Fantagraphics at MoCCA 2016

Moving to it’s new location in Midtown West, MoCCA has long been a staple of comics and cartooning in New York. This year is no exception with fantastic Fantagraphics special guests like groundbreaking cartoonist and animator R.O. Blechman, and a selection of Wimmen’s Comix contributors like Phoebe Gloeckner. Join us April 2-3rd for a fantastic weekend of comics! Special Guests R.O. Blechman An award-winning cartoonist, animator, and author, R.O. Blechman has been producing top tier work since the 1950’s, earning him an Emmy, BAFTA, and a Milton Caniff Lifetime Achievement Award. Best known for his book The Juggler of the Lady, the…

Daniel Clowes presents Patience at Fantagraphics Bookstore

Daniel Clowes is among the most accomplished artists of his generation. Join us at Fantagraphics Bookstore on Saturday, March 12 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM as we celebrate the publication of Patience, perhaps his most ambitious graphic novel to date. Clowes came to prominence with his groundbreaking Eightball comic book series in the 1990s, which was characterized by biting social satire rendered with a singular graphic sensibility. Eightball also included several cinematic long form stories such as Ghost World, which was adapted to film in 2001 featuring Scarlett Johansson and Thora Birch in the lead roles. Clowes received an Academy…

What’s in Store (International Edition)

Join us on Friday, February 26 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery as we host an exhibition of international artists for the debut of Red Eye from Short Run Micropress. This event features a special appearance by Spanish cartoonist Ricardo Cavolo, signing copies of his bestselling book 101 Artists to Listen to Before You Die. Red Eye is best described as a curated chain letter. The publishers reached out to international artists whose work they admired and asked them to choose an artist from their community to contribute artwork to the book. The resulting handcrafted anthology…

Veteran’s Day

This Veteran’s Day we’re celebrating with special events and a sale. Fantagraphics fans in Florida enjoyed a reading from Carol Tyler at the Gainesville Civic Media Center today. Her book Soldier’s Heart is currently on sale for 20% off. These pre-orders also come with a limited edition bookplate, sketched and signed by the author and her veteran father. The Washington Post picked Cartoons for Victory as a top cartoon to read this holiday: “Warren Bernard’s thoughtfully curated collection of World War II cartoons features legendary G.I. artists like Bill Mauldin , fellow giants like Eisner and Kurtzman, and such comic icons as…

Best of the Northwest in November at Fantagraphics Bookstore

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is pleased to present some of Seattle’s most compelling cartoonists throughout the month of November. On Saturday, November 14, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM, Tatiana Gill debuts her latest collection of revealing journal comix Omnibusted: Stories I Told Myself 1999-2009. Her work is characterized by courageously confronting issues of social anxiety and substance abuse in an accessible, often humorous fashion. This self-published book represents her most ambitious work to date. This event coincides with the entertaining Georgetown Art Attack featuring exciting visual and performing arts presentations throughout the historic neighborhood.     The following day, Sunday,…

Fantagraphics at Short Run 2015

Ghosties and Ghoulies! The best holiday of the year is getting a comix takeover when Short Run comes to the Fischer Pavilion at the Seattle Center on the treasured All Hallow’s Eve. Special guest, Jim Woodring designed this year’s poster of a nightmarish hell-scape. These limited babies are available for purchase only to those who are brave enough to wander the haunted halls of the Seattle Center and find what comix and spirits may be lurking.            

Valentina Exhibit in Valencia, Spain

An international contingent of the world’s best cartoonists have been invited to pay homage to Guido Crepax’s iconic character Valentina in an upcoming exhibition. The list of artists include Fantagraphics faves like Gilbert Hernandez, Richard Sala, Noah Van Sciver and many more! The Complete Crepax is available for pre-order now. Learn more about the exhibit here.

What’s in Store

 Visitors to signings at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery in recent years have doubtless encountered filmmakers Ron Austin and Louise Amandes documenting the proceedings. Join us tonight at Northwest Film Forum for the U. S. premiere of their movie Bezango, WA, which celebrates our region’s lively comix culture. The film features personalities like Peter Bagge, Ellen Forney, Gary Groth, Megan Kelso, Pat Moriarity, Jim Woodring, and many more. The 8:00 PM screening will be preceded by Local Sightings Book Fair at 6:00 PM including Intruder comix collective, Short Run, Fantagraphics Bookstore, Pity Party, Mend My Dress, and Cold Cube Press. NWFF…

Fantagraphics at SPX 2015

THE premiere small press show is almost upon us! SPX 2015 in Bethesda, MD will be THE place to be come September 19th-20th. Fantagraphics will be there with all the books, guests, and smiling faces you could ever want. Don’t miss the chance to party with us by checking out all the details here:                    

New Book Wednesday: The Octopus Rises & Fante Bukowski

   The Octopus Rises by Ryan Boudinot Man, I had so many stab wounds, it was crazy. There I was at the conference center, and I hadn’t even adequately prepared my presentation. And so begins “Bleeding Man and Wounded Deer,” one of the stories in this collection of literary short fiction from the pen of acclaimed Seattle novelist Ryan Boudinot. Bouncing among experimental fiction, absurdist farce, paranoid futurism, and stinging satirical and stinging satire, Boudinot’s comic, inventive prose lays bare the hopes and anxieties of our age. From a heartbreaking and pitch-perfect account of the end of Bert and Ernie’s relationship,…