Seattle Archives - Robot 6 @ Comic Book Resources
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.
Crime | Police in St. Charles, Missouri, have arrested 24-year-old Adam Radigan and charged him in the Monday-morning robbery of a comic store employee. The robbery occurred in the parking lot as the employee walked out of the Fantasy Shop with a bank bag that contained $26 in coins. The suspect allegedly indicated he had a gun and demanded the bag; after the employee handed it over, fled on foot. Nearby schools were briefly locked down after the incident. [The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, KDSK]
Comics | “Seattle and the Northwest have carved a lasting niche in the comics world by applying the same traits to cartoons that we apply to music — lo-fi, provocative and introspective. Our comics are often funny as in peculiar, not necessarily funny as in laugh-out-loud, our heroes bumbling rather than swashbuckling”: Tyrone Beason looks at Seattle’s thriving alt-comics scene, and talks with Peter Bagge, Ellen Forney, Tom Van Deusen and the organizers of the Short Run Comix and Arts Festival. [The Seattle Times]
The Seattle-based cartoonist group the Bureau of Drawers have assembled online in their blog and meet every Wednesday for a drink ‘n’ draw at Seattle’s Cafe Racer, and now they’ve taken their partnership one step further with a new quarterly comic anthology they’re giving away free online.
Titled The Bureau Of Drawers Quarterly, the anthology is edited by member Jon Morris and features comics and illustrations by Morris and fellow members Amanda Robinson, Marc Palm, Adam Waton, Scott Faulkner, Steve VanBronkhorst, Breanne Boland, Sarah Taylor, Adam Eivy, Carl Nelson and Nikki Burch. Available only through digital means, this free comic anthology (available in CBR, PDF and ePub formats) has already garnered the attention of Seattle’s The Stranger, calling it proof of a vibrant Seattle comics scene.
The group are already working on their second volume, tentatively due out in June 2012. Here’s a sample of what’s in the free first issue: