Fantagraphic Books

1201 South Vale Street
Seattle, WA 98108

Past Events

Aug. 10, 2019: Bad Gateway Signing

Simon Hanselmann appears at Fantagraphics Bookstore on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 6:00 PM to present and sign BAD GATEWAY from Fantagraphics.

April 13, 2019: Starseeds Exhibition

Fantagraphics Bookstore welcomes fans on Saturday, April 13 for an exhibition of watercolors and drawings by Mexican multimedia artist Charles Glaubitz as he launches the second volume of his metaphysical graphic novel Starseeds. Also appearing is award-winning cartoonist and illustrator Leela Corman, co-founder of Sequential Artists Workshop in Gainesville, Florida.

Glaubitz’s Starseeds emerged from a series of narrative paintings on modern mythology. His subsequent graphic novel is informed by sources such as Joseph Campbell, Jack Kirby, Robert Anton Wilson, and the Mayan Aztec Codex – a fascinating and fluid meditation on the human condition. Glaubitz will exhibit recent watercolor works related to the book. This event will also introduce a Starseeds-branded hot sauce from HOSA, a Bellingham-based boutique condiment company co-founded by Fantagraphics art director Jacob Covey.

New York artist Leela Corman returns to Seattle in advance of the Trailer Blaze women artists retreat sponsored by Short Run. She’ll sign copies of her acclaimed graphic novel, Unterzakhn, and the recent short story collection, We All Wish for Deadly Force.

This event coincides with the lively Georgetown Art Attack featuring colorful visual and performing arts presentations throughout the historic neighborhood.

Dec. 8, 2018: Fantagraphics Bookstore’s 12th Anniversary

Celebrate Fantagraphics Bookstore’s 12th anniversary on Saturday, December 8, 2018 with an exhibition by cartoonist-turned-painter Jeremy Eaton, “HOW NOT TO DRAW COMICS” featuring musical entertainment from Fantagraphics friends and staff – Bounty of the Wayside (Nancy Clarke, Kyle Hanson, and Eaton) with The War of Northern Aggression (Keeli McCarthy and Donna Brown.) Cool art, complimentary refreshments and holiday cheer galore!

Nov. 17, 2018: Drawn to Berlin Signing

Ali Fitzgerald appears to launch her memoir DRAWN TO BERLIN on Saturday, November 17th at 6:00 PM at the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery.

Entwining political and personal displacement, Ali Fitzgerald’s graphic memoir, Drawn to Berlin: Comic Workshops in Refugee Shelters and Other Stories from a New Europe, is about loss, community, and the drawings that bind us. The students in Fitzgerald’s drawing classes are among the record-breaking number of people who are seeking asylum in Berlin, fleeing from countries such as Syria and Afghanistan. They draw images of experienced violence and careful optimism: rafts and tanks, flowers and the Eiffel Tower. Over the course of her decade in Germany, Fitzgerald experiences the highs of the creatively hopeful along with the deep depression of the disillusioned, all while waiting to stumble into her own glory like the great Modernists before her. Her comics are compassionate and unflinchingly intimate, as the fantasy of her bohemia crumbles in a globalized city.

Ali Fitzgerald is a comic artist and writer living in Berlin. She is a regular contributor to the New Yorker. Her comics have also appeared in New York Magazine’s The Cut, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Bitch, and The Guardian. From 2013 to 2016, she wrote and drew the popular webcomic Hungover Bear and Friends for McSweeney’s.

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    Sunday: 11:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Monday: 11:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
    Tuesday: 11:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
    Wednesday: 11:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
    Thursday: 11:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
    Friday: 11:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
    Saturday: 11:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.