Some Set to Sea originals are going to be in the Medieval Thinkers show at the Fantagraphics bookstore in Seattle. My friend Max helped put it together – if nothing else, it brings together some fine neurotic crosshatchers. I liked this quote from the press release: “Many of these artists work with antiquated materials most commonly associated with 19th and 20th century cartooning, specifically the metal dip pen or crowquill pen nibs, although use of these tools was not a requisite for inclusion. What brings these artists together is an imagist approach to picture-making and a willful ignorance of the aesthetics, fashion, and politics of the fine art industry. Medieval thinkers organize their experience by executing lessons in perspective, balance, humor and alchemy.” The opening is this Saturday – stop by if you’re in the area!

“Medieval Thinkers” includes original works by Peter Bagge, Bruce Bickford, D. J. Bryant, Chris Cilla, Max Clotfelter, Eleanor Davis, Kim Deitch, Heidi Estey, Kelly Froh, Justin Green, Gerald Jablonski, Megan Kelso, Jason T. Miles, Nate Neal, Bob Rini, Zak Sally, Dash Shaw, Matt Tamaru, Drew Weing, Jim Woodring, Mary Woodring, Max Woodring, Martine Workman, and Chris Wright.”

Saturday, December 11, 6:00 to 9:00 PM
Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery
1201 S. Vale Street, Seattle, WA 98108

In other art show news, Eleanor’s going to have these 10 post-its in the new Giant Robot Post-It Show 6, (1000s of post-its by hundreds of artists, $20 cash-and-carry) which opens this Saturday in Los Angeles.

Eleanor puts in more time and effort than she should on these beautiful little artworks than she should, $20 is a steal. And if you can’t make it to the show, don’t forget Eleanor has a few post-its left from the last show, available on the Little House site.