Eroyn Franklin recently won the the indie comics-supporting Xeric award, and has produced a graphic novel. This Saturday, August 22 local alternative comics fans will be celebrating its publication at the Fantagraphics Store (which shares space with Georgetown Records).
Another Glorious Day at the Nothing Factory is described as “a revealing examination of the artist’s transition from adolescence to adulthood. Franklin’s impressionistic narrative complements the austere hand cut imagery in her exquisitely crafted autobiography. Produced with the support of the Xeric Foundation and Allied Arts, this 216 page book consists of striking hand cut images, with an individually die-cut silkscreen cover in a numbered edition of 1,000 copies.”
There will be a signing and book launch party for Franklin’s Another Glorious Day at the Nothing Factory on that day from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. If you go, take a look at the walls as well: There’s a generation-spanning, multi-genre exhibition of Seattle cartoonists “including new work by Fantagraphics superstars Jim Woodring, Peter Bagge, and Jim Blanchard together with Franklin and her fellow Xeric alums Ellen Forney, Megan Kelso, and David Lasky among other local wonders.” For disclosure (and sure, self-promotion, what the hell), you can check out the original pages of The Clash comics I wrote for Mr. Lasky for the anthology Hotwire (#1 & #2) as part of the ongoing exhibit.