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…

David Lasky and Nick Thorburn at Fantagraphics Bookstore

Join us on Saturday Septemeber 8 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at Fantagraphics Bookstore as Seattle cartoonist David Lasky discusses his forthcoming Georgetown Steamplant graphic novel (in collaboration with writer Mairead Case) and discuss their approach to the project, scheduled for publication in fall of 2019. This is the first graphic novel funded by the City of Seattle’s public art program. Bookstore curator Larry Reid served on the panel that selected Lasky from more that 70 applicants. Lasky will publish a minicomic preview of the project to distribute free while supplies last. Interactive artist Jake Fennell will present “Reality is…

What’s in Store: Days to Remember

For the past decade, we’ve been privileged to share space with our retail partners at Georgetown Records. The shop specializes in vintage vinyl – everything from early punk, power pop, prog, soul, industrial, electronica, garage, psychedelic, rock n roll, and more. This Saturday, April 22 marks the 10th annual Record Store Day, a national celebration of record shops. To commemorate the occasion, Georgetown Records presents live music by two Seattle bands: the blue-eyed soul of Bonneville Power featuring our own Martin Bland on drums, and roots rockers Paper Dolls. The music starts a 4:00 PM, but drop by early to…

What’s in Store: Northwest Exposure

Don’t miss the Northwest Alternative Comics exhibition at Washington State University’s Museum of Art featuring Jim Woodring, Peter Bagge, Ellen Forney, David Lasky, Max Clotfelter, Tom van Deusen, Eroyn Franklin, Taylor Dow, Mita Mahato, and Paul Chadwick, on view through December 17. Fantagraphics Bookstore curator Larry Reid served as a consultant and will speak (very briefly) at the opening reception on Thursday, October 6. Artist talks, workshops, and related activities are planned throughout the run of the show. WSU is conveniently located in the middle of nowhere, on the border between Washington and Idaho south of Spokane. Then tune up…

What’s in Store: An Intruder Tribute

   On July 9, Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery pays tribute to the phenomenal Intruder comix tabloid on the occasion of its final issue. It’s hard to overstate the influence of this publication on the local comix community. Over the course of 20 issues, this resourceful collective of Seattle cartoonists has elevated the careers of a number of artists including editor Marc Palm, Max Clotfelter, Tom van Deusen, Ben Horak, Brittany Kusa, James Stanton, Seth Goodkind, Marie Hausauer, John Ohannesian, Darin Schuler, Brandon Lehmann, David Lasky, Scott Travis, Joe Garber, and Billis Helg, among many others. It has inspired several sister publications…

What’s in Store: Independent Bookstore Day

   This Saturday, April 30 is Independent Bookstore Day, when book lovers everywhere are encouraged to support their local bookstores. In Seattle alone, over 20 stores are offering consumers a rich variety of programming and incentives to make the rounds. Fantagraphics Bookstore is hosting a reception from 1:00 to 3:00 PM for Underground Seattle, a handsome minicomic produced exclusively for the occasion. The book includes stories by some of Seattle’s most accomplished cartoonists including Tom van Deusen, David Lasky, Eroyn Franklin, Peter Bagge, Ellen Forney, Kelly Froh, Robyn Jordan, Max Clotfelter, Laura Knetzger, Joe Garber, Tatiana Gill, Pat Moriarity, Seth…

What’s in Store: Art, Music, Comix and More!

Don’t miss the action this Saturday, April 23 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM with Simon Hanselmann and HTML Flowers. This promises to be a wildly entertaining evening of art, music, and comix action. You might want to arrive a little early. The following Saturday, April 30 is Independent Bookstore Day (like Record Store Day, only for bookstores.) To commemorate the occasion we published a 32-page mincomic, Underground Seattle, featuring stories by a crew of exceptional local artists including Tom van Deusen, David Lasky, Eroyn Franklin, Peter Bagge, Ellen Forney, Kelly Froh, Robyn Jordan, Max Clotfelter, Laura Knetzger, Joe Garber, Pat Moriarity,…

What’s in Store: Record Store Day

One of the truly gratifying developments we’ve experienced over the last decade at Fantagraphics Bookstore is the revival of the record store. Our retail partners at Georgetown Records have held true to their vision of promoting great music and restoring record stores to their previous place as essential cultural institutions. Come celebrate their success on Record Store Day this Saturday, April 16 from 11:30 to 8:00 PM. You’ll find exclusive RSD releases and an amazing array of collectible recordings from legendary Northwest bands, in addition to their diverse selection of vintage vinyl.      If you missed the awesome exhibition…

What’s in Store: Alluring Images of Valentina

   Don’t miss an amazing exhibition of tributes to Valentina, the signature character of late cartoonist Guido Crepax, opening this Saturday at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery. A delightfully diverse group of local, national, and international artists contributed original art in homage to the Italian master. Americans Benjamin Marra, David Lasky, Roberta Gregory, George Pratt, Mark Wheatley, and Peter Kuper, are joined by Javier Olivares, Sandra Hernandez and Pedro Espinosa of Spain, and Argentine artists Mister ED and Santiago Caruso. The art show will be complemented by continuously screening film shorts by Brazilian artist Alex Korolkovas and a special sound installation by Sérgio Rocha…

Fantagraphics Bookstore Celebrates Guido Crepax

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is pleased to present an international multimedia tribute to late Italian cartoonist Guido Crepax. The event features an exhibition of original art by contemporary American cartoonists including David Lasky, Peter Kuper, Benjamin Marra, Roberta Gregory, George Pratt, and Mark Wheatley, Spanish artists Javier Olivares, Sandra Hernandez and Pedro Espinosa, and Argentine artists Mister ED and Santiago Caruso, as well as reproductions from the Complete Crepax Volume 1. The opening on Saturday, April 9 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM includes film shorts by Brazilian artist Alex Korolkovas, a sound installation by Sérgio Rocha of Portugal, a limited…