Five Inventive International Cartoonists event poster
Five Inventive International Cartoonists at Fantagraphics Bookstore: Simon Hanselmann, Michael DeForge, Lane Milburn, Conor Stechschulte, and Patrick Kyle appear on October 11
Fantagraphics Bookstore is pleased to welcome a crew of incredibly talented emerging cartoonists on Saturday, October 11 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. Simon Hanselmann from Australia and Canadians Michael DeForge and Patrick Kyle will join American artists Lane Milburn and Conor Stechschulte in presenting their imaginative new works to Seattle audiences for the first time.
Simon Hanselmann developed an international following with his Girl Mountain Tumblr. The characters in Megahex - his debut collection from Fantagraphics Books - are at once melancholy and comedic while dealing with issues of substance abuse, poverty, depression and misanthropy in a perversely seductive fashion.
Michael DeForge honed his idiosyncratic style on webcomics before publishing the first issue of Lose five years ago. DeForge also contributes to Cartoon Network's popular Adventure Time animated series. He'll sign copies of Lose #6 from Toronto's alternative comics publisher Koyama Press.
Lane Milburn of Baltimore's Closed Caption Comics Collective will sign copies of Twelve Gems, his sublime new space opera from Fantagraphics Books.
Conor Stechschulte will present his debut graphic novella The Amateurs wherein two rural butchers suffer from a peculiar case of amnesia, with disastrous results.
Patrick Kyle brings his background as an illustrator to Distance Mover, a Koyama Press collection of his surreal science fiction minicomics of the same name.
This event coincides with the colorful Georgetown Art Attack, featuring lively visual and performing arts presentations throughout the historic arts community. Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery, located at 1201 S. Vale Street, is open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM. Phone 206.658.0110.