“Funny Valentines: A Tribute to Jack Davis” Opening Party


Please joins us this Saturday, February 11 at 6:00 PM and pay homage to one of the masters of our medium. “Funny Valentines” is a tribute to Jack Davis, the Mad genius of American comix.

To celebrate the publication of Fantagraphics’ retrospective Jack Davis: Drawing American Pop Culture, a stellar group of cartoonists, visual artists, graphic designers and illustrators are exhibiting “Funny Valentines,” inspired by the card sets he produced in the late 50s and early 60s, and other influential works. The show includes Peter Bagge, Nikki Burch, Art Chantry, Tom Dougherty, Jesse Edwards, Ellen Forney, Art Garcia, Roberta Gregory, Charles Krafft, Jason T. Miles, Pat Moriarity, Tom Neely, Joe Newton, Ries Niemi, John Ohannesian, Augie Pagan, Eric Reynolds, Bob Rini, Johnny Ryan, Frank Santoro, SHAG, Matthew Southworth, and Jim Woodring, as well as original pieces by Jack Davis himself.

Guests will be honored with a virtual visit by Davis via Skype promptly at 6:30 PM. Bring your Valentine, or find one, at this memorable event. The exhibition coincides with the festive 4th anniversary edition of the Georgetown Art Attack featuring visual and performing arts presentations throughout the historic district.

Cartoonists will want to arrive early for a free workshop on comic book layout conducted by cartoonist and Comics Journal columnist Frank Santoro at 5:00 PM. Fantagraphics is located at 1201 S. Vale St., just minutes south of downtown Seattle. Phone 206.658.0110.

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