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Down with OPP*: The Bureau of Drawers' Combo #1
Written by janice headley | Filed under Fantagraphics BookstoreDown with OPP 2 Feb 2011 12:51 PM

* Other People's Publications
** Yeah, You Know Me. 


If you've got a hankerin' for the finest in local independent comic books, then satisfy your appetite with one of these Combo #1's from Seattle artist collective, The Bureau of Drawers!

Each "happy meal" comes in a hand-screened take-out box, featuring artwork by Dalton Webb, and the prize inside is a countless abundance of lovingly-assembled mini-comics!  (Why "countless"? Uh... 'cause, I didn't wanna count 'em.)


Ingredients include a juicy reprint of Hotwire-contributor David Lasky's 1994 comic Portrait of EllaMarc Palm's psychedelic lyric-centric comic comes with a CD in the back.  Calamity Jon's An Hourly Comic is completely endearing and relatable, 'cause who doesn't dream about owning a fat bunny who likes to sit on your feet?  And for me, dessert was Nikki Burch's These Are My Jokes, which is gorgeously rendered, reminding both me and store impresario Larry Reid of the great Julie Doucet

And really, that's a mere taste of all the goodness you get in the Combo #1.  Why, just check out this commercial, provided by The Bureau of Drawers:

Just like the fabled McRib, the Combo #1 is limited edition, and we've only got a few of them in stock at the store. But, hey, why not pick yours up on Saturday, February 12th as the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery presents the opening of "Lovesick," an exhibition of original art, books and prints by the master chefs behind the Bureau of Drawers themselves!  You can read more about the opening on the Fantagraphics FLOG here.

The Bureau of Drawers' Combo #1 is currently in stock at the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery, located at 1201 S. Vale Street in Seattle's Georgetown district. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM. Phone: (206) 658-0110.  See you soon!