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Join us on Saturday for Amazing Art, Crazy Comix, and Amusing Music
Written by Larry Reid | Filed under sales specialsrockFantagraphics Bookstoreevents 7 Apr 2010 7:07 AM

Georgetown Art Attack flyer

This Saturday evening, April 10, Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery features music by our resident warehouse composers Martin Bland, Tom Price and friends in the dissonant Zinjanthropus, joined by the audio assault of Ajax in Ardent Vein. Don’t miss your chance to view the stunning artwork of Gilbert Hernandez from his new book HIGH SOFT LISP.

Outside, our annual Spring Cleaning Sidewalk Sale will be accompanied by the sounds of more than 20 eccentric marching bands from across the country. Lots of books up to 50% off cover price with music provided by the cacophonous Honk Fest West, featuring free performances at several locations throughout the historic industrial arts quarter. If that’s not enough excitement, the Georgetown Art Attack features a diverse array of visual and performing arts at dozens of spots in close proximity to the bookstore.

To accommodate all this activity, S. Vale Street will be closed to traffic for the evening. But plenty of free parking is available along Airport Way and elsewhere.

We’re open every day at 1201 S. Vale St, just minutes south of downtown Seattle. Phone 206.658.0110. See you this weekend.

No Fooling: 15% Off Sitewide Now through April 5!
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under sales specials 1 Apr 2010 1:06 AM

No Fooling sale banner

Nope, it's not a prank, a jape, a jest, shenanigans or even tomfoolery! Now through the end of the day on Monday, April 5, take 15% off your entire purchase by using the following coupon code at checkout:

NOFOOLING

And don't forget, we still have a large selection of backlist titles at great discounts of 1/3 to 1/2 off the cover prices in our Clearance Sale and Closeout Deals sections, plus a good assortment of 99-Cent Comics — and you'll get an extra 15% off the discounted prices during this sale!

Now available: the Blab Bargain Bundle
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under spainShagsales specialsPeter Kupernew releasesDrew FriedmanBob StaakeBlab 25 Mar 2010 10:52 AM

Blab Bargain Bundle

Blab Bargain Bundle
by various artists; edited & designed by Monte Beauchamp

seven 120-page full-color 10" x 10" softcover volumes • $84.00
More Info & Ordering Details

Monte Beauchamp's annual darling of the graphic design and illustration world is a spectacular collection of cutting-edge comics, illustration, and graphic design. Blab!'s list of contributors past and present reads like a Who's Who of the contemporary visual art world. We're pleased to present the following seven volumes together for one low price: $12 per volume — around 40% off the combined cover prices.

Below is a brief description of the contents of each included volume; click the cover thumbnails for more information about each volume.

Vol. 11: Mark Ryden's spectacular cover is the gateway to this issue's visual feast, starring Spain, Richard Sala, Doug Allen, Stephane Blanquet, Peter Kuper, Drew Friedman, Lloyd Dangle, the first part of the Jonathon Rosen sketchbook, and much more!

Vol. 12: Blanquet, Walter Minus, Peter Kuper, Peter Hoey, Spain, Doug Allen, Matti Hagleberg, Greg Clarke, Drew Friedman, Baseman, DEVO's Mark Mothersbaugh, vintage French nudie photos, Krampus cards, plus covers and a story by the Clayton Brothers!

Vol. 13: Peter and Maria Hoey, the Clayton Bros., Sue Coe, Peter Kuper, Drew Friedman, Marc Rosenthal, Spain, Laura Levine, Baseman, Walter Minus, Blanquet, David Goldin, Christian Northeast, Johnson & Smith novelty ads, and a cover by George Eisner!

Vol. 15: Covers by Pop Art virtuoso Lou Brooks, Christian Northeast, Sue Coe on the so-called bird flu, Matti Hagelberg's undead President of Finland, Jeffrey Steele on the Black Dahlia, Peter Kuper's Little Nemo-inspired fantasy, Baseman, and Kilroy.

Vol. 16: Geoffrey Grahn, Laura Levine, Peter and Maria Hoey, Sue Coe, Judith Brody, Sergio Ruzzier, Mats!, Spain, Peter Kuper, Marc Rosenthal, Gary Baseman, The Clayton Brothers, Bob Staake and more. Covers by Tim Biskup.

Vol. 17 Cover by Jonathon Rosen, Shag!, Bazooka Joe, Sue Coe, Greg Clarke, Drew Friedman, Peter Kuper, Mark Landman, Max Vesta, Lou Brooks, Peter and Maria Hoey, Tim Biskup, Gary Baseman, Fred Stonehouse, Marc Rosenthal, Spain, Mats!, and Sergio Ruzzier.

Vol. 18: Paco Alcazar, Ryan Heshka, Skip Williamson, Steven Guarnaccia, Xavier & Helge, Mark Frauenfelder; newbies Travis Louie, Nora Krug, Travis Lampe, Mark Zingarelli, Richard Bears, Randall Enos; regulars Baseman, Biskup, Coe, Kuper, Shag; more!

"Always, always, always worth your consideration." – The Comics Reporter

Now available: Our Gang Vols. 1-3 Pack
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Walt Kellysales specialsnew releases 22 Mar 2010 11:55 AM

Our Gang Vol. 1-3 by Walt Kelly

Our Gang Vol. 1-3 Pack
by Walt Kelly

three 96-page 7.25" x 9.5" full-color softcovers • $40.00 postage paid (see below)

Along with the soon-to-be-released Our Gang Vol. 4 we are pleased to offer the first three volumes of Walt Kelly's rollicking adaptation/continuation of the beloved MGM shorts together for one low price including standard shipping within the U.S. (rush and foreign orders extra); see product description for details and more information.


Last Week for Peek at Gahan Wilson’s Amazing Art Show at Fantagraphics Bookstore
Written by Larry Reid | Filed under sales specialsRobert CrumbGahan WilsonFantagraphics Bookstore 3 Mar 2010 10:50 AM

Gahan Wilson at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery, Jan. 13, 2010

Residents of the Northwest will want to visit Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery before next Wednesday, March 10 for a final look at Gahan Wilson's art exhibition. A half-dozen exquisite original paintings are complemented by 10 delightful new prints from the master of the macabre.

As an incentive, Fantagraphics is offering a bookstore-only discount on both the normal and special editions of the 3-volume, embossed slipcase set GAHAN WILSON: 50 YEARS OF PLAYBOY CARTOONS. Through the end of the show, the normal edition is $25 off and the special edition is $50 off cover price! And while supplies last, each purchase will include a signed silkscreen Gahan Wilson print.

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is located at 1201 S. Vale Street in the heart of the Georgetown arts community, only minutes south of downtown Seattle. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00. Phone 206.658.0110. See you all soon.

(Ed. note: Above, Gahan Wilson makes the acquaintance of Michael Leavitt's action-figure sculpture of R. Crumb. Have a look at this and more recently-posted photos of the exhibit opening from Flickr user and friend of Fantagraphics Bookstore Jo David.)

More crazy Amazon deals
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Ted Stearnsales specialsJohnny Ryanjohn kerschbaum 26 Feb 2010 11:31 AM

I'm supposed to tell you to buy stuff direct from us but I'd feel like a jerk if I didn't let you know about these:

Fuzz & Pluck: Splitsville by Ted Stearn
$3.90!

Jessica Farm Vol. 1 by Josh Simmons
$1.68!!

Comics Are for Idiots by Johnny Ryan
$1.52!!

And as previously noted, Petey & Pussy is still $3.52. These deals end suddenly with no warning, so don't hesitate. (Thanks to Jacob for catching what I missed the first time.)


Cheap Pussy (& Petey)
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under sales specialsjohn kerschbaum 25 Feb 2010 10:30 PM

Petey & Pussy by John Kerschbaum

If I may speak to you in hushed tones for a moment: OK, so obviously we prefer it if you order our stuff direct from us, and if you order John Kerschbaum's Eisner-nominated Petey & Pussy you can still get one of the last few incredible free bonus packs with all 3 issues of The Wiggly Reader, a poster, and a signed bookplate. However, if you're strapped for cash, and we totally understand if you are, you can get the book for the price of a single issue of a comic book on Amazon right now.

Sweetheart Savings for Valentines Day
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under sales specials 18 Jan 2010 6:51 AM

Save 15 percent on Valentines Day gift selections through Feb. 14 - click here

What says romance more than comics? If there is anything, we don't want to know about it. Once again we're offering a special selection of romantic and/or erotic gift books with which to woo your sweetie this Valentine's Day. From classic romance comics to cutting-edge erotica, from sweet to twisted, from timeless to unexpected (zombies?), these comics are fluent in the many dialects of love.

From now through the day in question (February 14, 2010), SAVE at least 15% on all of our Valentines Day gift selections!

Celebrate MLK Day: 25% off King: The Special Edition
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under sales specialsHo Che Anderson 18 Jan 2010 5:20 AM

King: The Special Edition by Ho Che Anderson

In celebration of the Martin Luther King Day national holiday, we are pleased to offer a special sale on King - A Comics Biography: The Special Edition by Ho Che Anderson. All this week, pre-order this book (due at the beginning of February) for 25% off the cover price. This offer runs through the end of the day Friday, Jan. 22.
Last day of our Hangover Sale!
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under sales specials 8 Jan 2010 12:39 PM

New Year's Hangover Sale - use the coupon code HANGOVER at checkout and get 20 percent off your entire purchase through Jan. 8, 2010

The clock is ticking down on our New Years Hangover Sale — you have mere hours left to get 20% OFF everything on our website (including our already-discounted clearance items) by using the coupon code HANGOVER when you check out. (If you prefer to shop by phone, just mention this offer when you call — 1-800-657-1100 or 206-524-1967 outside the U.S.) 20/20 Club members get a double discount of 36%, so join up if you haven't already.

If you need some guidance, comics blogger Sean T. Collins over at Robot 6 has some great suggestions for you. Thanks Sean!