Saturday, January 27, 2007


With artists signing the new Fantagraphics hardcover collection of nearly 100 illustrators depicting mythological and folkloric creatures.

WHAT: Beasts! book release party and signing
WHO: Jacob Covey, Bwana Spoons, Martin Ontiveros, Jesse Reno, Coleen
Coover, Adam Grano, Jason Miles, Eric Reynolds and others t.b.a.
WHEN: Friday, February 2nd, 6pm-9pm
WHERE: Grass Hut Gallery, 811 East Burnside, Portland OR 97214

Beasts! is a 200 page, full-color (plus Gold throughout), hardcover book from Fantagraphics Books. Ninety artists from the fields of rock posters, skate graphics, comics, children's books, fine art, etc. have each chosen a classic mythological or folkloric creature to illustrate. All of the depicted beasts have been thought at some time to exist (generally through a handful of eyewitnesses or as cultural stories).

Each beast is accompanied by a brief description of the creature written by Paul Hughes, Felicia Gotthelf, Heidi Broadhead, or Rob Lightner. It was birthed/curated by Jacob Covey and marvelously edited by Karin Snelson. It is due in stores in early January.

Grass Hut
811 eastern Burnside
Portland, OR 97214