ON – D&Q Winter Book Launch 2016

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Brian Chippendale, Michael DeForge, and Nick Drnaso sign at The Beguiling on Thursday February 18th, 2016 at 7:00 PM!

Press Release:

D&Q has an amazing winter line-up for you: Brian Chippendale (Puke Force) is hitting the road with Michael DeForge (Big Kids) and Nick Drnaso (Beverly), and the date for their Toronto tour stop is Thursday, February 18th, 2016. Come see all three present from their new work and sign and hang out and all that fun stuff. It should be good times.

Cartoonist and Lightning Bolt drummer Chippendale’s debut with Drawn & Quarterly, Puke Force, is a dark and dense social satire that comments on social media narcissism, the malice of the right, and the hypocrisies of the left.

DeForge’s Big Kids is a coming-of-age tale about the transformative years of high school.

Drnaso’s Beverly delves into the barely repressed anxieties and obsessions of suburban teens.

Join Brian Chippendale, Michael DeForge, and Nick Drnaso for an evening of great comics and book signings! Presented by The Beguiling Books & Art and Drawn & Quarterly.

The Beguiling
601 Markham Street, Toronto, ON M6G 2L7
416-533-9168

Steel City Con 2016 Announces Guests

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Steel City Con returns to the Monroeville Convention Center on April 15 – April 17, 2016 with guests including Scott Wilson, Drea de Matteo, Shannen Doherty, Holly Marie Combs, Barbara Eden, Kristanna Loken, David Prowse, Jon Heder, Julie Benz, Tony Todd, Dee Wallace, Shirley Jones, Erik Estrada, Mick Foley, Sandahl Bergman, Terry Kiser, Eddie Deezen, and many more!

The Steel City Con is the exclusive comic con of the Monroeville Convention Center.  It is one of the largest comic cons in the United States with over 100,000 square feet of convention space and filled with 750 vendor tables,  artist alley, and celebrity guests.  At the Steel City Con you can meet TV and film celebrities along with experience celebrity Q&As, panels, celebrity photo ops, and the Artist Charity Quick Sketch. You can also take part in the Steel City Con’s cosplay, trivia contest and costume contests!

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Single day tickets or 3 day pass available now: www.steelcitycon.com/buy-tickets
Show Info: www.steelcitycon.com

MA – Heeby Jeeby Comix Artist Talk

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**UPDATE** This appearance has been cancelled.

Artist Bob Flynn speaks at Montserrat School of Art on Wednesday February 3, 2016 at 11:30 AM. Bob Flynn is the director of art and animation at Fablevision Studios. Flynn additionally writes and creates stories for SpongeBob Comics and Bravest Warriors. His work has appeared in Nickelodeon Magazine which led to the launch of the comic series Heeby Jeeby Comix.

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Montserrat Galleries
248 Cabot Street Beverly, MA 01915
(978) 867-9624

ON – Was She Pretty? Signing

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Leanne Shapton appears at Type Books in conversation with Sheila Heti on Saturday February 6, 2016 at 7:30 PM.

New York-based illustrator, author, and publisher Leanne Shapton returns to Toronto to launch the new Drawn & Quarterly edition of her modern classic Was She Pretty? A work of unsurpassed originality, Was She Pretty?  brings the reader deep into a circle of phantom exes, complete with intimate liaisons, embarrassing secrets, and sardonic anecdotes. Shapton is the author of six books, including the art books Native Trees of Canada and Sunday Night Movies. She won the 2012 National Book Critic’s Circle Award for her memoir Swimming Studies and most recently, in 2014 she co-authored Women in Clothes alongside Sheila Heti and Heidi Julavits.

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Type Books
883 Queen St W, Toronto, Ontario M6J 1G5

WA – Amulet #7 Signing

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Kazu Kibuishi (Copper, Flight) appears University Book Store to sign Firelight: Amulet, Book #7 on Tuesday February 23, 2016 at 7:00 PM.

Kazu Kibuishi is the writer and artist of the New York Times Bestselling AMULET graphic novel series, published by Scholastic. He is also the editor/art director/cover artist of the EXPLORER and FLIGHT Comic Anthologies, and is the cover illustrator of the Harry Potter 15th Anniversary Edition paperbacks from Scholastic. His debut graphic novel, Daisy Kutter: The Last Train, won a YALSA Best Books for Young Adults Award.

Born in Tokyo, Japan, Kazu moved to the U.S. with his mother and brother when he was a child. He graduated from Film Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2000, and moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. He currently works as a full-time graphic novelist. Kazu lives near Seattle, Washington with his wife and two children.

University Book Store
4326 University Way NE, Seattle, Washington 98105
(206) 634-3400

CA – The Huut Signing

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Writer Mike Kennedy (Star Wars, Aliens vs. Predator, Lone Wolf 2100) appears at Barnes & Noble on Saturday February 20, 2016 at 1:00 PM to sign his new spy thriller novel THE HUUT!

Barnes & Noble: Ventura Gateway
4820 Telephone Road, Ventura, CA 93003
805-339-0990

ON – Patience Launch Party

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Daniel Clowes, the Academy Award nominated creator of Eightball, Ghost World and Wilson, appears to speak about his new graphic novel, Patience with Canadian cartoonist Seth on Monday, February 29, 2016 at 7:00 PM. Q&A and book signing to follow. Books available for purchase beginning at 6pm. Cash or credit.

Get FREE tickets at the link…

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The Bram & Bluma Appel Salon
789 Yonge, Toronto, Ontario M4W 2G8
+1 416-393-7148

CA – The Baby-Sitters’ Club #4 Signing

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Celebrated graphic novelist Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Sisters, Drama) appears at Rakestraw Books on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 7:00 PM to discuss her work — especially her new book The Baby-Sitters’ Club #4 — and sign books for fans. Bring your questions and your enthusiasm!

This a free event. Please make your reservations through Eventbrite.

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Rakestraw Books
3 Railroad Ave, Danville, California 94526
(925) 837-7337

NYC – Deadpool Signing

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Rob Liefeld, creator of Deadpool, Cable, and X-Force, appears at JHU Comic Books on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 from 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM to celebrate the release of the Deadpool film and the Marvel True Believers: Deadpool #1 which reprints New Mutants #98! (Deadpool’s first appearance.) Come through and meet the legendary artist and comics creator!

**Purchase of Marvel True Believers: Deadpool #1 required. No outside items to be signed, please, only in-store stock.

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JHU Comic Books MANHATTAN
32 East 32nd Street, New York, NY 10016
(212) 268-7088

CA – William Shatner Signing

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William Shatner appears at Barnes & Noble on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 7:00 PM to celebrate his new book “Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man.” Over the course of half a century, Shatner and Nimoy saw each other through personal and professional highs and lows. In this powerfully emotional book, Shatner tells the story of a man who was his friend for five decades, recounting anecdotes and untold stories of their lives on and off set, as well as gathering stories from others who knew Nimoy well, to present a full picture of a rich life. Don’t miss this Very Special Event!

This is a wristbanded event. A wristband will be issued to customers who purchase “Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man” at Barnes & Noble at The Grove beginning February 18th at 9:00 am.

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

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