Fantagraphics at Short Run 2015

sr_poster_woodring2015-649x1024Ghosties 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.







Debut Books

FRANK-in-3rd-Dimension-coverFrank in the 3rd Dimension – Jim Woodring

This is your chance to see Frank as you’ve never seen him before. Not the stark black-and-white Frank. Not even the glorious fully-painted Frank. No, this is Frank in the third dimension: about as real as you can get him outside of an Ionescoian theatrical performance (which could be next — watch your local theatre listings). Frank and Frank’s world are already hallucinatory, but seeing him in the most technologically advanced and artistically crafted 3-D ever produced is an experience that has to be savored to be believed.

Special Guests & Exhibitors



Special guest Jim Woodring will be sitting right next to our table, ready to sign copies of your books, poster, tote bag, body part, etc etc






Creepy comic extraordinaire, Charles Forsman, is also a special guest. He will be at table I:48, but will be making an appearance at Fantagraphics from 1-2 pm!




Photo on 10-22-15 at 12.34 PM #2


Tailor made for any fan of Charles Addams or Edward Gorey, Ben Catmull will be at the Fantagraphics booth from Noon-1 pm signing copies of the gorgeous Ghosts and Ruins.





Creator of the beloved Castle Waiting series, Linda Medley will be tabling at K:59 all day. Beautiful books and art for sale!







Chilling thrills await those who dare stop by the table of Josh Simmons I:49. Pick up the second printing of Black River, a nightmarish copy of The Fury Trap, or any manner of terrifying, but gorgeous, prints.





Special Events

A handful of events leading up to, and following, Short Run make this week one of the most looked forward to in the Seattle comic scene. There’s something for everyone

Wednesday, October 28th – 6:30 PM








Short Run Presents: Artist Talk with Charles Forsman and Melissa Mendes

An artist talk by our East Coast special guests Charles and Melissa. Each will talk about their work and influences, self-publishing, pushing through mental troubles, printing comics on the cheap, and organizing Oily Comics publishing company and subscription service. This talk will be very informative for artists and readers alike! FREE.


Capitol Hill Branch Library
425 Harvard Ave E
Seattle, WA

Friday, October 30th – 6:00 PM


 Short Run Presents: Marathon III Art Show & Reception

Marathon III: A Short Run Art Show & Pre-Festival Reception featuring original artwork by Jim Woodring, Bruce Bickford, Charles Forsman, Melissa Mendes, and Dash Grant winner Krish Raghav. Sam Alden will also be in attendance to sign copies of new graphic novel, “New Construction”, published by Uncivilized Books, and present a short slideshow.
Music by Lisa Prank!
Artwork on display through December 9th, 2015


Fantagraphics Bookstore and Gallery
1201 S Vale St.
Seattle, WA

Saturday, October 31st – 7:30 PM



Short Run Halloween After Party!

Come party with us after the festival concludes! Costumes are highly encouraged and prepare to dance along with indie rock storytellers Your Heart Breaks and punk quartet Mommy Long Legs! The photo booth will feature a troupe of bizarre papier-mâché monsters by Good Neighbor Gallery. Tasty Vibes food truck will be out front to satiate your munchies with their amazing burgers and sandwiches. We’ll have a silent auction that showcases screaming deals on original art, prints, local artisanal treats, yoga sessions, hair-doing, and hotel stays! $5 at the door. 21+

Hilliards Beer
1550 NW 49th St
Seattle, WA




Don’t miss all the special spooky offerings from Fantagraphics and other vendors at this years Halloween show. (I’m 95% sure you’ll get as much candy as you will comics)

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