In honor of the 10th issue of Intruder, a quarterly comics paper available for free around Seattle, Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery will host an art exhibit featuring the work of Intruder contributors.
The exhibit will kick off with an opening this Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m., where comic books, graphic novels and zines by the individual creators will be available for purchase. In addition, Lori Goldston, the cellist who played with Nirvana in their famous Nirvana: Unplugged performance, and Kyle Hanson will provide “atmospheric music” during the party. The event is free to the public with adult beverages supplied by Seattle’s Hilliard’s Beer.
In dreams, anyway. Over at the music site If You Make It, cartoonist Sally Madden (aka Sally Bloodbath) has a new comic called “Grandma Take Me Home” (hooray for “Sliver”!) about her lifelong dislike for seminal ’90s alt-rock titans Nirvana. Things come to a head when friends whose taste she normally trusts get fed up with her hatin’ and force a Nirvana mixtape on her, at which point visions of Kurt Cobain dance through her head. It’s nice when comics have a strong moral lesson to impart, and the lesson here is that Nirvana were in fact an incredible band. At least that’s what I got from it. What about you?