JIM WOODRING AND PAUL DI FILIPPO PRESENT COSMOCOPIA AT FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKSTORE
& GALLERY ON OCTOBER 11, 2008
Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery, in association with Payseur & Schmidt, are
pleased to host the debut of COSMOCOPIA by acclaimed author Paul Di Filippo, illustrated
by Jim Woodring. This event, on Saturday, October 11 from 6:00 - 9:00 PM, will
feature an exhibition of new work by Woodring and a reading from the book by
Di Filippo, followed by a book signing. This exquisite hardbound literary work
is limited to 500 copies housed in a handsome box and includes a 513-piece
jigsaw puzzle by Woodring - an extraordinary collaboration by two of the
country's most creative minds. Paul Di Filippo, of Providence, Rhode Island, is
a prolific author primarily associated with science fiction's provocative
cyberpunk and steampunk sub-genres. His popular short stories have been
collected in The Steampunk Trilogy, Fractal Paisleys, Ribofunk, and A Year in
the Linear City. His utterly unclassifiable novels include Ciphers, Fuzzy
Dice, A Mouthful of Tongues, and Spondulix. Among Di Filippo's work
in comics is Top 10: Beyond the Farthest Precinct, a sequel to the Alan Moore
series on D C Comics Wildstorm imprint. He has been a finalist for the Hugo,
Nebula, BSFA, Philip K. Dick, Wired Magazine, and World Fantasy awards.
Seattle-based cartoonist and fine artist Jim Woodring has cultivated an
international following with his visionary rendering style and lurid
palette. His award-winning comic book series include Jim and Frank,
which have been collected in several volumes by Fantagraphics Books.
His recent books include Portable Frank and Museum of Love & Mystery.
Woodring's art has been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world,
and he was a recipient of a prestigious United States Artist Fellowship in
2006. His exhibition will include recent paintings, drawings and prints.
COSMOCOPIA follows fictional fantasy artist Frank Lazorg as he is driven to
madness. His failing career is reinvigorated by the discovery of a miraculous
drug, which ultimately plunges the artist into an equally disturbing alternate
reality. COSMOCOPIA is published by Seattle-based artisan press
Payseur & Schmidt. Specializing in speculative fiction, Payseur & Schmidt
is the creation of Jacob McMurray and Therese Littleton.
McMurray is senior curator at the Experience Music Project and Science Fiction
Museum and Hall of Fame as well as a graphic designer, publisher, and arts
activist in the Northwest. Littleton serves as director of curatorial affairs
at the Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame and has been a literary arts
advocate in our region for many years.
Please join us on Saturday, October 11 for this festive celebration. This event
coincides with the colorful Georgetown Second Saturday Art Attack featuring
lively visual and performing arts presentations throughout the historic
neighborhood. Fantagraphics Bookstore is located at 1201 S. Vale St.
(at Airport Way S.), only minutes from downtown Seattle.
Phone 206.658.0110. A selection of images in a variety of formats is available
for publication. For more information contact Larry Reid at numbers above.
Fantagraphics Bookstore and Payseur & Schmidt Present
JIM WOODRING - PAUL DIFILIPPO
Saturday, October 11
Book signing and opening reception 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Paul DiFilippo reading at 7:00 PM
Jim Woodring art exhibition continues through November 5, 2008
Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery
1201 S. Vale St. at Airport Way S.
Hours: Mon. - Sat., 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM