Uniquely Northwest

The 4 Kinds of Washington Beach Days

Illustrations by the Brave Union

07/20/2016 By Allison Williams

Questions Answered

Gary Groth Is a Hometown Antihero

The Fantagraphics founder explains how he brought his comic book company back from the brink—and why San Diego Comic-Con Sucks.

06/21/2016 By Jessica Voelker

I'm New Here

A Miller, a Madame, and the Birth of Seattle

It’s kind of a cute story.

08/20/2015 By Matthew Halverson Illustrations by Joseph Laney


PubliCalendar: The Hand Comic Release Party

Today's picks for civic nerds

06/12/2015 By Atoosa Moinzadeh


Transit Movie Night and Build a Better Block

Today's picks for civic nerds

06/10/2015 By Atoosa Moinzadeh


June Against Doom Weekend Protest Kickoff; Saturday Sawant Rally

Today's picks for civic nerds

06/05/2015 By Atoosa Moinzadeh


'Dear White People' Screening at Central Library

Today's picks for civic nerds

06/04/2015 By Atoosa Moinzadeh

Bang for Your Buck

Cheap Week Seattle: November 10–16

An indie comics festival, the Postal Service on the big screen, and a concert at St. Mark's Cathedral: the best ways to spend your week without spending much

11/10/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld and Darren Davis

Insider Guide to the San Juans

Comic: The Pig War

The most famous event in San Juan Islands history, interpreted for the Internet generation.

08/01/2014 By Matthew Halverson Illustrations by Joseph Laney


The Hero in the Hijab

The first teenage Muslim superhero girl will come to life at a kitchen table in Seattle.

02/01/2014 By James Ross Gardner

Video Game Culture

I Don't Feel Safe Here: A Comic About PAX

When we sent local comic artist Maré Odomo to PAX, controversy overshadowed the video games.

09/12/2013 Edited by Seth Sommerfeld Illustrations by Maré Odomo


POW! Emerald City Comicon's Site Was Hacked

The region's biggest comic-book convention has to start over from scratch with just a month to go until the event.

01/30/2013 By Laura Dannen

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Ellen Forney

The Seattle cartoonist, newly anointed a Stranger Genius, explores the relationship between art and pain.

11/08/2012 By Seth Sommerfeld


Ellen Forney’s ‘Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me: A Graphic Memoir’

The Seattle cartoonist takes readers on a journey through her own unquiet mind.

10/08/2012 By Brian Colella

Nerd Alert

Eight Panels to Check Out at GeekGirlCon

Like "Women in Westeros: Is 'Game of Thrones' Sexist?" The female-friendly convention returns with TV writers, video game artists, and more.

08/09/2012 By Seth Sommerfeld

Special Event

Nerd Alert: The MLA Convention is Coming to Seattle

And we wouldn’t miss it.

01/04/2012 By Allie Oosta

Special Event

Are You Going to Comicon?

There are a few things to know before you reach for the tights.

03/04/2011 By Laura Dannen


The Facebook Comic

Darren Davis of Vancouver, Washington–based Bluewater Productions releases Mark Zuckerberg: Creator of Facebook. But at least one comic book aficionado won’t be championing the graphic novel when it comes out on December 22.



Iguana Girl vs. the Chick Lit Stereotypes

A Seattle publisher ventures into manga with tales of sci-fi romance, doomed princesses, and hideous heroines.

09/10/2010 By Eric Scigliano

Books and Talks

Collateral Damage: The Comic

Cartoonist Carol Tyler probes her family’s inner war wounds in words and pictures, and shares the results at Fantagraphics.

09/06/2010 By Eric Scigliano