Fantagraphics Halloween Sale 2020!

Get ready to shop ’til you drop… …during the Fantagraphics Halloween Sale! Starting Thursday, October 29th, and running up to the stroke of midnight on Halloween, we’re hacking a full 30% off dozens of horror, noir, mystery, science fiction, and terrifying true stories at Fantagraphics.com/Halloween! Whether you’re curious about Crepax, hungry for Hanselmann, eager for some new EC Comics, or salivating for Sala, there’s something in the sale for everyone to enjoy, and the prices are too good to resist. So go ahead, treat yourself! For questions, please email helpme@fantagraphics.com with “Halloween Sale” in the subject line, or give us a call…

What’s in Store: Best Comix of 2019

It’s come the time that Fantagraphics Bookstore curator Larry Reid selects his favorite comix of the year. If this list seems somehow less cohesive than in the past, it’s testament to the creative and cultural diversity in current contemporary comix. That’s a good thing. These wonderful books, and many more amazing new titles that I absentmindedly overlooked here, can be found at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery, located at 1201 S. Vale Street in the heart of Seattle’s historic Georgetown arts community. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM. Phone 206-557-4910. 20. Book of Weirdo. This oral history…

What’s In Store: Simon Hanselmann and More!

Join us at Fantagraphics Bookstore this Saturday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM as Simon Hanselmann appears to sign copies of his latest graphic novel, Bad Gateway.   Join us at Fantagraphics Bookstore this Saturday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM as Simon Hanselmann appears to sign copies of his latest graphic novel, Bad Gateway.  This informal reception takes place on the eve of the closing of Simon’s spectacular exhibition of the same name at Bellevue Art Museum and serves of a celebration of that accomplishment. The signing coincides with the monthly Georgetown Art Attack featuring an impressive array of local, national,…

What’s in Store: Art, Music and More!

Join us at Fantagraphics Bookstore this Saturday, January 12, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM to celebrate the publication of Tom Van Deusen’s new comix collection Expelling My Truth. This party includes an exhibition of original art from the book with readings by Simon Hanselmann, Max Clotfelter, and Van Deusen, along with the ever-popular complimentary refreshments. This event coincides with the monthly Georgetown Art Attack featuring colorful visual and performing arts presentations throughout the historic art community. On Saturday, January 26 at 8:00 PM, Fantagraphics Bookstore and Georgetown Records, in association with Goethe Institut Seattle, present an experimental music performance by…

What’s in Store: Best American Comics Party

Drop by Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery this Saturday, November 24 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM to celebrate the publication of Best American Comics 2018 with local contributors Simon Hanselmann, D J Bryant, Alex Graham, and our own Max Clotfelter (on the occasion of his 40th birthday). The event includes a rare DJ set by former Fantagraphics staffer and U-Men guitarist Tom Price commemorating the release of Sub Pop’s seasonal U-Men/Green River split single with sleeve art by Peter Bagge.  Complimentary refreshments and birthday cake!    This event coincides with Small Business Saturday. Wherever you are, please patronize local artists and independent enterprises….

Hot Off the Press Book Fair feat. Jim Woodring & Lilli Loge

Fantagraphics Bookstore hosts the 4th annual Hot Off the Press Book Fair with special guests Jim Woodring and Berlin cartoonist Lilli Loge on Saturday, July 14 from 5:00 to 9:00 PM. Small press exhibitors include Czap Books, Paper Press Punch, Kilgore Books, FU Press, Short Run Micropress, Fogland Studios, Cold Cube and others with appearances by local artists Simon Hanselmann, DW, Marc Palm, Tom Van Deusen, Max Clotfelter, Rhodora Jacob, Sarah Romano Diehl, Kelly Froh, Alex Graham, Brandon Lehmann, Laura Knetzger, Hella Handa, and many more.   Jim Woodring’s latest book, Poochytown, will debut at the fair, the latest and…

Celebrate Free Comic Book Day with Ellen Forney and Simon Hanselmann

  Celebrate Free Comic Book Day at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery as Ellen Forney presents her latest project, Rock Steady: Brilliant Advice From My Bipolar Life, with an exhibition and book signing this Saturday, May 5 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Her appearance will be preceded by Simon Hanselmann signing copies of Fantagraphics’ free sampler, World’s Greatest Cartoonists, from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. Rock Steady is a sequel to Forney’s widely acclaimed graphic memoir Marbles, which addressed the artist’s experience with bipolar disorder. Her highly anticipated companion volume turns the focus outward, offering a self-help guide of tips, tricks, and tools by…

What’s in Store: Top Comix of 2017

It’s come time for Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery curator Larry Reid to name my choices for the best comix of the past year. This list is customarily limited to the top 10 publications plus a handful of honorable mentions. This being a banner year for contemporary comix, I’ve expanded my subjective selections to an even dozen, together with an equal number of alternatives – any one of which could be included among the best.    12. Chris Ware: Monograph This comprehensive collection of Ware’s art, comix, and ephemera does justice to the remarkable career of one of the most innovative…

What’s in Store: Seattle’s Biggest Little Book Fair

   We were flattered by the Seattle Weekly headline describing Saturday’s 3rd annual Hot Off the Press Book Fair as “Seattle’s Biggest Little Book Festival.” This effort demonstrates our continuing commitment to the local comix community. This year’s installment includes tables of handcrafted publications by cooperative presses and comix collectives, as well as feature presentations by Simon Hanselmann and Coin-Op Books. Complimentary beverages and pizza from Sizzle Pie will be served. Come out and support independent artists from Seattle and beyond. The book fair runs from 5:00 to 9:00 PM on July 8 at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery.    Arrive…

What’s in Store: Hot Off the Press Book Fair!

Please join us at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery for our 3rd annual Hot Off the Press Book Fair on Saturday, July 8. This year’s edition features an array of accomplished regional, national, and international artists in the fields of comix, printmaking, and graphic art. Participants will engage in interactive art activities inside and outside the bookstore from 5:00 to 9:00 PM. The festivities will include an exhibition and book signing by bi-coastal siblings Peter and Maria Hoey of Coin-Op Books. Their postmodern approach to comix and graphic art combines elements of Art Deco, Dada, and Pop Art with current indie…