7th Annual Short Run Comix & Arts Festival

Press Release:

Our 7th annual festival will feature over 270 exhibitor artists from around the world including artists from France, Peru, Taiwan, Argentina, Canada, the UK, and programming such as lifesize coloring pages from Anders Nilsen’s “A Walk In Eden”, an art show “Cu Chi +0” featuring artists from the residency in Vietnam, animation curated by Clyde Petersen for Seattle Experimental Animation Team, “New Dream World:The Midnight Variety Hour” a performance by Sean Christensen, Daria Tessler, and other Portland artists, storytelling and drawing workshops with Tom Hart and Gemma Correll, panel talks with Leela Corman, Emil Ferris, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Jesús Cossio, Joe Sacco, Sarah Glidden, and much more!

The book expo will take place at Fisher Pavilion, and this year creative programming will run concurrently at The Vera Project. Full schedule available on our website…

Special Guests: Anders Nilsen, Leela Corman, Tom Hart, Flora Kam (France), Julia Wertz, Gemma Correll (UK), Jordan Crane, Dash Grant winner Rebecca Artemisa; and shared guests through our partnership with International Comic Arts Forum (ICAF): Jesús Cossio (Peru), Moto Hagio (Japan), Emil Ferris, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Nick Sousanis, Gary Groth, Jim Woodring, Ramzi Fawaz.

Thanks to the generous support of The National Endowment for the Arts, The Norcliffe Foundation, 4Culture, Washington State Arts Commission, and Tulalip Cares. Media support by The Seattle Weekly and KUOW.

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WA – Jim Zub Signing

Writer Jim Zub (Wayward, Skullkickers, Uncanny Avengers, Thunderbolts, Dungeons & Dragons, Samurai Jack, and more) appears at Comics Dungeon on Saturday, October 28, 2017 from noon till 3:00 PM to celebrate Halloween Comic Fest 2017!

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Comics Dungeon
319 NE 45th St, Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 545-8373

WA – Treasure Your Chest: A Breast Cancer Benefit

Kevin Konrad Hanna, best known for his work on The Clockwork Girl, Creature Academy, Plants vs. Zombies, and as owner of Frog Children Studios, appears at Fantasium Comics & Games on Saturday, October 21st at 7:00 PM as part of their annual breast cancer benefit.

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Fantasium Comics & Games
1500 S 336th Street, Ste 12A, Federal Way, WA 98003
(253) 874-3084

WA – Pashmina Signing

Nidhi Chanani appears at Third Place Books on Saturday, October 28th at 4:00 PM for a presentation and signing of her debut graphic novel Pashmina.

About PASHMINA:
Priyanka Das has so many unanswered questions: Why did her mother abandon her home in India years ago? What was it like there? And most importantly, who is her father, and why did her mom leave him behind? But Pri’s mom avoids these questions–the topic of India is permanently closed.

For Pri, her mother’s homeland can only exist in her imagination. That is, until she find a mysterious pashmina tucked away in a forgotten suitcase. When she wraps herself in it, she is transported to a place more vivid and colorful than any guidebook or Bollywood film. But is this the real India? And what is that shadow lurking in the background? To learn the truth, Pri must travel farther than she’s ever dared and find the family she never knew.

In this heartwarming graphic novel debut, Nidhi Chanani weaves a tale about the hardship and self-discovery that is born from juggling two cultures and two worlds.

ABOUT NIDHI CHANANI:

Nidhi Chanani was born in Kolkata, India, and raised in Southern California. She holds a degree in literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She creates illustrations that capture the love in everyday moments. In 2012 she was honored at the White House as a Champion of Change for her art. Her illustrations are sold in boutiques along the West Coast and she’s worked with companies like Disney and Hasbro. Nidhi lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her husband, daughter, and two cats. Pashmina is her first graphic novel.

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Third Place Books
5041 Wilson Ave, Seattle, WA 98118
(206) 474-2200

WA – Fantagraphics Power Trio Signing

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery welcomes a power trio of accomplished contemporary cartoonists on Saturday, October 14 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. Noah Van Sciver, Joseph Remnant, and D. W. will be on hand to sign books and discuss their new work. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet these three fascinating artists. This event coincides with the colorful Georgetown Art Attack featuring visual and performing arts presentations throughout the historic neighborhood.

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Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery
1201 S. Vale Street (at Airport Way S.), Seattle, WA 98108
(206) 658-0110

WA – Anna Faris Signing

Actress and UW alumna Anna Faris appears on Thursday, October 26th at 7:00 PM for a discussion of her funny and relatable debut book, Unqualified! Tickets available at the link…

Anna Faris has advice for you. And it’s great advice, because she’s been through it all, and she wants to tell you what she’s learned. Her comic memoir and first book shares her candid, sympathetic, and entertaining stories of love lost and won. Part memoir, part humorous, unflinching advice from her hit podcast Anna Faris Is Unqualified, the book reveals her unique take on how to navigate the bizarre, chaotic, and worthwhile adventure of finding love. Hilarious, authentic, and actually useful, Unqualified is the book fans have been waiting for.

Anna Faris is an actress, producer, and podcaster. One of comedy’s most admired actresses, she has starred in the Scary Movie franchise, The House Bunny, The Hot Chick, Just Friends, What’s Your Number?, Observe and Report, Smiley Face, and The Dictator. Faris currently stars on the CBS hit comedy Mom, a role that earned her two People’s Choice Award nominations. Anna Faris Is Unqualified, the podcast Faris launched in 2015, gets an average of two million downloads a month. She lives in Los Angeles with her family.

Please note that Anna Faris will be signing, but not personalizing books, and that any memorabilia & supplemental merchandise will not be signed. Photography with the author is not permitted.

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University Temple United Methodist Church, Seattle
1415 NE 43rd St, Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 632-5163

WA – William Daniels Signing

Actor William Daniels (Boy Meets World, Knight Rider, 1776) appears at Third Place Books on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 7:00 PM to sign his new memoir There I Go Again.

There I Go Again is a celebrity memoir like no other, revealing the life of a man whose acting career has been so rich that millions of Americans know his face even while they might not recognize his name.

William Daniels is an enigma–a rare chameleon who has enjoyed massive success both in Hollywood and on Broadway and been embraced by fans of successive generations. Few of his peers inspire the fervor with which buffs celebrate his most iconic roles, among them George Feeny in Boy Meets World, KITT in Knight Rider, Dr. Mark Craig in St. Elsewhere, and John Adams in the play and film 1776. Daniels guides readers through some of Hollywood’s most cherished productions, offering recollections of entertainment legends including Lauren Bacall, Warren Beatty, Kirk Douglas, Michael Douglas, Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Mike Nichols, Jason Robards, Barbra Streisand, and many more. Looking back on his seventy-five-plus-year career, Daniels realizes that although he never had the courage to say “no” to being an actor, he backed into stardom. With his wife, actress Bonnie Bartlett, by his side, he came to realize that he wound up exactly where he was supposed to be: on the screen and stage.

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Third Place Books
17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155
(206) 366-3333

WA – Mighty Jack and the Goblin King Signing

Graphic novelists Ben Hatke and Kazu Kibuishi appear at University Book Store on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 7:00 PM! Ben Hatke discusses the fantastic conclusion to his Mighty Jack graphic novels, Mighty Jack and the Goblin King with Kazu Kibuishi—the writer and artist of the thrilling Amulet graphic novel series—at this awesome author-illustrator event.

Ben Hatke is the author and illustrator of the New York Times bestselling Zita the Spacegirl trilogy, the picture books Julia’s House for Lost Creatures and Nobody Likes a Goblin, and the graphic novels Little Robot and Mighty Jack. He lives and works in the Shenandoah Valley with his wife and their boisterous pack of daughters.

Kazu Kibuishi is the writer/illustrator of the Amulet graphic novel series for Scholastic Graphix, the editor of the Explorer comics anthology for Abrams ComicArts, and the creator of the Copper webcomic at his website, boltcity.com. He also illustrated the covers for the Scholastic 15th Anniversary Edition paperbacks of Harry Potter.

University Book Store
4326 University Way NE, Seattle, Washington 98105
(206) 634-3400

WA – Adam West Day

The city of Walla Walla celebrates the life of their native Batman with ADAM WEST DAY on Tuesday, September 19, 2017! Events include a screening of the documentary Starring Adam West, a Q&A with artist Ruben Procopio, photo ops with the Batmobile, and more!

HERE IS THE OFFICIAL ITINERARY FOR SEPT 19TH:

  • ALL DAY – (Downtown) “The Adam West Experience” Every business that has a Batman sticker in the window will be offering a special promotion in honor of Adam West.
  • 11:00AM – (Land Title Plaza- 1st & Main St) – Opening Ceremony with Special City Presentation: Meet Batman and take free photos with The Batmobile courtesy of The Marcus Whitman Hotel.
  • 1:30PM – (Marcus Whitman Hotel – 6 West Rose St) – “A Conversation with Ruben Procopio”: Hear the founder of Masked Avenger Studios, an award-winning artist, animator and sculptor, talk about his work on Batman Comics, Animated classics and how he was the personal sculptor of Adam West himself. Clips of Adam West’s work will be shown and there will be door prizes. Free photos with The Batmobile courtesy of The Marcus Whitman Hotel.
  • 3:00PM – (Land Title Plaza – 1st & Main St) – Live Music with Debra Arlyn and Daniel Minteer: Kids activities, Batman mask giveaways and free photos with Batman and The Batmobile courtesy of The Marcus Whitman Hotel.
  • 7:00PM – (Gesa Power House Theatre – 111 N. 6th Avenue) – Starring Adam West: A free screening of the critically-acclaimed documentary film with a live Q & A with Director James Tooley and Producer Ralph Garman immediately following. Doors open at 6:00PM. Seats are limited and first-come, first serve. Free photos with the Batmobile courtesy of McCurley Toyota of Walla Walla.
  • 9:00PM – (Parking lot directly across from Marcus Whitman Hotel) “Lighting of the Bat Signal”
    Don’t miss this special event as we pay tribute to our hometown hero in the most fitting way possible – The Bat Signal.
  • After Party (Sapolil Cellars – 15 E. Main St.)  Come do the classic “Batusi” as you rock out to the cool sounds of Wide Stance (formerly the Hitmen). Door prizes. Funds raised will be going to Camp Rainbow Gold.

SOME OTHER ADAM WEST POINTS OF INTEREST:

  • Walk through the Marcus Whitman hotel lobby that will be transformed with memorabilia and photos of Adam West.
  • Take a walk to Heritage Park in downtown to see a rare photo of Adam and his brother John as young boys on the family farm. Photo was taken in 1935 when a young Billie Anderson (Adam West) was seven years old.
  • Take a stroll through Whitman College Campus (Boyer and Park Street) to see where Adam graduated from College. Also drive by the Beta House Fraternity on 925 E. Issacs where Adam was a member.
  • Drive by the famous Little Theater (1130 E. Sumach) to see where Adam’s acting career began. His first play, “Ladies in Retirement”, took place in the 1947-48 season. Adam’s father, Otto Anderson, was one of the founders of The Little Theater.
  • Drive by 1141 Alvarado Terrace to see one of the homes in which Adam grew up. (His room was the window in the upper left.)
  • Located next to Alvarado Terrace is Green Park School where Adam (Billie Anderson) attended.

WA – Sh*t My President Says Signing

Shannon Wheeler, creator of Too Much Coffee Man, appears at I Like Comics on Saturday, August 26th from noon till 3:00 PM to sign his latest book Sh*t My President Says: Illustrated Tweets of Donald Trump.

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I Like Comics
1715 Broadway Street, Vancouver, WA 98663
(360) 852-8890

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