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  • MA – Omega the Unknown Writer Signing

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    Jonathan LethemChronic City
    Thursday, October 22 at 6pm
    Coolidge Corner Theatre, $5

    The MacArthur Fellow behind Motherless Brooklyn, The Fortress of Solitude and Omega the Unknown has written another exquisitely haunting novel. Chronic City follows the life of a former child star as it intersects with those of an astronaut, a ghostwriter, and a genius critic. What The Fortress of Solitude did for Gowanus, Chronic City does for the island of Manhattan.

    Coolidge Corner Theatre | 290 Harvard St | Brookline MA 02446


    UK – Angry Robot Launch

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    Dan Abnett, Andy Remic and Colin Harvey sign for the UK Launch of Angry Robot Books

    Saturday 10 October 12:30 – 14:00

    London Megastore

    Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, UK, WC2H 8JR


    It’s a brand-fusion to reinvent science fiction in the UK, a union that may yet shake London to the core. FORBIDDEN PLANET are delighted to be hosting the UK Launch of ANGRY ROBOT BOOKS on Saturday 10th October at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8JR.

    Angry Robot is a new imprint, a wickedly fresh take on the SF, F and WTF industry. Publishing the best in dark and edgy fiction from renowned authors and the hottest in up-and-coming new talent, the Robot brings you: teenage serial killers, zombie detectives, howling axes, sex-crazed vampires, murderous gods and steampunk swordfights. And that’s for starters.

    Featured guests Dan Abnett (Triumff), Andy Remic (Kell’s Legend) and Colin Harvey (Winter Song) will be there to allay (or possibly enhance) fears, chat to fans, answer questions and sign copies of their Angry Robot titles. There will be free prints available of the Larry Rostant cover of Triumff as well as a chance to see the Kell’s Legend promotional video… up close and personal. There will also be a wide range of Angry Robot’s other titles available.

    Come and meet the boys from the Robot!

    COLLECTORFEST (November 2009)

    Convention Website http://WWW.MYSPACE.COM/COLLECTORFEST
    Start Date 11/15/2009
    Venue Name QUALITY INN
    Venue Address RT. 17K
    NEWBURGH, NY 12550
    United States
    Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables 50
    What category best describes your convention? Comic Books
    What other categories might be appropriate for your convention? – Collectibles
    – Comic Books
    – Horror
    – Science Fiction and Fantasy
    – Other

    Lauren Monardo Featured Guest at Sept. 27 East Hanover Expo

    September 23, 2009 by  
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    Press Release:

    Lauren Monardo will be the featured guest at the September 27 East Hanover, NJ Comic Book Expo.

    Her credits include:

    Creator – The Slightly Askew Adventures of Inspector Ham & Eggs

    Artist – The Slightly Askew Adventures of Inspector Ham & Eggs, Jesus Hates Zombies: Those Slack-Jaw Blues, Jesus Hates Zombies featuring Lincoln Hates Werewolves: Yea Though I Walk

    Adult Swim Storyboard Artist – The Venture Bros.

    You can find out more at www.LaurenMonardo.com

    NYC – Artists Extraordinaire

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    Eric Canete and Stephane Roux sign at Jim Hanley’s Universe on Wednesday, October 14 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, EXCLUSIVELY at our Manhattan Location!

    Eric Canete is an animator, designer, and illustrator who’s comic works include Iron Man: Enter The Mandarin, Comic Book Tattoo, and The End League! Some of his animation work includes Aeon Flux, Justice League Unlimited, Ben10 and more.

    Stephane Roux is a frequent cover artist for Marvel and DC including many covers for Birds of Prey, Countdown, Batman Confidential and most recently Amazing Spider-Man #603! You can see some of his interior work in Witchblade and Action Comics Annual.

    So come on down to our Manhattan location for this rare U.S. appearance for Stephane, and a rare New York appearance for Eric – all going down Wednesday, October 14! EXCLUSIVELY at Jim Hanley’s Universe – Where Art and Literature Meet!

    (and if you miss them there hit ’em up at the Boston Comic Con on Oct. 24-25, 2009)

    Jim Hanley’s Universe, 4 West 33rd St, New York, NY 10001

    (212) 268-7088


    Awakening Tour

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    Los Angeles, CA (September 21, 2009) – To help get comics fans in the proper mood for Halloween, writer Nick Tapalansky and artist Alex Eckman-Lawn will embark on a four-stop tour to sign and promote their Archaia hardcover horror book, Awakening, and will even offer exclusive prints and a link to read a free, online preview of the first chapter in the next volume. Fans who are unable to attend any of the signings but purchase the book, or have purchased it already, will also get the opportunity to read the free preview.
    “The amount of support we’ve received over the past few years has been mindblowing,” said writer Tapalansky. “When the volume was solicited back in April, we partnered with DCBS to offer an exclusive print to fans who ordered the book through their website and it was HUGE! Now that the book is available in stores we wanted to do something special for all of our fans, including those who might’ve been waiting to try it, as well as the local comic shops that support us.”
    The stops on the tour are as follows:
    Oct. 10, 10 a.m. -6 p.m.; Oct-11, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Artist Alley, Baltimore Comic-Con
    The Baltimore Convention Center
    One West Pratt Street
    Baltimore, Maryland 21201
    (Separate admission fee required for entry into Baltimore Comic-Con)
    Oct. 17, 1-5 p.m. [Nick Tapalansky only]
    Upstate Comics, Freedom Business Center, 1097 Route 55, LaGrangeville, NY 12540
    (845) 432- 3320
    Oct. 24, 12-4 p.m.
    Brave New Worlds Comics, 45 North Second Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
    (215) 925-6525
    Oct. 28, 4-7 p.m.
    Jim Hanley’s Universe, 4 West 33rd St, New York, NY 10001
    (212) 268-7088
    Fans who purchase a copy of Awakening at any of these appearances, or who bring their already purchased copy to be signed, will receive a free Awakening print created exclusively for the tour. Plus, by submitting their e-mail address they will be sent a link to read a free, online preview of the complete first chapter of Awakening Volume Two, due out next summer. The preview will be distributed at 12 a.m. ET on Halloween morning, Oct. 31, 2009.
    Fans who aren’t able to attend any of these appearances but would still like to gain access to the preview can send in a picture of themselves with their copy of Awakening standing in front of the local comics shop where it was purchased, along with the shop’s information, to AwakeningComic@gmail.com so that they can receive the link in return, while also getting their shop featured on the blogs of the Awakening creators.
    Those readers who do not have access to a local comics shop and are only able to buy their copy online or at their local book store need only to send an e-mail to AwakeningComic@gmail.com containing a confirmation of their order (a receipt, a screencap of their order, a picture of them holding the book, etc.) to gain access to the preview. (International orders count, too!)
    Fans who have already purchased their copy of the Awakening hardcover won’t be left out! These readers can also e-mail a picture of themselves with their book to AwakeningComic@gmail.com and receive a link to the exclusive preview.
    Awakening takes place in the once-peaceful city of Park Falls, where a series of gruesome murders and missing persons has put the town on edge, and Cynthia Ford, known as the town “crazy,” finds retired police detective Derrick Peters and relates to him her belief about what’s going on. Her explanation: Zombies. Unable to ignore Cynthia’s information, though not sharing her beliefs, Derrick and others in the town explore the mystery as weeks turn to months and the death toll rises. Could Cynthia be right or has she finally gone insane?
    “I don’t think we can fall over ourselves enough to say how much our readers mean to us,” said Tapalansky. “Our readers have been amazingly patient waiting for this volume and, now that it’s available, we want to give them something cool to not only show how much we appreciate them, but that Volume Two isn’t so far away either.”
    Aint It Cool News said Awakening is “a phenomenal achievement in writing and artistry and proof that, when done well, even when utilizing the most worn-out of genres there still can exist something special.”
    Brian LeTendre of the Secret Identity podcast called Awakening “a unique take on the zombie genre that has a distinct noir flavor.”
    Follow Awakening on Twitter: http://twitter.com/awakeningcomic
    Trailer for Awakening: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qJQB68NkP0
    Nick Tapalansky’s website: http://www.nicktapalansky.com/
    Alex Eckman-Lawn’s website: http://www.alexeckmanlawn.com/

    Diamond Order Code: APR09 0649
    ISBN-10: 1932386483
    ISBN-13: 978-1932386486
    About Archaia

    Founded in 2002, Archaia has built an unparalleled reputation for producing meaningful content that perpetually transforms minds. With a slate including such popular Eisner-Award winning titles as Mouse Guard and The Killer, as well as Awakening, Gunnerkrigg Court, Robotika, Killing Pickman, Artesia and the Publisher’s latest additions of Titanium Rain, God Machine, Roddenberry Productions’ Days Missing, The Jim Henson Company library and Mr. Murder Is Dead and Lucid with Zachary Quinto’s production company, Before the Door Pictures, Archaia has become synonymous with quality content. For more information on Archaia or any Archaia titles please visit www.Archaia.com. Archaia can also be found on Facebook (www.facebook.com/archaiacomics), MySpace (www.myspace.com/archaiacomics) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/archaiacomics).

    CA – Where The Wild Things Are

    Spike Jonze, Dave Eggers & cast screen the film on Oct 1st

    Spike Jonze, Dave Eggers & cast screen the film on Oct 1st

    826LA presents a special preview screening of Where The Wild Things Are

    Thursday, October 1, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.
    The Arclight Theater, 6360 W Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028

    Director Spike Jonze, screenwriter Dave Eggers, and actors Catherine Keener and Max Records will also attend and participate in a question-and-answer session after the screening.

    VIP after-party hosted by 826LA, Urban Outfitters, Filter Magazine, and Snackbar
    10:00 p.m.
    Space 15 Twenty
    1520 N Cahuenga Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028

    General admission tickets are $75, and VIP tickets (including the after-party) are $200.
    For more information and to purchase tickets, please head to our Eventbrite page.

    UK – An Animated Life

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    Ray Harryhausen and Tony Dalton sign An Animated Life

    Saturday 17 October 13:00 – 14:00

    Forbidden Planet London Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, UK, WC2H 8JR

    RAY HARRYHAUSEN and TONY DALTON will be signing An Animated Life at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR, on Saturday 24th October 1 – 2pm.

    The last great animator before the introduction of CGI, Ray’s book takes us through sixty years of bringing dreams to life. From harpies and skeletons in Jason and the Argonauts to the six-armed Kali in Sinbad, Ray explains the films’ journeys, from original concept through to the critics’ reviews, as well as the basics of special effects and stop-motion animation. Now re-issued in softcover, An Animated Life is a wonderland guide through a golden age of SFX magic.

    Inspired at 13 years old by seeing King Kong, Ray knew his future lay in special effects. Following on from his mentor Willis O’Brien, creator of Kong, Ray took the art of stop-motion animation one step further, weaving his magic on every concept from dinosaur to alien. Probably the single best-known name in special effects, Ray Harryhausen is both visionary and artist and has written two previous and very successful books on the subject.


    CA – Brom Signing

    September 22, 2009 by  
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    Fantasy artist Brom (Plucker) sign his new novel, The Child Thief, at Book Soup on Sept 26th at 5pm.

    Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd, W. Hollywood, CA 90069


    NYC – Toon Treasury Signing

    September 22, 2009 by  
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    Art Speigelman, Francoise Mouly, Lane Smith, Jon Scieszka, Mac Barnett Signing

    Saturday OCTOBER 17TH, 12:00 – 2:00PM

    Books of Wonder is tickled to welcome 5 creators of hilarious, fun-filled books for young readers and listeners. Please join us on Saturday, October 17th, from 12-2pm as we welcome author and US Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, JON SCIESZKA (The Stinky Cheeseman; Trucktown; Knucklehead) who will have us laughing aloud at his latest picture books, Robot Zot!, illustrated by David Shannon, and Truckery Rhymes his latest Trucktown book; author MAC BARNETT for his two hilarious new picture books: Billy Twitters and His Blue Whale Problem and Guess Again!, as well as his funny debut chapter book mystery, The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity; Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist, author, and artist, ART SPEIGELMAN and his author and editor wife, FRANCOISE MOULY will present The TOON Treasury of Classic Children’s Comics, a side-splitting collection of comics, sure to leave you and your young readers rolling on the floor laughing and which features an introduction by JON SCIESZKA; and Caldecott Honor artist and author LANE SMITH (The Stinky Cheeseman; John, Paul, George and Ben; Madame President) will treat us to his two new high-spirited picture books, will introduce Princess Hyacinth (the Surprising Tale of a Girl Who Floated) by Florence Parry Heide and his own Big Elephant in the Room. Each author and artist, beginning at noon, will treat us to their new books, answer questions from the audience, and then sign copies of their hilarious books.  Don’t miss out on this laugh-filled event of great talent! Ages 3 – 12. 12-2pm.

    Books of Wonder, 18 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011


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