Cartoonist Colleen Frakes signs her new comic memoir, Prison Island, at Fantagraphics Bookstore on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 6:00 PM for Small Business Saturday!
McNeil Island in Washington state was the home of the last prison island in the US, accessible only by air or sea. It was also home to about fifty families, including Colleen’s. Her parents—like nearly everyone else on the island—both worked in the prison, where her father was the prison’s captain and her mother worked in security. Xeric and Ignatz Award-winning comics artist, Colleen Frakes, tells the story of a typical girl growing up in atypical circumstances in this engaging graphic memoir.
Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery
1201 S. Vale Street (at Airport Way S.), Seattle, WA 98108
Colleen Frakes appears at Destiny City Comics on Saturday, September 5, 2015 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm in honor of the release of her new autobiographical work, Prison Island, about her experience growing up on Washington state’s McNeil Island, the last prison island in the US.
Destiny City Comics
218 St Helens Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402
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Hope Larson (Salamander Dreams, Chiggers), Abby Denson (Tough Love, Dolltopia), Paige Pumphrey, Monica Gallagher (Gods and Undergrads), Katie Skelly (Nurse Nurse!!), Colleen Frakes (Tragic Relief, Woman King), Lucy Kinsley (Radiator Days, French Milk) and Rachel Freire sign on THURSDAY, APRIL 8th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM hosted by Jim Hanley’s Universe! More information on their blog.
Jim Hanley’s Universe, 4 West 33rd St, New York, NY 10001
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Colleen Frakes, Denis St. John, Morgan Pielli, and Jen Vaughn debut their new work:
FIRST FRIDAY BOOK RELEASE PARTY
WHERE: Revolution, 26 North Main Street, White River Junction VT, 05001
WHEN: Friday July 3rd, 6pm-9pm
DEBUTING FOUR NEW COMICS:
Woman King by Colleen Frakes $7
5.5 x 5.5″, 88 pages, perfect bound
A story about a girl raised by bears and the cyclical nature of war.
“(Frakes’) lines are confident and vivid, her backgrounds are lush, and she knows how to apply dry brush strokes in a really effective, elegant way.” Sarah Morean, Daily Crosshatch
Monsters & Girls: Amelia Part 2 by Denis St. John $5
36 pages of Twisted Terror!
Amelia faces creatures and horrors both real and imagined in this strange book that brings new meaning to the term “body horror”, for mature audiences only!
The first issue will also be there, and free glow in the dark eye balls!
“Monsters and Girls? What else is there?”-Gilbert Hernandez
Indestructible Universe Quarterly 2, by Morgan Pielli $5
8.25 x 6.75 20 pages
Apoplectic aliens. Harmonious hadrosaurs. The ghastly grin of God. Morgan
Pielli’s anthology series Indestructible Universe Quarterly explores the
edge of the human experience by way of the strange and the surreal.
“These are just the kind of books that you hope you’ll come home with…
Really cool, beautifully done, and in turns interesting, exciting, and
inscrutable.” –Jim Ottaviani, Two Fisted Science, Suspended in Language
Don’t Hate, Menstruate by Jen Vaughn $5
5 x8 1/2″ 24 pages
A 24 page comic made in 24 hours focusing on one girl’s trials and errors (and more errors) with different feminine products.
“Bloody Good Comics. Period.” -Dennis Pacheco of Neon Girl
“These comics are good…it’s about time a woman came in and did a little menstruating on the place, ya know?” -Liz Baillie of My Brain Hurts
ABOUT THE LOCATION
Revolution is open Seven Days a Week – Mon-Sat, 10am-7pm, Sundays 12pm-5p
Revolution is a dynamic independent boutique featuring eco-chic apparel & ultimate gear for men and women.
Established in 2002, founder, Kim Souza modeled Revolution after urban thrift legends including, Eva B’s (Montreal), Beacon’s Closet (Brooklyn) and The Garment District (Cambridge).
In 2007, Kim partnered up with mother-daughter team, Ann & Simi Johnston, to reinvent Revolution to become the most radical shopping experience in the Upper Connecticut River Valley region of Vermont and New Hampshire.
Mixed with a core of pristine vintage clothing, you’ll now find a series of collections from local independent designers, a vast selection of reconstructed apparel, 7th Avenue designer surplus, accessories & housewares made from recycled & vintage materials, all blended with new merchandise which meets our standards of a sustainable ethic of production
Contact us via: firstname.lastname@example.org or 802.295.6487
Free Food and Drinks at the Event!