We are excited to welcome Peter Bagge to talk about his new graphic biography Fire!!: The Zora Neale Hurston Story. Following on the heels of his New York Times bestselling biography of Margaret Sanger, Fire!! is a dazzling graphic novel profiling bookstore favorite Zora Neale Hurston. The fifth of eight kids from a Baptist family in Alabama, Hurston’s writing prowess blossomed at Howard University, and then Barnard College, where she was the sole black student. She arrived in NYC at the height of the Harlem Renaissance and quickly found herself surrounded by peers such as Langston Hughes and Wallace Thurman. Hurston went on to become a noted folklorist and critically acclaimed novelist, including her most provocative work Their Eyes Were Watching God. Despite these landmark achievements, personal tragedies and shifting political winds in the midcentury rendered her almost forgotten by the end of her life. Co-hosted with our friends at King’s Books.
Peter Bagge is the 2014 USA Rockefeller Fellow in Literature. He is the Harvey Award-winning author of the acclaimed 1990s alternative comic series Hate starring slacker hero Buddy Bradley and a contributing editor to Reason magazine. A graduate of the School of Visual Arts in New York City, he got his start in comics in the R. Crumb-edited magazine Weirdo. Bagge lives in Seattle with his wife Joanne, daughter, and three cats.
Say goodbye to the dazzling assemblenge of works honoring Patrick Stewart’s warm yet commanding visage with a complimentary special blend of Earl Grey made by local tea house Mad Hat Tea. It’ll be like the end of Wrath of Khan except sadder.
“Tragically Ever After,” a dark folktale themed, non-juried, community art show and event, is seeking submissions of 2-D art, (and other media,) from Tacoma area artists.
“Tragically Ever After,” hosted by Tacomapocalypse Alliance in association with Destiny City Comics, will run from all month, October 1st to November 2nd 2015, at Destiny City Comics, 218 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma WA.
Submission, (as well as audience attendance,) is free. 3-D and other media will be considered, and allowed if feasible for the space, on a “first come, first served” basis. Artists are encouraged to be on hand during October’s Third Thursday Art Walk festivities.
Link to Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1485465001748340/
Submission deadline is August 30th, 2015. Contact Stuart Dempster (firstname.lastname@example.org) for full information and submission requirements.
Destiny City Comics is the March site for this creative reuse painting project spearheaded by Tacoma’s eccentric illustration group, the Cartoonist’s League of Absurd Washingtonians (a.k.a. the C.L.A.W.).
Come to the event to meet the artists and take home some fun works of art.
Check out their website for more info on the project: http://
You can RSVP on the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/457354881085122