Fantagraphics Bookstore Best of 2020

Time for a belated list of 2020 favorites from Fantagraphics Bookstore curator Larry Reid. This was a tumultuous year and the independent comix community was hit particularly hard. New titles were delayed and some were simply overlooked. In the struggle to keep the bookstore viable, I missed a lot of new titles completely. As a result, this list is far from comprehensive. Still, some stellar work appeared despite the dire circumstances. Below, in no particular order, is a baker’s dozen of the books that most appealed to me Daniel Clowes: Original Art. The latest in Fantagraphics’ series of deluxe studio…

What’s in Store: Georgetown Carnival feat. Jini Dellaccio!

  The 13th annual Georgetown Carnival arts festival on Saturday, June 9 offers a spectacular array of attractions in Seattle’s historic Airport Way S business corridor, featuring an exhibition by legendary photographer Jini Dellaccio at Fantgraphics Bookstore of music icons of the sixties, including vintage prints created in the late artist’s darkroom. Dellaccio documented Northwest proto-punk garage acts like the Sonics, Wailers, Paul Revere and the Raiders, and Buffalo Springfield, as well as touring bands like the Rolling Stones, the Who, Mitch Ryder, Yardbirds, among many others. Carnival highlights include Hardzardfactory’s Power Tool Drag Races featuring creative contraptions racing side-by-side from…