Fantagraphics at Short Run!

It’s that time of year again: Short Run Comix & Art Festival! Special guests Simon Hanselmann, Léonie Bischoff, and Ron Regé, Jr. will be there selling their incredible art and books, plus we’ll have signings at our table G:40-41 with Léonie, Peter Bagge, Megan Kelso, and Chris Wisnia! Keep scrolling for a full schedule of events, signings, and a list of all the Fanta artists at the show!

Thursday, November 2nd at 7:00 pm: Special Guest Showcase/Short Run Kick-Off! Reading & performance with Leela Corman, Nicole J. Georges, Léonie Bischoff (Anaïs Nin: A Sea of Lies), Arantza Peña Popo and Anand Shenoy at Long Brothers Fine & Rare Books.

Friday, November 3rd at 6:00 pm: Short Run Marathon Art Show and Pre-Fest Reception at the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery! Feat. artwork by Ron Regé, Jr. (Halcyon), Tim Root, Amanda Vähämäki, Anand Shenoy, Caitlin Cass (Suffrage Song: The Haunted History of Gender, Race and Voting Rights in the U.S.) Simon Hanselmann (Werewolf Jones & Sons Deluxe Summer Fun Annual), Arantza Peña Popo, Alex Graham (Dog Biscuits), Caroline Cash, Ivana Filipovich, Kevin Hooyman, Molly Colleen O’Connell, Floyd Tangeman, & M.S Harkness (Time Under Tension). Complimentary refreshments.

Saturday, November 4th at 11:00 am-6:00 pm: Short Run Comix & Arts Festival at Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center!

Signing Schedule for Fantagraphics Table G:40-41:
12:00-1:00 pm: Chris Wisnia (Doris Danger: Giant Monsters Amok)
1:00-3:00 pm: Léonie Bischoff (Anaïs Nin: A Sea of Lies)
3:00-4:00 pm: Peter Bagge (The Complete Hate)

4:00-5:00 pm: Léonie Bischoff (Anaïs Nin: A Sea of Lies)
5:00-6:00 pm: Megan Kelso (Who Will Make the Pancakes: Five Stories)

Fantagraphics Artists at Short Run:
Ron Regé, Jr.: G:38
Simon Hanselmann: G:41
Josh Pettinger: G:42
Alex Graham: G:42
Anders Nilsen: G:39
Caitlin Cass: F:34
Chris Cajera Cilla: L:71
Daria Tessler: O:87
E. Haidle: I:49
Jim Blanchard: D:19
Josh Simmons: H:77
M.S. Harkness: H:46
Patrick Keck: M:77

View a table map here!

The Short Talk
40 min interviews outside with hosts Larry Reid and Colin Blanchette
(in front of Fisher Pavilion under the canopies, seating is limited):

1:00 pm: Interview with Arantza Peña Popo by Handa
2:00 pm: Tribute panel on Michael Dougan with Catherine Hillenbrand, Charles R. Cross, Eric Reynolds, and Peter Bagge
3:00 pm: Interview with Alex Graham & Simon Hanselmann by Colin Blanchette
4:00 pm: Interview with Ron Regé, Jr. by Megan Kelso

Saturday, November 4th at 7:30-10:30 pm: Short Run After-Party at Mini Mart City Park! Get your first look at Bad Influences: Alex Graham & Simon Hanselmann art show before the official opening on November 11th. DJ Wax Witch, photobooth with Melissa Kagerer, cash bar for 21+ (with ID), costumes suggested: characters from Simon Hanselmann & Alex Graham’s comics, prizes awarded!

Sunday, November 5th at 11:00 am: Married To Comics screening at The Beacon Cinema! Carol Tyler & Justin Green documentary, seating is limited, buy tickets in advance. Coffee, muffins, and mimosas will be served.