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Megan Kelso event & exhibit photos
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Megan KelsoFantagraphics Bookstoreevents 16 Jun 2010 12:47 PM

Megan Kelso at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery, June 12, 2010

Presenting some photos of Megan Kelso's Artichoke Tales book launch/signing/art exhibit opening at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery last Saturday, June 12. Thanks to everybody who came out to meet Megan, get books signed and marvel at her amazingly clean originals. Browse the whole photo set, including more shots of the artwork, on our Flickr page; there's also a slideshow embedded below. The show is up through July 7.

Megan Kelso at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery, June 12, 2010

Megan Kelso at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery, June 12, 2010

Thurs./Fri./Sat. - WOODRING in NYC!
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Jim Woodringevents 16 Jun 2010 8:49 AM

Jim Woodring heads to New York this weekend for three events in three nights, beginning at Forbidden Planet in Union Square on Thursday, followed by an artist's reception at Brooklyn's Scott Eder Gallery on Friday and featuring an exhibition of all the original art from Weathercraft,  and concluding with a signing at Desert Island on Saturday (the above image is of the limited-edition silkscreen print Desert Island will be selling!). Don't miss out. 

06/17/10 | 6PM
New York NY
FORBIDDEN PLANET

06/18/10 | 6PM
Brooklyn NY
SCOTT EDER GALLERY 

06/19/10 | 7PM
Brooklyn NY
DESERT ISLAND





Belated Kupperman photos
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Michael KuppermanFantagraphics Bookstoreevents 15 Jun 2010 4:56 PM

Michael Kupperman at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery, May 8, 2010

Better-Late-Than-Never Dept: I finally got a chance to upload my photos from Michael Kupperman's appearance at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery back on May 8 for his art exhibit opening and launch of Tales Designed to Thrizzle #6. Browse the whole photo set, including shots of every piece of art, on our Flickr page, or if you like slideshows, there's one embedded below. And stay tuned tomorrow for our exclusive "Diaflogue" interview with Kupperman!

Michael Kupperman at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery, May 8, 2010

Michael Kupperman at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery, May 8, 2010

Artopia Arts Festival in Seattle’s Utopian Georgetown on June 26
Written by Larry Reid | Filed under rockMegan KelsoFantagraphics BookstoreeventsDaniel Clowes 15 Jun 2010 10:57 AM

Artopia poster

Don’t miss this: The Artopia cultural extravaganza and Georgetown Music Festival take place on Saturday, June 26 from 3:00 to 10:00 PM. It’s all FREE!

Dozens of bands will perform on several stages, including one right outside Fantagraphics Bookstore featuring the Tom Price Desert Classic with our own Martin Bland on traps. Old school carnival games and confections, aerial circus acts, and thrilling Power Tool Races are among the many attractions. You’ll love the demonic chainsaw-powered Daniel Clowes skateboard created by our curator Larry Reid and daughter Bella. Just don’t get too close. 

This year’s Artopia features a special appearance by demented actor/comedian/director Bobcat Goldthwait (Shakes the Clown). Drop by the store for a beverage and check out Megan Kelso’s amazing new work as well as a boatload of impressive new books from your favorite artists. See you all soon.
Cash in that 401K and Call Your Travel Agent!
Written by Larry Reid | Filed under Ted JouflasRoberta GregoryPeter BaggePat MoriarityMegan KelsoJR WilliamsJim WoodringJim BlanchardJeremy EatoneventsEllen ForneyCharles Burns 15 Jun 2010 10:36 AM

Poodle with a Mohawk - Lynda Barry

Make plans for Labor Day weekend in Seattle now! The Bumbershoot art and music festival promises to be the best in recent memory. In addition to performances by the likes of Bob Dylan, Neko Case, Hole, the Decemberists, Weezer and countless other bands, the festival includes a large exhibition of contemporary Seattle cartoonists.

Organized by Fantagraphics resident curator Larry Reid, "Counterculture Comix: A 30-Year Survey of Seattle Alternative Cartoonists" begins with Lynda Barry's work circa 1980 and continues through the present. The show reveals Seattle as the ancestral home of the alternative comix genre and examines the role comix played in Seattle's youth movement of the 90s, which penetrated popular culture globally.

Hundreds of original artworks, comix and related ephemera by an impressive roster of influential Seattle artists will be displayed including Lynda Barry, Charles Burns, Peter Bagge, Ellen Forney, Jim Woodring, Megan Kelso, Jim Blanchard, Roberta Gregory, David Lasky, Ted Jouflas, Justin Hampton, J. R. Williams, Pat Moriarity, Donna Barr, Mark Zingarelli, Michael Dougan, Jeremy Eaton, Jason T. Miles, and more.

See you in September.

Kim Deitch master class at MoCCA June 28
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Kim Deitchevents 14 Jun 2010 6:07 PM

Kim Deitch

Meanwhile, Deitch family fans on the other coast won't be left in the lurch — on Monday June 28 at 6:30 PM in New York City the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art presents a Master Class in Comic Art and Storytelling with Kim Deitch, who "will impart some key secrets. Secrets easily mastered that transformed him from being lazy, hedonistic and unfocused into a more positive, goal oriented human being. He will also show you a certain attitude about the idea of making art; how an artistic life can be more than a way to make a living; that it can also be a way to make a genuinely valid contribution to the world we live in." Man that sounds great! More info & registration links here.

Cinefamily presents A Tribute to Gene Deitch July 6
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Gene Deitchevents 14 Jun 2010 5:52 PM

Tom Terrific - Gene Deitch

Los Angelinos and animation aficionados rejoice, as Cinefamily presents a tribute to the great Gene Deitch on Tuesday July 6, 2010 at 8 PM, hosted by Jerry Beck and featuring a rare U.S. appearance (he lives in Prague don't you know) by Gene himself! They'll be screening shorts from throughout Gene's career, including the Oscar-winner Munro, with a Q&A afterward. More info & tickets here.

Grandma Zapp's Rolling Thunderheart Mountain Variety Show
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Megan KelsoJim Woodringevents 13 Jun 2010 10:45 AM

Grandma Zapp's Rolling Thunderheart Mountain Variety Show

From our pal (and Hotwire contributor) David Lasky comes the following announcement:

This is an announcement for a benefit show I've been putting together — a fundraiser for ZAPP, Seattle's zine archive.

Come see readings by Jim Woodring (Weathercraft), Megan Kelso (Artichoke Tales), Lucy Morehouse (Ong Ong), Greg Stump (Dwarf Attack), Zach Mandeville (Funwater Awesome), Max Clotfelter and Kelly Froh (Stewbrew), Raleigh Briggs and Julia Lipscomb. Live music by Helen Parson! [Ed. note: our own Jason T. Miles will also be there with his Profanity Hill zine distro!]

Buy your tickets now for this June 15 event!



Megan Kelso’s ARTICHOKE TALES at Fantagraphics Bookstore this Saturday!
Written by Larry Reid | Filed under Megan KelsoFantagraphics Bookstoreevents 10 Jun 2010 3:47 PM

Megan Kelso at Fantagraphics Bookstore

Celebrated Seattle cartoonist Megan Kelso unveils her latest masterpiece ARTICHOKE TALES this  Saturday from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery. Megan burst onto the comics scene in the early 90s with her provocative self-published zine Girlhero. She has since proven herself to be a master storyteller..

The New York Times' recent rave called her new book “…surprising and wonderful” with a “consistently sweet and airy approach [that] provides a likable surface for a story with much darker and stickier depths…” The Stranger says “Artichoke Tales feels like series of expansions. The characters and their world grow to envelop the reader in a singular, charming way.”

Please join us on Saturday to celebrate the work is this remarkable artist. DJ Russ "Fallout" Battaglia will spin platters and complimentary beverages will be provided. The reception coincides with the colorful Georgetown Second Saturday Art Attack featuring visual and performing arts presentations throughout the historic industrial arts district.

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is located at 1201 S. Vale Street at Airport Way S. in the heart of Georgetown. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM. Phone 206.658.0110.

Video: Jim Woodring's Weathercraft talk
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videoJim WoodringFantagraphics Bookstoreevents 9 Jun 2010 1:11 PM

Courtesy of The Comics Journal contributor Gavin Lees comes this video of Jim Woodring's slideshow presentation of Weathercraft at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery on May 22, 2010. Below, some still photos of the event. Jim signs copies of the book:

Jim Woodring signs Weathercraft at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery, May 22, 2010

Jim presents the slideshow to a rapt audience:

Jim Woodring presents Weathercraft at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery, May 22, 2010

Jim Woodring presents Weathercraft at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery, May 22, 2010

Ellen Forney gets a boost to watch the slideshow (photo by Janice Headley):

Jim Woodring presents Weathercraft at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery, May 22, 2010

Back to the signing table:

Jim Woodring signs Weathercraft at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery, May 22, 2010

Jim's Moëbius-strip comic on display:

Moebius-strip comic by Jim Woodring at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery, May 22, 2010

The new Anthologies shelf at Fantagraphics Bookstore, holding Mome, Weirdo, Kramer's Ergot, and many many more:

The new anthology shelf at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery