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Event
When: 01.12.2013 | 18:00 - 21:00  
Event Title: Jim Woodring Problematic Signing & Exhibition
Where: Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery - Seattle
Category: Book Signing
 
Event description:

Problematic: Sketchbook Drawings 2004-2012 by Jim Woodring

January 3, 2013 – Seattle, WA. Visionary artist and cartoonist Jim Woodring presents Problematic, an enlightening look inside his creative process, at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery opening Saturday, January 12 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM.

Woodring is rarely without a pocket-sized Moleskine sketchbook, in which he captures character studies, sight gags, emblems, dream motifs, and other fugitive impressions. He has filled at least one a month for the past 8 years. Problematic collects random images from these sketchbooks from 2004 – 2012. The resulting book is, in Woodring’s words, "an idea battery loaded with shorthand references to long game insights." The exhibition includes drawings, notes, and related ephemera from the collection, resulting in revealing insight into the artist’s creative process.

A longtime Seattle resident, Jim Woodring's idiosyncratic approach to art and storytelling has made him an influential figure in the fields of fine art and alternative comix. His work has been exhibited worldwide and published in several popular volumes by Fantagraphics Books, including The Frank BookSeeing ThingsWeathercraft, and Congress of the Animals.

Please join us on Saturday, January 12 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM, as we celebrate the work of this remarkable artist at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery, located at 1201 S. Vale Street in the heart of Seattle’s historic Georgetown arts community. This event coincides with the colorful Georgetown Art Attack featuring challenging visual and performing arts presentations throughout the neighborhood.

Listing information:

Jim Woodring’s Problematic art show and book signing
Opening reception Saturday, January 12, 6:00 to 9:00 PM
Exhibition continues through February 6, 2013
Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery
1201 S. Vale Street, Seattle 206.659.0110
Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM. Sundays until 5:00 PM
www.fantagraphics.com

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Location
Venue Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery
Homepage: http://www.fantagraphics.com/bookstore orginal
Street: 1201 South Vale Street (at Airport Way S.)
ZIP: 98108
City Seattle
Country: US Show Location Map
 
Location description:
Located in the heart of the Georgetown district
Exit 162 of I-5 (just south of Seattle, bus route 131)
Hours: 11:30 AM - 8:00 PM Daily, Sunday until 5:00
206.658.0110