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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!



Me: Talking Designer. You: Fascinated.
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under staffKovey Korner 1 Nov 2007 2:08 PM
Jacob Covey speaks at WWU on 11/13/07
I'm very pleased to be a part of the AIGA speaker series at my alma mater next Tuesday evening. I'll be talking about my adventures in graphic design and giving helpful advice on what I've learned through costing my employers thousands of dollars via production screw ups. (My personal low: Typing the wrong contact information on every single page of an international sales catalog while, apparently, the copy editors slept.)

Tips on nepotism, back-stabbing, and charming self-deprecation to follow in the Q & A portion.

If you're in the area please come out. I'm begging you.

[Note: Eric, please stop making fun of me. I know it's ridiculous to put my name in 750 point type.]






Fanta-ween
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under staffRichard SalaJR WilliamsGary Panter 31 Oct 2007 9:36 AM
Jimb-o-lantern by Eric Reynolds:

Jimbo-lantern by Eric Reynolds


Cyril Root (from Richard Sala's The Chuckling Whatsit) by Rhea Patton:

Cyril Root jack-o-lantern by Rhea Patton


J.R. Williams' entry in my Yoda sketchbook says it all:

Yoda sketchbook page 42 - J.R. Williams


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