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That time I went for a snack at…Rich Table

And ended up staying for two hours and five courses of food. Great meal. Only took photos of my main - steak with fried oysters and green goddess dressing. I didn’t think I’d like the dressing but it totally brought the needed acid to cut through the richness of the proteins. I normally don’t order dessert, but this time I thought I little ice cream might not be a bad thing and ordered the strawberry shortcake. And it was the right call. Cleansing acid; cold and just enough sweet. Another great meal. 


Rich Table | 199 Gough St, San Francisco, CA | map

A CELEBRATION OF UNDERGROUND COMIX:
A SAN FRANCISCO COMICS FEST EVENT

The Cartoon Art Museum is honored to celebrate the contributions of underground comix with special guests Mark Bode (Cobalt-60), Paul Mavrides (The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers), Ted Richards (Dopin’ Dan), Susan Stern (Big Bitch), Ron Turner (Last Gasp Books), and more to be announced. This free public event is part of the newly-formed San Francisco Comics Fest’s weeklong programming, and will be held on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 from 7-9 pm.  

A Celebration of Underground Comix will focus on Last Gasp Books, the legendary San Francisco-based publishing and distribution company founded by Ron Turner in 1970. Last Gasp is one of the largest and oldest publishers and purveyors of underground books and comics in the world, celebrating its 45th year in business. Over the years they have published, and in some cases brought to light, some of the most respected and talented artists working today, including R. Crumb, Justin Green, Bill Griffith, Mark Ryden, Aline Kominsky-Crumb, Frank Kozik, Trina Robbins, Todd Schorr, Winston Smith, Spain, Robert Williams, and countless others. Today, Last Gasp publishes 12-20 new titles per year, focusing on “lowbrow” and “pop surrealist” artists, as well as graphic novels and pop culture titles. They also distribute all sorts of weird ‘n’ wonderful subversive literature, graphic novels, tattoo, and art books, supplying them to bookstores and art galleries on six continents.

Guest speakers at this event will reminisce about the underground comix movement as well as Last Gasp’s contribution to the genre. Friends, colleagues and fans are encouraged to attend!

About the San Francisco Comics Fest:
The SF Comics Fest is a celebration of San Francisco comics culture: Past, present, and future. Festival events seek to highlight four aspects of our vibrant Bay Area comics community:

  • Our rich history of artistic rebellion and comics innovation
  • Our unique intersection of cultural influences shared among today’s Bay Area cartoonists
  • Our commitment to comics education
  • Our responsibility to shape the future of comics through technology in a positive and equitable way

For more information, please visit: http://www.sfcomicsfest.com/