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

Vashon Center for the Arts 19600 Vashon Hwy SW, Vashon, WA

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,...

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...

Ojai, CA: Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez (Love and Rockets) Book Signing at Bart’s Books

Bart's Books 302 W Matilija St, Ojai, CA

Don't miss a book signing with the legendary Hernandez brothers--Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez will be signing copies of their books and comics at Bart's Books on November 5th! About Love and Rockets: In 1982, Fantagraphics Books published the first issue of Love and Rockets by the Hernandez brothers (Gilbert, Jaime, and Mario), and the series has since gone on to become the publisher’s flagship title, a monumental work of graphic fiction. Collected under the umbrella of L&R, the series is comprised of two separate ongoing stories: Gilbert chronicles the colorful inhabitants of the fictional Latin American town of Palomar, while Jaime...

Seattle, WA: Megan Kelso (Who Will Make the Pancakes: Five Stories) in conversation with Phyllis Fletcher (NYT, NPR) at Seattle Public Library

Seattle Public Library 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle, WA

Don't miss Megan Kelso's event at the Seattle Public Library! She'll discuss her new book, Who Will Make the Pancakes: Five Stories, with Phyllis Fletcher (NPR, NYT) and then sign copies. 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,...

Portland, OR: Antoine Maillard (Slash Them All) Book Signing at Floating World Comics

Floating World Comics 1223 Lloyd Center, Portland, OR

Don't miss a book signing and reception with Antoine Maillard for his new book, Slash Them All! About the book: 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 friend, the typically discreet Daniel, resists increasingly morbid impulses. News crews speculate about the Bloody Batter, triggering PTSD and fueling paranoia....

Los Angeles, CA: Simon Hanselmann (Below Ambition) and Anna Haifisch (Schappi) at Skylight Books

Skylight Books 1818 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Don't miss the book launch for Simon Hanselmann's newest collection, Below Ambition--he'll be joined by Anna Haifisch, whose newest book, Schappi, "radiates a satisfying complexity" (TCJ.com)! There will be live music by Simon, a reading by Anna, and a Q&A session and book signing with both artists! About Below Ambition: Following Simon Hanselmann's 2021 smash hit graphic novel Crisis Zone — which captured the zeitgeist of life under Covid and the New York Times Book Review called "the first great work of pandemic fiction" — things settle down, and Megg the Witch and Werewolf Jones get the band back together. Megg...