What’s in Store (Comix Are for Lovers Edition)

   As Valentine’s Day approaches, nothing says love like comix. Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is your gateway to romance, filled with exquisite gifts at affordable prices. We suggest the latest installment of Love & Rockets from Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez – always a sensual pleasure. For something more suggestive, check out Lust, featuring lurid personal ads from The Stranger, lovingly illustrated by Ellen Forney.    Those rejecting the contrivance of this Hallmark holiday may find solace in the heartbreaking hilarity of Esther Pearl Watson’s Unlovable series or the charming allure of Jordan Crane’s The Last Lonely Saturday, available in limited…

What’s in Store (Kaz, Crumb, Forney and more!)

  Ellen Forney begins her bestselling graphic memoir Marbles by describing in detail her full back tattoo designed by Kaz, who will appear at Fantagraphics Bookstore on Saturday, February 13. We ran into Ellen at a meeting at the Seattle Art Museum this afternoon, where she informed us she found the perfect eveningwear for the event. Can’t wait to welcome Kaz on his first visit to Seattle and see Ellen’s ink for the first time.

What’s in Store

 Visitors to signings at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery in recent years have doubtless encountered filmmakers Ron Austin and Louise Amandes documenting the proceedings. Join us tonight at Northwest Film Forum for the U. S. premiere of their movie Bezango, WA, which celebrates our region’s lively comix culture. The film features personalities like Peter Bagge, Ellen Forney, Gary Groth, Megan Kelso, Pat Moriarity, Jim Woodring, and many more. The 8:00 PM screening will be preceded by Local Sightings Book Fair at 6:00 PM including Intruder comix collective, Short Run, Fantagraphics Bookstore, Pity Party, Mend My Dress, and Cold Cube Press. NWFF…

Comics Forum: “R. Crumb’s Underground,” March 27, 2008 (audio)

On Thursday, March 27, 2008, at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle, moderator Gary Groth was joined by Peter Bagge, Ellen Forney, and Jim Woodring for a lively discussion about Robert Crumb and a range of related topics. Download the complete audio of this event (24.5 MB MP3) or stream it here: {audio}images/stories/artists/interviews/01%20Comics%20Forum%2003_27_08.mp3{/audio} More photos can be seen on Flickr, in regular and slideshow formats. Related books (click covers for complete product details) {product_snapshot:id=400,true,false,true,left} {product_snapshot:id=173,true,false,true,left} {product_snapshot:id=735,true,false,true,left} {product_snapshot:id=1127,true,false,true,left}