Official Press Release
Floating World Comics and Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery are proud to present two special events with Steven Weissman, creator of Yikes!, for his newest release Chocolate Cheeks. First in Portland, Floating World Comics will have an entire exibition of orginal art plus Steven signing books. Then, the Fantagraphics Bookstore in Seattle has Steven selling prints and signing like a madman.
Who: Steven Weissman
What: CHOCOLATE CHEEKS signing & art exhibition
When: Thursday, Feb. 4th, 6-10pm
Where: Floating World Comics
20 NW 5th Ave. #101 Portland, OR 97209
Who: Steven Weissman
What: CHOCOLATE CHEEKS signing & art selling
When: Saturday, Feb. 6th, 7-8pm
Where: Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery
1201 S. Vale St. Seattle, WA 98108
Hilarious, frightening, mysterious, adorable and utterly bleak, Chocolate Cheeks has arrived to disgust and delight comic-book readers of all ages. “Sweet” Chubby Cheeks and the Pullapart Boy (a 21st Century FrankensteinÊ¼s monster for kids) are driving each other crazy. Forced together by their dating parents, these two bitter enemies have alienated-or otherwise disposed of-most of their social circle, leaving them with plenty of quality time for each other. They go camping, start a business, form a band, join a team, try to make some new friends, and engage in a “holy war.” Things go from worse to worst when the two boys find a cat one hot summer day in the harrowing 51-page story “Blue Jay” (as previously serialized at Fantagraphics.com).
Steven Weissman, modern master of light tragedy, is at his most horrible with Chocolate Cheeks. Juxtaposing gag-driven, newspaper-fashioned strips that are just gross enough to delight younger readers and sophisticated enough to be appreciated by grown-ups alongside the symbolically rich extended narrative of “Blue Jay,” this is the most superb Yikes! Books to date.
Steven Knight Weissman was born in California in 1968. He has written and drawn comics for Marvel Entertainment, Nickelodeon Magazine and, most TRIUMPHANTLY, Fantagraphics Books. He currently lives in Los Angeles’s “Little Armenia” neighborhood with his wife, Charissa, and their son, Charles.