What’s in Store: Shabazz Palaces & Gillian Gaar

   Join us at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery on Friday, November 24 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM for a special evening of comix, lit, and music with Shabazz Palaces and special guest Gillian Gaar. Seattle’s adventurous hip hop artists Shabazz Palaces will perform a DJ set and sign copies of their new illustrated album, Quazarz…

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What’s in Store: Short Run Marathon!

Join us at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery on Friday, November 3 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM for the 5th annual Short Run Marathon art show and pre-festival party. The exhibition features original works by an amazing array of artists including Emil Ferris, Leela Corman, Julia Wertz, Anders Nilsen, Jordan Crane, Gemma Correll, Tom Hart, nishat…

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Re/Read: In the Pines by Erik Kriek

Re/Read is an occasional column by Fantagraphics Bookstore curator Larry Reid examining backlist books you may have missed or are worth another read. This time we’ll break with routine and discuss a more recent title, In the Pines: 5 Murder Ballads, by Erik Kriek. I’ve been thinking a lot about these songs since the passing…

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Re/Read: In the Pines by Erik Kriek

Re/Read is an occasional column by Fantagraphics Bookstore curator Larry Reid examining backlist books you may have missed or are worth another read. This time we’ll break with routine and discuss a more recent title, In the Pines: 5 Murder Ballads, by Erik Kriek. I’ve been thinking a lot about these songs since the passing…

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What’s in Store: Sunday Sale and More!

Starting this Sunday, September 17, Fantagraphics Bookstore will begin a weekly Sunday Sale promotion featuring 20% off on popular titles you might have missed. A great incentive to pick up some cool comix at a substantial savings. This Sunday we’ll offer the one-day discount on My Favorite Thing is Monsters, an instant classic by Emil…

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What’s in Store: D J Bryant with special guest Tom Hansen

   Join us on Saturday, September 9 at Fantagraphics Bookstore for an evening of contemporary comix and prose with D. J. Bryant and Tom Hansen. Bryant presents an exhibition of original drawings from his debut graphic novel, Unreal City. Hansen will read from his latest novel, This Is What We Do. J. Bryant’s sensuous Unreal…

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Surf’s Up at Fantagraphics Bookstore on August 12!

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery hosts the book release celebration for Michael Dormer and the Legend of Hot Curl with surf sounds by Pleasure Island on Saturday, August 12 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. The late Michael Dormer is synonymous with the California surf counterculture in the 1960s and 70s. The post-World War II influence of…

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What’s in Store: Hot Off the Press Book Fair!

Please join us at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery for our 3rd annual Hot Off the Press Book Fair on Saturday, July 8. This year’s edition features an array of accomplished regional, national, and international artists in the fields of comix, printmaking, and graphic art. Participants will engage in interactive art activities inside and outside the…

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What’s in Store: Comics & Medicine reception featuring Tatiana Gill

   Join us at Fantagraphics Bookstore this Friday, June 16 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM as we host a reception for the national Comics & Medicine Conference and a book singing by Tatiana Gill. The conference theme this year is Access Points. It will be held June 15 through 17 at Seattle Public Library Central…

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What’s in Store: Art, Media, Music & More!

Join us for an evening or art, comix, media, and music this Saturday, May 13 at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. We’ll host a reception and exhibition of original art by cartoonist Cathy Malkasian. She will discuss her new graphic novel Eartha in conversation with Fantagraphics Books publisher Gary Groth at…

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What’s in Store: Days to Remember

For the past decade, we’ve been privileged to share space with our retail partners at Georgetown Records. The shop specializes in vintage vinyl – everything from early punk, power pop, prog, soul, industrial, electronica, garage, psychedelic, rock n roll, and more. This Saturday, April 22 marks the 10th annual Record Store Day, a national celebration…

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What’s in Store: Ezequiel Garcia’s Growing Up in Public

Fantagraphics Bookstore, in association with the Argentinian Ministry of Culture, is pleased to present Ezequiel Garcia on Saturday, March 25, from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. Garcia will discuss his new graphic memoir, Growing Up in Public from Fantagraphics Books. Garcia’s book chronicles the personal and professional challenges he faces as a young artist in his…

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What’s in Store: From Russia, With Love

   Fantagraphics Bookstore, in association with Short Run and the University of Washington, is pleased to welcome Russian cartoonist Victoria Lomasko on Saturday, March 11 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. Lomasko will present her new collection of graphic journalism, Other Russias, with an exhibition and slide talk, followed by a book signing. Victoria Lomasko is a…

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What’s in Store: Punk Rock Prose

   Local literary luminaries light up Fantagraphics Bookstore on Sunday, April 2 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM. Danny Bland, Tom Hansen, and Jonathan Evison have deep roots in Seattle’s punk rock music scene. They’ll be joined by Phoenix author Brian Jabas Smith reading from his new book Spent Saints & Other Stories. Tom Hansen has…

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What’s in Store: Socially Relevant Art, Comix and More!

The next few months at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery will feature an amazing array of accomplished artists from across the country and around the world. Please support our efforts at elevating the discussion on important issues facing our global society in these unsettling times. Enlightening entertainment for everyone.    This Saturday, February 11, from 6:00…

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What’s in Store: Hey Lady featuring Sylvia Rivera

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is pleased to host a release party and art exhibition for Regina Schilling’s Hey Lady #7 on Saturday, February 11. The new issue focuses on Sylvia Rivera, a civil rights pioneer who was a crucial voice for people of color, transgendered, and low-income communities throughout her life. Hey Lady is a…

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What’s in Store: The Life and Legend of Wallace Wood on January 14

   Join us at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery on Saturday, January 14 as we celebrate one of midcentury America’s most influential artists. The Life and Legend of Wallace Wood debuts with an exhibition and slide talk by J. Michael Catron. Wallace Wood was among the most prolific and diverse artists of his era. His work included…

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Re/Read: No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics

Re/Read is a regular feature by Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery curator Larry Reid drawing attention to backlist books you may have missed or deserve another look. This time we’ll discuss No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics, edited by Justin Hall. Comics frequently play a prominent role in social justice movements. Such is the…

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What’s in Store: Ed Luce at Fantagraphics Bookstore on January 7

Join us at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery on Saturday, January 7 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM as Bay Area artist Ed Luce presents his latest comix collection, Wuvable Oaf: Blood & Metal. Luce chronicles the adventures of Oaf Jadwiga, a gay former wrestler looking for love in unlikely places. The oversized Oaf lives in The…

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Re/Read: Buddy Buys a Dump by Peter Bagge

Re/Read is an occasional column by Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery curator Larry Reid examining backlist books you may have missed or merit another look. This time we’ll focus on Buddy Buys a Dump by Peter Bagge. A generation of comix enthusiasts came of age following the foibles of Buddy Bradley and his crew of lovable…

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