What’s in Store: Magnificent Miniature Paintings by Guy Colwell

Legendary Bay Area cartoonist Guy Colwell was a pivotal figure in the transition from the era of underground comix to contemporary alternative comix. His gritty portrayal of urban culture in Inner City Romance was groundbreaking. He is also one of the few cartoonists of that period to gain recognition in the realm of fine art. The 30 exquisite miniature paintings in this exhibition represent a triumph of technique and content. Meet this amazing artist at a festive reception and book signing on Saturday, March 14 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at Fantagraphics Bookstore. This event coincides with the colorful Georgetown…

What’s in Store: Best Comix of 2019

It’s come the time that Fantagraphics Bookstore curator Larry Reid selects his favorite comix of the year. If this list seems somehow less cohesive than in the past, it’s testament to the creative and cultural diversity in current contemporary comix. That’s a good thing. These wonderful books, and many more amazing new titles that I absentmindedly overlooked here, can be found at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery, located at 1201 S. Vale Street in the heart of Seattle’s historic Georgetown arts community. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM. Phone 206-557-4910. 20. Book of Weirdo. This oral history…

What’s in Store: Krampus Kristmas Party!

Please join us this Saturday, December 14 at Fantagraphics Bookstore on the joyous occasion of our 13th anniversary for a Krampus Kristmas party featuring a diverse group of local and national artists creating contemporary interpretations of the Krampus motif, together with a display of vintage Krampus material provided by Monte Beauchamp of Chicago, our resident expert on the subject of Santa’s evil twin. Participating artists include SHAG, Augie Pagan, Isiah X Bradley, Coin-Op, Marc Palm, Hella Handa, Alex Graham, Art Garcia, Maura Garcia, Tamlin Marx, Rick Klu, Adam M. Chavez, Black Jar Follies, Darren Chase, John Ohannesian, and Michael Scudieri….

What’s in Store: Short Run Marathon, Music, and More!

Hope you can join us at Fantagraphics Bookstore for the 9th annual Short Run Marathon art show and pre-festival party this Friday, November 8 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. The exhibition features original works from an amazing array of emerging and established international artists including Glynnis Fawkes, Marc Bell, Jasjyot Singh Hans, Malaka Gharib, Krusty Wheatfield, Seattle Walk Report, Abraham Díaz, Tommi Parrish, Jamilya Lowe, Mike Centeno, Chloë Perkis, and Rumi Hara. It’s always a festive start to the Short Run and a great opportunity to socialize with Short Run exhibitors. On Sunday, May 10 at 6:00 PM we’ll host…

What’s in Store: Australian artists, Robert Williams, and more!

Glom Press, a craft comics publisher and risograph printer based in Melbourne, Australia, comes to Fantagraphics Bookstore to present their work on Friday, September 27 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. This includes a recent series of graphic novellas by emerging and established Australian artists, a series of prints by the same, as well as the latest releases by Glom Press founders Marc Pearson and Michael Hawkins. Don’t miss a chance to meet these accomplished artists from Down Under. Celebrated painter and underground comix legend Robert Williams appears at Fantagraphics Bookstore on Saturday, October 5 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. We’ll…

What’s in Store: Kathy Acker in Seattle Symposium

The late Kathy Acker’s residencies in Seattle in 1980 and 1989 were brief but important to the development of this influential literary artist. While residing in Seattle’s Belltown arts community she was completing work on her signature novel, Blood and Guts in High School, and beginning to write Great Expectations, which includes passages about her experiences here. She returned in 1989 for a residency sponsored by Seattle’s Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA), which inspired Kathleen Hanna to form Bikini Kill and gave momentum to the Riot Grrrl feminist movement. The Kathy Acker in Seattle Symposium presents a series of exhibitions,…

What’s in Store: Hot Off The Press Book Fair feat. Ulli Lust and Zak Sally

The 5th annual HOT OFF THE PRESS BOOK FAIR at Fantagraphics Bookstore features a stellar line-up of local, national, and international artists including Berlin graphic novelist Ulli Lust, Minneapolis musician and cartoonist Zak Sally, Atlanta’s Joshua Ray Stephens, Peter Hoey of Coin-Op Books, Kelly Froh and co. of Short Run Micropress, Marc Palm, Cold Cube, Max Clotfelter, David Lasky, Hair Flip Comix, Megan Kelso, Woody, Tatiana Gil, Jae Bearhat, Rory Frances, D. W., Fogland Studios, Jason T. Miles, Brandon Lehmann, Patrick Moriarity, Reed Olsen, Tom Van Deusen, and many more.  Festivities run from 5:00 to 9:00 PM on Saturday, July…

What’s in Store: Georgetown Carnival Arts Festival feat. Peter Bagge

Join us at Fantagraphics Bookstore this Saturday, June 8 as we celebrate the Book of Weirdo with Peter Bagge, one time editor of R. Crumb’s influential comix anthology. We’ll display original art and ephemera from the groundbreaking periodical. Bagge will be present to sign copies of this and other recent publications from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. This event coincides with the colorful Georgetown Carnival arts festival featuring interactive art, Harzardfactory’s Power Tool Drag Races, acrobats, games, food, beer, and music, including Northwest garage legends Girl Trouble. Free family fun from noon to 10:00 PM. Exhibition remains on view through July…

What’s in Store: Lowbrow Art and the Birth of Olympia’s Pop Underground

Please join us at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery on Saturday, May 11 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM for the opening of an exhibition of paintings and prints by Augie Pagan. His colorful work responds to comics and pop culture imagery. Pagan, who lives above the bookstore, has contributed to our Jack Davis and Vaughn Bode tribute shows. We’re pleased to present this recent body of work, which remains on view through June 5. This event coincides with the lively Georgetown Art Attack featuring contemporary visual and performing arts presentations through the historic neighborhood. On Friday, May 17 from 7:00 to…