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Paul Karasik & Dan Nadel talk Fletcher Hanks at Desert Island next Thurs.
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Paul KarasikFletcher HankseventsDan Nadel 14 Jul 2009 10:34 AM

Fletcher Hanks Fantomah silkscreen print

From Desert Island in Brooklyn, the following announcement:

The hits just keep on coming! We just completed this high-quality screenprint of Hanks's Fantomah in anticipation of the NYC book-launch for You Shall Die by Your Own Evil Creation! Don't miss this event. Paul Karasik and Dan Nadel will be on hand to discuss the Hanks legacy and field questions, and the book looks amazing.

that's 7 -9 pm
Thursday July 23rd
at Desert Island
540 Metropolitan Ave

Preorder a print here:

http://tinyurl.com/fantomah


John Kerschbaum podcast & panel
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under john kerschbaumeventsaudio 8 Jul 2009 10:17 PM

Ink Panthers Show logo

John Kerschbaum is the guest on the new episode of Mike Dawson & Alex Robinson's podcast The Ink Panthers Show -- go here to listen! Not only that, John appears live with Mike & Alex this Sunday at noon at Bergen Street Comics in Brooklyn -- info below. Muffins and mimosas? Ooh la la!

The Cartoonist's Brunch flyer

Last-Minute Clowes/Zwigoff SF signing!
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under eventsDaniel Clowes 8 Jul 2009 2:06 PM

  

Earlier this week, we mentioned the Trina Robbins/Brinkley Girls signing taking place at this weekend's Silent Film Fest in San Francisco. Well, comics fans have another reason to head on down, as the Fest has just announced a Daniel Clowes/Terry Zwigoff signing on Sunday, July 12.

The signing will take place after a screening of the W.C. Fields classic, So'’s Your Old Man at approximately 5:15 pm as part of the San Francisco Silent Film festival (admission is by Festival ticket). Zwigoff will also be introducing the film. See HERE for details.

Go HERE for a link to the complete author festival line up with further info.

The Summer of Sally Begins July 21-22
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Zak Sallyevents 8 Jul 2009 1:26 PM

  

Okay, so you already know we're publishing Zak Sally's LIKE A DOG in the early fall, right? (It should debut at SPX). But did you know that this is just the endcap to what's shaping up to be The Summer of Sally?

Sally recorded a record last year entitled Fear Of Song and is finally putting it out in a signed/numbered/handmade edition via his own LA MANO 21 publishing outfit on JULY 22

Our good pals at Sub Pop are also releasing a 7" from said record (with an exclusive B-side) on JULY 21; check it out

In order to finance the production of his self-release, Sally is selling this original painting he created for Low's 2005 record "The Great Destroyer" (also from SubPop) on ebay:

The reserve is set at exactly the amount it will cost to put out the record.

It's a biggish, 24" x 13" image area (approx), watercolor on banged-up wood. The auction goes live today (July 8), ending July 15. Own a piece of Low history, already! 

So back to this new record. Zak wrote, sang and played everything on it, and recorded it with his old pal Ben Durrant (Andrew Bird, Dosh, Shearwater) at Crazy Beast Studios. 9 songs 37 minutes, and will be released on CD in a signed and limited edition, with all the packaging and such done by hand on the La Mano press. A must have.

There is also probably going to be a video for the single by Phil Harder (Foo Fighters, and... Prince!).

To this end La Mano is setting up an amazing release party and benefit show on JULY 22, hosted by the good folks at Eclipse Records (and therefore ALL AGES and CHEAP) right on University Ave in St. Paul.

Starting at 5:30-ish, you will se performances by these local luminaries:

• JIM AND THE FRENCH VANILLA (Jim from the blind shake's solo venture)
• PAUL METZGER (solo treated guitar unbelievableness)
• SKOAL KODIAK ("sorry everyone else, but the best damn band to come out of minneapolis in a decade solid," says Zak)
• T.O.G.P.T.F.F.S.O.T.W.O.T.E.R.A.T.S.Y.O.A (Three Old Guys Play The First Five Songs Off The Wipers' Over The Edge Record And The Song Youth Of America, featuring Zak Sally, Dale Flattum [Milk Cult, Steel Pole Bath Tub], and double duty from Freddy Votel [Cows, Skoal Kodiak, a million other bands])
• THE SEAWHORES.

Besides that, there will be tables selling ZINES, POSTERS, BOOKS and whatever by a bunch of your favorite local Minneapolis arteests.

It's gonna cost $6, but your $6 also gets you $6 off any La Mano book or poster at the event. Aside from all that, the first hundred or so people in the door will almost certainly get some free thing from the La Mano archives. Oh, and cosplay is encouraged:

How can this not be awesome? 

Remember 2009, The Summer of Sally





Georgetown Second Saturday Art Attack Heats Up on July 11!
Written by Larry Reid | Filed under Fantagraphics Bookstoreevents 8 Jul 2009 9:52 AM

Georgetown Art Attack - May 2009

July 7, 2009 – SEATTLE, WA. The creative arts and business community of Georgetown continues its colorful tradition of presenting challenging contemporary art this Saturday, July 11 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. The Georgetown Second Saturday Art Attack features a diverse array of visual, performing and applied arts together with unparalleled drinking, dining and shopping opportunities at more than thirty locations in south Seattle’s incomparable industrial arts quarter.

Among the many presentations of the July 11 Art Attack installment: Celebrated cartoonist Peter Bagge’s diverse talents are the focus of an art exhibition and book signing at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery followed by a musical performance at nearby Jules Maes Saloon with Hank Adams, Fox Hollow, Can You Imagine? and The Action Suits featuring Bagge and illustrious musician-producer Steve Fisk; Georgetown Tile Works presents the official opening of its sister store "Frida" dedicated to local independent designers, artists and plucky finds; The Georgetown Super 8 Film Festival will screen this year’s film festival DVD at the Belle & Wissel; “Print for Life” benefit exhibition for the new print studio at Georgetown Art Center featuring Sam Hamrick, Angielena Chamberlain, Jameson Hubbard, and Jeff Mihalyo; “Citizens In” group show at Artcore Studios with Chris Crites, Jessica Geiger, Cliff Hare, Kelly Lyles and others; Bubbalicious and Furniture Girls headline a beach party at the Mix Lounge; Sullivan Giles’ detailed stencils inspired by Victorian design,medical illustration, machines and trinkets of old world charm at Smarty Pants; and the usual mirth and mayhem we’ve come to expect from this monthly celebration of eccentric misfits.

For a map and more information visit: www.georgetownartattack.com

Trina Robbins at SF Silent Film Fest
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Trina RobbinsNell Brinkleyevents 6 Jul 2009 7:05 AM

  

On Saturday, July 11th at the Castro Theater in San Francisco, as part of the San Francisco Silent Film Festival, Trina Robbins will be signing "The Brinkley Girls," following the 2:30 pm screening of Wild Rose. It should take place around 4:15.

Kupperman Thrizzles this Friday in Brooklyn
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Michael Kuppermanevents 6 Jul 2009 6:58 AM
"One of the most weirdly funny writers around." — New York Magazine

 

"This guy may have one of the best comedy brains on the planet right now." — Conan O'Brien

"Michael Kupperman is the funniest cartoonist alive, and Tales Designed to Thrizzle is his funniest comic book." — The Seattle Stranger

Michael Kupperman's Tales Designed to Thrizzle Volume 1 is out, and the launch party is this Friday, 7-9 at Desert Island in Williamsburg.

Desert Island is at 540 Metropolitan Avenue. 

The Action Suits back in action!
Written by Larry Reid | Filed under Peter Baggeevents 2 Jul 2009 4:00 PM

Can You Imagine? / Fox Hollow / Hank Adams / The Action Suits show flyer

You're all invited to the amazing after-party following Peter Bagge's book launch event at Fantagraphics Bookstore in Seattle next Saturday, July 11. The line-up for this free show at neighboring Jules Maes Saloon includes Peter Bagge's latest power pop combo, Can You Imagine? The evening will feature a special reunion of Bagge's 1990s easy listening sensation The Action Suits whose members include current and former Fantagraphics staffers Andy Schmidt and Eric Reynolds, joined by illustrious musician and producer Steve Fisk. Also on the bill are Reynolds' Fox Hollow (featuring Fantagraphics graphics ace Adam Grano and the lovely Rhea Patton) and Schmidt's new group Hank Adams. Jules Maes is located at 5919 Airport Way South, just one block north of Fantagraphics Bookstore. Heavy mental mayhem man! See you there.  

[Ed. note: Yes, we have Action Suits records for sale!]

The Action Suits - Cancer Father b/w Visualize Ballard

Peter Bagge Rocks Seattle on July 11, 2009
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Peter BaggeFantagraphics Bookstoreevents 1 Jul 2009 1:38 PM

Peter Bagge at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery, July 11, 2009

 

An Evening of Art, Music, and Social Commentary with Cartooning Legend Peter Bagge on July 11 at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery

June 30, 2009 - SEATTLE, WA. Celebrated cartoonist Peter Bagge's diverse talents are featured in an art exhibition and book signing at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery followed by a musical performance at nearby Jules Maes Saloon on Saturday, July 11 in Seattle's lively Georgetown arts community. This event marks the debut of his newest book Everybody Is Stupid Except for Me and Other Astute Observations, a collection of cartoon reporting on social, political and cultural issues for Reason magazine.

Everybody Is Stupid Except for Me chronicles the artist's Libertarian leanings in comics published in the party organ Reason. Bagge, a longtime resident of liberal Seattle, is hardly dogmatic. Many of the pieces undermine traditional Libertarian party lines in favor of a personal, rational and informed approach to controversial issues that will force partisan Democrats and Republicans alike to rethink them. Bagge's well-researched comic strip "essays" crackle with the same colorful energy and wit that propelled him into the collective Gen X consciousness with his amazing comic book series Hate. As always, his work remains seriously funny.

To celebrate the publication of this thought-provoking book, Bagge will be on hand from 7:00 to 9:00 PM for an exhibition of his original comics art and to sign copies of the new anthology. Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is located at 1201 S. Vale St. (at Airport Way S.) only minutes south of downtown. This event coincides with the Georgetown Second Saturday Art Attack featuring exciting visual and performing arts presentations throughout the historic neighborhood.

Following the reception, guests are invited to a free performance of Peter Bagge's latest power pop combo, Can You Imagine?, at neighboring nightclub Jules Maes Saloon. Featuring prominent Northwest musician and producer Steve Fisk, this delightful band combines elements of anachronistic new wave, girl-group pop and punk to create an accessible and exciting sound. The evening's musical entertainment will feature a special reunion of Bagge's 1990s sensation The Action Suits whose members include current and former Fantagraphics staffers. Also on the bill are current projects by Action Suits members: Eric Reynolds' Fox Hollow and Andy Schmidt's group Hank Adams. Jules Maes is located at 5919 Airport Way South, just one short block north of Fantagraphics Bookstore.

Listing Information

PETER BAGGE
EVERYBODY IS STUPID EXCEPT FOR ME and Other Astute Observations
Opening reception and book signing
Saturday, July 11, 7:00 to 9:00 PM

Exhibition continues through August 5, 2009

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery
1201 S. Vale Street (at Airport Way S.)
Seattle, WA 98108
206.658.0110
Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM
www.fantagraphics.com

Don't miss the free after-party action at neighboring Jules Maes with arena rock by

Hank Adams
Fox Hollow
Can You Imagine?
... with a special reunion of The Action Suits!

Can You Imagine? / Fox Hollow / Hank Adams / The Action Suits show flyer










Michael Kupperman at Desert Island July 10: signing, screenprint
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Michael Kuppermanevents 26 Jun 2009 4:13 PM

Michael Kupperman Desert Island screenprint

Desert Island says, "These amazing handmade screenprints are 12" X 16" and will be signed and available on July 10th when Mr. Kupperman appears at Desert Island to celebrate the release of Tales Designed to Thrizzle Vol. 1." We should have a formal announcement of this event in the near future; in the meantime, here's the Facebook invitation with some more details, and you can pre-order a signed print here.