Re/Read: R. Crumb’s Kafka

   Welcome to Re/Read, an occasional column by Fantagraphics Bookstore curator Larry Reid drawing attention to comix that you may have overlooked or are worthy of another read. We’ll begin with a classic by the great Robert Crumb. Kafka is among the most compelling books by R. Crumb. A collaboration with writer David Zane Mairowitz, this book seamlessly weaves Franz Kafka’s complex stories into a biographical narrative of his life in Prague as Europe descended into turmoil at the turn of the twentieth century. Many of Kafka’s stories foreshadowed the unspeakable horrors that would soon befall his fellow Jews at…

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.