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  • MA – Graphic Novels: Drawing the Story Panel

    September 28, 2012 by  
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    Chris Ware, Charles Burns, Chip Kidd, and Gabrielle Bell appear at the Old South Church Sanctuary in Copley Square on October 27, 2012 at 2:30pm as part of Boston Book Festival.

    Press Release:

    The brilliant Chris Ware will present Building Stories, described by Publishers Weekly as “the graphic novel of the season or perhaps the year…Ware takes visual storytelling to a new level of both beauty and despair. Charles Burns will show The Hive, volume two of the highly acclaimed X’d Out comic book. Legendary designer and writer Chip Kidd will present Batman: Death by Design, his architecture-themed Batman comic. And one of the brightest young stars of the genre, Gabrielle Bell, will show The Voyeurs as an opening act for the session. Hosted writer and critic Eugenia Williamson. Sponsored by the Boston Phoenix.

    Old South Church Sanctuary
    645 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

    WA – Building Comix Panel

    September 24, 2012 by  
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    Chris Ware, Charles Burns, and Chip Kidd appear at Seattle’s Town Hall on Monday, October 22, 2012 from 7:30 – 9:00pm.

    Great Hall; enter on 8th Avenue. $5.

    In the world of graphic novels—heck; in the world of publishing—superstars just don’t shine much more brightly than these two sterling comix stars: Chris Ware and Charles Burns. And—lucky us—each has a book coming out this fall. Ware, whose work recalls the greatest 20th-century cartoonists with a style and worldview utterly, unmistakably, his own, has packed his new graphic novel, Building Stories, with advanced wood-pulp technology, ambition, emotions—and exquisite artistry. And Burns, who grew up in Seattle and crafted the semi-autobiographical magnum opus Black Hole, brings The Hive, the second part of his epic masterpiece trilogy of graphic horror. Presented as part of the Town Hall Arts & Culture series with Fantagraphics.

    Tickets are $5 at townhallseattle.org or 888/377-4510 and at the door beginning at 6:30 pm. Town Hall members receive priority seating.
    Town Hall
    1119 8th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

    WA – The Hive Signing

    Charles Burns signs at the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery on Saturday October 20, 2012 at 6:00pm.

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

    MA – Indie Graphic Novels Panel

    September 20, 2012 by  
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    Graphic novelists CHARLES BURNS and CHRIS WARE and writer and graphic designer CHIP KIDD appear at the Brattle Theatre for a panel discussion on graphic novels on Thursday October 11, 2012 at 6:00 PM.

    The authors will also discuss Charles Burns’s new book, The Hive, and Chris Ware’s new book, Building Stories.

    $5 tickets available through Harvard Book Store

    Brattle Theatre
    40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    MA – X’ed Out Signing

    CHARLES BURNS shows us X’ed Out on Wednesday, October 20th  at 6pm. 

    Harvard Book Store is excited to welcome comics artist CHARLES BURNS as he discusses his new book, X?ed Out, the first volume in an epic graphic fiction masterwork.

    $5 tickets are be available for purchase online at harvard.com, at Harvard Book Store, and over the phone with a credit card (617.661.1515).

    Brattle Theatre
    40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA

    X’ed Out Signing Tour 2010

    Charles Burns (Black Hole) goes on a signing tour for his latest graphic novel X’ed Out:
    10/19/2010 – 7:15pm
    Philadelphia Free Library
    1901 Vine St Logan Sq, Philadelphia, PA 19103
    215-567-4341 
    10/20/2010
    Million Year Picnic
    Harvard Square, 99 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
    10/20/2010 – 6:00 pm
    Brattle Theater
    40 Brattle Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA 02138
    10/21/2010 – 7:00pm
    Strand Bookstore
    828 Broadway, New York, NY 10019
    10/22/2010v – 7:30 pm
    Greenlight Bookstore
    686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217
    10/23/2010 – 3:00 pm
    IFOA – International Festival of Authors. Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W., Toronto, ON
    Info: readings.org or 416-973-4000
    10/25/2010 – 7:00 pm
    Books, Inc Berkeley
    1760 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710
    10/26/2010 – 12:00 pm
    Lee’s Comics
    1020 N. Rengstorff Avenue, Suite F (by Costco), Mountain View, CA 94043
    10/26/2010 – 7:30 pm
    Bookshop Santa Cruz D/B/A Bay Co. Books
    1520 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    10/27/2010 – 7:00 pm
    City Lights Bookstore
    261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133
     

    10/28/2010 – 7:30 pm
    Powell’s Books
    1005 W. Burnside, Portland, OR 97209

     
    10/30/2010 – 6:00 pm
    Fantagraphics Bookstore
    1201 S. Vale St. (at Airport Way S.), Seattle, WA

     
    11/2/2010 – The Book Table Bookstore
    1045 Lake Street, Oak Park, Chicago, IL 60301-1101

     
    11/3/2010 – 7:00 pm
    Quimby’s Bookstore
    1854 West North Avenue, Chicago, IL

    NYC – X’ed Out Signing

    September 21, 2010 by  
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    Charles Burns signs on October 21st from 7:00PM – 8:00PM.

    From the creator of Black Hole: the first volume of an epic masterpiece of graphic fiction in brilliant color.

    X’ed Out, unlike Black Hole, has not been previously serialized, and every unnervingly meticulous panel is more tantalizing than the last. Drawing inspiration from such diverse influences as Herge and William Burroughs, Charles Burns has given us a dazzling spectral fever-dream and a comic-book masterpiece

    The Strand
    828 Broadway (at 12th St.), New York, NY 10003-4805

    WA – Comics Savants Exhibit

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    Fantagraphics celebrates 20 years in Seattle

    Fantagraphics celebrates 20 years in Seattle

     

    “COMICS SAVANTS” HIGHLIGHTS SEATTLE ALTERNATIVE CARTOONISTS

    Fantagraphics Books celebrates 20 years in Seattle with “Comics Savants: A Survey of Seattle Alternative Cartoonists” this Saturday, August 8 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. Since relocating from Southern California, Fantagraphics has nurtured the comics community and promoted local artists, resulting in Seattle’s international reputation as the dynamic center of alternative comics.
    On view will be work from Seattle stalwarts Peter Bagge, Jim Blanchard, Charles Burns, Ellen Forney, Roberta Gregory, Ted Jouflas, Megan Kelso, David Lasky, Jason T. Miles, Patrick Moriarity, Eric Reynolds, Jim Woodring, and introducing 2009 Xeric award winner Eroyn Franklin.

    In addition to the display of original artworks, an eclectic array of comics and graphic novels by exhibiting artists will be available. Many featured artists will attend the opening reception on Saturday. Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is located at 1201 S. Vale St. (at Airport Way S.) only minutes south of downtown. This event coincides with the Georgetown Second Saturday Art Attack featuring challenging visual and performing arts presentations throughout the historic neighborhood.

     Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery, 1201 South Vale Street (at Airport Way S.) Seattle, WA 98108

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