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Woodring & DiFilippo Present Cosmocopia at Fantagraphics
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Jim WoodringFantagraphics Bookstoreevents 24 Sep 2008 1:57 PM

JIM WOODRING AND PAUL DIFILIPPO PRESENT COSMOCOPIA AT FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKSTORE & GALLERY ON OCTOBER 11, 2008

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery, in association with Payseur & Schmidt, is pleased to host the debut of Cosmocopia by acclaimed author Paul DiFilippo, illustrated by Jim Woodring. This event, on Saturday, October 11 from 6:00 - 9:00 PM, will feature an exhibition of new work by Woodring and a reading from the book by DiFilippo, followed by a book signing. This exquisite hardbound literary work is limited to 500 copies housed in a handsome box and includes a 513-piece jigsaw puzzle by Woodring — an extraordinary collaboration by two of the country’s most creative minds.

Paul DiFilippo, of Providence, Rhode Island, is a prolific author primarily associated with science fiction’s provocative cyberpunk and steampunk sub-genres. His popular short stories have been collected in The Steampunk Trilogy, Fractal Paisleys, Ribofunk, and A Year in the Linear City. His utterly unclassifiable novels include Ciphers, Fuzzy Dice, A Mouthful of Tongues, and Spondulix. Among DiFilippo’s work in comics is Top 10: Beyond the Farthest Precinct, a sequel to the Alan Moore series on DC Comics’ Wildstorm imprint. He has been a finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, BSFA, Philip K. Dick, Wired Magazine, and World Fantasy awards.

Seattle-based cartoonist and fine artist Jim Woodring has cultivated an international following with his visionary rendering style and lurid palette. His award-winning comic book series include Jim and Frank, which have been collected in several volumes by Fantagraphics Books. His recent books include The Portable Frank and Museum of Love & Mystery. Woodring’s art has been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world, and he was a recipient of a prestigious United States Artist Fellowship in 2006. His exhibition will include recent paintings, drawings and prints.

Cosmocopia follows fictional fantasy artist Frank Lazorg as he is driven to madness. His failing career is reinvigorated by the discovery of a miraculous drug, which ultimately plunges the artist into an equally disturbing alternate reality. Cosmocopia is published by Seattle-based artisan press Payseur & Schmidt. Specializing in speculative fiction, Payseur & Schmidt is the creation of Jacob McMurray and Therese Littleton. McMurray is senior curator at the Experience Music Project and Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame as well as a graphic designer, publisher, and arts activist in the Northwest. Littleton serves as director of curatorial affairs at the Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame and has been a literary arts advocate in our region for many years.

Please join us on Saturday, October 11 for this festive celebration. This event coincides with the colorful Georgetown Second Saturday Art Attack featuring lively visual and performing arts presentations throughout the historic neighborhood. Fantagraphics Bookstore is located at 1201 S. Vale St. (at Airport Way S.), only minutes from downtown Seattle. Phone 206.658.0110. A selection of images in a variety of formats is available for publication. For more information contact Eric Reynolds at Fantagraphics.

LISTING INFORMATION

Fantagraphics Bookstore and Payseur & Schmidt Present
COSMOCOPIA
JIM WOODRING • PAUL DIFILIPPO

Saturday, October 11
Book signing and opening reception 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Paul DiFilippo reading at 7:00 PM

Jim Woodring art exhibition continues through November 5, 2008

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery
1201 S. Vale St. at Airport Way S.
Seattle, WA
Phone: 206.658.0110
Hours: Mon. – Sat., 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM
www.fantagraphics.com
www.payseurandschmidt.com









This Friday: Abandoned Cars in St. Louis!
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Tim Laneevents 23 Sep 2008 10:32 AM

 

  

Really, weren't you sold on this one just from the kickass poster above?Hot damn.

Anyway, the show opens on Sept 26th, 7-9PM and goes through Nov. 9th. For more info, visit:

Subterranean Books
6275 Delmar Blvd
St Louis, MO 63130

Here's a review of Abandoned Cars from PRINT magazine:

Forget about Marvel's Secret Invasion or DC's Final Crisis. The real comic book event of the summer comes in the unassuming guise of a hardcover collection of illustrated short stories. Abandoned Cars (Fantagraphics) is the breathtaking debut book by St. Louis writer/illustrator Tim Lane. Lane drew on a number of inspirations-everything from "pre-Comics Code" comics like Will Eisner's The Spirit to Bruce Springsteen's concept album Nebraska to inform this collection of atmospheric tales about the human condition. "Over technique, over stylization, more important than anything else is emotional impact," he says. This isn't to say that the book lacks either technique or style, but that for all its visual dazzle, there's an emotional tug, sometimes sympathy, sometimes revulsion. Refreshingly, the book isn't slavishly devoted to genre or to its inherent comic book-ness (no tights or monsters). So why not just write a straight-up short story collection? "The stories I like to tell are conducive to comics," he says. The book signals the arrival of a major new voice on the American literary landscape, with or without the illustrations.  

 

 

 

WotS: Bagge Does Vancouver 9/28
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Peter Baggeevents 23 Sep 2008 10:09 AM

BUDDY DOES VANCOUVER! 

Speaking of Word on the Street, you British Columbians won't want to miss Vancouver's graphic novel component to Word on the Street: Lucky's Comics is sponsoring Peter Bagge's appearance at Word on the Street!

Come on by the Vancouver Public Library and meet Peter Bagge on September 28 between 1:00pm and 4:00pm.

WotS: Fenwick Does Toronto 9/27
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Ray Fenwickevents 23 Sep 2008 9:51 AM

If you're in Toronto this weekend, don't miss the Word on the Street Festival, where super duper comic shop the Beguiling will be actively involved, including sponsoring these two events with Ray Fenwick, author of Hall of Best Knowledge.

Saturday September 27, 5PM, 2 hours
Ojingogo & Pohadky & Hall of Best Knowledge Book Party!
Featuring Matthew Forsythe, and Pat Shewchuk and Marek Colek, and Ray Fenwick!
The Central, 603 Markham Street (next to The Beguiling)


This is a release party for two new Drawn & Quarterly books as well as an official Toronto book event for Hall of Best Knowledge, at a bar next to The Beguiling. Each author will be giving a 10-20 minute presentation from their work. A signing period with all four authors will follow. 

Sunday September 28, 3:30PM, 45 minutes
Hall of Best Knowledge @ Word on The Street
Queen's Park Circle (Avenue Rd. south of Bloor, Comics & Graphic Novels Tent)


Fenwick will be giving a 45-minute presentation, talking about the making of Hall of Best Knowledge and other works, followed by a Q&A.













TONIGHT: Deitch at the Strand
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Kim Deitchevents 18 Sep 2008 9:30 AM

FANTAGRAPHICS AND THE STRAND BOOKSTORE PRESENT:
KIM DEITCH TALKS PICTORAMA AND MORE ON THURSDAY, SEPT. 18

Deitch's Pictorama

Veteran underground cartoonist Kim Deitch, creator of the acclaimed Fantagraphics collection Shadowland and the Pantheon graphic novels Alias the Cat and Boulevard of Broken Dreams, has recruited his entire cast of siblings to produce a unique, all-new "picto-fiction" pocket book.

Alternating between heavily illustrated near-comics stories and outright prose, Deitch's Pictorama is a testament to the entire Deitch family's amazing yarn-spinning abilities. Join Deitch at the Strand as he gives a power point presentation telling the story of how Deitch's Pictorama came about and showing pictorial highlights, including a dramatic reading of Deitch's story, "The Sunshine Girl," performed by Deitch and artist Pamela Butler. Deitch will also give an exclusive preview of his next graphic novel, to be published in 2009.

Can’t make this event? PRE-ORDER a SIGNED BOOK at strandbooks.com/calendar and WATCH the event LIVE on strandbooks.com/tv.

Listing Information

Who: Kim Deitch
What: Deitch's Pictorama Book Event
When: Thursday, September 18, 7:00PM
Where: The Strand Book Store
828 Broadway @ 12th Street, NYC
(212) 660-6643

For more information about upcoming events at Strand:
www.strandbooks.com/calendar






Arp art at SHQ
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under eventsart showsAndrice Arp 12 Sep 2008 1:21 PM

Andrice Arp at Secret Headquarters

Mome contributor Andrice Arp has an art show opening at Secret Headquarters in L.A. on Friday Sept. 19. More info here.

Rebel Visions Sept. 17th in Philly
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Robert CrumbPatrick Rosenkranzevents 11 Sep 2008 9:52 PM

  

Patrick Rosenkranz, comix historian and the author of the comprehensive tome Rebel Visions: The Underground Comix Revolution 1963-1975, will give a lecture about R. Crumb's work and the trangressive movement that it helped define, at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia next Wednesday, Sept. 17. The lecture is in conjunction with "R. Crumb's Underground," which opened last Friday and continues through Dec. 7 at the Institute of Contemporary Art (118 South 36th Street, Philadelphia) after previous stints in Seattle and California.

Rosenkranz will also appear at Robin's Bookstore in Center City at noon on Sept. 17th.

Robert Pollard Tour Starts Sept. 25
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under videoRobert Pollardevents 9 Sep 2008 10:18 AM

  

Later this month, the great Robert Pollard will head out on tour with his new band, Boston Spaceships (featuring former GBV bassist Chris Slusarenko and Decemberists drummer John Moen), to promote not one but two new albums, as well as his first book, our very own Town of Mirrors: The Reassembled Imagery of Robert Pollard. Pollard will have ToM for sale at each stop on the tour, so don't forget to hit that ATM on the way down to the show.

The tour kicks off Sept. 25th in Chincinnati. Don't miss it! 

 

  • Thu 9/25 Cincinnati OH - Midpoint Music Festival
  • Fri 9/26 Cleveland OH - Grog Shop
  • Sat 9/27 Washington DC - Black Cat
  • Mon 9/29 Philadelphia PA - Johnny Brendas
  • Tue 9/30 Boston MA - Paradise
  • Wed 10/1 New York City - Highline Ballroom
  • Fri 10/3 Ann Arbor MI - Blind Pig
  • Sat 10/4 Dayton OH - Dayton Music Festival
  • Mon 10/6 Chicago IL - Double Door
  • Tue 10/7 St Paul MN - Turf Club
  • Thu 10/9 Champaign IL - High Dive
  • Fri 10/10 St Louis MO - Bluebird
  • Sat 10/11 Memphis TN - Hi Tone
  • Tue 10/14 Austin TX- Parish
  • Wed 10/15 Dallas TX - The Loft
  • Fri 10/17 Atlanta GA - The Earl
  • Sat 10/18 Nashville TN- Mercy Lounge

Also, Pollard & Co. are sponsoring a contest to create the first official Boston Spaceships music video. There's a week left in the voting, go here to check out the finalists. Here's my favorite:


















BLAB! at Copro Nason Tomorrow Night!
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under eventsBlabart 5 Sep 2008 11:17 AM

THE 4th ANNUAL BLAB! SHOW
Saturday, September 6, 8:00-11:30 pm
OPENING RECEPTION: September 6th, 8:00-11:30 pm

Check out all the artwork HERE

Copro/Nason Gallery and Monte Beauchamp proudly present "THE BLAB! SHOW," the fourth Group Art Exhibition featuring original paintings and illustrations from the forthcoming issue of BLAB! magazine - Monte Beauchamp's periodic anthology of sequential and comic art, illustration, painting, and printmaking.

Artists include: SHAG, TRAVIS LOUIE, RYAN HESHKA, GARY BASEMAN, RON ENGLISH, LUKE CHEUH, GARY TAXALI, FRED STONEHOUSE, ANDY KEHOE, TRAVIS LAMPE, LAURA LEVINE, MARC BURCKHARDT, CJ PYLE, MARK TODD, TOM HUCK, and MANY MORE.

Don't Miss Out!!!! The show continues until September 27.

COPRO/NASON GALLERY (at Bergamot Station)
2525 Michigan Ave #T5, Santa Monica, CA 90404 




Georgetown Art Attack Is Back!
Written by Larry Reid | Filed under Fantagraphics Bookstoreevents 4 Sep 2008 1:32 PM

Georgetown Second Saturday Art Attack

The public of all ages is once again invited to enjoy the unique pleasures of Seattle’s most colorful arts community during the Georgetown Second Saturday Art Attack on September 13. This lively celebration of Georgetown’s creative diversity involves up to 30 enterprises programming provocative visual and performing arts, dining, shopping and spontaneous entertainment.

Highlights of the Art Attack offensive on Saturday, September 13 include:
“Phono Graphics,” an exquisite exhibition by Seattle DJ and visual artist David Rauschenberg at Georgetown Tile Works. Rauschenberg combines his passion for art and music with portraits of musical legends etched on black vinyl and mounted on handcrafted turntables; An appearance by notorious New York cartoonist and illustrator Danny Hellman, together with local cartoonists D. J. Bryant, Dalton Webb, Pat Moriarity, Max Clotfelter, and Mark Campos for a book signing of the new “Typhon” anthology at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery. Hellman will present a multimedia cartoon performance and Moriarity will perform a short music set with his 10-year-old son Jack – as seen on Willie Nelson’s website; Georgetown Art Center presents a group show of seductive encaustic paintings, and All City Coffee hosts a delightful exhibition of neo-Pop paintings by Lucas Vidana; Open salons at the studios of independent Georgetown artists.

Summer's Last Beach Party flyer

The evening will conclude with “The Summer’s Last Beach Party” in honor of the artists, volunteers, and sponsors of last summer’s Artopia arts festival. Musical entertainment will be provided by the sensational sounds of the DEL LAGUNAS. This instrumental surf and garage combo boasts an impressive pedigree that marks the reunion of [former Fantagraphics staffer - Ed.] Tom Price and Chas Ryan of Seattle’s legendary U-Men. The Del Lagunas will be joined by Georgetown’s own DUBCAR performing a sensuous Caribbean blend of rock ‘n’ roll, old school reggae, funk and soul. Frothy surf films, fabulous music, sand, suds, sun and fun all located at the exotic environment of The Stables. The Georgetown Art Attack is a promotion of the Georgetown Merchants’ Association. For more information contact GMA chair Kathy Nyland, or Larry Reid.

Listing Information

Georgetown Second Saturday Art Attack
Saturday, September 13, 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Art, music, and more at 30 locations throughout Georgetown business district.
www.georgetownartattack.com