What’s in Store: The Birth of Kustom Kulture

   Hope you can join us at Fantagraphics Bookstore this Saturday evening as we celebrate the late Michael Dormer, one of the pioneers of Kustom Kulture in the 60s and 70s. His signature cartoon character, Hot Curl, became synonymous with Southern California’s surf scene, but he’s perhaps best known for his contributions to the 1964…

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Re/Read: Giraffes in My Hair by Bruce Paley & Carol Swain

Re/Read is an occasional column by Fantagraphics Bookstore curator Larry Reid drawing attention to comix that you may have overlooked or are worth of another read. This time we’ll look at Giraffes in My Hair: A Rock ‘n’ Roll Life written by Bruce Paley and drawn by Carol Swain. Paley’s memoir reads like a contemporary…

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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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Re/Read: Peter Bagge’s Buddy Does Seattle

   Re/Read is an occasional column by Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery curator Larry Reid examining books you may have missed or merit more attention. In light of the tragic events recently afflicting Seattle’s music scene, it’s a good time for a lighthearted look at the good times in Peter Bagge’s classic, Buddy Does Seattle. Seattle’s…

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What’s in Store: Seattle’s Biggest Little Book Fair

   We were flattered by the Seattle Weekly headline describing Saturday’s 3rd annual Hot Off the Press Book Fair as “Seattle’s Biggest Little Book Festival.” This effort demonstrates our continuing commitment to the local comix community. This year’s installment includes tables of handcrafted publications by cooperative presses and comix collectives, as well as feature presentations…

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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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Re/Read: Pim & Francie by Al Columbia

   Re/Read is an occasional column by Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery curator Larry Reid examining backlist books you may have missed or deserve another look. This time we’ll examine the recently reprinted Pim & Francie: The Golden Bear Days by Al Columbia. When I first got my hands on an advance copy of Pim & Francie…

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