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Seattle, WA 98108
Current & Upcoming EventsMay 26, 2018: Daydreamin’ Dave Signing
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.
Past EventsMay 5, 2018: 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.April 14, 2018: Flayed Corpse and Other Stories Signing
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.March 3, 2018: Jaime Hernandez Studio Edition Signing
Cartoonist Jaime Hernandez appears at the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery on Saturday, March 3rd at 7:00 PM after Emerald City Comic Con. He’ll be signing copies of his Fantagraphics Studio Edition, as well as various Love and Rockets titles.Feb. 10, 2018: 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.