What’s in Store: Lightning Snake Launch Party

   Join us at Fantagraphics Bookstore this Saturday, June 10 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM as we host the publication party for Lightning Snake by Jason T. Miles from Cold Cube Press. This exhibition of original art and book signing coincides with the colorful Georgetown Carnival arts festival featuring art, music, and more from noon…

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What’s in Store: Georgetown Carnival Arts Festival

Step right up the 12th annual Georgetown Carnival on Saturday, June 10 from noon to 10:00 PM. This colorful community arts festival celebrates the creative diversity Seattle’s oldest neighborhood. Free family fun all day long! This year’s edition features free concerts by Northwest rock stalwarts Mudhoney (fronted by former Fantagraphics staffer Mark Arm) and Tom…

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Now in Stock: Treasury of Mini Comics Vol. 2, edited by Michael Dowers

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Treasury of Mini Comics Vol. 2
edited by Michael Dowers

848-page black & white with color 5″ x 6.25″ hardcover • $29.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-807-6

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For everyone interested in the history of underground and alternative comics, Treasury of Mini Comics Volume Two gathers prime examples—more than 800 pages’ worth—from a quintessential self-publishing format in this compact but hefty hardcover. Previously only seen in limited-run pamphlets, these comics are startling, visionary, hilarious, profane, and profound. This volume also takes a look back at the wild 8-page sex comics called “Tijuana Bibles” that sprang from the 1930s underworld, as context for the contemporary comics that compose this book. Editor and mini comics pioneer Michael Dowers provides a historical survey of several decades’ worth of some of the best that DIY comics has to offer, from some of the medium’s most talented independent creators, including: Johnny Ryan, Trina Robbins, R.K. Sloane, Jeffrey Brown, Jim Rugg, Tom Neely, Ellen Forney, Esther Pearl Watson, Renée French, Lisa Hanawalt, J.R. Williams, Pat Moriarity, Souther Salazar, Theo Ellsworth, Nick Bertozzi, Dan Zettwoch, Marc Bell, and many others.