Prepare for a wild weekend of art, music and mayhem in Georgetown. In the words of Seattle’s preeminent lit critic Paul Constant, “You might as well camp out in the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery all weekend long.”
The action begins this Saturday with an appearance by Seattle cartoonist Tatiana Gill. Her comix chronicle the seemingly mundane circumstances of daily existence, but when taken together reveal a highly complex and appealing character. She’ll be signing three recent publications from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. This event coincides with the lively Georgetown Art Attack featuring visual and performing arts presentations throughout the historic industrial arts corridor. The November Art Attack welcomes SeaCompression 2015 showcasing the colorful art, music, and performance elements of Seattle’s Burning Man community. The Festival Street in front of the bookstore will be closed to traffic on Saturday. Plenty of parking is available nearby.
On Sunday, November 15 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM we welcome celebrated author and pop culture correspondent Jonathan Lethem presenting Best American Comics 2015, which he guest edited. Lethem will moderate a panel on contemporary comix with local contributors Peter Bagge, Megan Kelso, and Jim Woodring. Expect a lively discussion followed by a book signing and reception. This promises to be an amazing afternoon (and we’ll have you home before the Seahawks kickoff at 5:30 PM.)
Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is located at 1201 S. Vale Street in the heart of Seattle’s Georgetown arts community. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM. Phone 206.658.0110.