...as they occur...
Saturday April 9th, 2011
appeared at Georgetown Records
from 6PM to 8PM
performing his unique style of built music.
Georgetown Records and Fantagraphics Bookstore Hosted a Party for "COVER STORY: Odd, Obscure and Outrageous Album Art" on Saturday, August 14, 2010.
July 29, 2010 - Seattle, WA. Spent a hot August night with cool music and art at Georgetown Records and Fantagraphics Bookstore in Seattle. The party celebrated the publication of "COVER STORY Volume Two: Odd, Obscure and Outrageous Album Art" on Saturday August 14 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. Contributors Aja West and Cheeba presided over the festivities with a show of album art from the book, a book signing, and a rare combined DJ appearance.
COVER STORY Volume Two: Odd, Obscure and Outrageous Album Art, continues a graphic narration of the vibrant subculture of record collecting through the art of the album cover. This edition examines strange and bizarre record covers from across the country and around the globe, illuminating the imaginative past of twelve-inch masterpieces - sadly absent in this era of digital downloads. Published by Wax Poetics in association with powerHouse Books, this colorful 228 page volume celebrates an eccentric era when artistic visions were often so absurd and grandiose they frequently extended beyond the boundaries of the recording and onto the album covers themselves.
The artwork for the COVER STORY series is selected by the staff of Wax Poetics magazine, including Seattle siblings Aja West and Cheeba. Both brothers have colorful backgrounds, recording music together and separately, collaborating with an amazing assortment of players along the way. Both also associated with celebrities early in their careers: Aja as the music assistant to comedian Conan O'Brien and Cheeba with the illustrious Dust Brothers production duo. Their first recording together was a remix for the "Fight Club" film that appeared in the Japanese and European version of the soundtrack. They now play in each other's projects, Aja's The Mackrosoft and Cheeba's Cheebacabra.
First published in December 2001, Brooklyn-born Wax Poetics was originally created for a concentrated market of music aficionados. It has since expanded to make musical anthropologists out of average music listeners - illuminating the dark corners of our sonic past while also striving to give new and innovative artists broad exposure.
Georgetown Records and Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery share retail space at 1201 S. Vale St. (at Airport Way S.) Phone 206.658.0110. This event coincided with the lively Georgetown Art Attack featuring free visual and performing arts presentations at several locations throughout the historic industrial arts district.
The Second Saturday Art Attack is the new Georgetown "art walk" featuring the local artists and businesses displaying work and usually there is some form of musical entertainent as well! Come down and see why they say "You needa Georgetown". This occurs every second Saturday of the month FOREVER.
Check out the neat Georgetown Haunted House Tour T-Shirts and Booklets we have for sale at the store.
The Fabulous Fantagraphics Second Anniversary party is on Saturday, December 13th 2008 6-9 PM and it's the Second Saturday art walk as well! Check out the poster for the gala here.
JIM WOODRING AND PAUL DI FILIPPO PRESENT "COSMOCOPIA"
AT FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKSTORE & GALLERY ON OCTOBER 11, 2008
The press release     The show poster
BEHIND THE EIGHTBALL - DANIEL CLOWES AT FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKSTORE & GALLERY IN SEATTLE ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 29!
The press release     The show poster
June 28th-July 25th 2008.
"Now Serving Cheesecake" is the title of the current show at Fantagraphics Bookstore and Gallery (located in the same place as the record store).
The classic art of cartoon pin-up!
A photo of one of the cartoons in the show     The opening with models being drawn by artist Augie Pagan
Saturday, September 22, 2007, Reception 6:00-8:00 PM. All Ages. Free.
Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery in Seattle Hosts a Rare Exhibition by
Celebrated Graphic Designer, Illustrator and Artist Jim Flora
The Press Release & Card
Saturday, July 14, 2007, 6:00-8:00 PM. All Ages. Free.
FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKSTORE & GALLERY, IN ASSOCIATION WITH GEORGETOWN RECORDS, PRESENTS PUNK PIONEERS CHINAS COMIDAS!
The Press Release & Posters
Saturday, May 19th through June 20th, 2007
Misery Loves Comedy, a show of artist Ivan Brunetti's work.
Friday, June 8th, 2007: Reception for artist and booksigning 6-8 PM.
FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKSTORE PRESENTS "THE IDIOSYNCRATIC CINEMA OF BRUCE BICKFORD" ON SATURDAY MAY 12, 2007.
The press release for the show (all information here)
The poster for the show
JIM WOODRING AND BILL FRISELL PERFORM "LAZY ROBINSON" ON SATURDAY, APRIL 28 AT
FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKSTORE & GALLERY
The press release for the show
The poster for the show
Saturday, March 24th, 2007   (through 5/15/07),
Fantagraphics Bookstore and Gallery  Presents "Seeing Things: The Art of Jim Woodring"
Opening reception Saturday, March 24, 5:00 to 8:00 PM, free admission.
Full details and images of the show
Saturday, March 10th, 2007   (through 3/21/07), 6-8 PM all ages, free admission.
Fantagraphics Bookstore and Gallery  and
Georgetown Records  present
The   DT's "FILTHY HABITS" record release and performance AND
Jim Blanchard's "BEASTS AND PRIESTS" Book signing and exhibition in one and the same place at nearly exactly similar times!
The Show Poster
An article about the DT's
Saturday, February 10th, 2007   (through 3/7/07), 5-8 PM all ages, free admission.
25 Years of Love & Rockets
Fantagraphics Bookstore and Gallery   presents Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez, creators of the Love & Rockets series of comics. Saturday night is the Opening Gala.
Sunday, February 11th, 2007   1:00 PM until 3:00 PM there will be a panel discussion and book signing with the Hernandez Brothers. Gary Groth, Fantagraphics' publisher will be the moderator.
Image and full information
Seattle Times article
Wednesday, January 17th, 2007   6-9 PM all ages, free admission.
Fantagraphics Bookstore and Gallery is having a Comic Book Jam in the store.
Watch as inventive Seattle cartoonists create and reproduce a mini comic book from start to finish.
Friends of the Nib
Article about the event
A comic book produced at that event... "Jungle Rot"!
Jungle Rot Comics
Saturday, December 16th, 2006
ARTJAM2 (with a vengeance) was held in the Nine Pound Hammer next door.
The crowd watched artists make art on the spot and then bought it! All art was priced at or under $50. 8PM-2AM
There was a packed house and the event was very successful from an artistic and financial standpoint.
Augie Pagan's blog with photos of Artjam2
Fantagraphics Books had an event with comics artists Peter Bagge and Ellen Forney from 6-8PM:
Read all about it here
Fantagraphics Bookstore shares our space, so follow directions to our store.
Saturday, December 2nd, 2006 5-8 PM
Come and join the building-wide event!
Fantagraphics Books has opened a store
in half of our space and is having a grand opening celebration.
There will be comic artists and authors, records and a number of other
events in other businesses on the block.
An article in the PI about the store: