“Rocky” by Martin Kellerman – #334

{mosimage} Fritz The Cat meets Jane Austen!?! This mostly autobiographical daily strip details the rudely hilarious travails of a young cartoonist and his layabout pals and neurotic girlfriends. Basically, it’s the pottymouthed animal-headed Seinfeld-esque comic strip we’ve all come to love. A smash hit in its native Sweden, presented in English for the first time. Join us Monday through Friday for a new daily strip, with a rolling archive of a week’s worth of strips. “It’s being acclaimed as the funniest Swedish comic of our time, but it’s more than that. Rocky is the long awaited generation novel that no…

“Rocky” by Martin Kellerman – #333

{mosimage} Fritz The Cat meets Jane Austen!?! This mostly autobiographical daily strip details the rudely hilarious travails of a young cartoonist and his layabout pals and neurotic girlfriends. Basically, it’s the pottymouthed animal-headed Seinfeld-esque comic strip we’ve all come to love. A smash hit in its native Sweden, presented in English for the first time. Join us Monday through Friday for a new daily strip, with a rolling archive of a week’s worth of strips. “It’s being acclaimed as the funniest Swedish comic of our time, but it’s more than that. Rocky is the long awaited generation novel that no…

Clowes & Zwigoff Host Ghost World Screening

UCB’s PACIFIC FILM ARCHIVE HOSTS GHOST WORLD SCREENING AND BOOK RELEASE PARTY Join the Pacific Film Archive in celebrating the charmed works of two Bay Area originals: Filmmaker Terry Zwigoff and cartoonist and screenwriter Daniel Clowes. SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2008 at 6:30 p.m. Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive 2625 Durant Avenue #2250 • Berkeley, CA 94720 • (510) 642-1124 Clowes and Zwigoff will host a special screening of the Ghost World film, followed by a Q&A and book signing to celebrate the release of Ghost World: Special Edition. This deluxe new edition of the bestselling graphic novel expands…

David Levine: American Presidents Exhibit in NYC

August 30, 2008, New York, NY – Forum Gallery presents American Presidents & Selected Paintings: 1966 – 2008, including nearly 50 paintings and drawings by David Levine, America's acclaimed observer of humanity and politics. For over four decades Levine has entertained readers of The New York Review of Books with his often-satirical portraiture of public figures. The current exhibition brings together these caricatures and Levine's intimate painted portraits of the diverse characters that populate New York City. The exhibition features a selection of more than 40 political figures from the caricatures the artist has created since he began working for…

Woodring & DiFilippo Present Cosmocopia at Fantagraphics

JIM WOODRING AND PAUL DIFILIPPO PRESENT COSMOCOPIA AT FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKSTORE & GALLERY ON OCTOBER 11, 2008 Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery, in association with Payseur & Schmidt, is pleased to host the debut of Cosmocopia by acclaimed author Paul DiFilippo, illustrated by Jim Woodring. This event, on Saturday, October 11 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM, will feature an exhibition of new work by Woodring and a reading from the book by DiFilippo, followed by a book signing. This exquisite hardbound literary work is limited to 500 copies housed in a handsome box and includes a 513-piece jigsaw puzzle by Woodring —…

Kim Deitch at The Strand on Sept. 18

FANTAGRAPHICS AND THE STRAND BOOKSTORE PRESENT: KIM DEITCH TALKS PICTORAMA AND MORE ON THURSDAY, SEPT. 18 Veteran underground cartoonist Kim Deitch, creator of the acclaimed Fantagraphics collection Shadowland and the Pantheon graphic novels Alias the Cat and Boulevard of Broken Dreams, has recruited his entire cast of siblings to produce a unique, all-new “picto-fiction” pocket book. Alternating between heavily illustrated near-comics stories and outright prose, Deitch’s Pictorama is a testament to the entire Deitch family’s amazing yarn-spinning abilities. Join Deitch at the Strand as he gives a power point presentation telling the story of how Deitch’s Pictorama came about and…

Danny Hellman & Co. at Fantagraphics Sept. 13

NOTORIOUS NEW YORK CARTOONIST DANNY HELLMAN AT FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKSTORE & GALLERY ON SEPTEMBER 13 Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is pleased to welcome storied New York cartoonist and illustrator Danny Hellman on Saturday, September 13 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. Five accomplished local cartoonists who contributed to the new Hellman-edited alternative comics anthology TYPHON will join him at this festive signing. Danny Hellman has been making art for publication since 1988. His illustrations have appeared in TIME, NEWSWEEK, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, FORTUNE, FORBES, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, FHM, GUITAR WORLD, NEW YORK PRESS, and countless others. Ever the clever prankster, “Dirty Danny”…

Daniel Clowes Does Seattle August 29!

BEHIND THE EIGHTBALL – DANIEL CLOWES AT FANATGRAPHICS BOOKSTORE & GALLERY IN SEATTLE ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 29! Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery proudly presents the return of Daniel Clowes on August 29. His appearance marks the premiere of Ghost World: Special Edition. The second in a series of deluxe publications from Fantagraphics Books, this edition of the phenomenal graphic novel includes special features available for the first time. Ghost World first appeared in Clowes’ award-winning Eightball comic book series, and the 2001 feature film, directed by Terry Zwigoff, earned the pair an Academy Award™ nomination for Best Screenplay adaptation. This critically…

Zak Sally tours West Coast in August

ZAK SALLY TOURS WEST COAST W/ BOOKS, GUITARS, ART & NATE DENVER Zak Sally (the cartoonist behind Recidivist, Sammy the Mouse, and the guy behind La Mano books) and Nate Denver (of Nate Denver’s Neck, Total Shutdown, and the amazing Wait, You’re Not A Centaur book/CD) are going to hop in a car together with a couple guitars and boxes of fresh books, then drive like hell up the west coast, stopping only to PLAY SONGS AND SELL BOOKS TO THOSE OF YOU WHO LIVE IN L.A, SAN FRANCISCO, OLYMPIA, PORTLAND, AND SEATTLE. THAT’S RIGHT: Zak will be attending the…