January 2019 – Art Test Group Show


For the month of January, swing by SHQ to check out our trippiest show yet.

Through the ’80s and ’90s, Art Instruction Schools littered the pages of comic books and magazines with ads for their learn–to–draw correspondence course. SHQ asked artists from around the world to create new pieces that riff on their original “Art Test”. We sent out our own version of the test and will display the pages we got in response.

With contributions from:
Aaron Jupin
Anna Haifisch
Antoine Cossé
Ben Marcus
Cynthia Alfonso
Eunice Luk
Hannah K. Lee
JS Wright
Lando
Seo Kim
SJ Hockett
Sloane Leong
Stathis Tsemberlidis
Sung Hyun Kim
Tetsunori Tawaraya

Pieces are available for purchase in store and online!

Here’s a sneak peek for ya…




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Real Deal Comix Signing


Real Deal Comix Signing
Saturday, January 19th
7-9pm

Lawrence (Rawdog) Hubbard will be at SHQ signing copies of his Real Deal Comix, which trades in what it calls the genre of Urban Chaos — a satiric depiction of the madness that occurs in the urban centers of America. Each story details the everyday struggles of the urban dwellers who go off on each other out of the rage and futility that their lives bring them. Basically, it’s nutso violent comics goodness. Come meet Rawdog!

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Dark Dungeons Group Show


Dark Dungeons
Group Art Show
Friday, February 1st
@ 7pm

If you came to our Monster Manual show last year, you know that this is not one to be missed. Some of the best artists working today have created some incredible D&D-style monsters for you.

Featuring art by:
Jon Vermilyea (curator)
Mark Ingram
Julia Wertz
Mike Bertino
Justin Roiland
Live Rad
Jenn Woodall
Trevor Henderson
Lizz Hickey
Rob Goodin
…& many more!

Will you be able to roll a saving throw to get out of here alive?

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Queer Babes Of Cartoons Release Party


Queer Babes Of Cartoons Release Party
Friday, January 25th
7-9pm

Well file this zine under RELEVANT TO MY INTERESTS. The QBoC release party will be your first chance to grab a physical copy of this delightful anthology. An event exclusive pin will be available, and there will be plenty of opportunities for giveaways, including signed prints! PLUS you’ll be able to hobnob with some of the great artists. Check out some art from the zine below and join us on the 25th.

Queer Babes of Cartoons is a collaborative fanzine dedicated to promoting queer representation for girls, femmes, and non-binary individuals in cartoons. This project features work from over 25 artists and proceeds from the zine will be donated to GLSEN.

Featuring art by:
Moriah Benton (curator)
Jiji Knight
Kat Tsai
Kelsey Wroten
Jenn St-Onge
EJ Chong
Becky Glendining (lgions)
Julia Reck
Emily Cannon
Zoe Moss
and many more!”

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2018 Holiday Gift Guide – We Still Have Great Stuff Left!


2018 Holiday Gift Guide Part Five
Never fear, we are open until about 5pm on Christmas Eve for all of your last minute gift needs!


AIR FRESHENERS!
$4 each
They smell nice. They look nice.


CAT STUFF!
$5 – $20
I mean, c’mon. How cute are these?


SIMON HANSELMANN ZINES!
$12 – $25
Limited edition, hard to find zines from the master of gnarly, hilarious comics.


SMUT!
$13 – $35
Mmmm, pervy goodness. Adults only!


PEOW!
$14 – $28
Funny, strange, and unique books and zines from Sweden’s best small press.


SWEATSHIRTS!
$25
Brand new, cozy as heck SHQ crewneck sweatshirts! The sparkly gold silkscreen logo captures the majesty of our handpainted window very well.


GIFT CERTIFICATES!
When in doubt, give the greatest gift of all: cold, hard comics cash. Not sure what book they’d like?
Let them choose for themselves! Available in any dollar amount on fancy letterpress certificates.

Have a wonderful holiday!
-SHQ-

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