WA – The Complete Eightball Signing

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Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is pleased to host the return engagement of one of America’s most influential artists, Daniel Clowes.  His cynical satires of popular culture in the pages of the wildly popular Eightball comic book series helped define the attitudes and aesthetics of an entire generation.  His appearance in Seattle on Saturday, April 18 marks the global debut of The Complete Eightball 1 – 18.  Clowes will be available to sign a limited number of advance copies of this collection as well as other publications from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

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Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is located at 1201 S. Vale Street, just minutes south of downtown Seattle. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM. Phone 206.658.0110.


WA – Sock Monkey Treasury Signing


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Join us on Saturday, March 8, at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery as we celebrate the publication of Tony Millionaire‘s Sock Monkey Treasury with an art exhibition, book signing, and music concert.

Tony Millionaire’s Sock Monkey is one of the great all-ages comics of the new millennium. The precocious sock monkey Uncle Gabby and his innocent pal Mr. Crow are the heroes of this endearing new collection. Millionaire will also sign copies of his latest strip collection Green Eggs and Maakies, blending vaudeville-style humor and a breathtakingly beautiful line that recalls the glory days of the American comic strip.

The festive show on Saturday, March 8, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM features 15 original Millionaire drawings and music by Ashley Eriksson. As a child in Los Angeles, Eriksson sang on the Ren and Stimpy Christmas Album; as an adult she sings “Island Song,” the closing credits for Cartoon Network’s cult-sensation Adventure Time. On Saturday she’ll sing from her recent K Records release Colours.

This event coincides with the lively Georgetown Art Attack featuring visual and performing arts presentations throughout the historic district. Don’t miss this chance to meet one of the truly extraordinary artists of our time.

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is located at 1201 S. Vale Street, just minutes south of downtown Seattle. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM. Phone 206.658.0110.

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WA – B + F Signing


Gregory Benton signs at Fantagraphics Bookstore on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 6:00pm!

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

WA – Reggie-12 Signing

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Cartoonist Brian Ralph appears on Saturday, September 7th, at the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery to celebrate the launch of the highly-anticipated Reggie-12 from Drawn & Quarterly, a hilarious pop-culture send-up of the infallible boy hero first presented in the seminal Asian culture magazine Giant Robot.  Join us from 6:00 to 8:00 PM as The Cave-In and Daybreak author presents a hilarious slide show with a signing to follow.

Reggie-12 is a young robot with endless enthusiasm. He lives with a bumbling sad-sack friend, a wise-cracking cat, and a well-meaning but forgetful inventor. Laughs explode from the page in this work, which reinterprets classic Japanese adventure manga through Brian Ralph’s trademark style. Come along for a wild ride with Reggie-12, Casper, and Professor Tinkerton as they eat pizza, play video games, and get dissed by bad guys.

The Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is located at 1201 S. Vale Street in Seattle’s Georgetown district. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM. Phone: (206) 658-0110.

WA – Relish Signing

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Cartoonist Lucy Knisley signs at Fantagraphics Bookstore on Friday, April 19th at 7:00 pm.

Knisley weaves a lifelong love of food, a childhood raised by chefs, sparkling wit, delicious recipes and fresh, fun art in this graphic memoir depicting pivotal moments in her life in relation to the foods on her plate. A tasty treat for all the senses, foodies and artists alike will Relish Knisley’s story and style.

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

WA – The Hypo/The Carter Family Art Show

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Noah Van Sciver (The Hypo) and David Lasky (The Carter Family) appear at Fantagraphics to sign their new books and open an art show on Friday, November 2, 2012 at 6:00pm. Exhibition continues through November 22.

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

WA – Dal Tokyo Signing & Exhibition

Gary Panter signs at Fantagraphics Bookstore on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 6:00pm and opens an art show. Exhibition continues through October 10. More details TBA.

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

WA – Journalism Launch Party

Joe Sacco appears at the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery on Saturday, June 9, 2012, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, to celebrate his new book Journalism. Visitors to this signing will be among the first in the nation to see the book, which will be officially released 10 days later. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet this extraordinary artist and pick up an advance copy of the book.

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

WA – Black History Month Signing

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Fantagraphics Bookstore  kicks off Black History Month on  Saturday, February 4 with the debut of two diverse books. Seattle-based  music scholar Pat Thomas, author of Listen, Whitey!: The Sights and  Sounds of Black Power 1965 – 1975, will be joined by Seattle authors Mark Long and Jim Demonakos, who together with cartoonist Nate Powell  created the graphic novel The Silence of Our Friends.

While researching this book project in Oakland, archivist Pat Thomas  discovered rare recordings of speeches, interviews, and music by noted  activists Huey Newton, Bobby Seale, Elaine Brown, and others that form  the framework of this definitive retrospective. Listen, Whitey! also  chronicles the forgotten history of Motown Records’  Black Power  subsidiary label, Black Forum, which released politically charged albums  by Stokely Carmichael, Langston Hughes, Bill Cosby and Ossie Davis,  among others. Obscure records produced by African-American  sociopolitical organizations of the period are examined, along with the  Isley Brothers, Nina Simone, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Watts Prophets,  Roland Kirk, Horace Silver, Angela Davis, H. Rap Brown, Stanley Crouch,  and others that spoke out against oppression. Thomas will give a slide  and music presentation, and limited number of advance copies of the book  will be available to the public. Also making its debut is a companion  CD of the same title from Seattle-based Light in the Attic records. The  album features rare tracks from African-American activists like Dick  Gregory, Eldridge Cleaver, Last Poets, and others, with protest music by  Bob Dylan, John and Yoko Ono, Gil Scott-Heron, Roy Harper, and more.

The Silence of Our Friends is the semi-autobiographical tale of Mark  Long. Set in 1967 Texas against the backdrop of the civil rights  struggle, a white family from a notoriously racist suburb and a black  family from its poorest ward cross Houston’s color line, overcoming fear  and violence to win the freedom of five black college students unjustly  charged with the murder of a policeman. Co-authored by Jim Demonakos  (founder of Seattle’s Emerald City Comicon), and drawn by award-winning  cartoonist Nate Powell, The Silence of Our Friends is a new and  important entry in the body of civil rights literature.

Join these remarkable authors on Saturday, February 4 from 6:00 to 8:00  PM at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery, located at 1201 S. Vale  St. (at Airport Way S.) in Seattle’s colorful Georgetown neighborhood.  Phone 206.658.0110.

Shiga / Renier West Coast Tour

Aaron Renier and Jason Shiga do some book signings, some presentations, and some workshops for middle schoolers.


February 19th:  Reading Frenzy, 7:00
Event: presentation and book signing
Reading Frenzy / 921 Southwest Oak Street, Portland, OR 97205

February 22nd:  Third Place Books, 7:00
Event: presentation and book signing
Third Place Books / 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155

February 23rd:  Fantagraphics Bookstore, 6:30
Event: cartoonists in conversation event series, debut event
Fantagraphics Bookstore and Gallery / 1201 S. Vale Street, Seattle, WA 98108

February 25th:  Strathcona Public Library, 1:15 – 3:00
Event: comics workshop
VPL, Strathcona Branch / 592 East Pender Street, Vancouver, BC V6A 1V5

February 25th:  Lucky’s Comics, 8:00 – 10:00
Event: reception and signing
Lucky’s Comics / 3972 Main Street, Vancouver, BC, CAN V5V 3P2

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