What’s in Store: Georgetown Carnival feat. Jini Dellaccio!

  The 13th annual Georgetown Carnival arts festival on Saturday, June 9 offers a spectacular array of attractions in Seattle’s historic Airport Way S business corridor, featuring an exhibition by legendary photographer Jini Dellaccio at Fantgraphics Bookstore of music icons of the sixties, including vintage prints created in the late artist’s darkroom. Dellaccio documented Northwest proto-punk garage acts like the Sonics, Wailers, Paul Revere and the Raiders, and Buffalo Springfield, as well as touring bands like the Rolling Stones, the Who, Mitch Ryder, Yardbirds, among many others. Carnival highlights include Hardzardfactory’s Power Tool Drag Races featuring creative contraptions racing side-by-side from…

Fantagraphics at CAKE 2018

Next weekend, June 2nd and 3rd, Fantagraphics will head to the Windy City for the 2018 Chicago Alternative Comics Expo. Read on for special guests, debut books, and some very exciting programming. Fantagraphics Tables #317-#318 Special Guests: Nicole Hollander — Table #314 Nicole Hollander is best known for her syndicated comic strip, Sylvia. Her work has been archived in the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library at Ohio State University, alongside Roz Chast’s, Bill Watterson’s, and other greats. She has published fifteen books and blogs at badgirlchats.com. She’ll be debuting her new graphic memoir, We Ate Wonder Bread, a chronicle of her childhood…

Books Not Bombs: Fantagraphics Post-Memorial Day Sale

Hey, Folks! As you’re recovering from your Memorial Day hijinks, why not do some early summer shopping for a good cause? On Tuesday, May 29th, we’ll be running a flash sale/fundraiser—You’ll get 15% off just about everything at Fantagraphics.com, and we’ll donate 10% of the day’s sales to the (2017 Nobel Peace Prize-winning) International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. You can read more about their work here. Stock up on summer reading and help save us all from fiery doom! Shop the sale at Fantagraphics.com All titles subject to availability. Sale does not apply to pre-orders, subscriptions, or new 20/20…

What’s in Store: Ben Horak’s Daydreamin’ Dave release party!

Join us at Fantgraphics Bookstore on Saturday, May 26 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM as we celebrate the publication of Daydreamin’ Dave by Ben Horak with a book signing, urban barbecue, and complementary refreshments. Dave is a mild-mannered, imaginative, anthropomorphic, joke-spewing day dreamer. Dave is constantly breaking the fourth wall to speak directly to the delighted audience, ending every quip with a friendly wink. This is Dave’s world, we just live in it. But what happens when Dave is suddenly gone? How can the story continue? Who will entertain the audience? As the comic itself begins to break down and…

Fantagraphics at TCAF 2018!

Come one, come all to the 2018 Toronto Comic Arts Festival in beautiful Toronto, Ontario! Fantagraphics will be at the Toronto Public Library on May 12th and 13th to bring you new releases and an exciting lineup of special guests. Keep reading for the who, what, where, when of this year’s Festival. Fantagraphics will be posted up at tables #148–#150 and we are very stoked to announce the artists who will be signing with us over the course of the weekend. Fanta-published featured guests this year include Inio Asano (Nijigahara Holograph), Ho Che Anderson (Godhead), Jaime Hernandez (Love and Rockets),…

Celebrate Free Comic Book Day with Ellen Forney and Simon Hanselmann

  Celebrate Free Comic Book Day at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery as Ellen Forney presents her latest project, Rock Steady: Brilliant Advice From My Bipolar Life, with an exhibition and book signing this Saturday, May 5 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Her appearance will be preceded by Simon Hanselmann signing copies of Fantagraphics’ free sampler, World’s Greatest Cartoonists, from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. Rock Steady is a sequel to Forney’s widely acclaimed graphic memoir Marbles, which addressed the artist’s experience with bipolar disorder. Her highly anticipated companion volume turns the focus outward, offering a self-help guide of tips, tricks, and tools by…

The Fantagraphics 4/20 Sale 2018!

Come one, come all, and enjoy super low prices for super high people during this year’s Fantagraphics 4/20 Sale! Now through Tuesday, April 24th, we’re giving you a smokin’ 20% off of some of our favorite stoner comedies, trippy art books, underground comix, and more! Plus follow us on Twitter and retweet our official sale post between now and midnight 4/24 for the chance to win a copy of Simon Hanselmann’s newest masterpiece, One More Year, signed by the cartoonist! Check out the Fanta staff recommendations below, then head over to  Fantagraphics.com/420sale to start shopping! Staff Recommendations: RJ: Starseeds by Charles Glabitz Here’s some science fiction (or…

RE/Read: I Am Not Okay With This by Charles Forsman

   RE/Read is an occasional column by Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery curator Larry Reid examining books you may have missed or merit more attention. This time we’ll look at I Am Not Okay With This by Charles Forsman. Almost lost in the sensational response to the Netflix adaptation of Forsman’s The End of the Fucking World is the equally compelling graphic novel I Am Not Okay With This. This book explores similar themes of alienation and anxiety among tormented suburban teens. Employing a diary as a narrative device, Forsman follows his female protagonist as she navigates the familiar perils of…

What’s in Store: Record Store Day with Sky Cries Mary

Celebrate Record Store Day this Saturday, April 21 as Georgetown Records and Fantagraphics Bookstore host a live concert by Sky Cries Mary. This group features musicians that were pivotal to the “Seattle Sound” of the 1990s, including our good friend Jack Endino, widely considered the architect of grunge. DJ Jody McKane spins platters from 1:00 to 3:00, Jo Smitty from 3:00 to 6:00, with the band at 7:00 PM. Record stores continue to play an important role in the social fabric of American culture. Like many creative retail enterprises, their very existence is imperiled by our increasingly on-line economy. (Sadly, comix…

What’s in Store: Flayed Corpse with Josh Simmons and Friends

Please join us in welcoming Josh Simmons back to Fantagraphics Bookstore on Saturday, April 14 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM for a book signing and exhibition of original art from his new short story collection Flayed Corpse. The show includes work by Simmons and contributors Eric Reynolds, Eroyn Franklin, James Romberger, Tom Van Deusen, Ben Horak, Pat Moriarity, and Tara Booth, among others. Many exhibiting artists will be present. The exhibition remains on view through April 3, 2018. Combining black humor, social satire, and surreal terror, Flayed Corpse collects more than two dozen of Josh Simmons’ signature horror stories. Together…