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This Saturday: Rebel Visions takes on the NFL
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Rebel VisionsFantagraphics Bookstoreevents 7 Jan 2008 4:42 PM

"REBEL VISIONS: The Underground Comix Revolution" Opens Saturday January 12 at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery in Seattle.

All comix fans will want to see "REBEL VISIONS: The Underground Comix Revolution" opening this Saturday, January 12 from 11:30 to 8:00 PM at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery in Seattle. This colorful art show will complement R. Crumb's Underground exhibition opening January 26 at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle.

Organized by comix historian, author and archivist Patrick Rosenkranz, in association with Fantagraphics resident curator Larry Reid, "REBEL VISIONS" features original artwork, artifacts and relix from masters of the underground era. Highlights include a previously unseen original drawing by Rick Griffin, recently discovered by L. A. collector Greg Escalante; rarely viewed original art by feral genius S. Clay Wilson; and locally created original artwork by the legendary Greg Irons, who followed his underground work with a prolific career as a tattoo artist working at the storied Seattle Tattoo Emporium prior to his untimely death in 1984.

A wide selection of comix, graphic novels, and histories of this wildly creative period in American illustration, cartooning and graphic art from Fantagraphics Books others will be available. We also have new offerings by popular Fantagraphics artists including Jason, Ellen Forney, Dan DeCarlo, and others — as well as a limited supply of the coveted BEASTS!, recently unearthed in our cavernous warehouse.

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is located at 1201 S. Vale St. (at the corner of Airport Way S.) in the heart of Georgetown, only minutes south of downtown Seattle. We're open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM. Phone 206.658.0110.

Weekend visitors should be aware that a 3-block stretch of Airport Way will be closed to auto traffic directly across from our space on Jan. 12 & 13 and Jan. 19 & 20 during the demolition of the historic - but structurally unstable - Stock House of the original Rainier Brewery. (A sad event, but wrecking balls are always entertaining). Ample parking will be available north and south of this closure.

And for the second straight year, the Seattle Seahawks have decided to play a playoff game on the same day as one of our events. But not to worry, if you want to watch this Saturday's NFL playoff game in Georgetown, it will be projected on the giant movie screen at neighboring watering hole 9 Lb. Hammer. Drop by and see "REBEL VISIONS" after the win. If you hate football as much as most of us here, then ignore the above and just come see the damn show already!

Listing Information

REBEL VISIONS: The Underground Comix Revolution
Justin Green, Rick Griffin, Greg Irons, Robert Williams, S. Clay Wilson and more.
January 12 - February 6, 2008
Public Preview Saturday January 12, 11:30 - 8:00 PM

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery
1201 S. Vale St. (at Airport Way S. (206) 658-0110
Open Daily 11:30 - 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM