Our friend Marc Maron is in the news this week after his provocative WTF podcast with Barack Obama. (Note the copy of Zap #1 on the bulletin board above the President’s head.) Check out Maron’s equally entertaining interview with Peter Bagge conducted at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery for an early WTF podcast in 2010. It’s nice to see subversive artists advancing America’s agenda.
If you arrived at Fantagraphics Bookstore moments after Daniel Clowes was seated for his signing in April, you missed your chance to pick up an advance copy of The Complete Eightball. All 30 copies of the handsome slipcase volume were snatched up within minutes. We finally have them back in stock. Relive your misspent youth, or discover the appeal of these deranged comix if you were too young to fully appreciate them when first released. We still have a sizable selection of original Eightball comic books as well as collections from the series like Ghost World, Caricature, and Like a…
Join us this Saturday, June 13 at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery for a festive celebration of contemporary comix, music, art, and more. Two exceptional cartoonists, Koren Shadmi and Greg Stump, will present new works from 5:00 to 8:00 PM in a fitting finale to the Georgetown Carnival arts fair.
One of the many attractions at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is the abundance of vintage publications in stock. We recently came upon a cache of classic comix by Peter Bagge, Charles Bukowski, Daniel Clowes, Al Columbia, Robert Crumb, Joe Sacco, and other modern masters. You never know what treasures you’ll discover. Come see.
Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is pleased to welcome two exceptional cartoonists on Saturday, June 13 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM. Brooklyn-based artist Koren Shadmi will join Seattle cartoonist and educator Greg Stump presenting new works. This event coincides with the 10th annual Georgetown Carnival featuring art, music and more throughout the historic arts community.
This edition of What’s in Store focuses on Who’s in Store, a brief look at the culture mavens staffing Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery. On Sundays from 11:30 to 5:00 PM, and during most special events, we have the lovely and talented Janice Headley behind the counter. Janice specializes in contemporary comix, independent music, and esoteric popular culture. When she’s not at the store, Janice supervises social media for listener powered KEXP FM. (You’ll often hear her lilting voice on station promotional spots.) Her commitment to comix is demonstrated by her role as co-organizer of the phenomenally successful Short Run Comix…
Welcome to “What’s in Store,” the first of a weekly column highlighting comix, artists, and activities at the fabulous Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery in Seattle. And we do have a lot in store this summer. Make your vacation plans now.