Inspired by video game journalist Bob Mackey's piece for 1Up.com, our very own Jen Vaughn conceptualized the “box art” of some of our most famous graphic novels reimagined as failed videogame adaptations. For example...
How about Prison Pit for the Xbox 360? As Jen puts it, "even gorier than Mortal Kombat!" The box detail that cracked me up? "No quests here." Ain't that the truth!
If you live outside of Seattle and can't make it to the show, you can check out more of Jen's hilarious and awesome adapations over on the Fantagraphics Flickr.
But if you do live around Seattle, don't let it be game over for you! You have until Wednesday, September 5th to check out the show. The Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is located at 1201 S. Vale Street at Airport Way S. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM. Phone 206.658.0110.
Titled Drawing Fire: Bill Mauldin and the WWII GI, this exhibit tells the GI story using Mauldin’s cartoons and the some of the museum’s extensive but rarely seen World War II collection.
Visitors will see more than forty of Mauldin’s cartoons and a variety of artifacts including personal objects carried by soldiers, equipment, decorations, and letters written home during the war. In addition, an interactive allows visitors to hear German weapons and artillery that GIs would have faced.
Join Pete on Sunday, September 30th at Western Canada's largest celebration of words and reading. He'll be signing at the "Authors Tent" at 1:30 PM, and at "The Word Under The Street" on 3:30 PM.
This literary celebration is FREE and open to the public, so grab the kids, and c'mon down!
The Word on the Street Festival is held in Library Square, right in the heart of the Entertainment district downtown. Library Square is across the street from the Centre for the Performing Arts in Vancouver and the CBC Plaza, near the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. The block is easily accessible by bus or on foot from neighbouring areas like Chinatown, Yaletown and downtown.
He'll be signing on Tuesday, August 28th at Kilgore Books in Denver, starting at 6:30 PM. Be one of the first to get your hands on the debut graphic novel from this excellent 2012 Ignatz-nominated artist!
Kilgore Books is located in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Denver, CO at 624 E. 13th Ave (between Washington and Pearl), next to Wax Trax records.
* Other People's Publications ** Yeah, You Know Me.
Hark! It's Kate Beatoncalendars! And, you can get them now, only at the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery, fresh from their debut at the Drawn & Quarterly booth at San Diego Comic-Con!
Before you scoff and say, "No one uses calendars anymore," I want to point out that at my day job, my officemate and I each have paper calendars at our desks, (his, a boring Office Max one; mine, an excellent Apak Little Otsu one) and we work in the same room!!! Everyone needs a calendar!
There are two different designs to choose from: one has a literature theme and the other has a more general theme. Both feature page after page of Kate's delightful strips that landed her on the New York Times Bestselling Graphics Novels list and on the Best of 2011 list in Time Magazine!
Get 2013 off to a great start, and get one today! The Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is 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.
And, yes, it's true! Lewis Trondheim himself will be in attendance at the book release party on Friday, August 10th at Bergen Street Comics in Brooklyn, NY! Don't miss this rare opportunity to meet one of the greatest living cartoonists of our time!
The signing starts at 8:00 PM and is open to the public. Bergen Street Comics is located at 470 Bergen Street, between Flatbush & 5th Avenues. Bubbly will be served 'cause an appearance from Trondheim is definitely something to toast!
UPDATE: We just learned today (Fri. Aug. 10) that, due to a last-minute delay at the printer, Ralph Azham Vol. 1 will unfortunately not be debuting at the signing. Bummer! Lewis has many, many other fine titles so there will still be plenty of other books available to get signed.
2ND UPDATE: We've now learned that Lewis will be signing special bookplates for the store to put into books next week and have people pick up. So you'll still be able to pre-purchase a signed edition of Ralph Azham Vol. 1, hooray!
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