What’s in Store: Best Comix of 2019

It’s come the time that Fantagraphics Bookstore curator Larry Reid selects his favorite comix of the year. If this list seems somehow less cohesive than in the past, it’s testament to the creative and cultural diversity in current contemporary comix. That’s a good thing. These wonderful books, and many more amazing new titles that I absentmindedly overlooked here, can be found at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery, located at 1201 S. Vale Street in the heart of Seattle’s historic Georgetown arts community. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM. Phone 206-557-4910. 20. Book of Weirdo. This oral history…

What’s in Store: Krampus Kristmas Party!

Please join us this Saturday, December 14 at Fantagraphics Bookstore on the joyous occasion of our 13th anniversary for a Krampus Kristmas party featuring a diverse group of local and national artists creating contemporary interpretations of the Krampus motif, together with a display of vintage Krampus material provided by Monte Beauchamp of Chicago, our resident expert on the subject of Santa’s evil twin. Participating artists include SHAG, Augie Pagan, Isiah X Bradley, Coin-Op, Marc Palm, Hella Handa, Alex Graham, Art Garcia, Maura Garcia, Tamlin Marx, Rick Klu, Adam M. Chavez, Black Jar Follies, Darren Chase, John Ohannesian, and Michael Scudieri….

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….

Hot Off the Press Book Fair feat. Jim Woodring & Lilli Loge

Fantagraphics Bookstore hosts the 4th annual Hot Off the Press Book Fair with special guests Jim Woodring and Berlin cartoonist Lilli Loge on Saturday, July 14 from 5:00 to 9:00 PM. Small press exhibitors include Czap Books, Paper Press Punch, Kilgore Books, FU Press, Short Run Micropress, Fogland Studios, Cold Cube and others with appearances by local artists Simon Hanselmann, DW, Marc Palm, Tom Van Deusen, Max Clotfelter, Rhodora Jacob, Sarah Romano Diehl, Kelly Froh, Alex Graham, Brandon Lehmann, Laura Knetzger, Hella Handa, and many more.   Jim Woodring’s latest book, Poochytown, will debut at the fair, the latest and…