Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Fantagraphics prints cryptozoology sequel

Cryptozoology! Fantagraphics Books, Seattle publisher of graphic novels, has come out with Beasts! Book Two the follow up to Beasts! Book One (2006, now out in softcover), an art volume of mythical creatures. Apparently there was a 2nd anniversary party earlier in December for the bookstore and gallery. Anyone make it? How was? If you need details on the book, check out Michael Upchurch's article in The Seattle Times, Seattle's Fantagraphics introduces hopping vampires and other beasts.

But if they had you at cryptozoology, on the hunt for mythological creatures, (and seriously, yeah) just bop over to Fantagraphics to check out the book and see the art exhibit, 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays (yea, open late so even us working stiffs can get there on a "school night"), 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays, through Jan. 24, at the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery, 1201 S. Vale St., Seattle. Free. Call 206.658.0110.

Before we head out though, let's drop some names and give kudos: local graphic artists featured in the book include Peter Bagge, Kazimir Strzepek and Jim Woodring.

Need more cryptozoology? Check out Jorge Luis Borges' The Book of Imaginary Beings and join the Newsvine cryptozoology group. So much bigfoot!

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