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Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is pleased to welcome to Seattle the cartoon genius that is Joe Sacco. This Friday evening and Saturday afternoon, Fantagraphics celebrates the publication of “Palestine: The Special Edition” with two extraordinary events.

On Friday, October 26 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM we host an exhibition of Joe’s stunning original artwork from “Palestine.” This also marks the world premiere of the deluxe hardcover edition of “Palestine.” It includes supplementary material including photographs, journal entries, sketches and more from his visit to the war torn region 15 years ago – an exquisite, modestly priced volume that is an essential addition to any comics-lovers library. Sacco will be present to sign advance copies.

This Saturday, October at 2:00 PM, Joe will discuss his groundbreaking approach to “comics journalism” in conflicts from the Middle East to the Balkans, as well as his pop culture and autobiographical works. If you haven’t seen Joe speak, you’re in for a treat. This artist is passionate, articulate and entertaining.

Fantagraphics Bookstore is located at 1201 S. Vale Street at the corner of Airport Way S. in Georgetown, just 10 minutes south of downtown Seattle. We’re open every day 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00. Phone: 206,658.0110. Come down and check out our new releases and complete selection of Fantagraphics favorites, including hard-to-find backlist books. See you soon.