IL – Boxers & Saints Signing

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Meet Gene Luen Yang, award–winning author and nominee for the National Book Award, at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library on Thursday, January 29, 2015 from 7:00–8:30 p.m. He will discuss Boxers and Saints and describe the genesis of the two-volume graphic novel project about the Boxer Rebellion. He’ll talk about why historical events intrigue him and what he learned while researching. Lang’s talk will be followed by questions from the audience and a book signing. Open to all ages.

Arlington Heights Memorial Library
500 N. Dunton Avenue, Arlington Heights, IL 60004-5910
847-392-0100

DC – Ares: Bringer of War Signing

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George O’Connor appears at Politics & Prose to sign Ares: Bringer of War on Tuesday February 3, 2015 at 10:30 am!

This seventh book in O’Connor’s series of graphic novels starring the gods of Olympus tackles the god of war. It is the tenth year of the Trojan War, and Ares is going head-to-head with a powerful goddess, Athena. As the two gods go further and further in their attempts to defeat one another the mortals caught in the middle of their struggle suffer the consequences.

Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
202-364-1919

OR – The Sculptor Signing

scm-sculptorScott McCloud appears in conversation with Daniel H. Wilson at Powell’s Books on Wednesday, February 11th at 7:00 PM!

David Smith is giving his life for his art — literally. Thanks to a deal with Death, the young sculptor gets his childhood wish: to sculpt anything he can imagine with his bare hands. But now that he only has 200 days to live, deciding “what” to create is harder than he thought, and discovering the love of his life at the 11th hour isn’t making it any easier! Scott McCloud’s The Sculptor (First Second) is a story of desire taken to the edge of reason and beyond; of the frantic, clumsy dance steps of young love; and of the world’s greatest city gorgeously depicted at street level. It’s about the small, warm, human moments of everyday life… and the great, surging forces that lie just under the surface. McCloud wrote the book on how comics work (Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art); now he vaults into great fiction with a breathtaking, funny, and unforgettable new work. McCloud will be joined in conversation by Daniel H. Wilson, author of Robogenesis and How to Survive a Robot Uprising.

Powell’s City of Bookssuperm
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. Beaverton, OR 97005
503-228-465

NC – Durham Comics Project Signing

Press Release:

DCPJoin Chapel Hill Comics on Saturday January 31st from 4:00-7:00 PM when they host 11+ of the artists from the Durham Comics Project for a signing event. The book will be available to purchase, but in limited quantities. You can buy the book, get it signed, talk to the artists, enjoy some refreshments, and connect with other local fans. Here is a list of the artists who will attend so far:

Amy Godfrey
Patrick Holt
Jennifer Lohmann
Hope Wilder
Jesse Crossen
Beth Clarke
Eric Knisley
Will Hanley
Swifty Miss
Amy Johnson
Ian Johnson
Victoria Pittman

Chapel Hill Comics
316 W Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
(919) 967-4439

MA – Compelling Conversations w/ Ice-T

icetRapper/actor Ice-T speaks at Bunker Hill Community College on Thursday, February 26, 2015!

A300 Auditorium
Program begins at 1:00 p.m.
Free and Open to the Public – Online registration is required.

Ice-T, who received a Grammy Award in 1991, launched his rap music career in the 1984 film Breakin’. He went on to become the genre’s original gangster, forming Rhyme Syndicate Records in 1989 and releasing a string of groundbreaking West Coast rap records. Ice-T subsequently formed the thrash metal band Body Count.

The film and television actor secured roles in New Jack City, Ricochet, Trespass and Johnny Mnemonic. He stars in NBC’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Detective Finn. In his 1994 book, The Ice Opinion, the artist airs his views on free speech and education, among other topics. Ice-T will speak about race in America and overcoming obstacles to success.

RSVP at the link…

Bunker Hill Community College
250 New Rutherford Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02129
(617) 228-2000

Bob’s Burgers LIVE on Tour

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Press Release:

Bob’s Burgers, the smash-hit animated fan favorite with a devoted cult following, will be bringing their brand of humor to the stage with an all new completely LIVE show. Bob’s Burgers LIVE features individual stand-up performances from the cast, exclusive clips from the TV show, audience Q&As, a table read from the show scripts with each cast member in character, as well as a very special video treat you can only see in person.

By purchasing a Bob’s Burgers Live VIP package you get to meet the cast members of Bob’s Burgers and receive exclusive VIP merchandise, such as a Bob’s Burgers t-shirt, water bottle, custom poster and more!

Join this hilarious cast for an experience you won’t forget.

VIP pre-sales begin on 1/20 at 10am local venue time. Get tickets at the link!

*VIP upgrades do not include a ticket to Bob’s Burgers live. If you do not purchase a ticket to Bob’s Burgers live, you will not be admitted into the VIP event.

The current cities on the tour are:
March 19: Minneapolis, MN
March 20: Chicago, IL
March 21: Milwaukee, WI
March 22: Detroit, MI
March 25: Washington, D.C.
March 26: Upper Darby, PA
March 27: New York, NY
March 28: Boston, MA

TN – Snuffy Smith Signings

Press Release:

snuffyBarney Google and Snuffy Smith cartoonist, John Rose, is a special guest at Pigeon Forge, Tennessee’s 25th Annual WILDERNESS WILDLIFE WEEK™.

Wilderness Wildlife Week is the ultimate Smoky Mountain experience! This series of free activities over eight days is designed to connect Pigeon Forge visitors with the great outdoors.

Throughout the week, visitors learn from experts who share their knowledge of the outdoors during more than dozens of seminars, lectures and hands-on workshops. Wilderness Wildlife Week offers activities for all ages and brings thousands of nature lovers to Pigeon Forge each year.

King Features cartoonist John Rose will be at this year’s event Saturday, January 24th through Monday, January 26th conducting a Snuffy Smith Cartooning Chalk Talk and a Children’s Cartooning Workshop. He will also be signing copies of his book, The Bodacious Best Of Snuffy Smith, all three days. His schedule is as follows:

Saturday, January 24, 2015

4:30 – 5:30 PM: A Bodacious Snuffy Smith Chalk Talk: John Rose, Barney Google and Snuffy Smith Cartoonist

LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge
2986 Teaster Lane Pigeon Forge, TN 37868

Book signing for The Bodacious Best Of Snuffy Smith all day in the vendor area.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

1:00-2:00 PM: Bodacious Cartooning for Kids Workshop: John Rose, Barney Google and Snuffy Smith cartoonist

LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge
2986 Teaster Lane Pigeon Forge, TN 37868
*Must pre-register at Information Desk, Limit 100. Remember to bring paper and pencils!

Book signing for The Bodacious Best Of Snuffy Smith all day in the vendor area.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Book signing for The Bodacious Best Of Snuffy Smith all day in the vendor area.

MI – Nain Rouge Signing

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Josef Bastian and Patrick McEvey, the writer and artist of Nain Rouge, appear at Comic City’s Pontiac Location on January 28th from 3:00-5:00 PM to sign NAIN ROUGE!

Comic City
36931 Schoolcraft Road Livonia, MI 48150

NY – The Dying and the Dead #1 Signing

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Penciler Ryan Bodenheim and colorist Mike Garland will sign copies of the first issue of “The Dying and the Dead” from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Heroes Comic Shop on Saturday January 31, 2015!

RSVP on Facebook!

Heroes Your Mom Threw Out Comic Shop
130 West 14th Street, Elmira Heights NY 14903
(607) 737 1347

ON – Captain Canuck Returns

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Kalman Andrasofszky, writer and artist for the upcoming Captain Canuck Monthly, appears at Toronto’s famous Silver Snail store, on Saturday January 24, 2015 signing from noon till 3:00 pm. They are celebrate the release of the 40th Anniversary Limited Edition collectable Mego action figure of Captain Canuck!

The Silver Snail
329 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M5B 1R7
416-593-0889

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