Fantagraphics Follies Live from Bumbershoot 8/31/13
(Hear this and other Words & Ideas recordings via the Bumbershoot Podcast)
Jim Woodring’s completed giant pen drawing at the Fantagraphics Follies: “It’s a chicken.” #bumbershoot
Why wait one month when you can see the Writing Staff of NBC’s Parks & Recreation live and in person just ONE DAY from now.
Diverse works by accomplished Seattle cartoonists are featured in Fantagraphics Follies at the Bumbershoot arts festival on Saturday, August 31 at 6:00 PM in the Leo K. Theater. This entertaining production, in the format of a late night television talk show, includes Jim Woodring, Ellen Forney, Eroyn Franklin, Kelly Froh and Danny Bland. Music will be provided by Peter Bagge’s Can You Imagine? featuring Steve Fisk. Fantagraphics resident curator Larry Reid will serve as host for the festivities.
Iconoclastic cartoonist Jim Woodring demonstrates his drawing skills with a giant quill pen measuring over 7 feet tall. He’ll create an appropriately oversized drawing over the course of the show. Ellen Forney takes a turn on the couch to discuss her sensational new book Marbles. Eroyn Franklin presents an alluring shadow puppet show, followed by a multimedia comedy act by Kelly Froh. Inspired by Jack Kerouac’s legendary 1959 appearance on the Steve Allen Show, Danny Bland reads from his new Fantagraphics novel In Case We Die, accompanied on piano by Steve Fisk. Musical interludes from Peter Bagge’s captivating pop combo Can You Imagine? and revealing interviews by comix connoisseur Larry Reid promise to make Fantagraphics Follies a lively and colorful event. The show will be followed by a book signing, providing the public an opportunity to meet these extraordinary artists.
Join us on Labor Day weekend at Seattle’s adventurous Bumbershoot arts and music festival. For complete line-up and ticket information, visit: http://bumbershoot.org.
Celebrating its 15th anniversary, independent label Barsuk Records is hosting a multi-day celebration in its homebase of Seattle.
And one of those days happens to be Sunday, September 1 at Bumbershoot. Do not miss it.
ENTER TO WIN an original oil painting by Jonathan Santlofer, created to celebrate Akashic’s latest book in the Drug Chronicles Series, The Marijuana Chronicles!
1. Buy the book.
2. Take a picture of yourself with the book (make it fun!).
3. Send us that picture one of three ways:
- a. Tweet the photo using the hashtag #weedtales
- b. Post the photo on Jonathan’s Facebook Page
- c. Submit the image to Jonathan’s website.
4. Deadline: August 31st.
5. Names will be placed in a hat and drawn at random.
Like they used to say on television: Family members are not eligible! This giveaway is not associated with Tumblr in any way; all information regarding the contest is given to Jonathan Santlofer, not to Tumblr; you must be a US resident 18 or older to enter.
All of these things and more will be at Bumbershoot 2013. You can get excited now.