Zak Sally, David B. and Daniel Clowes in Seattle this August!

AUGUST GETS HOT AT FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKSTORE & GALLERY WITH ZAK SALLY, DAVID B., AND DANIEL CLOWES! Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery welcomes three compelling cartoonists in August with appearances by artist/musician Zak Sally on August 2, French cartoonist David B. on August 15, and the incomparable Daniel Clowes on August 29. These talented artists further enhance the growing perception of Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery as one of our region’s most colorful and diverse cultural assets. Zak Sally, a notorious Minneapolis-based musician and cartoonist will perform music and sign books on Saturday, August 2 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM. A veteran of…

Fantagraphics Bookstore: “Now Serving Cheesecake”

THE CLASSIC ART OF CARTOON PIN-UP OPENS SATURDAY, JUNE 28 The post-war era in America gave rise to a remarkable number of amazing cartoonists retuning from overseas. These members of our “Greatest Generation” had their careers interrupted by World War II and again when the comic book hysteria of the 1950s all but erased this innocent pastime from the cultural landscape. When comic book work could no longer provide their livelihood, many turned to racy down-market digests, and in the process created a legacy of sensual and seductive pin-up art that remains as appealing today as it did when this…

Weirdos: Seattle’s Alternative Comics Culture in the Context of R. Crumb’s Underground

This slide lecture was originally presented on Thursday, April 17, 2008 at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle in conjunction with the exhibit “R. Crumb’s Underground.” To experience this interactive slideshow, click the “play” button below to begin the streaming MP3 audio. (You can also download the MP3.) At the first tone signal, click on the first slide thumbnail image below. As you listen, advance to the next slide whenever you hear the tone by clicking on the right side of the slide image. If you would like to read the text of the lecture (in a slightly abridged format),…

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}

Drew Friedman Show Opens March 27 at Fantagraphics

“THE FUN NEVER STOPS!” WITH DREW FRIEDMAN AT FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKSTORE & GALLERY IN SEATTLE, OPENING MARCH 27. Drew Friedman is among the most notorious illustrators and cartoonists in America. According to Entertainment Weekly, “He holds a marvelously warped lens up to crusty politicians and debauched celebrities. A good-natured misanthrope with an obsessive style and a sardonic tongue, Drew Friedman is one of the country’s sharper political artists.” Friedman will appear in Seattle for the first time at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery for a book signing and exhibition of his original artwork on Thursday, March 27 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM….