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Short Run Marathon III at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery

Short Run Marathon IIICelebrate the Short Run Comix & Arts Festival on Friday, October 30 as Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery hosts Short Run Marathon III, a pre-fest reception and art exhibition. The show includes the work of Short Run featured artists Charles Forsman, Melissa Mendes, Jim Woodring, Krish Raghav, Bruce Bickford, and special guest Sam Alden, with live music by Lisa Prank.

The third annual Short Run Marathon exhibition includes a stellar line-up of veteran and emerging artists. Revered Seattle cartoonist Jim Woodring created the arresting poster image for the festival. His work is currently on display at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle. Visionary animation artist Bruce Bickford’s latest film was recently screened at Northwest Film Forum’s “Local Sightings” festival. Charles Forsman is published by Seattle’s Fantagraphics Books. He also operates small-press Oily Comics in Hancock, MA, which publishes the work of Melissa Mendes. Krish Raghav, of Beijing, China, was the first recipient of The Dash, Short Run’s self-publishing grant. All artists as well as other Short Run exhibitors will be present. They’ll be joined by Sam Alden, debuting his newbook New Construction with a slide presentation. Alden is a storyboard artist for the popular animated series Adventure Time. He’s the winner of two Ignatz Awards whose work has been included in Best American Comics. Musical entertainment will be provided by lo-fi pop punk act Lisa Prank.

Short Run Marathon III 2Short Run enters its fifth year as one of the nation’s leading small press festivals. Dozens of artists from across the country and around the world will gather on Saturday, October 31 at Seattle Center’s Fisher Pavilion to present their hand crafted comix and zines. Join us on Friday, October 30 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM as we welcome these amazing artists. Fantagraphics Bookstore is located at 1201 S. Vale Street in Seattle’s historic Georgetown arts community.

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Short Run Marathon III exhibition featuring Charles Forsman, Melissa Mendes, Jim Woodring, Krish Raghav, and Bruce Bickford with special guest Sam Alden.

Opening reception Friday, October 30, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Live music by Lisa Prank.

Exhibition continues through December 9, 2015.

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery | 1201 S. Vale St. | Seattle

Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM | 206.658.0110

Megan Kelso’s ARTICHOKE TALES at Fantagraphics Bookstore on June 12

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Megan Kelso’s ARTICHOKE TALES at Fantagraphics Bookstore on June 12

May 26, 2010 – Seattle, WA.  Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery hosts an art exhibition and book launch party for Seattle-based cartoonist Megan Kelso’s new graphic novel ARTICHOKE TALES on Saturday, June 12 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM.

A graduate of alternative cartoonist breeding ground The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA, Megan Kelso burst onto the comics scene in the early 90s with her provocative self-published zine Girlhero. She has since proved herself a master of the cartoon short story with Queen of the Black Black (1998) and The Squirrel Mother (2006), in addition to the weekly serial “Watergate Sue” published in the New York Times Magazine (2007).

ARTICHOKE TALES is a coming of age story about a young girl whose family is caught between the two warring sides of a civil war. Kelso’s visual storytelling, combining delicate line work with rhythmic page compositions, creates a dramatic tension between intimate character studies and the unflinching depiction of the consequences of war, lending cohesion and resonance to a generational epic. The widespread critical acclaim afforded Kelso’s previous work makes Artichoke Tales one of the most eagerly anticipated graphic novels of 2010.

The reception on Saturday, June 12 coincides with the colorful Georgetown Second Saturday Art Attack featuring visual and performing arts presentations throughout the historic industrial arts district. Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is located at 1201 S. Vale Street at Airport Way S. in the heart of Georgetown. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM. Phone 206.658.0110. Please join us on June 12 to celebrate the work is this remarkable artist.

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Artist reception and Book signing Saturday, June 12, 6:00 to 9:00 PM

Exhibition continues through July 7, 2010

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery

1201 S. Vale St. (at Airport Way S.)

Seattle, WA 98108

Phone 206.658.0110

Open Daily 11:30 – 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM