CA – Stan Lee Appearance

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Comics legend Stan Lee, co-creator of Spider-Man, Avengers, X-Men, Fantastic Four, Iron Man, and more, appears at Barnes & Noble on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 2:00 PM to celebrate the release of “The Zodiac Legacy: The Dragon’s Return.” In this second illustrated novel of The Zodiac Legacy series, the dangerous dragon power only grows stronger within Jasmine, and Steven struggles to hold their ragtag team together. But as alliances become strained, the line between the “good guys” and the “bad guys” becomes blurrier and blurrier. And it all culminates in a major cliffhanger that readers won’t see coming!

Stan Lee will be here to hand out pre-signed copies of “The Zodiac Legacy: The Dragon’s Return.”

This is a wristbanded event
-1 book per person/ 1 wristband per person – no exceptions
-Wristbands and books are limited to 300
-Wristbands will be issued to customers who purchase the book from Barnes & Noble at The Grove beginning at 9am on January 30
-the wristband will allow you into the event area where Stan Lee will hand you a pre-signed book
-personalization will not be available
-photos will not be permitted
-No memorabilia please

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Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 525-0270

NYC – The New Mutants Signing

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Press Release:

Join Wisconsin English professor Ramzi Fawaz at the Strand Book Store on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 7:00 PM as he discusses his brand-new, paradigm-shifting study of the comic book form, The New Mutants: Superheroes and the Radical Imagination of American Comics. Dissecting the history of the medium through the lens of queer theory, Fawaz delves into the creation and composition of such seminal series as X-Men and Fantastic 4 and finds a history of selves deconstructed and rebuilt on the page.

Joining Fawaz in discussion is Phil Jimenez, acclaimed artist artist and writer known for his work on Infinite Crisis, The Invisibles, Wonder Woman, X-Men, and many other beloved series.

Buy a copy of The New Mutants or a $15 gift card in order to attend this event.

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Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
(212) 473-1452

CA – Power Rangers #0 Signing

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Writer Kyle Higgins (Batman Eternal, Nightwing) appears at The Comic Bug on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 from 11:00 AM till 2:00 PM to sign Power Rangers #0!

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The Comic Bug
1807 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 372-6704

NYC – An Evening w/ Tom Hart & Carol Tyler

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Carol Tyler and Tom Hart appear at the Society of Illustrators on Thursday January 28, 2016 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. for a presentation and reading followed by a book signing.

Tickets
$15 Non-members | $10 Members | $7 Seniors/students (Undergrad students with valid ID)
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CAROL TYLER
Tyler will be reading from her masterpiece Soldier’s Heart.

SOLDIER’S HEART: The Campaign to Understand My WWII Veteran Father, A Daughter’s Story is a sophisticated graphic masterpiece by Carol Tyler. Soldier’s Heart explores the damaging effects of war and the toll it can take on families.

Many soldiers return home and never talk about what happened – especially those from the Greatest Generation. Thus was the case with S/Sgt. Charles W. Tyler, who late in life began to open up to his daughter Carol. By looking at him, you would never know that he was wounded in combat, but as she states at the beginning: “Not all scars are visible.”

The narrative unfolds over 360 pages of masterfully crafted drawings. Stunning ink and color washes weave through the decades: Tyler examines the past in sepia, confronts reality in stark black & white and uses rich color to convey the moods and fragility of the present. She overlays her father’s memories with her own, while struggling to understand her troubled life: a failed marriage, a teenage daughter on the edge, and an elderly father and mother. It’s literate, emotionally compelling, historically accurate, and took the artist a decade to complete. Winner of the Ohio Arts Council Excellence Award, nominated for 11 Eisners, 2 Harveys, 2 Ignatz awards, and named a finalist LA Times Book Prize, Soldier’s Heart is a magnificent achievement.

TOM HART
ROSALIE LIGHTNING is Eisner-nominated cartoonist Tom Hart’s beautiful and touching graphic memoir about the untimely death of his young daughter, Rosalie. His heart-breaking and emotional illustrations strike readers to the core, and take them along his family’s journey through loss. Hart uses the graphic form to articulate his and his wife’s on-going search for meaning in the aftermath of Rosalie’s death, exploring themes of grief, hopelessness, rebirth, and eventually finding hope again.

Hart creatively portrays the solace he discovers in nature, philosophy, great works of literature, and art across all mediums in this expressively honest and loving tribute to his baby girl. Rosalie Lighting is a graphic masterpiece chronicling a father’s undying love.

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Society of Illustrators
128 East 63rd Street, New York, NY 10065
212-838-2560

CA – The Last Dream Keeper Signing

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Writer and actress Amber Benson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) appears at Dark Delicacies on Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 2:00 PM to sign The Last Dream Keeper.

Dark Delicacies
3512 W. Magnolia, Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 556-6660

SF – Dr. Katz LIVE

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Jonathan Katz appears with special guests Janeane Garofalo, Andy Kindler, Chelsea Peretti, Maria Bamford, and The Sklar Brothers on Saturday, January 23 at 7:30 PM!

Dr. Katz Live is a stage variation of the animated show, Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist, created by Jonathan Katz and Tom Snyder for Comedy Central. It premiered in 1995, earning the network its first Emmy and Peabody awards and introducing the term “squigglevision” to the English language. The show has rightfully gone on to become a cult classic.

The live version (much like the cartoon version) of Dr. Katz, brings well-known standups to the good doctor’s couch, using the quirks and idiosyncrasies of their comedy acts to analyze their various conflicted issues. $35 All Ages

Presented as part of SF Sketchfest!

Get tickets at the link!

Marines Memorial Theatre (MMT)
609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

CA – An Evening with Roz Chast

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Cartoonist Roz Chast speaks on Friday, January 29, 2016 at 7:00 PM and Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 2:00 PM at the Newport Beach Public Library Foundation.

A humorous and poignant book that chronicles her relationship with her aging parents as they shift from independence to dependence, Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant? is the latest book for adults by Roz Chast. Using handwritten text, drawings, photographs, and her keen eye for the foibles that make us human, Chast addresses the realities of what it is to get old in America today – and what it is to have aging parents today – with tenderness and candor, and a good dose of her characteristic wit.

Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant is a New York Times 2014 Top Ten Best Book of the Year, 2014 National Book Award Finalist, the winner of the 2014 Kirkus Prize, and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle awards for the best books of 2014.

Tickets are available at the link…

Newport Beach Public Library Foundation
1000 Avocado Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 717-3800

OH – The Walking Dead #150 Signing

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Tony Moore, artist and co-creator of The Walking Dead, appears at Up Up & Away Comics on Wednesday January 13, 2016 to sign the 150th issue of Walking Dead! Moore has also worked on creator-owned titles including Fear Agent, Battle Pope, Brit, and The Exterminators as well as drawing runs on Ghost Rider, Punisher, Deadpool, and Venom for Marvel Comics.

As part of his Midwest Tour, Tony will have a variety of merchandise and art prints, including a signed and numbered limited edition silkscreen tour poster (only 10 available per shop!), Walking Dead #150 cover prints, and a raffle to win a super-rare painted Sketch Variant Walking Dead #1 Artist Proof Edition (only 1 per shop!). Tony will also be sketching, signing books, kissing hands, and shaking babies.

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Up Up & Away Comics
5885 Pfeiffer Road, Blue Ash, OH 45242
513-936-6300

CA – Orphan X Signing

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Writer Gregg Hurwitz (The Dark Knight, Moon Knight) appears at Mysterious Galaxy Books on Saturday January 30, 2016 at 5:00 PM to sign his new thriller Orphan X!

About this author:
GREGG HURWITZ is the author of a number of critically acclaimed thrillers, including Trust No One and The Crime Writer. International bestsellers, his novels have been finalists for several awards, including the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger and the ITW Best Novel of the Year awards. He lives in Los Angeles, California. Visit him on the web at www.gregghurwitz.net.

Mysterious Galaxy Books
5943 Balboa Avenue, San Diego, CA 92111
858-268-4747

NH – Alterna Comics Signing

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Comic book publisher Peter Simeti of Alterna Comics appears at Krypton Comics on Saturday, January 2, 2016 from 1:00 – 4:00 PM to sign the recently released IF Anthology, The Chair, and Fubar Mother Russia!

Krypton Comics
103 Water Street, Exeter, NH 03833
(603) 658-2667

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