What’s in Store: Socially Relevant Art, Comix and More!

The next few months at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery will feature an amazing array of accomplished artists from across the country and around the world. Please support our efforts at elevating the discussion on important issues facing our global society in these unsettling times. Enlightening entertainment for everyone.


This Saturday, February 11, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM, Regina Schilling presents Hey Lady #7, a small press publication and exhibition focusing on Sylvia Rivera, the civil rights pioneer who was a crucial voice for people of color, transgendered, and low income communities throughout her life. Over 30 original works by local, national and international artists will be on display through March 8. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, providing legal assistance to transgender youth.

Saturday, March 11, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM will feature Other Russias: Victoria Lomasko’s Graphic Journalism. Victoria Lomasko is a fixture at Moscow’s trials and protests, documenting the tumultuous processes that shape today’s Russia. Not content to limit herself to the political life of the country’s capital, Lomasko travels around the country and through the former Soviet republics, exploring the domestic, psychological, and spiritual condition of its diverse marginalized groups. Exhibition of contemporary Russian comix curated by Jose Alaniz on view through April 5.

On Saturday, March 25, from 1:00 to 3:00 PM, Fantagraphics Books presents a slide talk and book signing for Ezequiel García’s Growing Up in Public. In the American debut of his graphic memoir, Argentine cartoonist Ezequiel García explores the trials and tribulations of transitioning into his thirties as a working artist where the only thing more uncertain than the source of his next paycheck is the future of his hometown of Buenos Aires.


Ron Regé, Jr. returns on Saturday, April 8, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM with What Parsifal Saw, a new collection of recent work. An exhibition of his visionary art will be on view through May 10. On Saturday, May 13, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM, Fantagraphics welcomes Cathy Malkasian. Eartha is Malkasian’s fourth graphic novel — a metaphorical fable that resonates with contemporary themes. An exhibition of original drawings from the book continues through June 7.

Fantagraphics Bookstore is located at 1201 S. Vale Street in the heart of Seattle’s lively Georgetown arts community. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM. Phone 206-658-0110.