Seattle’s Short Run Comix & Arts Festival has become one of the country’s liveliest celebrations of the independent comix movement. Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is pleased to again host the Short Run Marathon art exhibition and pre-festival reception this Friday, November 4 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM.
The Marathon exhibition includes paintings, drawings, and prints by an international array of the festival’s featured artists: Dash Shaw, Vanessa Davis, Ivana Pipal, Brendan Kiefer, Phoebe Wall, Trevor Alixopulos, Hatem Imam, and Kerascoët (French cartoonists Marie Pommepuy and Sébastien Cosset.) Shaw will screen a clip from his new animated feature, My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea, voiced by Reggie Watts, Maya Rudolph, Lena Dunham, Susan Sarandon, and others. Seattle artist Tom Van Deusen will then read from his new collection Scorched Earth. Exhibiting artists will be available to discuss their work and sign books. Complimentary beverages will be served.
This Wednesday, November 2 from 5:30 to 7:00 PM, the bookstore will host the first book club meeting of SALT (Seattle Art Leadership Team.) Bookstore curator Larry Reid will give a brief introduction to the alternative comix medium, followed by a discussion of Marjane Satrapi’s landmark graphic memoir Persepolis. Copies of the book will be available at the store and light refreshments will be served.
Fantagraphics Bookstore is located at 1201 S. Vale Street in the heart of the historic Georgetown art community. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM. Phone 206-658-0110. See you all soon.