Al Columbia is widely regarded among his peers as one of the most accomplished and influential artists working in comics today. On the occasion of the publication of PIM & FRANCIE, his most ambitious work to date, Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is hosting a rare public appearance by the cartoonist on Saturday, November 7 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

PIM & FRANCIE represents a breathtaking vision of contemporary American art. Collecting over a decade's worth of artifacts, excavations, comic strips, animation stills, storybook covers, and much more, this broken jigsaw puzzle of a book tells the story of title characters Pim and Francie, a pair of childlike imps whose irresponsible antics get them into horrific, fantastic trouble. Their loosely defined relationship only contributes to the existential fear that lingers underneath the various perils they are subjected to. Columbia's brilliant, fairytale-like backdrops hint at further layers of reality lurking under every gingerbread house or behind every sunny afternoon. Never have such colorful, imaginative vistas instilled such an atmosphere of dread, and with such a wicked sense of humor.

Columbia's work has been previously published by Fantagraphics Books in two issues of Biologic Show, as well as anthologies Zero Zero, Blab!, and most recently MOME. He currently resides in Connecticut.

The reception will feature an exhibition of recent work by Al Columbia from the collection of Scott Eder. Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is located at 1201 S. Vale Street at the corner of Airport Way S. in the heart of Seattle's historic Georgetown arts community. Please join us on Saturday, November 7 to welcome this exceptional artist to Seattle.

Listing Information

AL COLUMBIA: PIM & FRANCIE

Art exhibition and book signing

Saturday, November 7, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Exhibition continues through December 9, 2009
Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery
1201 S. Vale Street (at Airport Way S.) Seattle, WA
206.658.0110 www.fantagraphics.com
Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM




Monte Schulz in Sacramento Wed.!
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Monte Schulzevents 27 Oct 2009 9:41 AM

  

Wednesday, Oct. 28, 7PM

Time Tested Books
1114 21st Street
Sacramento, CA 95811
Tel: 916.447.5696

The final stop on the tour! One month and 13 or so stops later, it comes to an end. Thanks to everyone who has come out thus far. Check out Monte's Facebook page for some great pics from all the stops.  


Robert Williams Opens Halloween in NYC
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Robert Williamseventsart shows 27 Oct 2009 7:28 AM

  

Robert Williams' solo show In The Service of the Hypothetical opens Oct. 31, at Tony Shafrazi Gallery in New York City, and the opening will feature the premiere of Robert's new book from Fantagraphics, CONCEPTUAL REALISM: IN THE SERVICE OF THE HYPOTHETICAL. The book features over 25 new paintings, complete with essays on each piece by the artist, insights into the process behind each painting (including sketches, underpaintings, etc.), and many other surprises, including an introduction by painter, tattoo artist and international tattoo cultural advocate Don Ed Hardy.

The show runs through Jan 31. Art Nouveau Mag has a preview. The show features new paintings, drawings, and for the first time, sculptures. The show will continue in February at Cal State Northridge. 

  

Hernandezes & Rosenkranz at Wonder Woman Day
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Patrick RosenkranzLove and RocketsLos Bros HernandezJaime HernandezGilbert Hernandezevents 26 Oct 2009 11:36 AM

Rebel Visions author Patrick Rosenkranz sent us some photos of the sights (including the Hernandez Bros.) at the Wonder Woman Day charity event at Excalibur Books & Comics in Portland, OR yesterday to share with you. Below: The Bros., their artwork for the charity auction, and Rosenkranz & friend. More of Patrick's photos are in our Flickr set, including the cutest little Supergirl you ever did see.

Gilbert & Jaime Hernandez at Wonder Woman Day, Excalibur Books & Comics, Portland OR, Oct. 25, 2009

Gilbert Hernandez artwork at Wonder Woman Day, Excalibur Books & Comics, Portland OR, Oct. 25, 2009

Jaime Hernandez artwork at Wonder Woman Day, Excalibur Books & Comics, Portland OR, Oct. 25, 2009

Patrick Rosenkranz at Wonder Woman Day, Excalibur Books & Comics, Portland OR, Oct. 25, 2009

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!