Oct. 7 – Brothers and Mothers book signing with Jim Blanchard

In store signing with Jim Blanchard – Saturday Oct. 7, 3-5pm!

Artist. Illustrator. Designer. Cartoonist. Inker. Reprobate.

Jim Blanchard has tilled many fields across his 40 year artistic career, but perhaps the most widely-seen are his portraits, often commissioned for magazine illustrations. Brothers and Mothers collects over 130 of his compelling, detailed illustrations of rockstars, actors, neighborhood eccentrics and dogs, spanning the last 20 years. Rendered in a range of styles from pointillism to pencil and wash, Blanchard expands from photographs to instill added dynamism, allegorical or abstract backgrounds, and often creates an impression more “real” than the photograph itself.

WHO: Jim Blanchard
WHAT: Brothers and Mothers book signing
WHEN: Saturday Oct. 7, 3-5pm
WHERE: Floating World Comics, 1223 Lloyd Center

“This is the kind of book, unlike others of its ilk, which you will return to again and again. The portraits yield new surprises on each viewing and cover a wide range of subjects. Any collection that includes Sid Haig, Barbara Steele, Peggy Lipton, Don Van Vliet and Timothy Carey alongside Lee Marvin, Pam Grier, and Steve McQueen is special.” — George Pelecanos, from his introduction