Simon Hanselmann Presents Megg & Mogg in Amsterdam at Fantagraphics Bookstore

Fantagraphics Bookstore is pleased to welcome one of the world’s most exciting cartoonists, Simon Hanselmann, presenting new work on Saturday, April 23 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. This event will feature an exhibition of original drawings from Hanselmann’s latest collection, Megg & Mogg in Amsterdam and Other Stories, as well as a musical performance and special guest appearance by his cartoonist colleague HTML Flowers. Megg & Mogg in Amsterdam continues the artist’s tragicomic examination of life on the periphery of acceptable social norms. Megg the witch, Mogg the cat, their friend Owl, and Werewolf Jones struggle unsuccessfully with their depression, drug use,…

What’s in Store (Best of 2015 Edition)

It’s time that I select my favorite comix of 2015. Lots of incredible books to choose from this year. I was particularly impressed with the quality of self-published and small press editions, which I’ll list separately on the bookstore’s Facebook page. – Larry Reid, Curator, Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery   Black Light: The World of L.B. Cole. The colorful covers of golden age comix are the focus of this exceptional and long overdue volume on mid-century master L. B. Cole. Essential.   We Are Gypsies Now. Tacoma-born media artist Danielle de Picciotto chronicles her nomadic adventures with husband and collaborator…

What’s in Store

One of the many attractions at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is the abundance of vintage publications in stock. We recently came upon a cache of classic comix by Peter Bagge, Charles Bukowski, Daniel Clowes, Al Columbia, Robert Crumb, Joe Sacco, and other modern masters. You never know what treasures you’ll discover. Come see.    

Sydney Writer’s Festival

The Sydney Writer’s Festival in Australia will feature a panel titled Australian Graphic, and bring in special guest Simon Hanselmann (Megahex), as well as Australian artists Nicky Minus, and Lachlon Conn. Description from the website: “Exciting things are happening in Australian alternative comics. Join graphic novelists Simon Hanselmann, Nicky Minus, Lachlan Conn and Leigh Rigozzi for a series of visual readings from their diverse and idiosyncratic illustrated narratives. Hear tales of stoner witches, beautiful cannibals, failed relationships in Inner West pubs and masturbation fantasies set to the music of The Strokes.”