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Herriman, UT
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under stafflife imitates comics 10 Jan 2008 7:31 AM
Google news just alerted me to this parallel universe called "Utah" where there's a real estate agent named Eric Reynolds selling homes in the town of Herriman.
Redneck / Supervillain Team-Up!
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under staff 4 Jan 2008 9:47 AM
Tom Spurgeon just made my day, and not just because his essential Comics Reporter is back up-and-running. No, I'm talkin' about this photo of Jeff Foxworthy and Wilson Fisk (a.k.a. the fuckin' Kingpin of Crime), from Halloween night circa 1996:



Holiday Bowl-a-rama
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under staff 21 Dec 2007 5:35 PM
As per annual tradition, our company holiday party was held at the glamorous Sunset Bowl in beautiful downtown Ballard last weekend. Click here for a mess of photos by me and Eric Reynolds; below are a few highlights:

Fantagraphics Holiday Party, Sunset Bowl, Seattle, 12/16/07
Kim Thompson takes on high-score leader Paul Baresh in a sudden-death winner-take-all showdown...

Fantagraphics Holiday Party, Sunset Bowl, Seattle, 12/16/07
...from which Baresh emerges victorious! (That's the trophy.)

Fantagraphics Holiday Party, Sunset Bowl, Seattle, 12/16/07
Mistress of ceremonies Rhea Patton.








Fantagraphics Uncensored: Eric Reynolds, Promo Guy
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under staffFletcher HanksAlexander Theroux 18 Dec 2007 11:09 AM
Jacob: "Did Norman Mailer really call Laura Warholic "brilliantly written?"

Eric: "He did! Very shortly before he died. Much like Vonnegut did with Fletcher Hanks. We're killing America's greatest writers."

Overheard in the office.
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under staffEros Comix 14 Dec 2007 2:14 PM
"'MILFs on Mars'? What are they doing on Mars?" - Jason T. Miles
Meet Fantagraphics
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under staff 13 Dec 2007 9:00 PM

Our pal Dick Schyberg sent us this pic from a visit to our office this past summer. From left to right: Mike Baehr, Adam Grano, Jacob Covey, Stephanie Hayes, Gary Groth, E. Zuniga, Kim Thompson, and Ludvig the Dachshund.
Sayanora Suckers!
Written by | Filed under staff 21 Nov 2007 4:57 PM

Zura

Dear Friends,

After nearly a dozen years of selling comic books for the Publisher of the World's Greatest Cartoonists, I must sadly announce that I am (voluntarily) moving on to other -- non-comics -- pastures.

When I started at Fantagraphics back in 1996, I had no idea what to expect from the comic book world. I was a naïve young pup just looking for a publishing job. Over the years I've learned a lot from the job (mostly by trial and error) and made a lot of good friends (and a few enemies). I have spent half of my 20's and 30's working for a company that stubbornly and stringently holds the integrity of their favored art form high above all else*. Working in comics and working for this company has given me extraordinary experiences that will influence everything that I do in the future.

Thank you for helping to create those experiences.


Sincerely,
Gregory Zura
Sales/Marketing Guy

* Excluding Eros, of course ;-)












Yeah but can he skate?
Written by | Filed under staff 14 Nov 2007 12:12 PM

Former Fallout Records owner and long-time Friend of Fantagraphics (and occasional employee back in the day) Tim Hayes is opening up a bar called Tigertail this next Friday in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle. If you know what's good for you, you'll be there.

Besides a sake menu and what's sure to be a great jukebox, the works of Daniel Johnston (from Hayes' collection) will be up on display!

Seattle Weekly has more here.




Eric Reynolds: busy man (Wordstock & Tomine)
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under staffevents 13 Nov 2007 9:35 AM
Mr. Reynolds represents at the Wordstock book festival in Portland, OR last weekend:

Fantagraphics at Wordstock, Portland OR, 11/10/07


Last night, a newly-shorn Mr. Reynolds interviews Adrian Tomine at the University Book Store in Seattle:

Eric Reynolds and Adrian Tomine, University Book Store, Seattle WA, 11/12/07


Happy birthday Ludvig!
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under staff 9 Nov 2007 11:39 AM
Our office dog and unofficial mascot turns 3 today. Here he is as a puppy. Awww!