Don’t miss the Northwest Alternative Comics exhibition at Washington State University’s Museum of Art featuring Jim Woodring, Peter Bagge, Ellen Forney, David Lasky, Max Clotfelter, Tom van Deusen, Eroyn Franklin, Taylor Dow, Mita Mahato, and Paul Chadwick, on view through December 17. Fantagraphics Bookstore curator Larry Reid served as a consultant and will speak (very briefly) at the opening reception on Thursday, October 6. Artist talks, workshops, and related activities are planned throughout the run of the show. WSU is conveniently located in the middle of nowhere, on the border between Washington and Idaho south of Spokane.
Then tune up for Halloween at the bookstore on Saturday, October 8 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM with Charles Burns discussing Black Hole and his early comix career in the Northwest. (Burns will subsequently appear on Monday, October 10 at Town Hall to present his latest collection Last Look.) And don’t forget the annual Short Run Marathon art exhibition and pre-festival reception on Friday, November 4 featuring Dash Shaw, Vanessa Davis, Ines Estrada, and many more. Follow the action on the bookstore’s Facebook page for updates on new releases, specials, signings, and more. Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is located at 1201 S. Vale Street in Seattle’s lively Georgetown arts community. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM. Phone 206-658-0110.