Revelers at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery's fabulous fourth anniversary party this Saturday will be the first in the country to see the new line of Frank garments produced by iconoclastic Seattle sportswear company International News on their Americaware label. Jim Woodring will be available from 7:00 to 8:00 PM to sign the new shirts, as well as his award-winning graphic novel WEATHERCRAFT, and other merchandise. The "Medieval Thinkers" comix art exhibition includes a new original drawing by Woodring.
Fantagraphics Bookstore's anniversary party has quickly gained a reputation as one of the region's most festive holiday celebrations - amazing music, awesome art, complimentary refreshments, celebrity guests and more. Make plans to attend the event this Saturday, December 11 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at 1201 S. Vale Street in the heart of Seattle's colorful Georgetown arts community. Watch this space throughout the week for more exciting announcements.
CYI is playing a show this Friday, Dec. 4, at the Sunset Tavern in Seattle to celebrate. Also on the bill: the great singer-songwriter (and known comics fan) Barbara Manning (playing her first Seattle show in almost 10 years!) and Seattle's Midday Veil. Get more info on the show and RSVP on Facebook. Don't miss it!
For any Americans out there who remain ignorant of the cultural currency of Jacques Tardi and his creation Adèle Blanc-Sec in his native France and/or require proof beyond the recent Luc Besson film adaptation: our friend and continental correspondent Marianne Goldin, currently living overseas in France, sends along this photo of packages of Adèle Blanc-Sec brand sugar at the local market. Looks like there's more Tardi Adèle artwork on the indivudually-wrapped lumps, too. Kim Thompson comments, "Ha! Funny that she's possibly the least 'sweet' heroine in comics history. ADELE LEMONS would be more like it." I suppose it's appropriate inasmuch as sugar is white (blanc) and dry (sec).
Archival prints, sculptures, handmade goods and original artworks (including work from Mome) by Andrice Arp are available in her recently-announced (but been-up-for-a-while) Etsy shop. A range of stuff for every budget!
The latest Rat Pack portrait to be offered at Drew Friedman's Fine Art Prints concern is this limited-edition print of groundbreaking entertainer Sammy Davis, Jr. Irwin Chusid's loving web of words and all the ordering details can be found here.