Fantagraphic Books

1201 South Vale Street
Seattle, WA 98108

Past Events

Sept. 12, 2018: Penguins Signing

Nick Thorburn (indie-pop icon and frontman of The Unicorns, Islands, and Mister Heavenly) presents his first published comics collection, Penguins, at Fantagraphics Bookstore on Wednesday, September 12th at 6 PM.

Told almost entirely without words, Penguins is one of the most playfully original graphic novels in recent memory.Relying on visual expression and the physical movement of his penguin characters, as well as the formal properties of sequential drawings (with penguins routinely moving within and without each page’s panel borders), Penguins is a series of interconnected short strips that, without words or human characters, does more to showcase the breadth of emotion we as humans experience than most prose novels.

Thorburn will sign copies of Penguins, talk about his cartooning style, and play some tunes! Don’t miss out on what’s sure to be an entertaining and enlightening evening!

May 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.

May 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.

  • Shop Hours

    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.