What’s in Store: Shabazz Palaces & Gillian Gaar


Join us at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery on Friday, November 24 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM for a special evening of comix, lit, and music with Shabazz Palaces and special guest Gillian Gaar.

Seattle’s adventurous hip hop artists Shabazz Palaces will perform a DJ set and sign copies of their new illustrated album, Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines, from Sub Pop Records and Fantagraphics Books. The full-color, hand-numbered book finds comix artist Joshua Ray Stevens working with the band to interpret the album’s tracks, creating a cohesive synchronization of music and imagery. A download code of the full album is included with the book.

Shabazz Palaces will be joined by author Gillian Gaar signing copies of her new book, Hendrix: The Illustrated Story. This lush volume chronicles the legendary voodoo child from his early days in Seattle, his period as a rhythm and blues sideman, through his rise to international pop icon. The book includes rarely seen photographs, family anecdotes, psychedelic poster art and related ephemera documenting the career of one of country’s most colorful figures.

Celebrate these amazing local artists on Black Friday, November 24 at Fantagraphics Bookstore, located at 1201 S. Vale Street in the heart of Seattle’s historic Georgetown art community. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM. Phone 206-557-4910.