What’s in Store: Australian Artist Michael Fikaris and More!

Join us at Fantagraphics Bookstore on Saturday, February 23 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM for an informal reception and book signing with interdisciplinary Melbourne artist Michael Fikaris. From spearheading Australia’s fledgling alternative comics movement in the early 2000’s with Silent Army, Fikaris also works with various collaborative groups locally and abroad. As an illustrator and arts editor with a love for collaborating, he has edited and published almost 20 artist anthologies and coordinated over 200 artists in exhibitions through a number of artist run initiatives and institutions. Since 2013, Fikaris has held residencies in communities abroad as an artist and arts editor,…

Remembering Ted Stearn

Today we mourn the loss of Ted Stearn, a beloved member of the Fantagraphics family. Ted’s unique sense of humor and biting wit will never be forgotten. An accomplished cartoonist, animator, and artist, he brought laughter to all who knew him either personally or through his art. A note from our Associate Publisher, Eric Reynolds: “In addition to working with him for over 20 years, my wife and I considered Ted a genuine friend. He was wonderfully prickly, often morose, but always in a way that was laden with a whipsmart, deadpan sense of humor. I loved talking comics and…

What’s in Store: Jack Kamen’s Lasting Legacy

Jack Kamen’s classic stories in EC comics like Tales From the Crypt, Weird Science, Haunt of Fear, Modern Love, and Weird Fantasy left a lasting impression on midcentury American youth. They sold in the millions, but were vilified by child psychologists, preachers and politicians, who claimed these comic books were the cause of juvenile delinquency, leading to their ultimate demise. Kamen’s legacy has been preserved in the EC Artists’ Library from Fantagraphics Books with four collections: Zero Hour, Forty Whacks, Daddy Lost His Head, and Martian Monster. An exhibition of Kamen’s comics hosted by series editor J. Michael Catron opens…

What’s in Store: Art, Music and More!

Join us at Fantagraphics Bookstore this Saturday, January 12, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM to celebrate the publication of Tom Van Deusen’s new comix collection Expelling My Truth. This party includes an exhibition of original art from the book with readings by Simon Hanselmann, Max Clotfelter, and Van Deusen, along with the ever-popular complimentary refreshments. This event coincides with the monthly Georgetown Art Attack featuring colorful visual and performing arts presentations throughout the historic art community. On Saturday, January 26 at 8:00 PM, Fantagraphics Bookstore and Georgetown Records, in association with Goethe Institut Seattle, present an experimental music performance by…

Holiday Hangover Sale: 25% Off Sitewide!

Beat back the post-holiday blues with the Fantagraphics Holiday Hangover Sale, starting January 7th and running through January 9th. We’re taking 25% off just about everything at Fantagraphics.com, including everything from classic comics collections to brand new releases. So take that extra cash you got from returning all those well-intentioned gifts you got this year and turn it into something you actually want, new comics! All order fulfillment subject to availability. Due to increased order volume please allow an additional 5 business days for shipping. Cannot be combined with other promotions including 20/20 membership (although 20/20-ers will still receive free…

What’s in Store: A Very Good Year!

It’s come that time when Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery curator Larry Reid chooses his favorite comix of the year. I customarily select about a dozen outstanding titles. This being a banner year for contemporary comix, I’ll be more expansive this time, listing my top twenty. This exercise is subjective by nature. I try to avoid the term “best,” preferring instead to name the books that most appealed to me.  20. Doukhobor Comics by Rose Driver. What’s not to like about an eccentric anarchist/nudist/arsonist religious cult that, with the help of Leo Tolstoy, made their way from Russia to the Pacific…

Fantagraphics Best of 2018 Lists

  ‘Tis the season—for every major media outlet to blast their opinions on this year’s best comics offerings. At Fantagraphics we are enormously proud of all the books we publish, and the artists who make them, so we decided to compile all of their year-end accolades into one handy list for you to browse. While we’re tooting our own horn, we might as well mention that any of these titles would make a fantastic gift for the discerning comics fan in your life. Just sayin’. Check back, we’ll be updating as more lists go up! The Lie and How We…

What’s in Store: 12th Anniversary Gala feat. Jeremy Eaton

   Celebrate the 12th anniversary of Fantagraphics Bookstore on Saturday, December 8, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM with an exhibition by Jeremy Eaton, HOW NOT TO DRAW COMICS, featuring musical entertainment from Fantagraphics friends and staff – Bounty of the Wayside (Nancy Clarke, Kyle Hanson, and Eaton) with The War of Northern Aggression (Keeli McCarthy and Donna Brown.) Cool art, live music, complimentary refreshments, and holiday cheer galore! Eaton’s comix work, published by Fantagraphics Books in the 90s, was an important contribution to the alternative comix movement of that period. He has since turned his attention to painting, examining the…

What’s in Store: Best American Comics Party

Drop by Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery this Saturday, November 24 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM to celebrate the publication of Best American Comics 2018 with local contributors Simon Hanselmann, D J Bryant, Alex Graham, and our own Max Clotfelter (on the occasion of his 40th birthday). The event includes a rare DJ set by former Fantagraphics staffer and U-Men guitarist Tom Price commemorating the release of Sub Pop’s seasonal U-Men/Green River split single with sleeve art by Peter Bagge.  Complimentary refreshments and birthday cake!    This event coincides with Small Business Saturday. Wherever you are, please patronize local artists and independent enterprises….

Enjoy 40% Off during the 2018 Cyber Monday Sale!

Faster than you can polish off your Thanksgiving leftovers, we’re going to make all of your holiday shopping woes disappear with the Fantagraphics Cyber Monday Sale. For one day only, we’re carving a whopping 40% off just about everything at Fantagraphics.com, including everything from brand new releases to all our classic collections! This is our biggest sale of the year, so if there’s anything you’ve been waiting to pick up, now is the time! There’s no code needed, just be sure to visit Fantagraphics.com before midnight Pacific on Monday, November 26th. Need some gift-guidance to help you maximize your sale…