For those of you in Seattle, this is a very interesting weekend. For fans of rising cartoonist talent, Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is the place to be this Sunday, July 13 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM. It will be your chance to meet Eleanor Davis and Esther Pearl Watson. This is part of Georgetown Art Attack weekend, July 12-13, 2014.
There’s been much talk lately within comics circles about HOW TO BE HAPPY, a debut collection of the work of Eleanor Davis. She has a very honest look to her work that is always a pleasure to read. Much of the collection is made up of work that previously appeared in the Fantagraphics anthology, MOME. And there are a number of items that Davis has posted online. This is part of what she had to say when interviewed by Tom Spurgeon of The Comics Reporter:
“I feel a huge gratefulness and relief that all that scrappy work will be collected into some sort of whole. It seems strange to me that other people will be reading it as a whole, but I’m thankful for it. The strange, tenuous, co-dependant relationship between creator and reader is odd. I am glad every time I feel a connection to an artist I like, or to a reader who likes my art. It’s a strange, dried-out, distant connection, a crackling lonesome connection like a voice heard from the other end of a shitty phone line or inside a deep, deep well. But it’s still a connection; it’s real.”
Esther Pearl Watson returns to Seattle following the publication of UNLOVABLE VOLUME 3. This series illustrates the adolescent observations of Tammy Lee Pierce from a 1980s diary Watson discovered in a gas station restroom.
A visit to Georgetown is a special treat that, once you’re hooked, becomes part of your routine. Consider making a day of it on Sunday and taking in the 19th annual Georgetown Garden Walk. The public is invited to tour lovely home gardens in Seattle’s historic Georgetown neighborhood.
Fantagraphics Bookstore is located at 1201 S. Vale Street, in the heart of the Georgetown arts community. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM. Phone: 206.658.0110.
If you’re in Georgetown tonight, you’ll definitely want to join in the fun of Georgetown Art Attack featuring a variety of exciting art shows. Consider, for instance, Spectrum House Salon & Photo. Seattle underground surrealist artist, Jeff Tobin, reveals a largely unseen body of work at Spectrum House Gallery, located at 5811 Airport Way S, which happens to be near Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery. And one more example for your consideration: Fantagraphics Bookstore presents an exhibition of Tim Silbaugh’s Georgetown Art Attack posters next door at All City Coffee opening Saturday, July 12. So much more to see. Come check it out.
Fantagraphics Bookstore link: https://www.facebook.com/fantagraphicsbookstore
Georgetown Garden Walk link: http://www.georgetowngardenwalk.com
Spectrum House link: More info: http://www.spectrumseattle.com/
And for more details, check out the Georgetown Art Attack site right here.