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VHS Art New Wave at Scarecrow Video in Seattle!
Written by janice headley | Filed under Fantagraphics Bookstoreevents 12 Nov 2012 1:30 PM

VHS Art New Wave

I've been totally remiss on telling y'all about this show! VHS Art New Wave launched last month in honor of Independent Video Store Day at Seattle's own Scarecrow Video.

Scarecrow Video is one of those local landmarks that makes me proud to live here: it's the largest independent video store in the country, and is known for their amazing collection of rare, out-of-print oddness.  Their vast catalog was scoured by the editors of our (now out-of-print itself) collection Destroy All Movies!!! The Complete Guide to Punks on Film, with help from employees of the store.

VHS Art New Wave

Local cartoonist (and Scarecrow employee) Marc Palm curated the show, inviting over 30 artists to contribute their renditions of video box art, including our own Larry Reid, manager and curator of the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery!

VHS Art New Wave

That's Larry's box in the center, featuring a shout-out to Carl Barks's Donald Duck! (Sorry the photo is blurry! Larry's box was high up on the wall, and I was literally on tip-toe trying to take a photo of it!)

VHS Art New Wave

Lots of local artists are featured in the show, including David Lasky, whose box is in the center of that pic above.

VHS Art New Wave

I would totally watch "Twin Peaks: The Animated Series."

VHS Art New Wave

VHS Art New Wave will be on display at Scarecrow Video [ 5030 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle ] through Tuesday, November 20th! Plus, all the boxes are being sold via silent auction, with proceeds going to benefit Scarecrow and its ever-growing library that is already 150,000 titles strong. Go check it out, and then check out some videos, why dontcha!