'Comics Savants: A Survey of Seattle Alternative Cartoonists' at Fantagraphics
Peter Bagge, Jim Woodring, Ellen Forney and 10 others have work on display in "Comics Savants: A Survey of Seattle Alternative Cartoonists," at Fantagraphics Books & Gallery in Seattle's Georgetown neighborhood.
Seattle Times arts writer
Just look at this poor creature. His pinwheel hat is melting. His eyeballs aren't in focus. His colorful striped jersey has fissures in it. And he has bad posture to boot ... maybe due to his lack of arms?
His name — or title — is "Whiskey." He's a figure from Jim Woodring's 2007 book, "Seeing Things." And he's just one item on display in "Comics Savants: A Survey of Seattle Alternative Cartoonists," featuring work by locals Peter Bagge, Jim Blanchard, Charles Burns, Ellen Forney, Roberta Gregory, Ted Jouflas, Megan Kelso, David Lasky, Jason T. Miles, Patrick Moriarity, Eric Reynolds and Eroyn Franklin.
Opening reception is 6-9 p.m. today. Exhibition hours are 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, through Sept. 9. Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery, 1201 S. Vale St., Seattle; free (206-658-0110 or www.fantagraphics.com).
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