WA – Daydreamin’ Dave Signing

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Join Fantagraphics on Saturday, May 26 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM as we celebrate the publication of Daydreamin’ Dave by Ben Horak with a book signing, urban barbecue and complementary refreshments.

Dave is a mild-mannered, imaginative, anthropomorphic, joke-spewing day dreamer. Dave is constantly breaking the fourth wall to speak directly to the delighted audience, ending every quip with a friendly wink. This is Dave’s world, we just live in it. But what happens when Dave is suddenly gone? How can the story continue? Who will entertain the audience? As the comic itself begins to break down and revolt, a new Dave must be chosen…

Ben Horak is a Seattle-based cartoonist and graduate of the Center for Cartoon Studies. Ben has had art appear in Arts In America, The Seattle Weekly, The Stranger, Intruder Comix Newspaper and Thick As Thieves. Ben also self publishes the short story anthology Grump Toast.

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

WA – FCBD 2018: Rock Steady Signing

Join us at Fantagraphics Bookstore on Saturday,May 5th from 6:00 to 9:00 PM as we celebrate Free Comic Book Day 2018! We’ll have copies of our FCBD Special, which includes brand new work by Simon Hanselmann, Sophie Goldstein, Carol Tyler and our special guest for this event, Seattle cartoonist Ellen Forney. Ellen will discuss her new book, Rock Steady, and the evening will also launch an exhibition of work from the book.

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

WA – Flayed Corpse and Other Stories Signing

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Join us at Fantagraphics Bookstore on Saturday, April 14th from 6:00 to 9:00 PM as we host Josh Simmons launching Flayed Corpse and Other Stories, his newest collection of harrowing and genre-bending short horror stories. Flayed Corpse also collects several collaborations between Simmons and other cartoonists including Shanna Matuszak, Ben Horak, Patrick Keck, Tom Van Deusen, and Eric Reynolds, all of whom will be in attendance. The evening will also open an exhibition of art from the book.

This reception coincides with the lively Georgetown Art Attack featuring colorful contemporary visual and performing arts presentations throughout the historic district.

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

WA – Trump’s ABC Art Exhibition & Signing

Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Ann Telnaes appears at the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery to open an art exhibition on Saturday, February 10th and again on Saturday, February 17th at 6:00 PM to sign her book TRUMP’S ABC. 

Join us for two consecutive weekends highlighting the work of cartoonist Ann Telnaes and the launch of her new book, Trump’s ABC. Featuring sing-songy rhymes and beguiling watercolor drawings, Trump’s ABC is a miniature critique and exposé of Donald Trump and his janissaries, poltroons, and dissemblers, illustrating his public policies, his personal defects, his ethical dysfunction, and the consequences of his Presidency on the lives of Americans — in a format that is cleverly designed to reflect the commander-in-chief’s attention span and mental level.

Ann Telnaes is a Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist who lives in Washington, D.C. Her work appears regularly in The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Los Angeles Times, Newsday, and many other papers.

An exhibit of Ann’s original art from the book will open on February 10th and coincide with the 2nd Saturday Georgetown Art Attack featuring lively visual and performing arts presentations throughout the historic district. The following Saturday, February 17th, we will host Ann for a reading and signing of the book.

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

WA – Quazars Vs. The Jealous Machines Signing

Joshua Ray Stephens appears at the Fantagraphics Bookstore on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 2:00 PM to sign Quazars Vs. The Jealous Machine.

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

WA – Shabazz Palaces/Hendrix Signing

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Fantagraphics Books and Sub Pop invite you to celebrate the publication of Shabazz Palaces graphic novel/album Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines with a book signing and DJ set. They’ll be joined by Gillian Gaar signing her new book on hometown hero Hendrix: The Illustrated Story. Black Friday, November 24, 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Free admission. Complimentary refreshments.

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

WA – Charles Burns Signings

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Fantagraphics Bookstore welcomes back Seattle native Charles Burns, one of the founders of the alternative comix movement, on Saturday October 8th at 6:00 PM to discuss his masterpiece Black Hole and other seminal works as part of Fantagraphics 40th anniversary festivities. A small selection of rare Burns prints and posters will be displayed. RSVP on Facebook!

The artist will also appear at Town Hall on Monday, October 10th at 7:30 PM to present his new collection Last Look.  RSVP on Facebook!

Seattle-raised cartoonist Charles Burns has been described as as “one of the most talented and compelling cartoonists of his generation.” During his 30-plus year career, he has published his distinctively dark idiosyncratic comics in a variety of magazines and graphic novels, including his Harvey Award-winning series “Black Hole.” He has also illustrated covers for Time, The New Yorker, and The New York Times Sunday Magazine, and is the cover artist for The Believer. Now he releases his award-winning epic trilogy—”X’ed Out,” “The Hive,” and “Sugar Skull”—all in one volume. Taking inspiration from the classic Franco-Belgian Tintin series, the trilogy tells the story of Doug, a troubled young man on a long, strange, mind-bending trip. A Publisher’s Weekly review of Hive praises “Burns’s power to shine a light on the darker side of human nature” and says, “the result will stick with readers long after being absorbed.”

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

Town Hall
1119 8th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 652-4255

WA – Megg & Mogg/No Visitors Signing

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Simon Hanselmann appears at Fantagraphics Bookstore on Saturday April 23 2016 from 6:00 till 8:00 PM! Simon will signing books, playing some jams, and will be joined by special guest HTML Flowers and his release of No Visitors #2.

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New York Times Best-Selling cartoonist Simon Hanselmann (Megahex) was born in Tasmania, Australia and currently resides in Seattle, WA. He spends his days meticulously watercoloring each page of comics he hand draws. Simon has found international success with his stoner witch comics, which have been translated into over a dozen languages. When not makes comics, Simon can be found smoking cigarettes and walking a one-eyed dog.

HTML Flowers is the moniker of 28 year old cartoonist, tattooist, and musician Grant Gronewold. Collaborating with cartoonist Simon Hanselmann on the series “Werewolf Jones & Sons”, Gronewold is currently penning “No Visitors”. This new mini-comic series chronicles the morbidly hilarious, subtly perverted, often demeaning lifestyle of the chronically ill. “No Visitors” draws heavily on Gronewold’s personal experience living with the incurable, life threatening illness Cystic Fibrosis. His work has been featured in Vice, It’s Nice That, and The Lifted Brow.

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

WA – Delilah Dirk & The King’s Shilling Release Party

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Tony Cliff, NY Times Bestselling creator of Delilah Dirk, appears at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM to present the latest addition to the adventures of our favorite swashbuckling lady in Delilah Dirk and the King’s Shilling!

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

WA – 101 Artists to Listen to Before You Die Signing

February 23, 2016 by  
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Ricardo Cavolo signs at Fantagraphics Bookstore on Friday February 26 at 6:00 PM!

A graphic novel in the form of Ricardo Cavolo’s personal diary, which follows the story of music through 101 essential artists; from Bach to Radiohead, to Amy Winehouse, Nirvana and Daft Punk. With over 100 uniquely colorful illustrations and handwritten text, lists, notes and personal anecdotes.

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

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