What’s in Store: Kathy Acker in Seattle Symposium

The late Kathy Acker’s residencies in Seattle in 1980 and 1989 were brief but important to the development of this influential literary artist. While residing in Seattle’s Belltown arts community she was completing work on her signature novel, Blood and Guts in High School, and beginning to write Great Expectations, which includes passages about her experiences here. She returned in 1989 for a residency sponsored by Seattle’s Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA), which inspired Kathleen Hanna to form Bikini Kill and gave momentum to the Riot Grrrl feminist movement. The Kathy Acker in Seattle Symposium presents a series of exhibitions,…

Fantagraphics at SPX 2019!

SPX is turning 25, which means it can finally rent a car at a reasonable price! And Fantagraphics is going to fill that hypothetical rental car full to the brim with amazing guests, debut books, and thrilling programming—and then bring it back to the rental lot 30 minutes early with a full tank. Because we’re responsible that way. So buckle up, and check out what we’ve got planned for this very special SPX quarter-of-a-century celebration! Small Press Expo 2019 Saturday September 14th 11am-7pm // Sunday, September 15th 12pm-6pm Marriott Bethesda North Hotel & Conference Center 5701 Marinelli Road. North Bethesda,…

What’s In Store: Simon Hanselmann and More!

Join us at Fantagraphics Bookstore this Saturday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM as Simon Hanselmann appears to sign copies of his latest graphic novel, Bad Gateway.   Join us at Fantagraphics Bookstore this Saturday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM as Simon Hanselmann appears to sign copies of his latest graphic novel, Bad Gateway.  This informal reception takes place on the eve of the closing of Simon’s spectacular exhibition of the same name at Bellevue Art Museum and serves of a celebration of that accomplishment. The signing coincides with the monthly Georgetown Art Attack featuring an impressive array of local, national,…

Simon Hanselmann // Bad Gateway Tour 2019

Bad Gateway takes the West Coast! August 1st–10th, New York Times bestselling cartoonist Simon Hanselmann will be on tour promoting the latest and greatest in his internationally-acclaimed series. In Bad Gateway, Hanselmann’s signature brand of black humor reaches new depths in this latest installment in the ongoing, drug-addled adventures of Megg, Mogg and Werewolf Jones. With Owl out of the picture, their raucous antics and unsustainable party lifestyle has begun to take a grim psychological toll. As things slide further and further out of control, Megg turns to her past to uncover the roots of her self-destructive habits. Catch Simon…

Ulli Lust on Tour July 2019!

Fans of autobio comics, Euro-comics, and general cartooning excellent rejoice! We are extremely thrilled to have the talented, LA Times Book Prize-winning artist Ulli Lust joining us here on the best coast this month to promote the release of her stunning new graphic memoir, How I Tried to Be a Good Person. The book is a story of sexual exploration, violence, and self-liberation, told with an honesty few cartoonists are capable of. This powerfully vulnerable graphic memoir picks up directly where its predecessor, Today Is The Last Day Of The Rest Of Your Life, left off, following Lust’s life as a young, enthusiastic…

What’s in Store: Hot Off The Press Book Fair feat. Ulli Lust and Zak Sally

The 5th annual HOT OFF THE PRESS BOOK FAIR at Fantagraphics Bookstore features a stellar line-up of local, national, and international artists including Berlin graphic novelist Ulli Lust, Minneapolis musician and cartoonist Zak Sally, Atlanta’s Joshua Ray Stephens, Peter Hoey of Coin-Op Books, Kelly Froh and co. of Short Run Micropress, Marc Palm, Cold Cube, Max Clotfelter, David Lasky, Hair Flip Comix, Megan Kelso, Woody, Tatiana Gil, Jae Bearhat, Rory Frances, D. W., Fogland Studios, Jason T. Miles, Brandon Lehmann, Patrick Moriarity, Reed Olsen, Tom Van Deusen, and many more.  Festivities run from 5:00 to 9:00 PM on Saturday, July…

Fantagraphics at San Diego Comic-Con 2019!

Comic-con is turning 50! That’s right, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of this behemoth of a show, and Fantagraphics will be right in the middle of the action. We’ve got special guests and debuts galore, so be sure to stop by Booth #1721 to see what’s happening! 2019 Special Guests: Ulli Lust – How I Tried to Be a Good Person All the way from Berlin, we’re thrilled to have the immensely talented Ulli Lust (Today is the Last Day of the Rest of Your Life) joining us to celebrate the release of her brand new memoir, How I Tried…

Fantagraphics at ALA Annual 2019!

We love our libraries! And this month we’re doing it up at ALA Annual in Washington DC. If you’re going to be there, come visit us at Booth #1320 for signings, raffles, ARCs, and special giveaways. Intrigued? Read on for all the deets! Signing Schedule: Jaime Hernandez Signing Tonta — Saturday, June 22nd 3-4pm Ezra Claytan Daniels Signing BTTM FDRS — Sunday, June 23rd 10–11am Gina Siciliano Signing I Know What I Am — Sunday, June 23rd 2–3pm Events Schedule: Saturday, June 22nd 8–10am: GNCRT Comics Breakfast with Ezra Claytan Daniels, Marriott North BallroomCome meet Ezra Clayton Daniels (BTTM FDRS)…

School’s Out Sale! 25% Off All-ages Books!

Summer Reading’s almost here, do you know where your kids’ books are? Well fear not, because this week Fantagraphics is knocking 25% off dozens of our bestselling all-ages comics to help you keep those kiddos occupied! So get ready to stock up on Summer Reading for the youngsters (or the young-at-heart) in your life during the Fantagraphics School’s Out Sale! Sale includes a wide variety of our classic Disney comics! Adventure with Mickey Mouse, return to the enchanted world of Snow White, discover the work of Disney Masters from around the world, or collect fan favorites Carl Barks and Don…

What’s in Store: Georgetown Carnival Arts Festival feat. Peter Bagge

Join us at Fantagraphics Bookstore this Saturday, June 8 as we celebrate the Book of Weirdo with Peter Bagge, one time editor of R. Crumb’s influential comix anthology. We’ll display original art and ephemera from the groundbreaking periodical. Bagge will be present to sign copies of this and other recent publications from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. This event coincides with the colorful Georgetown Carnival arts festival featuring interactive art, Harzardfactory’s Power Tool Drag Races, acrobats, games, food, beer, and music, including Northwest garage legends Girl Trouble. Free family fun from noon to 10:00 PM. Exhibition remains on view through July…