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Vashon, WA: Jim Woodring (One Beautiful Spring Day) Art Exhibition + Artist Talk, Vashon Center for the Arts

The gorgeous Vashon Center for the Arts is hosting an exhibition featuring Jim Woodring's amazing art! They'll also be hosting an Artist Talk with Jim--ticketing and other details are as follows: Exhibition: Friday, October 7: Show opens, Meet the Artist reception 5-8pm Sunday, October 30: Exhibition closes. Gallery hours, Wed - Sunday 12-5pm Free to the public. This exhibition is a rare opportunity to see a cross-medium collection of Jim Woodring's work, including original Frank ink pen drawings, Jim's fantasy oil paintings, his large 6' ink pen drawings, prints, books, and gift figures made from his FRANK characters. Jim Woodring is an American cartoonist,...

Princeton, NJ: Steve Brodner (Living and Dying in America: A Daily Chronicle 2020-2022) Book Signing at the Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice

Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice 12 Stockton St, Princeton, NJ

Don't miss Steve Brodner in conversation with BRCSJ Chief Activist Robt Seda-Schreiber at the Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice! They'll be discussing community building, art, and Steve's new book, Living and Dying in America: A Daily Chronicle 2020-2022. About the book: Every day, late at night or early in the morning, from March 26, 2020 to January 1, 2022, the political cartoonist and illustrator Steve Brodner would get to work. In those midnight hours, he would review the day's reportage, sit down at his drawing board, and memorialize a singular person or event that played a role, willingly or...

Brooklyn, NY: Megan Kelso (Who Will Make the Pancakes: Five Stories) in conversation with Austin English (The Comics Journal) at Unnameable Books

Unnameable Books 615 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY

The New York Comics Symposium Presents: Megan Kelso (Who Will Make the Pancakes: Five Stories) and Austin English (The Comics Journal) at Unnameable Books! About the book: Who Will Make the Pancakes collects five deeply social stories by the acclaimed cartoonist Megan Kelso, exploring the connective tissue that binds us together despite our individual, interior experience. These stories, created over the past 15 years — roughly contemporaneously with the author’s own journey as a mother— wrestle with the concept of motherhood and the way the experience informs and impacts concepts of identity, racism, class, love, and even abuse. The book...

Manchester Center, VT: Liniers (Macanudo: Welcome to Elsewhere) Book Signing at Northshire Bookstore

Northshire Bookstore 4869 Main Street, Manchester Center, VT

Don't miss Liniers (Macanudo: Welcome to Elsewhere) at the Northshire Bookstore in Vermont! About the book: In the spirit of Calvin & Hobbes, Mutts, and Krazy Kat, Liniers (Ricardo Siri) uses a shifting cast of children, talking animals, imaginary monsters, sensitive robots, occasional elves, and anthropomorphized objects to perform gags, philosophize, muse on nature, and engage in surreal, artistic flights of fancy. With delicate, calligraphic pen work and understated watercolors, the comic skips lightly from style to style and subject to subject, as Liniers allows his imagination and observational humor free reign. Jokes about domestic life, imagined scenarios of historical...

Chicago, IL: Mathew Klickstein (See You at San Diego) in conversation with Tim Seeley (Spider-Gwen: Gwenverse) at City Lit Books

City Lit Books 2523 N Kedzie Blvd, Chicago, IL

Don't miss Mathew Klickstein (See You at San Diego: An Oral History of Comic-Con, Fandom, and the Triumph of Geek Culture) in conversation with Tim Seeley (Spider-Gwen: Gwenverse) at City Lit Books in Chicago! About the book: See You At San Diego is the comprehensive chronicle of Comic-Con International and modern geekdom itself as told through countless stories by nearly fifty of the most integral members of the Comic-Con and fandom scene. This full-fledged oral history, bursting with intimate reflections, hilarious observations, and at times, heartbreaking, often thought-provoking stories, is about how the geek at last inherited the earth and...

New York, NY: Thomas Woodruff (Francis Rothbart! The Tale of a Fastidious Feral) Book Signing and Launch Party at Vito Schnabel Gallery

Vito Schnabel Gallery 455 West 19th Street, New York, NY

Vito Schnabel Gallery and Fantagraphics will host a book signing and launch party for Francis Rothbart! The Tale of a Fastidious Feral on Friday, October 28 from 6-8pm! Books (including a deluxe edition with an original print by Thomas Woodruff) will be available for sale on a first come, first serve basis. For the event and the following day, October 29th, over 300 drawings and paintings from the project will be on view in the gallery. About the book: Francis Rothbart! follows a feral child who is raised by magpies and other creatures and is repeatedly struck by lightning. Because...

Virtual: Tim Hensley (Detention #2) in conversation with Kayla E. (Precious Rubbish), hosted by Floating World Comics

Virtual

Don't miss the virtual book launch for Detention #2 by Tim Hensley! He'll be joined in conversation by Kayla E. (Precious Rubbish) and hosted by Floating World Comics--tune in to the Fantagraphics Facebook page on November 2nd at 3:00 PM PST/6:00 PM EST to watch the livestream! About the book: Brilliant cartoonist Tim Hensley (Wally Gropius) returns with his first new comic book since the acclaimed “Sir Alfred No. 3” in 2015! This is a gorgeous, oversized one-shot comic magazine (there is no Detention #1 — it's a joke, folks!) strictly limited to 2000 copies and available only through the...

San Francisco, CA: Antoine Maillard (Slash Them All) in conversation with Harry Nordlinger (Vacuum Decay) at Silver Sprocket

Silver Sprocket 1018 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA

Don't miss Antoine Maillard (Slash Them All) in conversation with Harry Nordlinger (Vacuum Decay)--they'll be talking horror, comics, and art at Silver Sprocket! Afterwards there will be a book signing and reception. Don't forget your mask! About Slash Them All: Two high school students are found dead, stoking fears amongst the student body and surrounding community of a serial killer on the loose. Yet summer is approaching, and the future is fraught with uncertainty—if only things could go back to normal for just a while longer. Instead, the heightened police presence prevents Pola from dealing at school while her best...

Seattle, WA: Short Run Marathon Art Show & Pre-Fest Reception at the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery

Shary Flenniken in conversation with Larry Reid from 6:00 - 6:30 PM Exhibition on view through Dec. 8th Featuring artwork by: Claudia Chinyere Akole, Shary Flenniken, Megan Kelso, Gareth Brookes, Natalia Novia, Lale Westvind, Anna Haifisch, Ariel López V., Casanova Frankenstein, James Spooner, T. Edward Bak, Madeleine Jubilee Saito, Julia Wald, Rodger Binyone, Jasper Jubenvill, Krusty Wheatfield & V. Vale Short Run and Fantagraphics Bookstore's long-going collaboration continues with the 10th annual Marathon Art Show. The title references comic artists' tireless commitment to the craft. This show features original work from the festival's special guests, a few stand-out exhibitors, and...

Seattle, WA: Fantagraphics at Short Run Comix & Arts Festival

Fisher Pavilion at the Seattle Center 305 Harrison St, Seattle, WA

Stop by and see us at the annual (and beloved) Short Run Comix & Arts Festival! We'll have tons of books (including our newest releases) and merch at our table F:32-33, plus signings with our Fanta artists! Here's the signing schedule: 12:00-1:00 pm: Mannie Murphy (I Never Promised You a Rose Garden) 1:00-2:00 pm: Megan Kelso (Who Will Make the Pancakes: Five Stories) 2:00-3:00 pm: Casanova Frankenstein (How to Make a Monster: Ugly Memories of Chicago from a South Side Escapee) 3:00-4:00 pm: Alex Graham (Dog Biscuits) 4:00-5:00 pm: Ellen Forney (Rock Steady: Brilliant Advice From My Bipolar Life) 5:00-6:00...