Search / Login

Quick Links:
Latest Releases
Browse by Artist
Love and Rockets Guide
Peanuts books
Disney books
More browsing options under "Browse Shop" above


Search: All Titles

Advanced Search
Login / Free Registration
Detail Search
Download Area
Show Cart
Your Cart is currently empty.

Subscribe

Sign up for our email newsletters for updates on new releases, events, special deals and more.


Category >> events

Hans Rickheit's SQUIRREL MACHINE Tour
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Hans Rickheitevents 16 Sep 2009 9:12 AM
WHAT IS "THE SQUIRREL MACHINE?"

GRAPHIC NOVELIST BEHIND STRANGE NEW BOOK ANNOUNCES BOOK-SIGNING TOUR


WHAT IS THE SQUIRREL MACHINE? A rodent ensnarement device? A mechanism for concealing one's guarded harvest? An anachronistic fable for the convulsive elite? A nugatory diversion for the subliterate?

The answer to that question can be obtained in the form of an unusual new graphic novel in a book-signing tour working its way up the northeast coast this Autumn.

THE SQUIRREL MACHINE is the brainchild of HANS RICKHEIT, who will be making appearances to autograph books, make sketches and speak personally to curious readers.

The Plot: Situated in a fictive 19th Century New England town, two brothers, Edmund and William Torpor confront public scorn when they reveal their musical creations built from strange technologies and scavenged animal carcasses. Driven to seek a concealment for their aberrant activities, they make a startling discovery. Will they divine the mystery of THE SQUIRREL MACHINE?

This book is a meticulously-rendered creation that defies all known genres. It can best be described as "POST-RATIONAL" or "RETRO-FUTURIST." Disregarding labels and buzz-phrases, it is ultimately an immutably strange and haunting narrative that transcends known logics and presumptive dream-barriers. A distillation of subconscious beauty and madness. A dangerous object for the incautious. A revelation for the undernourished crypto-seeker .

HANS RICKHEIT was born in 1973 and grew up in New England, lived in the basement of an eccentric art gallery/performance space called the Zeitgeist Gallery from 1997-2002, and currently resides in Philadelphia. Aside from his many self-published efforts, he has appeared in many anthologies, including PAPER RODEO, HOAX and KRAMERS ERGOT.

"Recalling both the stark, controlled nightmares of Al Columbia and the gonzo repulsive sexuality of Dave Cooper, Hans Rickheit has trolled his id and purged it on the page" - Matt Fraction, ARTBOMB

"Rickheit has become more prolific with each passing year, producing work that has always been worthy of attention." - Chad Parenteau, THE COMICS INTERPRETER

"Rickheit is a vastly under-seen talent." - Tom Spurgeon, THE COMICS REPORTER

Book Info:
Title: THE SQUIRREL MACHINE
Author/Artist: HANS RICKHEIT
Publisher: FANTAGRAPHICS
$18.99 Hardcover 192 Pages
ISBN 978-1-60699-301-9
COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS
OFFICIAL RELEASE DATE: September 30, 2009

Websites:
BOOK INFO & SAMPLES: www.squirrelmachine.org
BLOG: www.thesquirrelmachine.blogspot.com
PUBLISHER: www.fantagraphics.com
OTHER: www.chromefetuscomics.com

###

TOUR DATES & LOCATIONS :

September 26th & 27th
SPX
The North Bethesda Marriott Convention Center
5701 Marinelli Road
Bethesda, MD‎
(301) 822-9200‎

September 29th (6-7pm)
Brickbat Books
709 S 4th Street
Philadelphia PA
(215) 592 1207
This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

October 1st (6-7pm)
Forbidden Planet
840 Broadway
NY, NY
(212) 473 1576
This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

October 3rd (2-4pm)
Million Year Picnic
99 Mount Auburn
Cambridge MA
(617) 492 6763
This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

October 5th (4-6pm)
That's Entertainment
244 Park Ave
Worcester, MA
(508) 755 4207
This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

October 6th (7-8pm)
Rabbit Hole
805 Main Street
Fitchburg MA
(978) 345 0040
This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

October 7th (4-7pm)
Casablanca Comics
151 Middle Street #2
Portland ME
(207) 780 1676
This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

October 10th (7pm)
Quimby's
1854 W North Ave
Chicago, IL
(773) 342-0910‎
This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

October 11th (2pm)
Vault of Midnight
219 S Main St
Ann Arbor, MI‎
(734) 998-1413‎
This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it





























































Jaime Hernandez at 826LA
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Love and RocketsJaime Hernandezevents 10 Sep 2009 10:27 AM

826LA logo

On Tuesday, September 22 at 7:30 PM the 826LA Adult Writing Seminar Series presents "Writing Comics," a panel discussion featuring Jaime Hernandez and fellow cartoonists Lalo Alcaraz, Sammy Harkham and Keith Knight along with moderator Salvador Plascencia discussing "ink and pixels, pigments and politics, and how the love of comics mixes with the sticky waters of the business. Panelists will also answer your thought and question bubbles." More info here; tickets here.

Back to Skool Storewide Sale at Fantagraphics Bookstore
Written by Larry Reid | Filed under sales specialsFantagraphics Bookstoreevents 9 Sep 2009 11:57 AM

Fantagraphics Bookstore Back to Skool Sale

What, me study? Not this Saturday, when Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery hosts a storewide sale! Get 20% to 50% off cover price on cool comix, graphic novels, and awesome art books. Lots of gorgeous new books by Fantagraphics favorites as well as some pleasant new surprises. And you'll get a chance to see the critically acclaimed exhibition "Comics Savants: A Survey of Seattle Alternative Cartoonists" featuring local legends like Jim Woodring, Peter Bagge, Ellen Forney, Charles Burns, Jim Blanchard and others.

Drop by for major bargains all day Saturday, September 12. And join us between 6:00 and 9:00 PM for the lively Georgetown Second Saturday Art Attack with visual and performing arts presentations throughout the historic neighborhood. (Then meander up to Capitol Hill to see Rhea, Eric & Adam play with Fox Hollow at the Wildrose.)

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is located at 1201 S. Vale St. (at Airport Way S.) only minutes south of downtown. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00. Phone 206. 658.0110.

Abstract Comics at MoCCA this Sat.!
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under eventsAbstract Comics 8 Sep 2009 7:59 AM

  

Please join the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art - MoCCA for
ABSTRACT COMICS: a panel discussion
Saturday, September 12th, 4 p.m. 2009
Admission: $5 | Free for MoCCA Members

featuring
Derik Badman
Richard Hahn
Patrick McDonnell
Andrei Molotiu 
Anders Pearson
Henrik Rehr
Alexey Sokolin

Join MoCCA for a discussion about Abstract Comics: what they are, who is making them and why. Abstract Comics explores what is essential to the medium of comics - panel rhythm, page layout, the sequential arrangement of formal elements - and tells us how comics function and where they can go. This talk is held in conjunction with the exhibition Silent Pictures at James Gallery, CUNY, opening on Thursday, September 10th and the new book Abstract Comics, edited by Andrei Molotiu from Fantagraphics Books.









Jim Blanchard Show in Seattle this Fri.
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Jim Blanchardevents 8 Sep 2009 7:12 AM

  

Event: PERSONALITY PARADE
"Pop Cult® Paintings by Jim Blanchard"
What: Art Opening
Host: Jim Blanchard
Start Time: Friday, September 11 at 6:00pm
End Time: Friday, September 11 at 9:00pm
Where: Roq La Rue Gallery, Seattle, WA

Jim Blanchard debuts a dozen new portrait paintings and who knows what else at the Roq La Rue Gallery in Seattle this Friday, September 11 (and through October 3).  Jim says, "This series of paintings  was done using a technique that simulates the grid effect of the 'sticker paintings' I did for Roq La Rue years ago-- The subjects are: Lee Marvin, Klaus Kinski, Diana Rigg, Clint Eastwood, Marty Feldman, Agnes Moorehead, Karen Black, Sharon Tate, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, Robert Mitchum, and Pam Grier." Hot cha cha!





Abstract Comics at Jim Hanley's Universe this Thurs!
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under eventsAbstract Comics 8 Sep 2009 7:09 AM

Join Editor Andrei Molotiu, Mutts cartoonist Patrick McDonnell, and others this Thursday afternoon at Jim Hanley's Universe for an exciting ABSTRACT COMICS signing! 

  

WHAT: ABSTRACT COMICS signing

WHO: 

Andrei Molotiu
Patrick McDonnell
Richard Hahn
Geoff Grogan
Henrik Rehr
Alexey Sokolin
Anders Pearson

WHEN: Thursday Sept. 10, 5PM

WHERE: Jim Hanley's Universe, New York City 





Paul Karasik at the Strand Next Wed.
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Paul KarasikFletcher Hanksevents 8 Sep 2009 6:57 AM

Next week's Not To Be Missed Event: Paul Karasik and "The Fletcher Hanks Experience," an illustrated tour over the brutally surreal Hanks mindscape narrated by the late Fletcher Hanks, Jr. 

Part visionary lunatic, part vengeful alcoholic, part cartoonist, Fletcher Hanks created the weirdest comic book stories of all time. And he did them back before anyone even knew what a comic book really was.

Hanks worked during the first three years of the comic book industry and then vanished leaving behind 51 twisted tales of omnipotent superheroes and sexy jungle godesses. Unlike most comic book artists, Hanks was a genuine auteur: he wrote, pencilled, inked, and lettered his own stories. His work is even undiluted by the hand of an editor.

Cartoonist/editor, Paul Karasik, has edited two volumes of Hanks work. The latest, "You Shall Die By Your Own Evil Creation!" has just been released. Using evidence found at the scene of the grime he has created a composite profile of Hanks the man. The man makes the work and the work makes the man.

"The Fletcher Hanks Experience" is a multi-meda safari over the cragyy harsh landscape of the psyche of Fletcher Hanks. Combining archival audio of Hanks' son with comic book panels, Karasik takes the audience into the mind of the man whom R. Crumb called, "A Twisted dude".

WHERE: THE STRAND, New York City

WHEN: Wed., Sept. 16, 7PM

Abstract Comics panel discussion at MoCCA Sept. 12
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under eventsAbstract Comics 4 Sep 2009 11:45 AM

Abstract Comics

Saturday, Sept. 12, 4 p.m. 2009
Abstract Comics Panel Discussion
Admission: $5 | Free for MoCCA Members
Featuring
Derik Badman
Richard Hahn
Patrick McDonnell
Andrei Molotiu
Anders Pearson
Henrik Rehr
Alexey Sokolin

Join MoCCA for a discussion about Abstract Comics: what they are, who is making them and why. Abstract Comics explores what is essential to the medium of comics - panel rhythm, page layout, the sequential arrangement of formal elements - and tells us what comics are and where they can go. This talk is held in conjunction with the exhibition Silent Pictures at James Gallery, CUNY and the new book from Fantagraphics Books.











Georgetown Art Attack Launches Fall Offensive on Saturday, September 12!
Written by Larry Reid | Filed under Fantagraphics Bookstoreevents 3 Sep 2009 11:48 AM

Georgetown Second Saturday Art Attack flyer

The Georgetown Second Saturday Art Attack continues to present provocative visual, performing and applied arts throughout Seattle's most colorful creative community on September 12. The monthly Art Attack promotion is intended to raise regional awareness of the historic Georgetown industrial/arts district with the purpose of generating public sentiment toward preserving this valued civic asset. Aside from all that, it's a heckuva lotta fun!

Among the highlights of the September 12 installment: An exhibition of underwater photography by Tom Radio and a musical performance by the Abiders at Calamity Jane's; A punk rock Elvis tribute featuring The Kings at the MIX; An exhibition of mixed media art by Kim McCarthy together with new work inspired by 6os mod and Japanese street fashions by designer Lady Konnyaka at FRIDA/Georgetown Tile Works; "Comics Savants," an exhibition of 13 Seattle-based alternative cartoonists featuring a one day storewide "Back to Skool" sale at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery; A group exhibition of members of the Twilight Artists Collective at the Stables; An outdoor performance by Georgetown's resident reggae ruffians Dubcar; and the general joviality associated with this lively and diverse cultural event.

The Georgetown Art Attack is a monthly production of the Georgetown Merchants' Association. For more information contact Art Attack coordinator Larry Reid at the numbers above. For a map of participants and related information please visit: www.georgetownartattack.com.

Jaime Hernandez at Skylight Books Sept. 12
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Jaime Hernandezevents 3 Sep 2009 7:43 AM
WHO: JAIME HERNANDEZ of LOVE & ROCKETS fame
WHAT: LOCAS II Book signing and discussion with writer Ben Schwartz
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 12, 5PM
WHERE:

Skylight Books
1818 N. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Tel: 323.660.1175