Aaron Becker appears at Barnes & Noble to sign Quest on Thursday September 18, 2014 at 7:00 PM!
Aaron Becker, creator of Journey, a Caldecott Honor book, presents the next chapter in his stunning wordless fantasy. A king emerges from a hidden door in a city park, startling two children sheltering from the rain. No sooner does he push a map and some strange objects into their hands than he is captured by hostile forces that whisk him back through the enchanted door. Just like that, the children are caught up in a quest to rescue the king and his kingdom from darkness, while illuminating the farthest reaches of their imagination. Colored markers in hand, they make their own way through the portal, under the sea, through a tropical paradise, over a perilous bridge, and high in the air with the help of a winged friend. Journey lovers will be thrilled to follow its characters on a new adventure threaded with familiar elements, while new fans will be swept into a visually captivating story that is even richer and more exhilarating than the first.
Barnes & Noble – Northgate Mall
401 NE Northgate Way #1100, Seattle, WA 98125
Danielle Fishel appears at Book Revue on Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 7:00 pm! The actress best known for her role as Topanga Lawrence on Boy Meets World, Danielle Fishel will speak and sign her new memoir, Normally, This Would Be Cause For Concern.
A warm and witty memoir by Danielle Fishel, the beloved star of the ’90s sitcom Boy Meets World and the eagerly anticipated spin-off, Girl Meets World.
Best known for playing Topanga Lawrence on Boy Meets World, Danielle Fishel was many a tween’s first crush and the quintessential girl-next-door for seven years as she joined 10 million viewers in their living rooms every Friday from 1993 to 2000. The real Danielle is just as entertaining and down-to-earth as the character she portrayed on her hit show. But even life for a successful actress can be messy, from disastrous auditions to dating mishaps and awkward red carpet moments.
Normally, This Would Be Cause for Concern is a fun romp through Danielle’s own imperfections and mild neuroses. It’s a book for anyone who, like Danielle, has ever tripped and fallen down a flight of stairs in a room full of people, had a romantic moment with their significant other that was ruined by horrendous gas, or taken a sexy Halloween photo without realizing there was a huge chunk of chocolate-covered strawberry in their teeth. Here is the real, imperfect Danielle, who knows that a good sense of humor and a positive attitude makes life so much more enjoyable. Even when you’ve just face-planted in front of Ben Affleck.
All books signed at Book Revue events must be purchased at Book Revue. If you purchase the book prior to the event please save your receipt. If you have purchased the book from somewhere else you can still get your book signed, we just ask that you make a purchase in our store of equal or greater value to that of the book.
313 New York Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743
Jay Faerber and Scott Godlewski appear at Third Eye Comics on Saturday, September 20th from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM to celebrate the launch of Copperhead #1!
Third Eye Comics
2027-A West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
Join Locust Moon and John Porcellino on Monday, September 22nd, at 7:00 pm, for the launch of his latest, The Hospital Suite! There will be a presentation with a signing to follow. This event will also feature a screening of Root Hog or Die, a new documentary celebrating 25 years of King-Cat Comics.
The Hospital Suite is a landmark work by the celebrated cartoonist and small-press legend John Porcellino—an autobiographical collection detailing his struggles with illness in the 1990s and early 2000s. One day, John Porcellino suddenly fell ill with extreme stomach pain. After a gruelling abdominal surgery, he quickly recovered–briefly–and then spent the next several years experiencing various surprise illnesses, both physical and mental. First a rash of environmental intolerances left Porcellino black-eyed, cadaverous, and dizzy. Then his mild obsessive-compulsive tendencies became full-blown. With three overlapping narratives, The Hospital Suite recounts one man’s battle for health–Porcellino loses jobs, marriages, and faith but never loses his desire to live and create.
Porcellino is the author of the iconic zine King-Cat and the graphic novel Perfect Example. His comics are lauded for their quiet, clear-eyed contemplation of every-day life. The Hospital Suite is a testimony to Porcellino’s subtle gift for transforming his struggles–this time with the medical system and its consequences for his mental health–into art that is universal and engaging.
Locust Moon Comics and Movies
34 South 40th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Julia Wertz and MariNaomi appear at Bergen Street Comics on Friday, September 19th at 7:00 pm to sign their latest comics!
Bergen Street Comics
470 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Million Year Picnic
99 Mt Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
On Wednesday, September 3rd at 7pm, Ted Rall comes to Strand Book Store to discuss his latest work After We Kill You, We Will Welcome You Back as Honored Guests. This mix of non-fiction and cartoons that explores present-day Afghanistan has been hailed by The Nation as “some of the best reporting from Afghanistan by an American journalist.”
What happens when a reporter visits war-torn Afghanistan unaided by army protection? In 2010, American cartoonist Ted Rall succeeded in funding a Kickstarter campaign to perform an on-the-ground American civilian report on life in the far-reaching provinces of Afghanistan.
The result, a mix of cartoons and nonfiction Ted calls After We Kill You, We Will Welcome You Back as Honored Guests, provides an unprecedented account of present-day Afghanistan. Don’t miss this exclusive chat and Q&A with Ted.
Buy a copy of After We Kill You, We Will Welcome You Back as Honored Guests or a $15 Strand gift card in order to attend this event. All options admit one person. Please note that payment is required for all online event orders at the time of checkout. The event will be located in the Strand’s 3rd floor Rare Book Room at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street.
Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
(at 12th St.)
Cartoonist Liz Prince presents her new book TOMBOY at Warehouse 21 on Wednesday, September 3rd from 7:00 – 9:00 PM! $3 cover, but it comes with a $3 off coupon for the book itself!
World -renowned comics artist/Ignatz Award-winner/Warehouse 21 alumni, Liz Prince, brings her newest book, Tomboy: a Graphic Memoir, to W21 for a special reading and signing. Prince’s autobiographical tales are every bit as funny and self-reflective as they are poignant and important. A do-not-miss event!
1614 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, NM 87501
One More Page Books
2200 N Westmoreland Street #101, Arlington, VA 22213
Eleanor Davis appears at Politics & Prose on Saturday September 15, 2014 at 7:30 PM to sign How to Be Happy!
Davis has earned a devoted following with her comics and illustrations, as well as her two graphic novels for children. Her first collection of literary graphic stories is truly an event. Showcasing Davis’s extraordinary range, the volume features work in full color as well as pen-and-ink, the images always complementing the narratives, which explore a full spectrum of emotions.
Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008