What’s in Store: Lowbrow Art and the Birth of Olympia’s Pop Underground

Please join us at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery on Saturday, May 11 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM for the opening of an exhibition of paintings and prints by Augie Pagan. His colorful work responds to comics and pop culture imagery. Pagan, who lives above the bookstore, has contributed to our Jack Davis and Vaughn Bode tribute shows. We’re pleased to present this recent body of work, which remains on view through June 5. This event coincides with the lively Georgetown Art Attack featuring contemporary visual and performing arts presentations through the historic neighborhood. On Friday, May 17 from 7:00 to…

BTTM FDRS on Tour!

Dream team comics creators Ezra Claytan Daniels (Upgrade Soul) and Ben Passmore (DAYGLOAYHOLE, Your Black Friend) are hitting the road to promote their latest creation, BTTM FDRS. This original graphic novel blends humor, horror, satire, and science fiction in an afrofuturist tour-de-force. Signing events on this tour will have a limited number of exclusive pre-publication advance copies of the book available for sale. If you’re within striking distance of one of these cities, don’t pass it up! MAY/JUNE 2019 TOUR DATES: May 11/12 – Toronto – TCAF 2019  Book Debut! May 13 – Boston – More Than Words Warehouse Bookstore…

Fantagraphics goes to TCAF 2019!

It’s that time again, when we pay a visit to our neighbors to the north for this year’s Toronto Comic Arts Festival! So very excited for this year’s show, which includes several very exciting special guests, promising panels, and mouth-watering debut books! It’s all happening at Booth #150 on the first floor! Read on for details! THE BASICS: The Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2019 — Free to Attend!Main Exhibition: Saturday May 11 and Sunday May 12Primary Venue: Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto Festival Website Big news! In an attempt to streamline our sale process at the show, we…

What’s in Store: Record Store Day & Independent Bookstore Day

Record Store Day is Saturday, April 13. Georgetown Records will be recording and lathe-cutting vinyl records on site! We’ll have a guitar on hand, so time permitting, you can make your own record and take it with you. Visiting artist Leela Corman has kindly consented to grace us with a song. Plus complimentary beverages, Charles Glaubitz exhibition and signing, Starseeds hot sauce tasting, and the Georgetown Art Attack! This Saturday, 6:00 to 9:00 PM. Free! Celebrate brick and mortar booksellers on Seattle Independent Bookstore Day, Saturday, April 27. Fantagraphics Bookstore will be open from 11:00 to 8:00 PM and from 1:00…

Fantagraphics at MOCCA Arts Festival 2019!

Come one, come all to the Society of Illustrators annual MOCCA Arts Festival, Fantagraphics Table D151! But, before you even get to the show, plan to spend the evening of Friday the 5th with us at Desert Island Comics in Brooklyn for an International Cartoonist Spotlight event featuring MOCCA Special Guests Florent Ruppert (France) and Aisha Franz (Germany)! Now, on to our very exciting roster of artists who will be signing at our table over the course of the weekend! Saturday, April 6th: 12pm-1pm: Kim Deitch & Joe Ciardiello 1pm-2pm: Charles Glaubitz & Gary Panter  2pm-3pm: Julian Glander & M….

What’s in Store: Charles Glaubitz with special guest Leela Corman

Please join us at Fantagraphics Bookstore on Saturday, April 13 for an exhibition of watercolors and drawings by Mexican multimedia artist Charles Glaubitz as he launches the second volume of his metaphysical graphic novel Starseeds. Also appearing is award-winning cartoonist and illustrator Leela Corman, co-founder of Sequential Artists Workshop in Gainesville, Florida. Glaubitz’s Starseeds emerged from a series of narrative paintings on modern mythology. His subsequent graphic novel is informed by sources such as Joseph Campbell, Jack Kirby, Robert Anton Wilson, and the Mayan Aztec Codex – a fascinating and fluid meditation on the human condition. Glaubitz will exhibit recent…

Daniel Clowes & Ed Piskor Studio Editions

Coming October 2019, Fantagraphics Books is excited to announce the release of two stunning additions to our Studio Edition series: Daniel Clowes: The Fantagraphics Studio Edition and Ed Piskor: The Fantagraphics Studio Edition. The Fantagraphics Studio Edition series illuminates the compelling, painstaking process by which great comics are created. Each deluxe, oversized volume collects over 100 pages of high resolution, un-retouched original art scans, capturing subtle nuances of the artist’s skillful brush strokes and pen lines. These full-size reproductions retain original pencil marks, corrections, and marginalia—fascinating imperfections that provide insights into the creative process of these master cartoonists. This is truly the closest most…

What’s in Store: Patrick Moriarity and special guest Dame Darcy

Join us on Saturday, March 9 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at Fantagraphics Bookstore for an exhibition of drawings, prints, and paintings from Patrick Moriarity’s spectacular new 3D anthology Deep Artwork, together with special guest Dame Darcy reading from her recent memoir Hi Jax & Hi Jinx. Moriarity relocated to Seattle from Minneapolis in 1991 to work as an art director at Fantagraphics Books. His popular series from that era, Big Mouth, illustrated stories by luminaries like Henry Rollins, Charles Bukowski, Harvey Pekar, R. Crumb, Dame Darcy and many more.  His latest project, Deep Artwork, adapts his cartoon imagery into…

Jaime Hernandez on Tour!

We’re hugely excited to announce that master cartoonist Jaime Hernandez will be on tour this March for his newest Love and Rockets book, Is This How You See Me? The new book picks up where his previous collection, The Love Bunglers left off, with Maggie and Hopey flashing backward and forward in time to reveal how the passage of time has molded these young LA punks into complex, middle-aged women. Tour Schedule: March 6th: Indiana University , Bloomington, INMarch 8th: Stand Bookstore, New York, NYMarch 9th: Politics and Prose, Washington, DCMarch 10th: The Beguiling Books & Art, Toronto, ONMarch 11th:…

The Fantabucks Sale Returns!

ATTENTION: We’ve made some important changes to how Fantabucks can be used. Even if you’ve purchased Fantabucks before, please take some time to read the description below to make sure you understand the changes we’ve made this year: Our annual 2-for-1 sale is back! Buy a $50 Fantabuck coupon, and you’ll receive two unique $50 gift certificate codes, worth a total of $100, to be used on any full-price merchandise at Fantagraphics.com. When you purchase a Fantabuck, your two personalized coupon codes will be included in your email invoice. Fantabucks can not be used to purchase discounted merchandise during future…