Superhero Tears

Zanadu Comics Is Closing Its Doors

Sales simply weren't keeping up with rising downtown rent for this 42-year-old comic shop.

11/15/2017 By Manola Secaira

Lexicon Devils

Harsh Realm: The Greatest Prank Seattle Ever Pulled on New York

Twenty-five years ago the national media, obsessed with Seattle's music scene, came calling. The right person picked up the phone.

11/13/2017 By James Ross Gardner Illustrations by Peter Bagge

100 Best Shops

Golden Age Collectibles Might Be The Oldest Comic Store in the World

At 19, Rod Dyke bought a comic book store in Pike Place Market. Today, it’s thought to be the oldest in business.

10/23/2017 By Darren Davis

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Jim Woodring

The artist and cartoonist shares of his latest collection of oversized surreal imagery at Frye Art Museum.

01/19/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

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

PubliCalendar: The Hand Comic Release Party

Today's picks for civic nerds

06/12/2015 By Atoosa Moinzadeh

PubliCalendar

Transit Movie Night and Build a Better Block

Today's picks for civic nerds

06/10/2015 By Atoosa Moinzadeh

PubliCalendar

June Against Doom Weekend Protest Kickoff; Saturday Sawant Rally

Today's picks for civic nerds

06/05/2015 By Atoosa Moinzadeh

PubliCalendar

'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

Comics

The Most Famous Event in San Juan Islands History? The Pig War.

Now interpreted for the Internet generation.

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

Mudroom

The Hero We Need

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

Nerdery

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

Article

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