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Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery: "Now Serving Cheesecake"
Written by Larry Reid | Filed under Jack ColeFantagraphics BookstoreeventsDon FlowersDan DeCarloBill WenzelBill WardAlex Chun 11 Jun 2008 5:09 PM

THE CLASSIC ART OF CARTOON PIN-UP OPENS SATURDAY, JUNE 28

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Stay tuned for MoCCA Festival wrap-up
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under events 10 Jun 2008 9:44 AM
Thanks to everyone who stopped by our table at the 2008 MoCCA Art Festival this past weekend! Great turnout, incredible guests, an intense early-summer NYC heat wave, and a couple of visits from emergency service personnel made it a memorable show! Once I'm caught up with business here, I'll write up a full run-down with photos and a bit of video; in the meantime, you can spend a few seconds looking over some real-time text updates I sent to our Twitter page during the show.
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Hotwire: The Art Show in Brooklyn 6/14!
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Hotwireevents 9 Jun 2008 9:44 AM

The HOTWIRE ART SHOW is having its opening party on Saturday night, JUNE 14th at the Scott Eder Gallery in Brooklyn's Dumbo neighborhood.

The show: An international cast with a veritable list of the comic book world's alternative home run hitters, veterans, and up and comers fills out the line up for this group show. Works of art in all types of media and fine art prints will be on display and for sale. Featured in the show: Max Anderson, Ivan Brunetti, Mary Fleener, Matti Hagelberg, Glenn Head, Danny Hellman, Sam Henderson, Tim Lane, David Lasky, Mats!?, Tony Millionaire, David Paleo, Johnny Ryan, David Sandlin, R. Sikoryak, Tobias Tak, Mark DeanVeca, and Chadwick Whitehead.

HOT WIRE? HOT DAMN. 

AMNY previews MoCCA, Dash Shaw
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under eventsDash Shaw 6 Jun 2008 8:56 AM

Today's AMNY has a great preview of this weekend's MoCCA show, focusing on Dash Shaw and Alex Robinson. 

 

  

 

Bagge Show in PDX Thursday!
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Peter BaggeJR Williamsevents 3 Jun 2008 6:04 PM

The Art of Peter Bagge
with Mats!? & J.R. Williams

Opening First Thursday, June 5th

When: Thursday, June 5, 6:00pm - 9:00pm thru June 27
Where: Floating World Comics, 20 NW 5th Ave., Portland, OR  

UPDATE: Peter won't be at the opening on the 5th. (although JR and Mats!? will be) but he will be at the closing ceremony on the 27th of June!

 

 

 

Ooh, look at our fancy MoCCA sign!
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under events 3 Jun 2008 12:29 PM

Courtesy our excellent intern, Alexa. 

The BEGUILING presents: JASON and DITKO!
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Steve DitkoJasoneventsBlake Bell 2 Jun 2008 7:00 PM
Ye Olde Fanboygraphix & THE BEGUILING present two very exciting events in Toronto this month...

First, fresh from the NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE Funny Pages and his trip to MoCCA this weekend, cartoonist JASON launches his new graphic novel POCKET FULL OF RAIN in Canada on Tuesday, June 10th at THE CENTRAL at 8PM (603 Markham Street, Toronto). And it's FREE!

  

Then, a week later, enjoy THE WORLD OF STEVE DITKO, a Canuckian book launch for Toronto author BLAKE BELL on Wednesday, June 18th from 7PM-9PM at the Lillian H. Smith Library (239 College St., Toronto). And yes, also FREE.

Here's the full skinny from our pals at the Beguiling (almost certainly Canada's finest source for comics and graphic novels):

The Beguiling specialty bookstore is proud to present two great graphic novel events this June, appealing to the vast breadth of graphic novel aficionados in the city of Toronto! The first event features acclaimed Norwegian cartoonist JASON-currently serializing his newest work in The New York Times Magazine-as he comes to Toronto to launch his new work POCKET FULL OF RAIN. RAIN is a collection of early works by Jason, defying genre and style and showing his development into the internationally acclaimed author he is today. Jason will be interviewed on his life and career in an audio/visual presentation by The Beguiling's Peter Birkemoe at The Central, located directly adjacent to The Beguiling, on Tuesday June 10th at 8PM.

Then, the following week, The Beguiling will be working with The Toronto Public Library and The Merril Collection to officially launch THE WORLD OF STEVE DITKO, the first-ever biography of the reclusive co-creator of SPIDER-MAN! Toronto author and comics historian Blake Bell has exhaustively researched the life and career of Ditko, and it's on every page of this lavishly illustrated book. Bell will be on hand to launch the book with an audio/visual presentation of Ditko's artistic career on Wednesday, June 18th at 7PM at the Lillian H. Smith Library, 239 College St. (at Spadina).

In addition to the book launch and presentation, we are proud to announce that U.K. television and radio personality Jonathan Ross, who debuted his hour-long "IN SEARCH OF STEVE DITKO" documentary on the BBC last September, has granted us the rights to show the documentary at the Toronto event! This will be the first official screening in Canada, and attendees will get to view it for free!

This weekend: MoCCA! MoCCA! MoCCA!
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under events 2 Jun 2008 11:31 AM

  

This Saturday and Sunday, June 7 & 8, Fantagraphics will be in NYC for the 2008 MoCCA Arts Festival, one of our favorite shows of the year, and we'll be bringing along a slew of new stuff and hosting round-the-clock signings. We're also sponsoring two events over the weekend, on Friday and Saturday nights. Here's your handy-dandy guide to all things Fantagraphics at MoCCA. You can be sure I'll post this again as we get closer, too.

First up, you'll want to head out to Cobble Hill in Brooklyn on Friday for our very special Rocketship party, featuring an exhibition of original art and the debut of the new book, POCKET FULL OF RAIN, by the great JASON.

  

On Saturday night, we're co-hosting with Jim Hanley's Universe a special event celebrating the work of comic book legend STEVE DITKO and premiering our new book, STRANGE & STRANGER: THE WORLD OF STEVE DITKO.

  

At the con itself, we'll be hosting signings all weekend. These times are subject to change slightly, but should be about 99% final as of today:

SATURDAY
11:00 Drew Friedman
12:00 Blake Bell & Miss Lasko-Gross
1:00 Jason & Dash Shaw
2:00 Jason & Dash Shaw
3:00 Ted Stearn & Paul Hornschemeier
4:00 Kim Deitch & Michael Kupperman

SUNDAY

11:00 Leah Hayes
12:00 Jason & Dash Shaw
1:00 Jason & Dash Shaw
2:00 Blake Bell & Paul Hornschemeier
3:00 Kim Deitch & Michael Kupperman
4:00 Miss Lasko-Gross & Ted Stearn 

There will be many other Fantagraphics artists in attendance at the show as well, manning their own tables, including Craig Yoe, Glenn Head, Jessica Abel, David Heatley, Tom Kaczynski, Gary Panter, and others.

Amongst the new and newish titles we will have at the show:  

The Bottomless Belly Button by Dash Shaw
The Comics Journal #290 edited by Gary Groth
Explainers by Jules Feiffer
Pocket Full of Rain by Jason
Amor Y Cohetes by the Hernandez Brothers
Mome Vol. 11 by various artists
The Number by Thomas Ott
Strange & Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko by Blake Bell

... and more! Get your checklist ready now!

 

















This Sunday: Bob Levin at Comic Relief
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under eventsBob Levin 30 May 2008 8:40 AM

If you're in Northern California this weekend, don't miss this, it's an amazing book (and if you don't believe me, believe The Comics Reporter, who says "Levin has written what may be the first completely unforgettable book about a modern cartoonist") and Bob Levin is an excellent speaker/reader. Do it for us, do it for Bob, and do it for the great Rory Root, who had been a longtime booster of Bob's work and whom I know was very much looking forward to this event.

It won't be the same without you, Rory.

Georgetown Second Saturday Art Attack on June 14
Written by Larry Reid | Filed under Fantagraphics Bookstoreevents 29 May 2008 11:07 AM

May 28, 2008
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Georgetown Second Saturday Art Attack

GEORGETOWN SECOND SATURDAY ART ATTACK ON JUNE 14!

Adventurous Seattle art enthusiasts are invited to celebrate the arrival of summer at the Georgetown Second Saturday Art Attack on Saturday, June 14 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. In only its fifth installment, the Georgetown Art Attack has established itself as one of the region’'s most colorful cultural outings. The June 14 event features an impressive array of exceptional local, national and international artists in a variety of disciplines.

Among the many highlights:

The Seattle debut of photographs by Johanna Breiding of Zurich, Switzerland at Bella Vitale Studios. Her arresting images of abandoned European architectural environments can be previewed at: www.johannabreiding.ch/index.html.

A multimedia presentation, “Accidents Will Happen,” at Belle & Wissell. This exhibition is organized by Gabe Kean of Born Magazine and Georgetown Records'’ Marq Dean, with EMP curator Jacob MacMurray and photographer Curt Doughty. The show examines the evolution of music photography in the Northwest through film, photographs and digital media. Featured artists include Seattle'’s legendary seminal rock photographer Jini Dellaccio, as well as current masters on the genre Charles Peterson, Lance Mercer, David Belisle, Morgan Keuler, and others.

“Carnaval de Monstruos,” Bruce Christian Andersen’'s show of recent figurative ceramics and banner paintings by at Georgetown Tile Works —– a three-dimensional retrospective of some of the most unusual and fascinating midway performers of the early 1900's.

A show of drawings and prints by sensational Southern California artist Josh Agle (aka SHAG) at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery. “SHAG: A to Z” celebrates the pleasures of a hedonistic lifestyle and the virtues of overindulgence in his seductive and singular rendering style.

A display of power tool racers by Georgetown’'s provocative collective Hazard Factory and a performance by musician Anna Coogan at Full Throttle Bottles; Rebecca Bolte’'s work in music photography and album art at Bolte Creative; boisterous drinking, delicious dining, and exotic shopping experiences at over 30 locations throughout Seattle’'s historic Georgetown business district.

The June 14 Georgetown Second Saturday Art Attack coincides with the annual Georgetown Music Festival. For more information on the music festival visit: www.georgetownmusicfest.com.

The Georgetown Second Saturday Art Attack is a production of the Georgetown Merchants’ Association. A selection of images in a variety of formats is available for publication. For additional information contact GMA chair Kathy Nyland, or Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery curator Larry Reid at numbers above. Website:
www.georgetownartattack.com.